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by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

For me waking up was an experience, I was up out my seat laughing uncotrollably. What followed, the knowing is not an experience it is just what we are as you know, nothing to cling to. I did have one more experience of the void after awakening that showed me even deeper what I/everything is and on...
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future
Replies: 29
Views: 1847

Re: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future

No, I knew you were speaking of eputkonen. I didn't read to fast. My punctuation wasen't correct. When you said "that is nice however that is just you" sounds like you like you are speaking to an ego. To me it sounded like he was speaking from awareness/being. That's all. Your much better than I my...
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

I know you are sharing about direct seeing and I appreciate it. Good let me just add this because this still feels a bit unclear. Direct seeing or direct knowing is not a experience as your speaking about. It just IS, nothing to cling to, it is the same as awakening, waking up is not a experience. ...
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening-might it be a big illusion?
Replies: 24
Views: 1820

Re: Awakening-might it be a big illusion?

Glycine wrote:Thank you James, WW, Sighclone, Kiki, and Randji for your posts! It is great to have you here.
Your most welcome nice to be here with you.
Peace
Randji
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future
Replies: 29
Views: 1847

Re: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future

Juno wrote:It sounded like the You you were speaking of was as if you were speaking of an ego?
Juno you lost me I was not speaking of myself. All I did was repeat what he said that he does Satsang because he feels Joy from them. I have no clue what you were saying?
Maybe you read too fast.
Peace
Randji
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future
Replies: 29
Views: 1847

Re: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future

Juno wrote:
That is nice however this is just you, you do it because it feels good for you and is joyful.
It feels like it's coming from Being.
Where else would it come from? You see we all are or were homesick after being born into this world. So what a Joy it is Being Home..
Peace
Randji
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

Hi Randji, I completly get what you are saying too. Where I'm coming from is my experience. I meditated for years but a teacher made the path all of a sudden have direction and all of a sudden directing my mind to the border of seeing. Like Tolle's teaching to sense Stillness and Adya's teaching ab...
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Byron Katie
Topic: The work online question
Replies: 5
Views: 3970

Re: The work online question

Hello, Many people here have suggested Byron Katie to me and I checked out her website, I have not really tried hard to find her book, but Im living in Asia and English books are REALLY expensive, and the selection is not extensive, so I dont know if I will have a ton of luck finding it... plus I h...
by DWBH1953
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future
Replies: 29
Views: 1847

Re: Living vs. Being Present; Thinking about Present/Past/Future

I offer satsangs not because I am trying to awaken others or have some desire/goal to help others...I offer satsangs because there is joy in satsangs. Like listening to music or looking at flowers in a rose garden...I do it because it is fun...it is play. . Hi E.. That is nice however this is just ...
by DWBH1953
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

It seems that half or more of most teachings are all about getting the ego to loosen it's grip so the Absolute can be realized. Which is appropriate teachings if one has not realized What they are. Monica Hi Juno, For some odd reasons my posts are not showing up. I hope this gets through. I underst...
by DWBH1953
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

Ramana did not deny the impact of the ego: From the ninth edition of "Talks...", page 23 - 25: The ego is of the nature or intelligence...the "I-thought" is the all-important thought. Personality-idea or thought is also the root or the stem of all other thoughts, since each idea or thought arises o...
by DWBH1953
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: urge to read more and more and more books
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: urge to read more and more and more books

John Sherman is the ultimate self-inquirer! His story about "self-discovery" in the prison shower is amusing, candid and re-affirming of the direct path, ala Ramana. I had not spent much time with him before your lead, his website is johnsherman.org - worth a visit for sure! I'm so old school - sur...
by DWBH1953
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: urge to read more and more and more books
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: urge to read more and more and more books

What is wrong with you people?? You all get me to thinking and thinking!#$%#$%$#%!! :) I'm always on the lookout for more books on nonduality. Do I expect to "learn something new?" Nope. I just like to have a good library for reference when someone asks a question, and also to have books to give aw...
by DWBH1953
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

it is definitely easier to understand what is happening using the ego concept...yes, it is all mind and the mind has a specific job when it comes to ego as apparently the minds number one priority...me, me, and more me Great if that works well for you stay with it. It does not for me. Then again I ...
by DWBH1953
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: Does becoming ego-less have socially negative effects?

The ego is a collection of thought-streams and memories, as ET says, "A false self, created by unconscious idenitification with the mind..." (PON, p. 22). It may or may not be "reactive, opinionated, judgmental, critical, biased." It might be utterly beneficent, loving, kind, cheerful and humble. B...