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by runstrails
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Corona Virus - How doth the enlightened/conscious ones see things...
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: The Corona Virus - How doth the enlightened/conscious ones see things...

And a lovely blogpost from Swami Tyagananda (of the Vedanta society in Boston): https://vedantasociety.net/blog/a-spiritual-response Swami Tyagananda The coronavirus is making headlines. Every day. In every part of the world. Everything else has receded into the background. No longer is the virus co...
by runstrails
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Corona Virus - How doth the enlightened/conscious ones see things...
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: The Corona Virus - How doth the enlightened/conscious ones see things...

And here is a nice video from Swami Sarvapriyananda who is at the Vedanta Society in NYC on fighting anxiety and depression:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzFtOOVQPmA
by runstrails
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time. The Present is a "Psychological Illusion" says Harvard Psychologist
Replies: 5
Views: 2835

Re: Time. The Present is a "Psychological Illusion" says Harvard Psychologist

Lol! RG I love your posts :D. Lovely post, Kiki. I also agree with Ramana Maharishi. The only thing I would add is 'that Reality is you'. Sometimes people can accept that there is a fundamental eternal (non-time bound) reality but they have trouble taking the next step which is realizing that it is ...
by runstrails
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jim Carrey and ET animation
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Re: Jim Carrey and ET animation

Nice to see you mirth! We miss you. Hope all is well.
by runstrails
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 4060

Re: I have a question.....

Very sorry to hear that SamiT. I'm glad you are on the forum. You could also try meditation, prayer, japa, excercise or therapy if those are useful. Existential fear is embedded deep in our unconscious, it is the result of self-ignorance (i.e., thinking we are limited, insecure and separate from the...
by runstrails
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 4060

Re: I have a question.....

SamiT,
I would suggest talking to a doctor about getting on an anti-anxiety medication. Most of them have very few side effects and the benefits are worth it. Once your anxiety is better, then your mind will be more ready for self-knowledge. Best wishes.rt
by runstrails
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a question.....
Replies: 18
Views: 4060

Re: I have a question.....

Hi Samit, Good question and a critical one! The 'you' is typically the ego, which works in combination with the intellect, memory and emotions (all arising as thoughts in the mind). To whom do they appear? They appear to reflected consciousness (basically you can think of it as the basic person (jiv...
by runstrails
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful video explaining non-duality
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Wonderful video explaining non-duality

Thanks Andy! Swami Dayananda was one of the best teachers of traditional Vedanta and he left a whole host of qualified teachers to continue the tradition (including Swami Tadatmananda). So nice to hear that Gary benefited from this lineage. I love reading Gary's blog.

Hope you are well!
by runstrails
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Re: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'

Post #5 Hope these posts are helping you enjoy the fruits of your awakening better! I know writing them has certainly helped me :D. In the last post, we talked about ‘ahamkara’ or the “I sense” or the “ego” or the “doer”, identification with which is one of the biggest obstacles to enjoying the frui...
by runstrails
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Re: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'

Post #4 If you have been reading these posts, then thanks for coming along on this journey with me! Today I want to discuss the concept of “I” and “mine” . These are called ‘ahamkara’ and ‘mamakara’ in Vedanta respectively. These notions of I and mine are two of the greatest obstacles to enjoying th...
by runstrails
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Re: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'

Post #3 In the last post, we talked about letting go of the past (by “letting go and letting God”). But what about the present ? Everyday is filled with making decisions, choices, etc., How do we deal with what comes up in a way that allows a peaceful and unagitated mind? Afterall, when the mind is ...
by runstrails
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Re: From awakening to enjoying the fruits of awakening

Post#2 Thanks for joining me on this journey (see above post). In this post, I will cover (very briefly) the basics of the new worldview of a Jnani (one who has self knowledge). The basic principle is that you—'awareness' are a witness (sakshi) of the entire play of life that is unfolding. While you...
by runstrails
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

From 'awakening' to 'enjoying the fruits of awakening'

Many of us have gained knowledge of our true nature (thanks in no small part to this website :D ). However, this is not where the journey ends, but rather where the next part of the journey begins! Once you have clarity that your true nature is Existence/Consciousness/Bliss or Awareness or Source or...