Ask a mystic anything. I currently read about Buddhism. What interests me in life is mysticism.

Ask a mystic anything. I currently read about Buddhism. What interests me in life is mysticism. Plato, aristotle, Heraclitus, and so on. The idea of knowing yourself. I'm not interested in exoteric religion that much. Buddhism included. I think the reason I'm not a Buddhist is because it doesn't make sense culturally. Why would large amounts of people, only few of whom are going to become monks, convert to Buddhism? If every human was logical, completely, then no one would convert to Buddhism because it's only for monks, but Buddha makes it as if it were for laypeople too. It's just not. When compared to Christianity for example, where every believer is a priest and a saint according to the bible, and quadrillions of years of samsara for laypeople in Buddhism, then clearly, if you don't want to convert to Christianity, you should neither convert to Buddhism. But hey that's just my opinion. Do as you please with your spiritual life. And maybe I'm going to put this idea off in the future as I learn more about life.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why was this post necessary, you already have

    [...]

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you questioning me without a reason? Learn to be silent and to learn from those decades ahead of you in wisdom.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're really weird

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The posters will read ask a mystic anything and ask. But in the other thread, I did not say ask a mystic anything. There is no ama there, this is the thread for the ama. Not the other one.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He questions you for a reason. The reason being you making duplicate threads while acting full of yourself.
        You seem like a shit mystic. Megalomania is a sign of those who couldn't properly process what they've learned and neglected refinement of spirit and character. You're unlikely to achieve much, no matter your reading.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What deception. Claiming, why did you make two threads? When the real intention is insult. Yeah. Deceiver. I said it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't make any threads, I am talking about OP who is on egotrip making threads and making wild claims of self-glorification on one hand, while acting like an arrogant brat with no class or self-control when contested on the other. Are you high?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not high. I don't take drugs. I'm just saying the guy who made that if he wanted to insult me or criticize me, as op, he should have done it. Instead, he makes a passive aggressive hidden motives shit post about some shit that doesn't even mean anything. Ohh maaannn he made two threads ... Day ruined.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can never fully know yourself. The grand mystery of life is a question that can never be answered while we participate in it. It is only outside of creation that the answer is apparent.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Um no sweety I can clearly see enlightenment before me. It's a matter of time but soon I will know myself. Your ideas are not supported by any ancient tradition.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you know as much as you claim, you know that your words have already resulted in half truths. Silence. Our conversation is futile, and you should know why.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No conversation is futile. Even conversations about the weather can be made into something holy. Respect the Logos, the words that we speak are holy if we make them holy. Why should I know why? Again your statement is not following the script. You're supposed to learn from the ancients not make up shit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And how deservedly so, you have thirsted through desire to attain enlightenment, not knowing that what you see before you already is. You grasp for something outside rather than within. Your demeanor wienery, your language foul, a true testament of the antithesis of your goals.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think a dao de ching verse is fitting here, the wise appears as a fool to the fools. Approximation.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then you should know that the wise has appeared as a fool before you. I smile at the mirror.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >using Laozi to stroke your ego
            Surrender brings perfection?
            The crooked become straight
            The empty become full
            The worn become new
            Have little and gain much
            Have much and be confused
            So the Sage embraces the One and become a model for the world
            Without showing himself, he shines forth
            Without promoting himself, he is distinguished
            Without claiming reward, he gains endless merit
            Without seeking glory, his glory endures
            The Sage knows how to follow so he comes to command
            He does not compete so no one under Heaven can compete with him
            The ancient saying, "Surrender brings perfection," is not just empty words
            Truly, surrender brings perfection and perfection brings the whole universe

            He who stands on his tiptoes does not stand firm; he who stretches his legs does not walk.
            He who displays himself does not shine.
            He who asserts his own views is not distinguished.
            He who vaunts himself does not find his merit acknowledged.
            He who is self-conceited has no superiority allowed to him.
            Such conditions, viewed from the standpoint of the Tao, are like remnants of food,
            or a tumor on the body, which all dislike.
            Hence, those who pursue the course of the Tao do not adopt and allow them.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not gonna read that since you insulted me for no reason.. you project your demented state.. onto me.. you think I'm stroking my ego... Nothing could be further from the truth. I almost eliminated the ego, now I need to achieve mental absorption and thus gain ultimate release. Ego, I don't even know what that means anymore. What are you saying, I can't quote lao tsu? Frick you c**t.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You call yourself wise and others fools and claim to follow Laozi

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He needs to reassure himself that he is wise by standing above his own kind! He demands respect, bow before him! Admire his glory, stolen from his self proclaimed subordinates, their blood used as red carpet! Their teeth adorns his calcified throne!

