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  1. Jerry Alan Johnson's Book Giveaway

    taken...mods please delete topic. won't post again sorry.
  2. If anyone wants Jerry Alan Johnson's Daoist Internal Alchemy book, please pm me. Thanks.
  3. These deconstructions can be immensely helpful for transcending the very solid limitations that hinder our meditative progress. Because if you hold any of them to be real, it will inevitably stop at that specific realty. Or worse, counter the efforts of hard worked sadhana, making progress a 1 step forwards, 1 step back situation. It also helps me clarify my own understandings: All assertions of true existents are based on the claim that space, time, and quantity are real. The three dependencies traditionally taught can be understood as follows: Emptiness of cause and condition is emptiness of time Emptiness of imputation is emptiness of space Emptiness of part and whole is emptiness of quantity We break them down using dependent origination: What is space? Space is conceived by extension of location. From here to there (not-here). And the conception of here is via not-here. Not-here via here. So it is established like this: the conception of here is dependent on not-here. And not-here is dependent on here. This is a contradiction since here and not-here cannot be conceived at the same time. So the conception of space is an illusion based on an impossibility. What is time? Time is conceived by before and after (not before). So the conception and definition of before is via not-before. Not-before is also dependent on before. But to conceive them together is a contradiction. So the conception of time cannot not real. It is an imagination based on conflicting polarities. Same thing with quantity. One via many (not-one). Many via one. So is everything denied? No. There is one factor that cannot be denied, and that is experiencing. Because it is the foundation of conception. If you say conception precedes experience, then that means conceptions happens outside or before experience. Which we proved to be impossible based on the refutation of both space and time. If they co-arise simultaneously, they would mutually entail one another. But non-conception does not mean experience. Both conception and non-conception are experiencing. So the foundation of everything is experiencing (this is unbounded, meaning there is no such thing as individual units of experience, since that would make space real). The foundation is not conceiving or knowing (this is "individual" and unreal). Conceiving occurs only through dependent origination, because that is how anything can ever be conceived: via contrasting polarities. So if you experience the nature of conceiving (dependent origination/illusoriness), then that is good. If you don't, then you are pretty screwed and think the myriad contradictory illusions are reality. Seeing illusions as illusions thoroughly, being able to create and destroy it freely, then the illusion is a blissful play. If you don't, and take the dream to be real, then you are caught in a hellish play of contradictions, cyclical ideas, and impossibilities. So...let's everyone destroy the impact of delusions pervading our very body and minds! Then let's dance in and as the illusions. _/\_.
  4. Time and Space

    These deconstructions can be immensely helpful for transcending the very solid limitations that hinder our meditative progress. Because if you hold any of them to be real, it will inevitably stop at that specific realty. Or worse, counter the efforts of hard worked sadhana, making progress a 1 step forwards, 1 step back situation. It also helps me clarify my own understandings: All assertions of true existents are based on the claim that space, time, and quantity are real. The three dependencies traditionally taught can be understood as follows: Emptiness of cause and condition is emptiness of time Emptiness of imputation is emptiness of space Emptiness of part and whole is emptiness of quantity We break them down using dependent origination: What is space? Space is conceived by extension of location. From here to there (not-here). And the conception of here is via not-here. Not-here via here. So it is established like this: the conception of here is dependent on not-here. And not-here is dependent on here. This is a contradiction since here and not-here cannot be conceived at the same time. So the conception of space is an illusion based on an impossibility. What is time? Time is conceived by before and after (not before). So the conception and definition of before is via not-before. Not-before is also dependent on before. But to conceive them together is a contradiction. So the conception of time cannot not real. It is an imagination based on conflicting polarities. Same thing with quantity. One via many (not-one). Many via one. So is everything denied? No. There is one factor that cannot be denied, and that is experiencing. Because it is the foundation of conception. If you say conception precedes experience, then that means conceptions happens outside or before experience. Which we proved to be impossible based on the refutation of both space and time. If they co-arise simultaneously, they would mutually entail one another. But non-conception does not mean experience. Both conception and non-conception are experiencing. So the foundation of everything is experiencing (this is unbounded, meaning there is no such thing as individual units of experience, since that would make space real). The foundation is not conceiving or knowing (this is "individual" and unreal). Conceiving occurs only through dependent origination, because that is how anything can ever be conceived: via contrasting polarities. So if you experience the nature of conceiving (dependent origination/illusoriness), then that is good. If you don't, then you are pretty screwed and think the myriad contradictory illusions are reality. Seeing illusions as illusions thoroughly, being able to create and destroy it freely, then the illusion is a blissful play. If you don't, and take the dream to be real, then you are caught in a hellish play of contradictions, cyclical ideas, and impossibilities. So...let's everyone destroy the impact of delusions pervading our very body and minds! Then let's dance in and as the illusions. _/\_.
  5. Kunlun Seattle

