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In another thread (Gene Matlock's) Trygve Hogebol wrote:

As a friendly advice I would suggest refraining from using the term "proof" in any kind of metaphysical debate. The topic is beyond the realm of scientific logic, and claiming to have proven anything tends to provoke counter-arguments that deals primarily with alternate views rather than elaboration on the original one.

I think this is extremely relevant. The term "proof" these days has aassumed the connotation of scientific proof. There is of course a difference, and a big one at that, between modern scientific proof and experiential proof. I think that both can be logical, indeed both have to be logical. Proving to oneself is easier than proving to others however, and more often than not the latter is a thankless and fruitless task. Better perhaps to put one's energies into the former. How does one do this? Well, this is a work of ages. Amongst Buddha's last words were "work out your own salvation". The Buddhist way is to trust in the Buddha nature; simply put "buddhi" or intuition, something we all can and should do rather than pay heed to so many proclamations of truth and proof.

As an aside, one very appealing thing to me about Graham Hancock is that he has never, as far as I know, said that he has proof. He states his findings in a passionate way, and presents compelling arguments yes, but not as dogma as so many of his peers and establishment academics do. He uses the word "may" a lot.

Harry

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reincarnation 512 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 155 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 133 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 140 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 120 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 120 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 144 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 140 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 133 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 130 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 126 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 110 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 123 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 122 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 139 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 133 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 149 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 149 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 133 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 133 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 127 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 138 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 130 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 96 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 123 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 119 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 268 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 193 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 140 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 201 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 146 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 136 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 369 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 111 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 120 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 135 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 119 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 115 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 99 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 143 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 138 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 104 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 158 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 140 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 250 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 130 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 127 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 113 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 224 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 171 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 115 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 139 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 126 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 107 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 131 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 127 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 106 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 133 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 123 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 112 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 110 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 125 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 134 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 115 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 144 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 103 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 124 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 179 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 149 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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