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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 152 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 00:59
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 167 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 151 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:11
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 146 David L 10-Feb-04 18:36
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 158 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 18:43
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 138 Briffits 10-Feb-04 22:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 153 Briffits 11-Feb-04 00:03
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 146 Briffits 12-Feb-04 00:23
Henceforth and forthwith... 159 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:53
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 148 Briffits 11-Feb-04 19:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 144 Milo 11-Feb-04 19:30
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 154 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 14:55
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 David L 10-Feb-04 01:23
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 166 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:15
Music from other spheres 162 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:59
Re: Music from other spheres 141 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:11
Possibly wrong again 147 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 03:15
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Re: Possibly wrong again 147 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:49
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 153 David L 10-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 134 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:58
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 160 David L 10-Feb-04 18:39
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Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 151 Kees 10-Feb-04 15:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 139 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 18:36
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Books 147 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:36
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