if there is no free will what is the "I" that reincarnates?"There is no free will" is a thought you're having.
Do not mistake concepts derived from language for actuality.
Think about dreaming without being lucid. Things happen, right? Well, what is creating the whole thing? Consciousness.
Do you have 'what you call free will' while dreaming at night without being lucid? It's all about how conscious you are, right? Well, is it? Think about it. If you have a dream about being a bee you will start behaving according to what you think a bee would or should do, right? Yes and No. It's relative. You have never been a bee in 'waking life' so whatever you do is exactly what Consciousness conceives you being a bee to be like. What would the refference point be in this case? Infinity
You might forget what a bee even look like and start morphing into a butterfly. Or you might change form on purpose. Why would you choose one particular 'avatar' over the other?
Now think about getting lucid while dreaming, being in a lucid dream. Once you get lucid, you can choose to do anything you want. You feel free and fully aware. Right?
So. I didn't say anything here, I'm just pointing at something.
if there is no free will what is the "I" that reincarnates?
if there is no free will what is the "I" that reincarnates?There is no one 'incarnated on Earth'. There is no planet. There is no time, space or physical stuff, internet, stars or brains.
There was no birth, you've never been a baby as you imagine you did. You being a baby at some point = what you imagine in your Mind right now to be the case. Investigate your conscious direct experience.
There is no beginning & no end.
You're creating a mental construction, imagining and believing it to be true in the sense that smth happened or began in the past.
'The thing' that 'incarnates' is an idea you're imagining in the Now. Even 'in the Now' is a fabrication. There is just the eternal 'this'. It never goes away, it never vanishes, it has never been born, it never died, it is always 'here' no matter what 'here' appears to be. Just 'this'. 'This' is what's aware and reading this text right now. Without 'this' there is no text, no screen, no experience. Hi there, 'This'! I am 'this' too and I am the same 'this' as you!
Well, language is dualistic, look in your direct experience.
The External World Does Exist: Reality is more than ConsciousnessI don't know if there is infinite awakening literally. But there are many degrees of them for sure.
For example, many so called awakened people are not actually conscious of what God is. Because that requires deeper awakening.
Yup, where else could they come from but your imagination? You are God imagining a world. It's very similar to how video game rendering works, except the computer doing the rendering is also just imaginary!
That is the ultimate illusion.
That is a fantasy of yours.
What I am saying is that you can absolutely verify that only you exist and everyone else is imaginary.
This is not a matter of disproving solpsism. This is a matter of proving it.
You can do that since you are all there is! See how elegant it is? You don't need to crawl into my head to check, you just need to become conscious that "Leo's head" is a fantasy. Which you can do if you are seeious enough.
Yes, it's hard to accept because it's so radical.
Yes, exactly. You see, that is how God fools himself into buying the illusion. God fools you with your compassion and care for others. Your desire to help others and comfort them is a huge part of the illusion you have spun for yourself. This emotional hook keeps you locked in the dream. The dream would not feel real unless it had powerful emotional hooks.
What is a more powerful emotional hook than seeing your daughter get raped?
God is a trickster of the highest order. God uses every emotion against you to fool you.
Just a trick of God.
Of course not.
You don't even have a dog. You just invented your dog right now!
Take some 5-MeO-DMT
There is only ONE perspective. Yours.
It's about energy efficiency. God saves energy my only creating ONE bubble. Why would God waste energy on others when they are not needed? Seriously. Think about it.
They were always just aspects of your absolute perspective.
You tell yourself this to stay locked into the illusion.
God sees all. What you see now is all that God sees. God cannot hide anything from itself.
You are talking to yourself, obviously. Nothing else could happen.
Yes, because you resist it. If you accept it, it's so easy.
Look, what I am saying does not preclude you from visiting other worlds, so to speak. You can get on a rocket ship and fly to Mars explore it and it will feel real. And you might even meet some aliens there, fuck one of them, and have a baby together. But all that will just be happening as your experience.
It is a dream, but it is also Absolute Truth -- if you are conscious enough.
Yeah, you break free of being lost in the fantastical mind.
Spira, for example, believes in other minds as real. He's not conscious that he is imagining them.
Shinzen does not understand God or Infinity.
Ramaji is deluded as fuck with his 1000 system and his diety worship.
Why Do Some Get It? But Others Dont?
Why Do Some Get It? But Others Dont?@kagaria you should learn to differentiate between mind and ego.
Mind is a tool.
Ego is the energy inside you that wants you (God) to believe that you are not-God, but the mind/brain/body.
The body, brain and mind are tooooools. Great tools man. Extremely powerful imaginary tools. So powerful that they -- when used properly -- can be used by you - God - to self-realize.
If there were only God/Oneness/Love -- i.e. Me/You -- and nothing to contrast it with, like i.e. separate minds, 'stuff', form, minds, bodies, waveintheocean, kagaria, then We could not ever "know" ourself.
So yeah, powerful tools. So extremely powerful that they can also for a lifetime trick God (you) into believing that you are a separate self/mind/body.
Don't let that happen tho. TAKE CONTROL OF THE TOOL!
Ego is just all that energy inside your body-mind-avatar-vessel that 24/7 INSISTS that you are not God but a separate mind/body/self.
How to let go of ego? Become conscious of it. Awareness/Love is all that is needed.
You can't eradicate all ego, cos that would mean to stop being human. And hell, even Jesus and Buddha existed as human beings, right? (from a relative true, human perspective; of course absolutely everything is God, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here).
Just become conscious of ego. By becoming conscious of ego, you start taking control of your mind, instead of letting ego control it.
Ego = non-awareness / being asleep / unconsciousness / fear / feeling of lack / feeling of being a separate mortal self / tension in body and mind
Mind = a tool for Consciousness/God/Love/Nothingness/The Universe/The Self/Absolute Infinity to explore itself.