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by Matt123
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Relapse from being Present
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Relapse from being Present

Thanks everyone! I guess I will have to keep on the path and keep practicing. Hopefully I will be able to flow with the thoughts without actually identifying with them. That is happening now to an extent, but only for neutral ones..not the great ones or the really "bad" ones. So I am going to keep a...
by Matt123
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Relapse from being Present
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Relapse from being Present

Dear All, I have been reading a lot the past few months and am enjoying the "present" moments and I feel much more closer to my true self than before. However the past couple of days, I had a sort of relapse. I had a situation which is about something that is yet to happen. My mind suddenly went int...
by Matt123
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 25962

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Hi All, One of my uncles has been a lifelong follower of Ramana and it was from him that I first heard the word "Advaita". For him, Advaita is life and after a lifelong practice, he has progressed far in his journey. And like a true "free" man, he does not talk not about his experiences but stays in...
by Matt123
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Amit Goswami - Quantum Physics & Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Re: Amit Goswami - Quantum Physics & Consciousness

Can anyone suggest a good book or material on Quantum Physics with a view on Advaita? Novice level only :D
by Matt123
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Reviews, please - Butterflies Are Free To Fly
Replies: 20
Views: 5812

Re: Reviews, please - Butterflies Are Free To Fly

Thanks for the recommendation. I have finished the first part of the book and so far it is an interesting read. And the movie hall comparison is very neat. I had a question on this, though. Does this mean we live in a "Matrix" ? And that everything is an illusion? I remember that in one of the audio...
by Matt123
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Conscious living
Replies: 85
Views: 27531

Re: Conscious living

All, I have a very simple question which I am unable to find the answer for...anywhere. The question is this: How do i stay present at ALL times? To rephrase, can someone suggest some techniques by which I am constantly reminded to "look into myself" or "hey , here goes my mind again..off to the la ...
by Matt123
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 25962

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Thank you. One more followup question....why is it important to look at an image from your childhood? Is that important in this process? Again I am not able to connect and feel any different. For me , ET's being present works if I "put my mind to it"...usually while driving or just before going to b...
by Matt123
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 25962

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Hi All, Just downloaded the JS - One look video and tried the technique. I am sorry but maybe I got this wrong. After the 'tip of the tongue', I need to focus on 'myself', am i correct? I did that and was very present. But I fail to understand how different is this from just 'being present'? Am i su...
by Matt123
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: opinions please. Tolle = another lost chance at hope?
Replies: 13
Views: 1729

Re: opinions please. Tolle = another lost chance at hope?

In my humble opinion, why does it matter to anyone what he does or doesnt? Initially I read everyone including Ramana, Nisagaradatta et al. I realized I was just getting too information but none it was helping. I need one weapon to get to my first target.."Stillness". So now all I am doing is readin...
by Matt123
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Lovely essay
Replies: 1
Views: 2102

Re: Lovely essay

Bravo! A simple english translation of the Bhagvad Gita and yet so profound. This answers everything. But it is soooo difficult to practice. I can give up "God", but it is not easy to give up the fruits of my action. Or stop "worrying" because if I was truly so courageous, I wouldnt be searching for...
by Matt123
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and Guide please
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Hello and Guide please

Thank you everyone. I look forward to be being here, interacting and growing up!
by Matt123
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello and Guide please
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Hello and Guide please

Dear All, This is my first time on this blog. And the first time I am opening up. The reason I am here is because I have been reading this forum for a few weeks now and thought this is as close to Eckhart that I am going to be, outside of Face Book. About me - I am 37 years old and I am a "normal" p...