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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE NOW
vertical line Posted on Nov.26.2012 @ 12:07AM EDT by leoj99
The Now.

How can you see the NOW.
What is NOW?
What is the Power of the NOW?

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.26.2012
07:30AM EDT 
vertical line 1984 in the hereafter and between the letters, the lines and round and around the margins.
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Reply from starduster
Nov.26.2012
10:47AM EDT 
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Quote: "1984 in the hereafter and between the letters, the lines and round and around the margins. "
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*Newspeak* for just look around ?

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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.26.2012
12:34PM EDT 
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Reply from nibble
Nov.26.2012
02:18PM EDT 
vertical line NOW NOW NOW WHO
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.27.2012
10:29PM EDT 
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vertical line Desire is faint over the full moon.
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Reply from Avisitor
Nov.28.2012
08:02PM EDT 
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vertical line The power of now is ... that is all there is ... haha
In the moment of now, there is the infinite and its limits ... hahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.29.2012
01:15AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "The power of now is ... that is all there is ... haha
In the moment of now, there is the infinite and its limits ... hahaha
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Now you said it is infinite. But you said everything is impermanent..
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.29.2012
01:16AM EDT 
vertical line The Now is always infront of  your nose. 
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.29.2012
02:21AM EDT 
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You see Now by not worrying about the past, not worrying about your circumstances, and not worrying about the future.  Just do it.

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Reply from starduster
Nov.29.2012
03:46AM EDT 
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You see Now by not worrying about the past, not worrying about your circumstances, and not worrying about the future.  Just do it.

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I have always found it relaxing to ride a motorcycle, because it is dangerous, and so therefore you cant afford to think about anything except exactly what you are doing at the moment.

Life is inherently dangerous.  There really isnt a time when an accident cant happen, so we really cant afford to drift off into thought and be distracted from what we are doing at the moment.

Im not saying one has to focus every speck of mental energy on even the simplist things, like going to the fridge to get out a piece of fruit.  Im saying one should not create distractions by thinking about something else. 

Maybe someone who was in the fridge last dropped an ice cube on the floor, and its waiting there for you to slip on it and fall, breaking your back, or your head.  Who knows ?

Riding along the Beltway around DC, I noticed that the truck in the next lane was going to hit a pallet that had fallen off another truck.  I sped ahead so that it happened behind me instead of in front of me, and then looked in the rear view mirror.  The truck clipped the pallet, which then catapulted through where I would have been, and nearly hit the driver in the next lane over, who swerved and barely missed it because he didnt see it coming.

Thats life.  There is really no time to think about other things.

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Reply from leoj99
Nov.29.2012
03:57AM EDT 
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You see Now by not worrying about the past, not worrying about your circumstances, and not worrying about the future.  Just do it.

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Yes that is exactly what it is.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.29.2012
04:00AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "

You see Now by not worrying about the past, not worrying about your circumstances, and not worrying about the future.  Just do it.

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I have always found it relaxing to ride a motorcycle, because it is dangerous, and so therefore you cant afford to think about anything except exactly what you are doing at the moment.

Life is inherently dangerous.  There really isnt a time when an accident cant happen, so we really cant afford to drift off into thought and be distracted from what we are doing at the moment.

Im not saying one has to focus every speck of mental energy on even the simplist things, like going to the fridge to get out a piece of fruit.  Im saying one should not create distractions by thinking about something else. 

Maybe someone who was in the fridge last dropped an ice cube on the floor, and its waiting there for you to slip on it and fall, breaking your back, or your head.  Who knows ?

Riding along the Beltway around DC, I noticed that the truck in the next lane was going to hit a pallet that had fallen off another truck.  I sped ahead so that it happened behind me instead of in front of me, and then looked in the rear view mirror.  The truck clipped the pallet, which then catapulted through where I would have been, and nearly hit the driver in the next lane over, who swerved and barely missed it because he didnt see it coming.

Thats life.  There is really no time to think about other things.

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Yes when driving you really can't afford distructions like thinking of something else especially if you are driving 80 mph..
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.29.2012
05:19AM EDT 
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vertical line Live in the Nao.  :)


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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.29.2012
06:05AM EDT 
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You see Now by not worrying about the past, not worrying about your circumstances, and not worrying about the future.  Just do it.

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Yes that is exactly what it is.
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You keep on talking about it. When are you going to do it?
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Reply from justin
Nov.29.2012
08:11AM EDT 
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vertical line touch typing versus looking at the keyboard.

my old sensay told me this one.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.29.2012
08:15AM EDT 
vertical line Covering finity at 60 wpm.
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Reply from Avisitor
Nov.29.2012
10:12AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "The power of now is ... that is all there is ... haha
In the moment of now, there is the infinite and its limits ... hahaha
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Now you said it is infinite. But you said everything is impermanent..
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No ... aggregates are impermanent like the self.
You are made up from your body and mind ... that is an aggregate and will change and so is impermanent.
Finding your true self ... you find the essence of ... you ... then you are infinite.
The limits being that you are here, now ... in this body ... hahahahaha
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Reply from boymonk
Nov.29.2012
10:40PM EDT 
vertical line What is the power of then?
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Reply from so_teh
Nov.30.2012
12:46AM EDT 
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vertical line Perseverance
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.30.2012
07:30AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "

You see Now by not worrying about the past, not worrying about your circumstances, and not worrying about the future.  Just do it.