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Heh, and he claims "he almost eliminated ego" yet acts like incosiderate, easily offended brat. OP, if you plan to RP someone of certain attainment and class, make sure you have enough control of your own mind to at least fake it well. Otherwise, it shows your thread is just your own attempt at pushing random blabbering into the void in hopes of recognition.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If he seeks recognition, he has not learned. Well said, anon.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            See, that's the problem with lower minds.. you think everyone is like you. I live a life of deep solitude, I don't need recognition, or whatever you think I want with this. I only need to understand, and make people understand. Stop. Stroking my ego? I think if that was true, I wouldn't have had the experiences I have had. I wouldn't be where I got. No, I am not "stroking my ego", I am in the process of dissolving it and mean insults that come out of nowhere will make me angry, but will never help me achieve.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It is not of your authority to deem what is of higher and lower mind, for you to distinguish what is and isn't. There will not be troves of desperate learners at your sodden temple of self worship.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As long as you see yourself as apart from and above others, your ego rules you, and if you think it doesn't, then you are deeply lost and will wander into confusion that looks like "enlightenment", while blabbering impressive-sounding nonsense that only drives all parties further from understanding

            The Dao that can be stated, is not the eternal Dao;
            The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
            The unnamed is the origin of heaven and earth;
            The named is the mother of the myriad things.
            Therefore,
            Constantly having no desire in order to view its commencement;
            Constantly having desire in order to view its termination.
            These two have the same origin, but they differ in name;
            Both are called Mystery.
            Mystery after Mystery, is the gate to all wonders.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Love that stuff from the book. Ok. So we have seen that I claim to be above others. I have witnessed this by personal experience it's not like everyone in this earth is equal buddy. I am not equal to pedestrians. I am higher. Nobody is more inferior than those who wish everyone to be equal.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're an absolute psychopath, drunk on sullied and fermented, bastardized lies! You've managed to piss on your own divine flame, the one that we all share!

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So nietzsche, was a psychopath? Because that's what he said. Nobody is more inferior than you, and the other guy, according to Nietzsche. Not everyone can be equal in a just world. Some work hard, some little. Some are wise, some foolish. You claim we are all equal. Nevertheless you come and insult me to the utmost, and say I am worse than the rest. Indeed, I am the bad guy, because I showed you how deep you lack. I am the antithesis to your fancy paranormal board society.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            🙂
            >Noooooo! You can't say that about me in hero! Noooooo!

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I thought you had some solitude to enjoy, oh wise one. Don't let us distract you from your very important studies!

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah but I thought I was your equal? What is up with that brother? Are you the equal of this bored mystic the other guy mentioned? Then why take his advice? Just find it out yourself. Any society of mystery would be meaningless if everyone was equal. What blasphemy.

            welp the mask is off gentlemen

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yep, his mask was kinda droopy to begin with. Wouldn't be surprised if he was double masking, remember those days? It's time I pack my bags anyways to go shitpost on another thread. Was fun shitposting with ya

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah but I thought I was your equal? What is up with that brother? Are you the equal of this bored mystic the other guy mentioned? Then why take his advice? Just find it out yourself. Any society of mystery would be meaningless if everyone was equal. What blasphemy.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >So nietzsche, was a psychopath?
            yeah probably, he certainly wasn't mentally well

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You glance at a pedestrian and presume to know all about him when in fact you know nothing, so how could you do anything but treat yourself the same way? When you so easily invent conceit for something that does not involve you, how much worse must it be for that which you've staked your being on? I know you feel like you're coming off as really good and smart in all these discussions and I hope you remember this feeling, to make the eventual humbling more powerful

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Nobody is more inferior than those who wish everyone to be equal.
            And yet with your arrogance, you seem to be inferior to them. They are merely naive but good-natured, your nature is twisted, your character spoiled, your drive to elevate yourself above others is what puts you below them on the climb toward enlightenement - they look forward and up in theirs, you look down to stroke your ego. That's how you slip and keep on tumbling.

