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by OldSoul
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

On the path to enlightenment beware the pedestals that you might put others upon who also walk that path. It is never ending, which is why the Buddha taught that the journey and not the destination is what is important. Geez oldsoul, where did you ever get that idea, that being that the Blessed one...
by OldSoul
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The eNet Social Forum
Topic: Sex Offenders in my Neighborhood
Replies: 70
Views: 1107

Re: Sex Offenders in my Neighborhood -

I never quite understood how that works. I mean, they always show one guy taking a shot first. Who decides who gets the first shot? And if you did have the first shot, and missed, why wouldn't you run away like a banshee, or at least try a few more shots real quick like to try to get it right? {SMI...
by OldSoul
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: The eNet Social Forum
Topic: Kie Ti' Koal's (Teotzlcoatl's) Thank You
Replies: 36
Views: 684

Re: Kie Ti' Koal's (Teotzlcoatl's) Thank You -

I've been a writer for years now. I have never found a writers forum on the internet that I have enjoyed being a part of. They all make me mad. They all are full of pretentious idiots. At least that's been my experience. A thought for you; if you really really want to be a writer, try writing while ...
by OldSoul
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

I sometimes think enlightenment, ascension, nirvana, the 4th dimension is just what happenes when you die and merge with the source and forget your were even a human. To put it another way; from inside the goldfish bowl it looks like the ocean. Only by removing itself from the bowl can the fish see...
by OldSoul
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

Old soul I think you misunderstand MIND. Beneath the allusion of constant flux there is emptyness, this never changes, how can it? Its not conditioned. Your perhaps thinking of the little computor in our heads that is constantly interpreting sensory perception. MIND is much larger than that. And I ...
by OldSoul
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

Why do we even care? I mean if enlightenment is so ambigious, why even talk about it? Enlightenment is a most definite social concept. I would think you were crazy if you sat in the dark and thought to yourself, I am enlightened because I sit in the dark. I think you are almost enlightened Golden a...
by OldSoul
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

If enlightenment is a human construct (which I completely agree with), then you're right...it is within our reach. But then, like good and evil, the word itself loses meaning. You may determine your own criteria, but if they differ from anothers then who can say if someone is enightened or not? We a...
by OldSoul
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

Oh no, it's not a bad habit at all! Excercising your own individual take on things is a good habit. If it feels right, then go with it. I think it was clear that it was your opinion only; and that's good too. Exchanging and comparing opinions (then discussing the differences between thema nd how tho...
by OldSoul
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: who's enlightened, and why?
Replies: 81
Views: 1327

Re: who's enlightened, and why? -

I would even take that sentiment one step further to say that these things do not necessarily exist to teach us per se; I think that puts an undue amount of false importance on humans as a whole. I don't know if those things are really intended to teach us anything; except maybe to teach us that we ...
by OldSoul
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: The eNet Social Forum
Topic: How do you mean your handle/username?
Replies: 35
Views: 789

Re: How do you mean your handle/username? -

Teeko uses NuMark TTX's...superior to Tech12s in almost every way....until you drop an entire triple gin and tonic on them.