What are Permanent?

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Tony-S-Ma
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What are Permanent?

Post by Tony-S-Ma » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:32 pm

Is the Self permanent? Is the Existence permanent? Is Awareness permanent? Is the awareness that one exists permanent?

James
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Re: What are Permanent?

Post by James » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:40 pm

Is this a pop quiz? :lol:

How would anyone know for sure other than through personal realization. Then the moment that realization is expressed literally in words it would no longer be true, it would just be a memory of a realization. :?

But I don't want to discourage anyone from trying to answer.

james
"Awareness is already present, already here, already now; before you try to be more.... In that recognition there's no effort, there's just acknowledgment"..."Awareness is not something you can understand, it's something you are."

Glycine
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Re: What are Permanent?

Post by Glycine » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:55 am

People who wake up can refer back to a time when the feeling of being aware was not present. Also, for many people, awakening comes gradually - they slip in and out of bliss.
So, I would say, the witness of all these states is "what is permanent" ...

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Re: What are Permanent?

Post by Peaceman » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:26 pm

Define "permanent" :wink:

Tony-S-Ma
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Re: What are Permanent?

Post by Tony-S-Ma » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:33 pm

Peaceman wrote:Define "permanent" :wink:
Definition may trap one in the field of Reason and Logic. Almost every adult has some understanding of time. Time is a manifestation of the field of timelessness or the field of permanence. We can use impermanent forms in the field of permanence to point out the existence of the field. Just like death is a pointer to the existence of the field of Life.

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