            I am confident, with experience of knowing people truly great among their peers - that average person is closer to enlightenment than you are. Not because they've read more, they probably didn't, but because they managed to internalize the traits and attitude needed for elevating oneself beyond human experience. You, however, fail at that.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Let's analyze your shit for a moment.
            >See, that's the problem with lower minds.
            Patronizing, condescending tone, trying to appear superior. Someone of even tiny bit of maturity, even for a very much mundane anon with no spiritual practice would know better than to behave like that and would be more secure in who they are. You seem very fragile and defensive.
            >you think everyone is like you
            Projection about projection. Anon addresses you in a mocking way, you try to go with childish "no u". Pretty pathetic.
            > I live a life of deep solitude, I don't need recognition, or whatever you think I want with this
            Said a guy who repeatedly makes AMA threads on /x/ despite no one asking him to nor him having anything particularly worthwhile one couldn't find elsewhere. It's you who suffer messiah complex, thinking that you bring value here. No humility nor real solitude, just shitting up the board.
            >Stroking my ego? I think if that was true, I wouldn't have had the experiences I have had
            Vague statement used to support your claims but being empty. I don't know what experiences you had, but I am pretty certain that you are stroking your ego despite those experiences. If your impression of yourself is so corrupted and your flaws of character beyond your awareness, I wouldn't be surprised if your experiences and what you brought from them are also corrupted.
            > I am in the process of dissolving it and mean insults that come out of nowhere will make me angry
            Again, childish. Even regular, relatively mature person can handle some insults, secure in who they are. And these don't come out of nowhere. People question you and your threads for good reasons. You weren't invited here, you came on your own. Even somewhat dumb person would know to look around and understand the culture of the place - but you instead demand special treatment, as if you'd be someone special. You're not, you're an anon among others anons. Either recognize it or GTFO till you'll grow up enough.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nietzsche: Nobody is more inferior than those who insist everyone be equal. I rest my case. By the way, you should stop using psychoanalysis for judging others especially if they claim they are a mystic.. since every mystic knows psychotherapy and the like is B-ullshit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nietszche refered to society as a whole, anonymous board is not that as unlike real world it is built on anonymity and thus no pretense to greater value or hierarchy than what one brings. The fact that you don't recognize that and instead of try to "gotcha" this way shows that:

            1. You do care about status and recognition. Thus proving that you not only fail at your goal of dissolving your ego, but together with you being so easily hurt and insulted - your ego is more fragile and far too big even when compared with an average person.

            2. You have no grasp of basic structure of this place. You never understood rules and principles that stood for the imageboard, instead again, like an arrogant, pretentious youth who thinks far too highly of himself - you expect special treatment.
            >By the way, you should stop using psychoanalysis
            I am not analyzing your whole psyche, I wouldn't want to dive into that fetid pool of lack of self-awareness and blatant egotrips. I was analyzing your post. Once again, lack of understanding on your part, with suggestion no one asked for and which was a miss.
            >since every mystic knows psychotherapy and the like is B-ullshit
            "No true scotsman" logical fallacy. Given you're pretty much a failure as any practitioner of anything spiritual, I doubt you'd be much of an authority on judging "mystics" (which is a vague term, refering to people of various paths, so trying to attribute a single uniform opinion like that shows you have even less clue than I thought). If you fail as a well-adjusted, humble person of normal-sized ego, you have no business reaching beyond that. I do hope your threads are a bait because if you seriously consider yourself a student of mysticism, you've wasted however long you've spent on it - not developing proper maturity and perspective of a normal adult and instead starting to exhibit megalomania of a charlatan.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The fact that you have spent so much time explaining this to OP shows that you should be authoring a thread of your own, anon. Well done, man. I can tell you care to improve this young man's outlook, and he has a lot to learn. I hope that you have a great day, and I just wanted to note that your post gives me hope for the intelligence of our shitty image board. Be well.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You love that he hates what I say. What fake love. Love founded on hatred is never true love, but wicked hate, especially if it's and I will never, never back down on this, hatred, and opposition to a wise man.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're still going? Wow! You should know I read all posts with an imagined character in mind, and boy I'll say, please don't try singing.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            wow that meant absolutely nothing anon

