Meliodas

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  1. haha I get your Point , but this you know only when your awakened . TIll then life seems as real as it is , with limited identifications , fears , biases etc.till that point what would be implications of reincarnation? because after that point maybe this doesnt even matter
  2. I have heard own stories from my family which basically prove the existence of reincarnation. what are your guys views on it ? Watch these Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8uqzMV1hQU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B27WRX0Auw I know that the parents of the children could be just lying to get attention , but if we put that narrative aside for a second and see what would be the implications of this being the truth?? In my family , my mothers paternal uncle used to remember his previous life till about he was 11 years old , he even went to meet his family and talk to them about it.(believe me or not , i am just telling you what i have heard) Basically , he has no reason to lie , moreover how would he know details of his previous life if it wasn't real ??
  3. So i recently started working on my addictions , i have many but few are prominent. These are :- 1) Listening to music on youtube. 2)Reading and watching too much spiritual content. 3) playing video games . due to these addictions , I could seriously get no work done . So I watched Leo's Video on overcoming addiction and applied the technique , it was emotionally difficult and after a few hours i realized that was not doing anything because i didn't know what to do , so i spent time in planning and forming goals etc. I also planned to decide what to do next day every night before going to sleep , which i think will really help long term (although i allow certain degree of freedom). But right now because of years of addictive behavior , I am not able to put in more than 1 hr on work at a time , and after a certain time it becomes really emotionally frustrating to work more than 3 hrs . So here's the plan , i am planning on being consistent with my work rather than increasing the time I work , which i think will increase with due practice and consistency of a sustained period. Sort of Like in the gym , we do a weight until we become comfortable with it, then increase it . So i want to ask is this strategy good ?? and are there any suggestions you would like to give?
  4. well the answer to this question depends on you : if the phd is really important to you and if you work hard , you will not mind getting employment at 27 because you like what you are doing . if the phd is not important to you , or you are not interested in the subjects/or plan on doing something else entirely after college , then doing a phd is not a good idea .
  5. Look , believe it or not like I said I am not idolising Leo. I know very well that he is not perfect and nobody rarely is. But you should notice you are only talking about his personality. Be it Buddha or Leo , to only look at their personalities it is a fatal mistake . Of course as they are human they would have their own unique personality, which of course will have flaws because personality itself is subject to many things.(the times we live in , our family, environment etc.). Leo seems cocky , you are right about that one , but what to do with it ? I don’t think it’s a big deal . I only watch Leo and content for his insights , which I can inculcate into my own life and I don’t give a damn about his personality. For me Leo is just like another book, just for the sake of information…. we here are not for idolising or demonising, but for collective self actualization isn’t it ? Isn’t that the purpose of this forum ? So that we can help each other with self actualization. Leo’s value is not in his personality but his content and insights , personally that’s what I take away from him. when a man is showing you the moon with his finger , don’t miss all the heavenly glory for the insignificant finger of the one who is showing . about his healing thing : I don’t think that is a good reason to pin him down because personally I don’t think he has that kind of stability that he could pull it off right now at least.of course I am just assuming and I could be wrong . But consider my perspective.
  6. This may sound like I’m in some sort of Leo cult or whatever , but I think that Leo recognises his blind spots well , even in his videos he talks about his problems sometimes. Moreover, it doesn’t matter if he admits his mistakes , what is more important is that he knows about them and makes a path correction, and if you have seen Leo for many years , you will realise that once he know , he surely makes a path correction
  7. He may have issues in life which we certainly don’t know about , that may be the reasons about his videos inconsistency. about his healing: becoming conscious of a thing and applying that thing are two very different things ……. Leo becoming conscious of his abilities do not necessarily mean that he can use his abilities for such a purpose…..
