If the desire is despicable? What is the drive for a spiritual being? The goal is ascension, that's understandable. However, can't things be interesting at least, here in this reality, before the ascension happens? Nothing is interesting, video games, movies, sports, music ( sometimes ). When one understands why a person likes to spend his/her free-time with these things then these activities become unpleasant experiences.
I'm really fascinated by DNA and the fact that up to this day 90% of the DNA is not understood by science as to what is for. However, I'm not gifted at science by God, otherwise I would have given all my mental capacity and time trying to understand DNA better and share the knowledge with the world.
Perhaps I should have been more clear, I should have written "bodily desires" instead of only desires. However, spiritual ascension should rather be a preference not to be the opposite than a desire. If you have mental stability then there is no particular craving for it but you let it be, this is what is "amen".
I think you should find something that interests you, something productive, that you will benefit from, now or later. A great deal of what we do now is nothing but a sacrifice to lessen the suffering of tomorrow, or some point in the future.
So I think you have to start looking at your current time as a responsibility for tomorrow's outcome. Without worrying about tomorrow and instead focuse your attention on the now, today. Because 'tomorrow has its own worries'.
It's a nice tradeoff to trade unproductive activities like watching movies and playing video games with productive ones, e.g learning new things, because if you get distracted by unproductive activities, you're still going to face satan's urges every now and then, and with you having an irresponsible mindset, then you'll likely to fail over and over. And if you get distracted by productive activities, you are also going to face satan's urges, but at least you had time well spent.
I have stopped watching movies and series, and video games. Summer is here, and there is plenty of time that I'm going to spend learning and practicing my knowledge, I used to play video games all summer long. It's so easy to get a good mmorpg and forget about your life. Had A LOT OF FUN. But what a waste.
Also if you are fasting this Ramadan, it's a good opportunity to try new things with a mindset other than 'just waste your time until you break your fast'
It is only boring if you are not putting meaning into things. The more wastefully and boring yoy look at things the more hiring it all is. If you are on a mystic adventure like me, it is far from boring and you are constantly on a magical adventure where amazing things are being revealed to you, you are using your mind, combating evil, and helping people, and much more. It becomes far from boring and more like a magical quest or adventure full of interesting things and stories, one just has to open their eyes, use their minds, and start to use what is available and given in more ways, not just wasting everything.
I would say reality is HARD not boring. We fight everyday for a better life, trying as much as possible to obtain our desires.
The other day I was walking in the street thinking about an article I read about climate change. I asked myself "why should I care, by the time anything happens I'll be long gone", "why should I care about the world and what's happening like homosexuality, ignorance, Islam, wars, everything".
No matter how much money I make, or how many women I get, or the amount of people I help. It will all come to an end, the people around me will die and this world will collapse. Yet everyday I'm killing myself and fighting as hard as possible to obtain my desires/wants for a lost cause. If this world can do that to you, then something is really wrong here. This world is evil! everything in it is against us! Only a few really cracked the code and obtained true financial freedom and wealth, but once they die.. Someone else will take over.
I used to thank God daily for being so lucky to have such a loving and caring father. Now due to his old age, I wake up everyday thinking how horrible it would be if anything would happen to him. Every call I get from my siblings or mother, a part of me is afraid to answer thinking this might be the bad news. Once he's taken away from me, what next? My mother? My sister? My brother? My friends? What if I stopped loving them, is it even possible? Do I want to stop loving them?
Sorry for the rant! But sometimes I really hate this world! It turned us into slaves and we all make excuses to give reason for our cause and life. It's all for nothing in the end..
It is expectations that drive up the bore-level. If you expect to have some "fun" then things risk to become boring. Your social conditioning determines much of what you consider to be fun as well.
If you take life for what it is, a test, then boredom becomes a little irrelevant. Chasing after wealth and riches is vanity and has no real meaning and all it does is risking to draw your attention so that your mind is preoccupied by something and which is one of the stumbling blocks of the old Law (of Moses). The remedy is contemplation, which is marked by Sabbat(eh) in the ancient Semitic languages and the more often you hold Sabbateh the better.
Much of the problem in your life and in this world is about getting attachment to matters.
Part of the training towards ascension is to become untouched by what happens to family and relatives or even yourself. It is not about getting cold and careless but simply standing above emotions, like a superhuman, and then you have to aim at the root of the problem, your attachment to both concrete and abstract objects (the bodily person/soul of your relatives for example, which may not even exist as its own being (allah) anyway). Even if your relative dies, they do exist somewhere else, either as a resurrection in another flesh or climbing towards becoming ethereal, so there is nothing to mourn about except perhaps the loneliness as the deceased travelled away physically, but then again the physical attachment plays a role here. Of course, if one believes they are gone for good and we only live this life, the suffering might be harder for them. It is perhaps hard to accept and believe, but this kind of attachment is a little egotistical as you treat the other person as some kind of possession to your emotions because you WANT them with you but they may have a splendid life elsewhere. Their journey goes on. One's identity/soul/person is not bound to the body they once possessed, it is just a host.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT