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Humility (adjectival form: humble) is the quality of being modest, reverential, even politely submissive, and never being arrogant, contemptuous, rude or even self-abasing. Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue in many religious and philosophical traditions, being connected with notions of transcendent unity with the universe or the divine, and of egolessness; by contrast, some schools of thought are sharply critical of humility.
Ram Bahadur Bomjon .. born c. 9 April 1990
Some of his supporters have claimed that he is a reincarnation of the Buddha,
but Ram himself has denied this. Many practitioners of Buddhism agree that
he could not be, as the Buddha has entered nirvana and cannot be reborn.
Murder, violence, greed, anger and temptation have made the human world a desperate place.
A terrible storm has descended upon the human world, and this is carrying the world towards destruction.
There is only one way to save the world and that is through dharma.
When one doesn't walk the righteous path of spiritual practice, this desperate world will surely be destroyed.
Therefore, follow the path of spirituality and spread this message to your fellows.
Never put obstacles, anger and disbelief in the way of my meditation's mission.
I am only showing you the way; you must seek it on your own. What I will be, what I will do,
the coming days will reveal. Human salvation, the salvation of all living beings, and peace in the world are my goal
and my path. "Namo Buddha sangaya, Namo Buddha sangaya, namo sangaya." I am contemplating on the release
of this chaotic world from the ocean of emotion, on our detachment from anger and temptation,
without straying from the path for even a moment, I am renouncing my own attachment to my life and my home forever.
I am working to save all living beings. But in this undisciplined world,
my life's practice is reduced to mere entertainment.
On 19 March, a group of Bomjon's followers met with him about 2 miles (3 kilometers)
southwest of his meditation site. They say they spoke to him for thirty minutes,
during which Bomjon said, "There is no peace here," and that he would return in six years,
which would be in 2011 or 2012. He left a message for his parents telling them not to worry
The Buddha described Nirvāna as the perfect peace of the state of mind that is free from craving, anger and other afflicting states (kilesas). It is also the "end of the world"; there is no identity left, and no boundaries for the mind. The subject is at peace with the world, has compassion for all and gives up obsessions and fixations. This peace is achieved when the existing volitional formations are pacified, and the conditions for the production of new ones are eradicated. In Nirvāṇa the root causes of craving and aversion have been extinguished, so that one is no longer subject to human suffering (Pali: dukkha) or further rebirth in Samsāra.
The Pāli Canon also contains other perspectives on Nirvāna; for one, it is linked to seeing the empty nature of all phenomena. It is also presented as a radical reordering of consciousness and unleashing of awareness. Scholar Herbert Guenther states that with Nirvāṇa "the ideal personality, the true human being" becomes reality.
In the Dhammapada, the Buddha says of Nirvāna that it is "the highest happiness". This happiness is an enduring, transcendental happiness integral to the calmness attained through enlightenment or bodhi, rather than the happiness derived from impermanent things. The knowledge accompanying Nirvāṇa is expressed through the word bodhi.
The Buddha explains Nirvāna as "the unconditioned" (asankhata) mind, a mind that has come to a point of perfect lucidity and clarity due to the cessation of the production of volitional formations. This is described by the Buddha as "deathlessness" (Pali: amata or amāravati) and as the highest spiritual attainment, the natural result that accrues to one who lives a life of virtuous conduct and practice in accordance with the Noble Eightfold Path. Such a life engenders increasing control over the generation of karma (Skt; Pali, kamma). It produces wholesome karma with positive results and finally allows the cessation of the origination of karma altogether with the attainment of Nibbāna. Otherwise, beings forever wander through the impermanent and suffering-generating realms of desire, form, and formlessness, collectively termed Samsāra.
Each liberated individual produces no new karma, but preserves a particular individual personality which is the result of the traces of his or her karmic heritage. The very fact that there is a psycho-physical substrate during the remainder of an arahant's lifetime shows the continuing effect of karma.
The stance of the early scriptures is that attaining Nibbāna in either the current or some future birth depends on effort, and is not pre-determined.
Originally posted by unityemissions
How are we to know how many stars we have
I'm off the charts
Have OOBE's but realize it's just the mind playing tricks on you...
I think enlightenment is realizing that seeking enlightenment is foolish.
I don't believe in a metaphysical soul or anything.
