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Originally posted by OneisOne
Ok, so I had a doctor's appt this morning and was reading ATS on my mobile phone while waiting in the exam room when I read what Buddha posted from the record site, this is what got me:
Originally posted by buddhatrance
The mysticism of Open is very valueable.
I busted out laughing!!! I think they even heard me upfront in the reception area. If laugher is the best medicine, I got a real good dose out of that one!
Thank you Buddha for posting it here, I might have missed it other wise. And what made it even more funny is that statement followed this:
This place would become like any other, “new age, spiritual, philosophical” forum topic.
So it's already not like any other “new age, spiritual, philosophical” topic, yet "open" is a mystic?!?
Just goes along with the other contradiction of 'doubt reality, but not open'.
Originally posted by sheba2011
I also wanted to comment on this:
"Proof of what you're capable of. Reach belief, 1 gets you there, 4 proves no illusion. You can still."
... which seemed to go up after I made my recent posts here about my experiences with manual #1.
If Open is referring to manual #4, I have tons and tons of experience with that one --- well before I stumbled upon the oct28 site. I know exactly what that manual is trying to demonstrate. The simplest analogy is the common experience we've all had, lying on our backs gazing at the clouds, and seeing animals and shapes in them. "Look! There's a giraffe!" When you point this out to your friend, they see the same shape in the cloud.
The rational answer is "the mind is excellent at pattern recognition" and "power of suggestion is... quite powerful."
If you want to step out of rationality for awhile, read this article, which blew my mind:
I'm not a 9/11 Truther. I really don't care anymore whether it was inside job or not. What fascinates me and continues to fascinate me is the whole idea that as millions of eyes around the world watched it play out on t.v., and were told it was terrorists flying passenger planes, that's what we all saw.
Maybe if enough saw controlled demolition, as the truthers believe, that's what we'd have collectively agreed happened.
And even freakier.......... as the article suggests.......... maybe the towers fell all by themselves, from collective human fear.
Suspend all belief, and *do* doubt, (opposite of what Open tells you to do), and then and only then do you go on a very interesting journey.
es un suicido
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
God whispers to us in our pleasures,
speaks to us in our conscience,
but shouts in our pains:
It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world