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Old 23-06-2019, 05:42 PM
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In my opinion there were "masters" and/teachers around long
before Jesus came on the scene.
Yes, so I've heard in the Americas...right here...Native American masters. Thousands of years ago.
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Old 23-06-2019, 07:47 PM
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Yes, so I've heard in the Americas...right here...Native American masters. Thousands of years ago.

Yes, I've heard that as well.

Which gets me thinking.

The tribes honor and respect the elders (both men and women) for their experience and wisdom. They pass along the history, stories, and teachings.

It has me wonder, in this "modern" age, how much does the general society do this? How much gets lost in understanding ourselves by not respecting and listening to what the elders have to tell?
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Old 26-06-2019, 05:06 AM
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Being raised Catholic, I used the formation of the New Testament as an example of how through translations and manipulations some teachings and messages can get twisted to conform to set agendas or ways in which it becomes more about empowering the institution over the overall faith. Not completely with in religion, nor just Chritianity, but in some aspects as to how the written words/teachings gets conveyed, which affects how it may be understood.

Reminds me of HOW islam is propagated by way of Hadith ( Prophet Mohd's actual spoken words) versus "words/phrases" written by his followers some 1400 years AGO. Same goes to Christianity in which we are taken back to some 2000 years back to learn about Jesus's life!

There also remains HOW Jesus had traveled to India during his missing years to which many Christians find it difficult to accept. All in all WHEN can ppl move away from organized religion and re-focus on "inner engineering" for self realization?
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:10 PM
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Yes, and you are absolutely right. I have talked with spirits, so others, I don't know of
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