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  Posted on Sep.06.2009 @ 09:29AM EDT by chontri
In the teachings it says that:
"All compounded things are like dreams,
illusions, bubbles, and shadows;
they are like dew and like lightning,
and should be seen in... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Mar.17.2008 @ 09:16AM EDT by username
I was trying to work out where my thoughts were coming from... while I was doing this I noticed that I was noticing my thoughts and I thought I had became my true self because I was being myself before I thought anything else.

I sat on the ground and continued to feel content but each time a thought or word entered my mind the feeling would go but it would return when I let the thought go.

Although it seemed that I had realised a truth I am now not sure if the true self is the self that noticed the thought or the thought was the true self and I noticed it.

or perhaps nothing happened at all.

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.17.2008
12:32PM EDT 
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vertical line In offering peace to all others the greatest gift we can open is our hearts, and listen without expectation, but allow openness to establish the connection where we become as one mind of acceptance.
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Reply from -----0
Mar.17.2008
12:40PM EDT 
vertical line No need for separation at all. But if you separate something from the rest, it is up to you which part to call ME.
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Reply from 9999999
Mar.17.2008
03:04PM EDT 
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vertical line no answers here

answer here
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Reply from username
Mar.17.2008
08:42PM EDT 
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vertical line You can not think and notice thought at the same time.

If noticing thought or thought itself is your consciousness then where did the original thought come from?

When you have a mind full of memories you are noticing the memories because you are searching for answers. You meditate on your memories looking for the answer but it will not be there.

Are you searching for eternal bliss, is that enlightenment, you are setting yourself up for a life of misery, if you search for an ordinary life, expect nothing more than nothing. You will be content with the sound of a hammer, the sight of an ant, the taste of rice, the touch of the wind.

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Reply from Snibbler
Mar.17.2008
09:17PM EDT 
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Crappy advice! Tried you`re occult ritual! My hammer broke and then I got cold and went home, which was just as good since I pitied the small
buggers and was out of rice anyway....
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Reply from username
Mar.17.2008
11:21PM EDT 
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vertical line If I try and share my thoughts and expect a result I will be disappointed.

Expect to try, don't try to expect.
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Reply from shayne
Mar.17.2008
11:31PM EDT 
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Quote: "You can not think and notice thought at the same time.

If noticing thought or thought itself is your consciousness then where did the original thought come from?

When you have a mind full of memories you are noticing the memories because you are searching for answers. You meditate on your memories looking for the answer but it will not be there.

Are you searching for eternal bliss, is that enlightenment, you are setting yourself up for a life of misery, if you search for an ordinary life, expect nothing more than nothing. You will be content with the sound of a hammer, the sight of an ant, the taste of rice, the touch of the wind.

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the thought came from you. it originates in nothingness. each word. each thought. each action.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.17.2008
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Quote: "If I try and share my thoughts and expect a result I will be disappointed.

Expect to try, don't try to expect.
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i like that.

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Reply from 9999999
Mar.18.2008
12:04AM EDT 
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vertical line BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!   }+[*]***************
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Reply from lehish
Mar.18.2008
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