How to be wise

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by How to be wise

  1. I would say, start a business which sells music? Leo's book list has a lot of books on making a successful business based on your art (music), and also he has a lot of books on money, and how to change your money. You have to believe that it's possible for you to make a million dollar company based on making your music which you enjoy doing. You can stay in your childhood area if you want to, and with a million dollar company at your fingertips, the bills won't be a problem for you. BUT..., staying comfortable in one area for your whole life isn't what you want to be doing. An ideal life could be where you travel the world, grow yourself and your talent in music, and also let the world taste your gifts in music. Point is, don't narrow yourself down. Make sure you aim to live the ideal life that YOU want to live, whatever it maybe. Probably you should check out Leo's life purpose course and book list for a guide on how you can go about doing it. Good luck!
  2. If I do strong determination sitting everyday for one hour when will I become enlightened? i don't want any vague answers like 'don't know' or 'years'. I'm a hard nosed kind a guy I want numerical answers only, well if you know at least.
  3. I was watching the episode about maslow's hierarchy and was wondering that since he made the self transcendence pyramid was he enlightened. What about Ouspensky?
  4. after watching 'Understanding awareness' I was convinced that awareness is quite important, but what makes it more appealing than enlightenment is that awareness can help you become successful in life, but enlightenment is just some hidden truth which would be good to read about on your holidays. so do you think you should quit self inquiry and dedicate your one hour to mindfulness meditation so that you could sky rocket your awareness, and then maybe after you retire you should seek the truth if your interested. Btw I also was watching the benefits of enlightenment but turns out awareness is not one of them, shame.
  5. I see your quite into enlightenment. Do you read outside
  6. Lol I wasn't arguing with you. I read in a book that there are two types of enlightenment schools called yoga and Vedanta. I'm not that into enlightenment anyway I only listen to wat Leo says about it. Since you were talking a lot about Vedanta you were probably against yoga. Btw I'm neither I hardly know what they even mean.
  7. Your not a big fan of yoga i assume
  8. I know that's why I said I will start a self inquiry habit! If I do Neti Neti and combine it with strong determination sitting I will definitely get enlightened within 3 years at most. Once I'm enlightened I'm no longer orange!
  9. In middle school I made friends with 'not good people' and since they used to smoke weed I started smoking it as well
  10. I'm in the colour orange of the psychological model and cannot go to green until I REALISE that materialism does not lead to happiness. Until then I have to keep pursuing success, but in the mean time I've set up a self inquiry habit and hopefully one day it'll make me realise I'm asleep
  11. You just sit for one hour and don't move, you can keep your eyes open ? btw I started weed when I was 12 up until 27...
  12. Well I'm not going to lie to myself but deep down I still feel that materialism leads to happiness although I do believe when you say that there's no point of materialism for happiness. I guess I have to realise it myself and not blindly follow anyone.
  13. And then I realise that I'm the ball and the goalpost at the same time, I guess that would help me score more goals in the next match and become enlightened ? killing two birds with one stone
  14. No it's not. I watched the 'understanding awareness' episode and he didn't mention anything about enlightenment, and I watched 'benefits of enlightenment' and he never mentioned anything about awareness
  15. I used to smoke weed up to my late 20s when I quit. It's been two years now and all of the brain damage caused by the weed is completely gone because instead of doing normal meditation I used strong determination sitting which brings in the benefits of meditation as quickly as possible. Don't worry, just do strong determination sitting every day for a year and you won't even know you've ever smoked. ?
  16. Playing soccer with my friends ? i wonder if I could meditate whilst playing soccer at the same time
  17. Ok but you get the point enlightenment is not the 'be all and end all' its a good quality to have but you should first persue your needs first and awareness can help you with that a lot. Also with awareness you'll be extremely happy and fulfilled when your eating the flavour of the food will be 'orders of magnitude' more tasteful than if you were just enlightened. You will be happy no matter what is happening because awareness increases your senses so much that you could even enjoy staring at a cupboard. In my opinion that beats 'truth with a capital T' or whatever...
  18. I tried it for like a week but i didn't get any enlightenment experience so I quit
  19. Looks like you overestimate enlightenment. Shinzen Young is an extremely enlightened person and watching his videos there's nothing supernatural about him he doesn't look that happy.
  20. i watched the Neti Neti episode because it's more new. Enlightenment is quite cool but if you spend your entire life fighting the ego, you won't be satisfied when your in your deathbed and looking over what you did with your entire life.
  21. You have to be independent of the good or bad opinions of others