reply to post by eight bits
Pleased to meet you, dominicus' ego. Impatience is an ego function. Patronization is an ego dysfunction. Anyway, the good news is that you didn't
slay the poor bugger.
The sigh is not one of impatience, but of sadness from the Ignorance and misunderstanding that rules the world. Very few people know the intricacies
of the Ego and the I-Body identification which creates the illusion of separation and No-God and is the very cause of all of the world's ills.
So to talk to a fellow Christian, or fellow human being, who has no clue about these intricacies is a sadness indeed, and was never something based on
As far as slaying my own ego, that's not something I could do because it would be the ego slaying itself. I have already seen and experienced
numerous times that I am not the ego. As far as a permanent ego death where it never comes back again and one lives out of complete Theosis, well
that's something I work on daily and have seen that it is possible and met others who are living saints very far along this path.
Yes, 2 + 2 = 4 is inherently neutral. Eckhart decscribing himself as a preoccupation of the Creator of the Universe is, at the very least, remarkable.
You are hardly in a position to disagree, since you were the one who brought up Eckhart and what he said.
You brought up Meister Echkart as someone exuding ego in his claims of Union. I countered saying that what he claimed was inherently neutral and it
was your own projection that he was speaking from ego. That's the huge problem in the world today. Someone can tell others' that ego death is real
and Union w/ God is real, and soon as someone says this, everyone's quick to attack that these claims are all ego based.
Hardly. Projection is an unconscious mechanism. So is ego inflation.
Projection is both conscious and unconscious and you can only know this if you've plumbed the depths within. Going within reveals all of the
unconscious and brings it to light, where it can be discarded as Not-I, allowing a deeper state of existing from a place where no projections take
place and I have hundreds of books to back this.
Like when when you typed "Sigh." Poker players call it a "tell." You weren't trying to reveal yourself, you weren't aware that you were
revealing yourself, but you did. Kind of like blushing... only more chatty.
The "sigh" was honest, deep, from the heart, from sadness and compassion. If I wanted to hide it, I'd never write it. Therefore you're now
projecting even more assumptions, most, if not all, of which aren't true and never were. Instead, to find the true motivations of the sigh, would
require you to ask me to be honest about it and to know me as a person and that those that know me personally, know me as genuine.
The "sigh" represents the fact that the only Christians who I have met who have experienced the Mystical thigs that I have, have been either monks
in monasteries of the E.O. kind, self imposed hermits spending years in solitude to break through inner depths, and quite a few women who were also
alone on the path because the majority of Church's don't have a clue. Add to that the fact that studying Buddhist, Hindu, & vrious philosophical &
nondual texts have been a God-send in deepening the message of Jesus and the whole purpose for being a Christian ...the same texts the westerners call
"Of-the devil," out of sheer ignorance, themselves being left with the watered down teachings of Jesus which leaves much to interpretation and
understanding. The sigh represents witnessing a decade of madness & ignorance in religion, amongst many other things.
By "them" you of course mean "Jews like himself." Speaking of whom, Jewish mystical traditions are altogether comparable with Christian or
Buddhist approaches. Of course, they're based on what Christians call the Old Testament.
"Jew like himself" literally means nothing to me. Sure it was important to other Jews, but my experiences has showed me that Jew, Gentile, German,
Chinese, etc is a bunch of illusion based projections that mean nothing int he grand scheme of things. We are all Souls inhabiting Avatar like
physical vehicles. The real you is not the vehicle.
If the Jews had mysticism around Jesus time, COOL!!!!. I'm all for it as long as people are undergoing Divine Theosis like transformation and
Christ-Like Union. Not I but Christ in me, is a real living and breathing experience and it is the only way for us to evolve to leave behind the
animalism of divisions and separatist thinking from the ego which cause the disgust in this world.
Everything else keeps in the bondage of madness, illusion, wars, hatred, and we'll remain on the same path as usual