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by seeds
Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Well, your premise is flawed. To speak petty, I'm still waiting for you to see that. :roll: Sri Ramana Maharshi was not a mimic. Absolutely nowhere in this thread did I ever state that Sri Ramana Maharshi was a mimic. In which case, other than for the purpose of creating a side-tracking obfuscation...
by seeds
Thu May 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Again, what did he teach that set him apart from the standard array of Hindu gurus? His teaching was His stillness (no interior monologue) which was transmitted via His presence. For those who didn't "get it", it was transmitted as succinctly as possible through words. This thread would probably ha...
by seeds
Tue May 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

...isn’t it a strange irony that if we were to fully mimic the lives of some of our most important spiritual icons, humanity would cease to exist. Mimicking doesn’t guarantee results, as most kids collecting major league baseball cards and playing in little league baseball will learn. Hmmm, I occas...
by seeds
Sun May 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

The appropriate metaphors have been provided in the previous posts. The "why" will be concluded via direct experience of what is being revealed. Mind/thought leads simply to more mind/thought. Find that which does not change. That is the "answer"/conclusion. What I have found that does not change i...
by seeds
Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:05 am
True. Venus was a bit corny and their dancing was rubbish.
:D
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by seeds
Fri May 10, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

...if you do not believe that the physical body has anything to do with the manifestation of our ultimate and eternal form,... ...then please give it your best guess as to HOW our singularly unique individualization of personal consciousness acquired its individuated structure? In other words, if n...
by seeds
Thu May 09, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

The point is that other than being a particularly charismatic purveyor of standard Hindu dogma (most of which is mythological nonsense), is there anything else about his teachings that truly represent something earth shattering? Your question was, what are we to make of it. Well, I keep dancin' and...
by seeds
Wed May 08, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

So let me get this straight. In deference to Ramana, you personally think that the best thing that could ever happen to humanity is for everyone on the planet to... 1. Strip down to their underpants and assume the lotus position. 2. Eliminate all thought and sensations to the point of no longer bei...
by seeds
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Most kids with two working brain cells to rub together would consider that to be a problem (and rightly so) and try to do something about it. So what are we supposed to make of it? Integration of uncorrupted equanimity into daily activities requires a period of adjustment which customarily requires...
by seeds
Mon May 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

He was just a kid when the ants ate away at his legs. Most kids with two working brain cells to rub together would consider that to be a problem (and rightly so) and try to do something about it. So what are we supposed to make of it? After he was found and cared for by those with the eyes to see w...
by seeds
Sun May 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Many Easterners are just really bad at logic. I think you can safely say that about many Westerners as well, but I get your point. Once they figure out the "True Self", they tend to go into this detached, antisocial, empty meditative state where they sit around all day and do nothing. Hence the pro...
by seeds
Sun May 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?
Replies: 25
Views: 265

Re: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?

The point is that if everyone on earth adopted the “Ramana model” wherein all they did was sit around in their underwear and offer vague and impractical advice such as that which you are attributing to Ramana above, then nothing would get done, and the gears of our societies would soon come to a sc...
by seeds
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 29
Views: 438

Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

_______ (This is an offshoot from an alternate thread.) My Satguru Ramana Maharshi spoke of remaining in the heart and not "going out" in awareness into thought and sensations. And apparently there were times when he felt that “going out” (like everybody else) to acquire food to keep his body alive ...
by seeds
Sat May 04, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?
Replies: 25
Views: 265

Re: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?

My Satguru Ramana Maharshi spoke of remaining in the heart and not "going out" in awareness into thought and sensations. And apparently there were times when he felt that “going out” (like everybody else) to acquire food to keep his body alive was too much of a hindrance to his spiritual goals. Acc...
by seeds
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 247

Re: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?

if selfishness is gaining for one's self at some cost for another (without future compensation to balance), then the most selfish act is gaining entirely for one's self with no benefit whatsoever to the other, only harm. since appreciation for life or desire to live (and therefore everything else t...