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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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We are all individualized manifestations of the One True God. Although we each have our own conscious awareness, we are really God realizing Himself. It's really a Hindu teaching I'm referring to. When that moment of enlightenment comes, one realizes he is one with that Great Cosmic Ocean, and the little me dissolves into the Bigger Me.
Jesus said it when he said "I and my father are One".

Namaste!




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Skorpiogurl


Because this life is not reality.

Wrong. This life is very real. It's a false enlightenment to think otherwise.
This place is very real, but it just so happens that there are other realities as well.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375

Originally posted by Skorpiogurl


Because this life is not reality.

Wrong. This life is very real. It's a false enlightenment to think otherwise.
This place is very real, but it just so happens that there are other realities as well.


I would like to jump in here a moment to clarify your answer to Korpiogurl if I may.

This Reality is very real, it is your perceptions of it that can change its reality. It's a false enlightenment to think otherwise.
Second line is true.
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by Buddha1098
reply to post by Shuye
 


The point IS to experience duality. You're an immortal spirit having a finite physical experience. You chose to incarnate knowing that there would be pain and sorrow and love and joy. But it's not real. It's like playing a video game. Would you be depressed if you lost at Tetris? I used to believe this to be true, then I had my liberation and I knew it. Once you know it without doubt then you are free.

My advice would be to never stop working towards spiritual goals, because spiritual goals are the only goals based on truth.
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Thanks for replying!!!

I know that duality is really important and it is the key to our understanding of this physical world and one of the reasons for our spiritual growth. But after experiencing duality for so long I just don't see the point of it anymore. I would like to and I feel that i'm ready to detach from duality. I don't feel it is contributing for me anymore. Not the good or the bad it brings! Just it would be nice to stay in the center at all times! Are you still experiencing duality? If so in which way?

Thanks again!



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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yeah, that sounds better. I didn't really like the wording of my post. I like your wording. It's closer to what I meant.


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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Sex and Gender are completely different. Get in touch with your feminine right brain intuitive side.
Namaste



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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it was ultimately not satisfying because it still knew that the entities it was interacting with weren't real... only what it imagined it might/must be as it must be the opposite of Nothing. So it decides to try forgetting that they aren't real... and experience it as if this truly is who it is.


Awesome theory!

Begs the question, will the Universal Consciousness ever be satisfied?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Well... First off I'd say before you pass judgment you should read everything I've said, but I can elaborate.

Shadow entities. I've seen them.. Other people have too. You can choose to believe that what we've seen is real or you can chalk it up to delusions. It doesn't matter to me either way and the fact that I've seen them doesn't make me (un)enlightened or not.

Mayan Calendar. My experience happened on a solstice and a lunar eclipse. could be coincidental or it could mean that like the some Mayanists are predicting 2012 is when the veil gets thinner and more people can break through. Personally I don't know, I see the state of the world and it seems to me things wont happen over night. Then I remember 9/11 and how people changed over night. It just didn't last. Maybe this time it will.

The illusion I'm liberated from is Maya. The illusion that the material world is the only reality to experience. For me to get angry, worried, or saddened by reality would be like getting angry, worried or saddened by a video game or the characters in it.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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According two some Tibetan Buddhist texts there are ten levels of Bodhisattva, with the 10th being Enlightenment. From those same texts, at first level you recall three lives total - your current incarnation, your most recent, and your next lifetime. At later levels you recall more, and in Enlightenment you recall ALL lifetimes as your own and know every detail of all lives lived within the confines of the Earth "situation".

My question is: do you agree? Have you "lived all lives" and have a Karmic sense of all things?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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One question: Why do you think everything is you?









Why do you believe everything is you?










why



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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I was didn't desire to escape for duality for my own sake, I desired to escape because all life feeds on life and if all life is one then non existence is the only escape from suffering. But I didn't desire to escape for my sake it was for the sake of others.

I'm not saying your desire is selfish, I'm just saying for me it wasn't the escape that I desired it was the desire to end suffering for others.

What do you mean specifically by do I still experience duality?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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An enlightened Buddhist.. I'm not buddhist.. I may be wrong on the semantics.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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I don't recall any of my past lives, so by tibetan standards I'm not a Bodhisattva.
Also there was a poster earlier who informed me that I'm not enlightened but merely liberated.
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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The universal consciousness, my consciousness is always satisfied. This game is fun isn't it? I too claim to be enlightened, it is a wonderful thing when it happens.

