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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 1537 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 19:46
Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 120 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 13:28
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 112 Poster Boy 30-Aug-19 17:07
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 128 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 17:29
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 110 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 19:12
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 132 Susan Doris 30-Aug-19 14:53
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 125 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 15:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 114 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 20:30
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 109 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 22:04
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 109 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 23:10
Empirical science and spiritual experiences 99 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 23:59
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 105 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 00:09
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 119 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 00:40
Spirituality is one's whole inner and outer character; there is no division.... 114 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:32
The Christian alternative: asceticism 101 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:49
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 121 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:55
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 115 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:14
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 131 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 20:53
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 104 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 23:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 97 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 18:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 100 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 19:03
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 96 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:39
This thread is about science 93 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:08
Re: This thread is about science 96 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:31
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 113 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:01
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 109 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 01:45
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 129 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:18
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 95 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:29
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 107 Jrevans 31-Aug-19 01:02
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 105 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:44
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 126 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 01:25
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 109 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 115 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 02:42
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 102 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:58
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 99 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 20:31
NOPE 102 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 22:47
Re: NOPE 103 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:59
Science is not a threat 115 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:11
Re: Science is not a threat 108 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:37
Re: Science is not a threat 113 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 03:00
Re: Science is not a threat 95 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 06:04
Re: Science is not a threat 112 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 07:31
Re: Science is not a threat 94 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 07:47
Of course 104 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:05
Re: Of course 97 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 10:14
Re: Of course 102 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 11:40
Just Passing Through 129 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 12:54
"There is nowhere where there is not God".... 98 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 22:17
Agreed 109 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 23:58
philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 107 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 11:54
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 114 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 15:09
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 101 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 15:56
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 101 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 17:51
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 113 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:49
Thought experimentation is the key.... 110 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 21:03
From Descartes to the present 112 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:20
Re: From Descartes to the present 114 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 05:12
You can lead a horse to water . . . 112 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 06:20
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 125 jazzmumbles 02-Sep-19 00:18
Nah 112 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 06:48
No not an extra you are the star. 134 grangram 03-Sep-19 07:39
Sorry 130 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:44
I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 107 grangram 04-Sep-19 08:02
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 119 drrayeye 04-Sep-19 13:15
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 109 Poster Boy 04-Sep-19 19:44
The greatest cult of all... 100 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 21:08
Re: The greatest cult of all... 114 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 22:55
Re: The greatest cult of all... 95 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 23:01
Re: The greatest cult of all... 112 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 23:05
Re: The greatest cult of all... 96 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 02:16
Human imagination 93 grangram 05-Sep-19 10:00
Re: Human imagination 97 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 19:34
The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 125 grangram 05-Sep-19 08:29
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 113 Itatw70s 05-Sep-19 11:41
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 112 grangram 05-Sep-19 11:57
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 101 Susan Doris 05-Sep-19 12:18
Lazy Lazy Lazy 112 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 16:12
Re: Lazy Lazy Lazy 102 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:01
The links are there 101 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:06
Re: The links are there 103 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:21
Re: The links are there 102 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 12:51
Re: The links are there 100 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 16:07
Further thoughts 85 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 17:56
Re: The links are there 95 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:40
Re: The links are there 91 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 16:26
Re: The links are there 91 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 18:12
One of the things I've learned 89 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 19:19
Re: One of the things I've learned 94 Poster Boy 06-Sep-19 19:47
Re: One of the things I've learned 99 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 05:26
Dr. Sam 93 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 06:35
Re: Dr. Sam 93 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 07:01
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 102 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 20:15
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 106 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:05
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 106 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 20:13
Strongly disagree 119 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 21:09
Re: Strongly disagree 106 Poster Boy 05-Sep-19 21:28
The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 130 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 20:28
Re: The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 103 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:12
I did 105 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:20
Thanks 114 grangram 06-Sep-19 08:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 123 jazzmumbles 07-Sep-19 22:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 100 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:26
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 93 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:12
medical science is an oxymoron 109 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 21:41
Thank God for plumbers and electricians 106 grangram 13-Sep-19 07:38
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 112 Susan Doris 13-Sep-19 10:30
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 91 Poster Boy 13-Sep-19 16:09
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 92 Eddie Larry 13-Sep-19 17:48
medicine vs. science 91 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 17:52
Re: medicine vs. science 99 Poster Boy 13-Sep-19 18:19
A critical distinction 96 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 19:50
Save a prayer for the scientist 103 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 11:03
James 2:14 97 grangram 14-Sep-19 11:34
Re: James 2:14 102 drrayeye 14-Sep-19 15:24
Pence's health care 95 grangram 15-Sep-19 22:18
Second Timothy 2: 15 153 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:32
Re: James 2:14 94 Glass Jigsaw 15-Sep-19 20:26
It's always different 78 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:17


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