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by mjoel53
May 27th, 2006, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Know thyself ...
Replies: 13
Views: 35300

How can I remember that which cannot be forgotten? :wink:
by mjoel53
February 14th, 2006, 2:18 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Ultimate Theory of Everything
Replies: 9
Views: 23328

Interesting ... I do recall a moment in my life when "I decided" to become a seeker, or rather, at that time, decided the only thing that mattered was to know the truth, to wake up, for "me" to be enlightened. That seems to have come to pass. However, there is no me to have it, or be it. Yet it is. ...
by mjoel53
February 12th, 2006, 12:59 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Ultimate Theory of Everything
Replies: 9
Views: 23328

The Truth is clear. Very clear. So clear, that it can't be seen.
by mjoel53
September 8th, 2005, 2:33 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: What The Bleep ...
Replies: 3
Views: 11720

Along a similar vein, there is a wonderful animated film called "Waking Life" that takes you on a verbose exploration of philosophies of waking/dreaming. If I am remembering correctly, the makers actually filmed everything and then drew over it. Waking Life is several years older than What the Bleep...
by mjoel53
July 27th, 2005, 12:13 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Looking past the Person
Replies: 23
Views: 42619

Actually, I had been mulling this stuff over, and what I said about conscious tricks of perception manipulation, and about seeing past the person removing me from full engagement ... is bunk. :shock: And Anna's replies kinda solidified this wave of realization. In all actuality, the deeper one goes,...
by mjoel53
July 24th, 2005, 6:39 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Looking past the Person
Replies: 23
Views: 42619

Ha ha! - got a good chuckle out of your stance towards UG. But I'll too say that proposition is full of nonsense (I'm willing to play along with our imaginary conversation with UG) - yet I have not spent a great amount of my life training my mind. And focus! - forget about it. Is there any motiviati...
by mjoel53
April 11th, 2005, 2:48 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22888

I believe you hit the nail on the head Anna ... identification within conditioning is work. A lotta work. Hard work. Never ending work. Even in that kind of happiness one is suffering.
by mjoel53
April 9th, 2005, 4:32 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22888

:lol:
by mjoel53
April 8th, 2005, 12:59 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22888

I see no difference between the "greatest work" as that which is not prompted by selfish motives and the "least work" as that which is prompted by selfish motives. Work is work. Whether I am disappointed or frustrated - or - pleased and enjoyed ... in "my" holding on or "my" surrendering in work ......
by mjoel53
April 5th, 2005, 2:54 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "All Motion is Relative"
Replies: 9
Views: 14240

Cool stuff from Zeno. Never heard of him before. I have often pondered the pendulum of a clock. Left to right, right to left ... wondering if it could actually stop before reversing positions ... it has to ... but it can't. Must be its not really moving at all in the first place. Hmmm. Had never tho...
by mjoel53
March 31st, 2005, 4:45 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22888

How do I work? Interesting ... I believe begrudgingly would be an accurate description. As long as I can remember I have despised any work of any sort ... from childhood practicing of the piano to mowing the lawn ... although both brought nice payoffs. As an "adult", I still abhor exerting effort; a...
by mjoel53
March 18th, 2005, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Christ In You
Replies: 39
Views: 47807

Hmmm. Yes. It never ceases to amaze that it is pointed many times by the phrase "I am the way" and the mind (ego) latches on to a belief that "He is the Way" and creates religions that lead astray of direct simple Truth. This diversion apparently strengthens the ego and guarantees everlasting life -...
by mjoel53
March 9th, 2005, 12:49 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Gangaji
Replies: 6
Views: 11769

What ... I'm supposed to hide? :wink:

There is no courage involved; no belief in myself. What is here to be afraid of?

"WHO is saying that WHO is elightened?" ... I don't know, really.
by mjoel53
March 8th, 2005, 1:46 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Gangaji
Replies: 6
Views: 11769

I first met Gangaji in person in the summer of 2000 at a week-long silent retreat near Lake Tahoe. I had the opportunity to sit with her for a few moments in front of about 300 people. Our second meeting was in the winter of 2002 in Santa Monica. At that time she and her husband Eli Jaxon Bear were ...
by mjoel53
February 26th, 2005, 5:10 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 55332

That quote reminds me of what it says in the beginning of ACIM, and although I have long since left that book behind (too many stories), this opening has stayed with me. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. Nevermind that I "left that book behind". The...