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's my own view of all this. You people here all pat each other on the back for spewing some nonsense hoddamn. I mean, without me as the linking factor, you two would have never appreciated the posts you made.. and, that means the appreciation is based on hate. You're welcome.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anon is anon, and would have linked up either way. Lurk more

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you should be authoring a thread of your own, anon
            Thanks, anon, but I'd rather not push myself into the same trap of inflating ego by making AMA threads as if I'd be someone special. OP amply proves that it's not healthy. I am just another anon, with my own crap to deal with in life.
            >I hope that you have a great day, and I just wanted to note that your post gives me hope for the intelligence of our shitty image board. Be well.
            Eh, there's plenty of interesting folks with interesting takes, it's just one has to go through posts in various threads as if wading through shit to find gems. You emabrass me with the praise but I appreciate your kind words. Have a good one.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anonymous board is just another, smaller society bozo.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            woosh

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What do you want to tell me. What is the problem with the whole thing? Why do you exactly think I am unwise? What would happen if I was not claiming to be above?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            threads over man, pack it up

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am gonna be here until I find some question to stir up good thoughts.. or the thread dies. I will be patient for that.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Mystic is a meaningless term, anyone can claim that.

            How can you claim you've eliminated ego when your whole interaction with people here is being defensive and angry at them for questioning you.
            No person of certain spiritual advencement would stoop to patronizing, pretentious, insulting behavior toward those they seek to educare. They'd offer respect and if not offered any in turn, they'd simply move on. You cling to your self-image however. Your ego is not eliminated, if anything, it's bigger than average. Whatever complexes and personal failures that turned you this way, rather than insulting standards of decency with your behavior, work with some therapist to handle your mundane issues. You can get back to mysticism once you'll have at least normal-sized ego of a normal person with some thick skin to handle disagreement.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I will not listen to this bullshit advice.. psychotherapy dissolves ego ok man ok. Put your advice elsewhere we do not want this shit here.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >psychotherapy dissolves ego ok man ok
            What are you talking about? Is your reading comprehension down? I am telling a guy, assuming he's OP that he's not dissolving his ego given how he acts and since he seems to have severe issues, he should probably start with a therapy before bragging. Someone who really eliminated ego wouldn't be angry and defensive like he is (or you are right now).

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay man. I'm op. I'm gonna stop you right there, nobody needs psychotherapy it's complete bullshit and I'm not gonna trust someone with anything if he says, go get a shrink. That's like being a vampire in 1644 to me.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >nobody needs psychotherapy
            Psychotherapy or just someone wiser than you to help you, either way you need it. "Almost eliminated ego" yet being defensive and patronizing? That's not how it works.
            >go get a shrink
            ...are you serious? You've just claimed such things don't work and now you tell me to find one? You're not only suffering from overblown ego/total inability to even fake maturity and perspective of someone with spiritual development, you even fail at basic logic!

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay here I should explain that that comma was used for effect and not literally. I said I don't trust anyone who says "go get a shrink". Psychiatrists don't believe in the lord who created them, how can they be wiser than me sweety? Doesn't make sense.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >make your self unintelligible
            >its ur fault
            lmao

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Psychiatrists don't believe in the lord who created them,
            Not only you'v made one mistake by trying to lump diverse group of people identifying with a vague term "mystic", when your mistake was pointed out you haven't learned from it and now you're making another broad, false statement - as many psychiatrists are very much religious, and it takes a special kind of sillyness to think otherwise on grounds of their occupation.
            >sweety
            More patronizing tone in really pathetic effort to make yourself appear more credible - and a true sign your ego is even more fragile and your need to protect it stronger than that of am regular person.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People may say they're religious, but if you don't believe in the fundamental teaching that psycho-analysis is false.. there is nothing you can find in religion that will be superior to that belief for you. Psychoanalysis was founded basically by Freud, an atheist.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            and much of what we hold as the foundation to modern science was found out by the clergy, whats your fricking point?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not useful to talk about this. I can sense when someone doesn't believe in god and psychoanalysts don't.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I accept your concession

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >fails to make an argument
            >claims magical powers
            lmao

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Problem with that? So you don't have these powers. It is said in ancient eastern texts that higher development leads to clairvoyance. It is very easy for me by now to see the hearts of people.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            6/10 you certainly have the arrogant assuredness of many gurus Ill give ya that

