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by Maitrivajra
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! As I see it, the negatives are that I'll have to "get to know" another person, which includes revealing my various "flaws". The positive will be, as you've said, a fresh perspective. Answering all those basic questions is a great way to get into the swing again – and you may answer some o...
by Maitrivajra
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! Thank you for your kind words about my guiding, that's really appreciated! I would like to be very definite and clear that I have not at any time become frustrated or felt that you are taking 'too long'! :-) In fact, I have really enjoyed seeing a shift that has been happening over time (...
by Maitrivajra
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! I am aware that soon you'll be away for a while and then I'll be away for several weeks. I am wondering if now might be the time for you to have a period of settling into your inquiry and living as if Seeing has already occurred, etc.? It may be that this would be helpful and that you cou...
by Maitrivajra
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! I've only started doing this experiment, but I'm sure you'll continue to hear from me. Good! Let me know how it goes. For me, it may be the other way around - allowing myself to live as if Seeing has already occurred (which perhaps it has) and see where that leads. This is referred to in ...
by Maitrivajra
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! Wow, your description is very interesting to me! Reassuring that doubts also arise for you (however briefly) that are similar to mine. These kind of thoughts are habits that can have a lot of momentum. When Seeing begins to happen, for some people these habits can be completely broken in ...
by Maitrivajra
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! For example, if the thought arises that I should think hard about something, there is a sense of concentration emanating from a point in space - of a "me" thinking. Right now, if I try to focus on the feeling of "I", there is a sense that it exists. I’m going to say a little about what ha...
by Maitrivajra
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! It’s impossible for “me” to let go of anything! :-) Choosing and control are just concepts. Any sense of doing anything to minimize risk is just a layering of thought and concept on top of Reality. Remember the exercise with imaging a brick? After you have imagined a brick, how do you put...
by Maitrivajra
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Re: doubt. Everything happened just as it did, before, when there was the illusion of choice. If you take the illusions of choice, ownership and "me" away, why would things change?
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by Maitrivajra
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! I got caught up yesterday and wasn’t able to post, sorry about that. Its hard to let go of the idea that there is "choosing" and "control going" on. That "I" can either continue inquiring and risk what comes up or I can do something else which minimizes the chance of that happening. It’s ...
by Maitrivajra
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Also, just a quick heads-up that I am going away on leave for 3 1/2 weeks from 20th June and on retreat for 9 days at the end of July and so we need to bear this in mind.
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by Maitrivajra
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! Revisiting the experience, it does seem that when upsetness arises there is a mesmerization with the 'me' story (to the exclusion of all else) and I think this coincides with contraction. I love this word – mesmerisation! That’s it! It’s like being hypnotised into a dream of self! It sort...
by Maitrivajra
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! Best wishes to you and your friend Many thanks, I appreciate your kindness. I want, however, to be explicit to about why that disclosure was made. A) because this is a friendly exchange and you asked about my weekend, so I was honest. B) because I wanted to be clear that ‘painful’ or ‘dif...
by Maitrivajra
Wed May 31, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

OK!
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by Maitrivajra
Tue May 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob! I hope you enjoyed your weekend/holiday! I have been looking after a very sick friend, which was beautiful and sad, and I also managed to get out to walk on the hills which are lovely at this time of year. :-) Unfortunately, it did seem that "I" reverted. There was preoccupation with what...
by Maitrivajra
Mon May 29, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking forward to this!
Replies: 160
Views: 9555

Re: Looking forward to this!

Hello Bob, Had an upsetting argument with my wife and have been preoccupied with it over the last few days. This experience sounds very upsetting and there is a strong feeling of compassion here for the suffering that has arisen. In any case, during these days I was very upset and the desire to do L...

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