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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 708 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 235 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 194 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 216 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 206 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 192 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 222 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 205 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 215 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 194 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 191 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 199 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 198 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 210 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 200 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 187 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 202 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 203 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 219 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 198 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 213 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 207 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 352 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 224 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 210 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 444 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 182 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 181 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 182 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 201 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 217 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 195 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 201 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 173 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 219 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 216 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 211 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 372 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 209 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 225 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 188 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 201 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 171 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 307 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 191 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 220 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 207 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 191 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 189 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 256 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 187 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 182 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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