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I would like to thankyou for the topic because it made me think of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.

I will quote the beginning and make comments about them:

1. NOW, the teachings of Yoga.
2. Yoga is to still the PATTERNING of consciousness.
3. Then PURE AWARENESS can abide in its VERY NATURE.
4. Otherwise awareness takes ITSELF to be the PATTERNS of consciousness.
5. There are five types of PATTERNS, including both hurtful and benign.
6. They are RIGHT PERCEPTION, MISPERCEPTION, CONCEPTUALIZATION, DEEP SLEEP, and REMEMBERING.
7. Right perception arises from DIRECT OBSERVATION, inference, or the words of OTHERS.
8. Misperception is false knowledge, not based on what ACTUALLY IS.
9..CONCEPTUALIZATION is based on linguistic knowledge, not CONTACT with real things.
10. Deep sleep is a pattern grounded in the perception that NOTHING EXISTS.
11. Remembering is the RETENTION of experiences.
12. Both PRACTICE and NONREACTION are required to STILL THE PATTERNING of consciousness.

Now, briefly, patterning is the very images, auditory thoughts and deep interactive feelings associated with our EXPERIENCING of the real world. They ARE subjective, with a twist, they are OUR OWN INNER ACTIVITY, just as different as our appearances to other people physically.

As we here on GHMB should know by now, pure awareness (ahh, yes, that beautiful word PURE AWARENESS) is the heart and soul of ANY SPIRITUAL practice. But the warning is that our awareness, like blood from our bleeding body, can be mistaken for the REAL AWARENESS that is within our BEINGNESS, the IS OF ALL THINGS. Awareness is another ACTIVITY of consciousness; to SEE what we PERCEIVE, and thinking that itself is awareness. Blindness to our inner activity is the cause of tormentingly slow recovery from what I call Imagism. Oh how right are those two words PATTERNING and AWARENESSES.
Here is the deepest conundrum, are we a pattern of whatever, or are we awareness?!!
13. Practice is the sustained effort to REST IN THAT STILLNESS.
14. This practice becomes firmly rooted when it is CULTIVATED skillfully and continously for a long time.

Now, please look for this spiritual "science" on book or the internet. It is reasonably inexpensive because it is ten pages. Amazon sells it for a few dollars, really!!!

Mind and matter are eternally the same

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Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 1457 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 19:46
Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 97 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 13:28
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 90 Poster Boy 30-Aug-19 17:07
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 101 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 17:29
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 85 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 19:12
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 104 Susan Doris 30-Aug-19 14:53
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 101 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 15:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 88 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 20:30
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 85 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 22:04
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 84 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 23:10
Empirical science and spiritual experiences 78 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 23:59
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 83 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 00:09
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 94 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 00:40
Spirituality is one's whole inner and outer character; there is no division.... 89 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:32
The Christian alternative: asceticism 82 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:49
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 95 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:55
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 88 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:14
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 103 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 20:53
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 81 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 23:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 76 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 18:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 77 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 19:03
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 72 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:39
This thread is about science 71 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:08
Re: This thread is about science 74 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:31
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 87 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:01
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 86 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 01:45
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 97 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:18
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 74 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:29
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 82 Jrevans 31-Aug-19 01:02
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 81 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:44
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 96 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 01:25
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 87 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 90 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 02:42
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 80 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:58
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 76 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 20:31
NOPE 78 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 22:47
Re: NOPE 79 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:59
Science is not a threat 89 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:11
Re: Science is not a threat 88 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:37
Re: Science is not a threat 88 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 03:00
Re: Science is not a threat 71 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 06:04
Re: Science is not a threat 78 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 07:31
Re: Science is not a threat 70 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 07:47
Of course 83 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:05
Re: Of course 75 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 10:14
Re: Of course 82 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 11:40
Just Passing Through 98 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 12:54
"There is nowhere where there is not God".... 73 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 22:17
Agreed 82 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 23:58
philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 85 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 11:54
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 90 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 15:09
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 80 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 15:56
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 78 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 17:51
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 89 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:49
Thought experimentation is the key.... 84 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 21:03
From Descartes to the present 89 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:20
Re: From Descartes to the present 91 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 05:12
You can lead a horse to water . . . 89 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 06:20
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 103 jazzmumbles 02-Sep-19 00:18
Nah 88 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 06:48
No not an extra you are the star. 106 grangram 03-Sep-19 07:39
Sorry 98 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:44
I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 85 grangram 04-Sep-19 08:02
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 88 drrayeye 04-Sep-19 13:15
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 84 Poster Boy 04-Sep-19 19:44
The greatest cult of all... 78 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 21:08
Re: The greatest cult of all... 84 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 22:55
Re: The greatest cult of all... 75 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 23:01
Re: The greatest cult of all... 90 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 23:05
Re: The greatest cult of all... 73 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 02:16
Human imagination 72 grangram 05-Sep-19 10:00
Re: Human imagination 75 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 19:34
The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 98 grangram 05-Sep-19 08:29
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 89 Itatw70s 05-Sep-19 11:41
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 85 grangram 05-Sep-19 11:57
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 78 Susan Doris 05-Sep-19 12:18
Lazy Lazy Lazy 88 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 16:12
Re: Lazy Lazy Lazy 77 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:01
The links are there 78 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:06
Re: The links are there 80 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:21
Re: The links are there 80 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 12:51
Re: The links are there 75 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 16:07
Further thoughts 64 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 17:56
Re: The links are there 71 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:40
Re: The links are there 70 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 16:26
Re: The links are there 69 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 18:12
One of the things I've learned 68 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 19:19
Re: One of the things I've learned 71 Poster Boy 06-Sep-19 19:47
Re: One of the things I've learned 76 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 05:26
Dr. Sam 71 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 06:35
Re: Dr. Sam 73 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 07:01
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 79 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 20:15
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 79 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:05
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 82 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 20:13
Strongly disagree 89 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 21:09
Re: Strongly disagree 85 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 21:28
The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 97 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 20:28
Re: The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 81 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:12
I did 84 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:20
Thanks 89 grangram 06-Sep-19 08:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 98 jazzmumbles 07-Sep-19 22:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 75 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:26
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 71 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:12
medical science is an oxymoron 83 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 21:41
Thank God for plumbers and electricians 81 grangram 13-Sep-19 07:38
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 85 Susan Doris 13-Sep-19 10:30
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 69 Poster Boy 13-Sep-19 16:09
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 68 Eddie Larry 13-Sep-19 17:48
medicine vs. science 68 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 17:52
Re: medicine vs. science 75 Poster Boy 13-Sep-19 18:19
A critical distinction 75 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 19:50
Save a prayer for the scientist 80 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 11:03
James 2:14 76 grangram 14-Sep-19 11:34
Re: James 2:14 80 drrayeye 14-Sep-19 15:24
Pence's health care 71 grangram 15-Sep-19 22:18
Second Timothy 2: 15 112 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:32
Re: James 2:14 71 Glass Jigsaw 15-Sep-19 20:26
It's always different 59 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:17


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