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by Georg
February 19th, 2010, 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Shroud of Turin
Replies: 2
Views: 6573

Re: The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin remains an enigma - even if there were a "test for Jesus" and it was positive, what would it prove? If even the physical presence of Jesus was not enough for most to understand or change their lives, why should the historical "evidence"? How evident must somet...
by Georg
February 7th, 2010, 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Imaginary people pretending to be imaginary people
Replies: 7
Views: 10694

Re: Imaginary people pretending to be imaginary people

I don't know what science would say, but in reality I don't see the observer or the observed Hi Brant, though you've said it all in short, you've provoked this nice question "what would science say?" Science has a very special assumption regarding what observation is: If the experiment ca...
by Georg
February 4th, 2010, 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Imaginary people pretending to be imaginary people
Replies: 7
Views: 10694

Re: Imaginary people pretending to be imaginary people

... if reality cannot be reached with reasoning and logic, it seems that words ultimately can only be used in the sense of a poem or a song ... ... and every person has / is it's own melody ... Isn't the reaction of criticism a necessity in a forum - those who see more often don't speak and don't wr...
by Georg
February 1st, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Interesting Course
Replies: 4
Views: 9030

Re: An Interesting Course

Is the only One Thing That Is, infinite, all inclusive, omnipresent, omniscient, etc., perceiving an untruth? Not only perceiving it, but sharing it with us, who are He? And if so, why? Remember Mumon's famous koan: Does a dog have buddha nature or not? To reword / elaborate: Can a dog - which &quo...
by Georg
January 11th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prior Moment?
Replies: 11
Views: 14881

Drivers behaving ...

... but not the blues brothers - they were on a mission from god ;-) There seem to be quite a few movies that are consumed as a counterweight to all this behaving ;-) This reminds me of another Anthony de Mello quote: "Life is like a car. Instead of driving it, people lay down in front of it an...
by Georg
January 7th, 2010, 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prior Moment?
Replies: 11
Views: 14881

Re: Prior Moment?

I agree with everything said here. Regarding silence: Physical silence is neither a necessity for the silence of the mind nor will it work invariably, but usually it helps. "Flitting from thought to thought" is the nature of the mind - so no reason to be worried. In the dialogues of "...
by Georg
November 29th, 2009, 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could it be that ...
Replies: 7
Views: 11750

Re: Could it be that ...

Is that what we are – just an isolated event, enduring perhaps merely five minutes. That depends on the perspective. If the perspective is the one of an individual, then time kicks in (and also space and a history consisting of causes & effects). "A duration of five billion years", &q...
by Georg
November 25th, 2009, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could it be that ...
Replies: 7
Views: 11750

Re: Could it be that ...

Two afterthoughts came to me after the last post: First, I wrote that one "could just forget" about the package. Actually it came to me that this is not as easy as it sounds. How can I actively unlearn a habit or something I know? And it appeared to me that a lot of Zen and meditation exer...
by Georg
November 24th, 2009, 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could it be that ...
Replies: 7
Views: 11750

Re: Could it be that ...

and peered through a pre-installed package of thoughts, memories, and expectations Most (all?) of the package is not pre-installed from an "external source". It's actively being re-installed by / as an illusion which keeps itself alive. "You" could just forget about all those th...
by Georg
November 23rd, 2009, 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Contemplative Retreat" by Franz Jalics
Replies: 0
Views: 14231

"Contemplative Retreat" by Franz Jalics

Other than many other religious books, this one is about practice and experience. Though I have to admit that few people change their lives because of a book, this one has a potential to bring you to the point because it is not about understanding something by reading but about experience by exercis...
by Georg
November 23rd, 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapture?
Replies: 21
Views: 31202

Re: Rapture?

Art,

good to hear positive news from you.

it becomes luminously clear that it is identical to the teachings of Jesus


Yes.
There is one book, where this is made very explicit, it is "The Zen Teachings of Jesus" by Kenneth Leong.
by Georg
September 28th, 2009, 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapture?
Replies: 21
Views: 31202

Re: Rapture?

Art, barely dare I to offer these words as a comfort as there is a lot that can be misunderstood (and they're not comforting in the common sense), nor do I feel myself in a position to give advice (like Job's friends who knew all the better - that was disgusting). However I decided silence is perhap...
by Georg
September 21st, 2009, 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wittgenstein
Replies: 1
Views: 4707

Wittgenstein

"If someone believes that he has flown from America to England in the last few days, then, I believe, he cannot be making a mistake. And just the same if someone says that he is at this moment sitting at a table and writing. But even if in such cases I can’t be mistaken, isn’t it possible that...
by Georg
September 21st, 2009, 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapture?
Replies: 21
Views: 31202

Re: Rapture?

Why is it illogical or too complex Occam-wise to suggest that, upon "awakening" (Self-Realization) from our illusory waking life, the illusion of our apparent life likewise dissolves in its entirety -- no footprints, no remainders, no sawdust, no nothing. This is not what I meant by "...
by Georg
September 17th, 2009, 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapture?
Replies: 21
Views: 31202

Re: Rapture?

So, to my friend who observed that my vanishing Realizer theory is a bit too weird to be true, I ask, Is anything too weird for a dream? In my experience, the only rule that applies to dreams is you have to be asleep. Beyond that, nothing seems to me to be too weird for dreams. With "too weird...

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