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reply to post by kauskau
The OP introduced that term, I merely repeated it to address his statement. In regards to enlightenment Buddha said he searched his entire life yet still never learned the truth.
practicing meditation eventual brings you to no need for meditation or the concerted effort to practice, because you are in that state constantly and naturally, life.
It is much easier to find it within yourself than seeking it from budas.
What is enlightenment? It is not trancendence, it is a state of unbiased perception.
I find it sad, people spending lifetimes seeking inner peace and proper morality.
You should know in your heart was is the good thing to do and the bad thing to do.
Do not throw away your ego, I am here saying you can keep it.
Define respect, and utilize it when speaking through the ego, always remember this.
The ego dies at the end of this life, but with it you use it to create your story your unwritten novel.
Without a personality you would be a carbon copy of any other identical human without a personality.
If you feel that spreading useful information ex Borax cures dandriff, Don't drink sodium fluride, Aspartame,
Learn more about agriculture/ ect ect you should.
Remaining positive so that we don't negatively effect those around us, Not responding with hostility when violence can be avoided.
Remaining faithful and loyal to loved ones and close friends so that you do not hurt them. Maintain respect for others, and respect for yourself. When you act on the lines of proper morality, you create happiness for many people including yourself.
But beyond all this, I'm not going to preach about the light being good and the dark being evil. It's extremely silly to me because i see them are 2 different states of existance living within this universe not entirely invisible but cannot be grabbed and extracted by matter by regular means, so as to not effect the physical plane of expanded matter. Expanded matter is all physical mass in the universe. The realm of compressed matter through the destruction of expanded matter allows mass to be folded in space time, Giving the appearence of blackness within space and allowing freedom for mass to always exist despite it being destroyed and expelled later on. The delicate balence between *light and dark* allow the universe to exist.
Death is only a blink in the eyes of time. And earth is only a breath in the lungs of space, and when space exhales that breath will be no more. But another breath will come, And from seemingly nothingness such as air *even tho we define it as clear, it truely isn't for the sky is blue because of the air. And the night sky is black because of whats filling it.
Yeah, i will not tell you to follow a path of light or dark. But to expand upon and understand that all is one, And evil only exists as personal actions we do not define them by shades and colors. Heratics and false prophets do such things. For they are biased and therefore non enlightened. It is their fear, and lies about their fears that create the one sidededness, And the universe is a rainbow of things, in physical mass we cannot define something as good or evil. Things can be dangerous or safe, But never evil. It is the intention of individuals that create such evils, A tree falling on a man is unfortunate but not evil, Just dangerous and unsafe If every tree fell on a person and exterminated the humans species than it would genocide and we could (even dead) define it as evil at that point. But you see what i am saying. A gun is not evil only the intention of the user.
Therefore light is nore good nore bad because it is not a person, The light is not a living being. Neither is the night.
There may be creatures who have converted consious into either or ( Radiation) or (sub-atomic particles) Obviously there is more dark in the universe than there is mass and so black matter and black energy enevitably lasts longer than radiation(light).
There are different stages of plasma as well, And so there are many paths to trancendence tho not all of the equal.
If you truely desire to become radiation by all means. Stand outside every night until some glowing being shows up and ask to use their resurection technology and become one of them ( if you can find one and manage to convince it, tho there are lots of beings parading around as such because of religious context) Djin or w.e you can define them as. They are space travellers and they come to our planet for different reasons. Beyond all this if its true or not. I have never seen a light being before.
But i have seen a *skinwalker* characterized as being blacker than black and able to shapeshift.
I did see it turn from its solid jet black panther form into a pale faceless naked numanoid, i guess people describe it as the naked running man? Well instead i saw it crawling on all fours, was with my friend at the time. Heard sounds that sounded like a baby crying, So all that stuff the *Lore* about skinwalkers is pretty accurate at least concurning that stuff.
The ability to teleport, distort time and invisibilty as well as a *veil* preventing harm ( cannot be killed by bullets or other rounds) Speaks through emotional telepathy, explaining when people have sighting forgoing a feeling of doom and dread, is emotional telepathy. They are able to exchance the emotion with another one almost instantly, they can fill you with happiness and calmness, fill you with seriousness or fear, this emotional telepathy can shock your nervous system so that you feel frozen.
Beyond all this, What are you truely seeking. Is it truth? The truth is always hardest to find. Do you want superpowers? You could attain somewhat to a degree from training with monks, But a monk is not a tranceded living being and never will be.
It requires advanced technology, To convert your physical body into stable consious plasma/energy/mass.
All a budda will teach you is how to forget to be yourself, well they dwell on nothingness clinging to the light.
