reply to post by LittleByLittle
I like talking to you
Open minds are nice.
Anyway, I have noticed a few unintended and unanticipated changes..
The filter which I mentioned is also comprised of certain preconceptions about people. Now, this isn't always a good thing, however it is a function
of the mind which does set to protect us from threats. In pre-homo sapien times it likely served as an early warning system. Pattern recognition =
association = threat.
I am now, not precisely without it, however it is not primary function anymore. The thoughts are still there but are that moment, that thought behind
the "now", I have found myself caught unaware by certain things.. even a moment in a movie can really trigger some deep emotions. I can not define
whether this is a good thing or not, I can only hope that true happiness lay in the truth I am now part of.
Things, people.. do get at my ego occasionally, riling emotions. However the difference now I am very aware of it and the awareness lets me simply
dismiss the emotion and resume my happy calm.
I really hope people do awaken soon, I am doing my best to help enlighten those around me, however we are indoctrinated into a system which just not
encourage such things. Most people can smell the vileness in the air, we know something is wrong.
But when I step back, clear my mind, it is like a golden river of light flowing through me, I feel totally at peace and can see the utmost of
lucidity. In the time I have been like this, I have done my best to help others', and I am happy to say that I have changed lives. If we all die
tomorrow, I can say I tried, I did my best.
Bittersweet to be sure, beauty marred by ugly, love marred by hate, you and me, us and them... dualistic elegance at its finest.
Thank you for having an open mind and sharing with me.
reply to post by FollowTheWhiteRabbit
As for FollowTheWhiteRabbit, one can have principles, one can believe in love and virtue, without following "god" or any religion or belief system
at all. To infer, state or even entertain the notion of anything other than is pure arrogance and discrimination. A product of ego.
There is no problem, as you state. I released my ego to where it belongs because I wish to see the truth of everything and be free of the
preconceptions and links that my mind created for one reason or another. I do not need religious doctrine to teach me how to be a decent person. The
fact that you see a problem in someone achieving ego death, or as the Buddhists say, "Nirvana", is a reflection upon yourself and your own doubt in
your beliefs. For if you had total faith, then you would indeed be following the bible and be happy for me, instead of believing your "god" lay
claim to ego death. Let people be happy.
I reiterate, one does not have to be of a structured religion, to be a decent, loving person or achieve "Nirvana".
If anything, certain religions need to begin reviewing their doctrine, the entire history of the church is marred with prime examples of what not to
do, some rather cruel and vile acts which offend common decency everywhere in the world.
Be careful riding on that high horse, you may just fall off.
Perhaps you need to read the bible and do away with your own ego.
Mark 12:31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
How do you bring about ego death? You see the ego for what it is.