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Hinduism / Re: True Knowledge Cannot be Replaced by False Knowledge
« on: December 11, 2013, 07:13:28 PM »
Are you familiar with the Hindu Vedanta?

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General Discussion / Re: Hello???
« on: October 24, 2013, 04:00:39 AM »
Well, if you would like to discuss something I'll be checking back more frequently now.

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General Discussion / Re: What is the Thuth for you?
« on: October 07, 2013, 02:20:43 AM »
Interesting to hear your thoughts about it. I found a quote that describe this question very interestingly

«Logic is a net to catch a „fish“ with. And the Truth is like water that can not be caught with net» - “A CROSSING OR THE DROP’S HISTORY” BY ANATOLIY OBRAZTSOV

SO, what do you think about it?

The closest thing to the truth that I've found is A Course in Miracles. Now, if only I could understand it ...

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General Discussion / Re: suicide
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:41:38 AM »
Hi,
the mere fact that we have the capacity to discuss suicide means that god wanted us to have this discussion. Which also means that god gave us the free will to do with our bodies as we please. The same is the case with women and their right to choose to end a pregnancy.
Of course, to be human is so special that it would be a terrible waste to throw this human life away on a whim. First we need to accomplish the most important undertaking of all: to realize that we are god. After that, we will live our lives in a way that is in accordance with the will of god whatever that may be.
Chris K.

Could you elaborate on the "we are God" part?

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General Discussion / Re: Which Country?
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:38:10 AM »
Hi,
the only place where you can work out your present karma is right were you are. Going some other place doesn't help. If you feel a strong pull to move somewhere else, or if circumstances push you towards a place, then don't resist. Go with it. But, try to do the best you can right where you are, as long as you are there. Forget about the greener grass somewhere else. Accept that this is the best place for you, even if you don't really feel it. Life put your in your present place for a reason. At this moment this is the best place for you.
The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita (about doing my duty wherever life puts me) helped me a lot in this regard.
Be well.
Chris K.

At times I feel like the donkey chasing the carrot on the stick.

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General Discussion / Re: Hello???
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:26:31 AM »
Hello, I guess this forum has never been very active. I've been away for awhile as well.

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General Spiritual Discussion / Re: Questions for God
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:04:08 AM »
Hi,
you are really funny :) How can you say that your god is hiding from you (in plain sight, because when you look in the mirror you see him, since you are made in his image)? Look in the mirror and ask yourself all the questions you want to ask him. Look into your eyes and find the answers. The truth will stare right back at you.
Enjoy.
Chris K>

I'll give it a try.

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General Spiritual Discussion / Re: When Is It Okay To Lie?
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:59:24 AM »
What Happens when we lie?
What happens when we lie to other people?
What happens when we lie to ourselves?

Many times we give out false impressions or words, it seems to be part of not only human nature but has been observed in nature as well. This to some extent makes it a survival strategy, part of who we have become and part of our social structure. We accept it, we see lies as small instances that will not hurt anyone, we do it to ‘help’ others, deciding what they should and should not believe, we even do it to ourselves.
We usually do not consider the consequences other than to justify the action as ‘for the best’, but this only adds us to the list of those being lied to.

When we lie we seek to alter who we are, we suppress the honest person inside, we over-ride the shout from the heart that wants to be honest and over-rule the knowledge that lying is dis-honest and that we would not aspire to being deceitful, especially to ourselves, we wish for the end, the death of the honest person inside us.

Most often we lie to hold on to impressions that others have of us, or we of ourselves, we seek to retain a social standing and not be seen for the person we really are, we wish to hide our real self and live with a mask that we believe makes us appear better than we actually are. Actually it seems to work, but this is because we all do it, in small or big ways, in minor social interactions and in many aspects of our daily lives.
Sometimes we lie to others thinking that we are being kind, we tell others a lie to make them feel better, or at least to avoid them being offended, but what we actually do is to tell them that they are not up to the mark, for however we couch the words they will not ring true, and the listener will know that. The problem also lies with the fact that if we are prepared to lie to them in a small way, then we are not to be trusted, and this too cleaves relationships apart and the trust they are dependent on is shattered. In all of this of course we avoid telling the truth, we fear to tell the truth and so we give in to our fears and lie.

Herein lies the real problem: fear. Much of the reason why we lie is about fear, the fear of loss, the fear that others will not like us for who we are, the fear of facing who we really are.
This stops us from being who we are, stops others from liking us for who we really are, and stops us from loving ourselves, and this halts any personal development we might make. We lock ourselves into a web of lies until we are so trussed up in them that we become immobile. Understand then the real meaning of “The truth shall set you free”.

We lie to avoid the consequences of the truth because of fear, yet this is very short sighted, for the truth, living by the truth and striving only to think, see and speak the truth actually brings happiness. We begin to understand the freedom that the truth brings, we begin to accept people (and ourselves) unconditionally for who we are, we understand and accept the real costs and benefits of the things we do, and this clarity allows us to make decisions about how we live.

This is important – really important, by living with the truth we can allow our inner voice to guide us and this brings peace and happiness, calm and  balance. For instance, we know that the choices we make have a price and a reward, we know if we are really honest that if we hurt someone our hearts ache with sorrow, if we take without giving we owe with no intention of redress, if we support cruel practises then we are responsible for that cruelty.
It is no good denying these things, saying it doesn’t matter, or denying what we owe with apparent bravado or declining to acknowledge the cruelty we cause, for if we do we lie to ourselves, we deny the person who we are and although inside we despise ourselves this cycle reduces our self-respect to the point where all that is left is fear and lies – we become spiritually bankrupt – we live in fear of our inner, honest voice, we bring on our own spiritual death.

People have died for telling the truth, in a world of deception the truthsayer is not popular, their reflection into society displays the fear and imbalance that society carries round like an albatross, it is a difficult road, a lonely road sometimes, but it brings joy and bliss, inner peace and balance, growth and vision, a chance to be who we are and love who we are.

love
chris

Hi Chris,

I've posted this thread in multiple forums and this is probably the best reply I've had. Thank you, and I apologize that it's taken a year for me to respond.

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General Spiritual Discussion / Re: Drugs and Spirituality
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:49:29 AM »
I think if one is going to Awaken, or under grace, it doesn't really matter, Awakening is going to be there either way, but if one is only trying to awaken through the use of drugs, then no, it wont happen.

It seems like awakening is impossible without God, and I'm not sure why God would be affected by drugs.

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General Spiritual Discussion / Re: What Do You Appreciate Today??
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:45:18 AM »
My mother, my health, my cat, among other things.

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General Spiritual Discussion / Re: The Purpose of Earth
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:30:07 AM »
      As a spirit I have knowledge of all things, it was given to me by the Creator. My only problem is that I have no experience to go with that knowledge. Wouldn't it be nice to have a place to go and  live life and find out for myself threw experience what does not work, so that when I return home to heavenly realms I will not want. A world with a grace period.
     
     Coming to a world with my memory striped away. To have the thrill of seeing threw all of the illusions, and still being able to find who I really am. Being able to learn to follow my heart threw all of the darkness and still return to authentic self.
   
     Having my best friend on the other side come down here to be my enemy on this Earth so that I can test my knowing my own true nature. So that I can learn more about myself.

     My pain and suffering is my resistance to my own personal truth. Learn to love the AFGE (another friggen growth experience) and you might be on your way.

     Love; well lets just say that it can only be experienced, not described or defined, an energy and an experience that has no opposite. And Earth is a place to learn threw experience what Love is not.

I don't think a sane mind would choose earth over Heaven, darkness over light, suffering over bliss, ignorance over knowledge, chaos over peace.

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General Spiritual Discussion / Re: The Purpose of Earth
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:35:43 AM »
DiminishingInsanity I know you doubt that Jesus ever existed and you're welcome to your opinion, but that opinion has been pretty well refuted by professional historians.


Could you give an example of of this refuted evidence by these so called professional historians please.


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Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed,[1][2][3][4] and although there is little agreement on the historicity of gospel narratives and their theological assertions of his divinity,[5][6][7][8] biblical scholars and classical historians regard theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted.[/quote]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Jesus

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General Discussion / Re: Gun Ownership
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:17:10 AM »
I know as an awakened being that you will always be in the right place at the right time.

Are you enlightened?

I have personally experienced what my father used to call dumbfounding. When I can bring my power up people who are of a lower vibration are dumbfounded. There brains sort of short circuit for a period of time. It is not something that I can do all of the time, but I have been shown that it is possible. My father also told me that while in a fully awakened state that nothing can harm you. We can be so connected to the universe that we are always in the right place at the right time.

Interesting, maybe you could send some positive energy my way?

Having said that, I have to also say that I can not bring these states of awareness on at will at this time in my life. And being spiritual to me does not mean that I have to also be stupid. Some times you just can not fix stupid in someone else either, so protecting yourself and your family is OK in my neck of the woods. There are consequences to all actions.

Yea, ACIM tells us it's all about the guilt that our actions and thoughts generate in us. The guilt gets projected and manifests in our lives, and so Karma is really something we do to ourselves. That's good news because it puts us at the cause rather than the effect, but it also reminds me just how out of touch I am with my mind. Apparently nothing happens in our life that we did not choose on some level.

As long as we are still in duality consciousness we will always have drama and conflict. I look forward to turning my swords into plowshares, but today is not that day. And if you want to be dumb in my neck of the woods, you had better be tough.

The day will come when the lion will lay with the lamb and all conflict will be healed. As humans we naturally try to avoid suffering as much as possible. Eventually people will realize that doing bad only hurts themselves in the long run. My only hope is that I'm never put in a situation where I would use a gun.

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General Discussion / Re: Gun Ownership
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:00:45 AM »
Pointing2, I respect your position. Owning a gun can change the way a person thinks. I think it's great that you are certain of where you stand. The truth is I'm still a bit conflicted on the matter. Guns may not kill people by themselves, but they sure do make it a lot easier to do. I've decided to purchase one, and I will take all the classes and training to gain a concealed weapons permit. Considering the way our society has become I've decided that I feel safer with one than without one. Who knows? Maybe I'll get to the firing range an decide that it's not for me. I guess I'll see.

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General Discussion / Re: Immortality for Humans by 2045
« on: December 08, 2012, 06:50:57 AM »
I agree with everything you said. Personally, I look forward to the death of my body. I've come to believe through my research that the ones who pass over are the lucky ones.

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