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    Spirituality as peace and clarity

    Here's a link to a teacher I really like who has taken the time and trouble to describe his teaching in detail in 3 videos.

    Enjoy!



    http://www.adyashanti.org/cafedharma/index.php?file=video
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    I personally feel that the progress I want to...

    I personally feel that the progress I want to make is inward, not so much to impress or do extraordinary things but to find peace and freedom in everyday life. For me that involves being aware of my...
  3. "love thy neighbour as thyself" most people...

    "love thy neighbour as thyself"

    most people think this quote means that you should love your neighbour in the same way you love yourself

    however

    it may mean that your neighbour IS yourself!...
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    I noticed not too many people actually were...

    I noticed not too many people actually were motivated to start mindfulness practice, it's a good way of being, since the practice itself turns into the way we actually are. >8)

    from the video on...
  5. Thread: A question

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    if you take your thoughts seriously, if you...

    if you take your thoughts seriously, if you believe them, if you IDENTIFY with them, then that is being completely lost and involved with them

    there is an alternative, a quantum leap out of the...
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    in my own experience, there's no way to control...

    in my own experience, there's no way to control or stop thinking, but there is one thing i can do i've noticed, i can be AWARE of my thoughts, which means i'm just the AWARE SPACE in which my...
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    Simplicity and Spirituality... is there a link?

    Many people feel the need to simplify their lives, to gain some sort of control over the complexity of modern living.

    The Buddhists call "the world" the "ten thousand things", it's almost as if...
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    "You are NOT the voice in the head." ~Eckhart...

    "You are NOT the voice in the head."

    ~Eckhart Tolle
  9. Thread: The Key

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    ya think? ;)

    ya think? ;)
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    the way i see it, without thoughts you are not...

    the way i see it, without thoughts you are not just an empty shell, you are also the aware presence in which all your thoughts and your whole life arises
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    What fascinates me is that people declutter their...

    What fascinates me is that people declutter their home to feel better but actually the real clutter is within... in their minds. It's all the thoughts that harass you and won't leave you alone.
    ...
  12. Thread: Silence

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    Actually the real peace and quiet that counts is...

    Actually the real peace and quiet that counts is not out there in the environment, it's in your own mind! ;)
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    Hmmm, you're a poet and don't know it. ;) Love...

    Hmmm, you're a poet and don't know it. ;)

    Love is seeing yourself in the other.
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    All our thoughts about reality are just that,...

    All our thoughts about reality are just that, just thoughts. :~)
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    Oprah's interview with Eckhart Tolle

    http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Full-Episode-Oprah-and-Eckhart-Tolle-on-Being-in-the-Now-Video
  16. Thread: A Profound Mind

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    We long for simplicity and silence and peace, and...

    We long for simplicity and silence and peace, and yet we are fascinated by our thoughts about ourselves and our lives and our problems...
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    "There is Biblical instruction for this: "Be...

    "There is Biblical instruction for this: "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10."

    Being still is the ability to be alert and present and just watching your thoughts and see them for what...
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    What I've noticed for myself is the true...

    What I've noticed for myself is the true happiness or peace I'm looking for comes when my mind itself is silent, when no thoughts are going through it, when it's completely quiet. However, something...
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    Actually that movie is available on the internet...

    Actually that movie is available on the internet if you're interested:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-z3JPfJNI4

    Unfortunately it's a french movie and there's no english subtitles.
  20. Thread: Courage

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    What the heck is your post saying Xmac? :confused:

    What the heck is your post saying Xmac? :confused:
  21. Thread: A Profound Mind

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    Ok, here's another quote from the same book,...

    Ok, here's another quote from the same book, let's see what you make of this.

    p. 53

    "Buddha has stated that the thought "I am" is the mind of a demon. This is because our mistaken notion of...
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    People are looking to simplify their lives, but...

    People are looking to simplify their lives, but they never seem to pay attention to where that really counts... inwardly... in your mind.;)
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    Hi guys, good to be back. :~) I finally have...

    Hi guys, good to be back. :~)

    I finally have something to say after all, but not many people are interested, i've noticed.:confused:

    But it doesn't seem to stop me from talking about what's...
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    A Profound Mind

    A Profound Mind

    Cultivating wisdom in everyday life

    The Dalai Lama

    Harmony Books, N.Y.

    p. 22
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    meditation is really about sitting quietly and...

    meditation is really about sitting quietly and being aware,

    aware of what you're thinking, what you're feeling, what sensations are in the body etc...

    another name for this is mindfulness
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