You need to be established in the Self as the Self and you need to have command of the means of self-enquiry. He paid attention to my progress. We are going to use our time as effectively as we can with this interview. There are a lot of people who….
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Hats off to him. Nothing is said, nothing is asked, but you are showing your gratitude to existence.
James Swartz – A Review and Critique by a Seeker – Shanmugam's Blog
Because, from what I have observed, how much of what you say is aligned with traditional Vedanta is the only criteria that he will use to decide if you are enlightened or not. If it is a state, I can lose it. There is certainly sex, drugs and even a bit of rock and aftain in there as well! No, he has not.
I met Nisargadatta Maharaj before he was famous. In his book, Swartz presents the obstacles that people usually experience when achieving enlightenment as well as qualifications needed to reach it successfully. I see your point. The book does not stop simply with the revelation of our nature enlightenmetn awareness but discusses in detail the various practices that are necessary for self knowledge to flower in the mind: The Post-Secular Vision of J.
How to Attain Enlightenment eBook
Chapter 4 contains a list of psychological traits, some of which are: Something many seekers would find off putting if their seeking includes a desire to be healed. I was having a good look, courtesy of God, at what I had become.
I was also exposed to other schools of thoughts such as Yoga, Zen etc. If you attzin a little intelligent and if you read some of his articles, you can score above 90, especially if you are good in answering quizzes. Why were you such a rebel, do you think?
They sort of evolve a way of coping with life and never really hit the bottom. I think it is very easy en,ightenment convince James that you are enlightened, you just have to parrot what he says but show some confidence on what you are saying and act as if it comes from your own understanding.
Contents wHat Is enlIgHtenment? James also says in an interview that he comes to know about at least a number of enlightened people every year based on this quiz.
Overally this is a valuable read on enlightenment alas there are no magic methods or "how to" steps here how could there be? I give a hoot to bogus frauds and quacks like James Swartz who have not yet realized the Self and have not yet attained moksha. Also,when it comes to the usage of words, each and every person might use a word in different sense. Simultaneously, a fine strand of consciousness miraculously connected me to a body towelling off in a shower on a tiny planet in an insignificant solar system somewhere in one of myriad galaxies stretching endlessly before me.
This knowledge comes from experience, from observation of both the subjective and the objective worlds.
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The intricate maze of philosophy of the various schools is said to clarify matters and to reveal the Truth, but in fact it creates confusion where none need exist. And once you have the complete understanding, the big picture, then you see where you fit in it.
Rajneesh perverted the tantric enlightejment that the essence of every experience is Awareness.
But again these are specks on the surface of a largely clear and excellent work. One review cannot do this teaching, with its rich history and depth, even a modicum of justice. At the same time, one must be aware that if he or she is a true seeker and have a real thirst to know the truth, being with a false Guru or unenlightened teacher is not going iames be a problem. Or to take it to another level, that the existential soup exists in you.
Thanks for telling us about the problem.