posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 02:55 PM
Originally posted by actuallynothing
but the mind cannot know this infinite "i" and it cannot talk about something it knows nothing of. mind cannot know anything of "no mind" as
mind/thought/content exists within no mind/awareness.
anything conceptualized is an expression of ego. any thought considered "mine" is ego.
the "present moment" and "the now" are different words for the same thing, reality. they are both concepts in the mind and cannot exist in
To make it simpler.
The "me", the "mine" are ego based concepts of the conceptually mind made self.
The "I" in all of us, what connects us all, is eternal not bound by dual concepts of go0d and bad, yesterday or tomorrow. or birth and death.
Notice I did not say life and death. On this relative level of unawareness every concept has an opposite. But the opposite of death is NOT life, the
opposite if death is birth. In fact "life" is one of the few words in humanity which even at a conceptual level, has no opposite. The other is the
"I", and the only way that it can be "known" is through the absence of thought. It is a sacred knowledge gained through awareness and not
The "present" moment and the "now" however are not the same thing. Your attention and awareness to the present moment is but a gateway to the
"now" which is infinitely greater than just the present moment which is just a temporal signpost.
It gets a little confusing because, as acknowledged by Eckhart, words can only point to the "I" and the "now" but they cannot describe it.
I would suggest to read or listen to Eclhart's books in the order in which they were written, then the gateways into the truth reveal themselves with
Also, I can't stress this enough, different spiritual teachers address the exact same awakening in different ways. I would again recommend
Adyashanti, his tone and approach is a little more gentle and humanistic. The key here is that at some point when you read or listen to them, a spark
will ignite inside you. It's different for everyone, for some it will only happen if they go through a tragic event. For some it will never happen
because they have so much invested into this mind made world. For others it might all make sense ten minutes before they die.
I am always open via U2U if anyone wants to discuss this in more detail.
I also have an extensive media collection from both men that I have no problem sharing. I have asked both Eckhart and Adyashanti personally and they
never have a proble with people sharing their teachings with each other.
[edit on 30-6-2008 by schrodingers dog]