Tag: Riktam Kantu

The IDGF state

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IDGF, the name of an ultimate spiritual state, stands for I Don't Give a Fuck.

At first, the name might sound contra-spiritual and even obscene.

From effort to enthusiasm

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I am not sure I fully understand the difference in motive between "effort" and "enthusiasm".

To demonstrate the difference, take a look at sex: you better do sex out of enthusiasm, god forbid you try to do it by effort. The same is in spirituality.

Watch the tip of your nose from below

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Close your eyes and observe for some time the tip of your nose for any sensations. Just observe and feel the place, just be there.

Why can't I see ghosts?

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If the totality of your mind, both conscious and unconscious, unanimously wants something to manifest in the dream called "reality", it will manifest. This something can be anything, including ghosts.

Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain

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The mind does not tell the difference between suffer and pain.
The truth is that pain and suffer are two different things. Pain (emotional or physical) is a feeling, a feeling of a thing undesirable that is there in the body or in the psyche, a thing that inflicts a feeling of pain (a painful emotion, an injury etc.) while suffering is our response out of identification with the pain. Watch it and you will see the difference by yourself.

How can I know if I am advancing on the spiritual path?

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How can I know if I am advancing on the spiritual path? How can I know if I'm not fooling myself but really developing?

There is one clear indication for being considerably advanced on the path: it is when you don't care anymore if you have advanced or not.

Addicted people can't meditate

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I find it hard to meditate, I get bored and then agitated and restless as soon as I begin meditating. This stress compels me to stop.

This is natural, it is great that you admit it. There are many people, even "experienced spiritualists" that overlook this and thus get only more agitated during meditation.

The basic difference between science and spirituality

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What is the basic difference between science and spirituality?

In science, subject and object may be one.

In spirituality, subject and object cannot be one. If you are able to observe something than this something is not you.

Beyond spirituality, when god is realized, the subject and object must be one.

— Riktam Kantu, A Spiritual User Manual for the Skeptic Human Mind

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

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3 key reasons why you believe you are your body

The Three Levels of Understanding

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There are three level of understanding.