Archive for the ‘Psychospiritual Growth’ Category

crc 8.27.07 Jana wrote: I don’t think transcendence is the problem, but blind ignore-ance… * * * * Power and spirituality are anti-thetical. Do you see any solution to this problem? Transcendence is quite problematical in that most proponents of transcendence harbor assumptions and attitudes that bear looking into, to say the least. As it’s […]

crc 8.26.07 Jana wrote: “If spirituality were even remotely the solution to (much less salvation from) oppressive power structures, there’d be less evidence of those same oppressive power structures in the social reality that actually constellates around nearly every spiritual leader.” Yea, this kinda of thing made me outright dismiss modern spirituality in groups … […]

crc 5.22.07 richlip wrote: It is very clear that you have no understanding what the real process of awakening requires even though there are stories throughout the traditions that illustrate this ordeal quite well. There must be a conversion from self preservation to self sacrifice. How many people here believe that awakening requires ‘a conversion […]

Elias 9.12.07 Quote: As for the thinking of the realizer, I have no doubt that some process is going on in the brain that looks like thought, just as when the realizer acts, it looks like a person is acting, and yet, in consciousness there is no sense whatsoever of thinking or acting on their […]

Elias 2.24.07 Quote: Now I understand why Elias likes the ego, and tries to find a way to deliver the ego from out of the solipsistic circle, and let it become the child of God, or the sprout that grows into God, or something like that. I understand why you like that also. I would […]

crc 3.4.07 Quote: As you know the painbody (Tolle) loves to keep growing and occupy our bodymind like a parasite (Ruiz). An ugly, dangerous and misleading concept. There is no painbody per se, there are only various parts in pain. And this pain points our attention to distress or damage in the physical or emotional […]

Elias 3.1.07 Quote: BY: But yes, bliss is dualistic. Too bad. Orgasm also. Even ice cream. What a party-pooper! Broken Yogi’s statement about bliss definitely describes a “dualistic” bliss. He compares spiritual bliss to an orgasm and even to ice cream. That is to say he appears to equate spiritual bliss with various neurological or […]

Sunya 12.21.07 Thank you for the recommendation. I have heard of him/them before. I agree that we are merciless towards ourselves. We tend not to remember and trust our innocence and our tender hearts – we tend not to trust our hearts and innate creative intelligence. We are taught through punishment not to trust ourselves […]

crc 6.6.07 Friend, you’ve hit on a very important factor in the relationship between ego and superego. Although other fears (like inadequacy) contribute their share, it’s often this very fear of being unloving that most firmly consolidates the superego as authority and convinces the emergent ego that superego’s watchful guardianship is necessary, a conviction the […]

crc 6.6.07 Elias wrote: Come to think of it, I might be not so easy to define Adi Da’s alleged ego. Ego? Maybe. Or maybe something egoless, amorphous, and demonic at the same time. Elias Elias, your remark coalesced an idea that’s been brewing in the back of my mind. I think you’re absolutely right […]