Before I was enlightened, I chopped wood and carried water.
After I became enlightened I chopped wood and carried water.

this is a zen saying and goes hand in hand with the talk here. I imagine the OP is a big alan watts fan, this is right down his alley.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by ruknus
Why do you believe everything is you?
why


You can only be described in terms of negative.

I am not my fingers.
I am not my head.
I am not that tree.

So where are you?
Are you flesh or a brain?
are you a fingernail?
where are you. what are you. who are you. why are you?
Certainly you exist beyond this body... dont you?



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by Buddha1098
Well... First off I'd say before you pass judgment you should read everything I've said, but I can elaborate.


I haven't passed judgment. I just pointed out an area that didn't add up to me.


Shadow entities. I've seen them.. Other people have too. You can choose to believe that what we've seen is real or you can chalk it up to delusions. It doesn't matter to me either way and the fact that I've seen them doesn't make me (un)enlightened or not.


I never claimed you were not enlightened. I only pointed out that your claim about liberation from illusion seemed dubious.


Mayan Calendar. My experience happened on a solstice and a lunar eclipse. could be coincidental or it could mean that like the some Mayanists are predicting 2012 is when the veil gets thinner and more people can break through. Personally I don't know, I see the state of the world and it seems to me things wont happen over night. Then I remember 9/11 and how people changed over night. It just didn't last. Maybe this time it will.


What would you think if your experienced happened on Halloween?


The illusion I'm liberated from is Maya. The illusion that the material world is the only reality to experience. For me to get angry, worried, or saddened by reality would be like getting angry, worried or saddened by a video game or the characters in it.


What other world is there to experience? To me, the belief that there is another non-material world to be experienced is itself an illusion, not freedom from one. But to each his own. Have fun on your journey and thanks for your time.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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I believe everything is me because I've experienced it. I don't expect to convince you of it. But if you experienced it you WOULD be convinced.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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little surprised you still have an interest in politics and sport after becoming enlightened.

i have to say as well that some of your posts from this year really don't give the impression they are coming from someone claiming to be enlightened.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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reality is a many-faceted, exponentially dimensional thing. it is whatever the Eye is witnessing and participating in at the present moment in space/time.

elsewhere, there may be no conscious observer, right? if a tree falls in the forest and no one sees or hears it fall, did it really fall? well, there are conscious sensory apparatuses all over and through that forest, including the tree that itself did fall. so here too there is a conscious experiencer to experience the happening as it happened/s.
this is the crux of where reality is defined: agents of animation, points of perspective projected out from the source/tao into the realm of the manifest, where they then spur things, forms, and ideas into motion, simply with their being, or way.

my experience... ~5 years ago i was already on a spiritual path, but still beginning, when I was blindsided by an extraordinary experience; full-blown spontaneous eruption of kundalini, total and complete, meaning the prana rose fierce all the way through the chakra column and burst the closed crown chakra completely out. eternal radiance coursed through my vessel and out the top of my head, merging my cord with godhead and disassembling every blockage methodically and completely. as it snaked its way through each center i could recall all the memory and experience, this life and past, that had led to the blockages; genetic reconfiguration and transmutation happening in a public venue. I was out of body so i have no idea what the external process looked like, but I imagine it freaked some people out. I had no control over it, I was ascending into the heavens as my ego body was being completely broken down and the infinite facets of myself(Everything/God) were displayed in front of my Eye(Third) like a film reel. Every emotion and expression ever expressed flashed before my headspace, which was merged with the godhead. So i was essentially getting a stream of akashic data downloaded into my consciousness from the source.
The kundalini felt literally like a zig zag lightning bolt, literally snaking its way through my chakric column. This lasted 30-45 minutes, and I eventually started to phase back in to the physical plane, but I was completely disoriented and not quite sure what to make of what just happened. The only thing I knew for sure was that it was a true mystical experience and very rare.
Since then I have been on quite a path, I can't really believe I've gone this far...recently in a telepathic communication with a very old sage I used to commune with thousands of years ago, he reassured me that I'm not tripping...lol...this # is really happening and all that I have to do is, "keep going" in his words. Perhaps one day to reunite in some far off temple on another planet. Funny I know, but when we established the connection that was the image that flashed into my third eye.

true story.





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