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JUST IMAGINE - from www.SpeakingTree.in Mar 09, 2014There’s a hidden reality out there that is waiting to be experienced, write DEEPAK CHOPRA and MENAS KAFATOSThe question is: Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? We are using the term ‘cosmic consciousness’ to denote a state of awareness that knows itself completely, a state of inner silence that is in direct contact with…Read More
"Is Jesus a myth? Is Jesus just a copy of the pagan gods of other ancient religions?"Answer: There are a number of voices claiming that the accounts of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament are simply myths and were the result of the writers borrowing stories from pagan mythology, such as the stories of Osiris, Dionysus, Adonis, Attis, and Mithras. The claim is that these mythological figures are essentially the same story as what the New Testament ascribes to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. As Dan…Read More
When you pray and worship, do you have an image that runs through your mind? An image of God? An image of Jesus? An image of the Holy Spirit? If so, do these images come from a picture in a book, a movie, a painting, the Shroud of Turin... a podcast from "The Son of God" movie... wherever.... the point being, they are images. So, if you mentally project these images during prayer or worship are they graven? What mental images do you have, that are not graven, that you see when you pray?dbRead More
I've just received a polite request from a member of this forum to provide him with "any relevant recent scientific evidence of NDE other than mere patient hearsay". So I'll answer him here in equally polite terms, even knowing that his politeness is probably a mere tactic, ha ha.First, let's examine his words. He is asking for scientific evidence of subjective experiences – those that are dependend on the mind for its existence. Let's now take Khem's suggestion and ask: suppose there are 340…Read More
This is a throwback to a theme that used to be central to this discussion forum when it was entitled "Redefine God", It might be fun to make a list of the proposed definitions that have been presented so far to compare them.Read More
What is Consciousness? Where does it come from? Either matter produces consciousness (thoughts) or the illusion of consciousness else consciousness is a function of the soul. The first paradigm is rooted in a materialistic view that all that exists is matter. The second assumes that in addition to matter there is a metaphysical reality that is beyond or in addition to that experienced in the physical universe.Does the brain produce consciousness and the illusion of self within the…Read More
"Compassion in action is to stay in a positive emotion whilst understanding where the other person is at.Compassion in action is to help others move from pain or suffering to joy or happiness, without absorbing their pain."www.brahmakumaris.orgwww.bkwsu.org Read More
Started by Kernel John in Belief Modules Arena Mar 5.
What is the Self? What am "I". Is the self a temporary phenomenon that exists for a period of time, In your opinion - or is it a permanent constituent that transcends time. Do you think of the self as something that is physical in nature (a thing that is created and then destroyed or dissipated) or do you see the self as eternal? If you are a temporary expression, does this expression have a purpose of some kind?If you see yourself in metaphysical or eternal terms, where does "free will" come…Read More
Started by Kernel John in Open Source Religion Feb 22.
What happens when global governments monitor every electronic interaction between every citizens? Some warn that this is further evidence that God is dead - no longer the only one who knows who you are and what you do.Can one rationally anticipate the effects of the shift to a surveillance state before it has been fully implemented? Well, the surveillance state is already here according to the collective will of our democratic processes - this, all under the guise of protecting citizens like…Read More