It is a vicious cycle that does not end until you die. And the wisest of monks know this, but accept this...
reply to post by dominicus
The problem I have with these belief systems is that there is no empirical evidence.
You have to take their word for it.
It's faith or else...
Everyone says there are "manifestations" when you reach a certain level.
But supposed siddhis have been outdone by this performer:
Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your "self." If you say someone has "a big ego," then you are saying he is too full of himself. Poor ego, it gets such a bad rap, being so often confused with "megalomania" and "vanity" and all kinds of other nasty things, but strictly speaking it is only a psychological term popularized by Freud meaning the conscious (as opposed to the unconscious) mind, or the awareness of one's own identity and existence. Nothing wrong in that, is there?
Ego From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Look up ego in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. See also: Egoism (disambiguation) "Ego" is a Latin and Greek (ἑγώ) word meaning "I", often used in English to mean the "self", "identity" or other related concepts. It may also refer to: Ego, one of the three constructs in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche Ego (religion), as defined in various religions in relationship to self, soul etc.
Even Buddah himself did not claim to be fully enlightened. In fact he believed it was not achievable. This fella you met is full of himself (which on it's own negates his claim) and also full of something else.
you wouldn't be human without an ego to say the least, you may look human but you would be a potato. lol Without self realization what would you be, an ant in a colony?
reply to post by mantisfortress
Christians do find a lot of confrontation over their religion. I think they find what they are looking for. When you tell everyone else they're wrong and you're right eventually someones gonna want some proof.
Most Christians ( mind you, I said most) seem to be on some stuff so far from what Jesus originally taught. That's where I gave up on it in a way. They tend to lean towards condemnation rather than forgiveness. Like I said, that is not all of them, just most I have come in contact with. Those may not be true Christians, but they are the most outspoken part of the group by a long shot.edit on 23-2-2014 by Bundy because: (no reason given)
+ Really understanding what the state of hell feels like can lead to the desire and wisdom to help others.
- Ultimately is a life state of suffering, illustrated by depression, despair and self-destructive tendencies.
+ The desire to live and achieve goals; yearning to improve things for yourself and others.
- Greed and the continuous unsatisfied desire for power, sex, money and so on.
+ The normal instinct to survive (sleep, eat, make love) and to protect and nurture life.
- Acting only from instinct, threatening the weak and fearing the strong; pleasure-seeking, living only in the present.
+ Passion to fight injustice and create a better world; a creative force for change.
- A state of egotism and self-righteousness, in which we cannot bear to lose. This will inevitably result in conflict.
5. Humanity, or Tranquility
+ At peace and in control of desires; ability to act with reason and humanity.
- A state of inactivity; unwillingness to tackle problems; thus leading to decline and negligence.
6. Rapture, or Heaven
+ Intense pleasure and happiness; heightened awareness and feeling glad to be alive.
- As it results from the achievement of desires, such happiness is short-lived. The wish for it to continue can lead to excess (drugs, materialism) and a weak, dependent attitude towards life.
+ Striving for self-improvement by learning new concepts through studying the teachings of others. This is the basis for realization.
- The tendency to become self-centred, to cut off from the daily realities of life or develop a dismissive attitude towards others with less knowledge.
+ Gaining wisdom and insight through the effects of learning and by observing the world.
- Lacking a broad view of life due to self-absorption; arrogance (i.e. 'I know best').
The word consists of bodhi (enlightenment) and sattva (beings) and means someone who seeks enlightenment for themselves and others.
+ Compassion or acting selflessly for other people, without expecting a reward.
- Becoming 'a martyr to the cause', neglecting our own life or health and ultimately feeling pity or contempt for those we are trying to help.
+ Wisdom, compassion, courage, life force which illuminates the positive aspects of each of the other nine worlds.
This life state is only positive.
I understand the human need to try and classify and order things in order to make sense of them. The people who hold on to these classifications are structure/functionalists. A good example of this is the Sigmund Freud division of human psychology into three parts -- The Id, Ego, and Superego. It's nice to think that anything can be divided up into nice, easy to understand and potentially controllable parts. The simplicity gives people hope. Sounds like the ersatz bodhisattva described by the OP gained a lot of self-satisfaction in being able to classify existence the way he did. A lot of peace in his mind.
However... it's all crap. It's nonsense. Existence is a continuum. Reality is not made of components. It is a single whole. One plus one equals one. So the holy man described, like most holy men, is just as clueless as everyone else when it comes to understanding existence.
My only suggestion to anyone looking for enlightenment or peace is to try and come to peace with the fact that there is no enlightenment or peace. That's the best any of us can do. And then the mystery.