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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: About the moderation process 179 Cleopatra 10-Feb-04 20:10
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 168 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 00:59
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 169 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 150 Jergat 10-Feb-04 05:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 226 Briffits 10-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 184 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 181 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 165 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:11
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 161 David L 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 153 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 173 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 18:43
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 Briffits 10-Feb-04 22:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 167 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 166 Briffits 11-Feb-04 00:03
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 164 Milo 11-Feb-04 00:07
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 161 Briffits 11-Feb-04 10:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 164 Milo 11-Feb-04 15:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 158 Briffits 11-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 157 Milo 11-Feb-04 23:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 159 Briffits 12-Feb-04 00:23
Henceforth and forthwith... 175 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:53
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 161 Milo 11-Feb-04 17:08
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 161 Briffits 11-Feb-04 19:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 160 Milo 11-Feb-04 19:30
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 168 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 14:55
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 168 David L 10-Feb-04 01:23
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 181 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:15
Music from other spheres 175 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:59
Re: Music from other spheres 158 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:11
Possibly wrong again 162 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 03:15
Re: Possibly wrong again 162 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:24
Musical mediums 166 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 12:58
Musical plane 174 Kees 10-Feb-04 13:53
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Re: Musical mediums 168 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:02
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Poo-Pooing "channels" 163 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:19
Re: Poo-Pooing 159 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Possibly wrong again 160 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:49
Talking of Bach.... 166 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 09:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 167 David L 10-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 151 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:58
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 167 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 176 David L 10-Feb-04 18:39
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 168 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 166 David L 10-Feb-04 19:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 171 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:20
Gifts 140 Jergat 10-Feb-04 20:44
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 170 David L 10-Feb-04 23:35
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 214 Saorsa 10-Feb-04 14:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 157 David L 10-Feb-04 19:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 216 Saorsa 11-Feb-04 08:29
Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 181 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 15:05
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 167 David L 10-Feb-04 18:51
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 167 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:04
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 156 David L 10-Feb-04 19:13
Listening By Numbers 188 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 15:20
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Re: Listening By Numbers 171 David L 10-Feb-04 23:39
Re: Listening By Numbers 162 Briffits 11-Feb-04 03:11
Re: Listening By Numbers 165 Thirdwave 12-Feb-04 17:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 164 Kees 10-Feb-04 15:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 163 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 Mark Staab 11-Feb-04 06:08
Work work work 170 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 153 David L 10-Feb-04 19:24
Books 162 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Books 157 David L 10-Feb-04 23:44
Teachers 165 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 02:08
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Re: Teachers 171 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:16
Re: Teachers 161 David L 11-Feb-04 17:47
The yoga of sound 176 Kees 11-Feb-04 21:55
Re: The yoga of sound 159 David L 11-Feb-04 22:07
Small world indeed 157 Kees 11-Feb-04 22:42
Re: Teachers 165 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 23:24
Re: Teachers 159 David L 12-Feb-04 01:49
Spirtual arrogance and delusion 170 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 02:18
An apology 159 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 12:34
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Re: An apology 187 David L 12-Feb-04 19:46
The wheel of life. 165 Richard Fusniak 13-Feb-04 01:32
The Catapillar and the Butterfly 168 Milo 13-Feb-04 01:35
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Re: The wheel of life. 162 David L 13-Feb-04 02:50
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