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  1. What are you listening to?

    It is almost Pentecost again; and while I'm 4000 miles away from Leipzig, part of me is going to miss WGT. I've never been a goth, mind you --I just like to associate with the melancholy from time to time, sehnsucht and the artistic non conformity.
  2. DeWesternising myself

    Being aware of this already goes a long way. An answer I cannot give, but following is something I remind myself of. If you want to train your body you read about exercises and go to the gym. You compare the results you get and talk to other people that go to the gym. Now, in the end; it is not the reading about exercises or discussing them with others that will build muscles. Yet they were necessary steps on the way to find the exercises that help and not harm you. Welcome to the forum, we can talk about and discuss the possible practices.
  3. the Diamond Sutra

    Isn't this the issue with all rational thought to begin with? Let's assume following 1. You are not your thoughts 2. thoughts are just maps, not the territory - Why read a book filled with thoughts to further your path? I mean it can give your mind more ideas to feed upon, but it creates more levels or barriers from my point of view. Similar to the saying of "adding to Maya"; and warned against in "the first shall be the last". The more you learn, the more you'll have to unlearn.
  4. Closed

    1. No one doesn't need to be an actual god (whatever you mean by the word god anyway); unless I am one without knowing. 2. In a physical reincarnation "oneself" is a normal thing to talk about 3. You don't ask a lot of "her" don't you. a mere 10 millennia of devotion
  5. Alláh-u-Abhá!!

    Welcome I must say that I only know about the Bahá'í faith because of this big temple here in my village. Please feel free to post some of your study work here. I love to learn.
  6. The HOW and WHY of it all

    Why is a question that can only be answered in causality. To answer that question you should answer what lays at the base of causality. First causality has a time component; so you would ask the first time segment or where the origin of time begins. At some point in the past (in terms of clock time); space-time manifested from the unmanifested. Some would call this point the singularity or naked singularity (since it lacked an event horizon) and everything has expanded from here. On a more abstract level; the laws in this space-time continuum create causality and the answer to the question "why" is so the question why could be asked". On a deeper level the question why becomes answered by "because we wanted/want/will have wanted it this way"; considering the we exists outside of time. -or some form of us On a deepest level the question simple is answered by "because it is possible" and we are asking this question from within that possibility. Our wanting is what makes it possible; the rest is just a translation. So we wanted it and it was possible. Who is we? :-)
  7. In case anyone is interested. My wife compared my mental state to that of a pregnant woman; doesn't want to hear any of my prophecies/philosophy anymore and just decided to live in the moment. I have a lot to learn from her (something about let the left hand live in the moment and the right hand prepare for the future as it unfolds) Another thing that is funny is that a week after I started advanced yoga practice I got invited to a community who's founder also started with AYP. So beautiful is life, so intricate and divine. Grace be given.
  8. Chi, Qi or Love

    Welcome, Thank you for being.
  9. What's going on here?

    When I watch the first video I can't help but thinking about fractals (like Mandelbrot) In fact I was contemplating yesterday evening that if the universe is just a collection of energy vibrations in space-time following a quantum equation. It would mean everything is happening at the same time (in terms of consciousness). It would also mean that the time dimension we perceive as clock time would just be the measure of of causality that is the result of the solving (and direction) of the (mathematical) quantum functions and its collapse of (unmanifested) potential into causal time-space reality. There is some more to this; but I leave it at this for the time being -clock time I mean
  10. Why Follow Tao?

    To the first 3 statements: You can only chose to lead your own life. You can chose to grow into being yourself and align yourself with Tao (under any other name) to grow. Or you can stay who you are, rust in place and stagnate and decline. To the last 3 statements: You chose to give because giving is receiving. There are no unilateral transactions. Follows: receiving is giving. I have not yet met a rock that is indifferent; even a single hadron has a will. Indifferent things don't manifest. But if you refer to a state of mind, know that you are fooling yourself. Why follow Tao? you cannot follow Tao. You can only realize Tao. Be aware of it. Being aware if what some called being efficient in posts above. Which you accomplish by Taoism or many other paths which are in fact all similar.
  11. What to say when one kills an ant?

    I eat meat to sustain myself and I have no problem killing an animal to feed myself. I would chase away / kill an animal to defend myself. Ants don't take hints well, so they learn by example: die in my kitchen, be prosperous is my garden.
  12. Are Secrets Really Necessary . . . (?)

