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  1. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    It is by the action of consciousness becoming aware of itself that intelligence manifests itself, not when consciousness apprehends an inert object. It is not correct to say that there is a mixture in this universe of the sentient and the inert, for they do not mix. It is because all things are full of consciousness and when this consciousness comprehends itself there is knowledge. Vasistha's Yoga, p.140
  2. Thank you so very kindly for liking the quote I offered as my favorite:  "We believe in the unseen".


    Best Wishes,

    1. manitou


      Maybe we Are the unseen. :)

    2. Daniel


      are we not? ( he asks with eyebrow raised )

  3. twenty twenty vision

    You were an illustrator in a past life, weren't you?
  4. twenty twenty vision

    I reckon it would too.
  5. twenty twenty vision

    LOL. 'Good effects' meaning more regular?
  6. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    That's quite an observation from Samuel. It makes a real case for self realization.
  7. An opinion or observation of madness

    I was wondering the same thing. I just looked it up - it's 36,000 a year in the U.S. in a normal flu year.
  8. twenty twenty vision

    I went to one of Yamu's Qigong seminars in Missouri several years ago. As we were driving up the road to dinner, we all saw a box cloud too. It had a slightly windswept feel to it, but the shape was an absolute rectangle. There were several Bums there, Sean included. And it was just by itself, over the plains. Very strange.
  9. An opinion or observation of madness

    After hearing the quantity of things that Barr has been handling for Trump (after the reporter's story), what makes the most sense is that Trump is paying Barr directly to handle things for him. Barr may be the new Michael Cohen.
  10. twenty twenty vision

    Did the sunglasses help?
  11. twenty twenty vision

    The thing that keeps coming to mind for me, is that the action of the Dao is reversion. What does this mean for our current times? How would the Dao 'revert', or return to itself? And it just occurred to me, at this moment, that returning to ourselves is the very action of enlightenment - the template seems to run true, both for individuals and the collective. Does it want a world without boundaries, with total freedom everywhere? Maybe with no religion? Does it just impel us to find the oneness with each other? To realize that humans, animals, inanimate objects are all One Organism intended to be in awareness of that. Imagine.... Maybe someone will write a song. Sometimes I think that what It wants to do is merely enjoy the creation. Just enjoyment. It has created this beautiful creation, but had no way to experience it except through the sensory organs of creation. When I am taking a walk and this thought occurs to me, it enhances everything. I am the host for It's enjoyment of what It has made. But then again, so is a worm. The Intelligence is everywhere and utilizes everything. That's my take, anyway. Subject to change tomorrow.
  12. An opinion or observation of madness

    Mark - I just looked at your page and I see you've been around for a while, close to two years. I had a little fun when you started sending your random 'ping-ping' PM's, and I replied randomly as well. Your last message to me, 'I'm going to upgrade your punani' is more than a little scary. Mark, please just leave the site and don't come back.