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A dream without a dreamer

If there is no separate self, doesn’t it then all become a dream without a dreamer? Magdi Badawy All is consciousness… One could say that there is a dream (night dream and/or waking dream) without a separate self dreamer, and one … Continue reading

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Beyond time and space

BEYOND TIME AND SPACE Friend: What does it mean to be beyond time and space? Reply: Thoughts create time. The senses, in particular sight, creates space. The ‘now and then’ is a product of thought and the ‘here and there’ … Continue reading

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Does the body manage itself?

DOES THE BODY MANAGE ITSELF? Friend: It is my impression that the body manages itself. Reply: What is your relationship to the body? Friend: I don’t know! Reply: You perceive the body, don’t you? You perceive the bodily sensations, the … Continue reading

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How does one forget the “Self”?

A CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND: Friend: How does one forget one’s “self”? Reply: By believing and feeling that ‘I’ refers to a mortal body mind, the Self is overlooked. Yet, a more interesting question is what is the path to … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO EXTERNAL REALITY TO CONSCIOUSNESS

THERE IS NO EXTERNAL REALITY TO CONSCIOUSNESS. ~~~ Friend: Try running into a door.., Reply: The body running into a door and bleeding is not evidence that there is a reality external to consciousness.  Of course the body running into … Continue reading

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What is falling in love?

Friend: Hi Magdi, I feel in love with someone who got scared and ran away. In moments of clarity i recognize that my expectations pushed her away, and her fears pulled her away. I find it hard to consistency be … Continue reading

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Concerning Awareness and being aware

Hi Magdi, About your recent post on awareness, I find that I am sometimes aware of things only in hindsight, especially about motivations or acting out unconsciously. I don’t realize that until i realize I am suffering! I don’t follow … Continue reading

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How do you know that awareness is always here?

Friend: How do you know that awareness is always here? Reply: You are aware, are you not? Friend: Yes, but not always. Reply: How do you know that? If you know that there are times that you are not aware, … Continue reading

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Do I make good and bad decisions?

Bill: Hi Magdi, When your kids were growing up, didn’t you teach them the ways of the world? To be lawful and civil, to study and learn, get good grades, be honest and find good work? Does the person, the … Continue reading

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Since there is no separate self, what is it that maintains an open mind?

Magdi Badawy May 8, 2017 ·  Question: Since there is no separate self, what is it that maintains an open mind? After all there is nobody. ~~~ Reply: The open mind is maintained by the Self. The Self is borderless openness. … Continue reading

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