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >but if you don't believe in the fundamental teaching that psycho-analysis is false
            It's not fundamental. No serious religion I know of is built upon such premise as all those religions existed before psychoanalysis was invented, so it cannot be fundamental to their tenets. Make sure you use the terms correctly if you try to use them.
            >there is nothing you can find in religion that will be superior to that belief for you
            That's also wrong. Plenty, most even, of psychiatrists and psychologists are religious and consider many things in their lives more important than their occupation.
            > Psychoanalysis was founded basically by Freud, an atheist.
            So? Most inventions happened not because of faith in some religion but understanding of various natural mechanisms, that's the first thing. Second, Freud based the discipline on work of others, mostly in terms of actual science of neurophysiology. Third, you still didn't recognize your tendency to lump people and paint them in broad strokes, and now you dig yourself deeper into it. Soon you'll tell me you decline to wash yourself and wipe your ass after shitting - because atheists do so.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No that's not what I meant. What I mean is this. Psychiatry is a lense. Through that lense, people look at the world. Whether they admit it or not is unimportant. I know what I am clearly perceiving in the hearts of people today. Too much emotions? Mentally ill. Not enough emotions? Mentally ill. Weird emotions? Mentally ill. That's it. There is no further fundamentals than this. Mental illness defines a person to psychoanalysts and their followers. They are like a priest class if you think about it lmao. And the asylum is the burning at the stake.. or hell.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that is such a malformed, bitter view of psychiatry, and one I'd expect from EerieWeb honestly.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you sound like someone who goes on rants about israelites and the NWO

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, I don't do that anymore.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Not anymore
            I genuinely hope you've bettered yourself, and continue to, because its clear you still need ot heal.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Too much emotions? Mentally ill. Not enough emotions? Mentally ill. Weird emotions? Mentally ill. That's it.
            No decent psychiatrist would reach such conclusions on merely "emotions". How, what emotions are expressed, under what circumstances and in effort of finding pattern and whether, how much it disrupts the life of a person. You again generalize and bring the field to the level of the lowest denominator and you think you're on a path of enlightenment with such attitude? Laughable.
            >There is no further fundamentals than this.
            I start to think you don't know what "fundamentals" mean. First you claimed that fundamentals in regards to religion, then you claim it's fundamentals of the field of discipline itself.

            the frick are you even saying, they all criticized the frick out of the systems of their time and others learned from it.

            >I dont claim enlightenment
            >but Im better the you all
            lmao yeah no kidding

            aptly pointed out that you struggle with fair expression of your thoughts even at the level of averagely intelligent person. Speak plainly if something more ambitious twists your message in ways that make it express something different than what you wanted to express.
            <And the asylum is the burning at the stake.. or hell.
            You know, when you hit those tones you really appear very close-minded and crude. I understand being suspicious of certain tendencies and treatments, hell, funnily enough I could say that I consider big part of the society overtly medicated and exploited, including by mental health professionals - but you equating things like that only reassures me that indeed you're among the people who are in need of their trade.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm gonna close the thread now as I see no further gain in this discussion, and I'm gonna buy a pack of cigarettes soon. I hope you find god, or at least some specks of the eternal law put up by him, and pray some time, couldn't hurt you. With that, I'm out. See ya fellas.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I hope you find god, or at least some specks of the eternal law put up by him, and pray some time
            I suspect most here, including anons you've so condescendingly have spoken to, are way ahead of you, no matter if they pray or not. You're simply not much of a mystic, just horribly - more than average - flawed person who read more on mysticism than some others, but remained more blind to what is actual enlightenment.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            hypocrite

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Showing emotions means you're insane nowadays. I know the game.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I disagree. You can show emotions easily, but you cannot claim you've eliminated ego when you show overtly, childishly emotional response to perceived slights.

            Someone who would get rid of ego wouldn't see themselves affected be it by good or bad remarks - as they wouldn't build their image by renown or opinions of others, the way others do. They'd react naturally, but would be also secure in knowledge of who they are, barring introspection and refining themselves further based on criticism. They wouldn't see themselves as better or worse, they wouldn't be insulted or angry by what isn't true and by that token they'd never care to patronize, insult or make sad someone else. They could even enjoy a good insult thrown at them simply because of how witty it'd be and then move on, not worrying that others see them as stupid or whatever.

