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Old 18-07-2021, 05:20 PM
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FWIW This doesn’t resonate with me much, I’m more interested in developing the subtle channels than trying to tap into the Source. More along the lines of ‘build the subtle energy body and the source will come’.

Perhaps my choice of words was not the best. The "Be Still and Know that I AM God" PURIFICATION principle facilitates the Source shining through for me.

FWIW, although I am very aware of various traditions that do talk about the various subtle bodies in an attempt to explain things, I personally do not try to "build the subtle energy body" and am not focused on "developing the subtle channels". That didn't resonate with me at all though I am aware of teachers who focus on the lower vehicles. I obviously misunderstood your previous post.
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Old 18-07-2021, 10:38 PM
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Perhaps my choice of words was not the best. The "Be Still and Know that I AM God" PURIFICATION principle facilitates the Source shining through for me.

FWIW, although I am very aware of various traditions that do talk about the various subtle bodies in an attempt to explain things, I personally do not try to "build the subtle energy body" and am not focused on "developing the subtle channels". That didn't resonate with me at all though I am aware of teachers who focus on the lower vehicles. I obviously misunderstood your previous post.

Do you mean the subtle energy body is a lower vehicle? If so, what is the higher vehicle?
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Old 19-07-2021, 02:11 PM
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Do you mean the subtle energy body is a lower vehicle? If so, what is the higher vehicle?

Since you have clearly stated that my approach doesn't "resonate" with you, may I suggest that you continue this particular discussion with Ewwerrin since it appears that you two are operating on a similar wavelength.

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Tao 9 (concluding verse):

This is the way of heaven:
.... do your work, then quietly step back.

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I made a point which didn't "resonate" with you so now I "quietly step back".
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Old 19-07-2021, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE 187 EXCERPT: I have done my best in trying to continue the spiritual dialogue about realizations beyond the 5 senses ... and even beyond intellect and words.

Yes, you have. Spirituality is a cuisine for the soul that is beyond the 5 senses. This is why there is more than one way to cook food: Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Paganism, etc. And you seem to like fusion: Asian dishes with a western touch.

I like it simple. Real sustenance - to me - is something I can see, smell, taste, and sink my teeth in. I prefer my food off the vine with no machinations of the human mind.

I am not into dualism. There is no separation between mind and matter, body and soul, me and you. Spirituality that has nothing to do with the squirrels and birds in my garden has nothing to do with me.
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