Search:

Type: Posts; User: Old Student; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    The first archaeological evidence of magic/medicine would be Zinjanthropus, who was a million years ago. He had been trephined, with evidence of healing afterwards.



    This works. I like it...
  2. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    This is someone named Lajja (these names are traits, purposefully), but this is not Lajja Gauri. The latter does not separate, it's a phrase, "lajja gauri". That was part of the point of that...
  3. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    It would predate anything we recognizably call yoga nowadays. In fact, it should predate the use of Sanskrit, as well, which might be why naming is such a difficult thing. The other is the...
  4. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    So several things. Sabara/i being lower than Dombi or Candali just emphasizes my point about a siddha tradition that lies perennially below the surface and has a lot that makes it seem older than the...
  5. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Thank you for that advice. I did find one person on that thread who actually wants to have a real debate, exchange of facts or of "facts" in some cases, but not invective. I probably won't change...
  6. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    I'm sorry shaberon. I was called a "Manchurian Candidate" who would commit murder on behalf of Public Health on the anti-vax thread. I'm going to have to take a break from Project Avalon. I don't...
  7. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Okay, I remember trying to figure out Sanskrit for "bde skyong 'khor lo". I don't think it was translated from Sanskrit in the first place, so I don't know whether there is a ready made term that...
  8. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Here's something that I should pass on. Full disclosure, I spent probably by now close to 30 years studying vision - human vision, beetle vision, macaque vision, cat vision, fly vision, you name it. ...
  9. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    That is vikalpa. Kalpa has the full retinue of other verbs derived from it -- Akalpa, avakalpa, vikalpa, etc. They won't have the same meaning, but will be related. E.g., gacchati to go, has...
  10. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Okay, I just had something weird happen. I finished up replying to this, I went to post and clicked "Post Quick Reply" and instead of posting, it opened up the full editor with your post instead of...
  11. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Oh, I was just talking about if I wanted formal induction into the Sangha, I personally don't think it's something I need. I did, as I talked about much earlier, worry that I was transgressing by...
  12. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    I've seen two main assessments of where it was. One group puts it "not far from Bodhgaya." The other puts it over near maybe modern day Uttarakhand or there abouts. I have no feeling for why each...
  13. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    This is probably zhuyin fuhao, commonly known by students as 'bo po mo fo' because it is an alphabet that starts with those four letters. It's a system used for transliteration in classical Chinese...
  14. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Yes. Kind of like in Georgia where there is a church on every street corner. I asked once why there were so many and the reply was, "Oh, you know, the ministers have an argument about something and...
  15. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    You can see this even in the local sects when they jump through hoops to be a shaman, starting training people to do weird things when they are young. The people may never develop the requisite...
  16. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Yes, not in the same way. But that would be a reason for having prowess in medicine, and Ashoka bragged about Buddhist medicine at the base of his pillars.


    It's quite possible that wasn't the...
  17. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Yes, he's very well known. Kucha is where the Qocho Uyghurs later made the Kizil caves (much later, Kumarajiva is turn of the 5th c. and Qocho Uyghurs show up in 840 after the Yenesei Kyrgyz...
  18. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Interesting.


    There are some who say she predates most of Persian religious practice. I don't know, there are like 3 or 4 ancient goddesses in different places that are supposed to be forerunners...
  19. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Okay, sounds like something that should be in a footnote not in the translation.


    It does seem like a fixation on purity.


    It was the split into separate schools that began over meat. ...
  20. Replies
    1,218
    Views
    128,546

    Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    The point, though, is that the Siddha tradition gave religious authority to those who could attain some communion in the shakti sense. The Keeneys and other anthropologists have been through this...
Results 1 to 20 of 100
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4