-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Just started reading a book called "Is There Life After Death?"

Picked it up at Barnes and Noble, and it's absolutely facinating and I'm only starting the second chapter. There is a happy coincidence, or maybe not who knows, in the prologue the author Anthony Peake, (never heard of him before, he's English, a graduate of the University of Warwick, the University of Westminister and the London School of Economics, also a member of the International Ass. of Near-Death Studies), talks about movies, in particular Goundhog Day, which I blogged about awhile back. The interesting thing is that while he saw it differntly, in the end his opinion was basically the same as mine.  His perception of several movies is they, by accident or design, provide a clue to the reality of reality.
To quote briefly from the Foreward, written by Dr. Bruce Greyson, "But in fact Tony Peake does not think that we survive the death of our bodies; he argues instead that we do not die at all, that bodily death as we usually think of it is in fact not possible."  and more, "What Peake suggestsis that when we appear to others to die, we in fact begin our lives all over again - and again and again and again in seemingly endless succession.  and more, another thought I've posted about, "Peake shows how the physical world around you is completely dependent on your perception of it. If your conciousness ceased to exist, so would your universe, along with any record of its existence. Thus, this understanding of quantum physics demands that you never die." and more, "In your universe other people can die, but in their universes they continue to live. Likewise, you will surely die in other peoples universes, but just as surely you cannot die in your own universe."
As I said I'm just starting the second chapter and will do more posts on the book as I go along.  But so far, I have to say I highly recommend this book, it's unlike any other book on life after death, reincarnation, or anything else occult that I've studied, but Mr. Peake has some facinating ideas and I look forward to learning more from him.

Lee Murray

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