            I've seen people who were humble, yet assertive, who developed further as people than majority of fake, arrogant buttholes who talk all day about their wisdom, mysticism and achievements of renouncing ego - all so they can use it as grounds to stroke that ego, thus lying to themselves and others.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay. Well did you never think there is an exception to the rule? Also, if someone is better, can he think he is not? I mean, how can nobody be better? Is not god better than man? Are not men better than animals?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Well did you never think there is an exception to the rule
            There are exceptions to some rules, but "have oversized ego" can hardly be exception when we talk about people who managed to control theirs - it's not an exception, it's an anthithesis. It's like if you'd try to claim "that sadistic torturer is just an exception in behavior, belonging farly in a group of gentle, never hurting anyone people!". Your "exception" is proof you're not the kind of person you try to convince us you are, simple.
            >Also, if someone is better, can he think he is not?
            Someone who indeed supressed, yet alone eliminated ego wouldn't even see themselves in those categories. They wouldn't think better/worse, they'd be just themselves, doing the best they can and happy to be told when they mess up so they can improve. They may think of particular situations, where they'd claim that they have some competency/skill that makes them suitable to handle it, but they wouldn't ever try to lift themselves or seek renown among their peers. They're humble, of the true humility ot not merely denying praise while preening, but just not wanting to bother themselves with praise or insult, no matter how others will judge them.

            You not only moved farther, rather than closer to managing your ego than an average person, it seems you never even got to know how people who did manage to do so thought. Self-centered attitude, I suspect, and something that will only make you drift even further away from your goal till you end up arrogant, spoiled brat with delusion of grandeur, if you aren't there already.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Um ok. Well, this just doesn't sound like reality I'm sorry. Jesus didn't learn from criticism. Buddha didn't. Shiva didn't. No sage did that it's just not true. Someone who knows the ultimate doesn't become a flat surface. He might not act like me, but I'm not enlightened and don't claim that I am. But I am by far closer than anyone here and it would be a lie from me to say otherwise.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the frick are you even saying, they all criticized the frick out of the systems of their time and others learned from it.

            >I dont claim enlightenment
            >but Im better the you all
            lmao yeah no kidding

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I am saying that Jesus was not changed after criticism. He remained the same. So was Buddha, after enlightenment.

            >but if you don't believe in the fundamental teaching that psycho-analysis is false
            It's not fundamental. No serious religion I know of is built upon such premise as all those religions existed before psychoanalysis was invented, so it cannot be fundamental to their tenets. Make sure you use the terms correctly if you try to use them.
            >there is nothing you can find in religion that will be superior to that belief for you
            That's also wrong. Plenty, most even, of psychiatrists and psychologists are religious and consider many things in their lives more important than their occupation.
            > Psychoanalysis was founded basically by Freud, an atheist.
            So? Most inventions happened not because of faith in some religion but understanding of various natural mechanisms, that's the first thing. Second, Freud based the discipline on work of others, mostly in terms of actual science of neurophysiology. Third, you still didn't recognize your tendency to lump people and paint them in broad strokes, and now you dig yourself deeper into it. Soon you'll tell me you decline to wash yourself and wipe your ass after shitting - because atheists do so.

            You just don't understand what I'm saying but I'm sleepy so I'll let that pass. Look you can't believe in some psycho-analysis nonsense and say you believe there's someone in the sky who will judge you. Or that you believe Christ has risen from the dead but if someone spoke like Jesus did and believed like the apostles did, then he would analyse him, and promptly diagnose schizophrenia. Really, you don't realize that?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Im so sleepy so I give up
            Then frick off already intellectual cuck

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Jesus didn't learn from criticism
            A book of the faith he taught teaches, in Proverbs:
            The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.
            >Buddha didn't
            A vivid account in one of the earliest Buddhist texts describes how the Buddha guided his disciples in responding skilfully to both praise and blame.
            >Shiva didn't
            Shiva already mends. It is not a person, in Hindu mythology he already ascended and became practically conceptual.

