Ponder

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  1. No doubt religion is highly underrated if interpreted in the correct way. I have a highly unique interpretation of the Bible that I think is accurate, that I will go into in detail in a future post but I’m too tired right now aha
  2. @Nahm I agree also. Esther/Abraham Hick’s main message revolves around Law of Attraction. And, what people fail to realize, is that Law of Attraction actually is the FUNDAMENTAL law in the universe. There is no other law that supersedes it.
  3. Please don’t lock this thread for trolling, because I think this question is actually helpful and interesting to explore. The reason I ask this question is because I think that there are a lot of enlightened people out there who don’t show any signs of enlightenment. Ram Dass talks about how your mum, who stays at home cleaning and cooking all the time could be enlightened, while you go to some Indian Ashram in the hunt for this elusive ‘goal.’ I listen to a lot of underground rappers on soundcloud and, based on their lyrics, they sound enlightened to me. Enlightenment means you basically don’t give a fuck about anything. Literally. I’m of the personal belief that this term ‘zen devil’ that Leo has come up with is actually an egoic construct trying to impose itself on how an enlightened being should behave. Thoughts?
  4. @zeroISinfinity That is simply false. When God (you), wants you (God) to become God (you). You (God) will become God (you)
  5. @eputkonen You are correct, although I was more talking on the relative level. Yes, on the absolute level, every day is as good as the last, but on a relative level, each day seems to (non-linearly mind you), ramp up in terms of the pleasure, love, joy and peace that you feel. Because, as Leo constantly re-iterates, there are many, many depths to enlightenment. In my view, there are infinite depths, because reality (God) is infinite.
  6. @outlandish Yeah man, he was just an alcoholic who happened to be enlightened haha. I’m enlightened and I smoke 50ish cigarettes a day. As Sadhguru says, we have to have at least one vice or we’ll leave the body Nah man, you want the Australian accent (like mine). I’ll make a vid one day and send you it aha
  7. @Inliytened1 Sorry, but the fact of the matter is that I am. Becoming conscious of absolute love is not necessary when it comes to enlightenment (at least in my definition). I never really feel the emotion of love (on rare occasions I have), but love doesn’t have to be all gushy and emotional. Unconditional love, in my eyes, is unconditional non-judgment, and I certainly have that. How can you judge someone that has no free will? You simply can’t, if you’re being purely rational about it (and don’t be so quick to bag out on rationality - use the mind don’t let the mind use you - and all that Jazz ). My definition of enlightenment is the cessation of suffering (as the Buddha taught), and I no longer suffer. As an anecdote, I’ve had a severely swollen ankle the past few days and I’ve been walking and skating with it, and I’ve been in pain, yet not suffering. Of course, being burnt alive or something is a whole ‘nother beast, but I think I would maintain equanimity through that (although it wouldn’t be pleasant). I’m not asking you to believe me. I’m just hoping you see that I am the more you read of my posts 🌈
  8. @herghly But should you be doing the practice that you enjoy the most or the one that is most helpful? I guess you could argue that the most helpful is the most enjoyable aha
  9. @Dan502 I work at an Ethiopian coffee shop (it’s chill as ), but I have a strong vision of becoming the best writer and musician in the world. I also want to do pure chemistry at uni in the not too distant future. I’m only young (21).
  10. I’ve done one Vipassana retreat around three and a half years ago, and that really kickstarted my journey to enlightenment. I feel as if the body scan meditation is very helpful for releasing bad karma if you can be equanimous with the pain that will inevitably arise. In Buddhism, past karma is called samskaras, and they arise if you’re in an equanimous state, and as they arise, if you remain equanimous, you have just eradicated some past ‘bad’ karma
  11. @Markus An abiding non-dual state is not what enlightenment is. Enlightenment is becoming God on earth (so to speak), and thereby no longer suffering. Does God suffer?
  12. I say this because he actually has some profound wisdom for those with eyes to see (I believe he has embodied coral and yellow quite substantially), whereas a lot of people peg him as fairly blue. Don’t be so quick to box someone in just because they are ‘religious’ and conservative. I put religious in quotations because Peterson is by no means a fundamentalist Christian. If you actually listen to his talks on religion, you’ll realize that he has some profound insights to share. What do do you guys think?
  13. @zeroISinfinity You’re funny. I like you 🖤 I would’ve put a ‘❤️‘ but I’m a zen devil, so I’m a cold-hearted motherfucker (although I don’t go as far as to actually fuck my mum 😝
  14. @Gabriel Antonio How about fuck your ego? This is a massive part of me living life (I’m an INTP after all). Me, like Leo, can’t help but share. And share we shall 😅