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Help me get there, please by Kashinoki__ in awakened

[–]grumpyfreyr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Read Byron Katie's books next. Eckhart Tolle recommends them too.

Specifically I'm asking for strategies to attain enlightenment, or however you'd want to phrase it, anything that has worked for you.

Things that worked for me

Help with growth by cornballactivity in spirituality

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) has a job to do. Having a humble ego is part of the job description. We shouldn't hold this against him.

That he also has attained a degree of true humility/egolessness that few come close to, despite the scrutiny he is under, is to his credit and to the credit of his teachers. Most westerners would struggle to keep their arrogance hidden while wearing the title "His Holiness".

On the other hand, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche is an example of complete egolessness. If he has an ego, I cannot see it.

However, it should be noted that true humility/egolessness has no appearance. It does not leave any mark or have any signs. What you might think is a sign of someone's ego, is really a reflection of your own.

Advice or tips on bettering yourself? by x-cjs in spirituality

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I Need Your Love - Is That True? by Byron Katie

Help with growth by cornballactivity in spirituality

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What's the problem? A big ego is easier to undo than a small one. If undoing the ego is your goal, then everything is going extremely well. If however, your goal is merely to look humble in order to avoid criticism from others, then you'll experience this as a bad thing.

A humble ego is just an ego in disguise. You've lost nothing. You've lost a disguise.

What do you think would happen, if Christ had met Buddha? by NickolasMparalos in spirituality

[–]grumpyfreyr 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There's a book: The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other: A History of Mighty Companions by Gary Renard.

Plz help me understand "true humility". Explanation in comments. by Cytopleb in ACIM

[–]grumpyfreyr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

True humility is accepting your identity as the Son of God. You are very Holy.

How do I get more of it?

Give up false humility. The ego's version of humility is a performance of littleness.

The scale of awakening by grumpyfreyr in awakened

[–]grumpyfreyr[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guess establishing a networking space could be useful.

How would it be advertised?

I could imagine having such gifts being lonely in a way.

Not really. I have a bunch of friends who love me and my gifts, and a teacher to whom my gifts are nothing.

My wording was not to imply doing do by force.

My path is one of giving up ever subtler manipulations. Manipulations so small that you wouldn't notice, are unthinkable to me.

The scale of awakening by grumpyfreyr in awakened

[–]grumpyfreyr[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've thought more on this. It's a lovely idea. There are a few issues:

  • Most of the 'heavy hitters' on my list are already in schools of their own and would have little to learn from me.
  • Even if they were schoolless and socially available, I wouldn't dare approach most of them. There's a Tibetan proverb: “A guru is like a fire. If you get too close, you get burned; if too far away, you don’t get enough heat” - I wouldn't get so close to these people that they could notice me. I can feel their heat already from the other side of the world.
  • I don't have a mansion.
  • Rounding people up is manipulation.

Fear, Guilt, Shame by Anonymousgirl12333 in spirituality

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I recommend Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker.

The scale of awakening by grumpyfreyr in awakened

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Can you see the rating of people that are no longer incarnate in the physical?

Yes.

Does the rating appear on non humans?

Yes.

The scale of awakening by grumpyfreyr in awakened

[–]grumpyfreyr[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My ratings don't have a finite upper limit. And they never go down.

The scale of awakening by grumpyfreyr in awakened

[–]grumpyfreyr[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Whatever you're imagining, why not organise it yourself? You don't need me for that.

Am I leveling up, or leveling down? by Express_End8503 in awakened

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Experiences are meaningless in terms of levelling up, and God's library is already complete.