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Sorry David. I guess I have to apologize for writing like that. What you said made me see red: "A minute of focused meditation does more for the world than feeding the hungry in the streets of Calcutta for 10 years"

Some years ago I was on a station in India with people lying in their own excrement in a waiting room, starving and waiting to die and no one was helping them. A frail old lady came up to me on the platform and grunted pointing to her mouth. I reasoned she was hungry and offered her some money so she could get herself something from a food stall. She shook her head and grunted again pointing desperately to her mouth. I offered her some water from a nearby tap. She refused and continued gesticulating. A man came up to me and said not to bother as she would be dead tomorrow. I got on the train and felt devastated and helpless whilst reflecting on this; it made a deep impact on me.

When I got back home, I contrasted this with our way of life. The latest abundant supplies of gizmos and gadgets were being being competitively sold in electrical shops at extortionate prices as though it was a matter of life or death for one store to outwit another. Not an eyelid is batted by buyers wasting their money on sensational seeking toys - the item often ending up on the scrap heap as throw away technology a few years later. Meanwhile unheard of people die in other corners of the earth while the planet has enough food to feed all of us many times over. I kind of went dizzy walking around the shops for several weeks later

So, we will have to beg to differ on our philosophies. Your way to God seems to be through some meditative technique which I view as escapism - my way to God is help others out on this earth plane as and where I can whilst serving my apprenticeship here on earth - well that's my belief.

A wise spirit from the other side once told me, "There are no short cuts to spiritual evolution".

Cheers,
Fuzzy

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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 113 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 00:59
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 110 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 102 Jergat 10-Feb-04 05:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 170 Briffits 10-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 127 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 130 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 113 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:11
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 109 David L 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 100 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 122 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 18:43
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 101 Briffits 10-Feb-04 22:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 111 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 111 Briffits 11-Feb-04 00:03
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 109 Briffits 11-Feb-04 10:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 110 Milo 11-Feb-04 15:19
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 104 Milo 11-Feb-04 23:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 107 Briffits 12-Feb-04 00:23
Henceforth and forthwith... 126 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:53
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 114 Briffits 11-Feb-04 19:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 103 Milo 11-Feb-04 19:30
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 113 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 14:55
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 114 David L 10-Feb-04 01:23
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 122 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:15
Music from other spheres 126 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:59
Re: Music from other spheres 100 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:11
Possibly wrong again 110 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 03:15
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Musical mediums 113 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 12:58
Musical plane 123 Kees 10-Feb-04 13:53
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Poo-Pooing "channels" 107 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:19
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Re: Possibly wrong again 107 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:49
Talking of Bach.... 110 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 09:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 114 David L 10-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 95 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:58
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 112 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 123 David L 10-Feb-04 18:39
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 108 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 109 David L 10-Feb-04 19:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 109 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:20
Gifts 99 Jergat 10-Feb-04 20:44
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 113 David L 10-Feb-04 23:35
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 156 Saorsa 10-Feb-04 14:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 104 David L 10-Feb-04 19:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 160 Saorsa 11-Feb-04 08:29
Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 125 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 15:05
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 114 Kees 10-Feb-04 15:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 102 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 137 Mark Staab 11-Feb-04 06:08
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 101 David L 10-Feb-04 19:24
Books 106 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:36
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Teachers 113 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 02:08
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The yoga of sound 123 Kees 11-Feb-04 21:55
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Small world indeed 106 Kees 11-Feb-04 22:42
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Spirtual arrogance and delusion 113 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 02:18
An apology 100 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 12:34
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The wheel of life. 110 Richard Fusniak 13-Feb-04 01:32
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