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by runstrails
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 222

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: 12
Views: 222

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: 12
Views: 222

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: 12
Views: 222

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: 39
Views: 1107

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: 281

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: 1179

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: 1110

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: 1110

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: 1110

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: 17
Views: 1179

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: 17
Views: 1179

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: 17
Views: 1179

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: 17
Views: 1179

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...