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I Am Striving For Spiritual Enlightenment

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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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    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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    Using intellect to remove false knowledge ,

    to unlearn and reveal the ever present truth of self is the fastest way to reach the goal. Devotion, meditation etc all takes time cause intellectual blindness isnt directly attended by those methods.
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    from the moment of my birth to my growing up

    process. I've been always sick as a young child. I got asthma at the early years of my age then got it eradicated later in the years. then soon got uti some kidney problems it stayed till my elementary school years then I got tuberculosis probably from my family relatives when...
    franchezca franchezca 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    If u reach where enlightened beings are,

    can experience what they r experiencing, just for 2 minutes, all ur sorrows and sadness of life will vanish. If u can stay that way for 3 minutes, u urself will become enlightened. But u shud have knowledge and intensity to knw urself, otherwise after reaching there u wont be...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Mar 4

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Are You An Old Soul?

    Are you Pisces (possibly Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Aquarius)?? I truly believe the theory that sentient beings reincarnate through the sun signs of the zodiac. After each life cycle, it is said that one's soul/eternal energy/divine self experiences the next zodiac sun sign...
    TylerDurdenEsq TylerDurdenEsq 31-35 7 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Nobody contacts me because i am a nobody right

    now!!! Human relations are much stressed upon but soo fake ugghh this human life and the world is hard to grasp. I feel like some machine which has to maintain itself in order to be useful but i am just not satisfied with answer like " yes that's what we are eventually- machines...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    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 May 23

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer

    the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for it. Those were the best moments in my otherwise depressing childhood/ teen years as i was an underdog barely known at school, the misfit, the...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Piano version of where is my mind moves me

    soooo much. Pixies' great band, i love grunge. Grunge music is so deep and emotional. And 'where is my mind' sound so in tune with me life right now. A life of spiritual search and reading up about the ego, consciousness, the mind and the question " who am i and why am i here...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I don't know if anyone's going to read this

    but my guts telling me to go ahead and write this anyway. A little about me- I'm 30 (years young) live in a small town in Scotland. And spent the last 15 years in a crippling depression. Well, mostly crippling..maybe crippling's the wrong word. But I certainly felt (and behaved...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 19

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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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    Maybe not striving no more.

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

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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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    "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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    Any kindred spirits who want to discuss the

    path to enlightenment, or psychic stuff can message me if they want. I'm all about learning, maybe I can share thoughts with you too.Leave me a message, i will get back to you when. I can.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been striving to get in touch with myself,

    spiritually. I've taken up meditation and I'm currently browsing for great meditation books and music. I want to get in tune with my spiritual side and find peace within myself. I tend to let little things affect me like, for example, Slow drivers or people who cut me off..... I...
    Queen89 Queen89 22-25, F 13 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    Lessons In Enlightenment

    Every experience is necessary. When you experience something in your life, whether you view it as good or bad, it is something that was meant to happen. Each experience yields a lesson, something to help you grow and follow your path. Embrace them, the good and bad. It may be...
    SamsTaxiDerby12 SamsTaxiDerby12 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    http://youtu.be/whAFLhSWdsA http://youtu.

    be/uG-LuJ-a-Ok You knw why r they laufing lol cause it is that simple n they r laughing at their foolish ness and assumptions they had abt enlightenment, it comes unexpectedly lol atleast u wudnt expect it the way it happens.. Cause the moment of understandings what...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Feb 6

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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 May 23

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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 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I need to focus on this.

    I'm converting to Buddhism.
    WaterThose WaterThose 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Dear Sadhguru, How to become a salt doll

    and dissolve completely? Why is the journey so hard? The journey is not hard, you are. A rock dipped in the ocean one thousand times does not dissolve. Actually, there is no such thing as a journey if you ask me, because to make a journey you need a distance. What is the...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    I should change the title of this story to "I

    Used to Strive for Spiritual Enlightenment, but now I Don't" Did I find it? Did I get it? I don't think so, but what did happen is that there was a sudden realization that 'this is it'. I had desperately been seeking and searching, for years really. At times my search had been...
    ILAMA2 ILAMA2 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 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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    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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