    I've been doing kunlun on and off for about 6 years.
  6. Kunlun Seattle

    To clarify, I would still recommend Isha and Sadhguru for people who are looking for a consistent sangha, a guru, and a more structured way to open up to spirituality. I've recommended it to family members as such. However as far as energy practices go, I still find kunlun to be the most potent. I could not have had those experiences I had with Isha without the openings I went under with Kunlun. The difficulty of kunlun is often developing willingness to let go and the fact that you have to be very self reliant. There is not much support besides you and the practice. And some people might prefer that way due to life situations where they can't devote so much time to yoga or they prefer gentler methods of energy practice.
  7. Kunlun Seattle

    Huh? I've always practice kunlun as my basic energy practice. And Thusness stages as my insight practice. Sadhguru however, is someone I just get on my knees in front of. I practice kunlun as my basis because I started out with it and would like to go all the way in the system. It's also the most powerful sadhana I've come across.
  8. Kunlun Seattle

    If anyone wants to learn Kunlun System in the Seattle area let me know via PM. I've been given permission to just shows the basics of the system. You can learn about kunlun by doing some searching around in the forum. And no, you won't get super powers. And no I won't be doing black magic on you because I don't know how. Lol.
  9. Tibetan Ice at one point in this thread asked to come back after sometime with Isha and re assess my experiences... So it's been about 2 years with Isha, and a year and a half after coming back from BSP when I began this topic. I was in absolutely delirious ecstasy during these weeks. During the whole month my veins were just pumping blissful awareness. I would throw all my clothes off and dance for an hour, lol. I dropped everything in my life: school, job, internship...and went and lived at the ashram for three months. It was challenging there because hidden blocks and emotions emerged all the time and with unrelenting force. The energy of the temple penetrates you. I would often get into quarrels with the monks there over small things, but then go into uncharted states of meditation effortlessly. I would be just sitting behind the temple and enter absorptive states of great energy and awareness. Then I attended a 8 day silence program with Sadhguru...and coming out of that program...I came out a different person. Something within me shifted, became totally silent. A lot of identification I carried melted away at levels I wasn't even aware of. It was at first hard to recognize what exactly had happened, because I would find myself thinking and moving differently than I had before. Meditation became such an easy practice for me. Just sitting, intensely alive and aware. I returned this year again for a month. And this time each day at the ashram was such a blessing. The community, the people, and the temple...it wasn't even really about Sadhguru anymore. If one is open to it..the place is total magic. I remember walking out of morning meditation with tears of gratitude..just love flowing through everything... During my time with Isha there has never ever been a hint or story of exploitation. I met many people there...people there who work ten hours a days but with much joy, willingness and energy. Everyone who has been with Isha is so alive and intense. Its great to see. There has been so much love. freedom, and ease blossoming within me since my time with Isha..I look back even two three years now and I can hardly recognize myself. Well...so here is my report back after sometime..hehe.
  10. Yin Yang Left Right

    That...that is confusing...
  11. Yin Yang Left Right

    I was also looking into the seasons that correspond to the four celestial beasts of the directions, and the phoenix is the beast of summer, yang, and the back side of the body. Which again confirms that the Yang, the dragon, is on the right side of the body, because it is east, while the Yin is on the left side, the west.
  12. Yin Yang Left Right

    I guess it's auspicious to face south because then the polarities of the body are in harmony with external conditions.
  13. Yin Yang Left Right

    Ahh I see, then that makes sense. If the south and the back of the body is yang, then if we align the body, it makes sense to say that the right side is yang and the left side is yin.
  14. Yin Yang Left Right

    I don't see how this is a cultural philosophy or a conceptual thing. Why would I follow one or the other, when it's based on the human body? Do you follow the human body? The yin yang idea and sun moon channels aren't that different. So one of them is wrong.
  15. Yin Yang Left Right

    Ahhh that's really interesting. What do you mean TCM swaps the kidneys?