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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: DIE
vertical line Posted on May.09.2007 @ 11:32AM EDT by stephen

Would there be any religions if we did not know we were going to die? MU


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Reply from HarryB
May.09.2007
11:54AM EDT 
vertical line According to 'Chat' magazine: NO.

BTW, I'm going to die, anything important you'd like to tell me?

Regards,

Harry.
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Reply from stephen
May.09.2007
12:44PM EDT 
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vertical line Do not be surprised at what you see and hear when the day comes. We are instructed not to take the first offer. It might look good but wait with patience. MU
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Reply from Woodsman
May.09.2007
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vertical line There is still a lot of noise. Death makes no sound. Ok, I'll shut up. What was that? I feel I heard a new religion. Don't ask.
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Reply from Lynnoh
May.09.2007
01:11PM EDT 
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vertical line funny, I just wrote that I was searching for some quiet.............but I know not what you mean by death, really.
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Reply from kelvintan
May.09.2007
01:42PM EDT 
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Quote: "Do not be surprised at what you see and hear when the day comes. We are instructed not to take the first offer. It might look good but wait with patience. MU"
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Speculating Time Ending Phenomena Have Ended Nowhere

Time wait for no one

With Metta

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Reply from ______
May.09.2007
01:49PM EDT 
vertical line ticktockticktockticktockticktockshclickschlock

schloock into the eye not around the eye into the eye....ok you udder
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May.09.2007
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vertical line Ready?
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vertical line ...and
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May.09.2007
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Reply from Davidseon
May.09.2007
06:14PM EDT 
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vertical line What can die that has never been born?
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Reply from kelvintan
May.09.2007
10:36PM EDT 
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Quote: "What can die that has never been born?"
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Dinosaur Already Vanished, Iguana Dying Slowly. Extinction Over No

Birth but Death

With Metta

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May.09.2007
10:47PM EDT 
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Quote: "What can die that has never been born?"
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Dinosaur Already Vanished, Iguana Dying Slowly. Extinction Over No

Birth but Death

With Metta

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Everything Dies Inconceivable is the Beginning

with metta

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Reply from stephen
May.10.2007
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vertical line "Mindfulness of death engenders both control and freedom; it brings about control in the sense of curbing the desire for permanence and security, and it promotes freedom by offering the meditator an enduring glimpse of the Buddha's liberating wisdom. The clear advantages of regularly contemplating impermanence and death make such meditations supreme among all the various types of Tibetan Buddhist mindfulness training. Taking the practice seriously helps to inspire further spiritual endeavor, overcome the delusions of permanence and immortality, and increase the probability of a virtuous life?and death?experience. 

In the religious traditions of Tibet it is taught that the first moment of death is marked by a gradual process of disintegration, in which both the mental and physical components of the dying individual begin to collapse. Lacking a physical support, the person's consciousness withdraws inward and gathers at the center of the heart before finally departing the body. Corresponding to the gradual deterioration of consciousness during death, the dying patient experiences a variety of distinctive visions, each marking a stage in the dying process. Meditators study these stages in order to gain intimate knowledge of them, since it is believed that a person familiar with the death experience is less likely to be frightened when death finally arrives. But more importantly, a detailed knowledge of the dying process enables advanced practitioners to simulate the experience during meditation, thereby gaining control over the actual process. Cultivation and control of these subtle visionary states of consciousness function to transform the meditator's mind and body into the divine form of a fully liberated awakened being, a Buddha." 

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Reply from plankton
May.10.2007
09:57AM EDT 
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According to 'Chat' magazine: NO.

BTW, I'm going to die, anything important you'd like to tell me?

Regards,

Harry. ----------------

its socially overrated.

unlike birth its a nonevent. :-)

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Reply from Govindi
May.10.2007
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Stream winner... stream winner... enter the Bardo and be brave... for many it will be frightening...

"O Child of noble family, now what is called death has arrived. You are not alone in leaving this world, it happens to everyone, so do not feel desire and yeaning for this life. Even if you feel desire and yearning you cannot stay, you can only wander in Samsara.Do not desire, do not yearn. Remember the Three Jewels.O child oof noble family, whatever terrifying projections appear in the Bardo of Dharmata, do notforget these words, but go forward remembering their meaning; the essential point is to recognize them: "Now when the bado of dharmata dawns upon me, I will abandon all thoughts of fear and terror, I will recognize whatever appears as my projection and know it to be a vision of the bardo; now that I have reached this crucial point I will not fear the peaceful and wrathful ones... my own projections. "   :-)

From the Tibetan book of the dead...

Metta to All...  :-)

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Reply from Govindi
May.10.2007
11:56AM EDT 
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As long as Man Is... "There" will always be Religion.

As long as there is religion... "There" will be Man.

No other animal worships or conceives of Reigion like Man...

Many beliefs... many paths... many Men...

Metta to All... :-)

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Reply from El_Cid
May.10.2007
04:40PM EDT 
vertical line Seeing Him, I saw me.

Where do I fit in?

I don't know, I'm afraid.
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Reply from kelvintan
May.11.2007
03:02PM EDT 
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As long as Man Is... "There" will always be Religion.

As long as there is religion... "There" will be Man.

No other animal worships or conceives of Reigion like Man...

Many beliefs... many paths... many Men...

Metta to All... :-)

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As long as Man is deluded. There will always be religion

As long as there is religion There will be believers

Some worships animal as God or conceives their religion superior

many beliefs.. many paths ...merry go round

No religion is the highest religion

that one can gain true salvation

Lead a respectable, noble and harmless

or blameless pure life.

With Metta

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Reply from ______
May.11.2007
07:24PM EDT 
vertical line silly is as long as a contrivee
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Reply from Govindi
May.11.2007
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As long as Man is deluded. There will always be religion

As long as there is religion There will be believers

Some worships animal as God or conceives their religion superior

many beliefs.. many paths ...merry go round

No religion is the highest religion

that one can gain true salvation

Lead a respectable, noble and harmless

or blameless pure life.

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Every response is either;

Blame...

Praise...

Indifference...<<<my choice<<<

Metta to All... :-)

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