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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 203 Cleopatra 10-Feb-04 20:10
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 00:59
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 190 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 171 Jergat 10-Feb-04 05:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 248 Briffits 10-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 205 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 204 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:11
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 182 David L 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 175 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 192 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 18:43
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 173 Briffits 10-Feb-04 22:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 186 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 Briffits 11-Feb-04 00:03
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 183 Milo 11-Feb-04 00:07
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 182 Briffits 11-Feb-04 10:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 187 Milo 11-Feb-04 15:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 178 Briffits 11-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 177 Milo 11-Feb-04 23:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 180 Briffits 12-Feb-04 00:23
Henceforth and forthwith... 197 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:53
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 180 Milo 11-Feb-04 17:08
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 183 Briffits 11-Feb-04 19:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 182 Milo 11-Feb-04 19:30
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 14:55
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 David L 10-Feb-04 01:23
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 198 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:15
Music from other spheres 198 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:59
Re: Music from other spheres 177 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:11
Possibly wrong again 180 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 03:15
Re: Possibly wrong again 183 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:24
Musical mediums 184 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 12:58
Musical plane 197 Kees 10-Feb-04 13:53
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Re: Musical mediums 176 Milo 10-Feb-04 15:49
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Re: Musical mediums 186 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:02
Re: Musical mediums 177 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:10
Poo-Pooing "channels" 182 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:19
Re: Poo-Pooing 179 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Possibly wrong again 184 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:49
Talking of Bach.... 188 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 09:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 187 David L 10-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 173 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:58
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 188 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 198 David L 10-Feb-04 18:39
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 190 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 186 David L 10-Feb-04 19:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 191 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:20
Gifts 163 Jergat 10-Feb-04 20:44
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 191 David L 10-Feb-04 23:35
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 233 Saorsa 10-Feb-04 14:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 179 David L 10-Feb-04 19:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 238 Saorsa 11-Feb-04 08:29
Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 203 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 15:05
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 186 David L 10-Feb-04 18:51
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 189 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:04
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 177 David L 10-Feb-04 19:13
Listening By Numbers 209 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Listening By Numbers 189 David L 10-Feb-04 19:19
Re: Listening By Numbers 177 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Listening By Numbers 190 David L 10-Feb-04 23:39
Re: Listening By Numbers 183 Briffits 11-Feb-04 03:11
Re: Listening By Numbers 184 Thirdwave 12-Feb-04 17:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 187 Kees 10-Feb-04 15:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 182 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 211 Mark Staab 11-Feb-04 06:08
Work work work 191 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 173 David L 10-Feb-04 19:24
Books 180 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Books 176 David L 10-Feb-04 23:44
Teachers 186 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 02:08
Re: Teachers 183 David L 11-Feb-04 03:07
Re: Teachers 191 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:16
Re: Teachers 179 David L 11-Feb-04 17:47
The yoga of sound 197 Kees 11-Feb-04 21:55
Re: The yoga of sound 182 David L 11-Feb-04 22:07
Small world indeed 176 Kees 11-Feb-04 22:42
Re: Teachers 186 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 23:24
Re: Teachers 180 David L 12-Feb-04 01:49
Spirtual arrogance and delusion 190 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 02:18
An apology 182 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 12:34
Re: An apology 175 fisherman 12-Feb-04 16:11
Re: An apology 211 David L 12-Feb-04 19:46
The wheel of life. 185 Richard Fusniak 13-Feb-04 01:32
The Catapillar and the Butterfly 188 Milo 13-Feb-04 01:35
Re: The Catapillar and the Butterfly 394 David L 13-Feb-04 02:52
Re: The wheel of life. 184 David L 13-Feb-04 02:50
Re: Teachers 183 Hoppy 11-Feb-04 03:19
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