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Old 02-04-2012, 10:59 PM
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Ultimate truth is perceived when there is no longer the duality of the perceiver and perceived, when there is just Pure Awareness.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:38 AM
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'Pure Awareness' alone isn't enlightenment however. There are other qualities such as wisdom, dispassion, discernment, compassion, loving kindness, equanimity, clarity and penetrating insight.

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:59 AM
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Enlightenment is the Realization of Being pure Awareness, but whatever traits we have come from knowing that we are all ONE, we love another because the other is our SELF, but the idea of doing good to each other has nothing to do with pure Being, pure Being has no rights or wrongs, its without judgment.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:26 AM
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they dont think the world is an illusion.

they think the world is a middle path that represents the combination of what we see and what we dont.

the illusion is that we are only seeing and therefore interpriting half the picture.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:39 AM
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Don't believe anything we say, do the practice and see for yourself! :)
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:58 PM
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Philip K **** once said "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away". :)
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:56 PM
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Everything is just a belief until realization occurs. Then there is no need for a belief or for faith. You know by being the truth. You are emptiness, ultimate reality. It is undeniable, the suchness of everything.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:16 AM
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I often think of this quote by the Buddha:

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

With questions like this It often matters who you ask but I think more importantly, it matters what you think.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:28 AM
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Today not even physicists belief that the world is real.

declan and oliness have given excellent answers, no need for me to repeat what they said.
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Old 22-05-2012, 05:03 PM
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everything in this world is annica/impermanence
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