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#16 Jan 26th, 2012, 20:52
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Rikud, like I was willing to vouch for DavidP before (and would for Mirjam's advice ), I'd be just as willing to vouch for PaleFace, though meet I never have any of the three. He and I have not been on the same page sometimes, keeps life interesting. But sincere, yes, I would say so. As btw I suspect the surroundings where he's at would be both peaceful and impressive and inspiring.

Was thinking btw, on your way up into Uttarakhand if that's where you're headed, how's about stopping off by Kasar Devi for a while, above Almora? Though I've been to Almora a few years ago, I never even made it to Kasar Devi, but either way there's supposed to be something of a quasi-resident traveler community there, probably many of them engaged in their own similar pursuits. It's said to have attracted such ever since the 1920's or so; there is said to be a Buddhist meditation center here, whilst the temple of Kasar Devi itself I have trouble swiftly finding details about now, but I believe it is said to be ancient.

Maybe others can say if it might be something for you, but anyway I figure just passing by can't hurt, if it's not your thing, just be on your way again.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Rikud, like I was willing to vouch for DavidP before (and would for Mirjam's advice ), I'd be just as willing to vouch for PaleFace, though meet I never have any of the three.
Who will vouch for the voucher?
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Originally Posted by kullukid View Post Who will vouch for the voucher?
Heheh. Now where did my chicken leave the egg.

ps You know Kasar Devi, don't you? What do you think of it for Rikud?
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ps You know Kasar Devi, don't you? What do you think of it for Rikud?

Kasar Devi has a powerful feel,it was good enough for Swami Vivekananda.
But so does Arunachala Hill, when i was there a couple of yrs back i was sat on the rooftop German bakery at the bottom of the hill, i looked up at the hill & my eyes seemed to close themselves without any input from me & i entered into some kind of short samadhi,verrreee powerful!
Saying that, you can't really beat PF's, no string's FREE offer in Dev Bhoomi.KK
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Originally Posted by kullukid View Post when i was there a couple of yrs back i was sat on the rooftop German bakery at the bottom of the hill, i looked up at the hill & my eyes seemed to close themselves without any input from me & i entered into some kind of short samadhi, verrreee powerful! Saying that, you can't really beat PF's, no string's FREE offer in Dev Bhoomi.
You're right, anything can happen anywhere, location, location, location is irrelevant? Unless i guess if one is Mr.Hilton Hotel.
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If you don’t come this way, how am i concerned? If you do come this way then naturally something will happen, as it will wherever you go. Time said Gen. Montgomery, is seldom wasted in reconnaissance.

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Originally Posted by rikud0 View Post But I won't feel good, as a matter of principle, doing "spiritual" training in your place if our goals are mutually antagonistic. One day I may work for the maximization of freewill expression in society, so if you have no problem with that that's intent enough for me.
As i have been spending energy here in offering you an option, can’t imagine how you might envisage our goals could be mutually antagonistic – unless that is you are trying to pre-create a perfectly compatible scenario with someone/environment! Others are not strangers in a strange land if you know what i mean.

Principles are all very well and good in the mundane world, but you are intending to transcend!! Even if our goals were at odds, everything coming into the life, whether helpful or harmful, teaches. And this is unique and personal to where one stands at any given moment. It can never happen again, to anyone else, at any time, in the way it is happening to me, you or KK, now.

Courage tends to turn up whenever needed. Standing on the edge, as you are, and contemplating the unknown has to be done with the confidence that one will soar, not sink, before taking the leap.

This “Working for the maximization of freewill expression in society” is i’m sure an honourable notion that i have no hassle with, but you might explain it more clearly for us; or drop the attachment to it. Let’s be clear about one thing first: You can never tell how it is going to be, or what is going to happen with any degree of exacting accuracy.

