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  1. Beyond the spiritual heart

    Interestingly, I did not include you in "moderators". I can see that taking your advice and not responding to your assumption has caused a weed to grow. Further, my statement concerning getting what one deserves is not an ad hominem attack. It is a reference to karma. I sincerely hope I get what I deserve.
  2. Free speech sign up

    There is no such thing as free speech. Every thing that comes out of your mouth costs something.
  3. The onus is on you to prove your statement.
  4. How about you prove your statement that Max is "attackng people with snake beings." Did Max's snake being attack you?
  5. Can you prove your statements? Otherwise it is known as slander. Why would Max attack people?
  6. TM is not real meditation, it is more like hypnosis

    Well, I would have to disagree with David Chapman there. Many text sources have originated from before the last century, in a sense bypassing modern revisionism... Interesting link, by the way. David should really read Dipa Ma and the Visudhimagga before throwing them into his scholarly analysis. But it was amazing to read a very long discussion of most of my books.. What an interesting recent historical perspective.
  7. TM is not real meditation, it is more like hypnosis

    Please, let's not turn this thread into another Mopai crash and burn. (Not pointing at anyone, it's just that the word Mopai seems to be a grenade )
  8. TM is not real meditation, it is more like hypnosis

    That is an interesting statement. The video is about where the potential for awakening exists with relation to brain wave activity levels. From your statement about Mopai, it would seem that Mopai is something else, not a tool for awakening... I know nothing about Mopai but I would guess from viewing the JC videos and the heated debates here on it (pun intended) that it is a form of energetic practice. I played in a band in my younger years that was a Hawaiian act which included a hypnotist show. The hypnotist would hypnotize people, put them between two chairs (one to support the head, the other to support the feet), tell them their bodies were stiff like steel and then he would sit on them! The hypnotist weighed about 200 lbs! After, most people were ok but in a few cases some complained about pain. The point is that it is possible to hypnotize people and have them perform superhuman feats so maybe Mopai is tapping into that aspect or some form of self hypnosis. Self hypnosis has its value as Roger attested to in his post, but it seems to be on the other end of the scale concerning placement in brain wave activity with regards to realization/awakening/enlightenment. Actually, according to Daskalos, the physical etheric double is super powerful and is capable of unimaginable feats. He supported learning how to manipulate it for the benefit of healing..
  9. TM is not real meditation, it is more like hypnosis

    Wow, Karl. You have come close. But due to lack of instruction and direction, you turned back too soon. You focused on the content of conceptualization (thoughts) and even on the arising and passing of thoughts and you were very close. It is hard to realize that the content of thoughts is irrelevant at this point in the meditation. Did you notice that for each thought that was viewed it had its own witness (subject)? You have called your watching of thoughts introspection, which is sort of correct, except that introspection is turning your attention back around to the witness or subject that is watching the object (thoughts). Had you learned to view your thoughts dispassionately, like an old man watching someone else's children at play in the park, each thought and corresponding witness (subject) would have dissolved, leaving an open space of sheer luminous awareness. That space is not a subject, it is called rigpa in Dzogchen. If you train to remain in that space, you will attain buddhahood. Here is the same topic but in different words by the Dalai Lama.. From https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Meditation-Discovering-Innermost-Awareness/dp/1559394536 Oh, and thanks for the comments about AYP. I find that I agree with them.
  10. Therefore, the AYP deep meditation is also more like hypnosis, below the critical factor. Very interesting.. Comments start at 59:00 about TM but the whole presentation is a good introduction to basic theory..
  11. Gatito, you deleted my post. You seem to think that only your opinion is valid. My opinion is just as valid as yours. A better book for beginners, one which Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of the book previously posted) calls a masterpiece is Mindfulness In Plain English https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Plain-English-20th-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B003XF1LKW
  12. Could you please elaborate on your statement?
  13. following the breath

    Not all breath meditation is about breathing, breathing into something tan tien, or manipulating the breath. The reason the breath is used, as in Buddhist anapanasati, is because there is a connection between the breath and the movements in the mind (thought and thinking). When the breathing stops, the movements stop. When the movements stop, the breathing stops. So, the breath is a great feedback loop. The purpose of jhanic breath meditation is to become aware of these components of attention: 1) Directed attention 2) Sustained attention 3) That which watches whether or not the sustained attention has drifted off the target. The next step is to train those three components. Once you gain control over the three components of attention, that is when things start to happen. You might/will experience great bliss, better than sex You might see nimittas (mental mind objects or lights) You might see inwardly with the third eye with tremendous clarity. Two books which I have studied in depth are https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Bliss-Beyond-Meditators-Handbook/dp/0861712757 And https://www.amazon.com/Attention-Revolution-Unlocking-Power-Focused-ebook/dp/B003WJR60I The thing that I will say about controlled (not passive watching) breath meditation is that there is a natural built in function that if you do it for a few minutes, will help clear thoughts and emotions out from the mind. It is called the sighing exhale. If you've ever watched the tv show called BlueBloods, you would see that Tom Selleck, the chief of police, is a great practitioner of the sighing exhale. Whenever he hears of some disastrous event or some potentially frustrating situation, first he listens, then he takes a short inhale and then exhales. It is this exhale that clears the mind. If you don't believe me, just watch yourself and your behaviors for the sighing exhale. Or watch other people during a conversation. Watch for that sighing exhale. It is a natural method of releasing a mental or emotional buildup. Repeated over and over again for a few minutes will clear the mind. You will start to see white light in the mind's eye and a space will open up inside your head behind your eyes. Just recently I found mention of that technique in a book called "Roaring Silence" DISCOVERING THE MIND OF DZOGCHEN Ngakpa Chรถgyam & Khandro Dรฉchen It is not identical to the "sighing exhale" but it is darn close...and uses the same principles... Here it is:
  14. Deception was my job

    I don't know how you can make statements like these and still be here at TDB. Mystics are evil? Are you here to save us Karl? Are you here to demolish TDB?
  15. Gatito hid his topic of Jax's book

    Well,, thanks for the straight answers (finally). You might enjoy this movie. I know I did..