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by Yoder777
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Urantia Book
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Urantia Book

There's also Dharmakaya, the Buddha-nature of the universe as a whole, which is similar to God the Supreme. If we have an inner Buddha-nature, then the sleeping subject may have been speaking truths coming through his own Buddha-nature, which were then interpreted by the Sadlers using their Christia...
by Yoder777
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Urantia Book
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Pure Land Buddhism and the Urantia Book

While the Urantia Book is said to have come through an anonymous sleeping subject, the existence of Amitabha and the Pure Land were discovered through the historical Buddha's own enlightenment, who then taught these truths for the enlightenment of all beings.
by Yoder777
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism and the Urantia Book
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Pure Land Buddhism and the Urantia Book

Pure Land Buddhism is the most widely practiced school of Buddhism in the world. The written sources for Pure Land Buddhism date to the first and second century, but it's likely based on a much older oral tradition. We must not forget that ancient India was an oral culture, and important religious t...
by Yoder777
Fri May 29, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?

I think the idea is that the Israeli occupation of Palestine should end now, and that Western governments should stop being guilted or shamed into unquestioningly supporting Israel's occupation of the Palestinians. No reasonable person says that the Holocaust never happened, but the way it's been ex...
by Yoder777
Fri May 29, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?

The thing about Norman Finkelstein is that his parents were Holocaust survivors. He can't be accused of supporting a white supremacist agenda. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_Industry Finkelstein writes from the perspective of a Jew denouncing the way that the Holocaust has been used to j...
by Yoder777
Thu May 28, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?

Some dispute the official number of those who died during the Holocaust or whether there were gas chambers, but reasonable people agree that Hitler was a tyrant who persecuted the Jews, among many other religious and ethnic groups. The other side of the coin, however, is that the United States kille...
by Yoder777
Wed May 20, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

I've read the Jesus Papers and I felt that it gave a more compelling picture of Jesus than traditional Christianity. Nonetheless, what I think is missing in the Urantia Book is specific instructions for living the spiritual life, including techniques of prayer and meditation. I wish it was there, be...
by Yoder777
Wed May 20, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

After some serious searching, I've come to find that there are no Hindu temples or meditation centers in my area. However, there is a Buddhist temple of the Pure Land or Shin school of Buddhism, for which the Urantia Book speaks favorably. Rather than being atheistic, as some schools of Buddhism are...
by Yoder777
Wed May 20, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

I really appreciate what you are saying about Jesus, and he did perfectly exemplify unconditional love, but that's also what Hindus believe about Krishna. I am honestly having a hard time at the moment, though, relating to Jesus as a human being. He didn't have a wife and children. He didn't have to...
by Yoder777
Tue May 19, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

In the traditional literature, Krishna is depicted as a playful romantic, a flute player, a husband and father, as well as the incarnation of divine Love. He may not have died for the sins of the world, but as an all around character, both divine and human, Krishna is more appealing for many people ...
by Yoder777
Tue May 19, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

It's also worth mentioning that the Bhagavad Gita at least hints at the mansion worlds, saying that the righteous can be reborn into heavenly planets:
http://vedabase.net/bg/2/en
by Yoder777
Tue May 19, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

I appreciate that there are readers of the Urantia Book who've relied on it for decades as their primary source of spiritual truth. I don't want to disparage or discourage any of these people. I've been reading the Urantia Book for over four years now. It's always been a book that's stimulated me in...
by Yoder777
Mon May 18, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is the most beloved text of Hinduism. It teaches that the path to salvation is found in loving God and being devoted to him in your daily life, rather than through renunciation and asceticism.
by Yoder777
Mon May 18, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

Re: The Bhagavad Gita

I've had a fascination with Krishna ever since I was in high school, especially due to the similarities between the names Christ and Krishna, and between their lives and teachings. Many Hindus believe Krishna to be the Father of Jesus.
by Yoder777
Sun May 17, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: The Bhagavad Gita
Replies: 25
Views: 7508

The Bhagavad Gita

Has anyone on this forum read the Bhagavad Gita? I've been fascinated by this book for a long time, yet I've never read the whole thing. I currently have this edition on hold at the library: http://www.amazon.com/Bhagavad-Gita-Annotated-Explained-Illuminations/dp/1893361284 If there were any god or ...
by Yoder777
Fri May 15, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is the universe an illusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Re: Is the universe an illusion?

Physics is telling us that all matter is made up of energy, and that at the subatomic level, matter has no solid form.
by Yoder777
Fri May 15, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meher Baba
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Meher Baba

I know this is an old thread, but all I was trying to say is that, like Adam, Melchizedek and Jesus, I think that certain persons in modern times may have been divine incarnations. I can't say who exactly was a divine being in human form, but I at least acknowledge the possibility. In a sense, we ar...
by Yoder777
Fri May 15, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let My Love Open the Door
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Let My Love Open the Door

I had somewhat of a spiritual experience listening to this song today. Pete Townshend originally wrote it as a love song from God. I was crying in front of my kids and saying sorry to God for not being aware enough of his love. Then I started thinking about how I need love to be the motivator of eve...
by Yoder777
Sat May 09, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is the universe an illusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Is the universe an illusion?

Hinduism teaches that the universe is the unfolding of Brahman, the universe absolute, and not the solid state that we perceive it as. Can this be compared to what the Urantia Book says about the Supreme Being? Is the evolving universe the unfolding manifestation of the Supreme Being?
by Yoder777
Sat May 09, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?

In some ways, Icke is a complete nut, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. On a related note, why do so many internet conspiracy theorists deny the Holocaust? The fact that former SS members confessed to the reality of the Holocaust and referred to Holocaust deniers as ignorant people shoul...
by Yoder777
Sat May 09, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

David Icke speaking on the era of light and life?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvPzsixYIH0 2012 came and went, but I am still waiting for a global awakening. The outward system of this world is only a reflection of the collective unconscious. A peaceful revolution of the mind will change the whole world. What David Icke speaks of in the above vi...
by Yoder777
Sat May 09, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pharmakeia: psychedelic drugs and spirituality
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Pharmakeia: psychedelic drugs and spirituality

Pharmakeia: psychedelic drugs and spirituality http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2010/06/pharmakeia-psycedelic-drugs-and.html There is a disturbing trend in the new age movement of using hallucinogenic drugs as a short cut to spiritual enlightenment. Pharmakeia, the Biblical word that translates as w...
by Yoder777
Sat May 09, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book
Replies: 439
Views: 68321

Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

The Urantia Book has answered more of my questions about our relationship with God, the origin of life, life on other planets, life after death, etc. than anything I've ever seen, and yet it doesn't condemn you if you don't believe in it or require you to join an institutional religion. That, my fri...
by Yoder777
Sat May 09, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book
Replies: 439
Views: 68321

Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
by Yoder777
Fri May 08, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: The Urantia Book
Topic: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book
Replies: 439
Views: 68321

The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

My wife, parents, and most people I mention it to don't understand why I read the Urantia Book. I would appreciate it if the members of this forum could help by please using this thread to explain how reading the Urantia Book has benefited your life. What are the practical benefits of reading the Ur...