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  1. Always assume you're fooling yourself. Ask: How am I deceiving myself? It can be subtle and gross. The key is to become aware of how your mind easily fools you. This will help you mature.
  2. It's a film guys. Don't fantasize about watching TV increasing your consciousness.
  3. What's the difference between great music and bad one? Music I love that I think is also great: I think good music is spiritual, profound, and evokes higher feelings in you. It is also listened to for decades. What makes music good?
  4. Secure. Got a bit surprised by that.
  5. Principles must be experienced!! You have to see them live, happening in front of you. Honesty, mastery, integrity, etc. are real, profound and effective. It is of no use to think them, which is what most people do. Seriously contemplate a principle in order to grasp it experientially. That's the only way it will make a difference in your life.
  6. Have you guys got any experience with Vipassana? What resources do you recommend? I'm reading The Art of Living. It's straightforward and grounded on experience. Love it.
  7. "Among the great things which are to be found among us, the Being of Nothingness is the greatest." -- Leonardo Da Vinci.
  8. No matter how hard you try to fool yourself, you still don't know who you are. Make your knowledge mountain bigger. When it comes to enlightenment, that's irrelevant and even becomes an obstacle. In your experience, no matter how much you think you know, are you conscious of your nature? Be honest.
  9. How real is this work for you?
  10. A communication that comes from experience uses simple language. It is present, straightforward, vivid and vulnerable. And over all, honest. Real understanding comes from this practice. That's real communication -- handing over to another your experience as it is so that he can grasp it. But if it comes from intellect, it's mostly beliefs and opinions, and uses abstract, vague and complex language. It isn't real communication, but manipulation, an attempt to create an effect on another. In the context of practice, the latter is inappropriate. It may at times be useful, but it is hardly needed. When you have a genuine insight, it's more like "Eureka!" or laughing, not a model or faith-based system. You describe it as it is instead of trying to convince others about your opinions and beliefs.
  11. What about a koan? Mu! There you go.
  12. Got familiar with him several months ago. Strikes me as intelligent and authentic. Likely enlightened. True mystic. Love these kind of grounded teachers.
  13. The person and the teacher are different. Make that distinction. If you hold teachers as an ideal, you overlook they're just humans. When the love guru gets angry, etc., that event clashes with your preconceptions. Buddha shat and begged, Jesus had an anger problem, your favorite guru does normal things, etc. They can also fuck up and do stupid things.
  14. Those books are precisely his verbal teachings. The person and the teacher are different. You might be idealizing the teacher role. They are persons too. They can still do stupid things even though that image may interfere with your ideal of what teachers should be and behave like. Their actions don't detract them from knowing what they are.