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Offline Skylar

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2019, 08:12:28 am »
Now.

Or maybe tomorrow.

Or perhaps ... ??
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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2019, 08:38:25 am »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2019, 04:37:48 am »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

Who or what are these Higher Powers?
"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream"

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2019, 05:04:32 pm »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

Who or what are these Higher Powers?

The Great Discovery of the Nothing.

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2019, 02:23:14 am »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

Who or what are these Higher Powers?

The Great Discovery of the Nothing.

Which is what, exactly?  Tautology and undefined proper nouns don't get us anywhere.
"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream"

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2019, 06:35:39 am »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

Who or what are these Higher Powers?

The Great Discovery of the Nothing.

Which is what, exactly?  Tautology and undefined proper nouns don't get us anywhere.

Yea, I think the question of "What" is referring to the empty background subject.

So if you ask "what?" and it is empty then then it's Nothing.

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2019, 03:46:53 am »
Myself, I prefer the definition at the end of the heart Sutra, gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā. Go beyond, go further beyond, and so on. Go beyond everything, including nothing (or even 'Nothing'), and you'll get there. Of course, it's easier said than done...
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2019, 08:14:17 am »
It's tougher than it looks.

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2019, 08:03:06 pm »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

Who or what are these Higher Powers?

The Great Discovery of the Nothing.

Which is what, exactly?  Tautology and undefined proper nouns don't get us anywhere.

Yea, I think the question of "What" is referring to the empty background subject.

So if you ask "what?" and it is empty then then it's Nothing.

If you know what is meant by "empty"

My tea cup is "empty", but it is still a tea cup. :om:

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
« Reply #54 on: Today at 01:41:05 am »
You're enlightened by Higher Powers everyday.

Who or what are these Higher Powers?

The Great Discovery of the Nothing.

Which is what, exactly?  Tautology and undefined proper nouns don't get us anywhere.

Yea, I think the question of "What" is referring to the empty background subject.

So if you ask "what?" and it is empty then then it's Nothing.

If you know what is meant by "empty"

My tea cup is "empty", but it is still a tea cup. :om:


The Great Discovery of the Nothing.

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Re: When will enlightenment happen?
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The great discovery of what is beyond the Nothing
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

 


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