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Enlightenment - The balance of duality?

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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 07:55 AM
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Hello, everyone.

There is a book called "The Truth Contest" which is known as the most condensed form of the ultimate truth about existence known to date. I would like to reveal a few paragraphs made and if you agree with them. The main point they are trying to make is that duality is balanced. Which means pain-pleasure, fast-slow ect. all balance out in the ling run of out many incarnations. The only way out the balance is to learn the truth. Here it is.

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." FAB = -FBA

People do not realize what Isaac Newton's third law of motion really means.

Everything is balanced. Everything physical (matter/energy) goes back and forth in balanced circles, cycles, or the equivalent. Birth-death, old-young, big-small, strong-weak, start-stop, up-down, rich-poor, beginning-end, fast-slow, hot-cold, pain-pleasure, win-lose, day-night, full-empty, high-low, in-out, success-failure, united-divided, give-receive, creation-destruction, on-off, positive-negative, etc.

Positive and negative forces moving in balance are the physical universe.

There are no exceptions to the laws of nature Newton revealed. They apply to all matter and energy. Human beings are matter and energy, thus you and all humans are governed by the same laws.

Luck: Good luck and bad luck are the balance in action and the way the balance most affects our lives. Luck is manifested on many levels. There is the day-to-day luck, from little things like getting a good parking space or a bad one, to big things, such as winning the lottery or finding out you have cancer. Then there is the long-term luck. You are lucky if you are born with good looks, money, health, talent and intelligence. You are unlucky if you are born unattractive, poor, sickly and without talent or intelligence. Most people are in between the extremes, but it does not matter, because we are immortal, and it will all balance out. Luck will move back and forth; everyone will get equal amounts of good and bad luck.

What goes around comes around. Everyone gets their turn.

Death is the great equalizer: If you are born with advantages, you can have more good times than bad times in your life, but when you die, you are reborn with disadvantages, and have more bad times than good times and vice versa. In the long run, no one has it better or worse than anyone else does, because life will always balance eventually. It is the known nature of the universe we live in."

Do you agree with what has been presented here? What are your guys thoughts about this? Before we go any further, I would like to hear peoples thoughts about this.
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If interested, full book is here. www.truthcontest.com...
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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I don't think it is so easy. While it is true there can't be more energy circulating than existing, i disagree strongly with the "luck" part. Some people are born in misery, suffer and die in misery. Maybe a few not super #ty days in between but in general i'd guess the circle stretches over more than one lifetime. Maybe you're exceptionally good at suffering and do that for 6-7 lifetimes and when you come back, you're slavetrader anno 1700. Lucky but super # for many others.

But i gave you S&F, because it is a really nice approach.


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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Andy1144
This bit is insightful:



The knowledge of the balance takes away your reasons to be mad, sad, hate, worry, envy, be disappointed; it takes away all negative emotions and feelings.

It removes all stress and negative mind-made feelings from your life.

The mind starts disappearing, and true life starts appearing.

As the mind gets smaller, life gets bigger. As the mind shrinks, life expands. When the mind disappears completely, your perception of life becomes clear. Eventually, you will only think when you have to, which is not very often. You will be able to accept the present of life, no matter what is happening. You change into a new being, a spiritual being, and you become the present, the eternal NOW.


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We want to expand our life, not expand our minds as they did in the 1960s.

The more you live in the present, the more fulfilling life gets. Time will slow down; you will see the magic and wonder of life you saw as a child, and you will experience it without the ignorance and all the negative emotions of childhood. Soon, you will be able to see life better than a child sees it or any animal has ever seen it. You will see the real world, an enchanted world.

Your two selves: Most people are not aware of the fact that they have two different selves. You have a mind and a spirit (consciousness), and though they seem like one thing, they are separate. The way to realize that this is true is to realize that something has to be listening to the thoughts created by your mind.

What is it that hears your thoughts?

There is the part of you that thinks and the part that hears the thoughts. The thinking part is your mind; the part that hears the thoughts is your spiritual-self. You do not actually hear thoughts through your ears, because your mind is already inside your head. The point is, your spiritual-self receives the things the mind creates in a similar way to hearing them.

Check it out: Just ask yourself, what is it that is hearing the thoughts you are thinking right now?



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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Do you agree with the pain-pleasure one though? Because luck simply means either having more negative experiences, or positive ones. But ultimately if pain and pleasure balance, luck should as well.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

It's an interesting book isn't it? Do you agree fully with the balance of duality presented? I think this is pretty much one of the key points of the book.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:18 AM
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Also this part "Life: It all boils down to how you feel from moment to moment, how often you feel good and how often you feel bad, and it will be balanced like everything else physical. Your infinite past was balanced, and your infinite future will be too, unless you change from a physical being into a spiritual being. To change into a spiritual being, you just have to know the truth, which changes your point of view and your perspective of life so that you start to live your life as a spiritual being.

Our life does not have to be just fifty-fifty like the physical world, because our spiritual-self, our immortal-self, is not physical and does not need to be balanced to exist. Our physical environment cannot fundamentally change, but we can. You just have to know it to do it.

Nothing is going to make any real difference in your life except separating yourself from the balanced physical world. It can and will change everything.

The truth reveals that you do not need to experience the bad to have the good. The bad will still happen, but you will perceive it differently.

Good/bad: When you know the truth, you take the two sides of life, the good and bad side, and see them as one whole. You do this by understanding what the balancing force means. It means all bad times will pass and be compensated for by an equal amount of good times. It also means all good times will pass and be paid for with an equal amount of bad times. It will always balance.

