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January 21, 2011

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Yay, science!

Great Post. Really gives inner vision.

Who is Chauncey Carter? Jezus Christ, this is maddening. FO.

I want to share one experience. If we try to be without thoughts it becomes very difficult. However if I try it with 'stop breathing' exercise, it is possible. Thinking stops till breathing starts again. Thoughts start coming with the restoration of breathing process. Perhaps thoughts have something to do with breathing.
I have taken this post to my blog for the benefit of Indian readers. I would love to translate it in Hindi in near future. Thanks.

Bhushan,

The success depends on the power of the Guru. If he, or she is indeed bona fide like Harjit Singh the process of concentration can become a natural, and spontaneous phenomena.In other words, meditation can become effortless effort. Success depends on how much love and devotion can be directed to the Guru via oneself. In return, one receives Grace from him to inspire further "effort", or rather effortless effort! Our conciousness should continue to be raised.

In the end it is all about devotion, and love. In other words, developing higher conciousness....

To believe in enlightenment is to believe there's a light switch in the brain which, once found and flipped, illuminates the brain, changing consciousness from groping in the dark to basking in the light. The believer is convinced that there's a mode of consciousness that has less to do with knowledge than with sensitivity; more to do with immediacy than determinacy.

The only way a chessmaster can find his way to mate is by focused thinking. Thus having a mental goal is a great way of not getting "lost" in thought. However the real problem with thinking is not so much the lack of coordinated concentration but rather the process of equating or identifying your thoughts with your being. Isn't it obvious that you are so much more than who you think you are?

William Nelson wrote:

"Isn't it obvious that you are so much more than who you think you are?"

No.

Hummm...well now that you mention it and I think about it, or myself (again). Oh...sorry --well, oops.

Who is on first? !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Watf8_Rf58s

@ jon weiss

Costello: Well then who's on first?
Abbott: Yes.
Costello: I mean the fellow's name.
Abbott: Who.
Costello: The guy on first. Abbott: Who.

The ambiguity of "Who" in this context, as both name (for Abbott) and interrogative pronoun (for Costello) does not really "model" the misidentification process that arises when thoughts are taken literally for "who" we are.

Or maybe "I" just don't understand the seemingly whimsical point you are trying to make Jonathan. Enlighten "me" if you find the time. Thanks.

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