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In Topic: How the Buddha Became Enlightened.

Today, 11:51 AM

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In such near-death reports, a common initial experience is usually described as a meeting with an all-pervading, glowing luminosity.  Often those who have been resuscitated from near-death states, at the time of entering into this radiant expanse of light, also describe experiencing an extraordinary sense of completeness and contentment and a sense of being enveloped by a loving presence.  In the Buddhist view, the moment of death is the moment when the mind returns to its own natural state.  All conceptual states are dissolved.
Just as in deep meditation, we experience the actual nature of our own pure awareness, an all-pervading sense of contentment, and the deeply peaceful warmth of boundless compassion.
As soon as your respiration ceases, the luminosity known as "the inner radiance of the first intermediate state," which your spiritual teacher formerly introduced to you, will arise.
At the same time, a naked awareness will arise, not extraneous to yourself, but radiant, empty and without horizon or center.
This phase in the process of death is called "the inner radiance of reality during the first intermediate state."  It is the unique and incontrovertible enlightened intention of the Buddha-body of Reality, which arises in the minds of all living beings.
O Child of Buddha Nature, this radiant essence that is now your conscious awareness is a brilliant emptiness.
This intrinsic awareness, manifest in a great mass of light, in which radiance and emptiness are indivisible, is the buddha nature of unchanging light, beyond birth or death.


In Topic: The Moors re-civilized Europe after the fall of Rome

Yesterday, 02:09 PM

I was taught that an elliptical or oval hair cross profile made the hair 'coily'  and was a sign of the negrito types, where the other straighter type hair came from a circular hair cross section.  More confused   :( .

There's sort of a gradient from round (straight) to flatter (curlier), but the 3 main hair cross-sections are:

Leiotrichous: the thick, round hair shaft causes hair to be straight.  Usually seen in Asians
Cynotrichous: a slender, elliptical, and often curved shaft with medium thickness.  Most often seen in Caucasian hair
Heliotrichous: a ribbon-like, slightly flattened, medium thick, wavy, curly or kinky shaft.  Most often seen in the hair shaft of Blacks.

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In Topic: The Moors re-civilized Europe after the fall of Rome

Yesterday, 01:35 PM

I'm talking about the origin of the Egyptians.  By the time of those mummies there were Libyans and so on living in Egypt.  It was a mix particularly in Lower Egypt.

So, who all were the "Libyans" and when did they first spread over to Egypt?

The concept of 'Egyptians' for some is set on one area and often one locality; often it is Ramses II and Giza. Ramses II (I think it was) was a redhead, various sources seem to be able to justify a strong proto-Indo-European component.

Well, according to L’Oréal’s advanced research laboratory... :lol:

First, a study of the melanin grains revealed that the pharaoh was naturally blond and that he used a coloring agent (probably henna) to give his hair red highlights.

An electron microscope showed that his hair was quite damaged, not only because of poor conservation conditions, but also as a result of tinting. The hair’s elliptical shape confirmed that Ramses II was Caucasian. All this information came from one lock of hair, 3000 years after his death!

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In both analyses the main feature of the genetic landscape in northern Africa is an east-west pattern of variation pointing to the differentiation between the Berber and Arab population groups of the northwest and the populations of Libya and Egypt. Moreover, Libya and Egypt show the smallest genetic distances with the European populations, including the Iberian Peninsula.

 

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But again, all of this may actually be irrelevant to most concerned...depending upon who actually built the Giza Pyramids...  Which I don't think has been firmly established, by any stretch yet!  And was certainly not Ramesses II anyways, even per conventional dogma.


In Topic: The Moors re-civilized Europe after the fall of Rome

Yesterday, 11:11 AM

Egyptians, who were sub-Saharan African despite all attempts to show otherwise ... then some at least of this knowledge is African in origin.

Isn't there a lot of prevailing evidence otherwise and up for debate at the least?  Or are you claiming that these Egyptian mummies and depictions are all sub-Saharan?

Fairly recently, a very well qualified lady called Joann Fletcher carried out a very thorough study of just about all the mummy hair found in Egyptian tombs.

 

The vast majority of hair samples discovered at the site were cynotrichous (Caucasian) in type as opposed to heliotrichous (Negroid), a feature which is standard through dynastic times . . .
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Libya to the Egyptians and Greeks meant all of North Africa.

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Foreign prisoners of Ramesses III: Libyan, Nubian, Syrian, Shasu Bedouin, and Hittite (The Hittites were an Indo-European people from Turkey).

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A Libyan and a Nubian on king Tutankhamun’s staff.

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To simplfy this for you, three waves of Eurasian colonists entered Africa priro to 7k ago.

From Turkey, into North Africa via the near East. Quite a lot of Eurasian Y chr show a Neolithic entry into North Africa. Thier Y chr trace the path of Afroasiatic into the lake Chad region.

Basic farmers really, with some rather crappy pottery and near eastern sickles. There’s not much left of them, so it’s hard to tell.

Egyptians are Africans they just aren’t black.

Well, many people lived in Egypt, including "Nubian Blacks" and those mixed with "Black" ancestry.  Obviously, as well as Europeans, Arabs, etc too... 

 

But the REAL QUESTION here that people want to know and "racial draft" is (of everyone who was in Egypt) who (when and how) originally built the Pyramids at Giza (and other global stone megaliths)???  Nobody really cares about all the subsequent occupiers, who weren't really all that advanced on their own (other than with residual hand–me–down technology and culture preserved or borrowed from others), correct?

Eastern Europeans were building cities before Southern Egypt had agriculture, and Egypt first earned metallurgy from the Asians 2,000 years after it was in use in the Balkans. So that was a very misleading little statement you meant- trying to make Egyptians look like world technology leaders or precociously developed in writing and culture. They were neither, they were just very grand at what they did. Most of their farm animals, crops and tech showed an origin in Asia and SE Europe.

So fact is, hasn't the secret, "exotic," stonemason technology used to build all of these megalithic sites long been lost...even to the known cultures (falsely?) credited for them?  If so, then by whom, when and HOW were they originally built???

 

Atlantean theorists have proposed that Atlantis might have existed from ~18,000 BC to ~10,540-9500 BC.  If so, who were those people??

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Isn't THAT the REAL million-dollar question here?


In Topic: Gathering questions for an interview with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson

22 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

and if yang is on the left side, and yin on the right... how come the left side is about mother issues, and the right side about father issues

Where did you hear that from? :o

 

Another question concerns the archetypal merging/fusion of Yin & Yang in Taoist (and other forms) of alchemy.  What exactly (theoretically & experientially) does it mean to merge or fuse the 2?

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Is it like connecting a full electrical circuit like with + & - terminals?  Or letting north and south magnetic poles meet? 

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Or if they're already "fused" like electromagnetism...then how more would you "fuse" them?

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