Hey Doc, I really like the idea of assuming the identity of the small self for convenience sake. Never thought of it that way but it makes a lot of sense.
________________________________ From: "doctordumb...@rocketmail.com" <doctordumb...@rocketmail.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 1:38 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: A culture of PR and Spin, ending with...uh...more PR and Spin Then, once spiritual liberation is achieved, we can circle back around, without boundaries, and re-assume the identity of the small self, for convenience' sake. The small self rightly assumes its graceful servitude, its rightful place in the universe. Prior to that occurring, though, the small self, and its repressed universal nature, are pretty much at war; the small self always fighting for longer life, better health, more wealth, more power, happiness within, trying to contain all of the attributes of its own universal source, that it simultaneously drives away, by falsely believing in only its own story. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@... <no_reply@...> wrote: > > Enlightenment, or awakening, is the next obvious step in a human being's > development. We are awakened to the reality that boundaries are secondary to > unity. Similar to the awareness of a localized self, developed around age two > or three, and as natural a progression as that from crawling, to walking. > > So, once we begin to naturally outgrow all that our small self, our localized > self, can offer, we instinctively gravitate towards spiritual liberation. > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <LEnglish5@> wrote: > > > > > > I just don't understand people i guess. > > > > > > BTW, all you folk who feel a need to seek out the awakened... > > > > > > When was the last time you got checked? > > > > I was having similar thoughts earlier today, on the train > > back to Paris. Buck cites some "new gun in town" as some- > > one who is supposedly awakened. And why? Because he *says* > > he is, probably. > > > > If you look at it rationally, that is the *only* evidence > > we have that an "awakened" state actually exists -- people > > interpreting their subjective experience in terms of some > > past or present dogma about enlightenment or awakening > > and saying, "Yep, I'm there." > > > > Yet many people find these *claims* both inspiring, and > > believable. Go figure. > > > > Personally, I think that the reason people think this > > way is to Justify Their Investment In A Lifetime Spent > > Believing In Woo. To me, it's the *same* phenomenon we > > see in Nabby hoping beyond hope that crop circles are > > the result of Woo, or that a supposedly spinning statue > > is an example of Woo. Any Woo Will Do. > > > > It's as if they feel that if they can find even *one* > > example of Woo -- no matter how anecdotal it may be, no > > matter how based on hearsay and subjective claims it > > may be -- that one example of Woo will justify all the > > time, money, and energy they spent pursuing Woo. > > > > TM "checking" isn't going to do anything to get rid of > > such longings, and such hopes. Neither, it seems, is > > the presentation of rational thought, or the scientific > > method. The desire for Woo is all-consuming, whatever > > form of Woo it is that the seeker seeks. > > > > If they can find even *one* person they can convince > > themselves is awakened or enlightened, then (they think) > > awakening or enlightenment EXIST, and their lives spent > > believing that they exist were not a waste. If they can > > find even one example of what they consider real magic > > or Woo, then magic and Woo EXIST, and again their lives > > were not wasted pursuing it. > > > > That's the only rationale I can think of for why so > > many New Agey people (in which category I definitely > > class most TMers) think, and act. If you have other > > explanations, present them. > > >