luckieluuke

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  1. Really found it interesting how the "new" techings say that you can choose one out of 4 paths, or that you only need the path of spiritual wisdom. And neither of these are true to the original teachings wich say that you need to follow all paths to reach enlightenment. Personally that resonates with me more. Another weird thing is that spiritual knowledge is a different path from meditation. Sounds to me that meditation should be your main source of knowledge and old scriptures should only be used as wayposts along the way.
  2. What do you guys and girls think? I never got such a great overview of Advaita Vedante before so I wantet to spread the word The more I learn about spiritual practices, gurus, schools etc I get the feeling that people who actually do get enlightened don´t follow a path set by others but create their own. All three schools of advaita vedante are correct but should not be followed fanatically. Buddhism and Zen also.
  3. @mandyjw You´re damn right! Including people who say that other people are reflections of your own ego ;-) @AlwaysBeNice And you´re either searching or content
  4. I agree with a lot of what she says. I think we can all agree that Leos deepest insights he shares as "truths" are derived from psychedelic states that are deeper and more intense than most psychedelic users have never been...maybe hardly anyone. And he claims to have an understanding deeper than almost anyone. Personally I take what I experience from my psychedelic states with a grain of salt, and I do the same with Leos. They can show you a goal but you will have to walk there sober if you ask me.
  5. @moon777light @Esoteric@everyone So I´ve been looking into Santata Gamana and there are 5 books! Which book is best for me? I guess Im just looking for instructions to exercises. Sounds like alot of the books are generally around the practice and not the practice itself. 1st book (Kriya yoga exposed) ought to be the most basic and practical one but it sounds to me that the 2nd (The secret power of kriya yoga) is more practical and maybe better for me?
  6. The brain is what counsiousness look like from a 2nd point of view. If you eat a chocolate and a scientist scans your brain the scientist will see what the experience looks like in your brain but it is only what the experience looks like and not the experience itself.
  7. @nistake Im a bit frustrated to. That´s the thing with this stuff its so tricky: You need a goal to motivate you to do something, in this case to meditate. But you shouldn´t meditate with a goal, then the meditation won´t be effective. So basically you should sit down and do nothing for no reason. It´s crazy when you come from the material and logical philosophy lol Which is why so few do it I guess.
  8. @moon777light @Esoteric Thanks a lot for your time I will look into Gamanas books
  9. Should I give up on Kriya? I´ve given it a try with an open mind and a litte fairth... but not alot of faith (which might be part of the problem) I´ve done it 6/7 days for 3 months now and got to lesson 14 (give or take a lesson or two) and unfortunately havn´t had much result Compared to my vipassana meditation I don´t feel that I get as "deep" Some Kriya excercises are nice, and some I have trouble with. 4 examples of troubles: 1. I don´t feel like I should first focus on my chakras and at the end of the meditation train my focus. I prefer in vipassana that you first train your focus and THEN use it. 2. when I am stretching I want to focus on the feeling of the stretch and not a chakra AND holiding my breath AND saying a mantra like they want me to do in the exercise. 3. Just the fact that they say some people undergo surgury on the toungue in order to reach samadhi, and not saying this is a bad idea enforces it. Which to me seems crazy. 4. There are so much to do! exercise after exerscise and I need to focus on different specific things. Which makes it easier than simply focosing on one thing, lets say the breath for all that time. Which is probably why I feel I get deeper in vipassana meditation, even thou it´s harder. Feel like I have three choices: 1. I quit Kriya alltoghether 2. I have faith in the practice and follow it even if I don´t agree with it 3. I use what works for me and form my own path I feel in the gut that the third option is the way to go but there is some "danger" to it, I might do something the wrong way and then not get any results...Like half doing different things and not completing any of them. Thanks for reading all this if you did, and please give me your opinion
  10. Spring is here! Sun is shining! Which for me, having survived the dark winter of Sweden, is a blessing to each day. (Funny how egyptians worshiped the sun and us northeners the thunder (~rain)...should be the other way around no? ) Each morning I meditate and after some concentration meditation, like focusing on the breath I do some self enquiry usually by trying to pinpoint myself. But now I do the opposite of self enquiry (which ofcourse is the same) - not trying to pinpoint myself. I sit in the sun and feel it´s warmth. I feel how my consciousness can be like the sun. Some rays shines on one thing, but the sun has omnidirection, shining it´s "truth" to everything. Consiousness (maybe with the help of the mind?) can focus on one thing, like a thought or a sound. But it can also rest in awareness. Being like the sun, shining on everything. I realized that I identify with my thought because only I experience it, while many experience a sound. But I am equally the sound as I am the thought. And instead of focusing on something, an emotion, a thought or the breath I can relax and let myself just be...everything. Rest in awarenss. Ofcourse the monkeymind will interrupt but then just go back to feeling the wonderful sun, how it gives you warm loving energy. And feel how you just like the sun shine on everything and everything is you. Ah what great way to start a day! Have a wonderful spring everyone and may the sun shine on you!
  11. How are you going to know what it´s like to 'insert tragic life situation' if you don´t try it? If everything exists then that situation exists as well. Good or bad is a human invention. Who are you to say that Trump is a "bad thing" maybe he is exactly what America need in order to grow? Humans don´t know shit, so just relax and enjoy the ride Destruction and Creation, Life and Death are closely linked
  12. I really liked the Jed Mcenna book I read, just because he was so straight forward and not "new agey". I even find Kriya yoga to be to "spiritual" for me personally. I never believe stuff I don´t experience so im quite critical. Guess we all find the teacher and path that suits us. It does sound like you got alot from reading his books thou so congrats! (even if it feels abit shit right now, maybe you have something like a ego backlash?)
  13. @FoxFoxFox I think what @Joseph Maynor is simply trying to say is that the mind and maybe "ego" needs illusions (ideas, knowledge) to explain the illusion (perceived reality) first in order to open up for the "real" work. For me it´s a bit like that and I know it´s like that for others as well. If I need to meditate for 1000 hours in order to experience some truth then first I need a reason to do it. As you move on you realize that the reason has become a burden/obstacle so you drop it and move on. This text that Ivankiss wrote is a beautiful illusion that can help you realize that it is an illusion, and once you do you can leave it behind and move on.
  14. @ivankiss Beautifully written, thanks for sharing! Not to criticize but am curious: are you writing this from your own experience or from knowledge? (if you get what i mean...do you truly experience what you wrote, as in is that your reality without doubt OR is it an assumption, an idea that rings true based on your experience and thoughts about it)