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by runstrails
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Q&A between Deepak Chopra and Swami Sarvapriyananda
Replies: 2
Views: 224

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: 545

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: 595

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: 249

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: 248

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: 815

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: 327

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: 1504

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: 815

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: 262

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: 918

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: 1504

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.
by runstrails
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A touch of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: A touch of Madness

Hi Dij, Sorry to hear that you had a relapse. Sounds like a rough ride over the last few months. Hopefully the meds will get it under control soon. And don't discount the hormonal stuff either. I'm in that same 'certain age' bracket and I'm just amazed at the emotional volatility that I see in mysel...
by runstrails
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: The nature of awareness

rM wrote: I found that it was quite easy to see-feel everything around me, all the objects/phenomena that arose in mind, as awareness. But it was a different story with "me." I still remember when I first ran into the teaching that, in addition to all the phenomena arising, the (apparent) subject t...
by runstrails
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: The nature of awareness

Nice posts, E2B. I enjoyed reading them. E2B wrote: Spirituality, in a practical sense I have found requires an enormous amount of trust (in myself), that jumping off the cliff with my eyes closed is actually safe. This is so true. Trust is essential. Once we understand the nature of reality (that e...