Right on.smiileyjen101 wrote: if I see an inspiring 'thing' ... 'who' it comes through is likely the least important factor.
RM said "Desirelessness is wisdom. The two are not different. Desirelessness is refraining from turning the mind towards any object. Wisdom means the appearance of no object. Not seeking what is other than the Self is detachment or desirelessness. Not leaving the Self is wisdom."the key master wrote: Maharshi said without desire, you are dead.
and another of many similar quotes from RM is: "'No want' is the greatest bliss. It can be realized only by experience. Even an emperor is no match for a man with no want."
I'm not sure in what context he said "without desire, you are dead". Can you help me with that?
Great stuff. Thanks for your thoughts key master.the key master wrote: A teaching is for you if you say its for you. If there is a value in exploring any one teaching, it is to notice the limitations of it, and move on.
I feel that ET doesn't know what he's going to do with the money. I feel he's just ready to do whatever seems right in the moment with the money. Can't think that he'd be too interested in hording it. Maybe he is going to make a foundation of sorts with it as he has suggested in an interview that I have seen. I'm not sure that it's the same as NM's smoking but I do get your point. I really like your comment about having nothing to do with the efficacy of the ideas you might get from them.karmarider wrote:The conflict about NM's chain smoking might be similar to the conflict people sometimes mention about ET's account balance. Whereas I do have preferences, they have nothing to do with the efficacy of the ideas I might get from them.
Thanks karmarider. Interesting to hear your views on Sai Baba too.
I seem to have done what I normally do. Throw a question out there. Get some very intelligent answers in which I mostly get lost in. Thank everyone cause I like everyone here. Stick in some more quotes by other spiritual teachers rather than try and keep up and sneak off. I would write more often but I just find I get out of my depth fairly quickly with all these word things and you guys being so good with the word things. I'll just sneak off at this point and do some more pretty pictures.