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And of course I'm referring to a Buddhist enlightenment.
Originally posted by radagast The experience included an extremely profound feeling of peace, a total cessation of mind chatter, a degree of clarity not even close to experienced prior or since, an extreme feeling of both contentment and painfully strong feeling of calm centeredness, and the strong intuitive understanding that all the divisions we tend to think of as real (me vs you, me vs the floor, etc.), which tend to seperate us, were artificial. There was an intense intimacy of experience - hard to describe, but it was as if all experience prior and since was from behind a thick pane of glass and at a distance, and that experience was without any separation from the senses. There was no sense of 'me' present. I had been in a distinct amount of physical discomfort. Though the pain was still there, it just didn't matter any more. As if it were of no more concern than the color of the walls. It was probably the only time in my life I've lived completely in the moment, with no worries or concerns from the past or fears, anticipations about the future having any emotional effect on the present.
Yea, I think I used to do that type of meditation back in my late teens and twenties.Originally posted by megashawn
Man, you guys try to hard. All you need is a 2 liter, a 3 liter, and, uhh, well, email me for details.
But I mean if your expecting something magical to happen when you sit in a dark, quiet room with your eyes closed and almost in a dream state, and it does, whoopy doo. How are you so certain it is a connection to some supreme master and not just a more solid connection to your deeper mind? Are you sure its a real expieriance, or merely a half awake, half asleep expieriance?
Don't you have to be old enough to get a drivers licence, first?Originally posted by Andy
Dont Drink and Drive, Smoke and FLY!
Who said anything about speeding, this is another thread where you have taken a comment far too seriously, and what was wrong with that comment anyway? "dont drink and drive (fine so far) smoke and fly!" whats wrong with smoking a bit of weed to get yourself high, obviously dont smoke and drive either.(SLOW DOWN!)
Perhaps, you take yourself, just a little bit too seriously? Ya figure?Originally posted by Andy
Who said anything about speeding, this is another thread where you have taken a comment far too seriously, And just where do you derive that from? I merely mentioned to "slow down" because of the related experience that I have, posted above, the WINTER driving experiance, that has shown me, (Very clearly I might add) that most people get into trouble driving in the winter BECAUSE THEY DO NOT SLOW DOWN!! and what was wrong with that comment anyway? "dont drink and drive (fine so far) smoke and fly!" whats wrong with smoking a bit of weed to get yourself high, obviously dont smoke and drive either. No, because it is similar in nature to drinking and driving, adulteration of the senses, differently, but none the less adulteration. responce time is important in driving. As for the obviousness of anything about me, well, you don't know, and time is an important factor in life, sooooo........
Still have my drivers licence, (good for five years) stopped driving my own car back in 1999 when I took it to the scrap yard, to dispose of it (it still ran well, and could have been kept for longer) as my circumstances changed. The car had ~545,000 Kms (='s ~13 times around the planet) on it when I drove it to a scrapper, and sold it for some money. I had personally put ~220,000 of those Kms on that car, as I had bought it second hand for about a 'grand' ($1000.00)Originally posted by Andy
If youve got no money, how comes you can still drive, surely if you had no money then you wouldnt be able to afford the petrol (gas)?
I doubt that, and you have just proven what I had known about you all along, you don't even bother to read the post!Originally posted by Andy
I'm Enlightened! you must be a bit rusty though if you havent driven for 4 years, especially being as old as you are.
BYE ANDY!Originally posted by Me, Mr. Robin Parsons
But I still drove for a living, after that, company vehicules, trucks, heavy equipment, etc.