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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Skorpiogurl

Originally posted by Itisnowagain
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Enlightenment is when all lies are seen through. There can be no more confusion, only clarity is. All illusion and delusion are obvious. Enlightenment is when one sees and knows what one is.
It is not for the faint hearted though, because 'you' have to die to be enlightened.


Not true.
We are already born enlightened. It's in our very nature. It's just that some of us forgot...



But can you rember dieing? If not then you must die to experince it and how can you be enlightened and not have experinced everything.




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by R_Clark
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It is rare to have such a 'love in' in an ATS forum with everyone agreeing. Nice. Blessings...

A few discussion points :
1. A quantum interlink with a universal consciousness would seem to occur to those experiencing this expression called 'enlightenment', your perceptions? ;
2. A growth of such a nature in our world of duality can occur in multiple paths. It would be nice for you to define those paths for those sages interested;
3. Your perception on karma, reincarnation, dimensions beyond the four most perceive...
edit on 20-9-2011 by R_Clark because: spelling


I don't know what you mean by quantum interlink, but it was as if the universal consciousness was always there, it just revealed itself to me to be in all things.

2) I'm not sure I understand the question but I'll try to answer what I think you're asking. Everything is one is the ultimate truth. So everything matters. What you do to any other life form you ultimately do to yourself. So service to others is really service to self. Conversely everything is one so nothing matters. What ever you do to for yourself you ultimately do for others. So service to self is really service to others.

The service to self path isn't how I became liberated nor does it resonate with me as "correct" but I can see how it is valid logically.

3) a) Karma is just the great balancing force of the universe. You will get back whatever you give out. If you're kind to people, people will be kind to you.

b)I believe in one consciousness experiencing itself. So Buddha1098 only gets one crack at existence, but I AM.

c)I have seen shadow entities so I know there are other dimensions beyond this one, that aren't pure infinite love and oneness which I've also experienced. Beyond that I'd be speculating.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by ZIPMATT
Why are you not calling yourself (a) Buddha ?


Because I'm not fully enlightened. I've put off full enlightenment to help others achieve it.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Buddha1098

Originally posted by R_Clark
reply to post by Buddha1098
 


It is rare to have such a 'love in' in an ATS forum with everyone agreeing. Nice. Blessings...

A few discussion points :
1. A quantum interlink with a universal consciousness would seem to occur to those experiencing this expression called 'enlightenment', your perceptions? ;
2. A growth of such a nature in our world of duality can occur in multiple paths. It would be nice for you to define those paths for those sages interested;
3. Your perception on karma, reincarnation, dimensions beyond the four most perceive...
edit on 20-9-2011 by R_Clark because: spelling


I don't know what you mean by quantum interlink, but it was as if the universal consciousness was always there, it just revealed itself to me to be in all things.

2) I'm not sure I understand the question but I'll try to answer what I think you're asking. Everything is one is the ultimate truth. So everything matters. What you do to any other life form you ultimately do to yourself. So service to others is really service to self. Conversely everything is one so nothing matters. What ever you do to for yourself you ultimately do for others. So service to self is really service to others.

The service to self path isn't how I became liberated nor does it resonate with me as "correct" but I can see how it is valid logically.

3) a) Karma is just the great balancing force of the universe. You will get back whatever you give out. If you're kind to people, people will be kind to you.

b)I believe in one consciousness experiencing itself. So Buddha1098 only gets one crack at existence, but I AM.

c)I have seen shadow entities so I know there are other dimensions beyond this one, that aren't pure infinite love and oneness which I've also experienced. Beyond that I'd be speculating.


Shine your light brightly into the world my Brother. December of 2010 was quite a moment it seems.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Well my emotions don't control me any more. I treat strangers with respect and kindness. I live in the present moment. And my ego is whipering pup compared to the ravenous wolf of consciousness.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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You cannot be rid of thought by trying to be rid of thought. Observe your thoughts and detach from them. These aren't YOUR thoughts, they are thoughts of your mind which isn't who you are.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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When I was a child I imagined that when I left a room or an area the people there either stopped moving or ceased to exist. I understand how self centered and immature that view was. I have since found that everyone is important as I am.

I have since grown more and am seeking out my own so called Enlightenment but , now I am finding this type of belief that “All is One” is sort of like that childish belief I had.
Being that all is one, then I am all there is again and nothing truly exists. I think this concept impractical as I like who I am but I like others for their uniqueness as well.

