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Old 12-07-2018, 02:05 AM
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Thank you for showing me that...but why is it that I get this distinct feeling in my gut that this is a pet cobra (not an uncommon thing in India), which was draped over the Shiva statue and the video taken straight afterwards, before the snake had a chance to slink away?...call me a critic. lol

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:12 PM
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Thank you for showing me that...but why is it that I get this distinct feeling in my gut that this is a pet cobra (not an uncommon thing in India), which was draped over the Shiva statue and the video taken straight afterwards, before the snake had a chance to slink away?...call me a critic. lol

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That would explain it. The voices (though I couldn't understnd what they said) seemed to indicate 'surprise' - not a stage video, in other words.

Abnd then there's this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dpg4pQxjAA
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Old 13-07-2018, 02:08 AM
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That would explain it. The voices (though I couldn't understnd what they said) seemed to indicate 'surprise' - not a stage video, in other words.

Abnd then there's this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dpg4pQxjAA
A youtube search also found quite a few instances of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdX81MavF-Q

You can believe that snakes visit Shiva temples by themselves because they know what a Shiva statue is...or you can believe that people put them there, but logic dictates the latter is more plausible.

Just like the case of statues drinking milk about a decade back...you can believe that the statues actually DID drink milk, or you can believe that capillary action caused the milk to seep into the cement/rock structure of the statue, making it appear as if the milk was being 'drank'...my rational mind likes to believe the latter.

I guess I'm just not a 'miracle person' and I don't believe in them because there is an explanation for everything, if one discounts all personal beliefs....but if people want to be superstitious and believe what they see to be concurring with their own beliefs coincidentally, that's fine.

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A youtube search also found quite a few instances of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdX81MavF-Q

You can believe that snakes visit Shiva temples by themselves because they know what a Shiva statue is...or you can believe that people put them there, but logic dictates the latter is more plausible.

Just like the case of statues drinking milk about a decade back...you can believe that the statues actually DID drink milk, or you can believe that capillary action caused the milk to seep into the cement/rock structure of the statue, making it appear as if the milk was being 'drank'...my rational mind likes to believe the latter.

I guess I'm just not a 'miracle person' and I don't believe in them because there is an explanation for everything, if one discounts all personal beliefs....but if people want to be superstitious and believe what they see to be concurring with their own beliefs coincidentally, that's fine.

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But I think 'spirit' is, or at least the actions of 'spiirit' are magical - as implicit in:

"Not that which the eye can see, but that whereby the eye can see: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore;
Not that which the ear can hear, but that whereby the ear can hear: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore;
Not that which speech can illuminate, but that by which speech can be illuminated: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore;
Not that which the mind can think, but that whereby the mind can think: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore."

Though, of course, as in AI, magic can be 'faked'!
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Old 13-07-2018, 01:02 PM
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But I think 'spirit' is, or at least the actions of 'spiirit' are magical - as implicit in:

"Not that which the eye can see, but that whereby the eye can see: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore;
Not that which the ear can hear, but that whereby the ear can hear: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore;
Not that which speech can illuminate, but that by which speech can be illuminated: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore;
Not that which the mind can think, but that whereby the mind can think: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what [most] people here adore."

Though, of course, as in AI, magic can be 'faked'!
I take my hat off to you, quoting the Kena Upanishad back at me in reply.
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Old 13-07-2018, 01:18 PM
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I take my hat off to you, quoting the Kena Upanishad back at me in reply.
As in the case of people, the thoughts and actions of snakes can be 'directed' by the power of (more powerful?) thought-n-intent 'waves' in the 'field' of thought-n-intent around them - the actions of 'schooling' and 'migrating' fish and 'flocking' and 'migrating' birds, as well as individual and mass (belief/'hypnotic'?) responses in the case of people, are just some of many cases in point.

Or so 'I' (who dat? ) think-n-intend to communicate, dear one.
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