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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 462 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 142 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 119 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 118 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 108 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 108 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 125 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 128 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 104 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 122 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 118 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 135 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 96 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 110 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 117 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 100 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 111 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 109 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 113 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 128 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 128 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 122 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 127 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 114 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 122 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 157 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 121 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 129 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 135 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 137 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 123 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 124 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 119 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 109 fiascohoho 20-Jan-04 19:22
Re: reincarnation 125 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 121 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
Re: reincarnation 122 Milo 21-Jan-04 03:03
Re: reincarnation 114 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 122 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 127 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 120 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 120 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 87 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 113 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 107 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 89 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 164 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 253 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 180 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 123 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 189 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 135 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 147 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 109 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 125 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 360 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 102 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 100 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 96 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 110 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 116 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 133 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 123 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 106 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 104 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 90 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 131 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 119 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 93 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 148 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 130 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 227 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 119 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 117 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 106 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 116 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 103 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 207 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 90 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 119 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 100 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 97 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 108 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 153 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 100 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 127 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 111 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 97 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 122 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 116 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 97 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 116 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 112 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 102 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 100 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 115 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 123 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 106 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 119 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 125 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 93 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 113 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 155 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 130 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 112 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 140 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 106 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 123 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 109 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 116 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 101 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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