I believe that Tom has said many time that no one needs any of the MBT or metaphysical information to lower their entropy.
And he also said that his learning in NPMR (helped by his practice) allowed him to lower his entropy in NPMR considerably (because of his learning experiences there), So, what do you think about this? This shows you how useful is to be open minded.
You are the one equating the two as being necessary - which they aren't.
Your interpretation, not mine.
I only know you by what you write. It seems to me that you are very controlling.
That's why I am saying you don't know me. I like people to think. I think some people might perceive me controlling because of their fears. If you act fearless and trying to learn without ego, you may notice that I'd like that and I will favor that. I am pro learning and pro change for the better. I am not passive when I see room for improvement.
It takes one to know one because I am trying to work my way out of that myself. I too used to be very argumentative. I found it to be counter productive in the long run.
Me too. I used to argue when driving a lot. I improved on that a lot. In the board it is hard to really know how angry somebody is, because you don't hear the tone of the voice, etc. If you meet me at a party, with nice music, you may see a different Claudio, happy, without exchanging opinions too much. This board to me is a learning and teaching opportunity.
I think you are missing the "love" part. If you focus on kindness and loving you are changing for the better because that is the end goal - not the best understanding of MBT you can manage. I don't know why you think Tom takes the "warrior path?" He seems like an infinitely kind and generous person. Even with the most novice questioners last night he showed them respect and kindness. He made sure he answered every one's questions thoroughly and never made anyone feel stupid. He never showed an attitude of self importance that he knew more than they did. Is this the "warrior's path?"
I think Ted posted a link up there about the warrior's path. It would be good if you can separate ego from learning. I don't learn about NPMR and Big Picture, so that people can see how smart I am, that is your perception. I do it because I always liked it (it's like somebody likes to talk about a sport because he/she enjoys it). I had NPMR experiences since I was a kid, and I was brought to a family environment (group of beings) that have psychic abilities (my mom, my sister, my daughter have as well). Instead of feeling that I try to be superior, take the attitude I do with Tom. I try to learn from him, detecting him as better, but not making it a negative, but a positive. You can change your attitude towards me and think that there is a possibility that this stupid guy that thinks he knows it all might be saying some things that make sense, and you can do some learning. I learn from other beings as well.
Intent doesn't have anything to do with whether you get involved on the board or not.
We came to this PMR for learning. We can learn from opportunities. This board is one. I opt to try to learn and teach here, despite all the opposition I get.
Someone could be a paragon of virtue and kindness in their personal life and choose to look at posts on the board without participating.
I presume most of them do that because of fear. AUM is smarter than us and it knows we learn better by interacting in this PMR than by just learning intellectually alone. Tom and Ted mention this often.
Whether you participate or not may not have anything to do with how much you change. Someone could have a personal epiphany by reading something without ever participating. You can't force people to participate by telling them they won't evolve if they don't.
Everybody has free will and Ted posted how important is to respect the free will of others. I agree with that. If somebody does not want to post is his/her choice. If you, or somebody else does not want me to post back, just say so. You don't help too much if you stay silence. I didn't like when my ex wife used to tell me "You know why I am not talking to you", and I said "No, I don't". She won't teach me if she does not give me the reasons why. She was teaching me though that I won't do it to somebody else (don't talk to that person without saying why), because I found it not positive.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but who died and made you the Big Cheese? Only kidding.
I wanted you, Minnie mouse to eat part of my love, that's why :) I love humor, and fun.