No things, no time,
Such pressure ongoing!
Creation from whence
The Big Bang came.
But it’s happening
All the time,
All the time.
But I am here with a vertex
A point of view
Anything can happen
Tho’ common things
Everything is everywhere
All the time.
Just wait and observe.
By the Law of Least Action
At random apparently
The universe is built.
Common events occur commonly
And I can choose
As I am conscious
And have free will..
Of love and power.
So something is observed
But I did not create it.
And spacetime begins.
It is always beginning
And always ending.
There is much evidence for the existence of past lives much of the best coming from the work of the late Ian Stevenson. In some cases the situations may be quite dramatic, for example the child who confronted its murderer in a previous life. The evidence was so accurate that the man confessed and was convicted of the crime.
A hypnagogic state ( a non-ordinary conscious state) may exist transiently between waking and sleeping either when going to sleep, when sleeping very lightly or when waking up. It may be very realistic particularly when ‘dozing’ for long periods of time.
Often there are distortions of the sensation of time or body form:
beginning and ending at the same time
entirely in the present
there were continual beginners
there were continual doers
trance-like state in which time stood still
dreaming of being
stuck in the immediate present like a stuck record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRhtFFhNzQ&list=PLOGi5-fAu8bHIuDroDz5U-jifBmFLp5zA&hd=1 Is consciousness a fundamental component of our universe? Is consciouness, of a sort, everywhere througout the universe? Panpsychism is an ancient point of view and becoming widely accepted as a possible way of integrating recent disoveries in physics and neuroscience into a coherent understanding of how our consciousness(es) arises.
The Shamarpa, Shamar Rinpoche (the Red Hat Lama), seen by his followers as the embodiment of the Buddha Amitabha ( a bodhisattva named Dharmakara translating as the Buddha of infinite Light) who passed on the 11 June leaves us. Behind are the teachings of a modern living Buddha.
Wish him well in the immediate task of seeking the next incarnation.
This very recent and very frank and direct recording posted earlier this year provides a fascinating interaction between a lama educated in the tradition of Tibetan buddhism who is a modern Buddha and the presentation style of high quality modern journalism in the form of Barnet and Freeman on Cutting Edge Consciousness.
To start with the Shamarpa explains the tradition preventing a monk or nun from representing themselves publicly as a spiritual teacher. He describes the traps and pitfalls that exist for spiritual teachers and how easily this position can be misused.
Some way into the recording there is a frank discussion about the traditional vows taken by Buddhist monks and nuns and why they are taken. The conversation leads on to the profundities around meditation, reincarnation, karma and enlightenment.
After the Shamarpa leaves there is further deep debate between the two journalists of the implications resulting from the interview.
This valuable teaching is well worth listening to carefully over and over again.
Tanzania rock gong http://www.naamjai.com
An awareness of the complexity and potential of stone age instruments when they are played leads to a deeper understanding of our ancestors. An understanding that results in an awareness that these people living so long ago differed so little from us. They laughed loved and cried like all of us and expressed these feelings in music and rhythm. This may well have had a significant effect on our evolution as a species.