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14 minutes ago, dawei said:

Have you seen his two videos of his practice

 

Yes. :lol:

 

12 minutes ago, dawei said:

What exactly is his practice ? 

 

His study from Lao Tzu and Monkey King and other great immortals, that rule over vast cosmos with trillion volts power.

 

24 minutes ago, dawei said:

Just not sure what the comments are specifically based on.

 

Well, I am an expert, I could easily judge anyone's practice and also scan energy / mental body condition.

I dont read books, I read masters who practice things.

I do it constantly, and never talk about this, the only reason I said it this time because his practice, from my deep experience, is dangerous for beginners.

The practice I am talking about is (channeling and ghost contacting) if that's not obvious. 

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10 minutes ago, GSmaster said:

 

Yes. :lol:

 

Have you tried either ?

 

10 minutes ago, GSmaster said:

His study from Lao Tzu and Monkey King and other great immortals, that rule over vast cosmos with trillion volts power.

 

Not sure it is his study but rather I think he refers to them as his teachers who guide him.  Some of his stories are not unlike John Chang's. 

 

 

10 minutes ago, GSmaster said:

Well, I am an expert, I could easily judge anyone's practice and also scan energy / mental body condition.

I dont read books, I read masters who practice things.

I do it constantly, and never talk about this, the only reason I said it this time because his practice, from my deep experience, is dangerous for beginners.

The practice I am talking about is (channeling and ghost contacting) if that's not obvious. 

 

I can scan energy (and energy body level) too.   Some here can.   

 

I'm not sure he has ever spelled out how a beginner would do his practice or even attempt that, how would one ?

 

I think he might say the first step is to have a heart of surrender... he often talks of Dao Xin (heart of Dao)... is that dangerous for a beginner ?   I'm just not sure what is dangerous yet as you don't spell it out... if you mean trying to seek out immortals for guidance, then I don't think that is directly what he would say.  It takes guidance to attempt such guidance anyways.   

 

I guess it is not so obvious to me, as I don't see channeling and ghost contacting as I understanding him.  He would have to say it plainly.   If you have read him enough, he begs of the immortals as an act of surrender and they either provide guidance or not.  I can't recall him talking of contact ghosts for specific help or practice.   Maybe you just mean he has that ability.   

 

Some of us have that ability too but we tend to stick to direct contact with deities instead.  Lower entities, ghosts, forms are just denser and can tend to be 'sticky'. 

 

Thanks for sharing some of this, we can talk in PM as needed as we don't need to share everything here.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Pilgrim said:

Gave this quite a bit of thought today. Not sure why.

 

I understand your feelings and feel bad for you being upset as you have a legitimate beef but this place is not a safe haven and the few places that are all lock step our way or the highway like AYP are pretty boring and dead unless you drink the Koolaid you are out as in subject Verbotten banned unless it has to do with the approved mind set and promotes an agenda often monetary in nature.

 

If you do not already know this I would like to introduce it to you.  IDIC. 

 

IDIC was a phrase coined by the late Gene Roddenberry you know the visionary who created Star Trek. It is supposed to be a Vulcan thing. 

 

The Vulcans (Think Spock)  were warlike and driven by passions ( That were beyond what humans experience in terms of emotion)  which drove them to near annihilation by Nuclear Arms because they could not reconcile the differences between sects and nation states on their planet. Then came Surak the prophet of logic and the reformer.

 

With him came IDIC. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination.

 

This forum is a bit like that.  So what if some get out of hand now and then and act up or insult?

 

Try to remember Infinite diversity in infinite combination. 

 

Failing that well awww fuck em anyhow who gives a shit what a bunch of mamby pamby jack wagon button pushing stuck in their own heads with nothing better to do fantasy people got to say anyhow?

 

Who fries the fish? Who brings home the bacon? Got it?  Get real. This place is a nice hang out but if you think for one moment you will meet an actualized master or someone with something really special to teach you forget it. 

 

There are some very real folks here but you have to leave the screen and get into the world with them otherwise you are just playing games.

 

Try being worthy, be loving, considerate, kind tolerant and patient those are the real super powers not anything other.

