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Zosimos wrote:
>
> Despite your claim of 'advanced' knowledge you seem to cling
> to some simplistic assumptions.
>
> The 'I' is not the 'soul' but merely the ego

I agree. So what pronoun do I use when speaking of my soul as opposed to say, yours? OK...I'll say it this way if you're going split hairs: the soul does not divide into 2 physical bodies anymore than the ego or higher mind divides itself.

The sensory consciousness is secondary, a
> product of the body, not the real being. Even 'scientific'
> psychology admits that the conscious self is just a stream of
> impressions and not a real entity. Yet it tries to behave as
> if it is, and thus all the 'psychological problems' that
> humans are prone to. So this much is recognize by both modern
> 'scientific' psychology and traditional religuous/esoteric
> psychology.

The senses are still part of us, and in fact they dominate the mind--pull it downward, preventing it from untangling the knot between itself and the soul, located at the eye-center. The right kind of meditation can reverse this pull with the help of a true teacher:

[www.ishkiia.net]

> According to Vedic/Buddhist tradition and the Chinese Taoist
> tradition, even the deeper 'self' ('soul' or whatever you
> call it) is only an illusion and must ultimately be
> dissolved. If this 'self' is not a definite thing but a
> 'phenomenon' like personality does it have to be contained in
> any one location? Who is to say what forms it may take or how
> it might relate to the physical world? (Or more
> appropriately, does it need to relate to the physical world
> at all? Why does it need to be in a 'location' in extended
> space-time?)

Separation itself is an illusion--BUT...it's not an illusion to the one trapped in it. Only to one who is liberated. Also...illusion is relative. I will tell you from experience that the ether is more real than the physical, and the astral is more real than the ether, and the mental plane--"nirvana"--is more real than the top of the astral--yet all are illusory.

> Think:
>
> If there is 'no such thing as time' then how can the same
> 'soul' have more than one incarnation at all? Aren't ALL
> incarnations 'simultaneous' in ultimate timeless reality? So
> the 'soul' already has many different 'streams of
> consciousness' feeding into it. From a timeless perspective,
> what difference does it make whether some of those 'streams
> of consciousness' are closely related in the physical world
> of space-time? The experience of events in 'time' is a
> feature of the 'I' not the soul, there is no danger of
> 'confusion' from too much happening at once. :)

Everything is simultaneous I'm taught, but I have yet to experience that. I have experienced a degree of timelessness. This kind of high teaching cannot be reduced to words. It is beyond the mind's capacity and can only be understood when we have left the mind behind at it's origin--the top of Universal Mind, or "nirvana", or "trikuti"--and gone beyond it.

> I haven't found anything about this in Buddhist philosophy
> yet, but both the Cayce material and the Seth material
> maintain that simultaneous incarnations do occur.

Buddhist philosophy was written by the kind of people who put the bible together--put this in, leave that out, maybe he meant this, maybe that...
the guy lived 2500 years ago and whatever his followers are practicing today has little to do with his teachings on the inner path of the initiate.

Cayce and Seth are both entities channeling from the astral. Don't bet the mortagage on everything they say, especially Seth. There's enough truth in their stuff to make people want to bite the whole banana.
David

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reincarnation 709 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 236 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 194 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 217 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 206 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 193 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 223 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 215 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 178 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 214 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 206 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 205 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 215 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 167 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 216 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 204 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 183 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 195 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 191 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 201 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 219 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 242 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 212 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 208 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 183 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 202 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 238 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 242 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 199 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 216 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 224 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 211 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 200 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 188 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 203 fiascohoho 20-Jan-04 19:22
Re: reincarnation 210 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 211 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 191 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
Re: reincarnation 201 Milo 21-Jan-04 03:03
Re: reincarnation 211 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 207 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 204 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 219 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 199 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 193 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 166 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 214 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 208 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 156 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 259 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 353 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 275 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 221 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 282 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 225 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 196 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 220 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 204 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 211 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 445 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 183 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 182 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 183 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 202 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 198 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 233 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 218 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 196 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 201 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 175 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 220 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 218 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 185 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 239 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 212 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 372 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 210 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 226 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 189 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 202 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 171 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 308 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 169 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 204 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 187 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 167 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 185 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 231 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 192 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 221 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 202 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 184 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 198 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 193 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 172 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 208 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 185 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 188 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 191 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 201 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 192 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 190 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 188 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 213 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 174 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 193 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 257 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 204 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 194 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 222 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 185 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 201 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 190 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 188 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 183 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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