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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: 708

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: 229

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: 708

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: 708

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: 1646

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: 484

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: 484

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...
by eputkonen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Whats the purpose
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Whats the purpose

On a Eckhart Tolle Youtube Video, he explain that we shouldn't wait from life to make us happy. No matter if we ajust form like we want, all form is changing and we can't control them, actually we can control the form only for a small laps of time. He say that life is supposed to be frustrating. He...
by eputkonen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Why is the ego not who we are?

The thing that I think of as me, is a collection of thoughts and beliefs, but just because they can change, or have not always been there, does that really mean they aren't me? When there are no thoughts or beliefs...who are you? I am 8) Deeper still...follow the I to its source. What is before eve...
by eputkonen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Why is the ego not who we are?

Admiral Akmir wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 pm
The thing that I think of as me, is a collection of thoughts and beliefs, but just because they can change, or have not always been there, does that really mean they aren't me?
When there are no thoughts or beliefs...who are you?
by eputkonen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: When the now is peaceful but not what you want
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: When the now is peaceful but not what you want

I feel at peace when thinking about now. But things are not happening as expected. So it is like being stuck in this moment that i do not want. Im so confused. I want to accept...but it is not what i want... I would like to let go off my desires...but it feels like im letting go what makes me feel ...
by eputkonen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kill the Ego
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: Kill the Ego

I have lived thorough periods of extended consciousness a few times in my life. It was a time of intense peace. I wish to make a permanent shift. This is what drives my thinking. I also can't help but think that now that I know the difference between presence and ego, to make a breakthrough I need ...
by eputkonen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practical tips on Practicing Presence
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Practical tips on Practicing Presence

healingpresence wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:37 pm
My problem is I cannot experience that Presence, that field, that calmness, that beautiful peaceful feeling.
Now you are stuck. You have made it some special experience other than what is here and now. And so you are future seeking, not present. You are looking for different content.
by eputkonen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Worry about the future of humanity
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Worry about the future of humanity

How have you been able to find peace in not having power to make the changes that are needed. What have you found to bring you peace? If I have the power to make change, I do what I can...leaving the results to God (so to speak). If I don't have the power to make change, I don't make myself miserab...
by eputkonen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Living in outside world
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Living in outside world

I realise this is an old topic, but I have the same question as original poster. You say that we should do things for the joy of it, such as trying to become a president. What is driving us to achieve goals and why we even should have goals and a 'journey' ? Are certain actions considered good, bec...