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by runstrails
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Hello

Welcome Amy! You are in the right place it sounds like. Enjoy the forum.
by runstrails
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

Meet ups are a great suggestion Ervin. Thanks.
Do you find that reasonable people come to the meet ups? Or are some of them a little way out? That would be my concern.
by runstrails
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Solitude and Awakening
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Solitude and Awakening

Hi Steve, Thanks for your input! I do love my solitude. Its a chance to reflect on the teachings, take a stand in/as awareness and just enjoy the accompanying ananda (bliss). I'm less able to be in solitude in transactional reality (i.e., every day goings on). These days I am focusing more on lettin...
by runstrails
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Solitude and Awakening
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Solitude and Awakening

Hi Steve, Good insights (as always). I agree that solitude is not for everyone and for some (as you have described) it will amplify recursive thinking. Interestingly, many of the great awakened souls (Jesus, Buddha, Ramana himself! and the sages of ancient India) spent many years in solitude. So, I ...
by runstrails
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Solitude and Awakening
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Solitude and Awakening

I found this short article very interesting. It interviews people who have happily lived in solitude for decades...and to me, it sounds like their experiences of solitude lead to awakening. https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48968502 And it makes sense, if you were willingly, happily, living in nature...
by runstrails
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

Lovely post, Steve. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I have also found that people in new age type settings or communities are not as open as we would hope they would be! They can be downright hostile. And I can relate to your 'book' experience too. I admit that I would never carry a spiritual b...
by runstrails
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

Yes nicely stated WW.

Would love to hear from others too on their experiences and ideas.
by runstrails
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

Very good advice, WW to ask leading questions. I often find myself just cutting to the chase! I find there are basically two kinds of people. One kind that is interested in spiritual exploration (and these could be religious, or, spiritual but not religious) and the other kind is just not very inter...
by runstrails
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

Thanks WW (as always) for these wonderful ideas! It's interesting you mention the comments section in utube. A long time ago, I found out about Tolle through the comments of a newspaper article. As you say, it would be so much easier if my own family or friends circle was interested. I've occasional...
by runstrails
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

Hi everyone, Hope things are going well. There are so many awakened people on this forum. And I was wondering what the options are to do things related to awakening, to spread the word, or to help people or similar. It gives one a noble purpose in life and it also nice to be constantly in that awake...
by runstrails
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mortality
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Mortality

Good to hear from you Smiley. Sorry to hear about your mom. Yes, we are human and cannot/should not deny that aspect of ourselves.
by runstrails
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mortality
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Mortality

Yes, that 'cognitive dissonance' of having a normal conversation one day and then hearing that a person has passed away another day is very strange indeed. To quote the Bhagvad Gita (Chapter 2): "This (self/essence) is never born, nor does it die...It is unborn eternal, undergoes no change and is ev...
by runstrails
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The causal body
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: The causal body

Hi Bronto, Traditional Vedanta (as taught by James and others) ended the search for me. Hope you find it helpful. I can also recommend utube videos by Swami Sarvapriyananda. He is a really cool monk from the Vedanta Society of NY who is an excellent speaker with a huge following. You can google him ...
by runstrails
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mortality
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Mortality

Hi Alicia, Sorry to hear about your relative. I can highly recommend this hour long video by Dr. Peter Fenwick a neuorpsychiatrist who talks about the dying (transitioning) process from a spiritual (Tollean) perspective. It really demystifies the dying process and how we approach it. https://www.you...
by runstrails
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The causal body
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: The causal body

Very close WW! When any event takes place in a persons life, then there is an emotional response to it and this creates an 'impression'. These impressions are stored in the causal body. When another situation arises, our reaction to that situation is 'colored' by our previous impressions. So the mor...