I just think human beings are too curious for their own good.
Originally posted by ohsnaptruth
I was with you the first 3 catergories but when it got too religious you lost me.
This bothers me...
" *You realise that the word God was invented .. that he his NOT A GOD in the first place
but our Father and Creator.. "
and later on you quote phrases from the bible...
Um... I don't know how to tell you this but... God isn't a thing/Father. It's Everything, All.
The air we breathe, the plants, animals, the stars, us. We're all a part of the "GOD".
We're part of everything. "He" didn't make us, we made us from God.
Connected, working together, only taking what we need and giving more than we take.
Has nothing to do with religion. But despite that, I'm glad you've found your path to becoming a virtious person and hope you can shine your loving light on others as you are doing here. Religion aside, I'm positive you're one of the most amazing people I will ever meet. Keep shining.
Originally posted by America?
I'm cat 4 with some aspects of cat 4.5
I am working to save all living beings.
Behind the First Veil
There are over six billion people on the planet. Most of them live and die without having seriously contemplated anything other than what it takes to keep their lives together. Ninety percent of all humanity will live and die without having pierced the first veil.
Behind the Second Veil
Ten percent of us will pierce the first veil to explore the world of history, the relationship between man and government and the meaning of self-government through constitutional and common law. We will find the world of politics. We will vote, be active, and have an opinion.
But our opinions will be shaped by the physical world around us; we will have a tendency to accept that government officials, network media personalities and other "experts" are voices of authority. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the second veil.
Behind the Third Veil
Ten percent of those of us behind the second veil will pierce through it to find that the resources of the world, including people, are controlled by extremely wealthy and powerful families whose incorporated old world assets have, with modern extortion strategies, become the foundation upon which the world's economy is currently indebted.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced through to the fourth veil.
Behind the Fourth Veil
Ten percent of us will pierce through to the fourth veil to discover the Illuminati, Freemasonry, and the other secret societies. These societies use symbols and perform ceremonies that perpetuate the generational transfers of arcane knowledge that is used to keep the ordinary people in political, economic, and spiritual bondage to the oldest bloodlines on earth. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fourth veil.
Behind the Fifth Veil
Ten percent of us will pierce the fourth veil to learn that the secret societies are so far advanced technologically that time travel and interstellar communications have no boundaries, and controlling the actions of people is what their members do as offhandedly as we tell our children when they must go to bed. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fifth veil.
Behind the Sixth Veil
Ten percent of us will pierce the fifth vail to where the dragons and lizards and aliens we thought were the fictional monsters of childhood literature are real and are the controlling forces behind the secret societies. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without piercing the sixth veil.
Behind the Seventh and Eighth Veils
I do not know what is behind the seventh veil. I think it is where your soul is evolved to the point you can exist on earth and be the man Ghandi was, or the woman Peace Pilgrim was — people so enlightened that they brighten the world around them no matter what. The eighth veil? Piercing through to the eighth veil probably reveals God and the pure energy that is the life force in all living things — which are, I think, one and the same.
If my math is accurate there are only about 60,000 people on the planet who have pierced through to the sixth veil. The irony here is too incredible: Those who are stuck behind veils one through five have little choice but to view the people who have pierced the veils beyond them as insane. With each veil pierced, exponentially shrinking numbers of increasingly enlightened people are deemed insane by exponentially increasing masses of decreasingly enlightened people.
Adding to the irony, the harder a "sixth or better veiler" tries to explain what he is able to see to those who can't, the more insane he appears to them.
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Ben81
I am working to save all living beings.
Ok, and good luck with that. Your post is peppered with misgivings like this. Self glorifying little installments that are something I can't overlook. Nor can I encourage your endeavors into this mysticism. I'm really glad I don't
need any of this. Did you read that right? I don't NEED any of this. You know what else? Niether do you.
Seriously, there is nothing enlightened about believing in an imaginary figure and enjoying quotes from a 2000 year old story book.
When i was reading the one step (3?) with the bible quotes i got a not so positive feeling with it and i am shure many other spirits that are further up the scale feel the same.
You could have said this also in "normal" words and i don´t feel the need to refer to any religious books.
(Was it you intention to bring the more religious spirits to this kind of stuff? Okay, but you actually see that you "scare of some non-religious spirits