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  1. I'm actually fine with people thinking astrology is bullshit. Esoteric knowledge isn't for everyone -- why would I care what someone who hasn't spent the last 20 years studying astrology thinks about me or the subject? Everyone's entitled to his or her opinion. I would certainly feel no obligation to explain why that person is wrong. It's the same with enlightenment, something I recently realized. These days a lot of people are on a mission to convert others to their way of thinking. If someone's not at the doorstep, why would I be required to open the door for them? People should be allowed to progress at their own pace. Why burden someone with knowledge they're not prepared for?
  2. The only difference between the Big Five and MBTI is one dimension: neuroticism. The others (openness, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness) correlate with the 4 MBTI dimensions. If you assume an average level of neuroticism, MBTI works just fine. In fact, there's an MBTI now with an added dimension (T, or turbulent, and A, or assertive.) In essence this compresses neuroticism into a "high" and "low."
  3. This is absolutely right -- Red hasn't even learned the discipline of Blue, let alone the much more abstract values of Orange and Green. This is why systemic Yellow will soon replace Green as the leading edge. It recognizes that to progress Red needs Blue (and Blue needs Orange), and doesn't attempt to deconstruct either, as that has some very undesirable consequences.
  4. Leo has changed the definition of fully awake to "only Leo", so of course no such teacher except him exists. Liberation doesn't matter. Being "awake" (as defined by Leo) matters. Leo has decreed so. I noticed in that video I watched that it took him much longer to come down from his high than usual. A person with common sense might take that as a warning sign that one might be getting into dangerous territory. But with Leo, it's apparently "full steam ahead." Alrighty then! I guess some people have to learn the hard way.
  5. Minimally. They can only take you so far. I've taken psychedelics that gave me a reset brain for almost 6 months. The problem is that unless you want to seriously get real with yourself, it quickly becomes a dead-end. Another ego trap that keeps you chasing your tail. What's the saying...shake it once it's fine...shake it three times and you're playing with yourself? ...and then continuing to act as if there is one, in other words a fraud of "thoughts, not deeds."
  6. In other words, you don't get out of prison. They're just giving you a weekly or monthly ten minute walk in the prison yard. Aaaaahhhhhh...the wonderful sunlight....fresh air...birds chirping. But then it's back to your cell. Liberation is getting out of prison.
  7. Observe what you cling to. The "I" is just the clinging. Human psychology is dual. There's what you "cling to" - in other words identify with - and what you resist, reject, disown and project. You have to KNOW YOURSELF. You have to know all your horseshit defense mechanisms. Only then can you dare to relax your defenses in order to liberate yourself. "The truth" is there underneath the covering of the illusion. And "clinging" is what generates the illusion. Look at what you despise, hate, reject in others. That's an easy place to start. When you can accept that what you reject in others is also part of you, you can make great progress to liberation.
  8. Looking at it from a statistical POV is not something I would recommend doing. It's just the wrong approach. Anyone who really wants it can get enlightened. You don't need special powers of concentration. Just a willingness to be as honest with yourself as possible, even though it's uncomfortable. The reason many people don't get enlightened is that they are unwilling to be honest with themselves. It's too painful. If you're not willing to experience that, chances aren't good. Here's a great spiritual technique: ask people closest to you everything they think is "wrong" with you, and then take them seriously. How many people are willing to do that? Most will run like hell from it. Not many want to face the truth about themselves. So it's always a choice. It's not some mechanical thing that you need to be exceptional at, that's just ego nonsense.
  9. What was your last LOC? If it's 1000, you may need three years to see a major breakthrough. If it's not 1000, then you're simply not finished. I had a big one almost 2 1/2 years in. A lot of people reach 1000, refuse to listen and be patient and then start complaining. You're not the first. I had a friend who was the same way, he was thrashing about for awhile...and then quieted down when he had enough purification take place. So eventually they have the breakthrough and stop complaining. It happens on its own. I don't know anyone at 1000+3 years who is still complaining. The only reason people would not explore RASA is they are just not ready. It takes overcoming quite a few psychological barriers to be open to it. For example, if you have all kinds of trust issues you may project all kinds of suspicions onto the teachers. It's totally nonsensical, of course; you can contact a bunch of people and ask them about it in detail, but the ego easily uses suspicion as a way of defending itself. And some people have other issues, like not only wanting enlightenment but wanting it their own special way (self-defeating ego agenda.) Anyway, a lot of people don't have the kind of judgment that is needed to know whom to trust and whom not to. They get it reversed. It's sad, but it is what it is. And many are still in the muck of all kinds of false spiritual beliefs.
