Tag: identification

Alien Hand Syndrome

erez's picture

I have just returned from a dinner I had with some friends in a nice restaurant. One of my friends is a neurologist. During the dinner he happened to mention an interesting neurological disorder called the Alien Hand Syndrome that one of his patients is suffering from. All were fascinated by the strange phenomena concerned with this disorder. My attention, on the other hand, was immediately drawn to the ridiculous light this syndrome sheds on our deep-rooted belief that we are the body and that this I-body is a consistent uniform solid entity.

Universal point of awareness

shira's picture

When you observe a mental object (a certain emotion, a certain thought, a sensation, etc.), after some time, the observed object dissolves into a dimensionless point.

Are you jumpy when you watch a horror movie?

sisi's picture

Are you jumpy when you watch a horror movie?

If you are then you are not ready yet to awaken from the illusory reality.

A test to check your level of identification with the body

enlight's picture

*** Important Note: This spiritual technique, though enormously beneficial, might be too extreme for certain people due to the hard emotions that might arise during the practice of this technique. It is intended to be used only by advanced seekers. Do not run this test in case you are not sure you are emotionally stable, balanced and strong enough. This test is not recommended for people with mental problems or/and extreme fear of death. In case you feel that the emotions experienced are too strong, stop the test immediately and continue later, in moderate stages ***

3 reasons why you believe you are the body, 3 reasons why you shouldn't

nathan's picture

3 key reasons why you believe you are your body

One day I woke up dis-identified with the body

happy's picture

One morning, a few months ago, I woke up dis-identified with the body.

There was the body and there was me. Simple as that.


Qumi's picture

Either our knowledge is false or corrupt
or we are false and corrupt ,perhaps bothe.
We need to figure out what is wrong and make it right.
Frankly in todays yoga world ,bothe east and west,

Reduce yourself to a tiny dimensionless point

shira's picture

Reduce yourself to a point, the tiniest one, a dimensionless one, not to Atman, not to being, not to Self, not to some other concept, just reduce yourself to a tiny dimensionless point.

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

Annie's picture

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

Why does the Self get identified with the body and mind?

santana's picture

When there is a strong pain or pleasure, the Self is getting identified with the mind and body.

The widespread belief is that it is doing so out of desire or fear.