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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 508 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 154 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 132 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 140 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 119 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 120 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 143 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 150 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 115 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 139 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 132 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 147 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 106 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 129 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 126 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 109 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 123 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 121 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 124 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 146 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 138 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 132 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 137 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 124 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 135 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 166 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 132 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 139 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 148 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 149 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 132 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 134 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 128 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 119 fiascohoho 20-Jan-04 19:22
Re: reincarnation 141 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 131 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 125 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
Re: reincarnation 142 Milo 21-Jan-04 03:03
Re: reincarnation 132 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 132 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 127 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 137 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 129 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 129 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 95 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 123 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 118 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 98 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 175 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 267 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 191 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 139 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 201 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 144 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 128 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 158 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 126 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 135 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 368 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 110 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 109 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 105 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 119 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 126 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 143 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 134 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 117 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 113 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 99 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 142 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 136 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 102 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 156 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 139 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 246 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 128 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 126 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 113 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 222 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 99 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 129 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 110 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 106 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 119 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 169 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 114 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 138 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 126 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 106 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 131 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 126 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 106 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 131 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 122 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 111 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 109 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 125 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 133 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 114 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 128 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 143 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 102 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 123 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 178 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 139 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 121 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 148 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 115 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 134 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 120 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 129 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 113 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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