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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 717 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 239 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 198 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 220 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 211 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 198 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 229 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 221 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 182 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 217 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 211 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 210 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 219 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 174 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 220 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 210 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 188 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 198 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 197 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 204 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 225 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 245 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 218 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 211 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 188 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 210 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 243 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 247 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 203 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 222 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 227 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 215 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 205 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 192 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 207 fiascohoho 20-Jan-04 19:22
Re: reincarnation 215 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 217 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 194 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
Re: reincarnation 207 Milo 21-Jan-04 03:03
Re: reincarnation 215 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 212 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 207 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 224 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 202 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 197 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 171 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 219 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 211 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 160 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 263 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 356 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 281 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 228 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 289 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 228 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 201 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 225 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 208 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 214 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 448 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 189 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 186 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 187 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 207 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 202 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 236 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 223 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 201 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 204 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 178 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 224 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 224 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 189 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 245 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 216 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 379 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 214 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 230 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 193 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 206 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 177 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 314 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 175 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 210 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 193 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 172 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 190 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 237 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 196 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 225 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 207 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 188 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 203 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 198 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 177 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 212 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 190 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 192 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 196 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 205 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 195 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 194 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 196 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 218 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 180 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 196 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 261 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 211 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 198 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 227 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 188 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 205 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 196 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 194 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 186 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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