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Everything posted by 3bob

  1. so going by the opening crux of the talk there really is no leading away from an "unreal" to the "real", thus what is needed is a leading away from an incorrect perception of only the real or Brahman in everything - which does not include an unreal, thus part of the ancient opening prayer states or espouses to me a direct contradiction to what then follows in the talk.
  2. without simple and sincere honesty and a certain humbleness it doesn't matter how hard working or how smart a student is if they don't have or develop those virtues
  3. it is recorded that Lord Brahma (as the aspect of creator ) is not immortal per-se although his lifetime is the length of a extremely long cosmic cycle...anyway even that is not enough. Btw. in Taoism The One is "born" so even the One is not immortal per-se.
  4. On Meditation

    that which knows it is not the the complex computer like tool and resulting RAM programs that mind is, (with lots of programs running in the background besides what is on the desktop - with some of those people and programs having code based on dharma and some based on anti-dharma along with mixtures of both...whereas all of the True Master's working code in this world is based what could be called the ROM of Self.
  5. On Meditation

    a chute is a nice option if the jet has slowed down enough to exit out of a normally shut emergency door - say at 15k feet, btw if four or five people have you in a death hug on your way out the door will the chute slow all of you down enough to safely hit the ground?
  6. Can anyone teach me Psychic techniques?

    to paraphrase: seek God first and all things (needed) will be added unto you. Inviolate Spiritual Truth is the foundation of true and rooted power that works for and with the goodness of the lifeforce in all beings, ....as also spoken of per, "Tao follows it own ways" from chapter 25 of the T.T.C.
  7. On Meditation

    Rideforever, It sounds like you want to or need to be some kind of alternate know it all, but I'm afraid you are barking up the wrong tree in this sub-forum,... whereas you can probably find some young, impressionable wanna-be masters of the universe types in other forums or sites who are more likely to go along with your half-hidden and half baked repackaging of Mr. G ramblings and slants.
  8. On Meditation

    well the sound of one dog barking turns more or less instantly into two dogs and then three dogs barking, and from there to ten thousand dogs carrying on...but if those ten thousand dogs are wafting their tails after farting then it would be wise to return to non-form and its non-smell. (asap)
  9. On Meditation

    your dog barking at you in disgust?
  10. On Meditation

    "one hand clapping" wafts farts away...
  11. Question about Falun Dafa / Falun Gong

    I know next to nothing about them, but I didn't care for the sectarian push in their public dance concert presentation which I went to thinking it would be based purely on Chinese history of a non-sectarian kind... (other than some references to ancient schools of religious Taoism and old mythology) which to me it seemed they were co-opting to give credence to their school.?
  12. Advaita Vedanta is only one out of hundreds of other religions that also make sense to millioins and billions of folks which is or could be called a great and tolerant outlook of "Hinduism".
  13. it is to pure and simple to be a thing or a mind, but it does know itself beyond regular knowing. (otherwise all would be like the vanity of vanities)
  14. The Way of Understanding

    so one's effort and a certain purity is needed to reach the threshold, but once there (so to speak) ones effort alone can not cross or leap further without the helping power of Mystery along with being granted passage to Mystery where things can not go....
  15. The Way of Understanding

    casting various and highly dubious interpretations of the often fragmented content and context of many 'fourth-way" sayings (by use of veiled correlations) - onto or over other traditions, teachers, people or ways is part of what Mr. G. admittedly said was the MESS HE LEFT before he passed away, and imo parroting indirectly (or directly) such is not a new or deep revelation.
  16. Advaita Ishvaravada.

    This is not a very long read...and very informative with understandable terms and concepts on this form of "Hinduism". https://www.himalayanacademy.com/index.lc/view/bd_2016-12-30_path-to-siva_lesson-10_commentary
  17. Getting rid of fear and anger

    A rhetorical like question: So could the entire manifest universe be seen as or dismissed (which some do) as only being an "illusion" or an attachment of or to form? Further, since most of us should be able to assume that there are forces greater than our particular state and form, thus forces that are sometimes called the Tao or Nature that wastes not in its purposes or its ways - then what purpose is there for form that is connected to, attached to and in dependence on Tao? (or Tao itself having an aspect of form thus a Tao that is not in denial of form and is also mother to it!)
  18. The Self is aware of it Itself (aka Self realization) but not as an object. ("normal" or conventional thoughts along this line do not apply)
  19. How to find REAL peace of mind

    Only the Self is of lasting and true peace, although a still mind which the Self can work through is (critically) important.
  20. Getting rid of fear and anger

    right, there is the ideal you speak of, but I was not speaking of the ideal but what is often factual. ps. as you know the traditional paths (of most forms of Hinduism) in regards to householders and renunciates are very different besides just being so on the surface, although later in life the householder may become a renunciate after settling their family and worldly affairs...
  21. Getting rid of fear and anger

    a different and more drastic example being something that few can do in this day and age, for instance that of the historic Buddha renouncing the world and no longer having to deal with his wife and child and his many other responsibilities to his household by retreating to a life as a renunciate in basically open areas with a moderate forest climate...and then later more or less criticizing common people for their lack of non-attachment.
  22. Getting rid of fear and anger

    I appreciate monks, nuns or renunciates for what they do... but how many of them can they honestly criticize the lives and dharma's of householders who are dealing with the world? Obviously not many, and for some of them to do so if they are supported by householders seems more or less nuts. ( for they don't have to deal with the common and understandable fears and angers of being a householder in the world, including not having to grind away at difficult jobs for 50+ years to support themselves and a family)
  23. Big Brother Really Has Arrived!!!

    if the so called spiritual doesn't include spiritual warriors fighting in the trenches then it is not really spiritual, more like disconnecting or retreating to some kind of la-la land...granted everyone needs to take a break from the "world" now and then but we can not surrender the welfare of mankind and the rest of the wondrous natural world to forces of darkness and expect to still have nice cozy spots to meditate in peace and experience tranquility.
  24. only perception can be wrong never reality, thus there is only reality and no illusion.