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by runstrails
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Literally always 'in the now'
Replies: 4
Views: 469

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: 592

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: 4
Views: 469

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: 417

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: 1198

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: 848

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: 363

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: 345

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: 1439

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: 561

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).
by runstrails
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A touch of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

Re: A touch of Madness

Excellent news! Hang in there and keep taking those meds. Enjoy the diamonds too :D
by runstrails
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barometer of spiritual progress
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Barometer of spiritual progress

I enjoyed reading this. Swami Sivananda was a great sage and yogi. Barometer of Spiritual Progress By Sri Swami Sivananda Here is an infallible barometer to find out the degree of your spiritual progress. How would you feel, if: Your clean hands or best clothes are stained. You stumbled down or comm...
by runstrails
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Hello

Welcome, Satsangfriend. Looking forward to hearing more from you. Your English is very good! Love the picture as well.
by runstrails
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

Good question and nice discussion so far! For me oneness is the understanding that there are no two things here. That is, by definition, nothing that exists can be separate from existence (or awareness). So its not that you and I are ‘one’—rather that neither of us is separate from the awareness whi...
by runstrails
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A touch of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

Re: A touch of Madness

Yes that does sound like more than hormones. Glad you saw that and chose to get treatment. Be watchful of any depression that may be lurking around the corner too.