Beginner Mind

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  1. So from the non-dual perspective, could it be said that everything is neutral? For example, there's no difference between me winning a million bucks in the lottery and having a million dollars stolen from my bank account. Total neutrality.
  2. What about the many people who do perceive their life as being purposeful, including the peeps on this forum working towards their "life purpose"? Do we just chalk that up to energy being energetic? And are these people seeing a purpose where none actually exists?
  3. @VeganAwake But why does nothing matter? Is it because everything is temporary and impermanent?
  4. I've seen this said from a few different non-dual sources but with little elaboration.... "Nothing really matters." Do you guys think this is true? If so, what is the significance of this realization?
  5. Coach Corey Wayne.
  6. Maybe I'm just dumb but this is way over my head. Makes zero sense to me that something could create itself.
  7. @Leo Gura I don't mean bestow enlightenment upon me. Enlighten me, as in, explain how God exists. How is it possible for something to be unborn and eternal? Is this something that can only be directly experienced?
  8. @Leo Gura I believe you when you say an answer is attainable, but for those of us who haven't or can't access it, can you enlighten us?
  9. Where do these concepts lead you to? Is there an ultimate Understanding that is beyond concepts?
  10. Yeah I'd love to have one of those mystical experiences where all questions simply dissolve. That's probably the only true resolution to this question.
  11. Thanks for your responses, everyone. I tend to agree that the origin of God is ultimately a mystery. I guess I'll just have to be content with not knowing.
  12. Lately I've been struck with the realization that existence is quite amazing and mysterious. An obvious conclusion for most people here, I'm sure. But not so obvious for me, as I have tended to be absorbed in the drama of life, focusing on my unsatisfied desires and sense of lack and the negative feelings that accompany that. I find that snapping myself out of this funk by reconnecting with the sense of awe, brings me some peace. I used to think I knew so much: "Life is predetermined, there is no free will, everything is Consciousness." Various spiritual concepts I've picked up along the way. I'm beginning to think I may be better off discarding them all, and simply resting with the sense of "I don't know". Is this a viable way to live... Not knowing and simply living in awe of the mystery? Or is it inevitable that we accumulate concepts and formulate beliefs?
  13. A lot is said here about the nature of God. "God is infinitely intelligent", "God is love", etc. But what I can't wrap my head around, and what I haven't really seen explained anywhere, is how is it that God exists in the first place? I once asked a former contributor to this forum, Winterknight, about this topic and he said "the Self is beyond birth and death." Is that the closest we can come to knowing how God exists? Has Leo ever offered an answer to this question?
  14. I think it would be more loving to be more inclusive, but, it's your website so you can do as you wish.