Spiritual Forums

Home


Donate!


Articles


CHAT!


Shop


 
Welcome to Spiritual Forums!.

We created this community for people from all backgrounds to discuss Spiritual, Paranormal, Metaphysical, Philosophical, Supernatural, and Esoteric subjects. From Astral Projection to Zen, all topics are welcome. We hope you enjoy your visits.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to most discussions and articles. By joining our free community you will be able to post messages, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos, and gain access to our Chat Rooms, Registration is fast, simple, and free, so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, check our FAQs before contacting support. Please read our forum rules, since they are enforced by our volunteer staff. This will help you avoid any infractions and issues.

Go Back   Spiritual Forums > Spirituality & Beliefs > Spirituality

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-03-2021, 09:55 PM
pixiedust pixiedust is offline
Guide
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 521
 
Who here has attained complete meditative silence?

In daily life.
__________________
I am pixiedust
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-03-2021, 11:33 PM
Miss Hepburn Miss Hepburn is offline
Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southwest, USA
Posts: 19,153
  Miss Hepburn's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiedust
In daily life.
Complete silence? Never.
And I wouldn't want there to be. :)

Why? There's never silence because of Divine harmonies.
You can go to the highest mountain in the winter ...or to the depths of the ocean alone with ear plugs...
there will always be the Music of the Spheres, Celestial Harmonies.

Now, ask me about stillness and I could write a chapter on that.
__________________
.

"Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by riding daily in a balloon of divine perception.

Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence" ~~Lahiri Mahasaya, the guru of Yogananda's guru.


*
I'll text in Navy Blue when I'm speaking as a Mod. :)


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17-03-2021, 11:50 PM
Scholarly Tarot Scholarly Tarot is offline
Knower
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 135
 
Only when my wife yells SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-03-2021, 12:21 AM
utopiandreamchild utopiandreamchild is offline
Ascender
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 935
  utopiandreamchild's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiedust
In daily life.

I like to sit in meditative silence, it's very peaceful and calm. Just me, myself and I time, no worries whatsoever , no cares in the world. I love it. Amen
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18-03-2021, 09:51 AM
JustASimpleGuy JustASimpleGuy is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Adirondack Mountains, Upstate NY
Posts: 2,806
  JustASimpleGuy's Avatar
Two better questions are why and how. Know the reason(s) and understand the purpose, method(s) and technique(s).

Another point. Is it really utter and complete silence 24x7? Or is it more a deep and pervasive clarity and serenity resulting in more skillful use of a tool? The big "problem" for most is the "Story of Me" that is constantly playing in the background. For what it's worth mindfulness is a great tool for taming the default network and its propensity to play that story on an endless loop.
__________________
"Research your own experience; absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is essentially your own." ~ Bruce Lee

"Of a certainty the man who can see all creatures in himself, himself in all creatures, knows no sorrow." ~ Upanishads

https://tinyurl.com/y2mxr4s2 My YouTube Channel

JASG
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18-03-2021, 05:59 PM
pixiedust pixiedust is offline
Guide
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 521
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
Now, ask me about stillness and I could write a chapter on that.

Please elaborate on stillness, Miss_Hepburn.
__________________
I am pixiedust
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18-03-2021, 06:00 PM
pixiedust pixiedust is offline
Guide
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 521
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scholarly Tarot
Only when my wife yells SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!

Except this is silence of the mind, and not of the external words.
__________________
I am pixiedust
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18-03-2021, 06:01 PM
pixiedust pixiedust is offline
Guide
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 521
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by utopiandreamchild
I like to sit in meditative silence, it's very peaceful and calm. Just me, myself and I time, no worries whatsoever , no cares in the world. I love it. Amen

Can you translate this to the day also?
__________________
I am pixiedust
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19-03-2021, 01:05 AM
Johnathanrs Johnathanrs is offline
Suspended
Experiencer
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 362
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiedust
In daily life.

To paraphrase the Tao Te Ching and provide a answer from a Taoist perspective.

A monk asked Matsu, "why do you teach that mind is buddha".
Matsu said, "To stop a baby from crying"
The monk said, "When the crying has stopped, what then?"
Matsu said, "Then I teach, not mind, not Buddha"
The monk said, "how about someone who is not attached to either?"
Matsu said, "Then not being"
The monk said, "And what if you meet a man that is not attached to all things?"
Matsu said, "I would let him experience the great Dao"

------

My own modern interpretation of this verse from a egos perspective while keeping my answers inline with the response's above:

Matsu asked me, "why do you focus on silencing the mind?"
I reply, "When one obtains inner silence, they cannot truly be hurt, because without thought, how do you know that you are suppose to feel bad in the first place? Like a fish who does not know of the raging storm just above the sea, life moves on."

Matsu asked me, "When you have obtained inner silence, what then?"
I reply, "To partake in duality. I decide to choose a side. I become something. I choose what it is that I become, like a actor who finds its script, and becomes that character for better or worse."

Matsu asked me, "How about someone who is not attached to either?"
I reply, "To partake in duality, one must either care or not care. For a upper class to exist, a lower class must be created. For good to exist, the conception of evil must be manifested. This is to be. To not be is to give up all attachments to anything and everything."

Matsu asked me, "And what if you meet a man that is not attached to all things?"
I reply, "To experience all things. I choose not to follow any one, or be followed by anyone, I simply choose to exist and become one with eternity."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19-03-2021, 01:24 AM
utopiandreamchild utopiandreamchild is offline
Ascender
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 935
  utopiandreamchild's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiedust
Can you translate this to the day also?

Sure you can, you also don't have to be in meditation mode to bring the mind to a state of peace. Once you've found peace of mind, dwell there and enjoy every moment of it. Sometimes the mind may need a reminder as to how peace feels physically and mentally so you can return to that state at will. Amen
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) Spiritual Forums