 

That ^^^ is the best post I've read in a very long time.

Good job, Pilgrim.

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10 hours ago, Pilgrim said:

This forum is a bit like that.  So what if some get out of hand now and then and act up or insult?

 

 

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8 hours ago, ilumairen said:

 

Just to clarify, this was generalized, and not actually directed at lifeforce - who I actually have found to be kind and considerate, right?

Yes and no.

 

It is a reminder from me, to me as well.

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One year I started using the Ignore list function.  It slowly grew.  People who annoyed me, had different opinions, made grammatical errors, the very young, the very old.  Soon I was the only one left. 

 

I had the bums to myself.  ahh those were good days. 

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Why not kick back and read Tom Robbins starting with "Another Roadside Attraction." He has the human condition pretty much nailed down.

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10 minutes ago, thelerner said:

One year I started using the Ignore list function.  It slowly grew.  People who annoyed me, had different opinions, made grammatical errors, the very young, the very old.  Soon I was the only one left. 

 

I had the bums to myself.  ahh those were good days. 

LOL I hear ya.

There's only one person on my Ignore list - Drew, aka voidisyinyang or whatever his latest incarnation is - but only because the length of his repetitive cut&paste posts fill my pc screen & when I'm on phone it's a nightmare. I'm glad others have quit quoting him - as that causes the same probs. 

fwiw - my 'good old days' include RonJeremy, FatherPaul, & the other real Bums. But...all things change and you and I still seem to be here, eh? B)

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27 minutes ago, thelerner said:

One year I started using the Ignore list function.  It slowly grew.  People who annoyed me, had different opinions, made grammatical errors, the very young, the very old.  Soon I was the only one left. 

 

I had the bums to myself.  ahh those were good days. 

I never did use that function , except to stop annoying someone... and quickly decided it wasn't for me ;) 

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38 minutes ago, thelerner said:

 

I had the bums to myself.  ahh those were good days. 

It is still so. 

We are just a figment of your imagination. 

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24 minutes ago, rene said:

Drew, aka voidisyinyang or whatever his latest incarnation is - 

He has promised to leave. 

He wrote that in december, on his blog, that he had posted his last post here. 

I think the reason was that you guys spend to much time and space selling in your methods, and you gals are too female. 

 

Hey, it's april now! Darn..... 😁 

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23 hours ago, silent thunder said:

Whatever you do in the pursuit of truth or reality takes you away from your own very natural state in which you always are. It’s not something you can acquire, attain or accomplish as a result of your effort. All that you do makes it impossible for what already is there to express itself. That is why I call this your natural state. You’re always in that state. What prevents what is there from expressing itself in its own way is the search. The search is always in the wrong direction, so all that you consider very profound, all that you consider sacred, is a contamination in that consciousness. You may not [Laughs] like the word contamination but all that you consider sacred, holy and profound is a contamination. There’s nothing that you can do, it’s not in your hands. This is something which I can’t give because you have it. It is ridiculous to ask for a thing which you already have. There isn’t anything to get from anybody. You have what I have. I say you are there.

 

UG Krishnamurti

 

Yes, this perspective (shared by Krishnamurti and others - e.g. Alan Watts comes to mind) has validity to it. Sometimes we are trying too hard to get somewhere really fast. Eventually, we tense up and thereby block the process. At times like these, it is good to remind ourselves that, indeed, we already are where we are hoping to go and that, in fact, we have always been there and will always be there.

 

This is true - essentially. However, it is also true that there are steps to be taken and levels of the self to be realised. And in this process of navigating the self, we may sometimes be going through stages that (even though a degree of acceptance is still key) we don't want to focus on too much, but rather direct our attention in a direction we want to go. And there can be validity to this too.

 

As far as I am concerned, no such concepts are always true and appropriate. They are tools to be used as we see fit - depending on where we are and where we are heading to (or not).

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Just now, Armando said:

 

Yes, this perspective (shared by Krishnamurti and others - e.g. Alan Watts comes to mind) has validity to it. Sometimes we are trying too hard to get somewhere really fast. Eventually, we tense up and thereby block the process. At times like these, it is good to remind ourselves that, indeed, we already are where we are hoping to go and that, in fact, we have always been there and will always be there.

