Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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JOEL

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Jan 28, 2013
 
DEEP SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES:

1) EXPERIENCING the cosmic wideness.

2) EXPERIENCING the cosmic calm through the union of the psychic with the backdrop cosmic self.

3) EXPERIENCING the Many as aspects of That.

4) EXPERIENCING the Supermind in its deepest Gnostic nature and knowing how it relates to the unified truth-consciousness and causation of the lower planes.

5) EXPERIENCING how the Supermind Connects with the Cosmic Bliss.

6) EXPERIENCING the Supracosmic Self.

and so on...
JOEL

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#47968
Jan 28, 2013
 
In the ultimate analysis and experience, nondualism is limited....
JOEL

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#47969
Jan 28, 2013
 
Dualism, qualified nondualism, nondualism... what comes next?
JOEL

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#47970
Jan 28, 2013
 
Experience is everything, rituals count for nothing.
JOEL

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#47971
Jan 28, 2013
 
No devolution, no involution.
JOEL

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Jan 28, 2013
 
No involution, no evolution.
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#47973
Jan 28, 2013
 
DO SCIENCE & MYSTICISM COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER?

MYSTICISM IS THE MOTHER OF ALL SCIENCES.

An average grade mystic, even a mystic in contact with any of the adverse vital beings, can reveal everything that is to be known about matter and its processes and besides he has the power of manipulating all the so-called ineluctable natural laws.

Advanced mystics go far beyond....
rabbee yehoshooah adam

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Jan 28, 2013
 
Frijoles wrote:
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I really got to you, didnt I?
Admit it, you are a HUGE fish in a small bowl of your own manifestation.
rabbee: and those fish, who swim in their own excrement. shall be called, politicians. with a lot of fancy fish bowl words, going nowhere at all. dung unto others, as you would have them dung unto you.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

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Jan 28, 2013
 
JOEL wrote:
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LOL.
So, you cannot answer a single question which shows Judaism in a very poor light. Expected.
Killing one's opponents, sacrificing animals, body mutilations, enslaving weaker people, raping women, sectarianism, stoning to death heretics/disobedient sons, bashing babies to death on rocks, abusing and other such evils are not even religion and form no part of spirituality.
rabbee: questions! nah ain't going to wear, your loaded suicide vests. to even attempt to answer, and errant question. is to give validity, to the error.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

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Jan 28, 2013
 
JOEL wrote:
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Papa dear,
Those questions are of a mystical kind and can be correctly answered only by those with sufficient mystical experiences.
I put those elementary questions to you as I just wanted to know how deeply spiritual you are and what the depth of your tall claims about your spiritual practices really are.
Anyway, I wasn't expecting a single correct answer from you.
Why, even Avram, Daniel, Elijah, Moshe or Yeshu wouldn't be capable of answering most of these questions.
Those were very basic questions to test one's spiritual knowledge based on mystical experiences.
Relax.
rabbee: i believe G-D has already warned us about, sorcery and witchraft. and therefor is best, to avoid any of it.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

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Jan 28, 2013
 
JOEL wrote:
No involution, no evolution.
rabbee: did you leave out, your con volution on purpose?
JOEL

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#47978
Jan 28, 2013
 
I am leasing the apartment in Cuffe Parade and shifting to a new one on Altamount Road thanks to all the persuasion by the Ezras and a few friends. Putting behind me all the past.
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Jan 28, 2013
 
LIMITATIONS OF SCIENCE:

1) Science can only test theories based on gross matter and that too in a crude inferential manner.

2) Where sentience, order, purpose, will and the fundamental question of origins of matter and sentience are concerned, science is clueless and as irrational as creationists.
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Jan 28, 2013
 
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: i believe G-D has already warned us about, sorcery and witchraft. and therefor is best, to avoid any of it.
Which being are you referring to as G-d?

What do you mean by sorcery and witchcraft?
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Jan 28, 2013
 
IGNORANCE OF SCIENCE:

1) If we're forced to account for the existence of life forms by postulating initial conditions in which life forms already existed, then we could hardly say that our natural laws have explained the phenomenon of life. The theory of evolution avoids this by positing a natural mechanism whereby life could arise from a chaotic cloud of gas or a "primordial soup". In this way, the required initial condition is rendered as simple as possible, and all significant phenomena are attributed to the operation of the laws themselves.

