Tim R

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  1. @Leo Gura I understand that all of existence is Love. If enlightenment is not the embodiment of Love, then - is there anything "special" about enlightenment being Love? Since all of existence is Love anyway? Because again, my current understanding is that Reality=Love , only that we can't always see that, and so the deeper one embodies Love, the deeper one is awake/enlightened to one's true nature as Love. Of course enlightenment is love. Everything is. But that doesn't mean that we are awake to that. Edit: Didn't you even say somewhere that you measure the degree of enlightenment of a teacher by his/her understanding of Love?
  2. This... is utterly amazing. Holy sh*t. This is a video about the embodiment of Love. Does it get any deeper? Does it get any better? I hardly think so... I took a little bit of acid earlier this morning and decided to listen to this. Wow. This is some real sage level wisdom right here. This is where you will end up eventually. Embodying Love, more and more. As the result of realizing that you and everything are Love, all resistance will dissolve into Love. Over the last few months I've been realizing to ever deeper degrees the importance of Love. My understanding now is that: enlightenment is the embodiment of Love. "How awake are you (to your true nature)?" is the same question as "how loving are you?"
  3. That is the true beginner's mind🙏 @Droo_ Yes, begin to meditate. Don't ask what's in it for you, just start sitting down for a few minutes every day and you will see. Meditation is a very joyful thing - if you allow yourself to be joyful. Because you know, many people regard meditation as "a practice" and to them, it's like bitter medicine. "It's good for me!!"😐 They feel that they have to meditate. But they don't😂 see, you don't have to meditate. That's what makes it such a lovely thing. I do it because I love it. And maybe you too will love it. Give it a try😄
  4. Yup. You as consciousness are nowhere. The universe is nowhere. Think of it, where could it even be? Consciousness is nowhere. Your mind is nowhere. The body is nowhere. Everything is no-where because "where" is part of everything. Sometimes I feel this nowhere so deeply that it becomes a little bit spooky😂 and then funny again. If "here" means "not-there" and "there" means "not-here", then "here" means not "here" and "there" means not "there"😄
  5. Matthew 7 1 Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. 6 Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces. @electroBeam You give out what you consider to be holy, but you give it out to those who cannot appreciate it. And then you resent them for being fools. But actually, you're the fool, because it's you who casts pearls before swine. Simply stop doing it. If you have a desire to share your new found wisdom and insight, at least share it with those who can listen and appreciate. This however, will only get rid of the symptoms. Now let's take a look at the psychology of your problem; You talk a lot about resentment for people who can't appreciate your knowledge/wisdom. Wikipedia says on resentment: "Inherent in resentment is a perception of unfairness and is a generalized defense against unfair situations." Ok, so that gives us a general understanding of what resentment is about. Resentment is a very complex phenomenon and one of its forms is in french called "Ressentiment". I'm quoting Wikipedia: "Ressentiment is a sense of hostility directed toward an object that one identifies as the cause of one's frustration, that is, an assignment of blame for one's frustration. The sense of weakness or inferiority complex and perhaps even jealousy in the face of the "cause" generates a rejecting/justifying value system, or morality, which attacks or denies the perceived source of one's frustration. This value system is then used as a means of justifying one's own weaknesses by identifying the source of envy as objectively inferior, serving as a defense mechanism that prevents the resentful individual from addressing and overcoming their insecurities and flaws. The ego creates an enemy in order to insulate itself from culpability". It's not the others. It's you. But you already know that. So the problem is not that people are foolish or that you're not wise enough or don't know enough, the problem is "why do you think you need to become wiser/ more knowledgeable? And what's wrong with being a fool anyway?" I won't give you an answer on that one, because quite frankly, I don't know it. Only you can find out. Good luck❤
  6. @m0hsen Essentially, yes. But don't confuse "knowing" with actual knowing. Knowing = Being Consciousness knows itself by being itself. Consciousness is omniscient because it is everything.
