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InvisibleSwami
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Popular Teaching Dichotomies
    #3891626 - 03/09/05 09:06 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

"You are already divine and enlightened." (Relax)

vs.

"Increase your spiritual practices and discipline with more meditation and breathing and visualization and postures and..." (Pressure yourself with yet more "shoulds".)


"Follow the pathless path."

vs.

"Follow paths set down through thousands of years of tradition."



"Eventually we will all become enlightened. Time is an illusion."

vs.

"Hurry! Don't waste precious moments. Your goal is to "get it" in this lifetime."


Or


Just smoke a bowl and cruise the Shroomery...


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Re: Popular Teaching Dichotomies [Re: Swami]
    #3891667 - 03/09/05 09:20 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

the one about harrying and 'geeting it' in THIS life time, living each day like theres no tomorow VS relaxing and letting go

its very annoying sint it?


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Re: Popular Teaching Dichotomies [Re: Jalruza]
    #3891675 - 03/09/05 09:25 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Its very silly becuase there is nothing to get! Its already here, right now, all we gotta do is train in noticing it. Just because we dont notice our heart beating, does'nt mean it do'nt beat. The beat goes on......  :heart:

Am i being annoying by saying this?

Some see it, some ignore it, and many criticize it. But that still dont change a thing. It's still right under your nose all the time, like the boogie you just dont see.


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Re: Popular Teaching Dichotomies [Re: egghead1]
    #3891783 - 03/09/05 10:26 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

you can ignore it
like an arts and crafts session
or do it
like an arts and crafts session

you can talk about it


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Re: Popular Teaching Dichotomies [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3891797 - 03/09/05 10:30 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
"You are already divine and enlightened." (Relax)

vs.

"Increase your spiritual practices and discipline with more meditation and breathing and visualization and postures and..." (Pressure yourself with yet more "shoulds".)


"Follow the pathless path."

vs.

"Follow paths set down through thousands of years of tradition."



"Eventually we will all become enlightened. Time is an illusion."

vs.

"Hurry! Don't waste precious moments. Your goal is to "get it" in this lifetime."


Or


Just smoke a bowl and cruise the Shroomery...





how so you set it up like this?

Tomorrow, vs. today.. (?!?)

tomorrow newer comes? it will always be tomorrow...?? :P


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Re: Popular Teaching Dichotomies [Re: Swami]
    #3891963 - 03/09/05 11:25 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

You are already divine and enlightened, but you choose to ignore it. Increase your spiritual practices and discipline with more meditation and breathing and visualization and postures, etc... allowing you to see what it is that you have been choosing not to see.

Follow the pathless path. The time tested way to find the pathless path is by following paths set down (by "Gurus" or "Masters"?) through thousands of years of tradition.

[snip ... these two are not dichomotomies]

Or... Just smoke a bowl and cruise the Shroomery...

Amen


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Re: Popular Teaching Dichotomies [Re: Seuss]
    #3892197 - 03/09/05 12:14 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

The last one reeks of enlightenment.


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