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by runstrails
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Warm greetings from New York City
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Warm greetings from New York City

Welcome, Tommy! Looking forward to your contributions.
by runstrails
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Seeker from Colorado USA
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: A Seeker from Colorado USA

Welcome Harlin. We look forward to your questions!
by runstrails
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Role of the mind

In Vedanta the mind is described as made up of several components like intellect and 'mind' (which interprets sense information) and memory, together which give rise to an ego-type construct (I sense). Self-knowledge (or removal of ignorance about your true nature) takes place in the intellect. Once...
by runstrails
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non duality Ted talk
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Non duality Ted talk

by Jeff Lieberman from MIT
worth watching
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0--_R6xThs
by runstrails
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School of Awakening certification with your name on it
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: School of Awakening certification with your name on it

The CE certificates appear to be for counselors, social workers and psychologists:
https://www.soundstrue.com/store/cecredits
by runstrails
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Literally always 'in the now'
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Literally always 'in the now'

Hi Jen, Great to hear from you! I hope all is well with you. Sorry to hear about your parents. But you make some great points using their perspective. I had similar thoughts to yours when I heard the piece. That love and music are timeless or beyond time so to speak was lovely to hear. But what stru...
by runstrails
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: A Revolution of Being
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: A Revolution of Being

Thanks for posting! Very interesting.
Can you elaborate on what he meant by "conjoining of opposites". Thanks, rt
by runstrails
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Literally always 'in the now'
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Literally always 'in the now'

I heard this incredible clip on the radio today. It's about a person who has the most severe documented case of amnesia. He forgets everything in the blink of an eye. That is, he cannot remember what has just happened from moment to moment. He is literally always 'in the now'. He has no concept of t...
by runstrails
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Q&A between Deepak Chopra and Swami Sarvapriyananda
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Q&A between Deepak Chopra and Swami Sarvapriyananda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTMj2N3D898

Wonderful discussion and Q&A between Deepak Chopra and Swami Sarvapriyananda on the nature of reality, Vedanta, suffering etc..

:D
by runstrails
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: What happens in meditation?

Great answer, Kiki!
by runstrails
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum downtime
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Forum downtime

That's great news! Thanks Eric, as always, for all that you do to keep this forum in business. :D
by runstrails
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Ramana Ashram in NY talk on Advaita
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Ramana Ashram in NY talk on Advaita

Hi, I know there are fans of Ramana Maharishi here on the forum and of Swami Sarvpriyananada. So I thought I would post this excellent talk on Advaita Vedanta that the Swami gives at the Ramana Ashram in Jamaica, New York. Brilliant stuff! Highly recommended https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8m8ac_aB...
by runstrails
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuroscience, the mind, different selves...
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Neuroscience, the mind, different selves...

I enjoyed this blog post from a neuroscience writer. I liked his analogy of how our multiple 'roles', masks, 'sevles' are like different smart phone apps with no central processor :D.

https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2017/10/more-mindful/
by runstrails
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barometer of spiritual progress
Replies: 19
Views: 1576

Re: Barometer of spiritual progress

Thanks everyone! One of the fruits of self realization is inner peace or release from suffering (to different degrees). So its useful to have some barometer of progress in one's spiritual practice. For me, spiritual practice has provided me with many tools to navigate the vagaries of samsara. And pr...
by runstrails
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Gateways to Now
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Gateways to Now

Kiki wrote: It's pretty much a unique thing for each person; what works for one person won't always work for another - things would be so much simpler if it did.
So true!

For me, these days a mantra seems to do the trick. It stops recursive thinking and places the focus on the self (presence).