Himanshu

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  1. @Siim Land Interesting. On his Wikipedia page, I found this: Greene is an avid artist who often creates self-portraits to help himself build and maintain his ideal physique. In August 2011, he exhibited some of his work to the public; at the exhibition, he stated, "As a professional bodybuilder, I'm a master sculptor. The art show made me realize that I've always been an artist: my medium the human physique. My life is what I make it, just like the art I've produced on canvas and on stage. This art show makes this statement. I'm celebrating some personal accomplishments and my own artistic expression." A heavy use of visualization, it seems!
  2. Just the way Meditation(and ultimately enlightenment) make thinking(using the mind) way easier and efficient, does disidentification from the body make it easier to work upon? Someone not wanting to work out anymore after enlightenment is an entirely another discussion. // Don't tell me you didn't saw this coming.
  3. Do you ever wonder that you'd have another Life Purpose if you had explored more career options? Or did you just intuitively knew that that's it? This is a more general question; in a '14 video about life purpose, you mention that finding your LP is like peeling an onion, every layer looks like it last until you finally find it. For an everyday person, trying a lot of different things and exploring a number of options seem like the right way to go. Please comment.
  4. Integrity as more than mere moral issues laid down by society. Personal integrity, why it is important and why going against one's integrity bring one suffering.
  5. I'm building a list of people who have gone on the hero's journey and have worked for the betterment of the world, implicitly or explicitly, and have (had) an exemplary life, in no particular order: Friedrich Nietzsche B. R. Ambedkar Gautama Buddha Arundhati Roy Howard Roark Jaggi Vasudev Alan Watts Ludwig Van Beethoven Leonardo Da Vinci Charles Darwin Larry Page Barack Obama Marcus Aurelius This list is limited to the people I've read and know about (so there is a certain bias ) and is open to debate. Let's build an inspiring list!
  6. Improvised repost of an older thread by @David1 : When looking into the imagination, I found this description on Wikipedia : "The common use of the term is for the process of forming new images in the mind that have not been previously experienced with the help of what has been seen, heard, or felt before, or at least only partially or in different combinations." Isn't this exactly what nature is doing and has been doing since the start of the universe? Combining subatomic particles into atoms, then combining different atoms into molecules, combining molecules into ever more complex organic molecules until life came into being. From that point on we call this process 'evolution'. From unicellular organisms like amoeba, multicellular functioning organisms with essentially the similar system. İn other words: forming new things, with the help of what was there before by using that in different combinations. Very similar to 'imagination' if you ask me. So we could say we're living in 'imagination'? We're imagined beings capable of exerting imagination ourselves ;D. Isn't infinity, all possibilities, everything goes, an inherent quality of the imagination? After Leo's last episode on Absolute infinity, this goes deeper than it first seems to. Is the role of human imagination much more than we consider in our everyday lives?
  7. There is a term called Polyphasic sleep; which is basically sleeping multiple times a day. You can start triphasic sleep schedule to start with. On triphasic sleep: https://www.polyphasicsociety.com/polyphasic-sleep/overviews/triphasic/ Overview of sleep schedules: https://www.polyphasicsociety.com/polyphasic-sleep/overviews/
  8. Leo, not a question, a request. Even after the full-blown Enlightenment experience, as much you'd gravitate towards silence; please stay active within the world. Your work is irreplaceable.
  9. Leo, do you think it was important for you to chase women and completely annihilate all that came up to you as 'your limitations'(That is, now you know that given the time and space, you can do anything you'd want to; be it picking up women or writing a movie script) - to find your life purpose and allow yourself to be completely absorbed within it?
  10. Porn is one of the biggest industries in the world right now. 28,258 users are viewing porn every second. Put into society? By whom? There you go: SPIEGEL ONLINE: Those in positions of power have sex with the secretaries; they assault hotel maids, or at least are accused of such, and sleep with the nanny. Is there a normal percentage of oversexed people among powerful men, and it's just easier to notice their lapses, their misconduct, because they are so visible? Van der Dennen: Both may be true. Powerful men have a both an overactive libido as compared to 'normal' men, but they are also more willing to gamble that they can get away with their sexual activities whenever and wherever. Power is a great aphrodisiac, as Kissinger said. Powerful men almost automatically expect other people to do their bidding. Sex is just part of that game. Powerful women also have larger-than-average sexual appetites. Source: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/sex-and-power-powerful-men-have-an-overactive-libido-a-765316.html Another : http://www.businessinsider.com/great-entrepreneurs-have-one-thing-in-common-huge-sex-drive-2010-12?IR=T This one suggests that sexual abstinence during teenage years doubles the chances of someone graduating from college. Interesting. http://www.heritage.org/education/report/teenage-sexual-abstinence-and-academic-achievement
  11. @Prabhaker Will you try to consider the perspective I'm taking here and stop bullshitting with exceptional cases?
  12. I did mention 'by society' . Let me explain the difference: There are people who would like to engage in sexual activity given the moral conditions are lifted. In a typical family in India, if the father even expresses interest in another female outside of the family; it is considered immoral, and most fathers would never even mention that to anybody. That's why porn works; that's why prostitution works; because nobody gets to know. Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekanada, Narendra Modi(and we can include Tesla), these people have surpassed sexual needs, so to speak. Maybe they never had a lot of sexual need in the first place, but they are rare, and if you believe in multiple births, maybe these people grew out of sexuality in their previous lives. But the majority have sexual needs until they surpass it. I'll rephrase my question: Is sexual repression(inflicted by self or others), a major reason for the inability of people to truly engage in personal development? Sure is; but that's entirely another topic.
  13. There seems to be a direct relationship between the libido of a person and their overall success in life. This is important to mention that in an experiment conducted on mice, male mice had a diminished libido when constrained to only one partner. This aligns with what Leo mentioned in his video: Masculinity vs Femininity. That is, males have a biological need of having multiple sexual partners(MAYBE, that just comes from the natural requirement to pass on the genes - the more partners, more probable it is that the genes are passed on). Is being sexually restricted by society a possible reason for men settling in life for what they have and not growing themselves? Having said that, I have observed that the lives of most successful & creative people are filled with multiple romances and marriages. Popular examples include Einstein, Salman Rushdie and John Berger. This seems more apparent for people in creative fields. Is there a link between sexual drive and creativity? What is your take on this?
  14. Leo, have you ever compromised on Actualized.org content BECAUSE it is a business?
  15. @Outer In the example I gave you, it's like Donald Trump working for the United States, is that non duality? I think we are moving towards the conclusion that best ego IS no ego. Anyways, for most people Enlightenment is not a permanent state of mind; it comes and goes; especially drug-induced enlightenment. I say that from statistics. The Gurus who 'stay' enlightened are those make the best use of that shift in their perception and keep sharpening the saw. An alive example of which is Sadhguru; he has used this experience he had to develop courses on Yoga and as he calls them 'Inner Engineering'. Osho used it to build his own religion, which he called 'the religionless religion', which in spite of his intellect and understanding of human nature, he failed to foresee the future and ended up poisoned in jail by the United States government(his own claims). On the other hand, Steve Jobs used the insights for finding the common ground between Leadership, Technology and Design. He might have had one or multiple enlightenment experiences throughout his lifetime, and he used them to grow apple once he committed to it. What does that tell us? Even if Elon Musk is enlightened, (and he might just be, afterall, he doesn't consider failure an option! ) isn't it what he is doing that matters?