Brivido

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  1. Yes, of course, quite a lot, especially after reading The Book of Not Knowing I started doubting that reality is real, which is a funny feeling to have. Before I used to take for granted that the universe was real, but then I realized that thinking the world to be real is just a belief and nothing more. If you were to ask me right now: is the world real, or who are you? I would honestly don't know what to reply, everything I can think of is just something I believe and not something I know. Everything is second hand experience. Sometimes, for a split second, I feel like am close to discover what is Truth, but then that feeling just sleeps away, and is quite frustrating...
  2. Or else, how can you know when something is absolutely true? In the movie The Matrix Neo gets out of the fake world, but once he enters the "real" world, he just takes that for granted. How can he be so sure that the "real" world is absolutely real, and not another computer simulation?
  3. What makes you say so? I watched a couple of his videos sometime ago, but I didn't find any value in his teachings. Apparently I was really wrong if you compare him to Jesus Do you mind sharing one, or more, of his videos that you think are a must watch? I hope I will realize how big of a mistake I made
  4. Give Value by solving a problem. Purple Cow (Don't sell a shitty product, sell a remarkable one.) The pareto principle (80% of the results come from 20% of the input) Copywriting. Be a big fish in a small pond, not a small fish in a big pond.
  5. Once, I saw a dog running in a field after the rain. I thought to myself "Why the fuck is he running like that?", then I realized that he wasn't doing it for any particular reason, he was just running for the joy of running. All of life is Purposeless, and that's the beauty of it.
  6. You should start by reading Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, it's a must read on the topic. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins has a great chapter on limiting beliefs as well. If you want to take it to the next level check out the blueprint decoded by RSD, is a program about becoming better with girls but the principles apply on any part of your identity you want to change. It was recorded in 2006 but is still valuable.
  7. What books would you suggest on advaita vedanta? Do you know any clear introduction to it? By the way I love the Tao Te Ching as well, this is one of my favorite quotes from it: Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect.
  8. My theory is that when you try to achieve an egoic dream you are going to have plenty of problems along the way. Nothing is going to work out because the Universe is trying to make you realize that you don't need anything to make you complete. Therefore, egoic dreams are never going to fulfill you and the Universe is never going to help you make them a reality, it is just going to give you a lot of shit in order to wake you up. On the other hand, an higher self dream comes from the realization that you are already enough and don't need anything in the first place. In this case you are going to co-create with the Universe the actualization of your dream into reality, and all kinds of miracles are going to happen. Do you have any other ways to distinguish an egoic dream from an higher self one? I think it would be a great topic for a video @Leo Gura
  9. So what is the nature of the world around us? Am quite confused on this point, many teacher say that the world is the manifestation of God, then others say that the world has nothing to do with God, everybody seems to contradict each other on this point. In my experience, I can sense that everything on the "screen" is moving and is not stable, at the same time am aware that there is something allowing the perception of the images on the screen. Although I have no idea of what this "something" is...
  10. In my opinion, the rich man represents the ego because is impossible to experience the Absolute and preserve at the same time your false identity. What do you guys think?
  11. What if Musk is trying to achieve success just for the joy of doing it and success is his personal spiritual practice? (Probably not the case but still) Don't you think that achieving success could be in his own way a spiritual practice? On your path to success you will have plenty of opportunities to destroy your ego. There are certainly plenty of people who try to achieve success in the wrong way, but I think that is possible to become successful in the right way. Sometimes you sound a lot like a Zen Devil when you say extreme things such as "successful people are not happy". I personally want to become successful not because I need it to make me happy, but because I still don't want to go spend the rest of my life on a mountain on the Himalayas. I try to become successful as an active meditation. Of course, from time to time I get attached to things but that's the whole point of the practice. Saying that successful people are not happy is a dangerous thing. Someone could misunderstand you and think that there is no reason why they should improve their life. And that's what most people that are deep in spirituality already do, they tell lies to themselves to accept the fact that their life sucks. Have a look at the people that go to Eckhart Tolle's events they are just fucking lost. I think there is a middle ground in this paradox of spirituality and success. And it looks like you can't see it. Some jedi shit at minute 40:00, Dominick says that in order to come back from his many injuries he had to let go of the need to be a champion and a fighter. And as soon as he detached his ego from the outcome of being the champion his body started to recover. Spiritual lessons can be learned in different ways, not just by sitting on top of a mountain, anyway that's just my opinion.
  12. What's the name of the book? Is it in your book list? I would really enjoy reading it because I write stories myself.