Discussion in 'Eastern Religions and Philosophies' started by Vajradhara, Dec 2, 2003.
You are not your diagnosis. - Anon.
If you want to change your reality
............................... you need to change your perception.
It is the only thing that works.
Everything about your reality
..................comes to you through your senses
............................................. and into your mind
........................................where it becomes your paradigm.
This is the basis for everything you do.
So why does one person see gold
.................................where another sees only garbage?
It's all in the mind.
The only thing you have the power to change.
Everything that you cling to will not last
- The Dillinger Escape Plan.
"in the condemnation of others lies the justification of ourselves" - j krishnamurti...
Never trust people who tell you all their troubles but keep from you all their joys.
i like that
Mantra 16 of Isha Upanishadpusann ekarse yama surya prajapatyavyuha rashmin samuhatejo yat te rupam kalyana-tamamtat te pashyami yo ’sav asau purusah so ’ham asmi
Formatted herein by Bhaktajan:
"pusann"! "ekarse"! "yama"! "surya"! "prajapatya"!
vyuha rashmin, samuha tejo,
yat te, (rupam kalyana-tamam) —tat te
pashyami: "yo ’sav asau purusah" —so ’ham asmi.
"O primeval philosopher"
"O regulating principle"
"O destination of the suras" (great devotees —vs 'asuras')
"O Well-wisher of the prajapatis" (progenitors of mankind)
kindly remove the rays,
kindly withdraw the effulgence,
('te rupam kalyana-tamam')
('Your form most-auspicious')
tat te pashyami:
that, You I may see:
"yah asau asau purusah",
"One who is like the sun, thee Persona of God
so ’ham asmi.
As I myself am.
TRANSLATION by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami:O my Lord, O primeval philosopher, maintainer of the universe, O regulating principle, destination of the pure devotees, well-wisher of the progenitors of mankind, please remove the effulgence of Your transcendental rays so that I can see Your form of bliss. You are the eternal Supreme Personality of Godhead, like unto the sun, as am I.
I am not arguing with you, I am explaining why I am right.
"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself..." j krishnamurti....
i used to be an atheist till i realised i was GOD...
Galatians 5:14 (New American Standard Bible)
For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
jesus christ wuz a soopa kewl geeza, christians could learn a lot from him....
The Last Revision
The Draftsman and the Engineer
are men of skill and vision.
At least they are until they hear
the hated word -- REVISION.
The Engineer with practiced eye
surveys his grand design.
The Draftsman draws so expertly
each complicated line.
"Complete," they sigh contentedly,
Oh, Optimists! Tomorrow brings
Revision One adds this piece;
Revision Two improves it.
Revision Three makes it just right;
then Revision Four removes it.
"You can't do this, you can't do that."
"We'll wait for a decision."
"But in the meantime, just revise
that last revised Revision."
Revise! Revise! The very word
fills Engineers with dread.
Tho' die they must, they'll be revised
to make damn sure they're dead.
They hope that God's no Engineer
when he makes his decision.
If once they win their wings they hope
there'll be no Last Revision.
hypnotism and psycho-analysis.
a psychologist and an ananlyst, he had been in practise for many years and had a number of cures to his credit. he worked in a hospital as well as in his private clinic. his many prosperous patients had made him prosperous too, with expensive cars, a country house and all the rest of it. he took his work seriously, it was not just a money making affair, he used different methods of analysis depending upon the patient. he had studied mesmerism, and tentatively practised hypnosis on some of his patients.
"it is a very curious thing," he said,"how, during the hypnotic state, people will freely and easily speak of there hidden compulsions and responses. i have myself been scrupulously honest, but i am fully aware of the grave dangers of hypnotism, especially in the hands of unscrupulous people, medical or otherwise. hypnosis may or may not be a shortcut, and i don't feel it is justified except in certain stubborn cases. it takes along period to cure a patient, generally serveral months, and it is a pretty tiring buisness."
"some time ago," he went on,"a patient whom i had been treating for a number of months came to see me. by no means a stupid woman, she was well read and had wide interests; and with considerable excitement and a smile which i had not seen for a long while, she told me that she had been persuaded by a friend to attend some of your talks. it appeared that during the talks she felt herself being released from her depressions, which were rather serious. she said that the first talk had quite bewildered her, and she did not want to attend the second talk; but her friend assured her that this often happened, and that she should listen to several talks before making up her mind. she finally went to all of them, and as i say, she felt a sense of release. what you said seemed to touch certain points in her consciousness, and without making any effort to be free from her frustrations and depressions, she found that they were gone; they had simply ceased to exist. this was some months ago. i saw her again the other day, and those depressions have certainly cleared up; she is normal and happy, especially in her relationship with her family."