  10. It has less to do with flawlessly executing a technique or practice and more to do with beliefs about yourself and reality. You can get enlightened easy, you're just identifying with beliefs that tell you it's hard and you're not facing your fears. You have to go in the direction of your fears, but in order to do that you have to get very honest about what your fears are. Most people don't want to go there -- it's way out of their comfort zone, too scary and painful. Neurotic people worry about bad things happening, are attached to certain (egoic) agendas and generally think they have some kind of magical ability to predict the future (i.e. "something bad's going to happen, I just know it, so I'm going to worry about it.") Or they focus on the past, beat themselves up for having made errors and constantly imagine having done it differently. Or they harbor grudges and grievances against others that they refuse to let go. What's the common denominator in all of those? Inability to live in the present: to let go of the past, to trust life ("The Lord is my shepherd...") and to let go of unrealistic expectations about oneself and one's abilities. Inability to forgive oneself, to realize one isn't perfect and to make constructive use of one's errors in life. In others words, to let go. You don't need a perfect concentration technique to let go. You can just decide that it's too painful to hold on and swap the suffering of neurosis for the wondrous uncertainty of being present. What's the point I'm getting to here? Think about it very carefully. This question arises out of the perfectionism of neurosis. The answer is that you do not need perfect concentration abilities. This is the mind setting an impossible or unrealistic goal...and then choosing to do nothing because it's impossible. That's not necessary. Simply get out of your comfort zone in WHICHEVER WAY is suitable to you, and keep inching in that direction.
  11. He is chasing it because he does not want to deal with full awakening in a body because he doesn't want to face his fears, which is a prerequisite for it. As I said, he is running away from himself. You have to face all your demons. In other words, he just refuses to get real with himself, and it's heartbreaking, because he is a talented guy in many respects.
  12. I watched 18 minutes of it. Leo insists that "the mind"/"understanding" matters because it's the PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE. He doesn't have to face his fears which have to do with actually TRUSTING others. His argument about gurus is a complete strawman. His argument about "how you know when you've reached the end" is another. You don't need to stay with one guru forever and you don't need a psychedelic to know "when" because you know "when" when restlessness has ceased. He just doesn't get it because he's not in an embodied state. It's all just concepts for him to bat around, to dismiss at will. You can't understand it until you embody it - permanently, not as an experience. This is all a big drama about Leo being afraid of trusting others. Well, sorry, you can have all the cool psychedelic experiences you want, but they don't mean shit until you muster up the courage to deal with your basic fears. Does he cover it later in the video? I don't have the patience. If someone would provide a timestamp where he discussed his fears, I'd love to see that part, but the first 18 minutes weren't promising.
  13. Agreed that this is the way to go. Meditation may sustain the D.P. state. D.P. is commonly a response to preexisting trauma when the fight-flight response gets overloaded. You want to nurture physical reintegration not detachment, and basically, stay away from everything people here indulge in (spiritual contemplation, etc.) You want to be instinctive and live from your impulses not abstract ideas detached from feeling.
  14. Yeah. When you behave as ego you are repressing the wounds, so they can't be healed. It does end, but it can take a long time to work out all the issues. As long as there's a strand of ego, the repression continues to some degree. But I think at least you get what the whole game is even about, which is huge, so just have patience.
