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by borris83
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Enlightenment Demystified
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Spiritual Enlightenment Demystified

A talk about spiritual enlightenment: https://youtu.be/ghsFEVeLbCk - This talk discusses the following: 1)Why seek Spiritual Enlightenment? 2) Hedonic treadmill - A psychological theory which is related to the motivations behind seeking spiritual enlightenment. 3) Some misconceptions about spiritual...
by borris83
Mon May 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Shamatha Meditation Based on Symbolism, Visualization, Mnemonics and Classical Conditioning
Replies: 0
Views: 251

A Shamatha Meditation Based on Symbolism, Visualization, Mnemonics and Classical Conditioning

A Shamatha Meditation Based on Symbolism, Visualization, Mnemonics and Classical Conditioning. This 3-level meditation method is based on pure psychology and a completely rational method to develop focus, objectivity, discipline, inner purification, a desire for liberation, inner stillness, understa...
by borris83
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Book on Enlightenment - Get it for Free
Replies: 0
Views: 406

My First Book on Enlightenment - Get it for Free

Dear all, I successfully published my first book 'The Truth About Spiritual Enlightenment: Bridging Science, Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta' in Amazon. It is available in both kindle and paperback versions. I am able to provide the kindle book for free for five days using KDP select. The kindle book i...
by borris83
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You are the Truth - a poem about non-duality
Replies: 5
Views: 587

You are the Truth - a poem about non-duality

Here is my recent poem about non-duality or advaita, which has some pointers to contemplate for anyone who is seeking the truth: You’re not your body and you’re not your mind; Not knowing the timeless truth makes you blind; You’re not your story and you’re not your thoughts; You’re not those age old...
by borris83
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accepting hurts
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Accepting hurts

Hello all, i am new to the forums, but i have been reading off and on. For the last couple of years i have been going trough some hard times, and somehow life just does not seem to go easy on me. i have been diagnosed with OCD but it is not the OCD most people think off, i actually don't clean my h...
by borris83
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Self inquiry

I never was much of a traditional, eyes closed, legs crossed meditator. So, Self inquiry has been my main practice. Self inquiry that I'm referring to is discriminating you, from the objects that appear in/to you. How do you recognize what isn't you? Seems easy enough right? Maybe so with gross obj...
by borris83
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening Through Mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Awakening Through Mindfulness

I guess I don't have enough study on the topic to go further with the discussion. I only have a slight interest, to be honest, so I won't research it. All the best trying to prove it though. I was just saying my opinion and you know what they say about opinions! :mrgreen: Thanks Djmart I think you ...
by borris83
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening Through Mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Awakening Through Mindfulness

Whether consciousness can exist without the body or not personally doesn't make any difference to me at all. Really?? I must have seriously been misreading your posts or assuming you knew something you dont. When you are no longer identified with your body, what difference is it going to make? Imo,...
by borris83
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening Through Mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Awakening Through Mindfulness

I don't really see any contradiction between the two... First, let me say something.. I am not waiting for any scientific evidence for my own journey.. There has been already a transformation and it is getting deeper. Whether consciousness can exist without the body or not personally doesn't make an...
by borris83
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?

When I say that self is an illusion, I am talking about the egoic self... You may want to make that more clear in your posts. There are those new to consciousness exploration who find such 'authoritative' statements quite troubling. There are many who believe that they cease to exist when they die....
by borris83
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening Through Mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Awakening Through Mindfulness

The word 'self' in self-image actually means the illusory self that we take it as real.. So your saying that there is a self, it's just not the illusory self? It's the self that takes the illusory self as real? But the whole story or the movie of this little illusory self-image is actually playing ...
by borris83
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?

Webwanderer, Reason why you disagree is only because of how we define certain words.... Why do you think buddhists and vedantis disagreed with each other? It is just a verbal dispute... The argument is just about the definition of words... What Ramana Maharishi called 'Self' and what Buddhists calle...
by borris83
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening Through Mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Awakening Through Mindfulness

There is a way to really experience life as a movie and to be not affected by your self-image. If there is a way to experience life as a movie and be not affected by 'your self-image', what is this self that has an image? Tens of thousands of NDE's have reported that consciousness is not dependent ...
by borris83
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?

I wrote this post recently in my blog... Just reposting it here: What the hell is this spiritual enlightenment or spiritual awakening? Can you come up with one definition that everyone in the world will agree with? Many words have been associated with it: Moksha, Mukthi, Brahmajnana, Atmajnana, Nir...
by borris83
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening Through Mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Awakening Through Mindfulness

dijmart wrote:Gotcha!... oh, and I know it's your own post, that's why I said I prefer it...
Will be doing mostly my own posts here after... :) I have a lot of things on the list to write about...