Enlightenment, What is it? Who Cares?

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Enlightenment, What is it? Who Cares?

Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:05 pm

continual awareness of nothing
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:07 pm

Look at Guru Nanak long enough and you will be...
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:09 pm

Hey this is a cool thread, if I'm everywhere at once then I'm talking to myself again
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:11 pm

My Guru ordered me to attend to the sense 'I am' and to give
attention to nothing else. I just obeyed. I did not follow any
particular course of breathing, or meditation, or study of
scriptures. Whatever happened, I would turn away my attention from it
and remain with the sense 'I am', it may look too simple, even crude.
My only reason for doing it was that my Guru told me so. Yet it
worked! Obedience is a powerful solvent of all desires and fears.
-Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj

http://www.nisargadatta.net/
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Post by sputnik » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:15 pm

The little bubble coming off your guru's head is exactly in synch with a car alarm bleating below in the street.

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:16 pm

see!!!!!!!!
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Post by rodent » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:28 pm

Ooooooh boy... Cowboyangel's been eating the bad mushroom pizza again...

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:32 pm

question is............................................what kind of mushrooms?
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Post by Rob the Wop » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:50 pm

Cosmic dandruff?

I think your chi needs some Soul and Shoulders.
[b]The other, other white meat.[/b]

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:13 pm

...that's supposed to be eminations from the fourth eye....
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Post by Ranger Genius » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:32 pm

Speaking of emanations from the fourth eye, I drank a whole 2-litre of coke about two hours ago, and am bursting at the seams.
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Post by cowboyangel » Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:49 am

are you trying to purify your GI tract?
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Post by DVD Burner » Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:59 am

Cant help it.
There is a shortcut to enlightenment......or is there?

Hey, I've said this before.....leave me alone for a few days will ya.......
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Post by DVD Burner » Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:38 am

:shock: :roll:
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:31 pm

"A Path With A Heart"
-Jack Kornfield
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Post by gigglesnort » Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:33 pm

"Sitting under a tree at the river's edge a Zen master hears someone calling his name. Across the river he sees one of his students. "Master" the student shouts "how do I get to the other side?" The master shrugs and calls back "You are at the other side!"

This text says that you too, are already at the other side, that enlightenment or Self-realization is not something which exists only for a chosen few, but that It is your natural state, available right here and right now."

Leo Hartong

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:42 pm

nawwwww. gawooooooon........reallyyyyyyyy............
ok I concede
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:42 pm

(your head's at the right angle too gigglebell)
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Post by gigglesnort » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:47 pm

Wow!

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:09 pm

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:13 pm

I am not full of self importance..only partially so
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enlightenment

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:46 pm

like the belief that recycling your trash is good for the environment, we see the notion of enlightenment equally prostituted (not that there's anything wrong with prostitution) ...

enlightenment - it's just one more thing to hold over the head of someone else. see! see! i got it! i'm siddhartha - i'm the enlightened one... oooh learn what i've learned.... ohh ahh - when you get here, we'll have a party about how much we've unlearned. we'll look down the mountain and see our followers.

spirituality is soooo rad!
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:00 pm

what a weird way to look at it.....when it's only about ...you
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recycle or die

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:46 pm

i only recycle cans, which is radical and will get you looked-down on by your housemates, as they pick your plastic bottles out of the trash... as if to say, look SIR, you are not in-line with what we all know to be true for the goodness of earth and us.

so that extends pretty quickly to the notion of spirituality. it's not a long way to go - from recycling is bullshit to spirituality to 9-11. but you have to unlearn what you have learned, which only someone like yoda would try to stick you with. i mean, who is this guy? do you trust him? i don't really.

but i do know that recycling is bullshit, an if recycling is bullshit, you have to agree that god is dead.

that's all i'm saying.

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a curmudgeon speaking of enlightenment and truth

Post by joel the ornery » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:09 am

i once glimpsed enlightenment at burning man... it was right next to truth, in a porta potty.

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Post by Ranger Genius » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:15 am

Which means now it's probably in someone's flame thrower.
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Phart Lighting Camp... bring your own beans

Post by joel the ornery » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:33 am

Hey, we should bypass the middlemen here and create

"Phart Lighting Camp"

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Post by neon tetra » Mon May 23, 2011 12:00 am

cowboyangel wrote:"A Path With A Heart"
-Jack Kornfield
Great book. As is his newer one, "The Wise Heart".

I absolutely love him. I saw him speak in NYC last year, and I just did a silent meditation & yoga retreat @ Spirit Rock.

He embodies the heart chakra more than any human being I've ever met.



2 snippets from some of his Dharma talks:

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon May 23, 2011 9:58 am

Hi! Can I play?

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Post by gyre » Mon May 23, 2011 10:21 am

I had to put out someone who was enlightened by their stove once.

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