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Awake

Postby Truesup » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:57 pm

How many of you are awake?
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Re: Awake

Postby 18andlife » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:04 pm

I have a hard enough time judging my own personal level of attainment, call it what you will, let alone trying to size up others. But I would say kiki without a doubt; I am also semi-certain about Ananda, but I haven't seen him around for awhile.

By my count that makes one and a half of us who are awake.
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Re: Awake

Postby Blenderhead » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:51 pm

Does the question even make sense? We need to define "awake" first.
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Re: Awake

Postby randomguy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:15 pm

Blender head makes a good point in that the assumptions that underly the question make no sense. But I'll plow ahead into vaguery with little regard for definitions and say that everything is awake and part of what that awakeness allows is dreaming that one is an unawake person. Waking up is less a doing or changing and more a noticing what is already visible.
Do the yellow-rose petals
tremble and fall
at the rapid's roar?
- Basho
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Re: Awake

Postby Blenderhead » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:54 pm

You are awake when you enjoy being :-)

And when you do not need thoughts to make you happy.
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Re: Awake

Postby rachMiel » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:17 am

Blenderhead wrote:You are awake when you enjoy being :-)

Wouldn't it be lovely if this was, in fact, awakening: simply enjoying being.

Not some mysterious transformation that one out of a million experience ... and that by "the grace of God."

More like something we all experience, every day, in those moments that we are ... simply enjoying being.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...
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Re: Awake

Postby Blenderhead » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:40 pm

rachMiel wrote:Not some mysterious transformation that one out of a million experience ... and that by "the grace of God."


Maybe this is just a story, an obstacle put there by your mind, so you believe that awakening is impossible.

This thought creates pain and doubt.

Just believe you are already awakened and free. Feel it. Throw away all thoughts that says otherwise.
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Re: Awake

Postby rachMiel » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:58 pm

Blenderhead wrote:Just believe you are already awakened and free. Feel it. Throw away all thoughts that says otherwise.

What if I just believe I'm Napoleon?

I'm not trying to be a jerk, Blenderhead*, though it does seem to come quite naturally to me. I'm just saying: Why should I believe one story rather than another?

* It's hard not to smile when I read/write this forum name.
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Re: Awake

Postby karmarider » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:21 pm

rachMiel wrote:What if I just believe I'm Napoleon?


Hehe.

I want to be Optimus Prime.
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Re: Awake

Postby Blenderhead » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:35 pm

:D :shock: 8)
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Re: Awake

Postby MForell » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:53 pm

Today was my byrthday. words cant describe.
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