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Old 27-04-2024, 06:45 PM
J_A_S_G J_A_S_G is offline
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Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
I feel stupid now even asking.
It's said the only stupid question is the unasked question.

I'd say as long as the practice is understood whether it be devotional/surrender, mantra/chanting, singing/dancing, meditation/inquiry or some combination thereof and practiced in earnest they all have the potential for the same result but expressed in terms consistent with the path.

An observation: I never fully understood any technique I engaged until well into the practice itself. Does the practice become the teacher of itself?
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Old 27-04-2024, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
From post 58 -Still_Waters: Now see, THAT is all I needed to hear on the first page of this thread;
that the 'I Am' meditation is actually concentration of the I Am-ness.
Of course, that makes sense now
I'm glad that cleared things up.
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Old 19-05-2024, 03:02 AM
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> with each breath the universe appears and disappears.
> mantras ‘come to us’
Unseek ji _/\_
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Old 20-05-2024, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kralaro
mantras ‘come to us’
Mantras do indeed 'come to us'

That is precisely how I got my mantra .... with reinforcements as well.
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Old 21-05-2024, 07:05 AM
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That was a great thread enjoyed reading it. The 'I AM' is God, Central Station.
The train is suppose to go to Central Station, the train in this case is the 'I Am' mantra.
The OP seems to imply whether an 'I am' mantra can take you to central station or not ? Some who answered said,
they are using mantras which came from Central Station or God and when they say their mantra they are already at home or at least in the vicinity ?

One thing that did strike me after reading this thread and practicing a little tai chi is the amount of transport, vehicles or Spiritual Paths that will take you to God ?
Is it God or the Absolute's infinite mercy that this is the case ? Quiet unbelievalbe isn't it ? How many paths are there ? And just one mountain top perhaps !
Ok hope you don't me adding a song by George Harrison titled, Any Road ..."Any Road Will Take you There... "
Thank you and suffice to say some of my own thoughts and just my opinion of course :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8fFdc-karA ..

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Old 21-06-2024, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Rah nam
A long time ago, I used 'I Am' in affirmations.
I started with I Am and what ever comes to mind after that.
Often, after days the extension of I Am was replaced by an other one.

... and yet the "I AM" remains constant until that which is no longer even says "I AM".
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