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I Am Striving For Spiritual Enlightenment

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    Stages To Enlightenment

    Actually there are no stages to Self realization or enlightenment (whatever you call it), the realization is spontaneous its just the preparation so to speak. Enlightenment is like getting back the lost memory of your name. It rises as a strong affirmative thought from within...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Help please!! Is there anyone in this

    experience group that knows what it take to be enlightened and could help me out with a few things? I'm in a really rough situation and I am tryin my best to stay grounded and accept it as in not to resist it but of course I would like it to be over, I am trying my best to make...
    rachelleh rachelleh 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    A Social Experiment

    Apologies for the mellow dramatic introduction, it does get better. Throughout the course of my young life I've been betrayed by those who were closest to me, such as friends, x-boyfriends, and family members. This past year has been tumultuous on my spirit and has without a...
    wanderlust wanderlust 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    I Want to Trust God

    In March I started having major panic attacks and then started being really depressed. At first I thought it was just PPD from having my second child and after I was put on Lexapro and I started getting worse, I sought help at my church. I meet with a lady once a week and been...
    RotRosha RotRosha 26-30, F 7 Responses May 31, 2007

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    Whatever distance has to be covered,

    u will have to cover it. Not an inch less, u have to wake up completely, u can say "now m half awake, i m done now ". You will fall back to sleep, u will have to wake up fully before than either ur going up or down on the path of evolution, u cant rest. and You will have to do...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    This morning marks the 2 year anniversary of my

    Awakening. A few quick moments of pure energetic and spiritual Awareness. Existential Reckoning as I call it.
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, T 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I invite you to let go of the story of someone

    that is unenlightened and needs to search for enlightenment. Let go of the story that it is difficult and you need to be special or superhuman or perfect to discover it. See what is already enlightened. Right now. Always and forever! Discover Enlightenment as your true eternal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 10

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    Bad

    There is a kitty litter box in close proximity of my sacred spot.
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Reconnecting...cleaning....wishing... Working....

    I need to reconnect with my inner-self again to be in peace with her to let the negativity from my past out I used to meditate I believed so many things were possible through meditation, I practiced it my eyes were wide open, I believed! but then I turned my back to God, to...
    Arashi23 Arashi23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2010

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    When point of awareness moves up ur spiritual

    body, ur identification of self or ego transforms.. on the way u get attached with variouse aspects of mind and "feel " that its you.. Not all the time point of awareness remains at same place. When it goes to lower chakras u almost feel one with the physical body so in ur...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I am not enlightened- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

    mp4: http://youtu.be/GYVXOdvNhxw For those who ask questions like"Are u enlightened? "
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 27

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    "So you're made of detritus [from exploded

    stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?" ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
    kwarner kwarner 36-40, M Mar 15, 2014

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    Ending Suffering In Yourself:

    Suffering, even great physical pain and emotional loss, dissolves when you stop looking at it and for it. It disappears when you stop agreeing with it or fighting it. It becomes nothing when you cease to extract identity from it. In the higher realms, there is no suffering, there...
    xXxShad xXxShad 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    Maybe not striving no more.

    Too busy coping with poverty. And jerks.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    In my opinion Christ

    if he existed was trying to teach people to live in the present moment. There have been several books that postulate that the lost years of Jesus's which are not accounted for in the bible were spent in India, Tibet and China, learning eastern religions. One book I read claimed...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    This quote by the philosopher Schopenhauer

    captures me very well: He who has attained to the denial of the will-to-live, however poor, joyless, and full of privation his condition may appear when looked at externally, is yet filled with inward joy, and the true peace of heaven. It is not the restless strain of life, but...
    panthamor panthamor 26-30, M Dec 13, 2013

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    Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning a

    vintage 1982 GMC motorhome that I bought for $1000. I didn't find any roof sealer as it was Sunday, but Walmart supplied necessary cleaning supplies. I got the front of the RV clean and my daughter cleaned the inside. Cleaning something is such a major difference. I’ve...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 2 Responses May 4

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    I'm almost there! I've been thinking

    so much deeper the last year or so and have developed in my morals so much, for a while I have been in that painful negative phase but I am coming out of it slowly but surely. I mean, all of that depression is coming with me, but I have a sense within me that I need it. I feel...
    BeingInMonochrome BeingInMonochrome 16-17 2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    enlightenment is not a search,

    it is a realization, the very nature of life - Osho
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M May 14

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    The habit of continuous missing of ultimate

    truth which is closer than you are to yourself needs to be broken. Unless this habit is transcended, God, Truth, or whatever we may call it, remains just as a belief, a theory not an experience. And unless divine is your experience, the belief is futile. It is not going to help...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Life is a happening. It flows uninterrupted

    if we allow ourselves to act in synchronicity with the cosmic laws and not out of our limited ego or mind impulses. Ego gives us false sense of separate identity, of being "something", having things in control. Animals n non living things belongs to nature. They r under control...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses May 13

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    Path Presupposes Distance

