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  1. What is humble?

    Selflessness, sincerity, honesty, modesty, acceptance, and continuing action of these principals. These actions seem to help reduce the ego (but not eliminate it as I believe it can't be totally eliminated in human beings). This is just my opinion though and I have to admit I fall short when I don't keep this in mind, that is why I call it an action or rather something to be mindful about.
  2. Near Death and Out of Body Experiences

    I once had an OBE when a dentist accidentally overdosed me on nitrous oxide. It was an interesting experience. I felt like I was out of my body and could see myself in the chair. Very surreal. It gave me a lot to think about for a long time. On the other hand I know a man who had a major heart attack and was clinically dead for over a half an hour. They did 1000 chest compression's and also had him in an "ice bed". Presbyterian Hospital (NYC) called it a miracle that he lived. I asked him what he saw or experienced while he was dead and he said he saw nothing. It was like that time was just missing from him. I read the above comments about cardiac arrest so maybe that has something to do with his non-experience. There are some interesting studies about children having NDE's. You could find some of them on youtube. I recently read a book about DMT - http://www.amazon.com/DMT-Molecule-Revolutionary-Near-Death-Experiences/dp/0892819278 . (I hope I didn't break any forum rules by posting that link) It is a great read and takes an in depth look into NDE, mystical, and other experiences connected with the production of DMT in the human brain. It is a scientific book but does not discount the spiritual aspects of these experiences. My own experience had a big effect on me. After that I didn't know what to believe anymore and I think it opened my mind to many new concepts and ideas. I don't think about it or speculate about it anymore. Rather I remember the experience and accept its influence on my life.
  3. Greetings

    Thank you. I appreciate the warm welcome. I will familiarize myself with the two pinned posts. Thank you again.
  4. Greetings

    Hello, Greetings to all. I would like to introduce myself to the community. I look forward to reading the posts on this website website and participating in discussions. Best Wishes, 8