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  1. Got it. Thanks. I had misunderstood your meaning. So if one actually realized the rainbow body, would it then not be a conceptual construct, or is it still then a conceptual construct that is somehow created?
  2. Very interesting on studying it, but not practicing. If you dont mind my asking, why would you do that? Ecstatic conductivity could also simply be called energy flows.
  3. Why do you say that about the AYP system? Are you a practioner of it? While I am not a big fan of it, I do not remember anything specific like that as part of the system.
  4. Very happy Sunday to you too. How do you see the rainbow body as a conceptual construct?
  5. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 69

    This is another one that has many levels to it. I will focus my comments on the more energy level. Also, I think the Feng version is actually the most clear for this chapter... SIXTY-NINE There is a saying among soldiers: “I dare not make the first move but would rather play the guest; I dare not advance an inch but would rather withdraw a foot.” This is called marching without appearing to move, Rolling up your sleeves without showing your arm, Capturing the enemy without attacking, Being armed without weapons. There is no greater catastrophe than underestimating the enemy. By underestimating the enemy, I risk losing what I value. Therefore when the battle is joined, The underdog will win. In any energy battle (or fighting with a negative being), this chapter very well explains the best approach. If fighting such a battle, it is sort of like mind to/against mind. So attacking another is like going from your mind space into another mind space. While egotistical “evil guru” types think they can over power that way, it is a huge mistake. As one goes into another “local” mindspace, you increasingly become more subject to the rules and nature of that mind space. Also, the deeper into that mind space, the more powerful (and rigid). Hence, the best approach is as described... There is a saying among soldiers: “I dare not make the first move but would rather play the guest; I dare not advance an inch but would rather withdraw a foot.” This is called marching without appearing to move, Rolling up your sleeves without showing your arm, Capturing the enemy without attacking, Being armed without weapons. Once on your own “turf” it is all much easier as your mind becomes the natural “translation” and mapping of the energy attack. As long as you dont get caught up in it, that mental badass demon thing is now just some energy wash/push. For the next part, Underestimating the enemy could also be described is you going arrogant and over confident (or more ego based), and in potentially leaving your base center, you definitely “risk losing what you value” (your own basis) and get your ass kicked. Therefore when the battle is joined, The underdog will win. No one can defeat you if you can continue to be like water (or valley of the universe).
  6. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 68

    Very interesting chapter, as to me this one is very clever and multi leveled. I think it is important to look at where the chapter leads. In each case it describes something like how the chapter is about the virtue of non-contending (or striving) and how it is useful to deal with other people (better connect with them). At a more energetic level, if you think about fighting, one realizes that fight exists (or is translated that way) in the mind. And when ones reaches the higher level ( or 3 treasures from the earlier chapter), you start to more deep connection to your environment and others around you. Often your mind will translate that new “incoming” energy as some sort of attack, rather than a natural flow. Hence, one should follow the steps as described in the chapter... 1) dont go violent or think of it as an attack 2) keep your mind calm and quiet and let things flow. 3) dont go ego crazy (boastful) with your new connections to others. 4) treat all of these new connections as the treasures they are, and learn to be the “valley” that can support the broader network.
  7. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 67

    The three treasures can also be translated as... Compassion - Open heart, which is the beginning of feeling energy and all higher states. Economy, frugality - of “mind”, quieting of mind leads greater clarity and connecting to all at higher states. Humility - Dropping or emptiness of individual self - beginning of “light level” and the possible formation of the “golden child”.
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    Got it. Thanks. To me all of it would be an aspect of mind.
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    So for you, mind is simply data flowing, and awareness is the analysis and acting on that data? Also, is awareness what gives intent to do something, like with opening and closing your eyes?
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    Sorry, dont get your logic at all. How does closing my eyes show that I am not my mind? I used my mind to give the directive to close my eyes. Then my mind monitors what happens with my eyes closed. Maybe it is simply you have a much more limited definition of the word “mind” then I do.
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    So basically you are just defining mind as something just like the eyes. It could also simply be that what you call “awareness” is simply a process running inside the mind. As an example, we know that the mind keeps subconscious processes going when there is no “awareness” (as in deep sleep). But, there is no example of awareness continuing when the mind is shut down.
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    And down the rabbit hole we go... So you are saying that you can witness something without a "mind"? That you can perceive things without a mind? If so, I would appreciate an example.
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    All witnessing (and perception in general) is of the mind...
  14. Mark Griffin, 1954-2018

    Anyone know how he died?