• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by gatito

  1. @sean For part of the record: cc @ralis @Zhongyongdaoist Please feel free to continue this discussion about the Western MoPai Cult and the conducts of its promoters (should anyone consider it to be appropriate...).
  2. Dear TaoBum Friends, I’m happy to announce the inception of a new trophy, which will be awarded only to the most awesome members of this forum (see below for FAQs). There will be an Awesome MemberTM of the Week, the Month and even an Awesome MemberTM of the Year Award. All you have to do to enter this new and exciting competition is to break the rules (including the codified Founding Principles) to which you agreed to adhere upon joining the forum and be nominated for the award by either another member or a by member of the general public (see below). You can make your nominations either via PM or via the email address (awesome dot member at pm dot me), which gives us - the TBAMAJP (TaoBums Awesome Member Award Judging Panel) - the ability to externally validate these awards by accepting nominations from the general public along with giving them places on the judging panel. You can apply for your place on the TBAMAJP via PM or via the secure, encrypted email address. We realise that many de facto Awesome MembersTM may believe that they have a head start after years of dedicated practice but please be aware that in order to be fair to any newbies, everyone will start each week with a clean sheet from 12:00 UTC every Sunday. The cutoff time for nominations will 12:00 UTC on Sundays. I trust that if you have any questions about the details of this exciting new award scheme you will not hesitate to contact TBAMAJP either via this thread, via PM or via the above email address. With Love, gatito 残心 FAQs:
  3. Hello

    Incidentally, how are you finding Auckland during lockdown? Working from home ATM?
  4. Hello

    Perhaps start a thread of your own devoted to that topic (instead of riding this particular hobbyhorse incessantly on every newbie thread that mentions the term MoPai)?
  5. Hello

    Thanks ralis! I'm now going to report you for spamming, as well.
  6. Hello

    The use of the term "MoPai freaks" appears to be a personal insult - reported. Just put ralis on ignore @chino, you'll find that function in your control panel settings.
  7. Hello

    Welcome! Enjoy your sojourn here. May it be both Happy and Peaceful!
  8. Hello

    Is there something either in the rules or in the Founding Principles that places a moratorium upon MoPai discussion?
  9. Spinal Breathing Gives Kundalini Awakening

    You're welcome. :-)
  10. Spinal Breathing Gives Kundalini Awakening

    You seem to have misunderstood my response - entirely...
  11. Spinal Breathing Gives Kundalini Awakening

    On the other hand, maybe he looks like this IRL: and you don't realise it..? :-)
  12. Spinal Breathing Gives Kundalini Awakening

    I've no idea why they get "overload" but, as I inferred, TM isn't a "legitimate" practice. However, I'm not going to hammer this issue further than that with you, especially as there's now lot's of info. out there that's easily accessible for anyone to do their due diligence about both AYP and TM. Furthermore, if you "got results" that worked for you, W(ho)TF am I (or anyone else) to nay-say your "results". :-)
  13. Spinal Breathing Gives Kundalini Awakening

    This could be a very interesting discussion (and a very useful discussion) because this issue comes up time after time and it will certainly help me to clarify my position on the matter (even it's of no usewhatsover to any others :-)). I'll ponder upon it and return with my thoughts in a couple of days by starting a separate thread.
  14. Spinal Breathing Gives Kundalini Awakening

    AYP is based on Transcendental "Mediation", a technique that is both nonsensical and potentially extremely harmful, as evidenced by what they call "overload". Couple TM with unbalanced pranayama like AYP's so-called "Spinal Breathing Pranayama" and its a recipe for potential disaster. In contrast with TM and AYP, genuine meditation can be practiced for a dozen or more hours continuously for days or even weeks with extremely beneficial effects. To learn such practices you'll probably need to find an expert in them (and no genuine expert in such practices will charge anyone a cent for passing-on such techniques). For the classical historic example, the Buddha didn't hawk Liberation in the marketplace like some tawdry merchant.
  15. Only Comfortable With Paid Lessons

    Without knowing the specifics, it's impossible to answer the question in detail. Generally, many people purloin open secrets and then set up their stalls, attempting to market tawdry trinkets and baubles cobbled together from such open secrets as though they have exclusive access to the Truth. You'll sometimes even see hawkers of techniques based upon purloined open secrets screaming about infringements of what they may even believe are their copyrights. The Truth is eternal, open and both literally and metaphorically priceless. It is neither some whore nor some gigolo to be bought or sold.
  16. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    By "we" I mean to signify all human beings. :-)
  17. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    We can all be like that Steve. Drop me a PM if you want to setup a VoIP call.
  18. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    And ensure that Apech uses the cat-flap and/or cleans out his litter tray regularly.
  19. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    Of course, the combination of this: and this: in the same post is intended to indicate minor and light-hearted irony. Still confused? :-)
  20. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    Perhaps it would be clearer if I use this: if I'm being sarcastic?
  21. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    Go for it if you want.
  22. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    I cannot provide any further evidence in writing but, if you want to VoIP, you'll hear the evidence in my voice.
  23. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    Speak for yourself...
  24. Sorry for being AWOL lately ...

    You're misreading the situation Steve. Just because you're feeling those emotions yourself, it certainly doesn't signify that I'm feeling them myself (or projecting them - whatever that actually means).