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The "life-changing effect on people" is a beautiful and freeing feeling. To be Free of, and transcending your own Ego, is a Mark of true freedom. It is the Ego that is the cause of complaining, unhappiness, depression, issues, assumptions, illusions, etc.
I would Warn anyone who does not have Enlightenment, that to remain as you are is a dire consequence.
That's irrelevant. Your responsibility is towards the effects of what it is you are promoting, not its alternative.
It's very interesting that you sincerely believe that the entire process of transcending a rigid structure like the ego is a completely blissful experience.
Very convenient. But things rarely happen overnight and if not done properly (which is relative because there's no one recipe for success) it can lead to an entire life of suffering.
Not every individual is equally "lucky" or reacts the same to immediate experiences and realizations. But perhaps what you call enlightenment is more of a philosophical stance, and has little to do with direct experiences.
It should also be obvious that I don't argue against enlightenment, but against improper use of meditation techniques, which you are promoting with your hasty,"you're with me or against me" style.
Tried for 1 day Allen watts recommends this method Have reached enlightenment befor but does not stay for long Found it interesting how many notes I am making I have a very active mind Also found there were massive unconsciousness periods where I would wake up immediately with the montra Also found it interesting that when I got outside I instantly remembeed that I was asleep Will continue Hank you very much
This is a very interesting post. I've emailed my friends the instructions you've written since they are actively seeking ascension. I have a few questions though. Does the act of noting every action and sensation become something our unconscious mind does after a while or do you have to constantly note everything every second of the day?
How do you deal with things such as work while doing these exercises?
Does the awareness you achieve last forever or can it gradually fade away? Are you able you use this awareness to alter reality?
I do get my money back right?
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Answer the question...Do i get back, or no?
Which was where I screwed myself, considering I over monitored my own thoughts, and then one thing, to another.
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Zazen is just sitting there, it simple, in all its complexity. Mahasi is great in it theory, but watching one thoughts to often, will just cause problems. It would help with the practical of Zazen(which again, is the basic principal). Hyper awareness for extended periods of time is also not a great thing.
Which is why Zazen is essential in that way, it teaches to let go of. It helps restore balance issues when done properly.edit on 11-10-2013 by Specimen because: (no reason given)