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Zosimos wrote:
>
> Despite your claim of 'advanced' knowledge you seem to cling
> to some simplistic assumptions.
>
> The 'I' is not the 'soul' but merely the ego

I agree. So what pronoun do I use when speaking of my soul as opposed to say, yours? OK...I'll say it this way if you're going split hairs: the soul does not divide into 2 physical bodies anymore than the ego or higher mind divides itself.

The sensory consciousness is secondary, a
> product of the body, not the real being. Even 'scientific'
> psychology admits that the conscious self is just a stream of
> impressions and not a real entity. Yet it tries to behave as
> if it is, and thus all the 'psychological problems' that
> humans are prone to. So this much is recognize by both modern
> 'scientific' psychology and traditional religuous/esoteric
> psychology.

The senses are still part of us, and in fact they dominate the mind--pull it downward, preventing it from untangling the knot between itself and the soul, located at the eye-center. The right kind of meditation can reverse this pull with the help of a true teacher:

[www.ishkiia.net]

> According to Vedic/Buddhist tradition and the Chinese Taoist
> tradition, even the deeper 'self' ('soul' or whatever you
> call it) is only an illusion and must ultimately be
> dissolved. If this 'self' is not a definite thing but a
> 'phenomenon' like personality does it have to be contained in
> any one location? Who is to say what forms it may take or how
> it might relate to the physical world? (Or more
> appropriately, does it need to relate to the physical world
> at all? Why does it need to be in a 'location' in extended
> space-time?)

Separation itself is an illusion--BUT...it's not an illusion to the one trapped in it. Only to one who is liberated. Also...illusion is relative. I will tell you from experience that the ether is more real than the physical, and the astral is more real than the ether, and the mental plane--"nirvana"--is more real than the top of the astral--yet all are illusory.

> Think:
>
> If there is 'no such thing as time' then how can the same
> 'soul' have more than one incarnation at all? Aren't ALL
> incarnations 'simultaneous' in ultimate timeless reality? So
> the 'soul' already has many different 'streams of
> consciousness' feeding into it. From a timeless perspective,
> what difference does it make whether some of those 'streams
> of consciousness' are closely related in the physical world
> of space-time? The experience of events in 'time' is a
> feature of the 'I' not the soul, there is no danger of
> 'confusion' from too much happening at once. :)

Everything is simultaneous I'm taught, but I have yet to experience that. I have experienced a degree of timelessness. This kind of high teaching cannot be reduced to words. It is beyond the mind's capacity and can only be understood when we have left the mind behind at it's origin--the top of Universal Mind, or "nirvana", or "trikuti"--and gone beyond it.

> I haven't found anything about this in Buddhist philosophy
> yet, but both the Cayce material and the Seth material
> maintain that simultaneous incarnations do occur.

Buddhist philosophy was written by the kind of people who put the bible together--put this in, leave that out, maybe he meant this, maybe that...
the guy lived 2500 years ago and whatever his followers are practicing today has little to do with his teachings on the inner path of the initiate.

Cayce and Seth are both entities channeling from the astral. Don't bet the mortagage on everything they say, especially Seth. There's enough truth in their stuff to make people want to bite the whole banana.
David

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reincarnation 651 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 213 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 171 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 195 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 182 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 172 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 202 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 193 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 155 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 194 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 185 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 181 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 192 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 146 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 189 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 177 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 161 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 173 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 168 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 180 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 199 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 206 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 189 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 186 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 161 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 180 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 216 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 218 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 177 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 194 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 200 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 188 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 176 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 164 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 181 fiascohoho 20-Jan-04 19:22
Re: reincarnation 188 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 188 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 166 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
Re: reincarnation 178 Milo 21-Jan-04 03:03
Re: reincarnation 189 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 185 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 181 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 196 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 178 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 167 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 140 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 192 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 185 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 133 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 236 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 328 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 252 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 200 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 257 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 196 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 175 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 197 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 179 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 186 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 422 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 162 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 160 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 159 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 174 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 175 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 207 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 194 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 173 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 173 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 151 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 198 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 189 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 162 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 216 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 189 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 336 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 189 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 201 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 165 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 179 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 151 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 284 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 148 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 181 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 163 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 145 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 163 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 207 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 166 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 197 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 178 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 159 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 175 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 167 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 148 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 185 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 163 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 166 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 166 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 179 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 168 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 167 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 165 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 193 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 152 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 171 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 236 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 177 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 172 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 199 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 161 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 181 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 169 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 166 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 160 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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