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HarryWJYoung wrote:
>
> Hi David
>
> Thanks for your reply. Frankly, I find all of it puzzling
> because you say what you say with such certainty, and yet
> offer no evidence to support your argument.

Do you know of anyone who can supply proof of the inner worlds or reicarnation, or any metaphysical/psychic phenemona?
I have 30 years experience with a realized teacher, and more experiences inside than I can count. I have friends who can say essentially the same thing and corraborate my experiences. We can only prove these things to ourselves--not to others. Well, some people can but that's another story...
>
> There are still Buddhists who follow a forty nine day
> observance of dead friends and relatives, and while I think
> many of the originating truths behind modern religious
> observances are lost, there is a lot of symbolism connected
> to the number forty nine. I strongly suspect 49 was not an
> arbitrary number to the original writers/compilers of the
> Tibetan Book of the Dead which is a written treatise based on
> existing practised beliefs not the other way around.

Whether it's 49 days or 49 minutes, it's a ritual and rituals are the province of religion--not mysticism. Buddhism, like Catholicism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, are all religions and religions are dead mystic schools. The inner teachings of the founder have long been lost and the followers fall into superstition, idolatry. rules and regulations, feast days, etc.

> >the way some people gaze longingly at wolves, etc
>
> Sorry David, I don't buy this. There is a sentimentality here
> which flies in the face of reason.

Sentimentality? You've never heard of people who practically adore animals to the point of obsession? I have. It's not all that common, but it's not all that uncommon either. I'm not talking about loving animals, but about longing to be one... "Where your heart is, there will your treasure be"--Jesus said that. So best make sure that your heart is not longing to be a wolf or a dolphin or pretty bird, because you just might get your wish.
That's all I'm saying.
David

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reincarnation 397 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 126 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 105 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 102 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 92 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 92 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 109 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 112 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
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Re: reincarnation 109 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 107 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 103 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 119 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 81 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 96 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 101 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 85 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 94 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 93 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 97 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 111 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 111 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 104 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 111 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 97 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 104 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 141 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 103 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 113 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 104 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 108 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 109 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 104 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
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Re: reincarnation 107 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 105 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 101 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
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Re: reincarnation 98 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 107 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 101 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
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Re: reincarnation 105 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
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Re: reincarnation 72 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
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Re: reincarnation 91 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 75 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 147 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 233 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 163 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
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Re: reincarnation 172 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 122 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 100 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 132 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 93 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 110 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 337 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 87 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 84 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 82 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 95 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 100 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 115 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 106 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 92 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 90 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 75 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 112 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 102 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 79 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 128 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 115 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 196 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 100 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 98 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 88 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 99 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 89 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 184 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 75 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 104 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 84 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 82 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 91 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 133 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 85 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 110 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 91 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 81 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 108 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 101 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 82 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 102 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 97 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 87 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 85 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 100 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 107 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 90 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 103 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 108 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 77 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 97 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 127 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 113 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 96 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 124 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 89 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 108 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 93 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 101 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
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