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Originally posted by dominicus
I think we will have consciousness downloading tech within the next 100 years and we'll be able to download Enlightenment and all the advanced stuff directly. Although it may come sooner or later. Either way we are heading towards and Enlightened Utopia with small fragmented Fundamentalist groups that will be completely against it and will be the last remaining people to cause chaos on our earth (many hardliner skeptic atheist groups included)
We're heading there one way or another
Originally posted by Agent008
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Alright there is a lot of walls of text with lots of good info posted thus far but it is as simple as asking 'what makes you happy' That is what enlightenment is all about, to remove the suffering from ones soul after that you can never again be depressed or sad or any of those bad feelings its really awesome. Just do what you feel is right and that simple fact makes it right. In your heart you know what being happy means live that feeling in everyday life.
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by dodol
Seeking enlightenment is 'seeking'. It is the 'seeking' that stops one from realizing that this is already whole.
To look for more than there is - is seeking. Can anything outside of presence (now) be seen or heard? Even if there is a thought arising that speaks of tomorrow, it is arising presently. Nothing can arise outside of this nowness but the individual wants to know 'what is next' because it is 'seeking' something better. But there is nothing more than what is actually happening presently.
The energy that this is made of is contracted in the 'divided one' - so feels uncomfortable. This discomfort wants comfort and all it needs is to relax. When the energy relaxes it will melt back into wholeness.
The relaxation will not happen if there is a idea that there is relief elsewhere because it will strive to get to this non existent 'elsewhere'. The striving or seeking is what prevents oneness being realized.
In my opinion Tony Parsons is the most straight talking at explaining the apparent situation:
Originally posted by dodol
Thanks for your wise words.
I'll give a look on the video tonight.
Dunno why, I feel like i start to become satisfied with my life.
The feeling is like 'That's it, I don't want anything anymore'
Close to this.
Really thank you for your guidance. I find they are extremely motivating.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Itisnowagain
I enjoyed the videos and understand it all. However, there is a difference to understanding and experiencing, I'm just not sure how to experience the "now" constantly. I think my problem is, I'm seeking comfort in desperate times and that seeking is getting in my way,but its so powerful a force filled with uncertainty. The other problem, is that I feel in a rush to find this enlightenment, which again is a counter intuitive state of mind.