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Old 20-08-2018, 09:48 PM
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' In the Buddha’s teachings the different kinds of rebirth follow depending which door our 'mind' leaves the body and in the best scenario, our consciousness should leave through the crown of our head. '

Can you point me to that teaching please, it's something I have never come across.

Hi sky, this is a quote from sentient's post, not mine.
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Old 20-08-2018, 11:07 PM
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In the Buddha’s teachings the different kinds of rebirth follow depending which door our 'mind' leaves the body and in the best scenario, our consciousness should leave through the crown of our head.

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Can you point me to that teaching please, it's something I have never come across.

Look up the Practice of Phowa - it should be there somewhere.
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Old 21-08-2018, 05:45 AM
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Hi sky, this is a quote from sentient's post, not mine.



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Old 21-08-2018, 05:53 AM
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Look up the Practice of Phowa - it should be there somewhere.



Thanks.........
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Old 24-08-2018, 09:58 AM
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All these processes and procedures are explained and described in 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead', or (sub-title) 'The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane'.

My copy is very well-thumbed 1978 copy by Dr. W.Y.Evans-Wentz, from Oxford University Press.


It tells you everything you need to know seen from Evans sitting for years at the feet of a Tibetan läma.
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Old 25-08-2018, 12:16 AM
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For those who still look for heaven and hell a little story by Inelia Benz


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Old 09-10-2018, 12:32 AM
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Atheists aren't any more likely to end up in Hell than anyone else.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:40 AM
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No, the genuine Atheist [a-theism does not mean materialism] will not go to hell, because the Atheist is closer to Divine Truth than he realizes.

There is a theological school of thought, which I personally use, called "Via Negativa," which basically takes the path of denying or negating God as a way to come to an understanding of what God is. Google: "Apophatic Theology."

A quick quote that aptly describes Via Negativa, from the Wikipedia article regarding Apophatic Theology:

"We do not know what God is. God Himself does not know what He is because He is not anything [i.e., "not any created thing"]. Literally God is not, because He transcends being." -- John Scotus Erigena

The Atheist is just one step behind the natural philosopher and Buddhist. The Atheist will say to themselves: "God does not exist." And the natural philosopher and Buddhist will take that line of thought one step further and ask: "Then what is the quiddity of non-existence?"

The Atheist will say: "I don't believe in God because he is nowhere to be seen or observed." The natural philosopher and Buddhist will take that one step further and ask: "Then what is the quiddity of Nowhere?"

The Atheist will say: "God is not real." The natural philosopher and Buddhist will take that one step further and ask: "Then what is the quiddity of Non-reality?"

The Atheist will say: "God is nothing." The natural philosopher and Buddhist will take that line of thought one step further and ask: "Then what is the quiddity/suchess of No-Thingness [sunyata]?"
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:30 PM
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Turn on the LOVE/LIGHT and the boogieman disappears.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:33 PM
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The true and actual reality is about the timeless, and eternity. Spirit, involving the Almighty.

This material and organic situation is about consequences of a fall.
Our origins, ( and our actual situation ), is in the angelic, and Spirit, involving eternity, and the timeless.
Scripture states, "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

You cannot deny your fallen and sinful situation in the end, and judgement is a result.
"But God has laid upon Him, the iniquity of us all."

Jesus became the Lamb of Atonement for our sakes. "The just for the unjust, to bring us to God."
God is the author of Salvation.

One needs to acknowledge their fallen and sinful situation in order to repent, and to receive the perfection of Jesus, placed upon them by God to avoid coming judgement.
"For God so loved the world..."
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