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Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by HamrHeed
Any thing that appears is not it. All appearances are seen. What is seeing is IT.
The truth is hidden in plain sight - the pure act of seeing. Pure seeing before words decieve. Non conceptual awareness.edit on 3-9-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by laffoe
Not a bad affirmation. I wouldn't call it a meditation though; you're putting thoughts, emotions, and direction back into yourself. Meditation, at it's core, is about removing yourself absolutely from this life, this world, and all philosophies related to it. If it can be practiced and conceived, remove yourself from it. Once you can do that, you'll experience some element of Nirvana and have achieved the original goal of meditation.
Out of curiosity, what is the obsession everyone seems to have with forgiveness? I understand the concept of forgiveness, but cannot embrace the free practice of it that everyone always seems to.
For instance, if a human being came to my house and murdered my wife, raped my children, robbed me of all of my possessions, then made me into a paraplegic and left after setting my house on fire; what motivation do I have to forgive them? To forgive someone who has done that, is to say the death of my wife, the violation of my children, the theft, and paralysis I endure were all justified.
Care to explain why you think it is vital that we forgive everyone of every offense they have committed against us? And yes, I know my example is extreme. But it's not too far from certain realities in my life. So, why should I forgive people who have done such heinous acts?
~ Wandering Scribe