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by oak tree
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being aware of being aware or resting as awareness?
Replies: 31
Views: 958

Re: Being aware of being aware or resting as awareness?

I was also wondering, what can actually be done to rest as awareness? I understand that you can't do something that you already are but there has to be something that can still be done in terms of ceasing something. I think practising self enquiry, as recommended by Ramana Maharshi, will lead to re...
by oak tree
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The degree of the absence of thoughts is the measure of your progress towards Self-realization.
Replies: 4
Views: 374

The degree of the absence of thoughts is the measure of your progress towards Self-realization.

"The degree of the absence of thoughts is the measure of your progress towards Self-realization". This is a quote from Ramana Maharshi. Eckhart mentions it in a talk.

What do you think of that quote? Has it been your experience?
by oak tree
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Deep Heart by John Prendergast
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Deep Heart by John Prendergast

Thanks for the recommendation! Bought it and I'm liking it. Lots of useful exercises in the book.
by oak tree
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Conscious Relationships
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Conscious Relationships

Curious if any of you are in a relationship with someone on the same spiritual path?

I'm mostly happy to be single. It is peaceful. Though sometimes there is a longing to be in a relationship. Especially with someone on the same path.

How do others feel about it?
by oak tree
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: Arunachala
Replies: 1
Views: 2157

Re: Arunachala

Nice video with images of Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi.

https://youtu.be/xrk4TbOXBZ8
by oak tree
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: Arunachala
Replies: 1
Views: 2157

Arunachala

Ramana moved to Arunachala mountain after his awakening. He lived there for the rest of his life. There is a site where you can view live images of Arunachala: http://www.arunachala-live.com/ Lord Siva said: “What cannot be acquired without great pains – the true import of Vedanta (Self-Realization)...
by oak tree
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Grateful to have found this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: Grateful to have found this forum

I would just focus on being as awake and aware as possible. If people start notice changes and asking questions then I might talk to them about it. Unless they genuinely seemed interested I wouldn't talk too much.
by oak tree
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Practices for staying present
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Re: Practices for staying present

Hi Joe

Yes it is a challenge.

I've started doing self-enquiry throughout the day. Enquiring Who Am I? To whom does this come? It has become effective and usually takes me back to stillness. Perhaps it's not for everyone though.
by oak tree
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramana Maharshis Who am I? I need help understanding it
Replies: 19
Views: 5969

Re: Ramana Maharshis Who am I? I need help understanding it

Hi Steve Following Ramana's teachings too. I remember reading Ramana gives two methods: Self enquiry or surrender. I do both but it seems surrender works best for me. Surrender leads to peace and silence. Daily life is still challenging. Sometimes there is identification and I get upset when things ...
by oak tree
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Positive Activist
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Re: Hello from the Positive Activist

Nice idea :)
by oak tree
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gaia TV
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Gaia TV

Thanks for this. Hadn't heard of Gaia TV before.

Don't like watching violent TV anymore. Gaia TV sounds good :)
by oak tree
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple life
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Simple life

Have other forum members lives become a lot simpler? Have noticed a lot of interests have disappeared. Reading / watching news less. Rarely switch on TV anymore. Dressing more simply. Very rarely wear makeup. Little interest in shopping now and notice very little wanting when shopping. Enjoy spendin...
by oak tree
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School of Awakening certification with your name on it
Replies: 11
Views: 2289

Re: School of Awakening certification with your name on it

Read that scholarships are / were available for this school of awakening program. Have no interest in it but glad there's an opportunity for those who haven't the money to perhaps receive a scholarship.
by oak tree
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Help!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4857

Re: Help!!!!!

Are you able to see the thought patterns behind the anxiety? I used to experience severe anxiety but now I often see the thought as it arises and the anxiety doesn't come. If anxiety does arise I do self-enquiry and this usually leads back to peace. Eckhart, Mooji and Adyashanti are all great teache...