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  1. True. I explain how you should try try to coexist by trying to show them how environmentalism is actually in their interests as Christians. And a knowledgable anybody won't fumble on thier own stuff. If they were knowledgeable enough to notice contradictions, then they wouldn't realy be a "Bible Thumper", they'd be a knowledgable Christian.
  2. I never understood how the religious right could be so against the environment. They're so against intoxicants because it pollutes the human body which is a gift. But wouldn't polluting the Earth be the same concept on a much larger scale? Like our bodies, the Earth could be considered a gift. If they consider thier curch a house of god, then wouldn't the Earth be the backyard of god. If the second coming is going to happen before humanity can do any irreversiable damage, then wouldn't a so called Christian want to be on the side of that took care of gods gifts? Next time you hear a Bible Thumper spewing thier ignorance from thier perception of seperation, just bring up these points of view. Hopelfully it will reach them, but if not then have fun watching them fumble over thier own contradictions.
  3. Hindu Pushups

    I was wondering what the correct form was for hindu pushups. I've heard that you must be very careful on your form with these. Basically if you do them right, you will get great gains. If you do them wrong, you will get great injuries. While this is true with most exercises, it is especially extreme with hindu pushups. They are one of my favorite exercises, but I have developed a sports injury from them. I have devoloped tendinosis of the long head of my bicep. It's in my shoulder where one of the bicep tendons goes over my rotator cuff. It feels like a line of pain going down the front of my shoulder. Any advice would be appreciated.
  4. Well, there are some misconceptions about ejaculation, both from the celibacy and free love communities. #1 Ejaculation does not deplete testosterone. There is no testosterone in semen. Actually, lack of ejaculation deminishes testosterone. (of course the dumb body builders would think they lose testosterone) (I believe post #11 is an article) #2 There are various degrees of the quality of blood in your body. The main priority if the best blood in your body is used to make semen. It's something like 40 parts blood to make one part semen. When a guys reserves are full, the good blood goes to other tasks. One of the first places it goes once your loaded is to your brain. This high quality blood helps with memory and concentration. Maybe prolonged exposure of the brain to the good blood can make one feel more spiritually aware. This would explain all religions seaking of celibacy being enlightened. As far as your situation from your habbits, well I think it's from over use. Just like how a sports injury can come from over use of a seemingly harmless excersize, well your sport-wanking has probably given you a sports injury of your nervous, hormonal and reproductive systems. I'd say retain your jing for a long time(months) and let your body and mind heal. once you start to have noctournal emmissions, then maybe you could ease back into the habbits. Never go back to that frequency or intensity of your old habbits.
  5. "Heaven"?

    I think there would be different layers of heaven. Like Tibetan Buddhism speaks of Bardos. Well, I think that that John Changs description of heaven from the book "The Magus of Java" is the most common sensical description. He mentioned a spirit, whom was haunting a house, being a muslim that was offended by the non muslim ways of it's new household. The narrator asked john how a spirit could be a muslim and john explained that the spirit wasn't ready to part with it's earthly ways yet. He later mentioned how he was meditating and was taken through different levels of heaven and hell. One of the layers of heaven had ghosts feasting on imaginary food. John also claimed that God talked to him during that meditation and told John that the purest heaven is when you come to God. God told John that he was not clean enough to go to God. Then he visited spirits in what could be a hell, which he described as a cold dark place. The spirits told john that they hurt. It frightened John and he fled those realms quickly. It's also interesting to note that pretty much every mainstream religion informs that every soul will eventually return to heaven. Even Christianity when read in Greek, which was the origional language of the New Testament. The word for Eternity in Greek actually means ages. Heaven and Hell are just purification processes to make the spirit pure for assimilaiton into the creator. They teach spirits to shed worldly connections. Actually, people probably create these layers themselves with thier addiction to form. Most people cannot understand the truly abstract. That's why god is given names and fomrs, and split into many gods. To graduate to the next level, the spirit must become aware of the illusions. As far as what determines where we go after death, I believe it's determined by a combination of karma and spiritual development. I think we actually go through the layers that we want to, on a subconscious level. The shadow (Jungian) gets what the shadow wants. Insecurities will put you through the hell bardos, whereas good intent and courage puts one through heavenly bardos. I think that most, if not all, will go through both the hells and heavens, because nobody is perfect. But this is just my oppinion based on my logic, Even if I am right, then intellectual knowledge is still just the beginning. One must truly know it.
  6. brain model of the universe?