I like that I am not a bird, a tree or an Elephant, but I do like all these amazing creatures for what they are and that they are not me! I find beauty in all that is different and yet see our connections and our commonality, but would still enjoy the diversity of life. If all is One will I cease to exist as a unique individual in becoming ONE? Although I would not mind sharing a collective consciousness the appropriate word is SHARE, if I fail to be unique and become the universe or everyone what was the point of my uniqueness? I like me and see nothing wrong with this and seeing my qualities so that I can see the qualities of everyone and everything else.

I do not wish to be One under those definitions…
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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As I said earlier I posted this to help others. I debated posting for months because I knew people would quote verses like this. I'm not out to convince anyone of anything.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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There is another guy who had a similar experience that day too. Something cosmic was going on that day! It makes me feel like maybe there is something to the 2012 theory.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Enlightenment is not pure joy and bliss all the time. I had a debate with someone where they justified eating chocolate even though they knew it was picked by child slave labour. It breaks my heart that people's own desires for ego gratification supercedes their compassion for another human being.

Where my family was the major source of joy in my life, now they are they major source of my frustration. I understand why Buddha left his wife and son basically. Dealing with them drags me back into the illusion of Maya. But I love them unconditionally and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I still get angry, and sad but instead of miring in my emotions I ask myself why I feel the way I do. And then I either make a change to get out of that state or I accept my situation as something I cannot/Will not change and I'm back to feeling joy again.

Because my ego is in check I was able to really figure out which parts of my life were ego and which parts were me. I don't have to conform to what society says I should be. I'm happier because I'm not conforming to some stereotype to fit in or buying stuff I don't need to be socially accepted.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Is this the way through our problems as a civilization?
If enough people experience themselves as an integrated thread in the universal love fabric, will we be able to make peace with our brothers and sisters here on earth?
Do we need to be patient and walk lockstep into the light, leaving no-one behind?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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In serving others you ultimately serve yourself because everything is one. You're right ultimately there are no others, but their are others here now. I am not you, but my consciousness is your consiousness. My analogy would be this. Imagine reality is a MMO. There are thousands of characters, but only one player. Do you think this is a valid analogy?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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I agree totally with you. I see it like this. I was enlightened for those ten days I had Buddha Nature. That was the glimpse, now it's up to me to get back there by expanding my consciousness.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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I only want to have sex with her. I would have sex with anyone I pleased if I were single, but I commited to one woman, and she completely satisfies me sexually.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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What do you do when people treat your poorly?


And what do you do when you start to feel negativity coming on?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by Buddha1098
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I agree totally with you. I see it like this. I was enlightened for those ten days I had Buddha Nature. That was the glimpse, now it's up to me to get back there by expanding my consciousness.


Yeah that's how it was for me too in the days following the eclipse. The altered state of consciousness gradually wore off, but there was also some permanent change; lasting transformation.

During the days after the eclipse, did your diet change?

edit on 20-9-2011 by Student X because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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I'll just leave some quick words of wisdom that have served as a guiding light for me at times:

"Always trust the person searching for truth. Never trust the person claiming to have found it." - Manly Hall



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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This is a great point.

I know the Budda story and I see this as Budda's weakness, if he couldn't deal and handle his own family, then how is he really enlightened?

Seriously, if you cannot embrace your own families issues, then how would Budda ever expect to embrace enlightenment in the world?




Originally posted by Buddha1098
reply to post by caladonea
 

Where my family was the major source of joy in my life, now they are they major source of my frustration. I understand why Buddha left his wife and son basically. Dealing with them drags me back into the illusion of Maya. But I love them unconditionally and I wouldn't have it any other way.




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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When you're heartfelt and true desire is to make others happy then how is that slavery? When you wake up in the morning and you think what do I want to do today? When the answer is "Make others happy" then you are doing what YOU want. Not out of obligation, but because it fulfills you.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Doublemint

Originally posted by Skorpiogurl

Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by caledonia
 


Enlightenment is when all lies are seen through. There can be no more confusion, only clarity is. All illusion and delusion are obvious. Enlightenment is when one sees and knows what one is.
It is not for the faint hearted though, because 'you' have to die to be enlightened.


Not true.
We are already born enlightened. It's in our very nature. It's just that some of us forgot...



But can you rember dieing? If not then you must die to experince it and how can you be enlightened and not have experinced everything.


There is no such thing.





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