The subject of identification with our body is the only subject worthwhile to focus on

Annie's picture

Average: 4.4 (5 votes)

I have recently seen a lot of discussions relating to the identification with the body and that is great because this is the most effective and important spiritual gateway to advance on the path, much more effective than the endless chitchat about theories, scriptures, quotes and ideas of most spiritual people who are in the spiritual realm for entertainment without being aware of it.

Recently I read the fascinating account in and finally understood that this identification with the body is the only subject worthwhile to focus and dedicate the whole attention to.

robert's picture

If I had to choose one

If I had to choose one subject to take with me to an island, I would take the subject of body identification.

All other topics including God, devotion, meditation do not come close to the impact of disidentification with the body.

There are techniques to combat this identification, and one you are beyond it, everything happens by itself.

robert | Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:10
joejo's picture

What is implied in Identification

What does it mean to you and why is it so important?

joejo | Thu, 07/07/2011 - 05:29
luckybezel's picture

We are not our arms or legs

We are not our arms or legs because we can lose all four and we still are conscious. We can substitute our lungs, heart and liver with machines that can do those functions artificially so we are not our vital organs. We can lose our sense of smell, hearing, taste, touch and sight but still be conscious of our "selves". Therefore we are not our senses.

But take away the brain and all bets are off. There can be no identification without the aid of the brain.

The "I" is the brain.

luckybezel | Tue, 01/10/2012 - 04:24