ajasatya

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  1. @Lauritz i've been almost exactly where you've been (im a computer scientist though). i did quit the job and experienced other things. let's be honest here: finding a job is pretty easy if we're competent enough. i thought about permaculture too but in the end i choose the yoga path. don't be afraid. if you have doubts about your life, think how it'd be like to know that you were going to die in 2 months from now.
  2. @S33K3R it is certainly a phase, since enlightenment requires such a strong commitment. but it's the practitioner's responsibility to find his own balance otherwise he'd be practicing some sort of violence to himself. about the serious energy, you're probably experiencing episodes of aversion to your own past everytime you see something that resembles it. have you been seeing your own ghosts?
  3. the paradox is just a mental object, i agree. but it appears in the mind when we move on from the experience seeking phase and start living life normally. some practitioners experience anxiety due to attachment to mystical experiences because they lack the necessary wisdom to integrate the spiritual experiences into their daily lives. i am pretty sure that what i mean by "embrace the paradox" is what you mean by "release the paradox". the internal movement of acceptance is similar (not to say equivalent) to letting go, which is something i had never noticed before. thank you
  4. both the incapability to be serious and the attachment to seriousness hinder spiritual progression.
  5. i've experienced it and i am able to experience it right now. i know what you're talking about. you've experienced pure awareness, the spirit, the immaterial and fundamental emptiness. and i gave you the feedback you asked for. i said that this is just one facet of the paradox.
  6. that's fine. you'd be simply playing with the semantics behind the words human being, which i don't find exactly an interesting task. in many ancient suttas, sidhartha gautama himself mentions the struggling that intellectually driven men encounter on the path due to their attachments to the thinking process. they face suffering because they're addicted to being right/correct and proving others are wrong/mistaken. this habit strengthens their egos in subtle ways (pride and arrogance) and they end up going in the opposite direction while convinced they're getting closer and closer to some ultimate intellectual comprehension. with Love,
  7. then stop eating, sleeping and working. how can you read? are you using the internet? you're either trying to deny the paradox or trying to avoid the huge emotional work that's necessary to master yourself. enlightenment is not an intellectual game of concepts in some logical framework. i am a computer scientist and i had a hard time with it myself. enlightenment requires a full body commitment. heart included.
  8. @Joseph Maynor yes, it's true but be careful not to become attached to the absolute perspective. you have to embrace the paradox, otherwise you'll be struggling forever. you are the universal awareness and awareness itself has nothing to do, nothing to improve and nowhere to go. but you're also a person, an individual being. so the real question, in which lies the true labor, is how does a human being thinks, speaks and acts accordingly to his comprehension about the true nature of reality? in order to embody Truth, one needs to practice with his heart against egoism. then true altruism will become hard-coded in his guts and he will be able to experience liberation. we can abandon positive thinking when kindness, smiling and sharing become our natural way of living.
  9. intellectual bragging is a waste of time and energy. Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life
  10. 28. found out about Leo 1 year ago.
  11. this is TRUE. then let me propose some food for thought. what if the internet we have is some archaic form of platform/tool for spiritual union among humans? past (and present) buddhas talk a lot about using all the skillful means to spread the dharma and encourage people to practice it. why not the internetz?
  12. @John Iverson expand your practice to all positions (lying down, sitting and standing) throughout the day. your target should be 24/7 meditation. every instant is an opportunity to practice.
  13. @Milos Uzelac take the silent approach as an opportunity for spiritual maturation towards sincerity. don't be trapped by the healer role. instead, drop all roles.
  14. @Dino D start slowly. meditate once a week for 2~3 months and see how it feels. let this habit sink in your body then move on. meditate more often. see how it feels after 6 months, always noticing how you are embodying the practice. then meditate everyday. take your time to completely embody the practice. after mastery, you'll be meditating 24/7 and living consciously in this big mystical thing we call present moment. insights will come naturally. you just have to do the job. that's why we don't talk about enlightenment in zen. we just practice it until we master it. it's already very rare and difficult, so we better take the most straightforward approach.
  15. nice! i had one huge involuntary experience before i knew anything about enlightenment. it came from the biggest pain i've ever felt in my life, which was due to attachment. after a flash of light i wasn't identified with my old life anymore. i was crying deeply and then i was completely relieved. as in your case, i had to study about it so i'd be able to replicate it and let it sink in my body. but luckily, only took me 3 months to know about a zen center where i live.