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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!!!

You should dissolve all discrimination of individuality and absorb all things into a harmonious oneness.
The virtue of a highly evolved being embraces all people and things and dispels the darkness which isolates them.

Hua Hu Ching-primary lesson.

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Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 1762 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 19:46
Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 207 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 13:28
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 199 PB Bytes 30-Aug-19 17:07
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 212 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 17:29
Re: Is there such a thing as Spiritual Blindness? 191 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 19:12
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 216 Susan Doris 30-Aug-19 14:53
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 206 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 15:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 193 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 20:30
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 197 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 22:04
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 193 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 23:10
Empirical science and spiritual experiences 178 drrayeye 30-Aug-19 23:59
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 182 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 00:09
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 194 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 00:40
Spirituality is one's whole inner and outer character; there is no division.... 199 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:32
The Christian alternative: asceticism 182 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:49
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 196 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 01:55
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 200 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:14
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 212 Itatw70s 31-Aug-19 20:53
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 181 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 23:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 176 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 18:08
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 180 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 19:03
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 180 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:39
This thread is about science 175 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:08
Re: This thread is about science 176 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:31
Re: The Christian alternative: asceticism 193 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:01
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 192 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 01:45
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 213 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 02:18
Re: Empirical science and spiritual experiences 170 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:29
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 194 Jrevans 31-Aug-19 01:02
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 188 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:44
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 236 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 01:25
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 191 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 01:37
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 222 jazzmumbles 31-Aug-19 02:42
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 175 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 02:58
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 176 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 20:31
NOPE 177 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 22:47
Re: NOPE 189 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 20:59
Science is not a threat 197 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 21:11
Re: Science is not a threat 192 Itatw70s 02-Sep-19 21:37
Re: Science is not a threat 193 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 03:00
Re: Science is not a threat 178 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 06:04
Re: Science is not a threat 197 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 07:31
Re: Science is not a threat 176 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 07:47
Of course 181 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:05
Re: Of course 188 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 10:14
Re: Of course 180 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 11:40
Just Passing Through 212 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 12:54
"There is nowhere where there is not God".... 194 Itatw70s 03-Sep-19 22:17
Agreed 191 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 23:58
philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 182 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 11:54
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 193 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 15:09
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 193 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-19 15:56
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 181 Susan Doris 31-Aug-19 17:51
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 189 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:49
Thought experimentation is the key.... 189 Itatw70s 01-Sep-19 21:03
From Descartes to the present 189 drrayeye 31-Aug-19 18:20
Re: From Descartes to the present 191 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 05:12
You can lead a horse to water . . . 207 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 06:20
Re: philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 237 jazzmumbles 02-Sep-19 00:18
Nah 192 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 06:48
No not an extra you are the star. 217 grangram 03-Sep-19 07:39
Sorry 204 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 08:44
I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 199 grangram 04-Sep-19 08:02
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 202 drrayeye 04-Sep-19 13:15
Re: I don't think Dawkins likes the theory? 188 PB Bytes 04-Sep-19 19:44
The greatest cult of all... 181 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 21:08
Re: The greatest cult of all... 191 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 22:55
Re: The greatest cult of all... 177 Eddie Larry 04-Sep-19 23:01
Re: The greatest cult of all... 199 Itatw70s 04-Sep-19 23:05
Re: The greatest cult of all... 183 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 02:16
Human imagination 179 grangram 05-Sep-19 10:00
Re: Human imagination 173 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-19 19:34
The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 213 grangram 05-Sep-19 08:29
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 201 Itatw70s 05-Sep-19 11:41
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 184 grangram 05-Sep-19 11:57
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 176 Susan Doris 05-Sep-19 12:18
Lazy Lazy Lazy 188 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 16:12
Re: Lazy Lazy Lazy 185 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:01
The links are there 178 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:06
Re: The links are there 181 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:21
Re: The links are there 196 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 12:51
Re: The links are there 178 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 16:07
Further thoughts 164 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 17:56
Re: The links are there 176 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 12:40
Re: The links are there 170 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 16:26
Re: The links are there 179 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 18:12
One of the things I've learned 161 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 19:19
Re: One of the things I've learned 181 PB Bytes 06-Sep-19 19:47
Re: One of the things I've learned 177 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 05:26
Dr. Sam 176 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 06:35
Re: Dr. Sam 180 Susan Doris 07-Sep-19 07:01
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 177 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 20:15
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 186 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:05
Re: The better question may be to question the nature of reality itself. 190 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 20:13
Strongly disagree 193 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 21:09
Re: Strongly disagree 191 PB Bytes 05-Sep-19 21:28
The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 208 drrayeye 05-Sep-19 20:28
Re: The visual field (brain) and the visual world (mind) 188 Susan Doris 06-Sep-19 05:12
I did 190 drrayeye 06-Sep-19 07:20
Thanks 194 grangram 06-Sep-19 08:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 293 jazzmumbles 07-Sep-19 22:14
Re: No not an extra you are the star. 179 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:26
Re: Empirical science, philosophy of science--and spiritual experiences 184 grangram 11-Sep-19 20:12
medical science is an oxymoron 201 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 21:41
Thank God for plumbers and electricians 189 grangram 13-Sep-19 07:38
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 200 Susan Doris 13-Sep-19 10:30
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 174 PB Bytes 13-Sep-19 16:09
Re: Thank God for plumbers and electricians 176 Eddie Larry 13-Sep-19 17:48
medicine vs. science 165 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 17:52
Re: medicine vs. science 184 PB Bytes 13-Sep-19 18:19
A critical distinction 170 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 19:50
Save a prayer for the scientist 186 drrayeye 13-Sep-19 11:03
James 2:14 181 grangram 14-Sep-19 11:34
Re: James 2:14 192 drrayeye 14-Sep-19 15:24
Pence's health care 174 grangram 15-Sep-19 22:18
Second Timothy 2: 15 293 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:32
Re: James 2:14 196 Glass Jigsaw 15-Sep-19 20:26
It's always different 162 drrayeye 16-Sep-19 00:17


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