April 16, 2015 at 8:47 am #44220
true PAN-GU is not some cake walk…
it teaches that “GOD” sacrificed itself into hell fire for the sake of dismemberment into the leech pool of evolving zygotes
BAD TAOApril 16, 2015 at 8:50 am #44221April 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #44223
The Atman is all-pervading, bright, bodiless, pure, untouched by the sin or evil action, omniscient, transcendental and self-existent. The atman is totally independent and it never depends on anything else.
-SWAMI SIVANANDA SARASWATI, The Essence of the Principal Upanishads
In the beginning there was nothing in the universe except a formless chaos. This chaos coalesced into a cosmic egg for about 18,000 years. Within it, the perfectly opposed principles of Yin and Yang became balanced, and Pangu emerged (or woke up) from the egg. Pangu is usually depicted as a primitive, hairy giant who has horns on his head and wears furs. Pangu began creating the world: he separated Yin from Yang with a swing of his giant axe, creating the Earth (murky Yin) and the Sky (clear Yang). To keep them separated, Pangu stood between them and pushed up the Sky. This task took 20,000,000,000 years; with each day the sky grew ten feet (3 meters) higher, the Earth ten feet thicker, and Pangu ten feet taller. In some versions of the story, Pangu is aided in this task by the four most prominent beasts, namely the Turtle, the Qilin, the Phoenix, and the Dragon.
The method of loci (loci being Latin for “places”), also called the memory palace or mind palace technique, is a mnemonic device adopted in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero’s De Oratore, and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria). In basic terms, it is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualization to organize and recall information.
The term derives from Greek ALLEGORIA, ‘speaking otherwise’. As a rule, an allegory is a story in verse or prose with a double meaning: a primary or surface meaning; and secondary or under-the-surface meaning. It is a story, therefore, that can be read, understood and interpreted at two levels (and in some cases at three of four levels). It is thus closely related to the fable and the parable. The form may be literary or pictorial (or both, as in emblem books).
-J. A CUDDON, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms & Literary Theory
These kind of narratives are timelessly useful at certain situations though I must admit that I prefer Indian myths.
So in my opinion well-built memory palace must have certain amount of well formulated stories also, because it’s not only visual.
But it would be very limiting if somebody would be interested only about this kind of narratives.
Immediately mathematics, physics, chemistry and accessorial disciplines are more important.
In my opinion.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.April 20, 2015 at 3:10 am #44225
The Bhāgavata Purāṇa (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam or Bhāgavata, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord) is one of the maha (Sanskrit: ‘great’) Puranic texts of Hinduism, with its focus on bhakti (religious devotion) to Supreme God Vishnu (Narayana), primarily focusing on Krishna. The Bhagavata Purana includes many stories well known in Hinduism, including the various avatars of Vishnu and the life and pastimes of his complete incarnation, Krishna or Svayam Bhagavan. It was the first Purana to be translated into a European language, with three French translations made also between 1840 and 1857. The Padma Purana categorizes Bhagavata Purana as a Sattva Purana (Purana which represents goodness and purity). Veda Vyasa is accredited for being the author of Bhagavata Purana.
Vaishnavism (Vaisnava dharma) is one of the major branches of Hinduism along with Shaivism, Smartism, and Shaktism. It is focused on the veneration of Vishnu. Vaishnavites, or the followers of the Vishnu, lead a way of life promoting monotheism, which gives importance to Vishnu and his ten avatars. Followers worship Vishnu, the Supreme Lord and preserver of the Hindu Trimurti (‘three images’, the Trinity), and his ten avatars, including Rama and Krishna. The adherents of this sect are generally non-ascetic, monastic and devoted to meditative practice and ecstatic chanting. They are deeply devotional. Their religion is rich in saints, temples and scriptures.
Mayapur is located on the banks of the Ganges river, at the point of its confluence with the Jalangi, near Navadvip, West Bengal, India, 130 km north of Kolkata (Calcutta). The headquarters of ISKCON are situated in Mayapur and it is considered a holy place by a number of other traditions within Hinduism, but is of special significance to followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as a special incarnation of Krishna in the mood of Radha. It is visited by over a million pilgrims annually.
With Śrīmad Bhāgavatam one can start to see how ingenious some of these ancient things can be.
So with it one can see how these old long stories can be also totally practical in their own way.
With Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras problem is that it is so short that one needs good enough commentary to make something out of it.
For example Yoga Sastra of Dattatreya has similar situation.
With Bhagavata Purana it’s something totally different, because it’s not in the end about some Hindu myths, but it’s very clever description of Vaishnava version of Tantric practice. So also very advanced meditations are there at least hinted.
But that also of course don’t mean that all would be able to see it’s true nature.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.April 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm #44227April 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm #44229
But his love for the pontifical institution has inspired him to support and sign a canon-law petition that asks the Catholic Church to require that Georgetown implement Ex Corde Ecclesiae, a papal constitution governing Catholic colleges.
