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  1. How to deal with feelings of unreality?

    What if tis is just natural feeling and you will never go back? What people forget when starting a serious meditative practice is to have a proper guide who could adress it all on the spot and prescribe grouding procedure according to aspirant’s prefferences.
  2. What you mean is placing attention on things like emotion and so on when they arise. This is correct and I don’t argue with this. Please listen - there is a difference between placing attention on thoughts and feelings when they arise and purposefully looking for our shadows and purposefully evoking negativity. Nothing wrong to observe our negativity when it rises, - this is indeed placing a magnifying glass of our attention on it, even good to write those down so to reflect fully. Opposite to that is not placing attention to those things, then we don’t see them, sometimes purposefully sweeping them under the carpet The world is as we see it.
  3. What I meant is focusing, not facing. Facing is fine when it surfaces, but purposefully looking for shadows is focusing on them thus magnifying them. Whatever we focus on we magnify. In practice, this means that there is no end to shadow work if we are honest. Some of us simply like to dwell in negativity and anyjustification sounds reasonable. „If you're viewing the Self as "light" then that also holds completely true for the Internal Family System. Any effective therapy is always Self-therapy.” By light I view light. Facing our negativity happends on its own when we work with light, no need for therapeutic applications. We don’t need to look for our demons as it is considered time waste and less effective. Psychological maturity, and integration of fabrics of our consciousness happends spontaneously when we work with light.
  4. In the tradition I follow it is not important and a time waste for the reasons I’ve mentioned, but I know that some teachers made a carrer out of shadow work. shadows are more superficial things, emotional, mental wires basicaly, plowibg the ground deeper than that just upruts it all, wilhilst focusing on traumas keeps us on the surface Working with light is simply more effective, I don’t mean some therapeutic applications either.
  5. Integration happends on its own when we work with light. whatever we focus on we magnify, thus we work with light. Working with shadow is counter productive
  6. is time real does it exist?

    Thanks for the quote, a good one! Which means that things in the world are not different from the Self. Are only its reflections. Buddhist sects are often considered not aiming really for the ultimate truth, or accepting some internediate level attainment for the final realisation. This is even worse with non-duality teachings.
  7. is time real does it exist?

    Maybe you are right, Buddhists were kicked out from Kashmir valley because of their teachings. Kashmir Shaivism stands on traditions from Indian continent, however it does not agree with Vedanta for example, where they also negate world as an illusion. Basically world can be illusion or be real, if it is illusion, and o ly real thing is the self, then where the world cones from if not from the Self? It does not look like separate entity.
  8. is time real does it exist?

    The world is unreal, only Brahman is real. Brahman is the world. If world is projection of the Self, Shiva, how can world be unreal? Time is in the world. This is a point of view of Kashmir Shaivism. Maybe simply ilusions are unreal.
  9. Astrology Resource Recommendations

    Gello daojones, astrological reading might be what you need, so to understand how planetary situation affects you. My friends like vedic yotish readings and find them relevant and helpfull. Just find some good reader and book a session
  10. Sounds like some kind of rewiring going on out there in your neurophysiology, is my best bet. Psychological clinging to the body causes fear of loosing it, just ponder on that. Do you experience bliss? overall it feels like expansion, and something changes to better or other way around, comparing to the point when all what you describe was not present? I just try to determine whether the experience is positive or negative in the outcome.
  11. The necessity of thought.

    Traditionaly speaking, in order to get rid of thought patterns, thought constructs we are used to, that give rise to identity are replaced by the spiritual teaching (qualified one, ideally that comes from established tradition), so we simply relinquish our thought patterns to another thought patterns which is spiritual discourse, something that creates fundaments to further development of our practice. We can’t really stop thinking but we are able to guide our thoughts into silence, any kind of mind agitation can be pacified this way. Patanjali Yoga Sutras also mentions contemplating luminous thoughts, in order to conquer those that are negative. Also contemplating kindness, friendliness. It gives immediate results. when we need to solve something we hold particular thought “I need to reply to this post on booms”, “I need to go shopping”
  12. It is also worthy to mention that first kind of knowledge as mentioned in the first post, is divided to knowledge repeated as in books and knowledge heard directly from the adept, both has different impact. I’ve hard what the topic adresses from slightly another angle, where it is explained from a practical perspective, where spiritual discourse/ teaching (positive thought constructs, shruthi vikalpa) basically replacess our negative thought constructs (ashruthi vikalpa), and from there the work to abide as Brahman is simply more conducive.
  13. Transpersonal Witness Meditation

    Forgive me, but the method described in the post souds quite a bit intelectual, taking one into the mind. I thought best meditative practices aim at dissolving the superficial mind, even temporarily. I know that KW is famous thus what he teaches should appear as worthy practicing but what if that’s not the case? He is for sure a good speaker and a brilliant writer, very convincing and spent a dedicated time for developing what he has developed, nontheless methods he passes on might not be the best ones so I’m not surprised that the author of the post spintaneously withdrawn from those “meditations”. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
  14. Hello oglights, correct me if I’m wrong but I detect some guilt in your writing. As silent thunder noticed, you feel quite dedicated which is a good thing and it seems all is fine with you Basically we sometimes outgrow the method and some tweaking to the practice is needed to take it on a different level, or the method is not for us. Teachers sometimes tell things that might make us feel bitter for a time period, does not mean the teacher spoke about you so no need to take it personally. I don’t know what type of lineages resonante with you exactly so hard to pass any responsible recomendations, however what often works is to set an intention. In this case intention to discower a spiritual practice that is conducive for us and will guide us to reach whatever we want to reach, and then let go of this intention.
  15. Am I who you think I am?

    Good evening Anand (at least it is evening here), Great to hear all this and observe the carefully chosen visualisations, it is not that I'm arguing here seriously, nor without it, but for sure not tried to offend your teacher. Send my humble regards to your Guruji - all the glory to one and the only, Jai Guru Dev! He for sure passed on/ enkindled in you this joyful spark that palpably shines from your writing, is probably why he gave you such name (just guessing he gave it to you). Sat-Chit-Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss Thank you back, lets have some tea instead, Ganapati