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by eputkonen
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Truth in a nutshell?
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Truth in a nutshell?

Sorry to ask again, but when you two say "consciousness is beyond that" and "higher aspects of consciousness and mind continue..." I want to ask then do you believe there is a "knowing" beyond the death of this physical self? Like I try to imagine with my brain what the nothingness would be like af...
by eputkonen
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Truth in a nutshell?
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Truth in a nutshell?

1. When teachers say that there is no such thing as "you", they mean that, all that stuff we think about ourselves and our identities is completely made up. From a birds-eye view we are in reality just humans moving about and interacting with each other and the environment around us. The rest is fa...
by eputkonen
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: I have a question.....

This fear and worry very likely did not exist when you were five years old. So what is the origin of this fear? When did it start? When was it first felt? How did it come about? Understanding is needed. To realize the source, it helps to fully embrace and experience the fear...feel where it resides ...
by eputkonen
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: I have a question.....

SamiT wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:00 pm
So i am the creator of all my own misery and fear?
Yes. Often unconsciously...and based upon learned beliefs, concepts, and habits.
Ignorance really. For we would only makes ourselves miserable out of ignorance. No one hurts themselves on purpose unless they are mentally unwell.
by eputkonen
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful video explaining non-duality
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Wonderful video explaining non-duality

Yes, I liked Swami Tadatmananda's videos. Very traditional Advaita Vedanta. I have also attempted to explain nonduality via video. I created a play list of the four videos just on explaining nonduality - http://bit.ly/NondualityExplained Thanks Andy for the link to Swami Dayananda Saraswati. I had n...
by eputkonen
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: I have a question.....

YOU is also a little story the mind makes up.
by eputkonen
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: I have a question.....

Thoughts arise due to the brain, but it is also possible to have no thoughts arise. When no thoughts arise...there is no idea of a "separate mind". When no thoughts arise...there are no thoughts of belief or disbelief.
by eputkonen
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

SamiT wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:40 am
I thought Eckhart says its a false mind made self?
False, mind-made self...exactly...then the ego does not really exist outside of thought.
by eputkonen
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

But In the Power of Now Eckhart refers to the Mind/Ego. I refer to Mind/Ego as well (Mind being a pointer to thinking)...but they are just thoughts and not entities in their own right. We refer to lines of longitude, but show me one...it is only a concept and a thought used for discussion and conve...
by eputkonen
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

SamiT wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:19 pm
The brain and the mind are different though aren’t they?
What do you mean by "mind"?

I would say there is no mind...only thoughts arising. The mind is not really a thing in its own right...it is a pointer to the stream of thoughts. Thoughts arise because of the brain.
by eputkonen
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

Then as the habit of "anxiety thoughts" is established...the brain concludes you want to be aware of more "potential dangers" and so even more "anxiety thoughts" arise. It is a downward spiral really. The more you worry...the more is found to worry about. Worry and anxiety are thoughts about imagine...
by eputkonen
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

I am trying to be 100% devoted to feeling/experiencing the present moment but I keep getting dragged off in thought :? That happens. A long established habit is being countered. Don't repress or fight against thought. Just don't attend to them. Keep returning the attention to the feeling/experienci...
by eputkonen
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

Thought can only be about a moment ago or imagine a moment to come...thought is never about this very moment. Thought comes in afterward. Awareness does not get wrapped up in the story...the story is just thought (suffering is a thought) and when the thoughts repeatedly arise it gives the impression...
by eputkonen
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

SamiT wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:51 pm
Thanks could you elaborate a bit more for me?
In what direction? What questions do you have?
by eputkonen
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

The ego doesn't think or say anything. It is just thoughts arising and passing - no thinker. Why assign them to another mental fiction - the ego? Don't pay thoughts any mind. Just be 100% devoted to the experience of the moment. Then you are fully present. For the vast majority of the time, thought ...