Leo Gura

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  1. Anyone here who claims to be AWAKE, or to understand what AWAKE is, or what GOD is, or what CONSCIOUSNESS is -- is fooling themselves. The only one here who understands these things is ME. This does not mean, however, that I cannot sometimes be full of shit myself. I can. I am not perfect. But not on this issue. Enlightenment is not AWAKE. Buddhism is not AWAKE. Nonduality is not AWAKE. No amount of meditation is AWAKE. There will be a lot of bitching and moaning over this issue. But I simply told you the truth. You've been warned. This is way more tricky than you ever imagined. My function here is to guide people through every trick. But the problem is, they don't want to be guided because they already think they've figured it out. Don't be that guy.
  2. @Aaron p There's a lot of traps in this work, for sure.
  3. It's even harder when you have to earn a million dollars without scamming anyone.
  4. You need a life purpose or some creative project to work on so you don't have free time to watch junk. Be extremely careful of wasting your life just watching endless junk on YouTube. The best thing for you would be to seriously undertake pickup and socialization. Then you will have no desire or time to watch that junk, and you will be actually getting success with girls.
  5. Because it was losing me money and wasn't much popular.
  6. The oddest film to make a sequel for. Totally unnecessary.
  7. If you consider a pig cute, then what animal do you consider ugly? Try telling your girlfriend, "Baby, you're cute like a pig."
  8. What? Someone makes longer videos than me??
  9. Read this article and share your thoughts: https://time.com/6266923/ai-eliezer-yudkowsky-open-letter-not-enough/
  10. Hey, ya'll, I need your help! I want to create a comprehensive list of video examples of prototypical stage Orange thinking. This is not meant to humiliate or demonize stage Orange. It's meant to be an educational tool for people learning about Spiral Dynamics. So towards that end, scour Youtube and find all the videos you can which exhibit stage Orange thinking. Try to find videos which are short and sweet. The more diversity we can display here, the better. Try to find examples from various cultures: Europe, Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Africa, South America, etc. We will create a mega-thread like this for every stage in the Spiral, from Red to Turquoise. But here, let's just focus on Orange. Each week I will start a new mega-thread topic for the next stage. Do not start a political debate in this thread! It is not our goal here to defend our personal political positions or to judge any stage, but simply to compile examples. Thanks for your help! I'm excited to see what kind of juicy stuff you dig up. Try to be selective with your choices. This can turn into a really cool list. List of Orange Values: Achievement, success, excellence Climb your way to the top Upward mobility Obsessed with being #1, be a winner Improving one’s own position in life Efficiency, progress, productivity, optimization Gaming the system, min-maxing, manipulation Creative exploitation Action, results, pragmatism Never-ending growth Capitalism, libertarianism Competitive marketplace Deregulation, denationalization Hard work, business, entrepreneurship Competition, winner-take-all Self-improvement Skills, knowledge, education Confidence, optimism, charisma Entertainment & showmanship Personal freedom, self-reliance, independence Free speech Money, sex, luxury Net worth Physical appearance, youth, sexiness, coolness Consumerism, conspicuous consumption Brands Pop culture, celebrities, social media Quarterly profits, mass market, sales Mass production, industry Rationality, logic, science, secularism, humanism Technology Materialism, reductionism, atheism, evolution Hard-nosed science, no New Age mumbo-jumbo Pragmatism, empiricism, skepticism No metaphysics Analysis “Facts” Data, analytics, models, quantify everything Science-based fact-based education Double-blind, peer-reviewed studies “Scientific method” IQ Strategic planning, risk analysis Innovation & creative thinking Results & the bottom-line matters most Maintaining a competitive edge Competence vs rank or bloodline Recognition, reward Win-win outcomes Stage Orange Examples: America, capitalism, emerging China, businessmen, CEOs, biz suits, corporate boardrooms, lawyers, Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, insider trading, Manhattan, hedge-fund managers, Goldman Sachs, Big pharma, Big oil, Big banks, tobacco companies, advertising, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, libertarians, Ayn Rand, professional sports, FIFA, NBA, Superbowl, sponsorship deals, fashion, Rolex, nightclubs, pickup, MOGTOW, redpill, bro culture, Republicans, Trump, trophy hunting, breast implants, plastic surgery, Botox, liposuction, pornography, Playboy, Hustler magazine, Hugh Hefner, Larry Flynt, strip clubs, Hollywood biz, supermodels, Silicon Valley, start-ups, venture capital, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, casinos, theme parks, Carl Icahn, Koch Brothers, corporate raiders, Walmart, Amazon, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Disney, Monsanto, Microsoft, GE, AT&T, IBM, Facebook, EA, micro-transactions, gamer culture, Enron, R&D, lobbyists, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, yuppies, internet, bodybuilding, Arnold, steroids, corrupt politicians, MBA programs, golf courses, fly fishing, anti-union laws, patent trolls, Western medicine, Larry Ellison, Steve Ballmer, Dave Rubin, Stefan Molyneux, outsourcing, deregulation, tax cuts, trickle down economics, payday loans, sweatshops, junk food, fast food, energy drinks, used car salesman, marketing, sales & PR, focus groups, television, reality TV, infomercials, game shows, CNN, MSNBC, liberal media, e-commerce, financial industry, software engineers, technical scientists, nuclear weapons, luxury yachts, private jets, personal helicopters, real estate tycoons, railroads, the Gilded Age, Robber Barons, Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, William Hurst, Rupert Murdoch, Robert Mercer, technocrats, cocaine, alcohol, pop music, rock music, club music, rap music, trophy wife, gold-digger, oil drilling in Alaska, champagne & caviar, fancy restaurants, luxury resorts, cruise ships, mercenaries, Black Water, gated communities, mansions, video