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How did Gautama Buddha reach Enlightenment (Nirvana)?

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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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that is more double talk. Meaningless.

I will not search for meaning to that which you wish to say. I will only search for meaning to that which I wish to say. I search to express myself truly, not to make you feel truly understood.


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Because you don't understand you call it mumbo jumbo and double talk.




posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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I don't think so.

We search when we have a will to do so. When we stop, we wait for death as it may come.

accepting mortality and trying anyways by cultivating our will, our resolve, makes life worth living.

What you aspire to is just to find a comfy seat while you wait.

I will keep my boots on thank you.


I do not wait. Wait for what exactly?



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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It is not that I don't understand, but that you don't understand yourself enough to express it honestly. You must hide behind meaningless words, and double talk to mask the fact that you do not know either.

I don't know, but I honestly admit that and try. I move on, you sit waiting.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:10 AM
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you wait for reality and life to prove you right. I seek truth in all its forms, even those, especially those I have yet to know.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by Itisnowagain
 


It is not that I don't understand, but that you don't understand yourself enough to express it honestly. You must hide behind meaningless words, and double talk to mask the fact that you do not know either.

I don't know, but I honestly admit that and try. I move on, you sit waiting.
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What is it you think you will find?
What is it you think i wait for?



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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I will find nothing.

I will search for......what I search. ME. EVERYTHING.

nothing.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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you wait for reality and life to prove you right. I seek truth in all its forms, even those, especially those I have yet to know.


I do not have to be proved right.
Life is here now. Yet you seek for it.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:13 AM
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I find it, you wait for it to find you.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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I find it, you wait for it to find you.


But it is here. It is present always.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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that is just you stuck in preconceptions of time speaking. It is also where you think it is not. It is everywhere and nowhere. You must become the road to find it, not a particular destination, ignoring the fact that road continues on beyond where you have found yourself to be comfortable.



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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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that is just you stuck in preconceptions of time speaking. It is also where you think it is not. It is everywhere and nowhere. You must become the road to find it, not a particular destination, ignoring the fact that road continues on beyond where you have found yourself to be comfortable.



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Well when you find IT let me know.

Time is an idea that appears presently. Nothing can appear 'outside' of presence.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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no I will not. It would do you no good anyways, unless you were me.

keep searching. Keep your boots on.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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no I will not. It would do you no good anyways, unless you were me.

keep searching. Keep your boots on.
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I am not searching because i am found.

Amazing grace.

I sit with the father which art in heaven.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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oh boy----



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
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oh boy----


But you can continue your search with your boots on.
Where are you going to look for what you seek? Do you even know what it is that you seek?
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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You cannot seek that which you do not know what you are seeking. You can seek things, and may find them, but the seeking mechanism is what is driving you to seek, so once what you are looking for is found, you will find something new to look for. Object after object. The seeking is the suffering. Realize that which is but cannot be sought. Then you will know that you will never have to suffer again.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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I just get an headace reading this psedu-philoshophical talk. There are people who have sought and found something so try to listen to your unconcious mind and sooner or later you will be ready to break thru so do not trap yourself in strange mindlabyrinths.

It is just like jing/jang. The lazy philosopher accepts reality as it is and do not care to change it even if it is very unharmonious. Other people look at jing/jang and understand that it's a cool mind theory but reality is not 50/50.
Some bad things have to happen but strives to create as high harmonious place as possible.

And even if enlightment seem to be a big thing to you now (or at least the thing I think is enlightment but how can I be sure without being someone else experiancing what enlightment is for them) it becomes the new normal after a while. The bliss/caress is nice yes and the feeling of being loved and having childish loving feeling is very nice. The temper issues I have sometimes is a pain but that might be my ego mind and my wants for changes.

Good luck and happy seeking.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Life is like the shapelessness and intangibility of a dream, Like the emerging and vanishing of an illusion, Like the blankness and emptiness of bubbles, Like the floating and drifting of an image, Like the briefness and transience of water dews, and, Like the sparkling and extinguishing of lightning.

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no mention of how you should see yourself or where you are at this moment in time.



posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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I am the creator of ideas that has no reference to what I actually am except from my fabrications. Therefore I do not and cannot know what I am except that I create out of myself.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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Wow well put.

OP thank you for the thread, I am far from enlightened, I am slightly more present and aware. Working towards a more enlightened view.

Thank you
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