The Spiritual Path

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by Thomas, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    IMO this is mostly incorrect.

    What dictator is famous for inforcing a religion? Which religion?

    Lenin Marxism in Russia ... Mao Communists in China ... Poh Pot in Cambodia ... Marcos in the phillipines ... Hiro Hito in Japan ... Mussilini in Italy ... Castro in Cuba ... Idi Amin in Congo ... Omar Khadafy in Libya ...

    ---were these guys famous for NEW TRANSLATIONS OF THE SCRIPTURE?
     
  2. MARIE NICKERSON

    MARIE NICKERSON PRAYER POET

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    So many words, so many concepts! We're supposed to have enough religion between us to dissolve out our differences. Time to get in my bod.
     
  3. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    This thread is about "The Spiritual Path"

    IMO you are pointing out the "Tax-Code" law books.

    No one starts a revolution over the "Tax-Code" law books . . . or . . . do they?

    btw:
    Is this Spam?

    . . . anyway . . . back on task!
     
  4. MARIE NICKERSON

    MARIE NICKERSON PRAYER POET

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    dear bhaktajan, not spam. It is a very spiritual thing to be fully in your body, grounded in reality and body wisdom. We're smarter that way and more compassionate. A good massage will help with this, a guided meditation to get you into your bod (body), or some good plain old hard physical work, or sports.:)
     
  5. Thomas

    Thomas Administrator Admin

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    Agreed ... but it's also widely regarded to be 'very spiritual' when in fact one is grounded in one's own psyche, and in reality not very 'spiritual' (whatever that means) at all.

    And what of austerities and asceticism of the the shaman, the the yamabushi, the monk or nun?

    Than what?

    But that's nothing to do with spirituality, really. Get's the endorphins going, but that's not really what we're talking about.

    God bless,

    Thomas
     
  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    I think it is a mix....those confined to their respective religions have a bias that they have issues getting beyond, whether you are dyed in the wool, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist or whatever you are married to your belief, your books, your mentors and will have issues looking out of the box....in just the beginning of every conversation you would just so much like to 'save' the other, get them to 'see' the light, and 'understand' the 'truth' as you know it.

    We are all in the same boat..... I'm there too, so is the Atheist and Satanist, so we really should learn to get along....

    But as I see, it and I may as well get this out before you toss me to the sharks... Spiritual is what we WERE as individuals....then someone decided to write down their interpretation of the discussions they were hearing or heard as a child, and someone else wrote down their understanding, and others disagreed in whole cloth or on some principle or some nuances so their stories circulated and were written... It may have begun with power and greed in mind...or it may have begun with the insistence that their story be recorded as they knew it or it could have been without and malice or forthought....

    regardless, has been warped over the years, centuries....and is not without original intent....but one needs to look past a lot to find it.
     

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