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In one sense I see how you are thinking from the point of view of miracles and or uncanny events
Take Sai Babba for instance. I trust that he had amazing powers. His powers were great but he was still a mortal. He may have resonated with 1 million beings in countless dimensions but he is no closer to the infinite or pure-unity than I am.
Still it's nice to move forward in a less muddied direction and we need all the help that we can get.
a reasonable explaination was that you came into contact with a psycho active substance while engaged with him...
So, there are many people with the ability to use bells and whistles. It's not so rare, is it? Think of charismatic Christians. All it takes is to be certain of your convictions - in a confused world. People are left unhinged and therefore pliable the notion "I know the way". The way to what? All there can be is uncertainty.
However many ways people become powerful, the secret is always to just be yourself as that's the honest fact of your existence. The rest is...
If someone told me that Enlightenment is possible, I wouldn't rest unless I can experience this myself, and I did (although not permanently, I can see that certain planes of existences of divine realities were at least realized and seen to be possible to live from those states)
That's not how it works. It's very common for people to reach certain stages of Dharma and consider the experience to be enlightenment. There;s no such thing as partial enlightenment.
Trust U.G Krishnamurti. His recordings / interviews will tell you how your thought is still just thought regardless of how you entreat your thought with notions of spirituality. It's all just thought - one thing the same as another.
....there is definitely a spiritual side to life .....more real, more dear, more true than the everyday normal limits with which we all live our lives.....
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by squandered
Everything is thought. Each and every 'thing' is thought. No 'thing' is what we are. No 'thing is what 'this' is.
The many 'things' of this apparent world are seen by some 'thing'. But it is not a 'thing'.
This 'no thing' is the un-namable.