  7. @romansoloviov If you can't see that absolute Truth is right here right now, in the most mundane of all situations, you will not see any other time. Because you create an artificial split between enlightenment and normal life. Let's assume you slip into "enlightenment" by accident within the next 2 days and then "you know". And then you're very satisfied for a while, but then it goes away again and you're "back in normal life". Ah, see? That's the split I'm talking about. This split is an illusion. Do not think that you will find enlightenment by abandoning this ordinary material existence, because so long as you make this split, you will not understand the oneness between "ordinary" and "mystical". Don't rush, you have plenty of time. Your true nature will not go away, I promise. You don't have to worry about missing out on anything "more special" than "mundane existence". What's this "without enlightenment" anyway? Why do you assume that you're unenlightened? Why do you assume that there is such a state as "enlightened" and that you're not a Buddha right now? What I'm trying to say is that you have to find a way in between. You're not enlightened, but you're not unenlightened either. And mundane existence is no different from nonduality. How could it? Your craving for enlightenment is the biggest obstacle to enlightenment. But if you don't chase enlightenment, that itself will become you're biggest obstacle to enlightenment. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't! So what are you to do? Wrong question.
  8. @Carl-Richard One time? Ha😂 Happens every now and then, sometimes more "severely" than other times, but I've learned to accept and love myself when it happens (which was not easy and certainly didn't happen over night). I know that I'm a fool and that I don't know infinitely more things than I think I do know, and when I make mistakes or say utterly stupid things, I know that it's okay. (I still of course try not to do it unnecessarily😅) I'm therefore not ashamed to ask people to explain things to me, which to them might seem completely obvious - turns out that if you're being honest about this with yourself and the other person, they will (if they are not totally underdeveloped) feel this honesty and integrity and explain things to you or correct you without making you feel ashamed for not knowing or understanding. Whether this is about "not knowing things or not being as awake as you thought you'd be" makes no difference, you're a fool anyway. Understanding that will set you free. You're a fool anyway. One of my absolutely favorite quotes in this regard is from Alan Watts: "Freedom means the freedom to make mistakes — the freedom to be a damn fool."
  9. @yungtrippa Do not make this about Leo. Guru worshiping is a common trap (and yes, what you're doing is guru/idol worshiping). There is no authority in the guru unless you give it to him/her. It's you who gives authority to the teacher. Just like religious people bestow their holy scriptures with authority, you have made Leo your authority. But the truth is, that Leo is not an authority. This is a very important thing to understand.
  10. @iboughtleosbooklist I'm going to answer that one with "yes". Not as an ultimate answer to this question, but as an answer for you.
  11. That's why Solipsism is an utterly meaningless problem!! (for those, for whom it still poses a problem). "All perspectives" can only be your perspective. It's always you. If you could at this very moment incarnate yourself "into the perspective" of your mom or your best friend "to find out whether they have their own bubble", it would still be you who's looking!! It's always you. Always. Got that? There is nothing depressing about actual Solipsism. And if you think there is, you have no clue who you are and deluded yourself into a solipsistic prison where you feel trapped inside your head and "inside your bubble". You're not inside the bubble, the bubble is inside f*cking you!!! And Leo was 100% correct when he said that you are the sponge. You're not the damn bubble, and you are certainly not "alone inside your bubble". Realize who you truly are, and you will find out who "other people" are. And there's nothing scary about it - and if there is, you know there's still some ego clinging to itself, so don't think that it was the final step.
  12. Because most of humanity is just plain ignorant. How many people do you think know about selfishness, survival, Love and all these things - let alone embody them (Love etc) to any significant degree? They simply don't know. And even if they did - you just said it. It's difficult, it produces (temporary) suffering and many people will drop out at the very beginning because they're not ready yet. That's what happens to quite a lot of people in the West, they start to engage in a few spiritual practices, maybe do some psychedelics and suddenly they lose their sense of self or whatever- and that scares the sh*t out of them and produces mental suffering. Well that's just the end of their spiritual path. The backlash will catapult them right back into their selfish life and you can't blame them. As Jesus said "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do."