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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE SECRET, DOES IT WORK?
vertical line Posted on Mar.10.2009 @ 09:11AM EDT by rebenelite
I tried The secret and I wished for 120k pay. I was retrenched and made 120k that year...Bitter sweet.
I stopped trying....

I meditated for 2 years and I only thought of the bare essentials and they were provided for me.

My mind became more still.

I thought of getting a job doing something i would have done for free and now I get paid to do it.

I meditated on anger, and I started meeting angry people.

I did not want the angry people in my life anymore and they left.

I meditated on compassion and I found people with needs.

It seems that when your mind is very still, your next thoughts begin like ripples in a pond.

What are you going to think of next? and should you be scared =)






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Reply from IZIZIZ
Mar.10.2009
04:47PM EDT 
vertical line Unconscious consciousness.
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Reply from rebenelite
Mar.10.2009
05:24PM EDT 
vertical line Yes, Not the one mind.
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Reply from immortal 1
Mar.11.2009
05:44AM EDT 
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Everyone is Dead Broke the day they die.

Not much point in having everything.

No security in it.

I have found meditating on things works pretty good.  Repeat a question over and over, like a mantra, until an answer comes to you. 

Meditating for things never worked so well.  Assuming for a moment there is intelligent design, a Universal Mind, why should it put you ahead of all its other children?

Still, of course, prayer is recognised in Buddhism.  I do that too.  But with an element of understanding that  It will be as it will be.

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Reply from rebenelite
Mar.12.2009
08:04AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "

Everyone is Dead Broke the day they die.

Not much point in having everything.

No security in it.

I have found meditating on things works pretty good.  Repeat a question over and over, like a mantra, until an answer comes to you. 

Meditating for things never worked so well.  Assuming for a moment there is intelligent design, a Universal Mind, why should it put you ahead of all its other children?

Still, of course, prayer is recognised in Buddhism.  I do that too.  But with an element of understanding that  It will be as it will be.

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You seem to have experienced it too, but when you were meditating for things, those things were answers. Perhaps if you meditated on other things, they would come also.
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Reply from shayne
Mar.12.2009
12:34PM EDT 
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Quote: "Unconscious consciousness."
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this dont make no sense.

theirs awake.

theirs asleep.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.12.2009
12:35PM EDT 
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Quote: "Yes, Not the one mind.
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the one mind?

their is just the mind.

yes to unconcious consciousness?

haha.

goofball stuff.

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Mar.12.2009
05:06PM EDT 
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But not two.

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Mar.12.2009
05:17PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "

Quote: "Unconscious consciousness."
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this dont make no sense.

theirs awake.

theirs asleep.

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Oh. Hello Shayne.

Take it easy with the kung fu strikes.

You dont need to attack what you dont know.

Take your time and think about what unconscious consciousness might be.

Its the unconscious that Hui neng uncovered. A very different understanding of what you have traditionally or habitually known the word unconscious to be.

It can be illusive because of the context in how it is expressed, but once the penny drops Shayne you will change from kung fu panda into a full-on ninja.

Watch yourself when you see it.

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Reply from immortal 1
Mar.13.2009
07:45AM EDT 
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the one mind?

their is just the mind.

yes to unconcious consciousness?

haha.

goofball stuff.

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Oh Shayne, shut up and go play with your All-Star Action Wrestling Figures.

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.13.2009
08:22AM EDT 
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vertical line Butt wiping is my specialty. 
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Mar.13.2009
08:24AM EDT 
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this dont make no sense.

theirs awake.

theirs asleep.

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Oh. Hello Shayne.

Take it easy with the kung fu strikes.

You dont need to attack what you dont know.

Take your time and think about what unconscious consciousness might be.

Its the unconscious that Hui neng uncovered. A very different understanding of what you have traditionally or habitually known the word unconscious to be.

It can be illusive because of the context in how it is expressed, but once the penny drops Shayne you will change from kung fu panda into a full-on ninja.

Watch yourself when you see it.

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then explain it to the average joe if you can.

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.13.2009
08:26AM EDT 
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vertical line We need to clean ya up.
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Reply from shayne
Mar.13.2009
08:28AM EDT 
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Quote: "Yes, Not the one mind.
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the one mind?

their is just the mind.

yes to unconcious consciousness?

haha.

goofball stuff.

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Oh Shayne, shut up and go play with your All-Star Action Wrestling Figures.

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your actually buying into this stuff?

its goofball stuff that makes no sense to the average joe.

explain it and ill shut up.

you cant.

its like a hippie thing.

dude......look at all them stars........dude i think galazies are contained within our fingertips.....dude.......

NOT everything is possible.

