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I'm glad there isn't an emphasis on any particular path or tradition here - my entre into the world of spirit was through alcoholism. Plenty spirits there. But learning to stay sober over an extended period of time requires inner work, to eliminate the buttons that keep us uncomfortable. It's through this process of eliminating those things that impede our progress in the world that I suddenly realized, at some point, that the process of elimination actually started adding in some other ways. What this has led to, in me, is the awareness that we are all One, we are all, in essence, 'god'. The Intelligence is contained within us; the same intelligence that keeps our hearts beating when we're asleep. It is within all, including things animate and inanimate. What an incredibly strange period of time we're living.
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RE: The Mahasiddha Field

@manitou and Barb I'm impressed that you got through the book so quickly 🙂  Thanks...It really means a lot to me that you enjoyed it. 

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2 years ago
RE: The Mahasiddha Field

@manitou I had no idea he wrote a book but as far as I am concerned you can wrap them both with twin, yarn or whatever is at hand soak them in gas and save your brain from the toxin.  Dwai's book...

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2 years ago
The Big Dao

Some of my spiritual friends and I have been meeting almost every night for about an hour, to meditate. It is very interesting that we are able to easily connect with each other irrespective of the ph...

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2 years ago
RE: Do we consider a message based on the messenger?

@manitou That's nice. I find that no matter who we talk to (physical appearance of clean or dirty) we tend to attract what we're looking for. In my case, I was really burned out from the physical worl...

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2 years ago
RE: The Mahasiddha Field

@dwai Lol!  I actually liked the prancing and the waterfalls with the beautiful young people and the mind blowing scenery. Oh well must have had many lifetimes in India it always seems so familia...

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2 years ago
RE: The Mahasiddha Field

@manitou I found it to be a very entertaining and captivating story. It takes place in the United States and India. It also takes place in different dimensions as well. Here in this story Dwai does a ...

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2 years ago
RE: The role of knowledge in spirituality and the destruction of the mind

This idea of a war with the mind and overcoming the mind presents “it” as some sort of “other”. It sets us against what we struggle to understand within. “Mind” - “The Intellect” are such big words fo...

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2 years ago
The role of knowledge in spirituality and the destruction of the mind

Most of us here have a practical background, having spent many years in the practice of a meditative method or art (e.g., qigong, yoga, taijiquan, etc). It is true that having a practice is essential ...

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2 years ago
RE: To Do or To Not Do, that is the question

Really like your point @dwai: "Effort is needed until it is no longer needed". I'm more of a person who chases after freedom. First I thought it came from the external, then I thought it came from the...

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RE: To Do or To Not Do, that is the question

Another tendency I've observed (including in myself) is that we tend to gravitate towards a binary logic filter. I attribute it to our modern propensity for things digital. In a binary logic filter,...

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2 years ago
RE: To Do or To Not Do, that is the question

I'll share here my reply to the same post on "the other forum." I think it's important to keep in mind when we may discussing the "absolute view" or "our true nature" with those who may have not yet d...

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2 years ago
To Do or To Not Do, that is the question

Been going into this a bit more with some friends of mine (who I'm meditating with every day). As is expected, most of us have preconceived notions about our "true nature" and how complex or how ...

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2 years ago
RE: Dispassion and Pilgrimage

Sounds like you long to go Viking. The term Viking is misused today. It was never a name for a people, the people were Norse. Viking is a verb for what Norse people did. They went out Viking... it...

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RE: Dispassion and Pilgrimage

@manitou I'd appreciate some help in the future, and I'll send you a message when I'm ready to approach these things; which may be a week or two. Suprisingly, I'm mostly past issues of a bad childhood...

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2 years ago
RE: Where do we look?

@mithras Well said.  Certain processes in life have great inertia.  For me, I experience it as a pull.  A subtle, or obvious compulsive draw toward an event, item, person, place, activi...

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