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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 648 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 212 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 171 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 194 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 182 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 171 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 201 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 184 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 188 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 172 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 168 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 179 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 217 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 176 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 194 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 199 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 187 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 176 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 163 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 180 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 180 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 196 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 177 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 191 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 184 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 133 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 235 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 328 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 251 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 200 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 256 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 196 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 179 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 185 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 419 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 161 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 159 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 158 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 173 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 175 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 206 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 193 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 172 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 173 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 150 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 197 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 188 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 188 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 335 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 188 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 200 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 164 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 178 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 151 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 283 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 165 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 196 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 184 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 167 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 165 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 165 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 159 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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