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InvisibleSwami
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If I hear a voice from a "superior being"...
    #2528609 - 04/05/04 07:30 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

whether it be an angel, demon, God, alien, elf or whatever; I most likely

A. am schizophrenic / delusional / insane.

B. have an active imagination.

C. am one of the "chosen ones".

D. am more spiritually advanced than most others who are not in contact.

E. watch too much TV / read too much sci-fi or mystic literature.

F. have done too many drugs.


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2528621 - 04/05/04 07:35 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Swami, I don't believe you can answer that question that simply.

Could it be posible that some people are schizophrenic, yet some people are actually making valid communication from external conscious beings?

Or could it possibly be a person's higher self communicating with their human self?

I'm sure many people have had "communications" as the result of mind-altering chemicals, both valid communcations and invalid ones.



I guess I can best explain myself by mimicking your proposal:



If a human eats a certain food, it's because:

A. he/she's hungry

B. he/she craves the food, although hunger isnt apparent

C. It's for health reasons

D. he/she was forced to eat the food



does that make sense? sorry - I have hard times putting my thoughts into words, hope I made sense.


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2528622 - 04/05/04 07:35 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

G. All of the above.    <-------------------------- :yesnod:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2528625 - 04/05/04 07:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

G.) Sir tokes A lot!

Maybe b + f?  :whoa:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Zero7a1]
    #2528676 - 04/05/04 07:47 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

It seems like most results are due to a combination of things. Like manna man said, maybe all of the above? But like I asked in another thread...how can you tell a prophet from a delusional man?


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: tekramrepus]
    #2528693 - 04/05/04 07:52 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Could it be posible that some people are schizophrenic, yet some people are actually making valid communication from external conscious beings?

It could be possibly, but without any external verification; isn't it also possible that ALL "higher communication" is self-created?


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2528718 - 04/05/04 08:01 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

>isn't it also possible that ALL "higher communication" is self-created?

Yeah I would go with that its like this, when you dream and you speak to other people in your dreams are you aware of what that person is thinking or going to say.

Well i bet you probabl cant even though they are a part of you, so i guess any communication with any other being could just be a projection of your own subconcious mind even though your not aware of what they are going to communicate.


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2528748 - 04/05/04 08:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

for me f

as i said in another post, religious intuitions stem from our instinctive tendency to project human qualities onto our worlds. our anthropomorphism is an inborn, adaptive trait that enhanced our ancestors survival.

we interpreted even the most random-seeming natural phenomena as the acts of a wrathful or loving deity.


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2528813 - 04/05/04 08:21 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

It depends what they say. I've encountered demons and on the other hand numerous light beings and one will pull you down into the depths of suffering and confusion and the latter will take you to the summit of meaning and allow a glimpse through the eyes of the All...the eyes of the ancestors. Listen to their essence and you will hear their purpose.

Chad


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2529077 - 04/05/04 09:33 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Sometimes I feel like we're losing the War on Bullshit...


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Sclorch]
    #2529088 - 04/05/04 09:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Don't worry Sclorch, there are plenty out there still fighting valiantly for bullshitters' rights... :tongue:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2529116 - 04/05/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

you can be a delusional, insane, chosen schizo, who has an active imagination because of too much TV, did too many drugs and has now reached spiritual contact. hmm...  :smirk:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2529118 - 04/05/04 09:47 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I voted "F." At least that was the case when I heard voices.


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2529167 - 04/05/04 10:12 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

If I hear a voice from a "superior being"...



how should I know...this is 'your' voice after all - go decide for yourself


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Mystical_Craven]
    #2529168 - 04/05/04 10:12 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

hehehe...my philosophy is a 'Swami' question desrves a 'Swami' answer  :wink:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2529240 - 04/05/04 10:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Whenever I doubt the validity of the voices who talk to me I must also doubt the validity of everyone on this message board... for both have messages that come from beyond myself, and both I cannot see nor touch.  :wink:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Adamist]
    #2529310 - 04/05/04 10:41 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

If i heard a voice in my head, I would assume I was going crazy. Even if I believed it was real, a part of me would say, "oh god i fucking lost it, oh well, mind as well go with it"

I mean, I believe that there is a lot more to reality than we know it. I dont think anyone should act like they know everything based on their primitive human knowledge. But why would a higher being, or other presence of some sort be talking to u?

I guess it would depend on the situation. If I was in a house that was haunted and I heard voices in my head, then I would have to believe in it.


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Hahzist]
    #2529330 - 04/05/04 10:46 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

But why would a higher being, or other presence of some sort be talking to u?




The same reason anyone else would be talking to you. :wink:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Mystical_Craven]
    #2529543 - 04/05/04 11:28 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

how should I know...this is 'your' voice after all - go decide for yourself

You win the prize for the most correct answer!  :whoa:


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Re: If I hear a voice from a "superior being"... [Re: Swami]
    #2529549 - 04/05/04 11:30 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

whats the prize?


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