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Originally posted by Wonders
reply to post by dominicus
Fundy huh? okay.
Good luck with that.
What is there to follow and what goal? These are instructions and experiences that happen along the way, when "you/ego/mind" get out of the way and Truth itself shines. There are multitude of ways "there".
The teachings are there for a reason. If they were not necessary, the Buddha and Jesus would have stayed quiet.
How do you know? I know plenty of people who remember past lives, nde's, and I myself remember pre-existing as a Unit of COnsciousness/Awareness.
Jesus & Buddha inspired so many people, that around them both were built massive archetypal dogmatic religious structures, which exoterically has done more to divide than to unite.
However, minority esoteric structures were also built in the form of monasteries (monks, hermits, mystics), and it is through this minority that graduates into Enlightenment in the form of Saints have occurred.
Enlightenment is the next logical step for mankind in its evolution. I forsee a future where technology becomes interlinked with consciousness and everything can be downloaded, including the state of a monk in Enlightenment.
We all come from the One, to the One we all return.
That's all due to 3 things' Ignorance, Ego, Animalism (the primal passions)
We see less and less of violent brutality in the countries where the majority is educated and where the "religious type" is the minority. With the Internet, all that is changing as well, in that, as the old die, the younger generation comes into its own. This younger generation is one which does its research on the internet, is sophisticated, and intelligent. I of course speak of 1st world countries and specific demographical regions within them.
Just like each individual evolves, so to is each country, and the world as a whole.
Yes that's rather obvious isn't it. The whole purpose of this post, is an invitation to see for yourself, experientially, if all of this is true. Sure some will simply skim through it and move along, however the Truth filters out who may approach it and who may not.
If this even reaches One soul to experiences the Absolute, then the post is worth it.
On the other end, if we are to take the approach that the truth is an actual experience (which it is) and not words or descriptions, then the trap is to take the stance that nothing more can be said or done about it, and that's a mistake. Buddha too initially remained quiet with the realization that no words can apprehend the ineffable, however later concluded its better to at least try and point to it and discuss a way to realization, than to remain quiet.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by dominicus
Quick question re: your new avatar. Do you know that centered at the top appears to be a two horned luciferian figure?
Don't get me wrong I love your stuff but seeing that has left me a little perplexed and I just wanted to clarify if you were aware that it could be viewed that way. Thanks.
edit on 10-2-2013 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)
Christians follow the teachings of the bible, buddhists follow the teachings of buddha, muslims follow the teachings of the quran and so forth. Instructions are there to follow, how to be, how to live, how to become. Their goal obviously is to go to heaven (religion) or to become enlightened (buddha)
Now see it in practice in this modern time. A hierarchy from top to bottom with leaders, teachers and their followers and students, pure indoctrination, power and position. What they bring is old and dead, it is not our path, but we chose or are forced to follow it. Therefore i said, see what it has done, it has made followers out of people, sheep.
Nothing will survive the physical death, all there is, is just the content of our consciousness, our knowledge stored as memories, all that which has formed us to who we are today.
But never had i contact with a person that had passed away, the energy came from them who lost their loved ones, their memories and their feelings.
So in the end it is your word against mine, which is ok, whoever is right, we will find out when the time comes.
This is why i reject the suggestion that it can be taught, that we somehow eventually reach a state of enlightenment through knowledge. When one sees with a clear mind, without any background, my education, my belief or nonbelief, who i am, what i am and so forth, than it is revealed.
So as the mind itself is formless and empty, there is nothing to download, there is no knowledge of how to be enlightened.
I don't agree with you about less and less of violent brutality, look up the history of Iran for example, ones a great country, now it is a prison to its own people.
The younger generation is more violent and extreme than the people of the first generation who came here.
Apparently not, because everyone is searching for descriptions.
There is not 'the truth', we abide in truth, life itself, we only have to recognize it.
When truth is described, poured in words, it has been abstracted, it is no longer living truth, but a description, old and dead.
If that is understood as a 'how to', it is not meant to be, i gave my opinion on how i see it, nothing more.
My solution to all the pain and suffering was simply 'don't be' that was the trigger, but this is my life path which is different from the path of you and others.
To write a little more about it, at first there was only silence and an understanding of why i was able to be hurt, also seeing their action in a whole new light was quite revealing. There is no anger or grudge towards them, they acted out of frustration and pain themselves. I'm still here, all the memories are there, but they have no place in the present, the past is dead and dies every moment. It was after that, that i started to learn, seeing with different eyes, observing the world around me.
I did not even thought about truth, just did my duties and observed everything, as days weeks and months went by.
Before i was struggling with everything, my life, the misery, what to do, thinking of death, mutilating, but afterwards, non of that, just silence. Maybe i am just a freak, who knows, but now i am happy for all that suffering because it brought me where i am now.
Would this be enlightenment? it sure gave me peace and space, moreover lots of energy that is not wasted anymore through suffering.
We are human, human earthlings, among other earthlings which we call animals. There is one humanity, although we are divided through labels as nationality and race, we are one, but knowledge divides us, not only in nationality and race, but also in politics, religion and social economical state.
It is because of this that we have the two sides of the coin, war and peace which is the time between two wars, in an insecure world. So there is a me, we, you and them, all with their own interests, Buddhist(s), Christians, Muslims, American, Dutch, German, businessman, politician.
Our duty is to work on our self, to bring about change in the core of our being. If we don't change, nothing changes and we go on living a horrible life.
So to come back to that moment of transcending oneself, that we should really explore because it is the key which unlocks all doors.
One must have the will to let go, not a desire to obtain enlightenment. Which means giving up everything and trust in whatever will be, that is what sets us free. My apology for this late answer, i'm sick at the moment.
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
There is no path to here.
Originally posted by blazenresearcher
reply to post by ecapsretuo
I don't believe in the I Am...concept!..I understand Unity...but the whole forced I Am...is beyond my sensibilities.