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Old 11-05-2019, 04:46 PM
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on having been a celebrity or historical figure

first there is nothing there
then there is something, and you get lost in the glamour
then people berate you for getting lost in the glamour and basically tell you you are full of it
then you decide to believe what they say, it couldn't happen and you were full of it
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much later you understand that buying the idea you were full of it is just as dangerous as getting lost in the glamour... you are lost either way.

So you begin to entertain it the way you would yesterday's breakfast... it happened, and you know what you ate, but what is the big deal either way?

while knowing all the while... if you could only get back to the place where there was nothing there everything would be perfect.
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Old 14-01-2020, 09:43 PM
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Thoughts & Emotions

Thoughts, Thoughts and Thoughts……..

Where do they come from? How do they fall in to your mind. How are they generated?

If you contemplate on these questions, you will invariably conclude that some trigger from your surroundings coupled with associated memories, lead to spontaneous generation of thoughts. At times these are completely random too.

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Old 30-04-2020, 08:42 AM
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What's the purpose of life if there are no thoughts and emotions?
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Old 30-04-2020, 01:57 PM
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What's the purpose of life if there are no thoughts and emotions?
I didn't go back to read every post again ...but, I would say we are not saying to
have no thoughts or emotions, except in our meditations...but, ok I'll speak for myself ---
but who wants unkind thoughts or bummer emotions?
We can be more in control of what we think and what we feel.
Also, i think it was mentioned - we are not our thoughts or emotions; like I am
not my hand nor my skin - but I don't need to get rid of them...just take care of them.
Silly example maybe, but it popped into my head.
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Old 30-04-2020, 02:11 PM
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What's the purpose of life if there are no thoughts and emotions?
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Old 30-04-2020, 04:08 PM
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answers to problems

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I would like to ask . . .

1) . . . do you believe that ANY-one on this planet has the answer to all of this . . . such as where do thoughts come from . . . how do they tie into emotions . . . etc. Do the priestcraft, religionists, scientists, spiritualists, etc. . . . do you believe that any of them have the answer?

2) . . . if a person did have an answer . . . how would you determine on whether to listen to that person . . . given the principle that the answer would NOT go along with current thought and belief . . . and therefore would be highly suspect at best.


1. Definitely there are answers. But in blatant pursuit of materialism , it's either forgotten or disliked or ignored or blatantly violated either intentionally or unintentionally.
2. Your observation is right .It requires tremendous conviction, study of history , self belief and self practice before others can really believe it. And that being a very time & resource consuming process (even across life time of many) nobody may ever dream of it.
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Old 30-04-2020, 05:46 PM
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What's the purpose of life if there are no thoughts and emotions?
Thoughts and emotions are not the issue. Only thoughts and emotions that are based on negativity, the past, and future are the issue.

Edit: The inner true self feeling of I AM is the same as the outer self-aka the ego that thinks "I am" with a thought. The outer self (ego) gets in the inner self's way by the outer self seperating itself from the inner true self and is not conscious of the true inner self feeling of I AM. Practice feeling you true inner self feeling of I AM.
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objective
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