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Great idea, mtscholar! I guess the main track in my mind is the things I have to do and how I will best accomplish those things. I'm always looking for ways I can do the things I do better or more perfectly or aesthetically. I don't think this is necessarily the best way to be, because it ends up bringing me a lot of negative self-judgment and un-fun pragmatism. I see in this pattern not only my King-ness, but my Pragmatism, Arrogance and Impatience.

General Discussion / Re: Bodhisattvas according to Michael
« on: June 09, 2011, 09:04:52 PM »
..."anybody they know of who calls themselves a Bodhisattva, ha(s) extreme indulgence in False Personality."

I don't think a Buddhist who took the vow would go around calling themself a Bodhisattava, just like if you're a true Christian you're not supposed to make a show of praying in public.  I can sort of see where taking the vow would be an act of the personality instead of Essence, but the motivation is compassion, so would it be true personality taking the vow or false personality?

Yes! The greatest Buddhist teachers would NEVER go around calling themselves Bodhisattvas! They call themselves worthless or stupid or dull, even thought they are clearly not. The only type of person I can think of who would actually call themselves a Bodhisattva would be some new age charlatan trying to get followers.

I think whether taking the vow was an act of false or true personality would depend on the person. I'm sure there are people who take the vow because it puffs up their ego to think of how incredibly devoted and self-sacrificing they are, or it soothes their guilt, or makes them feel righteous, or makes their Mom or spouse or friends happy, etc.  In other words, their actual reasons for doing it differ from their stated reasons.

The Nine Needs / Re: Freedom
« on: June 09, 2011, 07:37:32 AM »
doodeedoo, I would write in my notebook, in Italian so other people couldn't read it, all the reasons why the class or the teacher was irritating me that day. It didn't really make the time go by faster, but at least I got to express my feelings, and I got to feel tricky and secret because other people couldn't read it :D

General Discussion / Re: Bodhisattvas according to Michael
« on: June 07, 2011, 06:43:36 PM »
They said in that material that anybody they know of who calls themselves a Bodhisattva, have extreme indulgence in False Personality.

Haha, gotta love the Michaels! Cutting the legs out from under our raging CFs since the time of Baal...

General Discussion / Re: Bodhisattvas according to Michael
« on: June 07, 2011, 07:00:44 AM »
IMO it's definitely the personality who is taking the Bodhisattva vow and not the essence. Essence doesn't need to be enlightened! I think the idea of the Bodhisattva is another one of Buddhism's many clever ways to get people away from identifying with their false personality/ego. Just like you are supposed to do prostrations, keep your altar high, always elevate the picture of the Buddha, etc. It's all meant to kill false personality by taking away its primacy of place by consciously and repeatedly putting others above and before your "self." 

The concept of enlightenment in the MT is different from the concept of enlightenment in Buddhism. They see enlightenment as moments when you are experiencing things through one or more of your higher centers, rather than a constant state of consciousness that is achieved at some point in time.

Priest / Re: Goading
« on: June 06, 2011, 05:16:14 PM »
ped, they could be a Server in Dominance, like good old Mary See :)

The Seven Goals / Re: "Growth" Sucks !
« on: June 03, 2011, 09:40:32 PM »
Ah, growth is for Viagra commercials. Next time try Flow, where your essence leaves you alone and vacations somewhere in the Land of Lint.  ;)

Ahhhhh....yesssss! :)

The Seven Goals / Re: "Growth" Sucks !
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:43:48 PM »
Well, growth is certainly popular at 40% of the population.

Clearly, essence is an idiot :D

The Seven Goals / Re: "Growth" Sucks !
« on: June 03, 2011, 06:29:04 PM »
I don't love being in Growth, but it's what I got, so I make the best of it :D

Cording / Re: Benefits of Cording?
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:40:44 PM »
Apparently it's appropriate for children, who really do depend on their parents to live, but not for adults.

Sage / Re: Positive & Negative Traits of Sage
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:52:07 AM »
Elisabeth, your sister sounds adorable! And what is up with all the NZ people on this forum?? I lived in Dunedin in 2009-2010 :)

The Roles (or Soul Types) / Understanding casting
« on: May 29, 2011, 08:30:51 AM »
How can you validate your casting? Many years ago, I got in a meditation guided by Michael that I had Server casting, and I can see how that could be true. On the other hand, I was just reading somewhere that your casting is how you act in your day to day life, and that a good way to figure out your casting is to observe what you do for work.

Well, nothing I do for work has anything to do with being a Server. The closest I can come to that is that I generally have an attitude of service when I do my work. But all my various jobs have to do with creativity, but it's actually more like re-creation: singing classical music, translating texts, and non-fiction writing. Those are all to do with communication, so could my casting be something more like Sage?

I have also read that if you have an ordinal casting, you express that in an exalted way, and vice-versa which is something I haven't yet wrapped my head around.

General Discussion / Side
« on: May 29, 2011, 05:25:55 AM »
I was reading Dave's overleaves in the new Member Overleaves section,and I saw the category "Side." I have never heard of this -- what is it?


mAmbessa, what I'd really want to do is be a detective. I wouldn't want to be a street cop, but I know I'd have to be a street cop before I could be a detective, so that kind of killed that career path for me.

It sounds like you are really putting a lot of heart and thought into this, that will keep you on the right path for sure.

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