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by rabar
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Why does man hold onto the illusion that he can know himself? Why is man so afraid to stand on the never changing reality of his mystery? Dear 'moving' and all: Interesting conversation, with questions not easily answered. According to some interpretations, you can identify Buddha/Christ consciousn...
by rabar
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Richard, I wish you well. Along with much peace and happiness. I waded through a lot of cowshit in my earlyo years before finding the cow, but I guess the increasing pain finally taught me to just 'let go and let it be...' rAMon (Just an old hippie verb sparkling in the meadow) And Neoplato, glad yo...
by rabar
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Longchenpa:: "A Buddha with a thinking mind is an ordinary sentient being (unenlightened) , but a sentient being without a thinking mind is a Buddha. " I would suggest that this person is dead ... There is a path, but it's your path that you build through your experiences. Personally, I find that a ...
by rabar
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Some interesting annual conferences between western scientists and eastern (Tibetan) meditators have been sponsored over the past years by the Dalai Lama. http://www.mindandlife.org/ Most of these conferences ended up as a book, and thus are available to readers everywhere. They have focused on brid...
by rabar
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Hi Richard: Pursuit of a skill -- as you say, excellence, yes, but pursuit of bliss as a goal will never get you there. Same with 'happiness,' despite what the Declaration of Independence claims is our inalienable right. I'm with the advaita folks who state that our 'shared ground' is a merger of em...
by rabar
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Robust and beneficial? How about 'nondual and alert?' Check out this video: http://greatfreedomorg.blip.tv/ The teacher at greatfreedomorg, Candice O'Denver, is teaching nondual awareness without qu0oting in Tibetan or Sanskrit. Lots of videos/audios/downloadable book http://www.greatfreedom.org Try...
by rabar
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Ah, novelty... over the next hilltop where the grass is always greener. When we 'follow our bliss,' what are we really talking about? Is all bliss the same? Are there different gradations? Could the momentary satisfaction derived from, for example, winning at a game be comparable to the thrill of se...
by rabar
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Just don't strain and 'breathe it out...' (smile)

Dr. Nopiles
by rabar
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Becoming Worthy of Bliss
Replies: 111
Views: 12594

Hi CarmelaBear: No particular individual in mind.. Just passing on info about a great read. I rarely come across a book that I wish I had written, but this is one of them. I have to confess to buying about twenty copies and mailing them to friends. You can use it as a workbook, or do what I do: open...
by rabar
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Becoming Worthy of Bliss
Replies: 111
Views: 12594

a realistic understanding of the limits of feeling bubbly all the time. Ah yes, where the pedal hits the metal... I have to confess that my limits, now that I'm retired and in my mid-seventies, only require one thing: that I do not travel beyond the sixty-mile-in-diameter circumference I've drawn a...
by rabar
Sat May 30, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Becoming Worthy of Bliss
Replies: 111
Views: 12594

CarmelaBear" The world never lets go. Demands pile up until we have to just stop and protect ourselves from the onslaught. We have to make time to have an inner life, a sacred space of our own, and to feel the sense of timelessness that comes with real bliss. I think the real trick is to find someth...
by rabar
Sat May 30, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Yes, thank you to those who keep these conversations so interesting! Neoplato wrote: To me, nothing is ever free. A person may not be paying "cash" but "spending time" is also a cost. Well, there is that good old tune, "The Best Things In Life Are free..." And if you listen to the Nonduality folks, ...
by rabar
Tue May 12, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Regarding how to talk about bliss, I thought this book and its review ght be of interest. found it on the Nondual Highlights daily digest. Their URL is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ THe best price I found on lne is $18, which would break my promise never again to buy a book that costs...
by rabar
Mon May 11, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

Pursuit of Happines et al

Carmelabear wrote back some pages in this chat: Hey, Rabar! Your shouting tells me I may not have been as clear as I would have liked. [snip] There is a price to be paid for the bliss we choose, and this price is not at all blissful. Sorry about the font size - I tend to get carried away sometimes (...
by rabar
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59363

I find joy and bliss in all things. There is a satisfaction in every physical condition, including the emotions (both passionate and calm), including pain and pleasure, including laughter and tears. There is a deep well of contentment from which I draw whenever I find myself thirsting for relief fr...