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I have always found it relaxing to ride a motorcycle, because it is dangerous, and so therefore you cant afford to think about anything except exactly what you are doing at the moment.

Life is inherently dangerous.  There really isnt a time when an accident cant happen, so we really cant afford to drift off into thought and be distracted from what we are doing at the moment.

Im not saying one has to focus every speck of mental energy on even the simplist things, like going to the fridge to get out a piece of fruit.  Im saying one should not create distractions by thinking about something else. 

Maybe someone who was in the fridge last dropped an ice cube on the floor, and its waiting there for you to slip on it and fall, breaking your back, or your head.  Who knows ?

Riding along the Beltway around DC, I noticed that the truck in the next lane was going to hit a pallet that had fallen off another truck.  I sped ahead so that it happened behind me instead of in front of me, and then looked in the rear view mirror.  The truck clipped the pallet, which then catapulted through where I would have been, and nearly hit the driver in the next lane over, who swerved and barely missed it because he didnt see it coming.

Thats life.  There is really no time to think about other things.

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Yes when driving you really can't afford distructions like thinking of something else especially if you are driving 80 mph..
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Yes when driving you really can't afford distructions like thinking of something else especially if you are driving 80 mph..
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Especially in your case, after all you tend to stop thinking and just eat watermelons.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.30.2012
07:37AM EDT 
vertical line He eats watermelon and you catch his pips.
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.30.2012
07:49AM EDT 
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I'm not catching his pips

u catch his pips

actually, damn it, you're right, I will be catching his pips

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.30.2012
07:51AM EDT 
vertical line He gives you the pips.
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.30.2012
08:30AM EDT 
vertical line hmm, something to ponder...insightful
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.30.2012
08:33AM EDT 
vertical line Protein.
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.30.2012
08:36AM EDT 
vertical line um no...that's where I'm going to have to draw the line
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.30.2012
09:00AM EDT 
vertical line Ah ok. I'm going to eat breakfast - oat-milk porridge with dried apricots, dates and sunflower seeds.
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Reply from Chryseis
Nov.30.2012
09:05AM EDT 
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wholesome, I'm sure

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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.30.2012
09:06AM EDT 
vertical line ptui ...
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.30.2012
09:36AM EDT 
vertical line With baked mango pieces, pumpkin seed and honey too - just waiting for it to cool.
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Reply from Avisitor
Nov.30.2012
09:10PM EDT 
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Practice ... haha
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.20.2012
12:03AM EDT 
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vertical line The Now, The Timeless, The Real.
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.20.2012
12:33AM EDT 
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vertical line ..Which nobody can deny!
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Reply from Riverstone
Dec.20.2012
02:29PM EDT 
vertical line The past can not be altered it is outside of change except in a mental construct. The future is also nothing more than a mental construct. Our reactions to these projected fantasies are Karmic. They bind us and blind our unleaning,unbiased, unattached, experience of the actual. Sorrows and passions arise on a pedestal of fantasy and they rule your thoughts and emotoons outside of your free will. A ghost of you, now lives your life, an automoton. It is not so much that saddness nor joy do not arise, it is not that we do not intervene to avert disaster or to facilitate good karmic pattern. It is that we do not react to the construct,rather than the actual.That is the ability we arrive at in the present moment.
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Reply from esoteric
Dec.20.2012
10:02PM EDT 
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.21.2012
01:40AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "The past can not be altered it is outside of change except in a mental construct. The future is also nothing more than a mental construct. Our reactions to these projected fantasies are Karmic. They bind us and blind our unleaning,unbiased, unattached, experience of the actual. Sorrows and passions arise on a pedestal of fantasy and they rule your thoughts and emotoons outside of your free will. A ghost of you, now lives your life, an automoton. It is not so much that saddness nor joy do not arise, it is not that we do not intervene to avert disaster or to facilitate good karmic pattern. It is that we do not react to the construct,rather than the actual.That is the ability we arrive at in the present moment. "
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The past and the future are nothing but your thoughts. The past as your memories and the future as your imagination. But how can you think of the present moment. The moment you think it is no longer present moment, it is either the past or the future.

Just stop thinking.. just eat watermelon and all your karma disappears.


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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.21.2012
08:05AM EDT 
vertical line Change your karma, rather, than follow the usual provisional imitation of learning for advantage.
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