    This is one of the most beautiful things I ever read here.
  13. I don't really know why I'm making this post. Maybe I need help understanding what we are. Maybe it is to show how beautiful something can be when two open hearts come together. Or maybe it is just to solve issues. I met my wife almost 4 years ago. I traveled 4000 miles into the unknown and landed in her house since she rented out a room for AirBnB. Short story. She was seperated for 4 years from her husband and didn't date. Someone asked if she wanted to go to a party, and if he could just drive her. "What could be the harm" she said. Well they didn't make it to the party.. Carcrash.. she broke her ribs. The next day I arrived in her house. We met and I took care of her for 3 months. There was an instant connection, like we knew each other for ages. It felt surreal. In retrospect it felt like we where both in a fugue state or something. We started talking and never stopped. I saw through her essence and felt how she really is. If you ever heard about twin flames (from those new age books). It felt like that. Including the age age difference. She is 28 years older than me; although people that see us together don't seem to notice it. It's like our energy vibrates together. Even stranger, there is some feeling in me that I feel like a father towards her. I call her my little girl. Now four years later. I still love her, love her even more. I love her so much it impedes me from being myself. From the other thread people might know that I had parathyroid issues followed by something like an opening of the hearth (chakra). Past pains resurfaced; and I remember never been young, only been small. At least that's how I phrase it. A lot of loneliness in my childhood, combined with emotional neglect. My mother couldn't show love because of what happened in her childhood. She died when I was 20 and she both told me an my sister that she always loved us but couldn't show it. That was after 3 years of cancer and me taking care of her. After her death I took care of my dad until he found a girlfriend and I was left on my own. I had a dark night of the soul that lasted many months. It almost destroyed me, but now it seems it made me stronger. I took about 10 years to fully recover and at age 30 I set off on a spiritual journey in which I forsake the idea of love and concentrated on my "mission" in life. Which was just more a feeling than a concrete thing. I landed in her lap basically; after a strange series of events that where so weird it not only made me convinced about something spiritual but also showed a glimpse of my (and any human's) potential. Although I know our deep connection, there is something that feels off. At first I thought it was my pain body, but I feel there is more out there. It is hard to know what exactly what I feel or place it into a context. My wife was my first experience and what I thought, my always and my last. I am not so certain about this now. I might have done the most stupid thing and told her about this. I have a hard time lying or keeping things secret and she already felt emotionally what I told her in words. We still love each other deeply and I want to be there for her; but on the other hand their are so many omens and everything seems to fall apart. Even my illness seems to be an expression of something emotional and spiritual. Agape; the highest form of love is what we feel for each other. Below that our regular egoistic love started to grow. More on her side than on mine; although I also feel egoistic love for her; yet less. I don't know what to make of this journey that is our lives. I always had hunches about the future; mostly in dreams at night, sometimes it comes as something I know without recalling how. Maybe they are just possibilities and by having them I've been given the permission to change the future. I might have done this already and literally saved her life if that was the case. Or maybe I just see her death nearing if I didn't. In the middle of this Ziran. It sends me every spiritual person and book around me, my way. My vibration must be rising and it is starting to feel like I felt 4 years ago. Only I am in a better place with more support. From people saying me to strengthen my lower chakras to guiding me to Qi-gong, to pointing out I should read the Dao of physics. I am sure the universe is working its hardest to move me in the right direction; and I feel like I'm failing or rather making mistakes. I know this has nothing to do with Dao; but it has everything to do with Dao. It is the Dao to the Dao in which you start to realize the Dao by becoming the Dao so you may become one with the Dao. Also, I might need a master; but Ziran has been so grateful; I don't know if there is a master I would accept.
  14. Are Secrets Really Necessary . . . (?)

    1. One can guide you to the fountain, but one cannot make you drink. 2. All knowledge has potential to be dangerous. Some things are not knowledge but changes within consciousness beyond knowledge. It is always helpful to have guides. 3. Stop thinking; start being. 4. The rational to see the limitations of the rational and overcoming those. 5. According to the Dao it might very well be that everyone is crazy. 6. They have been revealed and there everywhere around you. The revelation in yourself is a process you and every other person has to do individually. It is not about reasoning or understanding; it is about being and becoming. 7. your opinion depends on definition and is neither true or false 8. The Dutch accepted Judo. When a Chinese Daoist accepts the best the West has to offer he/she to will grow. 9. The unasked question. There are no secrets. There is just waking up and the process of waking up. Daoism is one way; there are others. Even in the west. Only the west didn't value and honor those as high in their culture so they are more hidden. There is nothing to know really; it is more an experience.
  15. Dark night of the soul

    The road to heaven leads through hell. My take on it is that people can see meditation as stress reduction and a way to improve themselves in their lives with their current mindset. I on the other hand am getting comfortable with the idea that I meditate so my mindset can change, so my life will change and the experience in this reality will change. But after having had periods of depression and suicide attempts and such, I (my ego) kind off lost the fear of death gradually. Took about 10 years. Where I started a deep Yoga Meditation recently, I realize going into a certain trance; which with practice will lead to something akin to the death of the ego. Or whatever that would mean. Now this experience can be very scary or it can be the most fulfilling experience and it would be most likely a bit of both Thing to remember is; we are only in this body for about 100 years or much less in many cases. Don't take it too seriously and smile a lot. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. And I do feel sympathy; it is so very scary to be human. Yet it can be so rewarding.