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u/WhatHearsThisSound · 6 pointsr/awakened

> All of these weird things started at the same time, so I’m wondering if any of it can be accounted for by the awakening process.

Always see a doctor if you're concerned, but yes. Everything you're saying sounds very familiar to my own experience.

My own theory about it is that egoic mind takes up a lot of energy (or attention), so when that energy is freed up, it goes elsewhere. The body becomes more sensitive and open.

> I’m not tired when I wake up, but it’s still somehow unsatisfying.

I know exactly what you mean here, and can empathize. For me, a lot of that unsatisfactoriness was my mind not accepting the 'weirdness' of the situation. "I'm only getting 3 hours of sleep per night! This can't be healthy!" Etc.

Physically I felt fine, and the doctor confirmed I was very healthy. Eventually (after hearing Adyashanti talk about something similar) I quit mentally arguing with the reality of the situation, and accepted that even though things were a bit weird, they were find. Mind is used to our bodies being a certain way, and when that changes it takes a bit for mind to get onboard, in other words.

I can only speak to my own experience, but for me at one point it all just settled. I was getting ~3 hours of a sleep per night (and like you beautiful phrased, it felt more like a 'trance of being-ness'), weird physical sensations (including profuse sweating at night) and a whole lot of other stuff, then one day there was another 'shift' (not dissimilar to the awakening itself), and it was like a switch was turned off and a bunch of the 'weird' stuff disappeared (though others showed up, heh).

The yoga and healthiness are your friends. If your diet is really light, it may be helpful to introduce heavier, 'grounding' foods like beets, sweet potatoes, etc, but listen to your body here. Bodies are mysteriously wise, and know what they need - it's more a question of how much we can get out of the way.

All of that to say: you're not alone and what you're describing could certainly be related to the awakening.

If you haven't already, I'd strongly recommend reading Adyashanti's book The End of Your World. There's a lot of helpful info inside.

u/SpiritWolfie · 1 pointr/awakened

Cool man - I hope you find what you're looking for.

About 20 years ago, I came across a former monk and was turned onto his book called Dance of a Fallen Monk. He spent 21 years in a monastery and this book talks all about his journey into the monastery and how his life unfolded along the way. It's still in the top 5 of my all time favorite books.

> This learning and growing after a point cannot occur over the internet or from books, but only from being in the direct presence of a master.

That is one way to look at it. However there are many masters that did not have masters before them.

I don't claim to be any sort of scholar on the subject but The Buddha apparently didn't have a master and simply sat under the Bodhi Tree and gained enlightenment....Ok I'm sure he did more than sit there but the point is, no master taught him. Same with others.

If we truly have the spark of the divine within, there are no doors that are inaccessible to us.

I've recently been learning about Dimensional Jumping and it's really helping to expand my ideas of what is possible. If you're interested, I recently found this guy to be quite compelling - here's a vid of his that I think really helps explain the concepts.

There's also a subreddit that discusses this stuff called /r/DiminsionalJumping.

Fun stuff

u/proverbialbunny · 1 pointr/awakened

> I'm talking about why the awareness that I experience is experiencing sensory inputs from the point of view of this body-abstraction instead of any other body-abstraction in existence.

Ohhh. That's a very big question. Years ago I went out to explore this, so I ended up writing a program that analyzes visual information. I ended up throwing the stock market at it.

From this I have an idea how the underlining processes work, but they're only a guess -- the way I re-engineered them onto a computer, but from modeling my own awareness machine. If you want the finer underlining details, I can explain, but I think it is a bit of a rabbit hole for what you're probably looking for.

Then from there, at a higher level falls into the abstraction bit. So like, if you see a pattern a bunch of times (a bunch of similar patterns) the mind will "compress" this pattern into a single concept and from that concept into a single word, or a set of words. This makes all the things we know of in the universe.

Of course, I'm using language to describe language here, and that gets a little twisty (loopy particularly), but one thing at a time. No need to get overloaded.

You might like the book GEB or it's easier cousin I Am A Strange Loop.

>If multiple points of experience exist, then you have not answered what separates them. You have instead linked to something incoherent about abstractions, which is all anyone ever does when asked this question.

You can get into perceptions. The book Prometheus Rising does a great job diving into that and is a fun read too.

But are you talking about perceptions, which is interpretations of patterns, or multiple instances of awareness? Like how one eye is different from the other?

A simpler answer, which might be what you're looking for, is the mind machine has a process that identifies difference. This has to have memory to do so, most likely in time, but theoretically it only needs a single frame of space to do so.

u/everything06192017 · 2 pointsr/awakened

Please read this book, it will help you a lot: It's basically written for you - you will relate, just like I did.

What I learned from it is what you're experiencing is normal - he says most people lose it before they gain it for good. And even then it's somewhat possible to lose it haha. What he says is it's all part of the process, it's important not to fight it, not to resist it, because the more you fight something the more you get of it.

I don't feel I'm gonna lose it, but I could be wrong and I don't much care either way. I was already pretty happy before it happened through openness and honesty. I had 1.5 years of the worst depression in my life before I learned to be happy. I'm not in a position to give advice (I feel like a newborn), but if I was forced to, I'd say: don't sweat over it, "sweating" is what ego does best, don't give it that power.

