winterknight

I am enlightened. Sincere seekers: ask me anything

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Just now, winterknight said:

That’s a good question. Inquire into the Self and you will find the truth.

What exactly is the Self? What are YOU? 

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51 minutes ago, winterknight said:

That’s a good question. Inquire into the I and you will find the truth. But you have to start from the position of humility, that you don’t know and are looking to find out. Intellectual conceptions of “there is no ignorance” will not help you.

I or self might be Just self referential tought patterns on repeat. With no truth in them. Masking what? 

Is there any ignorance in THIS? 

Is there any ignorance in ME. 

Can I be aware of anything else but MYSELF?

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Unbreakable. 

Why I am playing this game with MYSELF?

Enlightenment is full knowing of MYSELF as What? 

What is THIS? 

OK this perceived other Will help ME . 

ONE Word That describes it ALL. 

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9 minutes ago, zeroISinfinity said:

Unbreakable. 

Why I am playing this game with MYSELF?

Enlightenment is full knowing of MYSELF as What? 

What is THIS? 

OK this perceived other Will help ME . 

ONE Word That describes it ALL. 

Yes, this is called being caught in concepts. To whom do all these questions occur?


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This is called waking up enlightened master which is ego identity. Is it? ❤️

Truth is not a Concept.❤️

Enlightened master would know What TRUTH OF BEING IS?❤️

To whom all these Concepts occur?

Look.

Where this appears? 

 

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1 minute ago, zeroISinfinity said:

This is called waking up enlightened master which is ego identity. Is it? ❤️

Truth is not a Concept.❤️

Enlightened master would know What TRUTH OF BEING IS?❤️

To whom all these Concepts occur?

Look.

Where this appears? 

Yes, that's what you should investigate if you're wondering.


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Forget about "me". Forget That You are enlightened master helping other. 

Right NOW where is this all located? 

 

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9 minutes ago, zeroISinfinity said:

Forget about "me". Forget That You are enlightened master helping other. 

Right NOW where is this all located? 

If you want to know the answer to that question, you have to engage in self-inquiry.


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Self-inquiry is effective with a quiet mind if I’m not mistaken. 

Say a serious seeker has OCD or other severe mental disorders that causes the mind to think non-stop, how is it possible for them do self-inquiry sufficiently? 

Luckily I am on medication that does help reduce that mental noise, but I’m sure there are those that are less fortunate. Do you still recommend self-inquiry to them or would they benefit from other methods? Or is this path a hopeless cause for them?

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1 minute ago, AlldayLoop said:

Self-inquiry is effective with a quiet mind if I’m not mistaken. 

Say a serious seeker has OCD or other severe mental disorders that causes the mind to think non-stop, how is it possible for them do self-inquiry sufficiently? 

Luckily I am on medication that does help reduce that mental noise, but I’m sure there are those that are less fortunate. Do you still recommend self-inquiry to them or would they benefit from other methods? Or is this path a hopeless cause for them?

Well, I recommend that they try to quiet their mind as best they can -- thus the recommendations of psychoanalysis, artistic expression, and an intellectual framework. Beyond that, the mind can never be fully quiet anyway, so if someone has the intense desire for the truth, that is the main qualification for self-inquiry. With that desire, it doesn't matter what else is going on -- it can be overcome.

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1 minute ago, zeroISinfinity said:

@winterknight Who holds position? 

Who tells other to do self inquiry? 

Is That ego self? 

Maybe I am playing a really sneaky game to protect my self?

Who asks those questions? Could asking those questions be a way of avoiding looking within?


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@winterknight the irony here is that he’s saying his facet sets are better than your facet sets and then calling you ego for it. When none of you are. You just both have different facet sets and depthness. 

The facet competition here is 

extreme absolute love vs extreme absolute emptiness

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You think there is me asking You questions.

Why MYSELF  is avoiding to look within? 

Maybe I am playing game MYSELF all this time. 

Maybe I am really tricking MYSELF constantly. 

What is ME really afraid of? 

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1 minute ago, zeroISinfinity said:

You think there is me asking You questions.

Why MYSELF  is avoiding to look within? 

Maybe I am playing game MYSELF all this time. 

Maybe I am really tricking MYSELF constantly. 

What is ME really afraid of? 

Ok, this conversation has long passed its expiration date. Good luck.


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3 minutes ago, Yali said:

How long did it take you to become enlightened? 

There is really no 'becoming enlightened' in truth, but if we're going to speak in those misleading terms -- about 20 years of intense searching and psychological self-work.


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My fear is that if I awaken to the Truth, I will cease to experience any and all possible feelings anymore and will just be like an emotionless witness to everything, even to my own experiences. 

For example, if I’m with people and it seems like it’s a happy time, I’ll actually just be watching that whole play happen with no emotions or feelings about it.

Is this just a myth the mind is playing? Im sure many newbies fear this as well so that’s why I ask, too. 

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8 minutes ago, Yali said:

@winterknight When you say "intense", how many hours per day did you dedicate to this stuff? I ask these crude questions for practical purposes, to set realistic expectations......... 20 years is A LOT of time. Requires true dedication......

It's impossible to say. Spiritual pursuit is not one activity. It's the ongoing process of trying to understand what it means to pursue the spirit. It's not like "Oh, it was 10,000 hours of meditation." It can't be broken down like that. And progress depends on the intensity of desire -- and the very intensity of desire is also built up over time. Some people have very intense desire very early on, and they may make progress much faster.

So that's why this way of looking at things is misleading. It's not some kind of sport or skill which you can measure by the # of hours committed. One single split second of true looking inward is actually enough... but how long does it take to actually want that, is the question.

6 minutes ago, AlldayLoop said:

My fear is that if I awaken to the Truth, I will cease to experience any and all possible feelings anymore and will just be like an emotionless witness to everything, even to my own experiences. 

For example, if I’m with people and it seems like it’s a happy time, I’ll actually just be watching that whole play happen with no emotions or feelings about it.

Is this just a myth the mind is playing? Im sure many newbies fear this as well so that’s why I ask, too. 

Yes, it's a myth. If there is a you, there is seeing and emotion. If there is no you, then there cannot be said to be either seeing or not seeing or emotion or no emotion (because to whom would they pertain, and who is there to judge what is happening)?

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