robdl

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  1. Thought projects a thinker which feels that thoughts are "mine." Thoughts and the "thinker" of them are not two separate-distinct processes, but rather a single, unitary process.
  2. Analysis, whether it is self-analysis or analysis performed by a psychyotherapist -- can it lead to further self-deception by reinforcing the division between the "I" (self-analyzer) and that which is being analyzed (accumulated experiences/memories/knowledge/beliefs), when in fact the "I" is one and the same process as that which is being analyzed? As Krishnamurti has said,
  3. Also, @Shanmugam has made the point that self-inquiry (as explained by Maharshi), choiceless awareness (as explained by J. Krishnamurti), and witnessing meditation (as explained by Osho) are in essence the same (he can correct me if I'm misunderstanding him on that). What are your thoughts on that, @winterknight ? Is there a commonality between all of these forms which language and terminology cloaks? They all appear to aim to de-objectify awareness and inwardly invert attention to pure-subject
  4. @winterknight Could you elaborate more on the significance of identifying your "emotional truth" and pursuing it, particularly as it relates to the emotional truth of seeking enlightenment?
  5. choice implies a chooser entity -- but what is the chooser other than accumulated thought-memory-experience-knowledge content? What is the thinker other than thought content? So choice arises out of thought/the past. Thought sneakily chooses but doesn't realize it has done so --- thought projects a thinker which falsely assumes it has chosen. But the thinker and thought are one and the same unitary process.
  6. would you say that there is no such thing as spiritual progression-degrees and that all matters of comparison-measurement-progression-degrees are purely thought-self's attempts at self-feeding?
  7. thought meets the now with the past/old, and so veils it. thought is resistance, to the now.
  8. Focusing on and fretting over one particular desire (i.e. sex) can be a distraction from observing the total movement of desire in oneself. Thought is always seeking pleasure or resisting pain, and desiring sex is just one of many forms of it.
  9. Desiring not to desire is still desire (ego) self-sustaining.
  10. There is sexual desire. Then a condemnation-resistance toward it which reflects the desire not to sexually desire. So now you've just shifted the problem from the desire for sex toward the desire for purity/chastity --- but it's all desire, just in different cloaks, reacting to/within itself.
  11. To try to suppress, deny, change, fix, escape, condemn, or control the resistance is subtly and sneakily the very resistance itself, adversely reacting within/to itself. The entity which experiences resistance and the resistance itself aren't two separate processes, but a single, joint, self-reacting thought-process. Thought may take the aforementioned and become the conceptual "knower" of it, which is again thought dividing itself into knower-known, experiencer-experienced, etc.
  12. If we define an ego as an entity which thinks it’s the thinker of its thoughts, but in fact the “thinker” is just a projection of thought - then this thinker-entity (as we assume to exist) is actually fictitious/not real.
  13. I would agree with this. The first couple minute come-up on 5meo was like the trepidation of realizing you're surfing a 1000 foot tidal wave, but mushrooms last so long and your mind can take you down so many negative rabbit holes during that time.
  14. Just remember that all fear is ego-mind trying to sustain itself as this substance is attempting to dissolve it.
  15. That's good. And my mindset going in was to surrender. To let go. That there would be a ton of fear and terror thrown up by ego and to just flow with it, with a deep trust that as long as I did that it would work out. That's it.