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  1. What is spirituality

    ...I think "spirituality" really means basically two things: 1. The search for truth 2. How we explain existence and how we relate to it ...every "tradition" has something of either one or both of those subjects...
  2. What is spirituality

    To fully answer a question such as this, a real look at what words are, should be undertaken, for spirituality is just a word to describe something... Words are symbolic. As symbols, they contain power, a kind of mirror like quality that captures and reflects what something appears to be and what something actually is. Which is why a perfect square represents a balance of forces, a triangle represents anything with only 3 sides... etc. Words are a little more complex, because they have an origin that once determined what the meaning of the word was, but they change over time. So naturally spirituality once meant one thing and now means another... But, in short the word spirituality simply refers to one's spirit and all of the knowledge of it and how it behaves and how it is related to everything in existence. Hence, why people say things like.... from a "spiritual" point of view, etc. Mostly these days everyone thinks of spirituality as being associated with the God concept or religion... ...what spirituality really means will be different for everyone at different times throughout the entire course of existence, simply because it is a word which has a meaning that will change... But, this all points to the deeper question..... of---- why is it important?
  3. The modern Western diet

    Yes- post world war 2 innovation has fueled and changed our food habits. It is basically driven by greed which is caused by capitalism. Both of which are unhealthy from a holistic perspective. The greatest threat to public health is un sustainable economic system, it's too bad that greed runs the world through fear based living. And that people value the quantity of their lives more than the quality.
  4. The Highest Level Of Immortality

    Don't know if anyone had thought anymore about this... but I did. I think what is referred to as the rainbow body is the result of a trained process of achieving a harmony, balance, and eventual absorption of the 5 essences, principles, or frequencies of light that correspond to the classical elements of ether, fire, air, water, and earth from their physical expression back into their basis and inherent nature of uncreated or clear light of awareness of our basic spiritual constitution. In short... dissolving our consciousness back into its source through willful transmutation or action. I dont know really... just an attempt.
  5. The Highest Level Of Immortality

    Don't know if anyone had thought anymore about this... but I did. I think what is referred to as the rainbow body is the result of a trained process of achieving a harmony, balance, and eventual absorption of the 5 essences, principles, or frequencies of light that correspond to the classical elements of ether, fire, air, water, and earth from their physical expression back into their basis and inherent nature of uncreated or clear light of awareness of our basic spiritual constitution. In short... dissolving our consciousness back into its source through willful transmutation or action. I dont know really... just an attempt.
  6. @Nungali Excellent. Thank you for sharing the info. The principle of infinite expansion... sounds exactly like what it felt like. Oh man, its pretty amazing. Taking this conversation to another point... have you ever noticed how we seemingly re-create our reality, by virtue of this expansive force? I have not directly seen it's mechanics working, but I have spontaneously re-created physical matter through virtue of charged meridians, an open mind receiving in information.. or energy patterns, and instant connection. So, we actually do, I believe, re-create the world through the way our consciousness works...its like we are a mirror and an emitter at the same time.. and so the physical world is as well... doing the same thing to us... we are both re-creating each other based upon the perception of the present moment that never ends... unless we move out of time-space sequence.
  7. @Daemon - yes that would be nice to explore. I live in San Francisco, CA. I don't really have any needs... except to meet like minded people who also love this wonderful experience of existing as we really are.
  8. David G - Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Yes - I at one moment in time experienced a similar flash of "quantum" awareness... where I felt like I was experiencing the weight of existence ( literally ) from where is was observing from. Accompanying this heavyness, was like a super sound and flashing of lights, etc. It happened very fast... and the experience was a little overwhelming. They say, the love of the divine is the most powerful thing in existence for one to experience, and I believe it is true. I think the more we practice enjoying it... the easier it becomes in deeper doses or concentrated focus.
  9. Hello everyone, I am wondering if there are other people who have experienced what I have experienced in terms of what I think is called Self realization. I became interested in pursuing understanding the truth of god's existence awhile back, and in doing so - read through a book called " The man who saw god ". In the book, a man describes where the phenomenon that we call (god) is actually located and how to approach it. Apparently god is in the middle of everything, or center, and through mental and emotional stillness it can be perceived. So I tried to still my mind and emotions fora long time, and I eventually did still them so much, that I would become totally aware of many things. But, one day when I was doing kneeled sun salutation type yoga poses, I spontaneously focused all of my mental power. not thoughts, but my awareness, or my direction of perception inwards. In the instant that I did this, my mind went totally blank, a blackness within became exposed... and then a super luminous sphere of light radiating super powerful vibrations arose from the bottom of what was I seeing. This super vibrational power sphere was so powerful that I felt the need to look away because I did not know what it was or if it was actually something physical, because I was still able to see it with my awareness. I think the hindus refer to this as the atman... or the "god" within us. Has anyone else experienced something similar? I am just curious to know if there is anyone else out there whom I can speak with about this experience... that are not dogmatic religious people of any kind, but honest and sincere seekers of truth. And lately, I have been focusing on it, " the atman" ; throughout my life... and feel that I am reaching the states the buddhist's call "nibbana"... or the occultists call " ecstasy" every once in awhile... as my awareness shifts in and out of the inner world and outer world. These experiences are super awesome and totally fulfilling. Just curious if there are others out there. Please let me know. Thanks.
  10. To Stovepipe - there is a passage in the tao te ching about "magical" or " supernatural" abilites... these phenomenon are simply a fact of existence just like anything else, and there is also reference to the "use" of the "tao" 4: The tao is so vast that when you use it, something is always left. How deep it is! 35: When the tao appears from it's opening, it is so subtle, it has no taste. Look at it, you cannot see it. Listen, you cannot hear it. Use it. You cannot exhaust it. Lao Tse also offers another nice suggestion regarding "magic": 38: Occult abilities are just flowers of the Tao, and the beginning of foolishness. Therefore the master dwells in the substantial And not in the superficial. Rests in the fruit and not in the flower. So let go of that and grasp this. Truth be told - in my opinion the development of understanding and approaching the mystery of the Tao through specific meditational practices causes one to become aware of types of magical abilities... it's entirely natural to happen. The hindus also revere the attainment of such realizations along their path to the Tao. Everyone who honestly pursues the truth will most likely come across such phenomenon. What is important to realize is that these types of abilities arise as side effects of their approach, they are not the goal. The goal is whatever you choose, but there is an objective realization to occur. However, these types of abilities can be used for good or evil, just like anything else. And eventually, if a person develops themselves enough the use of these magical abilities will in some cases become necessary to do good and help others when there is no other way of doing so.... like when the Buddha transfixed his entourage across a river to save them from dying, or when Jesus healed the guard's ear instantly that his disciple Peter cut off., etc. etc. etc. So in essence, there is a time and place for the use of such abilities...masters use them all of the time to help the world. Be forewarned, the ears of the universe hear everything, and your life will take directions according to what is placed in your path or what you intend to do. If you seek only power for yourself, divine providence will influence your life and direct it another way. Once you reach a certain point in your development, all of your "learned opinions" will diminish and disappear. But to conclude, the development of magical abilities is super awesome and the divine right of every human being, anyone can develop them and use them accordingly. Furthermore, The spiritual path to the divine is a path marked with the same milestones for everyone, it's the path of the absolute truth of existence. Taoism, Buddhism, Hindusim, etc. are all just systems of thought.... not the path itself. For Lao Tse remarks on it: "The tao that can be followed is not the Eternal Tao."
  11. Hello, I am wondering where to begin on understandings the basics of yin yang energy flow, like where does it come from, where does it go, in what order, etc. etc. etc. I have felt both the energies move within me, but I would like to delve deeper and understand their natures truthfully. Please let me know if anyone can point me in the right direction in a simple way...
  12. Theosophy

