a reply to: Peeple
(this posts is a bit messy as is a replay to our conversation and also some newer other posts, I hope you all won't get lost in it : ) )
I like your posts to!
No apologies necessary, I can be very clumsy with words more times than I wish : )
And it shows in my posts, for example my description of the essence is very very simple and shallow. it is maybe good for pointing to something, but
far from being something "concrete".
you maybe imply "Akashic records" or something like it, where every past, current and future event is recorded and never forgotten. When you talk
about global consciousness or level of information.
Yes, I think that there are such "levels" or reality due to being mentioned in various systems.
and also for instance, as far as attached parasites goes as Kev likes to point them out, why not? : )
I think they are also included somewhere on some subtle level, but is this all there is to it? I think not.
are thoughts objects?
most would say no. I would disagree : )
Although only based from reading about this stuff ... for now, but many advanced yogis describe thought as an object. And more emotion is imbued in
it, "the bigger" the object is and more "weight" that thought has. And they say, when they inspect normal people, they see clouds of thoughts running
around them in chaos.
But as far as mind over matter goes, just think about placebo. It is a known mystery, which sometimes puzzles even the medical doctors, when their
patient get better suddenly only with power of thought. There is a very good tedx talk about it also on youtube.
If you want a good book to read, I would recommend Dasbodh of Shri Samartha Ramdas or master of self realization by Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, but
they originate from hindu prospective or more precisely, advaita vedanta philosophy.
And especially in Dasbodh this "essence" (for author this is "parabrahman") is described in most detail. If anyone is curious more about it, I really
recommend this book for insights.
But both of them are my favorites. although they can be strong on language sometimes and can be tough to read and only after reading them multiple
times with contemplation and meditation, I have realized a bit about what they are saying. ... a bit slow learner, heh
questioning is good, when we stop questioning, than we presume we know something...and maybe we do,
sometimes...but a lot of times we lack proper insight to see full picture.
in my opinion, for spiritual seeker questioning is most important. Until we get some picture of reality or at least get some insights about how and
what to practice we will be lost like swimming in the ocean. And nothing wrong with being lost, it is just part of individual process.
hah I am chuckling now as I remembered the conversation we had about the dirty socks : )
Also I must emphasize, your very good quote:
A different aspect of our essence, is kind of impossible. A different aspect of our self is highly recommended. It broadens the horizon, whenever you
step out of your comfort zone.
yes you pointed out error in my posts and are right. Focusing on "the self" and going "within" is the way and I have been clumsy with words... :
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