If that effort fails, the petition signed by Blatty and 2,000 other Catholics calls for the removal or suspension of top-ranked Georgetowns right to call itself Catholic and Jesuit in any of its representations.
Asked to explain why he has backed a petition that could damage the reputation of his alma mater, Blatty told the Register, Todays Georgetown isnt Georgetown, but more like a living Picture of Dorian Gray.
Squires returning from the King’s bath tell Gurnemanz that the balsam has eased the King’s suffering. Gurnemanz’s own squires ask how it is that he knew Klingsor. He solemnly tells them how both the Holy Spear, which pierced the side of the Redeemer on the Cross, and the Holy Grail, which caught the flowing blood, had come to Monsalvat to be guarded by the Knights of the Grail under the rule of Titurel, father of Amfortas. Klingsor had yearned to join the Knights but, unable to keep impure thoughts from his mind, resorted to self-castration, causing him to be expelled from the Order. Klingsor then set himself up in opposition to the realm of the Grail, learning dark arts, claiming the valley domain below and filling it with beautiful Flowermaidens to seduce and enthrall wayward Grail Knights. It was here that Amfortas lost the Holy Spear, kept by Klingsor as he schemes to get hold of the Grail as well. Gurnemanz tells how Amfortas later had a holy vision which told him to wait for a “pure fool, enlightened by compassion” (“Durch Mitleid wissend, der reine Tor”) who will finally heal the wound.
Some Lamas didn’t like what was happening and tried to go against this development, but without success. Then our present Dalai Lama told us that when he was young, one of his younger teachers taught him this practice of Gyalpo. The Gyalpo was called Gyalpo Shugden, it wasn’t just any kind of Gyalpo. He said that when he was young, he did this kind of puja for some years. But later when he studied the books of the 5th Dalai Lama, he found that it was something negative. And he discovered that this guardian had also disturbed the government of Tibet. Later on the Dalai Lama asked people for many years not to do this practice anymore, because it is very negative. That is true, because I know at least three or four people in my country, in particular one of my uncles at the Sakyapa monastery, who also did the Gyalpo practice. One of my uncles was a lama there and performed pujas in the Gyalpo temple for two or three years. In the end he had a very strong illness, his energy became disordered and he had a great many problems. I know three other lamas who performed pujas in the same temple and one after another each of them went mad. This was the influence of the Gyalpo. Sometimes it seems that for a short while the practice of Gyalpo helps – that is why many people do the Gyalpo puja – but in the real sense they get disturbed later on because when someone is connected with the Gyalpo, they are transformed and become subject to them. When these people die they become part of the class of Gyalpo. The life of a Gyalpo may last for five or six thousand years so for that reason it is considered something very negative.
In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger or doppelga(e)nger (/ˈdɒpᵊlˌɡɛŋə/ or /-ˌɡæŋə/; German: [ˈdɔpəlˌɡɛŋɐ] ( listen), literally “double-goer”) is a look-alike or double of a living person, sometimes portrayed as a paranormal phenomenon, and in some traditions as a harbinger of bad luck. In other traditions and stories, they recognize your ‘double-goer’ as an evil twin.
“I believe that this force was a person who long ago tore himself to pieces because he was longing to shape his own being. That was the Fall,” he said, “the ‘Big bang’: the beginning of time and the material universe when one became many-legion. And that is why God cannot interfere: evolution is this person growing back into himself.”
–WILLIAM PETER BLATTY, Legion
Meine Ezählungist zu Ende. Dort läuft eine Maus; wir immer sie fängt, mag sicheineriesige Mutze aus ihrem Pelz machen.
Das Zwielicht is Hier-
Die Götterdämmerung ist Hier-
Siehts Du im Osten das Morgenrot!
Der Morgen der magei ist Hier!
Die Welt ist ein-Feuer!
Loki Lebt auf der Erde!
-ANTON SZANDOR LAVEY, The Satanic Rituals
I’m very sorry about this un-Taoist posting.
…humanoids/anthropomorphs are leeches…
Only demonic mortals are leeches and with angelic mortals leeches are behind the threshold.
Also I personally tend to agree with Gurdjieff and Castaneda.
So Gurdjieff says that if you observe people you see body with personality, but no essence.
Castaneda referred to same situation claiming that people as individuals are mostly nothing else than moving tombstones.
So average persons don’t have anything of survival value as themselves.
Ps. In Blatty’s novel it’s character called Amfortas who dies when he becomes aware of his dobbelgänger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af3LG-48eZQ(genitaltorturedisco)April 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm #44231
Gyalpo spirits are one of the eight classes of haughty gods and spirits (Wylie: lha srin sde brgyad) in Tibetan mythology and religion. Gyalpo (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་པོ, Wylie: rgyal po), a word which simply means “king” in the Tibetic languages, in Tibetan mythology is used to refer to the Four Heavenly Kings (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་ཆེན་བཞི) and especially to a class of spirits, both Buddhist and Bon, who may be either malevolent spirits or oath-bound as dharmapalas (Wylie: chos skyong, bon skyong).