To sit, truly alone, is deeper than any experience. But can you or anyone, do it? Can we stand apart from our creations? Can we leave the safety of a household and live without a roof or without walls? Can we look past the prized possession, even for a second, to see if it truly exists at all? None of this is criticism of any nature ok, we are all simply exploring together.
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Kasar Devi has a powerful feel,it was good enough for Swami Vivekananda.
But so does Arunachala Hill, when i was there a couple of yrs back i was sat on the rooftop German bakery at the bottom of the hill, i looked up at the hill & my eyes seemed to close themselves without any input from me & i entered into some kind of short samadhi,verrreee powerful!
It's not called Crank's Ridge for nothing then ;-)
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Thanks everyone
I may go check it out if I'll be headed that way, machadinha.

To Paleface,
After enlightenment people still live in the mundane world, right?Some may teach, others may keep on chopping wood and carrying water, etc..Going into "spirituality" people also have different motivations, because of dissatisfaction with life, because they want something higher, etc etc. As for me since I was a kid I have a goal in life. Growing up I thought up and learned about ways and strategies of bringing this goal to fruition. As it happened I became aware that I have to go through certain evolutions myself to have any chance of that. The way I see this, it seems like some(most?) people may see spiritual cultivation as an end in itself but for me it's different. It's the goal that has led me to all this. So spiritual cultivation becomes something like a "means to an end". I wouldn't have been interested in "spirituality" itself if I didn't see it as necessary(for my goal in life). That's why how goals/intent is oriented is very important to me. May not be to most people. As for clinging to the goal itself, I have thought about it and if situations doesn't require that I have such a goal I would be fine with it, happy even. It's more a sense of responsibility that motivates me regardless of whether I'll be successful or not.

Well, I kept putting this thing off for quite sometime now. But now I am ready. I have to evolve. The alternative of doing nothing or doing things not to the best of me is a fate worse than death. I have no illusions that this process of evolution will be easy or painless. And regardless of where or how one practises most people seem to suggest one thing-The Dark Night shall come forth, what do you say?

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Originally Posted by rikud0 View Post Well, I kept putting this thing off for quite sometime now. But now I am ready. I have to evolve. The alternative of doing nothing or doing things not to the best of me is a fate worse than death. I have no illusions that this process of evolution will be easy or painless. And regardless of where or how one practises most people seem to suggest one thing-The Dark Night shall come forth, what do you say?
It's great that you are going out there somewhere to consciously instigate a change in yourself - no faulting that and of course it's brave..

How many 'want' to change their lives but will do nothing about it, can only wish you the best; am sure that you will be delivered the opportunities to progress your goal as and when required - the slight difficulty there is in the recognition of opportunities.
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Originally Posted by Klompen View Post It's not called Crank's Ridge for nothing then ;-)
You said it!!
It's a Fan-dabi-dozi place though innit? KK
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Originally Posted by kullukid View Post But so does Arunachala Hill, when i was there a couple of yrs back i was sat on the rooftop German bakery at the bottom of the hill, i looked up at the hill & my eyes seemed to close themselves without any input from me & i entered into some kind of short samadhi,verrreee powerful!
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post You're right, anything can happen anywhere, location, location, location is irrelevant? Unless i guess if one is Mr.Hilton Hotel.

It didn't make me want to live in a cave there though,although i would prefer that to the Hilton. KK
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VISIT www.sahajayoga.org

YOU WOULDNT NEED TO GO ANYWHERE BEYOND YOUR CITY
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Originally Posted by nitindara View Post VISIT www.sahajayoga.org

YOU WOULDNT NEED TO GO ANYWHERE BEYOND YOUR CITY
Have you bothered to read the other posts in this thread nitindara?? KK
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Rikud,
visit Anasuya. 5 km walk from Mandal, in Chamoli district.
this may help
Trip Report- In Search of God- Anasuya
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To Paleface,
The recognition is there perhaps also with a sense of incredulity. If I am being honest with myself the other things I said to you are very important but don't really apply in your case. To be honest what's preventing me from taking this opportunity is my own stuff really(as might be apparent) which is understandable perhaps if unreasonable and also when I think about it ironic considering the nature and intent of my own goal. So I'm gonna overcome it and take you up on your offer and if doesn't work, well as that guy said time is not wasted in reconnaissance. I'll just finish the things I need to do and get back to you on this.

Thank you once again

To nitindara,
Space is what I need, physical space to do my things 24*7. Which at the most basic level is the Great Outdoors. But thanks for you suggestion
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