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Strong-Will, self-control and discipline - Do you have it?

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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I know peace. And i know it is not found by looking for more (wanting).
I am God and i love what i have created. I know there is no more than what is appearing presently and i am content with that because i am that.
When you find everlasting peace you will stop looking to goals for fulfillment, you will stop searching for 'things' like happiness.
Creation is constantly changing, moving, morphing but it can only be viewed now, presently. If you are not content now when will you be? The image before you is the image of God.
'More' is a delusion.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:06 AM
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Just an example:

When you play a video game you are having fun when you are working to reach goals, you want to achieve level after level, but when you end the game, it gets boring.

What is the value of siting under a tree just beholding reality?

That is good for a while but even budha got up and went to do something...



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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If you have to pump yourself full of adrenalin to feel alive then that is your drug.
You want excitement but you do not feel your 'own being'. Excitment is a 'thing', an addition to what you are.
When you find out what you are without any 'thing', you will want no more.
That doesn't mean life will stop happening and that you will not have anything it is just that you will no longer want or need anything more to make you feel whole.


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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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That is strange.
Whats your motivation to do stuff?
Why do you write in ATS, whats your motivation?
Are you addicted to ATS, are you addicted in everything you do?
I can be happy with what is present in my life, i love life unconditionally, but i want action, i want to create.
Am i addicted? No. Its just a choice. That is how i like to live.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Whatever is happening is happening.
Life is happening.
There is no one doing it.
I just sees and knows.
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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Not much, but the Presence offers me no choice, nowhere to hide, no off switch. I do as I am led and cannot refuse out of common sense.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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This video may help to clarify:
youtu.be...

Namaste.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 07:22 AM
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I cant see the video here.
But what is your motivation to act?
Sense of duty, the wish to be loved, pleasure, the wish to help, there are a lot of motivations, but in every action there is a wish, there is a motivation.
So tell me: why do you act?
You act because you want something, isn't that right?



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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According to various theories, motivation may be rooted in a basic need to minimize physical and mental pain and maximize pleasure.
I have stepped off the wheel of fear and desire so the word motivation doesn't mean anything to me. I am content with what is.
Pleasure seeking is driven by pain because to say 'i want pleasure' you are saying 'i am unhappy with what is'.
To be looking for relief from live is suffering.


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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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No....I don't know what else to say



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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That´s all BS.
Buddha didn't say any of that...
That is not Buddhism!

You are talking about attachment. Attachment is when your emotions are dependent of the impermanent world, of things you cant control, so if you are attached you are not enjoying your present, you are an emotional slave because your emotions are dependent of things you cant control.

My theory has nothing to do with attachment. You can be detached and still want to do things.
You can be enjoying life as it is, while working to fulfill your wishes, you can create, while enjoying what is there for you.

Detachment doesn't mean no goals. Detachment doesn't mean no wishes. It just means that your inner peace is not dependent of things you cant control, it means that you are aware and in control of your emotions, it means that whatever the world or other people does to you, it will not ruin your emotions because you know how to be positive and joyful no matter what, you are in control of your emotions, you choose what to feel!

You can have emotional power and still enjoy the conquering of goals game.

I know Buddhism very well, they don't deny desires, wishes or goals, what they deny is attachment, they are very different.

People like you make Buddhism look bad, because Buddhism does not promote boredom or inertia, what it promotes is inner peace and emotional independence.

You don't need to deny wishes to be in control of your emotions!



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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if my back didn't hurt everyday i'd be alot happier



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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Have i used the word Buddha or Buddhism?



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:06 AM
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I know where your concepts come from...
There are a lot of new age gurus like the one of your video, and they are fine, they are doing good, but they get their ideas from Buddhism.
Buddhism doesn't promote no will, no desire, no goals, no action, no life...



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:07 AM
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The video you can not see there???
Truth is not a concept.
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:10 AM
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I saw when i got home...



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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Your mind is full of that "no desires, no suffering" confusion.
That is just not true, at least for me. When i am working to reach a goal i am happy, even if i dont get what i want, i am happy because the path was full of challenge and enthusiasm.
But if you like living like a no -will zombie go ahead, i think you rationalize things but you don't live the concepts you rationalize.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:18 AM
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Your strong will has made you attached to you being right. And making me wrong.
It matters not.
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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I am not attached, i am not addicted.
I am giving my opinion, debating ideas, some people are afraid of it, i am not.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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So why call people 'you people' and 'people like you' and 'zombies'?
All insults are made to make you feel superior.
A discussion does not need put downs.



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