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  1. JonSL

    Question about the angels in the bible

    Probably because he was from Jersey. Hoboken maybe, or Bayonne. Have you seen Bayonne? If you lived in Bayonne, you might want to defy God and become the source of all pain and darkness in the universe. After all, Bayonne is pretty close anyway. For Lucy, it is just like being home... Why...
  2. JonSL

    Do we want witchcraft?

    I am sure that the vast majority of people "into" witchcraft...aren't really going out in the woods and doing ceremonies or anything. I was hitchhiking across the country and met a guy. He told me that there was a Satanic Biker Gang in Florida. Their initiation rite was to murder a random...
  3. JonSL

    Stories to inspire

    I met a Vietnam vet. Combat Vet. Air Force guy. Super tough guy, very very military demeanor. Got shot down. Close to death, had a near death experience. Saw the after life. It really wasn't what he said, it was how he said it. I don't know how to quite describe it. But his personality...
  4. JonSL

    Spiritual Entities: Metaphors or Falsities

    I have been meditating since the early 80s. Everyone who meditates a lot, eventually interacts with a demon somewhere. I have seen them mostly in dream-visions. Guess what? They are total **mod edit** ********. Why anyone would want to learn about them is beyond me. Think of the worst...
  5. JonSL

    Being Alone

    Samadhi is an extreme state of consciousness. I believe it is said that at any time on earth, only something like 100 people have access to that experience. So, training helps, but one must simply be a great saint to have any chance of entering samadhi. That comes from the writings of Sri...
  6. JonSL

    1 Corinthians 13:13.What does it mean to you?

    And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. St. Paul is discussing the spiritual path. As people enter into the life of prayer and meditation, they begin accumulate spiritual qualities and begin to remove negative qualities. St. Paul is discussing...
  7. JonSL

    Confused about Romans 11:36.

    For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. The entirety of the world is from God. The Hindus say that Creation is "an idea in the mind of the Creator." Everything here was created by God and holds his consciousness, to some extent. So, you...
  8. JonSL

    Question about 1 Samuel 28:6.About dreams.

    Confucius is said to have met with ancient saints in dreams. In the spiritual literature it is said that the saints can more easily contact us during dreams, than in our waking consciousness. Receptivity to spiritual experiences is greatly enhanced by daily practice of spiritual disciplines...
  9. JonSL

    Question about spiritual gifts and occult like powers.

    Lucid dreaming and astral projection are both very very mild forms of supernatural experience. What saints experience is many times more powerful than those experiences. "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda recounts some of what saints experience. entire text, online, free...
  10. JonSL

    Reincarnation Question

    Yes. Buddha was from India. He never said that his teaching was in any opposition to Hindu theology. Buddha said that he remembered past lives. So, he would have affirmed the Hindu teaching about reincarnation...that, over the course of many lives, people grow spiritually, until they become...
  11. JonSL

    If God and Jesus and the Holy Ghost are a trinity.Who is more powerful?

    that is just rhetoric, not related to the religious themes or anything. Father, Son and the Holy Ghost are all religious imagery, metaphors. Trying to fit some imagery and metaphors into some neat math equation is never going to work. God as a Father? Any time your own father or grandfather...
  12. JonSL

    Bhagavad Gita

    I mean, you do realize, spending your life annoying other people, is not, you know, the highest aspiration of human beings. There are other things you can do with your time. Like, for example...anything else. Anything else has got to be a better life for you than this. Study karate, go for a...
  13. JonSL

    Bhagavad Gita

    Why don't you guys take up bowling or something and leave the rest of us alone?
  14. JonSL

    Bhagavad Gita

    Have not seen a single post on this website that was not from a troll. Not one.
  15. JonSL

    Bhagavad Gita

    Well, you can assert that if you want, but Mahatma Gandhi disagreed with you. If you have qualifications and achievements beyond those of Mahatma Gandhi, giving us more reason to take your opinion as valid, please, by all means list those accomplishments. Krishna is considered an Avatar, a...
  16. JonSL

    Hindu Yogis - Writings

    If you want some interesting reads on Hinduism, you can look into the writings of: Mahatma Gandhi Sri Ramakrishna Swami Vivekananda Paramahansa Yogananda Sri Aurobindo Sri Ramana Maharishi Sri Ananda Moi Ma
  17. JonSL

    The Pagan, Buddhist, and Hindu Thread

    If you want some interesting reads on Hinduism, you can look into the writings of: Mahatma Gandhi Sri Ramakrishna Swami Vivekananda Paramahansa Yogananda Sri Aurobindo Sri Ramana Maharishi Sri Ananda Moi Ma +++++++++++++++++++++++ I know that Buddhism faded in India, as it moved out of...
  18. JonSL

    Bhagavad Gita

    Hinduism is monotheistic, not polytheistic. Mahatma Gandhi wrote directly to that point. Part of the ideas regarding Hinduism being polytheistic comes from the political spin of the British rulers of India. They wanted to paint Hindus in a derogatory manner, as kind of "savages," in order to...
  19. JonSL

    Being Alone

    I think you mean "walking the labyrinth." I did that once. They played Gregorian Chant in the background. Was great.
  20. JonSL

    Being Alone

    sorry that things are rough. I really don't trust a single human anymore. But...just does seem the brain needs some of that interaction. Might want to think about taking a long break, and then trying to test the waters again, but very very slowly. I have counseled ex-offenders. And I know...