"this is all just preliminary," he continued. "you see, thanks to this patient, i have read some of your teachings, and what i really want to talk over with you is this: is there a way or a method by which we can quickly get to the root of all this human misery? our present techniques take time and requre a considerable amount of human investigation."
sir, if one may ask, what is it you are trying to do with your patients?
"stated simply, without psycho-analytical jargon, we try to help them overcome their difficulties, depressions, and so on, in order that they may fit into society."
do you think its important to help people fit into this corrupt society?
"it may be corrupt, but the reformation of siciety is not our buisness. our buisness is to help the patient adjust himself to his surroundings and be a more happy and useful citizen. we are dealing with abnormal cases and not trying to create supernormal people. i don't think that is our function."
do you think you can separate yourself from your function? if i may ask, is it not also your function to bring about a totally new order, a world in which there will be no wars, no antagonism, no urge to compete, and so on? do not all these urges and compulsions bring about a social enviroment which develops abnormal people? if one is only concerned with helping the individual conform to the existing social pattern, here or elsewhere, is not one maintaining the very causes that make for frustration, misery and destructiion.
"there is certainly something in what you say, but as analysts i don't think think we are prepared to go so deeply into the causes of human misery."
then it seems sir that you are not concerned with the total development of man, but only with one particular part of his total consciousness. healing a certain part may be necessary, but without understanding the total process of man, we may cause other forms of disease. suerly this is not a matter for argument or speculation; it is an obvious fact that must be taken into consideration, not merely by specialists, but by each one of us.
"you are leading into very deep issues to which i am not accustomed, and i find myself beyond my depth. i have thought only vaguely about these things, and about what we are actually trying to accomplish with our patients apart from the usual procedure. you see, most of us have the inclination or time to study all this; but i suppose we really ought to if we want to be free ourselves and help our patients to be free from the confusion and misery of the present western civilisation."
the confusion and misery are not only in the west, for human beings the world over are in the same plight. the problem of the individual is also the worlds problem, they are not two separate and distinct processes. we are concerned, surely, with the human problem, whether the human being is in the orient or the occident, which is an arbitrary geographical division. the whole consciousness of man is concerned with god, with death, with right and happy livelihood, with children and their education, with war and peace. without understanding all this there can be no healing of man.
"you are right, sir, but i think few of us are capable of such wide and deep investigation. most of us are educated wrongly. we become specialists, tecnicians, which has its uses, but unfortunately that is the end of us. whether his speciality is the heart or the complex, each specialist builds his own little heaven, as the priest does, and though he may occasionally read something on the side, there he remains till he dies. you are right but there it is."
"now, sir, i would like to return to my question: is there a method or technique by which we can go directly to the root of our miseries, especially those of the patient, and thereby eradicate them quickly?"
again, if one may ask, why are you always thinking in terms of methods and techniques? can a method or technique set man free, or will it merely shape him to a desired end? and the desired end, being the opposite of man's anxieties, fears, frustrations, pressures, is itself the outcome of these. the reaction of the opposite is not true action, either in the economic or the psychological world. apart from technique or method, there may be a factor which will really help man.
"what is that?"
perhaps it is love.
People often ask me if I have any words of advice for young people. Well, here are a few simple admonitions for young and old.
Never interfere in a boy and girl fight.
Beware of whores who say they don't want money. The hell they don't. What they mean is they want more money. Much more.
If you're doing business with a religious son of a bitch, get it in writing. His word isn't worth sh*t, not with the good Lord telling him how to f**k you on the deal.
Avoid f**kups. You all know the type. Anything they have anything to do with, no matter how good it sounds, turns into a disaster.
Do not offer sympathy to the mentally ill. Tell them firmly, "I am not paid to listen to this drivel. You are a terminal fool."
Now some of you may encounter the devil's bargain if you get that far. Any old soul is worth saving at least to a priest, but not every soul is worth buying. So you can take the offer as a compliment. They charge the easy ones first, you know, like money, all the money there is. But who wants to be the richest guy in some cemetery? Not much to spend it on, eh, Gramps? Getting too old to cut the mustard. Have you forgotten something, Gramps? In order to feel something, you have to be there. You have to be 18. You're not 18, you are 78. Old fool sold his soul for a strap-on.
How about an honorable bargain? "You always wanted to become a doctor. Now's your chance. Why, you could have become a great healer and benefit humanity. What's wrong with that?" Just about everything. There are no honorable bargains involving exchange of qualitative merchandise like souls. Just quantitative merchandise like time and money. So piss off, Satan, and don't take me for dumber than I look. As an old junk pusher told me, "Watch whose money you pick up."
-- William S. Burroughs
excuses are like armpits, everybody has them and they all stink
"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
- Albert Einstein.
Not dissimilar to Dirty Harry there, chakra.
"the enemy is not the other, the enemy is you..." - j krishnamurti...of course
One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
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