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General Discussion / Re: Personal will and desire
« Last post by no one on October 21, 2017, 10:16:00 am »
Seems like pain, of any kind, is what is needed (at least here) to.....shift identification with ego to identification with True Self. I notice that it’s harder for this character to accept/allow space for my grandchild’s suffering than ‘my’ own. Sitting with the idea/‘knowledge’ of his suffering feels like being in neutral with the gas pedal nailed to the floor. I want to shift into drive, but there’s REALLY no place to go—-ever!

Thank you for being here, Jed. It seems like the few interactions I’ve had with you on this forum has loosened up some of the stickiness with/to ego. What wants to let go of these illusions? Who or what even sees them when seeing isn’t being seen by Pure Consciousness/not two (that’s what I call that Thing I’ve ‘Been’ for brief moments) I believe I AM THAT all the ‘time.’ I want to identify with THAT all the ‘time.’

I appreciate ya, Jed!!
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General Discussion / Re: How to wake up
« Last post by Johnny450 on October 21, 2017, 09:39:59 am »
Hey, Again Jed Mckenna it has been some time. And I must admit that this book is very good man, i read half of the book already. I begin to understand this all. Nisargadatta says to stay on "I am" and the rest will happen. I have tried to meditate on it etc, and I must say things are changing. I cut off all thoughts and stay on "I am". I am more positive i can stay out of bed instantly early in the morning, talk will people with confidence. The fear i had around people got smaller, i never felt so good before! By the way Nisargadatta mentions about yoga. And i researched it a bit, and it seems that Jnana yoga is one of the best to get out of the sleep. In Jnana yoga, you practice the so-called "Netti Netti". My problem is that Nisargadatta book is not really practical. I want to learn this netti netti jnana yoga thing. It is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita, but it's a story, and i need a more practical reading. Do you know any book that truly explains practically these yoga methods? And are not translated by people asleep? BEcause you mention in the start in your first book, that the newest Bghavad gita etc is translated by people in sleep. Which translations are translated by not sleeping people and explain this yoga?

Thank you very much for the help Mckenna!
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General Discussion / Re: How do we know there is only one consciousness
« Last post by notknowing on October 21, 2017, 07:47:16 am »
Nothing is everything and everything nothing. You cannot weigh or measure s thought it is ethereal yet everyone knows what a thought is. And so everything is like this. Have you ever seen that bit in the matrix where the guy says “I know this steak isn’t real, but it tastes excellent.” I understand this intellectually but I still haven’t had the self drop. It’s like purgatory. I’m going to go into business selling t-shirts to the cheese cloth kaftan gang that says: “I understand this intellectually but I’m still not enlightened”
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General Discussion / Re: 2000 light years from home
« Last post by ThereIsOnlyOne on October 21, 2017, 06:03:35 am »
That seems to have instantly ripped something away. Thank you.
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General Discussion / Re: How do we know there is only one consciousness
« Last post by Jed McKenna on October 21, 2017, 05:56:09 am »
I concur...

Love ya, Jed.
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General Discussion / Re: Nothing matters?
« Last post by Jed McKenna on October 21, 2017, 05:55:15 am »
Don't fret, you will be shown.

Love ya, Jed.
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General Discussion / Re: 2000 light years from home
« Last post by Jed McKenna on October 21, 2017, 05:52:59 am »
I strongly suggest you never ask ''why?'' again. It is a stupid interrogative always answerable by one word, ''because''.

Love ya, Jed.
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General Discussion / Re: 2000 light years from home
« Last post by ThereIsOnlyOne on October 21, 2017, 04:49:54 am »
Post It note #83

I notice the subtle, pulsing energy of mind in flux, arising and subsiding within nothingness. Sensations too. I feel a gentle contraction of awareness as mind is looked at and a broadening of awareness when left alone and to just be. This seems to be the addiction process in action - attach to mind and lose awareness. The more addicted and associated, the stronger the contraction, the greater the apparent reality and lesser the awareness. Placing attention on what is not there increases the sense of 'am' and prevents contraction.

Addiction to what is not me will be given up through starvation, understanding or further realisation.

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General Discussion / Re: 2000 light years from home
« Last post by ThereIsOnlyOne on October 21, 2017, 03:05:58 am »
Post It Note #82

Why do I need to remain confused by mind?

Why do I need to remain attached to mind?

Why do I need mind?

Why do I believe mind?

Is mind me or not?

I contemplate and observe.

Just be.
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General Discussion / Re: 2000 light years from home
« Last post by ThereIsOnlyOne on October 21, 2017, 02:11:13 am »
Many thanks to you for all the pointers. This seems to be happening by degrees - I will look to sense an opportunity to lose mind altogether.

Post It Note #81

I have recognised myself as simply being - the lack of anything, yet aware. The act of searching and owning in mind is what draws the attention as it tries to create confusion and uncertainty, spitting out feeling.

I understand that just being aware of being is what is 'needed' to deepen familiarity. Also to remain conscious of what is not me without attachment. Mind can arise and pull whilst being aware of my empty presence. Awareness is relaxing, deepening and becoming closer - simple, clear, empty, before.

Observation: Mornings require attention, all insights/knowing act as reminders of what I am not as it is observed. Looking again and again with knowing there is nothing to be found is gradually weakening attachment. Avoiding leaves a nagging in the background.

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