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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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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...
by runstrails
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful video explaining non-duality
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Wonderful video explaining non-duality

Hi folks, Hope everyone is well :D. Check out this wonderful video explaining Advaita Vedanta (non-duality). Great graphics, very easy to follow and great introduction for those interested in Advaita. Let me know if you have any questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9pemPIBhLE P.S. You can ign...
by runstrails
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Humility and Awakening

Aarg! Wrote this long post but lost it! Will try to recreate the main points: Andy wrote: So, if I may rephrase, at the absolute, there is only consciousness, but no object of consciousness. This consciousness is aware that it is aware, of course, which is the purest form of recursive, solipsistic a...
by runstrails
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Humility and Awakening

So, before we were aware of dark matter, did it exist? Yes. Solipsism regarding dark matter is from the perspective of Ishwara or the total (or the divine as you nicely call it) not from the perspective of a particular person. From the absolute (paramarthika) level of reality which is Brahman, noth...
by runstrails
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Humility and Awakening

Thanks Andy and Turiya! I'm working up a post on "Divine Solipsism" or the Shankara-sourced concept that all of Reality is actually contained in and defined by the mind of God. Indeed...since Brahman (awareness) does not actually 'do' anything (since that would be a limiting attribute), the world is...
by runstrails
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Humility and Awakening

Andy wrote: that some advanced avatar/guru is bumping around on another planet (presumably the 'dark matter' we can't measure or define) is just very neat in itself. Lol! Had a good chuckle there Andy. Really enjoyed your posts! Andy wrote: The Hindu scriptures refer to them as “siddhis” and they t...
by runstrails
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 49
Views: 2527

Re: What are we?

Great posts everyone! Take care WW. Keep us posted. Hope you are doing well Paul. You've had some wonderful replies. I also want to add my voice to the mix and say don't worry about there not being a self. There is always a sense of self. If you exist (which you do), then of course you have to have ...
by runstrails
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 413

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: 17
Views: 1494

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.