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Old 15-06-2016, 06:05 PM
metal68 metal68 is offline
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152000 make the trip every day

Makes you wonder, is it really so bad if there's a destination at the end??
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:32 AM
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Death is actually annoying, it's like hitting the reset button, or getting your test graded. When you die you suddenly realize how close or how far away you were from the ultimate goal.

It's not bad or negative in my opinion, based off my beliefs.

I like this quote about a balanced view on death "The wise man and holy man does not run towards nor away from death because of his spiritual experiences"
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:49 AM
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Makes you wonder, is it really so bad if there's a destination at the end??
This reminds me of another song which just popped in to my head and you may appreciate this one...hmmm...which version of it should I do?

Don't Fear The Reaper - The Muttonbirds (from the movie "The Frighteners")- great cover of a Blue Oyster Cult classic).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssLm550w6X8

Enjoy!
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:00 AM
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Getting Close...

Getting close to that me'self now... I often wonder what it will be like...

Robbie....
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:23 AM
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Excerpts from "God Speaks" - Meher Baba

Meher Baba was a respected Indian Yogi, mystic, and philosopher. These are from his book, God speaks, and relate to his beliefs on what happens to us in the afterlife. He is regarded as a spiritual genius, if nothing else, his ideas are entertaining.

Termination of hell

Just as a phonograph record is set aside after the needle has
traveled through each groove, the hell state and the heaven state
terminate after consciousness has traversed the imprints left by
earthly life. Just as the song produced by the
record is strictly determined by the original
and heaven song recorded on it, the quality of intensified
and magnified experiences the soul
passes through after death is strictly determined by the kind of life
that was led on earth in the physical body. From this point of view,
heaven and hell are shadows cast by one’s earthly life.

Retrospective survey of earthly experiences

Heaven and hell would, however, serve no specially useful purpose
in the life of the individual soul if they were to consist merely of
mental revival of the earthly past. That would mean bare repetition of
what has already occurred. Consciousness
in these after-death states is in a position to
make a leisurely and effective survey of the
animated record of earthly life. Through
intensification of experiences, it can observe their nature with better
facility and results. On earth, the consciousness of most persons is
predominantly objective and forward-looking and under the pressure
of unspent sanskaras. It is mostly concerned with the possible fulfillment
of sanskaras through the present or the future. In life after death
the consciousness of most persons is predominantly subjective and
retrospective. With the absence of forward-goading sanskaras, it is, as
in reminiscences, mostly preoccupied with reviewing and assessing
the significance of the past.


Analogy of cinema

The fret and fury of immediate responses to the changing situations
of earthly life is replaced in life after death by a more leisurely
mood, freed from the urgency of immediately needed actions. All the
experiences of the earthly career are now
available for reflection in a form more vivid
than is possible through memory in earthly
life. The shots of earthly life have all been taken on the cinematic film
of the mind, and it is now time to study the original earthly life
through the magnified projections of the filmed record on the screen of
subjectivized consciousness.

Assimilation of
earthly experiences

Thus the hell state and the heaven state become instrumental in
the assimilation of experiences acquired in the earthly phase; and the
individualized soul can start its next incarnation in a physical body
with all the advantages of digested expe
rience. The lessons learned by the soul
through such stocktaking and reflection are
confirmed in the mental body by the power
of their magnified suffering or happiness. They become, for the next
incarnation, an integral part of the intuitive makeup of active consciousness,
without in any way involving detailed revival of the individual
events of the previous incarnation. The truths absorbed by the
mind in the life after death become in the next incarnation a part of
inborn wisdom. Developed intuition is consolidated and compressed
understanding, distilled through a multitude of diverse experiences
gathered in previous lives.

Heaven and hell

Different souls start with different degrees of intuitive wisdom as
their initial capital for the experiments and adventures of their earthly
careers. This intuition may seem to have been the product of past
and release of wisdom
experiences, thus adding to the equipment
of the psyche; but it is more truly an
unfoldment of what was already latent in
the individualized soul. From this deeper
point of view, the experiences of earthly life-as well as the reflective
and consolidating processes they are subjected to in life after death are
merely instrumental in gradually releasing to the surface the
intuitive wisdom already latent in the soul from the very beginning of
creation. As is true of the earthly career and its experiences, the states
of hell and heaven in the life after death are also integral parts of and
incidents in that journey of the individualized soul, which is ultimately
meant to reach the Source of all things.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:24 PM
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Quote:
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Getting close to that me'self now... I often wonder what it will be like...

Robbie....

With a heart as good as yours, dear Robbie, trust me, you've got nothing to worry about.
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If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

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Old 01-07-2016, 01:25 PM
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Do you remember when you were a kid and at the end of the school year you broke up for the summer holidays ... Death is much like that!
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All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

http://holy-lance.blogspot.com
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:32 PM
knightofalbion knightofalbion is offline
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This is drama, but ....

Watch out for the dog!

And THAT laughter .... The penny drops.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYonzhFT_z4
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All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

http://holy-lance.blogspot.com
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:55 PM
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Death is something that will remain a mystery until you experience it. Even the NDEs even though they shed some light they did not go all the way. We mostly dread the eventuality because of its finality
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:38 PM
knightofalbion knightofalbion is offline
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I think we dread it because Orthodoxy, through ignorance or design, has whipped up a big, black cloud about it.
In reality, the cycle of life and death is as natural as the changing of the seasons.
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All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

http://holy-lance.blogspot.com
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