  8. I don’t think that’s right , most people say that in their 50’s becuz they never lived . When you begin to truly live fully , that’s when life actually begins I think……
  9. Exactly, even already most people misuse it... They do psychs for entertainment purposes rather than real work
  10. In sadhguru videos you have seen about psychedelics , he is mostly talking about casual people who just wanna have fun and waste life kind of guys . In one his books , where he is talking about various things he doesn’t talk in public , which he only talks about with close groups , he has acknowledged psychedelics . This book is not new though , the talks are from the period 1994 -1999
  11. Why make a poll on this , I think it will just waste time , we should try to get to higher levels of consciousness instead of doing this . But do what you want lol
  12. That is not actually a mistranslation, atma means dreamed up soul , the “The Self” you are talking about is called paramatman, lit. the ultimate soul , the Buddha said there is no you and me , there is only me.so when he said anatma he was not saying there is no self , he was saying in the sense of individuality most probably. But yes you are right In a way , most teachings of many people are distorted because translation is not done correctly. but I don’t know experientially, so I may well be all wrong lol
  13. Ironically Buddha’s teaching were of anatma- meaning no soul or atma , but people(especially Buddhists) have started calling him a great soul. How mysterious it is .
  14. sadhguru has one going , shambhavi mahamudra
  15. I started all this work 4 years ago , and I am also very young , just 19.5 years old .when I was 16 I was sucked in stage orange and seeking achievement was my number 1 thing , i did very well in school as well , but in 2019 covid hit, and in these 3 years of isolation I personally grew alot , in some sense i became like a hermit . I still studied for tests etc. when i needed to and still passed them with straight A's(mostly) but most of my time was spent reading ,consuming content , meditating . In 2019-2022 I have read more than 120 books and i really started to take consciousness work seriously . Here is how I improved during these 3 years. 1) before doing this self development journey , i was a achiever , i was the best in everything in i did (although since i was 16 , most of those things seem pretty small and petty now) , got medals in academics and national olympiads of science. During this stage of my life I was a scientist atheist type of guy . change: after 3 years , now i realize the futility of science and it's problems and a big change which occurred during these years is that my strong desire for material possessions just blew out of the window , but I still realize the importance of survival and the need for necessary infrastructure for my LP and will not get stuck in wage slavery. 2)I have been meditating for 3 years now , and have had various kensho , small glimpses of something outside body or mind and that really motivates me to further increase and strengthen my practice . I am open to idea of psychedelics , but will not do them before i move out and have built a solid spiritual foundation 3) I became extremely open minded 4) the biggest change which took place was in 2021 , that year i realized that i dont know anything , and i dont mean it like in a flimsy way ,in fact this thought made me have one sleepless night where it was as if there was no ground beneath me and it felt really scary. i realized i have various belief systems, ideologies , confirmation biases but no truth and direct experience .This really transformed me experientially , from that day i have not given into any of my addictions(video games , TV) which i had prior to this realization and it was not that I tried to get rid of them , but i just never gave into them again. 5) Studied various sources of knowledge , including most religions like buddhism , sikhism , jainism , hinduism , christianity , islam , judaism and also things like advaita vedanta , non duality , the vedas , the upanishads and about various methods to achieve enlightenment . i watched 1000's of hours of videos online about enlightenment, self actualization , personal development etc. but i still understood that i didn't know experientially if any of that is true , but understood that it would contribute to me becoming more conceptually aware in the direction where i am headed. 6) Studied Science , recognized its beauty , but also its flaws 7)In end of 2021 , i also realized one more important thing and that was how to be non judgmental , and i am not quite 100% successful in that , earlier i used to sort of convert people to what i believed in , but after i realized that i did not know and what i thought my knowledge was , was really nothing but a mere perspective . I tried to step to others shoes and started to see that their beliefs ideologies are really sensible for them to have considering how they grew . I also realized how fortunate I was , i had the best education and no traumas or anything, even my body was mostly healthy. 8)My main goal of life is awakening , although i still have alot of petty desires like having a girlfriend and a intimate relationship but since i am 19 , i have alot of time to burn them off , the awakening is my GOAL for life. The only regret that I have (sort of ) is that I find no real 3d person with whom i can really talk to about this stuff , most of my friends are chasing material well being and/or playing video games , drugs , parties etc. My parents think i have become a nut case and they are probably in stage blue and think i am sinning of sorts by not believing lol. But i realize that maybe awakening would make this issue better (maybe worse! who knows).the other regret i have is that i never entered into relationships etc. but that is that I would really like to thank Leo and a million other teachers I still have only touched the tip of the iceberg , there is whole iceberg left still , hope you guys enjoy reading my progress and please give me some suggestions and tips on how to grow . Lastly , i really think covid fucked me up