    Path presupposes distance; If He be near, no path needest thou at all. Verily it maketh me smile To hear of a fish in water athirst! — Kabir
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Today be at peace. Imagine you are sitting next

    to a mountain stream. The wind is softly caressing you. moving the trees slightly around you. You can see a beautiful valley with a crystal clear blue lake there that the stream meanders to. Take a deep breath. You can almost taste the cleanness of the air. a scent of pine...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    i want to get closer to our true nature,

    it sucks to grow up in a western culture that separates people from themselves, but i've awoken, day by day i battle my ego, I let go, I flow and listen to my inner self. I've already listened to my thoughts for years now is the time to stop thinking, i just want to focus on...
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Does success, love, experiences make you happy

    or does being happy lead you to happiness. love, and positive experiences? If it is the later and happiness creates success, then where does happiness or sadness come from come from. I contend that the most durable happiness comes from inner peace. A less durable form of...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    All differences in this world are of degree,

    and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. Swami Vivekananda
    FullCircleO FullCircleO 31-35, M Sep 9, 2014

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    The Tea Story

    Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way of Zen. He seldom turned any away. One day an important man, a man used to command...
    RogerThompson RogerThompson 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    The Three Basic Ways To Enlightenment

    Enlightenment: The attainment of spiritual knowledge or insight, esp. (in Buddhism) that which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth; the erasure of the egoic mind and a gained sense of Oneness with the universe. These are some of the basics to becoming enlightened and are...
    Safriel Safriel 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2013

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    I am striving for spiritual enlightenment.

    I think looking out the window and seeing the autumn leaves blow by is a form of seeking. I watch the wind blow through the trees. I hear the sound of the furnace fan. I look across the street and see the open school yard. The children are in school, but in the classrooms now...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    Write about your experiencelike it

    or not demons are just souls no longer in bodies that are returning to nothingness which is the source of the abyss. black magic is light in an entropic state meaning it will never be more powerful than the divine because it lacks what makes power, power, which is love. what is...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 1 day ago

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    I feel empty lately..

    .just going through the motions day to day. I need something more...
    skk1966 skk1966 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    One Doesnt Strive For What One Naturally Is

    the heart has neurons, it thinks, and it thinks for good reason. thats a scientific fact. while it is only proven that it has long and short term memory so far, there isnt an ascended master who hasnt remarked on the heart being the door to ones divine self basicly saying let...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Age Of Aquarius

    Some hippie stuff I copied and pasted for ya's: THE CHARACTER OF THE AQUARIAN AGE • Intellect is not enough. We need a new relationship to intuition, emotion, and instinct. • Information is not enough. Neither is knowledge. We need wisdom. • Learning is not enough. We...
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Write about your experiencelike it

    or not demons are just souls no longer in bodies that are returning to nothingness which is the source of the abyss. black magic is light in an entropic state meaning it will never be more powerful than the divine because it lacks what makes power, power, which is love. what is...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 1 day ago

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    ?That for which they seek is

    that which searches.? Saint Francis of Assissi
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    Yeah me too. I’ve been trying to become

    spiritually enlightened for 2 years now. With no luck. I thought being a born again Christian (with some wiccan roots) was the answer. But I’ve always been drawn to Hinduism for some reason. That’s why I try meditating, and yoga, but I still haven’t felt that amazing...
    DrewXLove DrewXLove 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    Take a deep breath and remember setting by a

    lake as a child with your feet dangling in the water. Feel the water slipping between your toes, and the warmth of the sun enveloping you as it sparkles like diamonds off the ripples on the lake. Hear and feel the wind. See it moving the trees and hear birds singing in the...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I need to be able to receive positive energy

    from a source greater than humankind. I need to be spiritually awakened and guided to a state of being that is one with the earth.
    Girlfromplanetearth Girlfromplanetearth 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    A Question For Self Cultivation

    I have always proposed that the best way to achieve enlightenment is to learn all we can and see what truly feels right in our own hearts. In reality you are your own teacher once you discover this you realize most everything shows us an answer. Dont fault people for their...
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Write about your experiencelike it

    or not demons are just souls no longer in bodies that are returning to nothingness which is the source of the abyss. black magic is light in an entropic state meaning it will never be more powerful than the divine because it lacks what makes power, power, which is love. what is...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 1 day ago

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    This is an account of an encounter of

    Dnyāneshwar (Jñāneshvar, Jnandev, Jnanesvar, Jñanadeva) ("ज्ञानेश्वर", "ज्ञानदेव") (1275–1296) who was a 13th-century Maharashtrian Hindu saint and a YOGI named Changdeva : As the story goes, when the four siblings of Nivrutti...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Feb 13

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    I see too deep into the things most people look

    at, I love going outside and connecting with the beauty and simplicity of our trees and plants and I like to freely think in certain angles of my life. I go to this website LonerWolf ever since the 5th grade and I always received very insightful wisdom on how our lives should...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    Yoga is not a way to reach god,

    it is a way to become God (creator). -Sadhguru
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    If u can stay in thoughtless

    and egoless state, i.e. with ur total awareness at crown chakra for 2.5 mins u will be enlightened or realize self. But u shud have also contemplated on knowledge well, or u shud have guru by ur side to tell u that "this is it ".
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Jan 22

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    Material benefit of enlightenment is

    that u need not even say inside that "i need this thing " for some required stuff, it automatically gets attracted towards u. And ur will becomes extremely powerful, equal to that of creator. No one can undo it.
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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