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by windabove
November 18th, 2005, 2:00 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: The Dalai Lama
Replies: 2
Views: 10323

A parallel quote attributed to Nisargadatta, as best I recollect.
You're always unhappy, you don't have what you want, and have what you don't want. Happiness is yours for the taking. Just want what you have and not want what you don't have. It's so simple.
by windabove
September 6th, 2005, 2:27 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Science and Religion
Replies: 4
Views: 9825

I suspect Nietzsche was referring to belief rather than perception. If so, I’d agree with his statement completely. I’ve noticed that what passes for praise from a religious sense is not an adoration of God at all, but ironically, a praise of self, a reverie in the sense of a personal self separate ...
by windabove
June 4th, 2005, 4:06 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: The fire or the fuel?
Replies: 3
Views: 11807

Life after Life is a wonderful classic, and aptly titled. So true that, Life having never been born, will never die , and death is not the opposite of life, for life has no opposite; death is the opposite of birth . Even recognizing that, it is probably a bit more correct to think of death as birth’...
by windabove
June 1st, 2005, 10:43 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: The illusion is ...
Replies: 11
Views: 23639

Probing why the false is not true is a bottomless pit. There is no answer to why an illusion appears real. The distinction between I=God and i=Not-God is an illusion because there is no distinction between them, True=True, False=False, both are True. An illusion has no author, no creator. It’s belie...
by windabove
May 31st, 2005, 8:29 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: The illusion is ...
Replies: 11
Views: 23639

the illusion is ...

To i=Not God, the difference between I=God and i=Not God is immense, isn't it? But what is the difference to I=God? There is none, I suggest. Ah precisely, that's the point, there is, can be, no difference, no other, to I=God. What is illusory cannot form a valid exception or separation, small or g...
by windabove
May 27th, 2005, 5:36 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: The illusion is ...
Replies: 11
Views: 23639

the illusion is

I used to think the non-dualistic traditions afforded, at the very least, an 'enlightenment' advantage or expediency over religious or secular traditions, –not anymore. The sense of a resident “i”, as God finit-ized (misunderstood), can easily agree with “I” is God, yet argue for its own limitations...
by windabove
May 20th, 2005, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Romeo & Juliet Interrupted
Replies: 5
Views: 12169

Romeo & Juliet Interrupted

I have wondered the same. If my world can be upset upon a word, what does that say of the 'reality' I take to be 'my world'?
by windabove
May 16th, 2005, 1:50 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: The Historical Jesus?
Replies: 1
Views: 6562

Could not be better said Speculum! ...Teachers are quite literally a tear in the fabric of the egoic body/mind reality... The Jesus the world knows now is not that Jesus. The Jesus the world knows now is the Jesus created by political and religious authorities and others that evolved over the centur...
by windabove
April 12th, 2005, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: New Age Fundamentalist?
Replies: 7
Views: 13580

I concur with Speculum that a cleaner cut is had with “mysticism” vs. whatever the opposite of mysticism is I equate the mystical with non-duality, the non-mystical with duality, or materialism. Even so I tend to avoid the word mysticism. Mysticism can also refer to belief and speculation. Speculum ...
by windabove
April 5th, 2005, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "All Motion is Relative"
Replies: 9
Views: 16111

I'm going to have to get Wei Wu Wei's book. I have a copy of a Japanese painting of two sparrows in bamboo. Every time I really see this work, I see a depiction (reminder) of perfect timeless-ness. As hard as it is to say that time or finite-ness (space) doesn't exist, as much as I couldn't say a dr...
by windabove
April 4th, 2005, 1:44 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "All Motion is Relative"
Replies: 9
Views: 16111

all motion is relative

Zeno's paradox: * Motion is impossible, because, before any destination can be reached, the point halfway between the starting place and the destination must be reached. But before the half-way point can be reached, the point half way between your starting point and the half-way point must be reach...
by windabove
April 4th, 2005, 1:33 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "All Motion is Relative"
Replies: 9
Views: 16111

"All Motion is Relative"

Two monks were observing a flag fluttering. One said: "See how the flag is moving.'

The other said: "No, the flag is motionless. It's only air (wind) moving."

The sixth patriach happened to be passing by. He told them: "Neither air nor flag moves; mind is moving."
(my paraphrase)
by windabove
March 27th, 2005, 2:58 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 60529

Nisargadatta quote

The way I understand what Nisargadatta means by I AM THAT is not from or as personal “I”. A personal sense of “I” must limit identity, and this is exactly what Nisargadatta does not do in stating I AM THAT. Yes the simple truth is there isn't a personal “I” (person), but saying that only begs the qu...
by windabove
March 14th, 2005, 1:33 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Gangaji
Replies: 6
Views: 13084

So now I'm awake. So now I'm enlightened. Honestly ... there really isn't anybody here to be awake. Here is awake. Here is aware. Slight correction, there isn't anybody here to be awakened, though i think that's what you meant. There is somebody here awake, and that somebody IS, as you say, Here/No...
by windabove
March 1st, 2005, 4:12 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 60529

Re: Nisargadatta quote

Ah, such a powerful quote. It really runs the 'money-changers' out! No room for negotiations in the 'temple' with this approach. There are many persons who have a great attachment to their own individuality. They want first and foremost to REMAIN as an individual and THEN search, for they are not pr...