    ...is anyone aware, that one of the big reasons Krishnamurtis dissolved the order of the star; is because - his brother was deathly ill for a very long time, and the "invisible masters" of the order of the star promised that his brother would live... his brother died, and shortly after Krishnamurti disbanded the order entirely. The order that from a very young age had supported his entire life. It's pretty clear to me what happened. Krishnamurti was propped up to a certain a degree to fulfill false and fraudulent predatory prophecies to the masses, he knew this... but went along anyway... until the promises from his superiors proved false in the fact of his brothers passing... he could no longer trust such an organization and was already popular enough to strike out on his own to make a name for himself as a lecturing philosopher.
  13. ...would you care to elaborate on what exactly one of these pieces is? I am thinking literally here... not figuratively. For instance... a proton is not a neutron. A proton is not the entire universe, neither is a neutron. An atom is made of both... ... why does it seem like everyone on this website seeks to mostly postulate their weird abstract ideas...? Taosim is not abstract and weird from what I understand about it. Its actually the most practical philosophy of life that I know.
  14. Yes I do in the sense that one has to be reliant upon one's own understanding and inquiry. If one is not... then one is constantly trying to reconcile previous ideas with what one is faced with... which maybe illuminate the truth, but it's just harder that way. It's much easier to understand things in your own way, is all I was trying to say. And that, it doesn't matter what anyone says about what you realize, what you see, what you understand in the sense that you are your own authority on yourself... and everything else. Yes - I learn from other people in all things, but only to eventually incorporate their knowledge into my own understanding. ...what is there to inquire on, when you see, feel, and hear everything for yourself? We are born self honest and reliant. There is nothing really to do in this sense... unless one is so stupid as to be led by others in all matters their entire lives...
  15. The Goal

    ....Can anyone recall a beginning - " The tao that can be named, is not the true tao." ... perhaps there is something eternal about this statement.... something apart from all intellectual activity... something intrinsically true. In my opinion, the tao is a lot like science. It doesn't matter what you believe, think, say or do. It is what it is. It cannot be changed... named, placed, or shown... yet it is everywhere, waiting, moving, and ending; revolving and evolving. peace be with you.