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#207369 - 11/25/05 12:39 AM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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SHHH!
We don't want our ISP's to hear that...they might start billing us for the extra energy.





LOL They are crafty buggers! I'll see a bill. "Chi Conduit Fee's, 4.95, Chi Minutes Used, 300, Charge, 3,000 Dollars."
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#207370 - 11/25/05 10:01 AM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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No need to worry. If one doesn't acknowledge something it can't be measured. Consider it a 'free ride'.

But Buddha is the topic...


Edited by harlan (11/25/05 10:02 AM)

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#207371 - 11/25/05 12:50 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: harlan]
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just intercepted an energy message from Buddha-Boy to home:

Hello Muddah, hello Buddah;
Here I am at camp Nirvana.
Camp is very enlightening;
And they say we'll have some fun if my spirit glows and shows some brightening.
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#207372 - 11/25/05 01:18 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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#207373 - 11/25/05 01:22 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: harlan]
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I'm keeping my eye for more information.

But, would the incarnation of the Siddhartha Buddha come and do something exactly the same to what he had done years ago? That doesn't seem to hold true to the spirit that he held in originality. Which seemed to be try the new road, taste the experience for yourself and let no ones actions previously guide where you yourself should go by unquestioned faith alone.

Does it not seem like a contradictory message, or am I looking to deeply into a simple thing?
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#207374 - 11/25/05 01:28 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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On the topic of 'new' buddhas:

Buddhas here.
Buddhas there.
Buddhas everywhere.
All in the eye of the beholder...I think. A case of you see what you are.

But an incarnation of another...reincarnation? That, to me, is a seperate topic.

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#207375 - 11/25/05 01:36 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: harlan]
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Well, in the end we are sleeping buddha's, but this one claims to be the buddha who awoke and founded the Eight Fold Path as it had been untold before. That for me seems to be a rather dramatic claim.
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#207376 - 11/25/05 02:03 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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You know, I had to reread that article to be sure...but nowhere does it say that the boy has claimed any such thing. What, exactly, was written in the article? What did you 'hear'?

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#207377 - 11/25/05 02:20 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: harlan]
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You know, I had to reread that article to be sure...but nowhere does it say that the boy has claimed any such thing. What, exactly, was written in the article? What did you 'hear'?





It wasn't a hearing so much as a further reading of articles. There are a bunch of articles out there about him right now. Look for the BBC/UK Articles, they are the ones who provide some of the clearest information. I'm looking for the articles for you right now, one of the things that sets my warning flags up are :




Mahat, the journalist, said visitors could catch a glimpse of Banjan from a roped-off area about 80 feet away from him between dawn and dusk.

Followers then place a screen in front of him, blocking the view and making it impossible to know what’s happening with him at night, Mahat said.

“We could not say what happens after dark,” Mahat said. “People only saw what went on in the day, and many believed he was some kind of god.”




This makes me curious, does anyone have any real reason to be hidden while meditating? I mean I assume after six months it would take a great amount of energy to practice the osmosis. However, I would think that ten feet would be enough to keep your barriers up. And to place a screen up at night?? That sounds so curious. It reminds me of some of the extreme forms of worship some Modern Yogi's do to attain a place of "higher conciousness"... The man who rolled for miles and miles on his elbows and knee's, etc, etc, standing on his head for a week without food or water, all infront of people without hiding.



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I can't find the editorial I found speaking of his occasional words. But, apparently at one point (from what I've read, no first hand experience here) the people were much closer to him, even touching him and prodding him a month or more ago. He spoke more frequently then, and when someone asked if he was the original Buddha of Compassion, Guatama Siddhartha, his answer was something approx. to :

"I sit beneath the kind of tree, I strive for the same thing. I am who I am."

That can be taken as both a negative and positive to the statement. Either "I sit beneath the kind of tree, I strive for the same thing. I am who I am (Who is Buddha)" or "I am just doing my thing, don't compare me to Buddha" But, the latter declarations of his "Status" as having the energy level of a Rinponche... It strikes me as particularly arrogant. At least in a small way, a way that I do not believe would be voiced if such things were done with true heart. But, I could definately be wrong.
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#207378 - 11/25/05 02:28 PM Re: New Buddha?? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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So, still there is no claim. You know, India is home to the 'fakir'.

What does it matter? What is more interesting is right here.

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