The Winding Path – 055

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2014-02-24 17:24

(Responding to Matthew Alton)

It’s as simple as looking beyond the end of your own nose.

In both directions.

2014-02-24 17:32

(Responding to Matthew Alton)

I’m wrapping it up as well.

I have given you plenty of suggestions, references and clues.

All that is required is alert awareness and an earnest heart.

We call it beginners mind.

Practice for a year and then look me up. We can try again.

2014-02-27 11:32

(Responding to Steve Greene)

…we can speculate about the concept of a quantum field as the ground of all existence and call it “God” – but this is redundant, and also misleading because of all the corrupt baggage that is connected with the term “God” in human religious myths and traditions.

You are not allowed to dismiss the non-corrupt contributions.

I am pretty sure that you are not even aware of what you are dismissing.

In regard to “the study of totality”, science has unequivocally established its vast superiority over the thoughts of mystics on the mountains (or itinerant preachers on the Sea of Galilee or the deserts of Arabia)

Nonsense.

For one thing, the “thoughts” of a successful mystic is not what we are talking about.

Direct experience is the fidelity that I refer to. This is “Our original face before our parents met”, “Tao”, “Christ”, “Buddha nature”.

Nothing that I have said rules out the usefulness of science.

But, as long as it rules out the testimony of the mountain top sage, it is stuck with flat-landian perception and results.

If your problem is with Abrahamic religions, or even just religion, then that is what you should be talking about. Not chiding me for my choice of words.

2014-02-27 15:45

(Responding to adam)

If you spend all your time railing about the “mote”, the “log” remains.

If you want to understand, then go to the source yourself.

You will find things to be simpler and more precise than expected.

2014-02-27 15:28

(Responding to ourtechguy)

I think you may be addressing atheists past.

Mario was being relatively straight with you here.

Though the Zeus, Yahweh stuff gets old.

I wish people could get the hang of the distinction between saying something “exists”, and saying that something “is existence”.

The former is relative and the latter is not.

2014-02-27 16:18

(Responding to mdoc)

Be sure it’s not just other peoples ideas of God that you don’t believe in.

Enlightenment requires first the mind be empty of concepts, attachments, agendas.

Likes and dislikes cast shadows.

But what of the shadowless realm? Is it within reach?

Why not?

2014-02-27 16:46

(Responding to Madison Blane)

Actually I’d say that the search is bearing its fruit.

I’m hoping that you have realized, that thinking in terms of “God existing” is an artifact, and that your experience of freedom is the Truth; God as “existence” echoed in your own Life.

It is good to help others know this as well. But, respect must be paid to those that have taught us; Even if by the chafing of their ill fitting allegories.

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