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Reply from rebenelite
Mar.13.2009
01:20PM EDT 
vertical line .... =)

If I read something and think I know something about it....

  • Or You think something and think you know something about it.. (IE 'goofball stuff')

What is the difference?


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Reply from IZIZIZ
Mar.13.2009
05:41PM EDT 
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then explain it to the average joe if you can.

Explain zen to the average joe.

Explain emptyness, nothingness to the average joe.

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.13.2009
07:21PM EDT 
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vertical line Empty, without words.
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Reply from immortal 1
Mar.14.2009
04:20AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "

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the one mind?

their is just the mind.

yes to unconcious consciousness?

haha.

goofball stuff.

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Oh Shayne, shut up and go play with your All-Star Action Wrestling Figures.

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your actually buying into this stuff?

its goofball stuff that makes no sense to the average joe.

explain it and ill shut up.

you cant.

its like a hippie thing.

dude......look at all them stars........dude i think galazies are contained within our fingertips.....dude.......

NOT everything is possible.

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Some look at the stars and wonder.

Some others look between the stars and understand.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.14.2009
06:37AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

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Reply from boymonk
Mar.15.2009
05:30PM EDT 
vertical line I dreamt of unicorns and only got ponies with corn hats.
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Reply from immortal 1
Mar.17.2009
04:55AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

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Looks like we have our usual conflict between Concrete and Abstract thinking.

What is right is what is right for you, what works for you, here and now.

It does not have to be the same for everyone because we are all diffarant after all.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.17.2009
09:31AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

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Looks like we have our usual conflict between Concrete and Abstract thinking.

What is right is what is right for you, what works for you, here and now.

It does not have to be the same for everyone because we are all diffarant after all.

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dude knock it off with this concrete thinking garbage.

i make gaming websites.....

http://www.deadagainclan.com/

for fun and they are artistic.

and i play dungeons and dragons with my kids.

KNOCK IT OFF!

THEIR ISNT NO CONCRETE THINKING HERE.

you dont know me and you only assume.

hahahahaha.

goofball

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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.17.2009
11:57PM EDT 
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vertical line Mr. Shaynee, you are acting like mr. concretee.
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Reply from shayne
Mar.18.2009
09:55AM EDT 
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i see NO ONE can stay on topic in here.

thats because you all have a lack of focus.

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Reply from shayne
Mar.18.2009
10:04AM EDT 
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vertical line their is no secret.
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Mar.18.2009
10:40AM EDT 
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Quote: "Mr. Shaynee, you are acting like mr. concretee. "
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you seriously just say ALOT of crap john.

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Mar.18.2009
12:57PM EDT 
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you seriously just say ALOT of crap john.

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Yes, the soft stuff.
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Reply from Slothrop
Mar.19.2009
01:17AM EDT 
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vertical line Ajahn Brahm specifically addressed this dreadful infomercial viral product called "The Secret".  The point he made was that having such concrete goals is the problem, not the solution.  Letting go is the path to enlightenment.  We all know this.  Why do we all fall prey to the seduction of neurolinguistic programming and latter day CIA Jedi mind trick industry?  Again and again we are told to visualize the vast riches before us.  We all know in here that is not only a bad idea, it's 100% opposite from the Buddha's teachings.  Anyway, that's what I think.
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Reply from immortal 1
Mar.19.2009
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Quote: "Ajahn Brahm specifically addressed this dreadful infomercial viral product called "The Secret".  The point he made was that having such concrete goals is the problem, not the solution.  Letting go is the path to enlightenment.  We all know this.  Why do we all fall prey to the seduction of neurolinguistic programming and latter day CIA Jedi mind trick industry?  Again and again we are told to visualize the vast riches before us.  We all know in here that is not only a bad idea, it's 100% opposite from the Buddha's teachings.  Anyway, that's what I think. "
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I dig this.  The less you need the richer you are.

Its not about getting what you want, its about being happy with what you have.

I have heard it said that you cannot con an honest person.  That is probably why. 

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Mar.19.2009
04:48AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

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Looks like we have our usual conflict between Concrete and Abstract thinking.

What is right is what is right for you, what works for you, here and now.

It does not have to be the same for everyone because we are all diffarant after all.

"
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dude knock it off with this concrete thinking garbage.

i make gaming websites.....

http://www.deadagainclan.com/

for fun and they are artistic.

and i play dungeons and dragons with my kids.

KNOCK IT OFF!

THEIR ISNT NO CONCRETE THINKING HERE.

you dont know me and you only assume.

hahahahaha.

goofball

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If you do not suffer from Concrete Thinking, Shayne, then how come you are such a Block Head !?

