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by vivianamis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: How I came to know the Truth
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Re: How I came to know the Truth

What is the Truth? I was looking for the truth. Not actually the "big Truth" as I did not know at that time that that actually existed. I had mystical experiences and no prior knowledge of those experiences. I had never read any books that explained these happenings to me, nor did I know of anyone i...
by vivianamis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Recipes for Awakening
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Re: Recipes for Awakening

Yes David! So true : )
by vivianamis
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Recipes for Awakening
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Recipes for Awakening

There are several paths to awakening, but what all paths have in common is that they surpass the mind. This is why meditation is a helpful tool. Meditation as most people know it is a tool one may use to help 1) control or quite to mind and 2) surpass the mind. The most direct path is to go directly...
by vivianamis
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Topic: I Am That
Replies: 29
Views: 11692

Re: I Am That

It is a complicated concept, since everything we are witnessing and saying is happening within Consciousness.... which includes that which we are conscious of and unconscious of. When we become conscious of the Self, we have let go of the belief and identity of being the body and mind and so realize...
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: Contemplation

Everything is now crystal clear. I understand Jesus's teachings and Buddha's and Krishna's. They may use words such as unlearning, undoing, re-membering, a return to but it's all the same. In the silence of our mind we are all One. There is no you, me and God. We are One. There are no differences, n...
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: Contemplation

DavidB wrote:That is amazing vivianamis.

Isn't it amazing that thought can lead us back to no thought. Life truly is astounding. :)
Yes, David and I am glad you shared your awareness with me. Even thinking will bring you back to silence....eventually : )
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Is meditation like taming a wild animal ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6326

Re: Is meditation like taming a wild animal ?

Is meditation like taming a wild animal ? LOL I like that comparison. I see the mind like a spoiled child, that constantly wants attention. Look at me, I want this, I want that. The mind is sometimes out of control and does need to be "trained" . Meditation serves as a great tool to do so. Meditati...
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Who am I?

"The moment you stop defining what you are, is the moment you let go of all that you are not." So true, it's not an attainment but rather a stripping away of all the layers that cover us as humans: our beliefs, identifications, personality, age, looks, emotions, experiences and so on. The sum of all...
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Topic: I Am That
Replies: 29
Views: 11692

Re: I Am That

joe wrote:So when he says to dwell in the "I am", what is he referring to?
Here is a link to give you more insight into what Nisargadatta meant:

http://www.nisargadatta.net/IamThat1.html
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Insightful NDE
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

Re: Insightful NDE

Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it : )
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: How I came to know the Truth
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

How I came to know the Truth

My path was more like the paths christian mystic's share. In short: Around the age of 8 I asked myself:" Why am I looking through these eyes?" Around the age of 18 mediumship opened up to me. Around the age of 27 I had my first experiences of mystical nature which set me on a path to find out why th...
by vivianamis
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Awakening: My Story
Replies: 13
Views: 5297

Re: Awakening: My Story

I enjoyed reading your story. Thank you for sharing it : )
by vivianamis
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Contemplation

One day while sitting outside I was thinking about my relationship to God when I heard a voice saying: I am closer than you think. My first reaction was....of course you are, everyone knows that. But I heard no reply, so I started to think about what I had heard....closer than you think.....think......
by vivianamis
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Space?
Replies: 31
Views: 4866

Re: What is Space?

I agree with dijmart. No mind = no thought = no space.

In the silence of mind there is only pure awareness.
by vivianamis
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Of Now > A New Earth
Replies: 37
Views: 6613

Re: Power Of Now > A New Earth

I too enjoyed The power of now more than A new Earth. I felt that Tolle spoke way too much on the subject Ego in A New Earth. I was talking about ego to a dear friend of mine awhile back. I told her that ego was just another name for Satan/the devil. Her reply was that she did not believe in Satan o...