 

This is true - essentially. However, it is also true that there are steps to be taken and levels of the self to be realised. And in this process of navigating the self, we may sometimes be going through stages that (even though a degree of acceptance is still key) we don't want to focus on too much, but rather direct our attention in a direction we want to go. And there can be validity to this too.

 

As far as I am concerned, no such concepts are always true and appropriate. They are tools to be used as we see fit - depending on where we are and where we are heading to (or not).

Well said.  Thank you.

 

While I usually espouse here solely the merits of deep and radical release and downplay the usefullness of tension/effort, I also appreciate the experience of the deeper relaxation that arises after intense tension.  We seem to flow fluidly within a spectrum of antipodal forces/conditions; forces that are always flowing toward balance, yet are never static and in balance.  This flowing of conditions toward balance occurs seemingly naturally, effortlessly, to me, without need of skill or thought. 

 

As water flows downhill without training, skill or mind, so do we move fluidly through life.  In this mode effort is inhibitory.  Yet to arive at this perspective, considerable effort may bring benefit.

 

My words seem muddy no matter how many times I rearrange them, so I'll parrot and share the words of Shunryu Suzuki.  Hopefully his words resonate the paradox of the perfection of what is as it is, vs achieving through the use of force/effort.

 

As a good friend says... it seems to be 'both, same time'.

 

"Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement."

"As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself."

"it is wisdom that is seeking for wisdom."

"No teaching could be more direct than just to sit down."

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47 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

 

While I usually espouse here solely the merits of deep and radical release and downplay the usefullness of tension/effort, I also appreciate the experience of the deeper relaxation that arises after intense tension. 

 

Perhaps effort and effortlessness are not ultimately so opposed.  Like the primordial forces of yin and yang, they can interpenetrate, give rise to each other in a natural rhythm.  Weaving intentionality and surrender together in a single braid, we arrive at...´(well, honestly I don´t know where this goes but I´d like to get there.)

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12 minutes ago, liminal_luke said:

 

Perhaps effort and effortlessness are not ultimately so opposed.  Like the primordial forces of yin and yang, they can interpenetrate, give rise to each other in a natural rhythm.  Weaving intentionality and surrender together in a single braid, we arrive at...´(well, honestly I don´t know where this goes but I´d like to get there.)

 

You arrive at Both, same time!

 

We intentionally (using effort) try to accomplish something - all the while being totally fine with the possibility that we will not succeed as planned!

Intentionality and surrender do not exclude each other! (-:

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2 minutes ago, rene said:

 

You arrive at Both, same time!

 

 

Yes, that´s it exactly.  I´m a big fan of your both/same time philosophy.

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Wonderful stuff.  This open question arises... is effort a requirement for what is?

 

There are subtle distinctions for me within effort/non-effort that perhaps may seem contradictory and non-sensical, yet for me, there is no contradiction.

 

maybe I can find some words to describe what the sense within awareness seems to be...

 

While authentic action can involve much activity, this does not necessarily involve or even require the expenditure of effort, nor the presence of tension.

 

The natural state may involve activity, does this connote effort?

 

Where does effort fall in the perfection of what is, as it is?

 

Is effort required?  Is effort beneficial?  open questions, I have no firm answers, just riffing on a theme...

 

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16 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

Wonderful stuff.  This open question arises... is effort a requirement for what is?

 

There are subtle distinctions for me within effort/non-effort ...

 

Does 'intent' play into this for you? Perhaps in effort, but not in authentic action? (wonderful term for non-effort, btw :) )

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I think I'm the one who should be blamed.

 

I let all the trolls in...and poor Karen is left to sort out the mess. :D

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On 4/11/2019 at 11:53 PM, Pilgrim said:

Try being worthy, be loving, considerate, kind tolerant and patient those are the real super powers not anything other.

