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by eputkonen
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Fear during transformation?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Fear during transformation?

Hi everybody.I’m new on this site.I’ve been doing my journey some years.Tolle and meditation etc.There’s been lots of different realisations but most hardest it ”hit” today when I was doing my daily meditation.What happened was that suddendly I realise that ALL that I experience and there is arises...
by eputkonen
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Am I on the right track?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Am I on the right track?

I don't really see anything wrong with what you describe; however, perhaps more complicated and deliberate than it needs to be. Just be aware and also feel the body...100% devoted to the experience of here and now. Not referring to past or future. No need to enter a "state of awareness"...you are al...
by eputkonen
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shall I try and Leave this Alone for Now?
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Shall I try and Leave this Alone for Now?

Intellectual understanding is too shallow...delve more deeply. What could die? Who/what do you feel yourself to be? Is whatever that is really who/what you are? As long as there is a belief in this "me" that could die...there will be a fear of death. Fear only exists as long as there is a belief in ...
by eputkonen
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Allowing, Accepting, and Appreciating
Replies: 0
Views: 1624

Allowing, Accepting, and Appreciating

Thought I would share this as kind of a "next" step" and/or something to consider.

https://youtu.be/iBf9psh2hLE
by eputkonen
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Truth in a nutshell?
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

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: 1787

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: 5219

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: 5219

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: 3137

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: 5219

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: 5219

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: 4688

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: 4688

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: 4688

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: 4688

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...