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Reply from shayne
Mar.19.2009
08:29AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

"
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"
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Looks like we have our usual conflict between Concrete and Abstract thinking.

What is right is what is right for you, what works for you, here and now.

It does not have to be the same for everyone because we are all diffarant after all.

"
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dude knock it off with this concrete thinking garbage.

i make gaming websites.....

http://www.deadagainclan.com/

for fun and they are artistic.

and i play dungeons and dragons with my kids.

KNOCK IT OFF!

THEIR ISNT NO CONCRETE THINKING HERE.

you dont know me and you only assume.

hahahahaha.

goofball

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If you do not suffer from Concrete Thinking, Shayne, then how come you are such a Block Head !?

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are you generally stupid or what?

i got biploar.

which means i suffer from extreme abstract thoughts and an overactive imagination.

i still till this day think i talk to god and this one girl.

at least when im on a high.

abstract thought is abstract.

so i made a choice.

and damn it.

im gonna stick with it.

dont be so dumb don.

haha.

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Reply from immortal 1
Mar.20.2009
08:11AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

"
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"
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Looks like we have our usual conflict between Concrete and Abstract thinking.

What is right is what is right for you, what works for you, here and now.

It does not have to be the same for everyone because we are all diffarant after all.

"
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"
.........

dude knock it off with this concrete thinking garbage.

i make gaming websites.....

http://www.deadagainclan.com/

for fun and they are artistic.

and i play dungeons and dragons with my kids.

KNOCK IT OFF!

THEIR ISNT NO CONCRETE THINKING HERE.

you dont know me and you only assume.

hahahahaha.

goofball

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If you do not suffer from Concrete Thinking, Shayne, then how come you are such a Block Head !?

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are you generally stupid or what?

i got biploar.

which means i suffer from extreme abstract thoughts and an overactive imagination.

i still till this day think i talk to god and this one girl.

at least when im on a high.

abstract thought is abstract.

so i made a choice.

and damn it.

im gonna stick with it.

dont be so dumb don.

haha.

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If you have had the experience of talking with God, who is to say you did not?

If you have had the experience of talking with an etherial girl who is to say you did not?

The real question would be how these experiences have affected or changed your life.  Have they made your life better?  If so, who cares if they are real or not?

You can have a psychiatric condition and still be psychic, just as you can be psychic without a psychiatric condition, or have a psychiatric condition without being psychic.  They are not mutually exclusive.

You should become an expert on your psychiatric condition so as to better know which is which. 

I have had psychic premonitions and visions since I was a baby.  I just keep them in mind and wait to see what happens. 

Its no use telling other people because they do not believe in such things for the most part.  What matters is what you experienced and how it affects you personally.  That is all that really matters.

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Mar.20.2009
08:24AM EDT 
vertical line It's no secret, a treasure nonetheless, the realisation that all the merits and all the faults which exist in the world are to be found within you. Are you getting what you want?
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Mar.20.2009
08:25AM EDT 
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those that look at the stars look at the stars.

those that look inbetween the stars look inbetween.

makes no diffarance.

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Looks like we have our usual conflict between Concrete and Abstract thinking.

What is right is what is right for you, what works for you, here and now.

It does not have to be the same for everyone because we are all diffarant after all.

"
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"
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dude knock it off with this concrete thinking garbage.

i make gaming websites.....

http://www.deadagainclan.com/

for fun and they are artistic.

and i play dungeons and dragons with my kids.

KNOCK IT OFF!

THEIR ISNT NO CONCRETE THINKING HERE.

you dont know me and you only assume.

hahahahaha.

goofball

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If you do not suffer from Concrete Thinking, Shayne, then how come you are such a Block Head !?

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are you generally stupid or what?

i got biploar.

which means i suffer from extreme abstract thoughts and an overactive imagination.

i still till this day think i talk to god and this one girl.

at least when im on a high.

abstract thought is abstract.

so i made a choice.

and damn it.

im gonna stick with it.

dont be so dumb don.

haha.

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If you have had the experience of talking with God, who is to say you did not?

If you have had the experience of talking with an etherial girl who is to say you did not?

The real question would be how these experiences have affected or changed your life.  Have they made your life better?  If so, who cares if they are real or not?

You can have a psychiatric condition and still be psychic, just as you can be psychic without a psychiatric condition, or have a psychiatric condition without being psychic.  They are not mutually exclusive.

You should become an expert on your psychiatric condition so as to better know which is which. 

I have had psychic premonitions and visions since I was a baby.  I just keep them in mind and wait to see what happens. 

Its no use telling other people because they do not believe in such things for the most part.  What matters is what you experienced and how it affects you personally.  That is all that really matters.

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i dont beleive in it hence its not real.

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