 

Reminds me of a song by Living Colour - This Is The Life

 

In another life
You might have been a genius
In another life
You might have been a star
In another life
Your face might have been perfect
In another life
You'd drive a better car

 

In another life
All your jokes are funny
In another life
Your heart is free from fear
In another life
You make a lot of money
In this other life
Everything is clear

 

In another life
You're always the hero
In another life
You always win the game
In another life
No one ever cheats you
In another life
You never have to change

 

In another life
Your friends never desert you
In another life
You never have to cry
In another life
No one ever hurts you
In this other life
Your loved-ones never die

 

But this is the life you have
This is the life you have
This is the life you have
This is the life

 

In another life
You're always the victim
In another life
You're always the thief
In another life 
You are always lonely
In this other life
There is no relief

 

In your real life
Treat it like it's special
In your real life
Try to be more kind
In your real life
Think of those that love you
In this real life
Try to be less blind

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

There's the admonition to THINK before you post.

 

Is it True

Is it Helpful

Is it Inspiring

Is it Necessary

Is it Kind? 

 

Course thats reads a little cliche-ish.  Take it to literally and we'd be cutting out 3/4 of our material.   I'd be willing to throw out Inspiring, as its a nice bonus but not necessary.  Is any post really Necessary?  Probably not, we can put that in the bonus section too.  True is important so keep that.  Helpful to whom?  Hopefully someone and not totally for egoic satisfaction. 

 

Is it Kind?.. is a good question.  We're not in pre-school, we don't need to always be nice, yet most of the time kindness keeps the community working better and keeps us in our better selves.  I'll often re-write my most critical posts by taking out the You's and turn them into more generic less pointing and less personal. 

 

Appropriateness and politeness are worthy of consideration before hitting the return key.  Write often enough as an asshole and you become for all intents and purposes an asshole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)
11 hours ago, thelerner said:

Necessary

 

This is very subjective, I could say that all my posts are necessary, but many would not understand the meaning or the reason behind them.

 

11 hours ago, thelerner said:

egoic

 

Egoistic being will always post about ego issues, like this topic, is a pure egoistic complain that the guy does not like something in others.

If we take out everyone who posts egoistic posts there wont be more than 2-3 people left on this board.

 

11 hours ago, thelerner said:

Is it True

Is it Helpful

Is it Inspiring

Is it Necessary

Is it Kind? 

 

High expectations from board and forum is what is ruining this experience for many. Expect nothing and may be you will find something of use.

 

When I read posts here I see more of something like this.

Spoiler

 

Quote

Is it bullshit

 

 

11 hours ago, thelerner said:

Is it True

 

There is no such thing as an absolute truth, and personal truth is relative, who will be able to define it.

 

11 hours ago, thelerner said:

Is it Kind

 

Kindness is an illusion, sometimes being "kind" is being savage, and being "brutal" is being kind. IF you dont see a bigger picture you will never understand. Kindness to some people, make them go the wrong road and end up into selfdestruction. There is another word - is being pampered, it is extremely unhealthy practice in esoteric schools, as people won't be able to survive in real world after being excessively pampered

 

General idea, is that every word / action of a Sage has some deeper meaning that may not be on the surface. Sometimes it is only understood in 10 / 20 years of life experience / practice.

 

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13 hours ago, GSmaster said:

Kindness is an illusion, sometimes being "kind" is being savage, and being "brutal" is being kind. IF you dont see a bigger picture you will never understand. Kindness to some people, make them go the wrong road and end up into selfdestruction. There is another word - is being pampered, it is extremely unhealthy practice in esoteric schools, as people won't be able to survive in real world after being excessively pampered

 

Most of the time having Kindness as a default is a good idea.  Hopefully basic intelligence warns us in cases when things are off.   If one is constantly being nasty and thinking they're really being deep, it may be a sign their ego's taken over. 

 

I've found strong competent people to be as kind or kinder then weaker less competent ones.  I think its because they can afford to be.  Nastiness can be a defense mechanism brought on by fear, conditioning and wanting to score imaginary points. 

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12 hours ago, thelerner said:

sign their ego's taken over. 

 

Whenever, someone has ego or not, I only trust / listen to the opinion of accomplished Sages, same as on any questions concerning cultivation and self development.

 

Humans are constantly confused just about everything.

 

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