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  1. I just saw a post of a guy calling himself a loser for being 20 years old and a virgin. Here's a message to all the virgins out there: it does not matter. Virgin does not equal loser. If you feel like you need to do something about it, or if you feel horrible about not having fucked a woman before, then go out and do it, but bringing yourself down to the level of a ''loser'' in your mind will only do you harm. These labels bring only negativity. Besides, if being a virgin makes you feel that bad, there are probably other things that need to be fixed psychologically. Getting rid of the label ''virgin'' would only be a temporary solution for a much bigger problem.
  2. What we're all looking for is an experience which cannot be explained, and which is driven further from us the more we theorise about it. Then why do we have a forum like this? Shouldn't it be purely for discussing *experiences* instead of ideas about what consciousness/awakening is or what it should be? I feel like most of the time this is just a bit of a circle jerk (I'm not innocent, I participate in this myself sometimes)
  3. Has it happened before that someone enlightened had to go to a mental hospital? Are there any of such cases anyone knows of?
  4. I have always been a ''shy'' person, avoiding most social contact. Haven't really seriously worked on this problem other than a few years back where it went from unmanageable to manageable but pretty bad still. About 2 months ago I started meditating, and it was at around this time that whenever I went outside and saw a person (no matter the gender/age. I even get this with friends and family), I felt myself blushing. I feel like it might just be that I was so unaware of my feelings that I had the same problem before, but I didn't even think about it, or it's also possible that this just became quite a lot worse since I started meditating. I've done some research on this problem and 1.5 months ago started doing diaphragmatic breathing, cold exposure, and taking L-theanine + ashwagandha, however this hasn't helped at all. Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on?
  5. Explain as best as you can what enlightenment means for you personally, and don't get inspirations from the other comments first. The point of this is to see how many different conceptual versions of enlightenment there are
  6. Tbh seems like you're just here to hate. Why tho?
  7. You could say every inanimate object is already enlightened. As for the minds of animals, you cannot communicate with them, it would be unfair to assume that out of the unimaginably large amount of animals that have lived, not one has gotten enlightened before, although this could be the case.
  8. I agree with this, although I will tell you, whether this is a projection of myself onto you or not, you're giving off very strong ego vibes.
  9. I hear this phrase often with some gurus. What do they mean by this? It seems like they mean we are literally enlightened, but wouldn't it make more sense for them to say that our higher self does exists, but we are not actually enlightened AKA we don't realise it?
  10. I think you don't get the point. You could literally justify genocide and torture with this. Do you think that's okay? Don't use spirituality for the goal of justifying yourself. I get your point, but it doesn't work.
  11. I've been meditating every day for 2+ months now (started with 5 minutes, went to 17 minutes and it started feeling incredibly hard so turned it back down to 10 minutes currently). How do I get past this 10-17 minute mark? If I sit in a couch or lay down meditating then 17 minutes is quite easy but I've been told that you should only meditate sitting upright and so I can't break through sitting on my meditation cushion.
  12. Would someone truly enlightened be able to endure for example years of intense torture? Does someone like this already exist or has anyone like this ever existed?
  13. Your theorising does not negate their suffering. No matter how badly you try to justify yourself.
  14. @sir meowski Gurus, teachings and forums are not the end, they're the means to an end. You can't realise this without having been through the teachings, but *in theory* the truth is indeed that you don't need any of it.
  15. This is not about him, it's about you. Why are you trying to look at things from his perspective and apply your logic to it? You see him describing things therefore you assume he is ''not enlightened'' according to your paradigm. He is simply teaching you (which you cannot do if it weren't for words) . He's not asking for you to teach him.
  16. Lower back muscle discomfort (my lower back is quite weak) and overthinking posture thus overcorrecting it and making my body very tired very fast
  17. Damn, you had like a thousand gurus to pick from and you chose the one that's not vegetarian. Anyways, goes to show you not every spiritual guru is conscious about every aspect of life.
  18. The moment I saw their ad about 2 alien species having inhabited the moon or some shit I said nty
  19. Its always funny to see replies to posts like this. People use relativism and religion as an argument far too often. The truth is that when you're in a state of higher consciousness, you realise the pain and suffering that the pigs, cows, chickens etc. experience is no different than the pain you experience. The only different between you and them is the ego's identification. This is why no great spiritual teacher eats meat.
  20. You comparing a natural peaceful death after a fulfilled life and a cow being slaughtered violently with deathly fear is the big flaw in your argument.
  21. during a grocery shop visit I had a moment where my perspective shifted from ''the spot behind my eyes'' to everything in sight, and immediately I got so frightened of not being able to do human things anymore that I whiplashed my way back into my normal state of consciousness. Was this an actual spiritual experience? Or was this my ego trying to make it look like a ''spiritual experience'' just so it could ego trip? Not sure what to make of this.
  22. The following may not make sense and I may sound absolutely bat shit crazy, but I'm going to ask it anyways. In the paradigm of non-duality, from my experience, or the experience that ''I am'', you (the person reading this) do not exist other than the thought I have of you in my mind. However there is a consciousness or field of awareness in you, right? i don't understand how you do not exist currently in my experience or how you are just a figment of my imagination, but you are an awareness, so you do exist... does this make any sense at all?