The Gyalpo always provoke people with nervousness, confusion and being upset. These are the most important secondary causes through which the Gyalpo can provoke or disturb and for the person under their influence, confusion rises even more. So this is the provocation of Gyalpo in general….sometimes it seems that for a short while the practice of Gyalpo helps – that is why many people do the Gyalpo puja – but in the real sense they get disturbed later on because when someone is connected with the Gyalpo, they are transformed and become subject to them. When these people die they become part of the class of Gyalpo. The life of a Gyalpo may last for five or six thousand years so for that reason it is considered something very negative.
-http://www.buddhaskolen.dk/?pageid=369 (Provocations of the Gyalpo by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche)
Let’s pass the question if one should believe that some thing like those Gyalpo Spirits exists which Namkhai Norbu mentions.
My next question would be, if these beings exists, if they have volition?
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.April 24, 2015 at 11:46 pm #44233
There are plenty of low-vibrational types whose main goal is leech away your time, attention, and energy, as a subconscious way to feed off of your lifeforce. Those with weak boundaries, whose personality type is “to be helpful”, are most vulnerable.
Prior to my years in the Healing Tao–and quite honestly the first few years after I had joined HT–I had been victimized by psychic vampires to such a degree that I needed to wear labradorite around my neck to help ward off vampiric influences and to buy me time to build up my inner earth to protect against it.
Today my boundaries are so strong that most vampires don’t even try, so I don’t need to do any kind of protection or worry in the slightest. If some vampires do actually try, they are so easily blocked and stopped now that they are not a problem for me.
SApril 29, 2015 at 6:59 am #44235
Supreme Being, higher being, and higher power are terms for philosophical conceptions of God. The terms are used by theologists and philosophers of many religious faiths, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism.
Partial, incomplete, and evolving intellects would be helpless in the master universe, would be unable to form the first rational thought pattern, were it not for the innate ability of all mind, high or low, to form a universe frame in which to think. If mind cannot fathom conclusions, if it cannot penetrate to true origins, then will such mind unfailingly postulate conclusions and invent origins that it may have a means of logical thought within the frame of these mind-created postulates. And while such universe frames for creature thought are indispensable to rational intellectual operations, they are, without exception, erroneous to a greater or lesser degree.
-THE URANTIA BOOK, Paper 115:1.1
It is a widespread belief that Spinoza equated God with the material universe. He has therefore been called the “prophet” and “prince” and most eminent expounder of pantheism. More specifically, in a letter to Henry Oldenburg he states, “as to the view of certain people that I identify God with Nature (taken as a kind of mass or corporeal matter), they are quite mistaken”. For Spinoza, our universe (cosmos) is a mode under two attributes of Thought and Extension. God has infinitely many other attributes which are not present in our world.
Armageddon (/ˌɑrməˈgɛd(ə)n/, from Ancient Greek: Ἁρμαγεδών Harmagedōn, Late Latin: Armagedōn) will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario.
…it teaches that “GOD” sacrificed itself into hell fire for the sake of dismemberment into the leech pool of evolving zygotes…
Sorry, but this would seem to be too simplistic view.
But I personally wouldn’t seriously rely also to any of these supposedly releaved scriptures.
HOWDYMay 1, 2015 at 1:55 am #44237
extremes: massive sea creatures living on krill or plankton alone
homonid health nuts crazy over diet…
for every person who has recovered through a prescription or healed 5 times faster because of neosporin, body building supplements
look at the powerful impact of a small amount of chemical…
then look at the CONSTANT INFLUX OF CRAP FOOD AND POLLUTION…
constant hidden MSG,
bleach secretly whirled into your drink’s hidden sucralose
hydrolyed this, yeast extract that
people need to stop with the constant leavening…
preservative of every powdered kind..
red coloring power aid these and those…
can lining that
no one should be eating or drinking any of it…
YES—> dried bulk 7 ingredient soup in a refillable container
NO–> canned junk 45 item noodlie-o’s with 1 can for every dollar serving
does anyone know how oils are hydrogenated, secretly “lightly hydrogenated”?
they are essentially exploded with h2O or hydrogen along with a toxic metal binding agent to gummify into carcinogenic grey goup
95% of all food sold in American restaurants or grocery stores should have never existed…
much less glyco-phosphate pesticide cash crops
PALM OIL GOUP:
FAST FOOD WRAPPERS, PIZZA BOXES, AND MISCARRIAGES?:
http://www.newsweek.com/fast-food-wrappers-could-increase-miscarriage-risk-16-times-study-finds-326177May 1, 2015 at 1:59 am #44239
throat, face, tooth rooting system
(see sore throats and iodine)
aspartame up through your tearing and tooth systems etc
bleach money sucraloseMay 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm #44241May 5, 2015 at 7:17 am #44243May 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm #44245May 9, 2015 at 11:25 pm #44247
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