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by eputkonen
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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 ...
by eputkonen
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

Today was the first satsang...8 said they were coming, but in the end 2 showed up.

Let's see how the next one goes on August 18th.
by eputkonen
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Present but no bliss
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Present but no bliss

@Nyseto Something to consider, but how will deep peace every occur when you are comparing what-is to memories or imaginations...and what-is is never good enough? How does bliss happen when you have a problem with what-is? You get fairly present...and then you destroy it by saying to yourself "this i...
by eputkonen
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

I am starting from scratch, but I created a meetup group and have 10 or so already signed up and I created a facebook page and paid advertising to the St. Petersburg area and got 30 likes on the page. Between the two, the current "mailing list" is probably about 35 (some signed up to both). Right no...
by eputkonen
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

Meetup Group - https://www.meetup.com/Saint-Petersburg-Nonduality-Satsang/ Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/StPetersburgSatsang We'll meet twice a month in St. Petersburg, FL in a private home (Eric's apartment)...I am thinking Sundays around 10 am (dates to be determined). The meetings will...
by eputkonen
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: Hello from Eric - Florida update

Hi all! Just wanted to make the update that I moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida. So if there are members in the Tampa Bay area that want to chat or meet, I am new to the neighborhood. I am also planning on hosting twice a month gatherings at my apartment and made a Facebook Page for this - https://...
by eputkonen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Whats the purpose
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Whats the purpose

@WW There is a difference between causation and purpose/meaning. I see no purpose or meaning in life...and none is needed. Nothing I say will convince one who is attached to purpose and meaning. I just tried to point at what it is like in different ways...to perhaps convey a possible way of seeing a...
by eputkonen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Whats the purpose
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Whats the purpose

@WW Mind is about thought which is mostly conditioned and is tied to a specific body. Purpose and meaning is something adults talk about in regards to work and getting things done, but if you ask a child "what is the purpose of play"...you will see a very confused child or maybe hear "to have fun" i...