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by eputkonen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

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: 205

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: 587

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: 1064

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: 964

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: 491

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: 732

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...
by eputkonen
Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Started a Discord server for Nonduality & Enlightenment (multiple text and voice chat rooms)
Replies: 0
Views: 337

Started a Discord server for Nonduality & Enlightenment (multiple text and voice chat rooms)

I recently discovered Discord and created a Nonduality & Enlightenment server. Right now there is one public voice chat room (we can add more depending on needs) and there is a general text chat (outside of Introduction)...but more can be added. I invite you to check out http://www.discord.gg/cWmF9x...
by eputkonen
Wed May 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body and thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Inner body and thoughts

Yes...it is too forced...with too much thought and concern about thought. In fact, why even bother saying to yourself, "No I should be in the inner body"? You see...you said "no". That is resisting thought. I am not saying to say "no" to anything. Simply let it go and focus on the experience of now....
by eputkonen
Mon May 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thoughts and balance
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Thoughts and balance

I live in thoughts. Thinking can be a source of entertainment and reflection for me. But I see where this has also become a problem. I feel like I would enjoy life much more without this constant "wonder" that I get stuck in. I have had small glimpses of that freedom.. But my question is this: aren...
by eputkonen
Mon May 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body and thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Inner body and thoughts

The attention should be on inner body awareness and the senses (what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel). There is only so much attention to go around and there is so much to be aware of at any given moment...so if you are 100% devoted to the experience of now, then thought doesn't come up much. ...
by eputkonen
Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Afraid to acknowledge the pain
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Afraid to acknowledge the pain

The ego is just a thought. A forcefield that could block the experience of now is a thought - there is no such block to simply feeling/sensing/experiencing. The present is not something you try to get into, because that sets up weird mental separations. You are already present...you have no choice b...
by eputkonen
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much do you agree with the so-called first noble truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: How much do you agree with the so-called first noble truth in Buddhism?

The first Noble Truth is life is dukkha. Dukkha is suffering, but deeper than that...it is discontent and dissatisfaction. Most people are discontent or dissatisfied that they become sick from time time (and not happy when they are sick)...also that they will die and while alive people they care abo...
by eputkonen
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Detachment feels peaceful ... and dead
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Detachment feels peaceful ... and dead

I am sorry that is your experience. My experience of non-attachment has been different. I am not attached because attachment is a delusion...and I know it is futile to try to hold on and will only cause myself suffering. However, the juice of life is still there. It is like playing a game...you can ...
by eputkonen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret unconcious decisions
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: Regret unconcious decisions

Dear forum, Now that I am enlightened I realise that I have been very unconcious. I have made a lot of unconcious decisions, egoistic even. I now regret decisions I have made, which I know is in turn unconscious. How do I deal with this feeling of guilt? Should I tell people I have lied to cover up...