            For a mystic, you're pisspoor at actually studying mysticism. You've mentioned names but seemingly never really cared to understand the teachings. You're a dilettante of the worst sort - one that doesn't even recognize his dilettante nature but tries to obfuscate it even to himself to appear better than he is.
            >But I am by far closer than anyone here and it would be a lie from me to say otherwise.
            Even in this very thread, various anons shown greater level, greater understanding, more noble traits than you did. Even anons answering you and then talking among themselves, like

            The fact that you have spent so much time explaining this to OP shows that you should be authoring a thread of your own, anon. Well done, man. I can tell you care to improve this young man's outlook, and he has a lot to learn. I hope that you have a great day, and I just wanted to note that your post gives me hope for the intelligence of our shitty image board. Be well.

            and

            >you should be authoring a thread of your own, anon
            Thanks, anon, but I'd rather not push myself into the same trap of inflating ego by making AMA threads as if I'd be someone special. OP amply proves that it's not healthy. I am just another anon, with my own crap to deal with in life.
            >I hope that you have a great day, and I just wanted to note that your post gives me hope for the intelligence of our shitty image board. Be well.
            Eh, there's plenty of interesting folks with interesting takes, it's just one has to go through posts in various threads as if wading through shit to find gems. You emabrass me with the praise but I appreciate your kind words. Have a good one.

            shown being ahead of you when it comes to management of their egos.
            You're not enlightened, true, but worse still - you're farther away from it than average person, lost yourself to petty pursue of ego, with childish inability to handle criticism, ignorance toward truth (proven by your broad swipe statements) for the sake of rephrasing things to suit your need of self-aggrandizing. You're opposite not of merely enlightened person, but of a mature, good person who is fit to pursue path of enlightenment. That's why I've told you to get help/therapy - if you struggle with maturing into a decent person even as far as humanity goes, you have no business hoping to mature into divinity.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Self doubt is

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have a problem with all this that you say there is no knowing yourself. All mystical traditions say this is not true. Mahayana buddhism, sufism, gnosticism, Hinduism. It's just bogus. Tell me then, how can I achieve any sort of perfection?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What is there to achieve? You can place your nose in any book and only find a fraction of the truth. You looking for yourself, striving for what has already arrived. What is there to know? Know nothing.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            See, these words used to have power when the mystery traditions of the east still had strength and vigor. But now it doesn't mean anything anymore especially if said by someone like you. No offense, but I doubt you know nearly as much as you believe.

            You call yourself wise and others fools and claim to follow Laozi

            I didn't call him a fool though. I just said that's a fitting quote. I mean, he seems more adept than most here, but he doesn't know the ultimate mystery of emptiness.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nor do you, especially if you think you do

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hm. I think my own experience showed me how close I am to god.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No offense taken, for it is not you that gets to decide how I shall be.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "mystic" is a fancy word like "coca cola"
    i bet you ment "mysticist"
    AND THAT MEANS: "i believe in (mystics)"

    So you are a belieber LARPING as...as what?
    ih debunked you in just one post litte man.

    its typical for americans...
    they dont know anaything about it - you cant even spell it right.
    WHAT YOU MENT IS - 😉 NO!
    not for you you b***h larping homosexual...
    you larping little homosexual prostitute ..
    "ask me anything" - yeah frick you, you dont even know the real terms of what you say you are you fricking fat incel piece of shit.
    i would like to be your neigjbor so i could beat the the fricking shit out of you.
    sometime somehow someone will do

    you frick fat douchebag

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By the way, this mystic

    [...]

    has a way better vibe than you and is sharing knowledge without even being asked. That's a true caring anon, and you're hiding behind a booth with a lame sign without volunteering any knowledge out of fear of casting pearls before swine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Um nope. That's a perfect example of prelest as the Orthodox would say.. foolish nobody and loser of the first order.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Test

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      testicles

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How come the "mystic" who brag about his enlightened is less enlightened than anons who contest him?
    This is really ironic.
    If random shitposters on /x/ are more enlightened than you are, OP, you need to rethink your personality and approach.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a Robber Zhi, understanding spiritual concepts on a surface level and twisting and corrupting them as a tool to justify antisocial, counterproductive behaviors and attitudes

    This thread now reads quite nicely as a cautionary tale

  8. 4 weeks ago
    anomaly homebody somebody sirius draco

    buddhist monks are just being an incel non-lying non-stealing non-cursing messiah-like neet (also begs for food and alms from time to time)

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