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stvdv
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stvdv

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Silence solves the tough questions in life Jun 18, 2020

    1. dybmh
      dybmh
      your reply, made me cry, in the best possible way. Most sincerely,
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    2. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the frubal on Assessing the COVID Fear
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    3. stvdv
      stvdv
      Silence solves the tough questions in life
    4. Revoltingest
      Revoltingest
      Thanx for the conspiracy theory perspective frubive.
      And for froobing seeing things in more than one way.
      And for the permitted thread furball.
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    5. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the creative frube on The changing demographics of Christianity in recent times - What does it all really mean?
      But there was no creativity in it. My best friend was on a committee studying the problem of declining religious numbers some time ago. My post included their findings
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      2. stvdv
        stvdv
        You came up with a few points, so I call that creative. But I agree you could be more creative.

        I think you were Christian in the past, as was I. So we both left.

        I love to get yo the root of things. If I am at my top creativity I can reduce the root cause 'leaving Christianity' into 1 word, medium creativity maybe 3 to 7 words. I am curious what your 1 word would be why you left.
        May 14, 2020
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      3. ChristineM
        ChristineM
        Reality
        May 15, 2020
    6. ManSinha
      ManSinha
      Thank you for the winner in the thread Worshipping wrong Gods.
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    7. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanking you for the winner frube on Jesus is at the Door
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    8. InChrist
      InChrist
      Thank you. How you have a good evening.
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    9. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the winner frube on Has anyone seen Bob
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    10. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on Do you like drones?
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    11. Revoltingest
      Revoltingest
      Thanx for the gracious frubal.
      And for the cancer free furble.
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    12. paarsurrey
      paarsurrey
      Thanks for liking my post.
      Regards
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    13. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the frube on Watchman: Ladies and their shoes fetish

      And for the Informative frube
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    14. paarsurrey
      paarsurrey
      Thanks and regards
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    15. paarsurrey
      paarsurrey
      Thanks for liking my post.
      Regards
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    16. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the useful frube on Dutch Prime Minister gives a different approach to Corona

      And for the winner frube too
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    17. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanks for the useful frube on China Threatens To Throw The US In Mighty Sea of Coronavirus
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    18. ChristineM
      ChristineM
      Thanking you muchly for the useful and optimistic frubes on What to you is a nice person?
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    20. Revoltingest
      Revoltingest
      Thanx for the violence in sacred books fruball.
      And for froobing posters stopping being abusive.
      And for the Islam is no single religion froobil.
      And for flurbing really different.
      And for the not blaming China fruba.
      And for froolbing living to serve others.
      And for the consideration of lying frubing.
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    Taco van der Veen. Living in Holland. Happily Never Married.
    Sai Baba [Indian poorna avatar] is my sole beloved refuge

    Sai Baba:
    There is one religion, the religion of Love
    There is one caste, the caste of Humaity
    There is one language, the language of the Heart
    There is one God, and He is Omnipresent


    Bible: Mark 12:29
    The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our
    God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all
    your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with
    all your strength: this is the first commandment. And the second
    is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
    There is none other commandment greater than these


    Koran: 5:48
    To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed,
    He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He
    intended] to test you in what He has given you; so advance to [all
    that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will
    [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.


    Koran 3:7
    It is He Who has revealed the Book to you. Some of its verses are
    absolutely clear and lucid, and these are the core of the Book
    .5 Others
    are ambiguous.6 Those in whose hearts there is perversity, always go
    about the part which is ambiguous, seeking mischief and seeking to
    arrive at its meaning arbitrarily,
    although none knows their true meaning
    except Allah. On the contrary, those firmly rooted in knowledge say: 'We
    believe in it; it is all from our Lord alone.'7 No one derives true
    admonition from anything except the men of understanding.

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    Best info ever:
    Sai Baba on:
    SURRENDER

    There are 2 ways to get enlightened:
    a)"Cat-type" = Mother cat carries you around; Full Surrender
    b)"Monkey-type" = Baby monkey needs to hold tight; Self Effort


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    Best info ever:
    Ramanah Maharishi on:
    SURRENDER

    Question: What is unconditional surrender?

    Sri Ramana Maharshi: If one surrenders oneself there will be no one to
    ask questions or to be thought of. Either the thoughts are eliminated by
    holding on to the root-thought ‘I’, or one surrenders oneself to the highest
    power
    unconditionally. These are the only two ways for realization.

    Question: Does not total or complete surrender require that one should
    not have left even the desire for liberation or God?

    Sri Ramana Maharshi: Complete surrender does require that you have
    no desire of your own. You must be satisfied with whatever God gives
    you and that means having no desires of your own.

    Questioner: Now that I am satisfied on that point, I want to know
    what the steps are by which I could achieve surrender.

    Sri Ramana Maharshi: There are two ways. One is looking into the
    source of ‘I’ and merging into that source. The other is feeling ‘I am
    helpless by myself, God alone is all-powerful and except by throwing
    myself completely on him, there is no other means of safety for me.’ By
    this method one gradually develops the conviction that God alone exists
    and that the ego does not count. Both methods lead to the same goal.
    Complete surrender is another name for jnana or liberation.

    Questioner: I find surrender is easier. I want to adopt that path.
    Sri Ramana Maharshi: By whatever path you go, you will have to lose
    yourself in the one. Surrender is complete only when you reach the stage
    '‘Thou art all’ and ‘Thy will be done’.

    The state is not different from jnana. In soham (the affirmation of ‘I am
    he’) there is dvaita (dualism). In surrender there is advaita (non-dualism)
    In the reality there is neither dvaita nor advaita, but that which is
    Surrender appears easy because people imagine that, once they say
    with their lips '‘surrender'’ and put their burdens on their Lord, they can
    be free and do what they like. But the fact is that you can have no likes
    or dislikes after your surrender; your will should become completely
    non-existent, the Lord’s will taking its place. The death of the ego in this
    way brings about a state, which is not different from jnana. So by
    whatever path you may go, you must come to jnana or oneness.

    Question: What is the best way of killing the ego?

    Sri Ramana Maharshi: To each person that way is the best which
    appears easiest or appeals most. All the ways are equally good as they
    lead to the same goal, which is the merging of the ego in the Self. What
    the bhakta [devotee] calls surrender, the man who does vichara calls
    jnana. Both are trying only to take the ego back to the source from which
    it sprang and make it merge there.

    Question: Cannot grace hasten such competence in a seeker?

    Sri Ramana Maharshi: Leave it to God. Surrender unreservedly. One of
    two things must be done. Either surrender because you admit your
    inability and require a higher power to help you, or investigate the cause
    of misery by going to the source and merging into the Self.


    Either way you will be free from misery
    God never forsakes one who has surrendered.


    :greenheart:Silence solves the tough questions in life:greenheart:

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    :heartpulse:Sri Ramana Maharshi:heartpulse:
    If one surrenders oneself there will be no one to ask questions or to be thought of
    Either the thoughts are eliminated by holding on to the root-thought ‘I’
    Or one surrenders oneself unconditionally to the highest power

    :greenheart:These are the only two ways for realization:greenheart:
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