2) Unless, the principle of life exists in the involved form in matter, it's absurd to assume that simple push and pull forces of insentient matter alone could organize a chaotic, seething mass of atomic particles into a system of life forms capable of exhibiting so many remarkable qualities and activities that far exceeds the scope and operations of gross matter taken independently.

3) Another questionable feature of the modern scientific view is that of "chance", which enters the theory of quantum mechanics as a kind of repeated initial condition in the so-called "reduction of the wave packet". The role of chance is illogical to say the least with the basic point being that chance enters modern physical theory as an arbitrary yet unavoidable correction factor that modifies the behavior of the system under the natural laws. It is thus another aspect in which the mathematical formulations of natural laws fail to completely specify the phenomena of nature.

4) These drawbacks of the modern scientific view suggest the existence of natural laws of a higher order. Such higher laws would serve to provide the missing information needed to account for the origin of life in matter, and would also serve to fill in the missing causal determination represented by "chance" in modern physics.

5) By higher order laws is meant one of the following sets of progressively stronger properties:

a) The laws cannot be reduced to the known laws of physics and chemistry.

b) These higher order laws cannot be expressed mathematically at all, and relate to entities not amenable to numerical description.

CONCLUSION:

The simple push and pull laws of modern physics and chemistry are certainly inadequate to account for the phenomenon of life, and the dilemmas of quantum theory suggest that they are not even adequate to account for the gross physical phenomena studied in physics.
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Jan 28, 2013
 
QUESTION:

On the human level there are so many subtle traits of personality - for example: compassion, stability, honesty, humility, discrimination, tolerance, intention, responsibility, cleanliness, love, self-control and so on.

Is there any molecular operation or any multidimensional quantum mechanical equation that can describe these wonderful phenomena of life?

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Jan 28, 2013
 
RIDDLES & INADEQUACY OF MOLECULAR PULLS & PUSHES:

1) Sometimes in human experience, mental events happen suddenly and without apparent antecedents. Fine poetry comes from a poet's intuitive thought; the solution to a difficult mathematical puzzle is revealed in a mental flash; an intrinsic chemical structure is picturized intuitively in the mind of a chemist; and a whole symphony is inspired in the mind of a composer.

2) Are we to suppose that these phenomena are nothing but the products of chance and simple pushes and pulls?

3) In, say, Mozart, we see a unique ability not present in any members of his family (Mozart's father was an ordinary musician). If a biochemical machine were present in Mozart's brain that could generate symphonies effortlessly, where did this machine come from? If a human being were to design such a machine, he would certainly have to adjust many delicately inter-related variables, and this would require great intelligence and perseverance.

4) Are we to suppose, then, that a random mutation of a gene or a chance combination of genetic alleles was able to produce such a machine? We should note that the chance that a pattern will form randomly goes down exponentially with the number of variables entering into the pattern.

5) Or are we to suppose that by Coulomb's law and the spin-orbit interactions, such a machine will just naturally pull itself together, given time?

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Jan 28, 2013
 
BOTTOM LINE:

If humanity is merely a product of insentient molecular pushes and pulls, there is no reason why people should be concerned about the moral and ethical values of life. But, every sensible person knows that there is value in life. Life per se is full of meaning and full of purpose.
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#47985
Jan 28, 2013
 
The gap from the primal "soup" to the first RNA system capable of natural selection, a sentient characteristic, is forbiddingly wide.

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Jan 28, 2013
 
TNA - THREOSE NUCLEIC ACID - WORLD?

"TNA suffers from the chirality quandary associated with all sugar-based nucleic acid backbones. Although the presence of a 4-carbon sugar in TNA reduces this problem to 2 sugars and 4 stereo-isomers, it remains a formidable challenge to demonstrate how oligonucleotides composed of only L-threose could be preferentially synthesized under pre-biotic conditions...the selection of chiral sugar component of TNA would have required some sort of selection process to be in operation."

- Jeffrey Bada

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