Post by withinsilence on Feb 15, 2012 23:26:39 GMT
If you want the truth of what was trying to be taught by Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Osho and the like then read this explanation by Eckhart Tolle. Reading it is one thing, understanding it another, but experiencing it is the only way to know its truth. Believing it to be true or not is not knowing it, as all beliefs are the denial of truth. One must look within oneself to know the truth of the cause of the suffering of the world. Know the cause, know the cure.
Post by withinsilence on Apr 24, 2012 22:31:42 GMT
From Eckhart Tolle: Secular Spirituality vs. Religious Spirituality
Q: I heard the Dalai Lama say that secular spirituality is more important than religious spirituality. Do you think your teaching belongs to this category?
A: It’s a good distinction. Religious spirituality is usually associated with a long tradition and certain stories. Secular spirituality is basically this: It does not deny God or the transcendent, but it doesn’t mix God or the transcendent with stories that one needs to believe. Of course, you can have spirituality within a religion. You can have religion with spirituality, and you can have religion without spirituality – which also happens quite often. Religion without spirituality is just ideology, such as certain belief structures in the collective mind that one identifies with, and that’s not helpful. And then at other times, religion may still have its stories and rituals, and even beliefs, but they are no longer so dense that the light of consciousness cannot shine through. Religion can be an open door into the realm of the transcendent, or religion can be a closed door, depending on how it’s used. Then comes something relatively new, which I suppose is secular spirituality. We can call it that. Although he represents ancient religious traditions, the Dalai Lama seems to be moving in that direction. There’s no need to give up your religion as a result of this teaching, but you can deepen it.
"Warrior am I and from the battle I emerge Triumphant"
Post by withinsilence on Apr 28, 2012 15:58:30 GMT
Man is lost within the dark prison of his thoughts. Unquestioning, he remains ignorant of the fact, that he holds within the light, to illuminate the inner cell, and reveal the lock of falsity. Without falsity, one becomes aware of truth. With the key of truth in his hand, he may open all the doors which, he has kept hidden from himself, all that he believed he could not know.
Within this statement lies a path to liberation, to freedom from ones own self inflicted suffering and the key to self mastery.
Let not others sowed seeds of ignorance continue to reap within you suffering, for when one cultivates its own soil, and generates true, balanced and healthy seeds, and sows them with the intent of sharing them in the harvest of goodness, only then will one reap the positive rewards of its own unifying effort. For as the old saying goes; "You reap what you sow!"
ws .. my little foray into a different forum went poorly .. haha
It would be easy to think things like: "what the fuck is wrong with people?", "why are they so blind, and hardheaded?"
But I generally won't think like that. I'm not inclined to, say, place myself in one category, and someone else, in another.
I don't know how any of this works really, and I'm not inclined to let my imagination try and "figure it out".
I think ideas like "ignorance; in the prison of the mind" etc. can only be applied to my struggle. That to label another as such would be folly, and only serve to cause me unnecessary harm.
what the fuck is wrong with people?
LMAO yes, yes, the cunning mind and its tricks. Ignorance is truth as well as Brilliance, opposite polarities of the same energy, varying degrees of intelligence. Why, I know not, but comical it is when all one is trying to do is help others and they just won't listen. I remember someone like that....... hummm, looked just like me. haha hehe haha
In my opinion, everything is a manifestation of Spirit, which is some sort of vibrational energy force, which is neither good or bad but is endless, limitless, infinite potentiality that somehow brings its "believed" to be fragmented parts back to its "knowing or true" whole self.
Such is the mystery of life, the great cycles of manifestations, changes, life longing for itself, and the more in harmony one is with life, the more beautiful the song you get to dance to.
To bring oneself, ones subtle energies (thoughts are energy) back to simplicity, to balance and to remain centered, unmoved, unwavering, unconditionally accepting of the great mystery of life, is the greatest gift one can give not only too itself but to all that comes in contact with it. Somehow, I feel that this is the true originating nature of life itself. Currently it seems to be out of balance and woe to those who stand in its path when nature decides to return itself to balance. This is just my opinion.
As man creates "his" world by the thoughts that originate within "his" mind, so man is created within the thoughts of Original Mind, hence in ALL there is THE ALL and in THE ALL is ALL!
Here is a link to help explain the underlying principle of all spiritual teachings or also called the perennial philosophy- sophia perennis or religio perennis.
Simply, all teachings are pointers to the same underlying truth, or principle which is the dissolution of self or ones conceptual identity and the recognition of ineffable inner knowing or awareness of the transcendental.
In other words, to reunite with source energy, to return to ones highest vibrational state, to be in harmony with the universal source, to be, to reside at the highest level of consciousness which paradoxically is transparent, nothingness yet everything, empty yet fulfilled, still yet ever moving, silent yet speaking from it, thoughtless yet knowing, eternally patient, unmoved within by anything outside of itself, whole not divided, profoundly serene, willing to share ones experience but not needing students, acceptance or approval. Always listening (attentive) or aware, knowing how and when to cast the proper seeds upon soil that's being cultivated wherever the opportunity presents itself so as to help transform what was once a barren wasteland into an abundantly harvestable crop that in its own time will also cast its seeds of transformation on others just as transformational seeds were cast upon it, this is to give of ones being, or simply the highest energy of compassion in action.