As for me, I meditate every day for 20-30 minutes because I find it enjoyable and I like the process of quieting my mind. I am also going to Vipassana in about a month. Mostly I plan to just chill and unfold with the flow. I distinctly feel that the fear of losing it is counter-productive. It's all ego talking.

u/veragood · 1 pointr/awakened

$100/bottle - every collector should have a few of these bottles to share with friends

the bhagavad gita (a walkthrough for westerners)

the zen teachings of huang po

$5/bottle (don't let appearances deceive you-- they actually filled with some of the best, strongest wine available, provided you don't mind swallowing a few bits of pure crap along the way)

the power of silence by Carlos Castaneda

discovery of the presence of god

(ps>want to see what a $1000 bottle looks like? try vasistha's yoga).

u/slabbb- · 1 pointr/awakened

>But what about the oxitocine bond between child and mother?
The chemistry of maternal love is real. So is the feeling. And when the chemistry ceases the withdrawal syndromes are all too obvious.

Yes, I've read something that speaks to this poetically alongside physiological detail, in regards to the limbic brain also A General Theory of Love. But this is a specific kind of relational love.

>NO - the feeling of abandonment is precisely result of our experience, it is the very core of our natural identity.

Yet that is what he is meaning I believe, while proposing from and stating there is a condition beyond this. Have you read his work? It is perhaps being operatively aware in this 'beyond' condition that the activity of contraction as he calls it is perceived to be hallucinatory, state/stage conditional.

> That is why depression is the only truly effective state of individuation, the state of detachment from all cultural categories, the state of entirely submerging in the river of pure sorrow, where we can enter only alone, and from which we emerge as true individuals.

It is a necessary state and position-as-perspective to enter, I would agree. But there is more and/or other (transpersonal developments).

u/brick2thabone · 3 pointsr/awakened

Also I’ll add that the books ‘The core teachings of the Buddha’ by Daniel Ingram and ‘The Mind Illuminated’ are great books. They are very practical and not dogmatic and provide very defined roadmaps towards awakening. I am currently reading both and the definitions outlined of the phases (and what you are going through) are beyond helpful.

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness

u/OneShot444 · 1 pointr/awakened

Just read this book and you will wake up real quick:

There are 7-8 books that follow it and it covers every aspect of life. I wouldn't know how to answer your question because there are so many different aspects of life but in a nutshell, my life seriously improved. I spoke to others that read these books and all of them say the same thing. It's an exciting roller coaster ride all the way through and at the end you should be a brand new person but a whole lot more powerful.

u/Gullex · 2 pointsr/awakened

Given your interest in the topic I think you'd really enjoy this book. He talks about this sort of thing way better than I do.

u/OutThisLife · 3 pointsr/awakened

Awesome. It sounds like you have a fulfilling life. Would you say you do? Do you have children?

Also, have you read this?

u/Singular_Thought · 1 pointr/awakened

I recommend Gary Weber. He has a more technical approach to nonduality.


He has a book called Happiness Beyond Thought.



You can also find him on YouYube

u/MerryKerry · 3 pointsr/awakened

The clearest info I found was from this book, The Finders:

The author's organization has been interviewing thousands of people like us from all types of backgrounds and religions, so you're not just hearing one single person's anecdata. Definitely recommend it.

u/sovereign_self · 3 pointsr/awakened

I don't entirely know what his references are either, but Googling some terms, you may wish to start with The Emerald Tablet of Hermes.

Specifically, the "five-spiked crown" reference occurs in this book about the Emerald Tablet, The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation.

From my own experience: "the occult" is a very broad category. It can easily be a distraction or draw you toward the idea that the answers are all outside of you. Remember that anything that resonates does so because it is reflecting knowledge within you.

u/scomberscombrus · 1 pointr/awakened

Gently? Not sure, but try The Way to Love by Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest. Read the Amazon preview.

u/saijanai · 1 pointr/awakened

All translations and commentaries are done from the perspective of the person doing the translation.

One person's best translation is another's worst because of that issue as different spiritual perspectives are sometimes completely opposed to each other.

I'm a fan of Maharishi Mahesh YOgi's Translation and Commentary of the first 6 chapters of the Gita.

Most people hate it because he speaks from the perspective of someone who teaches that TM is the most effective way to become enlgihtened and, while he never made it clear, most meditation practices actually take you in the opposite direction from TM.

His students, Thomas Egenes and Vernon Katz have published translations of the Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras that are based on enlightenment from a TM perspective, and those too will be seen as the worst possible from the perspective of those who promote mindfulness.




Taught by an inferior man this Self cannot be easily known,

even though reflected upon. Unless taught by one

who knows him as none other than his own Self,

there is no way to him, for he is subtler than subtle,

beyond the range of reasoning.

Not by logic can this realization be won. Only when taught

by another, [an enlightened teacher], is it easily known,

dearest friend.

-Katha Upanishad, I.2.8-9



That [unmanifest] is full; This [manifest] is full.

From fullness fullness comes out.

Taking fullness, from fullness,

what remains is fullness.

-Isha Upanishad (Translation Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


u/ddaniel87 · 1 pointr/awakened

You might be interested in reading Adyashanti's The End of Your World. He addresses this pretty directly

u/RuncleGrape · 2 pointsr/awakened

It's an excerpt from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell.

The entire book is a transcript taken from a series of video interviews with Joseph Campbell. The series is called The Power of Myth and it's still available on NETFLIX, I believe. I've watched the entire series and am currently reading the book and it's given me a profound understanding.

u/DiagonalHorizon · 1 pointr/awakened

Analytical style: The Book of Not Knowing by Peter Ralston.

Spiritual style: The Way of Liberation by Adyashanti. After that, Falling Into Grace.