games, Success magazine, private prep schools, poker players, self-help industry, biz books, biz seminars, marketing seminars, Dan Kennedy, Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins, Tai Lopez, Brian Tracy, Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Daniel Dennett, Sean Carroll, Stephen Hawking, Christopher Hitchens, consulting, success coaches, millionaire mindset, net worth, sports cars, Mercedes, BMW, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari, VIP, celebrities, paparazzi, Las Vegas, Cannes film festival, Aspen, Palm Springs, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, cost/benefit analysis, nerd culture, polyester clothing, PT Barnum, snake oil salesman, atheism, skepticism, separation of church & state, enlightenment values, “Western values”, Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, factories, Henry Ford, WTO, Ferengi, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Paris Hilton, Bernie Madoff, Paul Manafort, sex drugs & rock n roll, mid-life crises, malls, fashion shows, NASA, SpaceX, Elon Musk, for-profit universities, get-rich-quick schemes, online millionaires, Bitcoin, Forex, daytrading, utilitarianism, Logical Positivism, behaviorism, Darwinism, social media, gun rights, Ivy League universities, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, CalTech, military industrial complex: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Sigmund Freud, Harvey Weinstein, 2008 financial collapse, dot com bubble, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, multi-level marketing, Viagra, DDT, asbestos, billboards, GMOs, cloning, human genome project, stem cell research, robotics, computers, birth control, sex education, all-you-can-eat buffet, karoshi: death thru overwork, Alex Jones, prosperity preachers, Howard Stern, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy, House Of Cards, Avatar, Boiler Room, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris
  11. A bowl full of Pokemon. Sounds yum.
  12. Sure. Say what you wanna say. I like hearing new perspectives on the issue which isn't just dogma.
  13. I don't think so. For the right-wing right now, nothing matters but being anti-woke. I seriously think that their new campaign slogan should be: "Stop the woke nonsense." It would be a very powerful and effective campaign from their POV. It's odd that Trump is missing that tagline.
  14. Bees? Lol Why does nobody care about saving the microbes in my ass? Funny enough, most hippie types do care about bees.
  15. I have great news! That exists. Humans call it "death".
  16. There is little need these days to learn web programming unless it's something you want to specialize in. Coding is not an effective use of most people's time unless you seek to do it for a living. Either use a platform or outsource the work to a professional so you can focus on your area of mastery. It's important to learn to deligate work to the right people and not try to do everything from scratch yourself, as that is very inefficient.
  17. Pretty sure vegans care about pigs too, otherwise they'd eat them. And for that matter, it's not like cows and chickens are cute animals. Most of the factory farmed animals are the least cute and least beautiful ones. Yet vegans still care about them. So this is a very poor argument against vegans.
  18. I don't really know what Sadhguru teaches since most of his advanced teachings are secret. His public teachings are pretty shallow and don't explain much about reality. Mostly what he teaches is a set of practices that you must dogmatically follow and never question or experiment with. To me this is antithetical to serious truth-seeking and there's zero guarantee you'll have any deep or accurate understanding of reality at the end of that path. There's no way to know where all that yoga will take you in the end. It's the wrong question, since he is imaginary. It's not a function of being pure, it's a function of the states of consciousness you access. You can be as pure as you want but if you don't access the right states you will simply not be conscious of what consciousness is capable of. Conversely, you can be impure but still access the right states and therefore understand God more deeply than a saint. Only a moderate level of purity is needed to access the highest states, not anything close to perfect purity. So focusing too much on purity is not a gaurantee either. You could just waste your life chasing that silly ideal.
  19. All of Buddhism, its practices and its attainments, is a fantasy, a dream imagined in the mind of GOD. It is possible to awaken so deeply that you will realize how silly and imaginary Buddhism is, and enlightenment, and the insanely deep dogma behind it and all nondual teachings. No human teaching that I have ever encountered properly captures God-Realization. None of them. All of Buddhism is a dream and no Buddhist comprehends this, even though they think they do, they don't. It is yet another religion/cult invented by very ignorant humans.
  20. The practical benefits of awakening are rather subtle, like giving you a higher perspective on life. You will have a higher perspective on all your human problems like money, sex, relationships, family, business, education, health, politics, etc. But awakening will not obviate the need to take specific action on all those fronts. It's kind of like getting a good university education. It doesn't really solve anything concrete, but it does give you a great foundation from which to approach all problems and projects, so it certainly pays practical dividends for the rest of your life. But it's not as direct as a university education solving your money problems or career problems.
  21. Sure they exist. But they are totally different states of consciousness. There are so many totally different higher states of consciousness and awakening. The purest awakening has nothing negative or dysfunctional about it. You will not be regretting it or feeling negative. If you're feeling at all negative about awakening, rest assured that there exists something higher than whatever you got. Even within non-depresonalized/non-derealized awakening there are many different kinds, qualities, and degrees. And I'm not even sure depresonalization/derealization deserve to be called awakening. It's hard for me to say because I have never experienced those. Alls I know is there's nothing to be negative about. God is all upside.