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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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What does it mean, to complicate? It means that a factor has been added which introduces a new relation. If that factor is added to the lexicon comprising self-reflexive terms, and all of those terms have a meaning in tow, then what is one to do, if anything?
If we want to incorporate that new relation, it seems to me that we have two ways of so doing; creating a new language as transcendental of the old language, or creating a form that describes that new relation with respect to the…Continue
Death is something in general postponed,it is there waiting for certain the curtains will close but unconsciously the manmade mind has found a way to mask this with escapes it has conjured up.The erudite controllers aware of this fact have cultured the mind seeding it with organised religions .They sit on the top of the pyramid admiring their handy works and the ,'the fall of man'.
Unfortunately for them the cosmos has a certain order and all things must revert to their…Continue
Posted by mohd ali on June 28, 2015 at 8:42am
There is more or less order in ones life according to circumstances and we may feel there is more or less order in our affairs, relationships, our house, our body with regard to ones health and well-being, the country , society etc. But there is always a disorder against which any particular order is being measured, so its a relative order under all circumstances and according to each circumstance. And, while there can be a measurement of that order, it is relative to disorder and it is…Continue
The Value of Nothing is a book written by Raj Patel http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/raj-patel who is clearly a signpost of our times. Raj Patel is a revolutionary who has been tear-gassed on four continents for his protests. He writes about the global food crisis and offers solutions. Unfortunately, someone has called him the Maitreya. K states in The Ending of Time "There is a tradition in India that one who is called…Continue
It is far from clear what the word consciousness means ( see an article Consciousness | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.iep.utm.edu/consciou/)
But I think it is not an issue about what it means, and for that matter, what I know about it. What is really in question is what is the speaker, you or me, saying. Is anything anyone says to be viewed through a prism of philosophic truth; I am certain of my own point of view, my…Continue
1) Can you be without *any* thought for 5 minutes?
2) Can you look at one of the ideas discussed here for 5 minutes?
If you want to try this experiment, suggest you use a timer for the first 5 minutes, without thought. Then, reset the timer for the next 5 minutes to look at, for example: attention. Might be a good idea to set the time for 6 minutes each, to allow you to settle yourself before the actual 5 minute period begins.
What was this like for…Continue
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In a different thread Pilgrim introduced the concept of 'staying with what is' as being an 'Art'. This seems to me to be worthy of exploring as a topic on its own.It appears to me that 'staying with the what is of thought' (for example) is an attentiveness to the thought process without becoming lost in, or identifying with, the ideas that are occurring within the thought process. 'Staying with the what is' seems to be a stepping back into the attentiveness itself.Appreciating that this is an…Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Peter Stephens 1 hour ago.
Not a Lost Soul.Growing up in a family, a society, a culture, a nation, there are very many ideas and beliefs and ways of thinking I accumulate. I may not recognise I have these, and see myself as becoming a student, an adult, an employee, a professional, a business person, solely through my own effort. At some point I begin to see life as an adversity, a compromise and a failure. There is an apparent conflict in the ideas and beliefs and the realities of life. I resolve this with theoretical…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens 2 hours ago.
Free:Without expectation, undaunted, energized, formlessI am never free as long as I am "me"As long as I'm obsessed with 'what should be'Only as an observer of the lucid world dream,Without judgement, nor motivation can one be freeCall it emptiness or void, a breath of fresh airClarity, beauty or that vacant stareAbsence of thought: peace of mindIn that space, Love divineContinue
Started by Ceklata Koch. Last reply by Ceklata Koch 14 hours ago.
I mean this is my life and this is life and it is an extremely exciting life to discover. It is my great passion going into it every day. It can be called the "unknown" because there is no way to predict the future. The future here is not the old perception as we know it, but since it is a movement, an unfolding refrsehment without carrying the past along, the future is timeless in that sense. How can I tell what comes in such a movement because it has that sense of the infinite. The infinite…Continue
Started by Si. Last reply by Si 16 hours ago.
Lots of stuff goes on in our big old homo sapiens sapiens brains/minds, stuff we name: Thoughts Sensations Images Memories Insights Feelings Perceptions Interpretations And the list goes onNaming types of mentation (mental activity) is an analytical method that divides the whole (mentation) into parts (types of mentation) and investigates them individually.This approach is useful in some ways, but there's a big problem with it imo:As with any analytical approach, one…Continue
Started by rachMiel. Last reply by rachMiel 19 hours ago.
All these years of participating in dialogues pertaining to K seem to have accomplished absolutely nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. Thought still rules, and where thought rules, there is no observation. Broadly speaking, of course. In the margins one might argue otherwise, but that would merely be a waste of time.Is there something I'm doing wrong. Or is there something I'm failing to do? But when I look around, much the same picture appears everywhere. And of course K did…Continue
Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by Peter Stephens yesterday.
Existence is always there.Only we have to examine how we are utilising this great boon granted us.If it is utilised in such a way that it gives great hope ,aspiration and happiness to a large number of species including humans then we can be satisfied and leave our particular bodies with great happiness and satisfaction!
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