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  1. DharmaCatLamp

    Who was Baha'u'llah?

    I have to admit out of all the religious figures I have investigated Bahaullah is probably the one I know the least about. For awhile I disregarded him because I knew he thought Muhammad was a prophet and I have had more than a few doubts about that. You have prompted me to take another look at...
  2. DharmaCatLamp


    Hello I am a Cat and an Omnist by the definition you have given here. Thing Is I tend to get a bit more complicated with it because if I want to accurately represent myself I would have to argue that certain things seem more true than other but you know that is just how it goes.
  3. DharmaCatLamp

    Kemeticism - Ask Me Anything

    Yeah I read Jan Assman's book about finding God in ancient egypt and it was really neato! I have heard some comparisons to Dharmic religion in the past and it's interesting that you make that comparison here. I really appreciate the book recommendations.
  4. DharmaCatLamp

    Kemeticism - Ask Me Anything

    What books / resources might I use to learn more about your religion so I can add them to my library? I really like reading about different religions and I was wondering what you think is the biggest misconception about Kemeticism?
  5. DharmaCatLamp

    Suppose today, God sends a Savior

    Well I am unsure if God would need to choose the kindest and the wisest person to be a prophet. We typically have examples of people from the bible for instance who are not chosen because they are the wisest or anything like that. Moses for instance isn't exactly the prime candidate for prophecy...
  6. DharmaCatLamp

    Sharing some thoughts about unity

    When I say the divine I mean in all aspects. Polytheist, Monotheist etc. From what I have gleaned from my mystical experiences as well as my studies to see that God / Gods manifest themselves in incredibly varied ways across the world. We interact with divinity in such a way that one person...
  7. DharmaCatLamp

    Sharing some thoughts about unity

    Ah but you are misunderstanding what we mean when we say unity. We can approach the divine in numerous different ways and the divine can communicate with us in different ways. No one is saying that that teachings of Hermeticism are exactly the same as lets say Kabalah or Vedanta. The idea is...
  8. DharmaCatLamp

    Sharing some thoughts about unity

    Howdy! We like to divide the world up into categories. This is to simplify communication among other things. If we had to be exact with our words in every case communication would take a ridiculously long time. The issue is that the categories and meanings we have in our heads tend to not all...
  9. DharmaCatLamp

    How Close is Your Personal Belief System to the Religion You're In?

    I put other mostly because it gets kind of complicated. I chant Kali mantra every day, I worship Kali and I take a lot of my spiritual leanings from Advita Vedanta , RamaKrishna and Swami Sarvapiyanada. That being said I also read the Tao te Ching on a regular basis, study christian and sufi...
  10. DharmaCatLamp

    Interesting Experience and Thoughts about Interconnection

    Yeah, this sounds fairly similar to what I had. Thanks for sharing!
  11. DharmaCatLamp

    Interesting Experience and Thoughts about Interconnection

    So It's been a little while since I posted on these forums but I have been continuing my practice. Yesterday I was doing my normal ritual worship and meditation. I offered a banana to Ma Kali then bowed down so my head touched the floor. When my head touched the floor I was immediately filled...
  12. DharmaCatLamp

    Many different religious opinions

    This is something that is a bit more complicated than it might appear on the surface. There are beliefs that cannot be true at the same time. If You believe for instance that Christ is the only way to heaven you cannot also believe that you can worship Krishna and also go to heaven. Some...
  13. DharmaCatLamp

    I don't think Reincarnation Makes Much Sense

    I mean it's not that animals aren't great and don't have a conscious it's more that i use the example of a hippo because that is an animal I find it difficult to believe is much more than animal instinct. There is reason to believe that ants for instance are self conscious and can make choicest...
  14. DharmaCatLamp

    I don't think Reincarnation Makes Much Sense

    True, Zen has a history of extrapolating their own beliefs from the experiences of long time meditators. Dogen was an exceptional mind among the soto school and I've read quite a bit of his work. His explanations often seem more naturalistic than others.
  15. DharmaCatLamp

    I don't think Reincarnation Makes Much Sense

    How so? I mean if you could answer some of the questions I posed it might help me get something I am missing if you think it is true.
  16. DharmaCatLamp

    I don't think Reincarnation Makes Much Sense

    I mean the Buddha very clearly believed in literal rebirth. He said himself he had gone through thousands of lives. I mean I think they are deluded at best. Liars at worst.
  17. DharmaCatLamp

    Trying to understand the mechanism/purpose of the soul... a braindump.

    I tend to think the soul just sort of puppets around the body. If you get a bum wheel on your shopping cart it's going to go sideways, if your engine stutters you are going to have issues driving around. The soul as far as I can tell is part of something much greater and this is just part of the...
  18. DharmaCatLamp

    Spiritual "Truth"?

    I mean to believe that it's just escaping something that kind of discounts religions that don't provide a nice solution. Tons of early religions didn't believe in an afterlife or that life had any inherent meaning. If it was simply escape then why not have a nice story that can easily explain...
  19. DharmaCatLamp

    I don't think Reincarnation Makes Much Sense

    Most of my religious beliefs come from experiences and personal evidence. The sort of thing where you have an experience and then extrapolate from that to get to something else. I started worshiping Kali cause I had a pretty profound experience. I had some faith in certain practices or the idea...
  20. DharmaCatLamp

    How Has Reincarnation Affected You?

    I've always thought Japan was sort of nightmarish. Where on the surface to the unobservant person things look great but if you dig even a little bit deeper it's a place where people are worked to death, where being too far outside the norm is often punished by being ostracized. People I have...