The ultimate joke!

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The ultimate joke!

Post by runstrails » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:41 am

After awakening, the paradox between the small-self (ego) that you thought you were and your real self disappears. You realize your true nature as self-aware reality. Of course, reality does not mind whether it's a seeker so feverishly seeking to attain enlightenment, or its a cute little dog! To reality, being an asleep human wandering around in the world is really no different than being awake as reality.

That's the ultimate joke--you were fine all along as you were :wink:.

Well, perhaps there is one small perk as reality, it is nice to finally meet yourself, as yourself (without all the disguises) :).

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Post by arel » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:01 pm

haha. This made me laugh, funny indeed, and very true. Thanks.
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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by smiileyjen101 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:51 am

'Trails said: That's the ultimate joke--you were fine all along as you were .
Amen!!
I'm also just reading Dr Eben Alexander's book (with a flood of emotion from his re-minding)
His three most pressing questions of the light is likely the same as those of a seeker 'here' -
Where is this place?
Who am I?
Why am I here?

The 'orb' - interpreter between him and 'this extraordinary presence surrounding me'
Her three most important answers that are true across all dimensions, situations, experiences, even if we can't see the perspectives of the all -

You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.
You have nothing to fear
There is nothing you can do wrong

And this right before reading your post 'trails...
'It knew me deeply and overflowed with qualities that all my life I've always associated with human beings and human beings alone: warmth, compassion, pathos,..... even irony and humor.
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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by Sighclone » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:12 am

And at the end of Alexander's book there is another surprise...

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A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by runstrails » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:25 pm

Ok, Andy, now you have to tell----What's the surprise at the end of the book?

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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by Sighclone » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:42 pm

The face of the female guide...it was.... :)

I'm not going to say here, because it might spoil it for some other reader.... :mrgreen:

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A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by runstrails » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:08 am

OK that helps. I think I know. I think I remember reading an interview with him before his book was out where he mentions that.

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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by randomguy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:10 pm

Great post. Here are a couple of videos in a similar spirit.

Jeff Foster, All That's left is laughter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwzQJdvFMeI
Mooji, Unstoppable Laughter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyZJuAtKOQI

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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by rideforever » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:31 pm

The human is the child of the soul, and some degree of human fulfilment is important.

It does matter what happens to the human.

And if it didn't we wouldn't be here.
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Re: The ultimate joke!

Post by Yutso » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:54 pm

Reminds me of what Thomas Merton said; "The big joke in life is having a self that we take seriously."

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