Just been re reading Eckhart Tolles the power of now. He maintains that a cessation of thought some how increases awareness or consciousness. Im on the fence with this one, what do you think?
asked 09 Jan '13, 05:23
I don't believe it... I know it! In fact everybody who meditates regularly knows it. Because meditation stops the thinking process.
I wrote something about meditation lately
@Satori shared a great link. Try it and experience a cessation of thought for yourself in the next minutes. You will see that you find peace, fulfillment and more consciousness immediately.
Edit: The guy in the video, Frank Kinslow, says that one can "experience at the vibrational level of angels and converse with disincarnate masters", when one does this technique for a longer period of time (1-2h)
I was reminded of this quote of Krishnamurti
It is thought that creates the thinker
and it's bring spontaneously silent that brings forth real changes
answered 09 Jan '13, 07:25
Hello Monty Riviera ... once you experience the phenomenon all becomes clear ... just as when we walk, we know and feel we are walking, we are clearly walking ... cessation of thought is the process of calming the mental and by-passing the conscious mind that leads into an ultimate state of awareness ... the mantra "aum"
has a powerful effect on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies and helps to achieve it.
From a technical point of view we could say that we enter into harmony with and perceive our natural vibrational state within that is common to all humans, that itself is automatically in harmony with the whole of nature ... it is the heartbeat of the earth, the schumann resonance if you prefer. Humans, together with some animals, have the capacity to control brain frequencies by conscious thought, which enables us to become creators of our own environment :)
update 13 jan 2013
Yes, as clearly states releaser99, it is a state of knowing ... here is a guided meditation that reveals the pure genius of the entity Darryl Anka/Bashar, entity in the sense of entire being, symbolized by the circle
@monty riviera i would not say that no though raises counciousness. but i would say to be aware of your though and discover the truth about them will raises your counciousness. but to be aware you must not be entangle in your though,meaning that you can control them see if it is true or not true in the big picture. if you are entangle in your though and emotion then the though and emotion control you and take you for the ride and you do not see or know where they lead you. you could call that being lead by ego: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9UCxRiTij0 but once you see the big picture you can decide if you let ego decide or if you decide. but if you are just lead then you all ready know who is taking you for the ride.
as for stopping or suppress though or emotion related to the though it is impossible, again what is possible is to experience them fully until the puzzle is solved the only place that you could say is no though or a mind with no mind is when the water and the light become one. when the water and the light become one all division are solved all puzzle are solved understand in truth,total harmony is achive the spirit having nothing more to solve with no more darkness and dualitty is ready to leave the flesh and go above in the kingdom of light.
it depends, do you think no thought was your souls original starting point or a neutral point for consciousness? if so than the only time your consciousness would be raised is if somehow you have become lower than your starting point.
answered 09 Jan '13, 22:50
What I see from this is that he is talking about changing perspectives from experience to observation.
We can not be in the experience to know the experience, but we must be the observers of the experience to know the experience.
As we switch from, "I wonder" to "Ah!" We switch from thinking about to learning about.
If I walk through a park talking the whole time about how I love nature, I must not love it as much as talking about it. I just missed nature as we step out of the park.
So now take out the other person, we really don't need another to be distracted. Again I walk through the park but thinking the whole time how much I love nature maybe even reminiscing of things I remember, I step out of the park unaware I just missed everything!
When I walk through a park I walk as silently as I can and with no thought on my mind. I have had animals come right out of bushes towards me like, "Oops I didn't know you were there!" Rabbits, raccoons, beavers, ground hogs, squirrels, chipmunks, turtles, frogs and even deer came out that I got to see because I was silent and calm.
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