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#871 OFFLINE   Dal Riata Don

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:31 PM

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What you have here is a very powerful tool for finding real peace within yourself.  A place that exists that we have all forgotten about in our human evolution.   I am actually on my second read of the book now.  There are others after it.  I listen to Eckharts lectures daily now. 

 

It's the very simple realisation that there is an I and a self.  The self that we identify with which Eckhart calls the egoic mind (the asshole that drives us crazy).   The inner self which is unconscious and 'behind' our thoughts.  In the book he describes very well how to train yourself to live in the moment.  Everything is happening right now.  Time is a construct invented by man.   So you will sit still and learn to be a 'watcher' of your own thoughts, and in there you will find a realisation that you've been living a very dysfunctional life, and you will smile to yourself as you suddenly realise this.  He will talk you through everything in the book.  For me, as an utter madman, whose mind never shuts up, this is what I have been looking for.   I've been doing transcendental meditation for 2 years, which I have stopped now, to practice 'presence'.  It's very powerful stuff and should change your life. 

 

I have it on PDF if you want me to send you it.  
 

Thank you for the detailed reply.

 

I have watched many videos by Alan Watts on similar themes - are you familiar with him and, if so are their views along the same lines?

 

Thank you for your offer to send me a pdf but I would like to decline - if I don't read something in book form then I find it quite difficult to 'take things in' via a screen. 


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#872 OFFLINE   Grays Babylon 1875

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:38 PM

Thank you for the detailed reply.
 
I have watched many videos by Alan Watts on similar themes - are you familiar with him and, if so are their views along the same lines?
 
Thank you for your offer to send me a pdf but I would like to decline - if I don't read something in book form then I find it quite difficult to 'take things in' via a screen. 


Yes.

It was Alan Watts that led me to discovering Eckhart.

Another guy I could listen to talking all day long.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:34 PM

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

Anyone read this "Stand by your Reds" book by Bryan Cooney?  I was going to buy a copy to take on holiday with me for some easy poolside reading.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:16 AM

Just finished the last book in the Game of Thrones series.

 

Good reads IMO, but not everyone's cup of tea I guess.


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#876 OFFLINE   Bad_Mobby

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:46 PM

Not long finished this

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Had me LOLing on many occasions.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:57 PM

Not long finished this

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Had me LOLing on many occasions.

You seem to read a lot. 

Are you in jail?


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#878 OFFLINE   Bad_Mobby

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

You seem to read a lot. 
Are you in jail?


More or less.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:12 PM



aye that's a good book that.
I made up the soundtrack on my iPod
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

Just got Alive. About that plane that crashed in the Andes
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:52 AM

Finally got round to finishing The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. 800 pages of blatantly ripping off Tolkien. Thing could have easily been condensed into about 300 pages.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:19 PM

Anyone read this "Stand by your Reds" book by Bryan Cooney?  I was going to buy a copy to take on holiday with me for some easy poolside reading.

A bit late but I bought it today and have already read a good chunk of it. It's excellent.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:33 AM

A bit late but I bought it today and have already read a good chunk of it. It's excellent.


Enjoyed what I have read of it so far.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:32 PM

That's me sorted for the foreseeable

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:39 PM

I read a book a week
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

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Christmas present.


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#887 OFFLINE   The Buzzard

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

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Christmas present.


Got a few of his books. Read The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid on holiday recently and would highly recommend.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:30 PM

Reading Wiseguy again, the book Goodfellas was based on. Class book.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

Anyone read this "Stand by your Reds" book by Bryan Cooney?  I was going to buy a copy to take on holiday with me for some easy poolside reading.

 

Got this for xmas - what great fans we all are. Havent read it yet though...have been too stoned.


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Posted by Dad on 02 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

The world outside Scotland makes me love the scottish game more and more. Good solid 10's of thousands transfer fees; no frills - good honest solid realism, with a squeeze of hate and a smidge of daring to dream.

 

The Dons are a joy to support.

 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

Got this for xmas - what great fans we all are. Havent read it yet though...have been too stoned.


I prefer to be stoned when i'm reading, helps me tune in and gets the imagination going.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:59 PM

I prefer to be stoned when i'm reading, helps me tune in and gets the imagination going.


Hey dont get me wrong son - me too; my plate has been filled with numerous other stoner projects is all.
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Posted by Dad on 02 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

The world outside Scotland makes me love the scottish game more and more. Good solid 10's of thousands transfer fees; no frills - good honest solid realism, with a squeeze of hate and a smidge of daring to dream.

 

The Dons are a joy to support.

 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

 
Got this for xmas - what great fans we all are. Havent read it yet though...have been too stoned.


Half way through it. Bryan Cooney would fit right in here, absolute piss head back in the day.
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#893 ONLINE   Bluto10

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Read a book a week
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:01 PM

We all enjoy your book a week joke Bluto min, but maybe not twice in three days.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Ideas a book awedl
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Read a book awedk
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:06 PM

Read a book a week
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:19 PM

I read a Viz a month.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:51 PM

^^ me too
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