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  1. yeah... I will also echo that, it's not natural remedies that are overrated, it's Pharma prescribed medication that is overrated. Sleeping is a natural process, if you need drugs to get to sleep, there is something deeper going on and it should be paid attention to.
  2. @Leo Gura Yeah man! I think technology could be strongly utilized when it comes to our government. If we use our phones as a medium to further connect with our representatives, then we could increase our democracy as well as the accountability of our officials. And what I mean by this is having App with a good UI, that easily shows me who is my representatives are, voting history, what is the senate voting for today, or next week. This vision could be bigger and more intricate, but essentially using technology to increase the people's voice and awareness within the local --> state --> federal politics. @Norbert Lennartz You could acknowledge the benefits of society though. The fact that you're even reading and writing is because of public paid education... Even if you went to a private school paid by your parents, your parents earned money off others, and required others to educate you. You can't run from the fact that we are all social animals and collectively we thrive when we work together. Isn't it possible that you are just seeing one side of it? how many books have you read about the other side?
  3. The only thing I can see someone being concerned with is that it has gluten, but if you don't care about that, it's fine. Move at your pace!
  4. It's not just Longevity, its also general health! The gut has a yuuge impact on brain development since a large part of brain chemicals such as serotonin are produced in the gut. It seems that no one has shared this, but there is actually a Gut and Psychology diet made by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. She touts that it can help individuals recover from various ailments such as autism, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, depression, and schizophrenia <-- which she claims is developed from a poor gut.
  5. A spiritual diet is one where you eat what is right and healthy for your nature.
  6. when you reach high states of consciousness. The body appears ghost-like, so it's happening, but its not really there. Additionally, there is no "where" to go, if you go somewhere its in the imagination where all perceptions come from.
  7. okay, well if that's how we are defining enlightenment, then I am enlightened and so is half of the people on this forum.
  8. Interesting, I'll check out the book. Not really sure why you're against community though. I haven't read the book, but is it not possible that we can collectively extend our idea of the state. Specifically, we can connect the general public to the state in such a way that it can hold the state more accountable than it already is. Additionally, why not acknowledge the good things government has done such as providing roads, education, and general appliances at an affordable rate for everyone?
  9. @tecladocasio Very good!
  10. Watch the seasons year after year.
  11. I just try my best to stay mindful. Being present, recognizing my internal state, and allowing myself to be the witness, not getting lost in the content too much. Breathe and then breathe again. Feel the union and continue. I try to do it multiple times a day, but it's not mechanical either... I just enjoy doing it. I usually do this when I notice that I am lost in monkey mind. edit: you may find times in your day where there is a break to take a breather, like let's say when you use the bathroom at work or if you're in a social event. This is a perfect time, to breathe and get centered within yourself.
  12. your conception of enlightenment is that a person is either enlightened or not. It's black and white thinking. I don't need to tell myself any stories because reality cannot fit into a story, it speaks for itself. My claim is that enlightenment/awakenings does have degrees and not because Leo says so. I literally feel more aware/awake than I did 3 years ago. your claim is that enlightenment does not have degrees to it. You said my view of enlightenment is just a story I tell myself, but you don't explain why your view of enlightenment is not a story and is instead the truer claim. You just have a quote by Osho who is just one teacher out of many. Sorry if I'm projecting, I'm just not understanding why you think a person is either enlightened or not and can only fit these two categories. Then it appears that you are indirectly saying that those who see awakenings/enlightenment as having degrees as being arrogant and pretentious. How do you know? In one way it is very simple, in another it's really not, that's why we're having this discussion. Thats why we can spend hours discussing this topic as people do all over the world.
  13. Over my dead body. Leo is right about survival. I'd savagely kill someone before they take my baby. The only person I want raising my child is me and a person I trust. (relatively speaking, I understand public school and society has an impact on a child's worldview), but I want my kid to come home, share his day and learn from my ideology (like anybody else here). and if no one is "taking" anyone's babies then why would anybody voluntarily give their babies to people they don't know and miss out on experience of raising a child? Your vision is not wholesome and down to earth from my perspective. This world is filled with Light, but it is also filled with Dark and some people, whether they are spiritual or not, will abuse and take advantage of the vulnerable.
  14. I'm not trying to start one. I am just pointing out that both of our "stories" come from the same place. I don't see how your conception of enlightenment is more true than mine. Unless you are saying that your idea of enlightenment is more true because it is backed up by Osho which is fine, I disagree with Osho though. Btw: I like Osho. Out of all the gurus out there and talked about on this forum, I've listened to Osho the most.