Speaker at SANDS Jeff Foster studied Astrophysics at Cambridge University. In his mid-twenties, after a long period of depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of 'spiritual enlightenment' and embarked on an intensive spiritual quest for the ultimate truth of existence. The spiritual search came crashing down with the clear recognition of the non-dual nature of everything, and the discovery of the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Scientists have estimated the universe to be at least 13.75 billion years old. We assume this based on experiments and observation. But I would like to know if the universe’s age matters if there’s no consciousness. Who would perceive and think that the universe exists? And if nothing can observe the universe, does it exist then? For example, if i don’t exist then you don’t exist to me. If you don’t exist, then I don’t exist to you either. Therefore, can it be said that the existence of the universe also...
Every time during meditation, I ignore my physical senses and my thoughts. I keep searching for my consciousness but I find nothing. I become aware of an emptiness, a silent void . Where is my consciousness located?
Many unknowing Christians do not know the dangers of following their horrorscope in the papers or online today. Astronomy led the Magi. Not Hororscopes. You are misunderstanding on purpose to start a ruckus. People of knowledge and reason know the difference.
I am pretty much an atheist but I would like to go down the “path of enlightenment”. I want to study something that cuts out all supernatural/god/afterlife teachings. Is Zen Buddhism the closest thing I will find? Are there other philosophies/spiritual teachings that would be better suited for me (even outside of Buddhism)? Thank you!
I’ve really been hoping for an extremely looong time to know how to levitate without using psychic powers or any cheap and stupid secret way. I want to do this with my mind powers and learn to fly… IT WOULD BE… AWESOME!!!!! This is where I’d like the professionals help me out. But really… any answer (that’s NOT short or retarted) would be highly appreciated! — Kawaii as Always — >_<
do all thoughts start with emotion, therefore without emotional intelligence there will be no critical intelligence if emotional intelligence or ‘love intellect’ comes first then which is the more powerful consciousness, can the heart solve problems with ease that the mind can only make a mess off this is something i’ve been pondering through my studying of Indian philosophy and medicine, the chakra system etc
Awake Nobody Enlightened At one with Source All of the above Addressing both Try to relax and Sunman: It is my vision there is no such thing as an ego; it’s a false identity programmed by parents and society. Paradoxically it is absolutely necessary up to maturity of wisdom. Realizing only Source is, is not the end of the mind. After crossing the river, why carry the boat? I see with the use of the word “I” as in I am a misnomer. English would be more difficult without the use of I, you, mine, etcetera. Wondering just how many question its...