that it's about Truth. That it's not about adding another belief or set of beliefs, another concept, a theory, a philosophy. That it's about looking at what's real. Seeing the true as true and the false as false, Cutting through all the "specialness" of spirituality and going to the root.LU is focused guiding for seeing there is no real, inherent 'self' - what do you understand by this?
That would suppose there is a "me" there to look. jaja. To clarify once and for all where I'm at. Maybe that last push over the edge, or simply more clarity where I'm standing. Curiosity. Maybe a sense of validation to know I'm not crazy.What are you looking for at LU?
To clear up the loose ends. Someone to test me in an objective manner since thoughts can't be trusted. An outside perspective, that not just understands this in theory, but is it, in flesh and bone, in reality. Someone to force me to face my fears, and show me that their was nothing ever to be afraid of in reality, because there was no "me".What do you expect from a guided conversation?
It's fuzzy. Went from Psychology, to Philosophy, to Spirituality and the mighty search for enlightenment. Don't know how specific you want this. Went through Skinner and Maslow, Freud, Pavlov, James. Then through all the typical self help things Like Wayne Dyer and Chopra and all that.Philosophy with Nietzche, Descartes, Plato, Senneca, Marcus Aurelius, Camus, etc.What is your experience in terms of spiritual practices, seeking and inquiry?
With Spirituality, The Tao Te Ching, the Dharmapadas, the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, all the typical things I imagine. And much later. I bumped into Alan Watts, Eckart Tolle, Ramana Maharshi, Jed Mckenna, Sailor Bob Adamson, Jeff Foster, etc. And things started clicking. Did death awareness, and spiritual autolosys. Worked on asking myself "Who am "I"? Realized that there was a huge difference between understanding "no-self" and really loooking past all the labels and beliefs. Some time back I had read Jed Mckenna, and in a weird way, it helped me find the Ruthless Arena. And reading Brutal Beginings, things became more in focus, after looking, instead of getting lost in thoughts and theories, And since then, I sort of feel walking between two worlds, that there is no "me" and then all of a sudden, I'm wrapped up in "me". that I know there will always be the idea of a "me". Which now I'm starting to see that it's not so strange to be in that place. I just started reading the book Liberation Unleashed and I'm about 30% in, and it mentioned that somewhere. That you drop in and out of this "me" because "me" still remains, as a fictional character, but it still remains. that just like theirs thoughts, and sensations, etc, that since "I" is a thought, and thoughts rise and fall, appear and disappear, it will always be part of the experience of life itself. Maybe I rambled on. Maybe I didn't say enough. Maybe it wasn't specific.
11On a scale from 1 to 10, how willing are you to question any currently held beliefs about 'self?