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13 years ago
anatta
I think we're getting tangled up in words a little bit. You seem to be more interested in disapproving of how someone says something rather than taking the time to really listen to what it is they're trying to say. You're looking at the finger instead of the moon, the words instead of the spirit of the words. Which is probably why you don't perceive Katie's compatibility
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
anatta
The Anticult I think my post deserves a more thoughtful response than that. When you'd like to have a discussion based on a rational exchange of ideas rather than paranoid accusations and hostile attacks, let me know. Until then, the only response I can offer you is one of silence.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
anatta
rrmoderator Excuse me for that. I have copied the post in question to a new thread. Please feel free to delete the one above. Stoic If you would like to continue our discussion on Enlightenment, please see my response to your post in the new thread "Enlightenment: Fact or Fiction?" (in "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements")
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
anatta
(Conversation has been continued from this thread) Stoic QuoteStoicwe would need to agree on a clear definition of both 'spirituality' and 'enlightenment' I believe it was clearly implied in my post that I define enlightenment as a permanent, unshakable state of peace or bliss. In other words, what the Hindu yogis claimed to have achieved. And the Buddha. And Christian
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
anatta
The Anticult Before I dive into our areas of disagreement, let me offer a few points of concession. 1) There are a lot of sleazy gurus out there, and Byron Katie might be one of them. I don't think she is, but I can't say for sure. I agree that it's important to try and expose manipulative practices when we see them. However, I also think we need to be careful and responsible
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
anatta
Hi folks. As a long time lurker, I've hesitated to post because a) I'm still working my way through the massive amount of information presented in this thread, and b) I hold some alternative views on Byron Katie that may not be welcome here. The Anticult recently wrote that "vigorous disagreement is very healthy." I happen to concur, and in that spirit, I'd like to sha
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