When you know the truth, you will enjoy the good times more and still avoid a bad time when you can, but when you cannot, the knowledge of the balance helps you get through the bad times. This is because knowing that the worse it gets, the better it will be, makes bad times almost enjoyable. More importantly, it centers your perspective of life. You see both sides of life; whole life, true life.

You do not get just 50/50; you get 100%.

The knowledge of the balance takes away your reasons to be mad, sad, hate, worry, envy, be disappointed; it takes away all negative emotions and feelings.

It removes all stress and negative mind-made feelings from your life."



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:25 AM
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I was mowing the grass and saw one of the blades drop to the grass and for the life of me I couldn't find the housing nut. Wanting to get the yard done I ran to the store for a replacement, naturally it didn't fit. I went home and had to order one which took a few days. I walked the yard on and off looking for that blasted thing knowing full well it would show up when I didn't need it. The day I fixed my mower I knew to look around the yard, sure as # there it was. Now I have a back up. All's well that ends well.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:38 AM
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Putting labels on everything - putting this in the good and that in the bad, is division.
All is just arising and subsiding in what you are - as what you are.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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True life is perfect: You can see and experience a perfect life, because that is the way life actually is. Our imperfect minds mess it up.

It is the mind that shouts 'good' or 'bad' and messes life up.
Life is just life.

It is hard to believe from your current perspective and level of awareness, but it is your own mind that makes life imperfect. The universe has to be perfect to exist.



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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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If you are born with advantages, you can have more good times than bad times in your life, but when you die, you are reborn with disadvantages, and have more bad times than good times and vice versa.

Not sure what that has to do with Newtonian Physics. All things being equal, Las Vegas should lose as much as it is winning?



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: Itisnowagain

Again I agree with your context, but ignoring the facts that good and bad experiences happen is faulty. Yes, they are simply stories, yes they don't ultimately exist. But they are useful labels as they give us useful info about this universe and our place in it.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: Andy1144
Also this part "Life: It all boils down to how you feel from moment to moment, how often you feel good and how often you feel bad, and it will be balanced like everything else physical."

Feeling is happening now always - but the feeling is often missed because of thought stories about other times and places - the mental realm is full of other than what there really is. The mental realm is full of 'me' thinking some thing's are good and some thing's are bad.
Life is sensation but words seem to be more interesting because they speak of something better than this that is. This that is arising cannot be put into words but words like good and bad make believe there is something - there isn't - there is what is actually happening - sensing.
Even the words are sensed - but that which is sensing will never be sensed.
The hearer will never be heard, the seer will never be seen.
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:56 AM
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originally posted by: Andy1144
a reply to: Itisnowagain

Again I agree with your context, but ignoring the facts that good and bad experiences happen is faulty. Yes, they are simply stories, yes they don't ultimately exist. But they are useful labels as they give us useful info about this universe and our place in it.

But you are not in the universe.
There is no you - there is just what is actually occurring.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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Instant gratification: Why put requirements on feeling good? True life is being given to us all the time; we just have to let it in all the time. True life is instant and complete gratification that costs nothing. Being free is in your head.

The secret: Most people know you do not need “things” or things to happen to be happy (be fulfilled), but most people do not know how it works. The secret is opening your mind. Without thought and negative emotions, the same thing happens that happens when you get what you think you want.

You become as sensual as you can possibly be; you become your senses.

You can feel better than you would feel if you just won the lottery everyday. Why not? It is just a state of mind, or state of no-mind. It is your life; just take what is coming to you. You can be fulfilled whenever you want. The present is for you.

Being fulfilled, being filled by life all the time, is the true goal of mankind.

www.truthcontest.com...
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

originally posted by: Andy1144
a reply to: Itisnowagain


But you are not in the universe.
There is no you - there is just what is actually occurring.

I had a feeling you would say that, but why can't you change this nondual context for now? It's obvious I agree with everything you are saying, but I am discussing the world of duality as of now, and how it works. Not the ultimate non dual facts about how there is no universe. Just because there is no universe doesn't mean there isn't an appearance of one. It doesn't mean we completely deny the rules of this dual world. We just learn to live by it. And please don't say "But participating in this world is simply arising". We obviously get that.


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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:11 AM
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But there is only now and now is not good or bad - now is not dual - it is just this that is.

Definition of ultimate truth: It is knowing the truth of life. It is knowing the fundamental, eternal laws of nature, and the nature of the mind which distorts and hides the truth. It is an accurate and complete understanding of “that which is".



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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: Andy1144

originally posted by: Itisnowagain

originally posted by: Andy1144
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But you are not in the universe.
There is no you - there is just what is actually occurring.

I had a feeling you would say that, but why can't you change this nondual context for now? It's obvious I agree with everything you are saying, but I am discussing the world of duality as of now, and how it works. Not the ultimate non dual facts about how there is no universe. Just because there is no universe doesn't mean there isn't an appearance of one. It doesn't mean we completely deny the rules of this dual world. We just learn to live by it. And please don't say "But participating in this world is simply arising". We obviously get that.


But you are imagining a world and then imagining there is a you and other people on it.
There isn't - there is just what is happening - if this is not seen then a whole world of things appear to be true - but they are not.
Then that which is imagined to be true becomes a puzzle to solve.

Concepts try to solve concepts when really there is nothing but the non conceptual - the realization of the non conceptual sets every 'thing' free.
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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Well can't one know there is no world in experience, and still have thoughts about the world for functioning purposes all the while knowing they are simply thoughts? I think so. Imagination of a world can happen without identification with it.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:24 AM
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You seem to be reading the book. Do you like it?



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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luck is when you get more pleasure than pain, isn't it?




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