    I believe that understanding sacred sequence (geometry, sound, numbers, ect), that one can get closer to the God. A fractal is one of the major sequences that our universe seems to be structured on. This is a great example. ~Revenge of the Nerds II (not as good as the first movie !!! )~
  7. I use ubuntu 8.1. I decided to reformat my computer (which is 6 years old) and it wouldn't recognize it's own recovery disc. Now, unix software is all my old hp laptop will run. So far, i think it's better for just the basic stuff like internet and text. Gimp should run psd files, open office runs microsoft word files and Document Viewer runs pdf files. Everything on linux tends to run faster then on windows to.
  8. I think we're omnivourous. Most true vegitarian animals have completely flat teeth, except for tusked animals. Grazing animals lack an upper set of incisors. Primate teeth are not as flat as those of grazing animals, but also not as jagged as those of carnivourous animals. They're somewhere in the middle. Alot of herbivourous mammals have claws, like the panda or sloth, ect... Raw meat is actually healthier than cooked meat, if it is from a healthy animal. When meat gets burned, the protien is less bioavaliable. Its the disiases and parasites that humans must worry about. Humans tend to have a weak immune system when it comes to natural occuring bacteria (the new bacteria thats adapted to our lifestyles is a different story). Humans can't eat as many kinds of raw meat as carnivores, but we also can't eat as many kinds of wild plants as herbivores. (Scientists believe the appendix used to be for digesting low energy plant fiber like grass). But yeah, most poeple eat too much meat. anything in excess is bad for you.
  9. Normals Just Don't Care...

    from: Ignorance is bliss only for the "somatics/ylics". I like to think of the tao, and most eastern and american relious beliefs as gnostic. "The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it." The way I see it, reaching enlightenment is only half the goal. Once enlightened, you must find a way to enlighten others, and they won't want it. That's the riddle.
  10. meditation help

    Would meditating to a yantra produce a similar effect?
  11. meditation help

    Thanks guys. I'll try getting up earlier and trying to focus on one object. I'll also try to just neutrally observe my thoughts. For focusing on one thing, do Sri Yantra's help? I was also wondering if exhausting your brain before meditation with something like hours of mathematics (something I currently do) would help.
  12. meditation help

    I try to meditate, usually for about 15 min at a time. All I really get is long trains of thought that go from one subject to another. It's like the onslaught of thoughts racing through my head are coming from an endless supply. I never lose track of time or get that sense of timelessness that supposedly accompanies correct meditatin. I think I might have ADD, as this same onslaught of random thoughts affects my ability to pay attention in school, work ect. So, I was wondering, what works for you guys to clear your thoughts and get that sense of timelessness ?
  13. Greetings

    I study at a private dojo in SLC. My sensei got his blackbelt from ed parker, but has studied many systems. It's a hybrid of kenpo, karate, kung fu, Aikido, kendo, sai's and staff. Right now I'm a 2nd degree brown belt (6th rank), and after this rank, I have one more rank to go before blackbelt. After I get my blackbelt from this dojo, I want to study an internal martial art. But I need to know where a good teacher is, (preferabally in Utah). I've read that incorrect practice can mess people up. I don't want to end up with "QiGong psychosis" or something equivelant. So if anybody knows where good teachers are, feel free to post.
  14. Greetings

    I just feel like a bum searching for the Tao. I'm no stranger to external martial arts, but very new to the internal. I look forward to what I can learn from everyones post. BTW, I'm the same user of the profile "Frankie", but that profile isn't working due to technical issues, so I created this profile "Franky".