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by anna
April 2nd, 2009, 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "I" is all
Replies: 7
Views: 8240

Re: "I" is all

Perhaps expressed another way, to realize I is all is simply to get out of the way. There is little mystical here, simply putting a dominant ego-centric "I am the most important thing in my universe" into its proper place. Rather like becoming a child again, simply becoming an entity that ...
by anna
March 31st, 2009, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: just a small thing
Replies: 12
Views: 11070

Re: just a small thing

But seriously....................Neo, you just caught me by surprise and it generated a guffaw! The way I see it, the closer you get to the top of the mountain, the larger the vista, and the less detail you can see, and even though there are molds and bacteria, insects and vermin consuming the fores...
by anna
March 31st, 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: just a small thing
Replies: 12
Views: 11070

Re: just a small thing

:lol:
by anna
March 31st, 2009, 3:47 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Disease Brings Solitude (6/14/08)
Replies: 3
Views: 8842

Re: Disease Brings Solitude (6/14/08)

I am pleased to hear that my own experience brought some kind of solace to another who is struggling with the inevitable deterioration of the physical body. This comes to all of us, one way or another, sooner or later, and for those who escape it early in life, there is the end of life that awaits t...
by anna
December 10th, 2008, 3:52 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 12077

Re: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion

"Ripening of reality" suggests that there is a reality that can ripen. The way I see it, there cannot be a progressive Reality, or perception of Reality, but instead, it is an either or sort of thing. Otherwise, it becomes "experience", and the experiencer is always the dream bei...
by anna
December 3rd, 2008, 3:57 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 12077

Re: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion

To take Nisargadatta’s statement a step further: isn’t the end result of his realization, in many ways similar to the Zen concept that for a while a tree is not a tree, but eventually, a tree is just a tree? In the beginning, nothing is as it appears, but in the end, everything is exactly, perfectly...
by anna
December 3rd, 2008, 3:46 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 12077

Re: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion

Ah, I see you have found Nisargadatta, lucky you! Of course Nisargadatta would ask how there can be two yous or Is juggling together. Indeed, if I may be so bold to speak for him, I think he would suggest that there is really no I per se, just being, as you. If truly felt, then, there can be no fals...
by anna
November 29th, 2008, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Robotics
Replies: 13
Views: 16383

Re: Robotics

I would like to suggest that, from the point of view of this experience, there is, unfortunately, "no refreshing drink of truth" to be had. The problem with "truth", of any kind, is that it is based on thoughts, however lofty or lowly, as the case may be. That in and of itself is...
by anna
November 29th, 2008, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 12077

Re: Robotics - cont'd from Gen. Discussion

There was a great writer, (something or other Roberts) who wrote a book about her own experience of "no mind" - can't remember the title, but it was a sort of biography of the falling apart of her mind which she attributed to everything but the actual shutting down of the "computer mi...
by anna
September 18th, 2008, 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY STROKE OF INSIGHT
Replies: 6
Views: 9118

Re: MY STROKE OF INSIGHT

Just to address the original entry suggesting that although 80 people read the entry, none had commented upon it. I think that the majority of readers of this forum are just readers, and prefer not to comment, but to quietly go about their own investigations into consciousness or God privately and s...
by anna
September 17th, 2008, 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief in belief in God
Replies: 6
Views: 9122

Re: Belief in belief in God

Perhaps I was unclear in my use of two apparently discrete terms for God, the infinite and personal. I do not mean to imply that it is an either or situation, or a case of duality at all. It is because of the infinite nature of "God" that BOTH a personal, or local God can exist at the exac...
by anna
September 7th, 2008, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief in belief in God
Replies: 6
Views: 9122

Re: Belief in belief in God

I’d like to suggest there is actually no contradiction between an enormously infinite God and a personal, “local” God. Simply logically speaking, if God is infinite, which, of course, is the only kind of God worth considering and indeed is what identifies God from all the apparent individuals, both ...
by anna
August 17th, 2008, 5:19 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Living Life Rightly (08/17/08)
Replies: 1
Views: 5574

Living Life Rightly (08/17/08)

Since ceasing to speak and teach publicly, over these past 20 years, we have continued to remain pretty much attached to the grounds of our tiny home in Maine. In the beginning of these past 20 years, we continued to read and carry on an incredibly vicarious and full dialogue together, each of us be...
by anna
August 16th, 2008, 3:59 pm
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Falling at the Feet or the Ultimate Surrender (08/16/08)
Replies: 0
Views: 14948

Falling at the Feet or the Ultimate Surrender (08/16/08)

S and I were not inclined to “follow”; we had throughout our lives pretty much done our own thing, gone our own way, and taken the initiative. We had done well in the world, through college, the Navy, the Foreign Service, and then self-taught ourselves to build a homestead out of the woods, from gro...
by anna
July 27th, 2008, 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe not, but then, maybe
Replies: 13
Views: 15057

Re: Maybe not, but then, maybe

It seems to me that ritual is another word for mantra, or for prayer, or for any process whereby the mind is brought to a standstill. Even a rut can be useful, if its effect is to shut the mind down from its chatter. Ritual only becomes redundant if the mind can automatically shut down without recou...

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