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Started by Maharani, September 11, 2019, 10:58:22 PM

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I still haven't come across this molecule, but I've come across some amazing liberation teachings that I'd like to share here. This is my clumsy summary of the teachings as passed on by Roger Castillo, student of Ramesh Balsekar, student of Nisargadatta. This is Roger's YouTube channel:

What we truly seek is happiness.
Happiness is what's there when suffering is absent.
Happiness is unbroken peace of mind regardless of circumstance.
The flow of Life is always pleasure or pain.
Suffering is our psychological attitude towards the flow of Life.
Suffering manifests as 1. guilt, 2. blame, 3. pride, 4. worries & anxiety, 5. expectations & attachment to outcomes.
The root of all suffering is our false belief in personal doership.
When we examine how decisions are made in Life, we find that, without exception, they come about based on our genetic make-up & conditioning through Life.
The feeling of free will is both an illusion and a gift.
The experience of being alive as a human is designed to feel as if we are free to do whatever we choose in each moment.
Our own free will is never different from the will of Life.
When we deeply understand/feel that Life unfolds according to destiny, our attitude of doership & attachment falls away and peace of mind persists.

This is (in Roger's words - feel free to discuss, of course) the essence of all spiritual teaching, and what peak experiences (such as 5-MeO-DMT trips) point towards. If you guys find this interesting, I recommend checking out his videos or asking me to elaborate on any of these points. I've been soaking it up for about a year now :) (Still not free of suffering myself, though)