  15. There isn't a "most spiritually developed" person because it's not like being ranked #1 in chess in the world or something. Once you reach Sahaja Samadhi for all intent and purpose you've reached the end of seeking. There are literally tens of teachers like that these days. They all have different personalities, degrees of fame, interests outside of teaching, etc. Here's how you can tell who isn't in that category: 1) They advocate endless seeking in some way or another, whether as far as knowledge or practice. Anyone who tells you that there is no final liberation or that enlightenment "goes on forever" has not fully finished seeking. 2) They cling to concepts of enlightenment - in other words, anyone who doesn't tell you straight up "look, all I'm telling you is just some bullshit concepts, a model that you shouldn't take seriously, it's really impossible to effectively impart self-realization in words because you are going to take these ideas and make projections, and create a story at your own level of awareness, filtered through your current ego structure." 3) Anyone who fails to explain that enlightenment is a paradoxical surrender state or something to that effect is probably not finished. This is something you don't get to for a few years after reaching unity consciousness, or the no-object state. It is a surrender state because there is literally no strand of ego doing the cling/resist dance within yourself, and it is paradoxical because previously seeming opposites are not seen as opposites but two sides of the same coin, so to speak. But again, all of this is unimportant because the ultimate issue here is awakening further. You need a "more enlightened teacher" only at a point where you've outgrown your current teacher and he or she is keeping you stuck. If they are stimulating your awakening, they are obviously being helpful. Beliefs are not that important, the only thing that matters is as I said in 3) -- the relaxation of the cling/resist dance in your psyche until it's gone. Pay close attention to what you mentally/emotionally cling to and what you mentally/emotionally resist, and understand that this is the working of the ego.
  16. Until your conditioned mental habits are altered, not that much. What most people don't know is that self-realization is not merely "spiritual" but "psychospiritual." After you attain unity consciousness (i.e. the permanent shift into the experience he's describing, consciousness without subject/object duality) it takes years to purify and integrate the psyche. You gotta have a ton of patience with the process, and there are no shortcuts. You still have to face all your demons, in other words "dark night of the soul" many times over.
  17. Yes, everyone, you should instead listen to a guy who is daily demonstrating grandiose delusions exacerbated by substance abuse disorder. The guy who thinks he's more awake than Buddha, and refers to himself in third person, and aligns his personhood with divinity on a regular basis. Say what you want about Ramaji, he doesn't claim to be more awake than Buddha...or even his peers like Rupert Spira and others for that manner. Leo is the Pied Piper of substance abuse to a false awakening, and whoever follows him will regret it bitterly. He'll lead himself to a place where he is unable to function in everyday reality between trips and become yet another drug-abusing burnout. But hey -- it's your life, right? Follow Leo and pay the price. Absolute Infinity will use you either way: constructively or as a cautionary tale to warn off others. Your life, your choice.
  18. OK, let's do a thought experiment. Think of everything you hate in your life right now. Everything you think is not what it should be. Now accept it. With 100% of your being. Stop resisting it. "But wouldn't that mean....?" No, it wouldn't. Accept it. Take the plunge.
  19. So I would suggest you emulate God and know more about your ENTIRE self, include the parts you're running from. But you don't need a drug to do so. You just need to stop being afraid, and drop your resistance to what arises. Enlightenment is simply what is, what you're resisting. There is nothing beyond it, except in the mind. Just cool stories.
  20. Show me on the doll where God touched you. Seriously...this is a great memory after come-down. You are never getting that in the normal state, and chasing it will not end well. This isn't doing anything to transcend the mind, which is the problem. This is all dualistic perception, and not merely as a tool of expression. When the mind is transcended, the problems go away because there's complete acceptance. It's not about FEELING GOOD AND SUPER-GROOVY LIKE GOD 100% OF THE TIME, ffs. It's about not resisting what is due to your false ideas of what should be. That's where the UNNECESSARY SUFFERING you're trying to avoid comes from. I have another cute poetic statement: if you keep running, you're running from something.
  21. Apparently neither do you, if you have to stay on the line. Yeah, yeah, I know what you say to that: deeper and deeper. Endless depth. Sorry, Leo, it's about the being, not the knowing. There is no end to seeking of knowing. If you're not getting the message of what it is you're doing to resist "being God" in your "normal state" then I'm not even sure it's the right phone. Did you get THAT message?
  22. When you've gotten the message, hang up the phone. If you have to stay on the line, you're not getting the message.