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The Universe is a Safe Place
    #4192310 - 05/18/05 08:02 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have read that in so many New Age books that I am nauseous. WTF does it mean?


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192320 - 05/18/05 08:04 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

That one is simple Swami, it's like a certain thought that can bring on other happy thoughts, that's all. Sorta like a mind set you can put on to feel better.

That's what i get from it anyway.

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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192329 - 05/18/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

well try to look at it from their point of view. They consider soult to be eternal, and with that in mind it is logical that nobody can ever really hurt you in an unrepairable way


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4192369 - 05/18/05 08:12 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

What would you bet they could not hold that fantasy when some terrible tragedy struck their family?


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192391 - 05/18/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Depends on which is stronger, their beliefs or emotions


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192393 - 05/18/05 08:17 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Looks like you are being real pessimistic Swami, try to be optomistic about things, then let go of yourself and enjoy the world.


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192395 - 05/18/05 08:18 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

More propaganda from the hippie foo-foos!!! Another attempt to get us to relax so they can swoop in and take over the world!


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Droz]
    #4192397 - 05/18/05 08:18 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, never let your emotions take control of you, it makes you weak.


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Droz]
    #4192417 - 05/18/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Looks like you are being real pessimistic Swami

Huh? Please explain. I only observe. 300,000 killed by the tsunami and everything is roses. Um - OK. Do I need to post the Webster definition of "safe"?  :rolleyes:


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192424 - 05/18/05 08:29 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Can someone explain to me what New Age is and who started it


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192433 - 05/18/05 08:31 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Swami said:
Looks like you are being real pessimistic Swami

Huh? Please explain. I only observe. 300,000 killed by the tsunami and everything is roses. Um - OK. Do I need to post the Webster definition of "safe"?  :rolleyes:




It is all roses if you accept death as something natural
It is all black if you look at death as tragedy


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: faslimy]
    #4192439 - 05/18/05 08:33 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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faslimy said:
Can someone explain to me what New Age is and who started it





who started it? A bunch of hippies that felt empty and bored after being "deprogramed" my Leary, so they made up all kinds of stuff

I could be wrong though  :rolleyes:


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4192463 - 05/18/05 08:41 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Why do so many here try to rewrite the English language?

Webster: safe

1. Secure from danger, harm, or evil.
2. Free from danger or injury; unhurt: safe and sound.


Drowning and death easily fall under the category of harm or injury.


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192502 - 05/18/05 08:51 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

By "all roses" I meant good, natural, beautifull, and I thought you ment that too

tsunami is not safe, yes, but it was (probably) natural and unavoidable.


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192532 - 05/18/05 08:59 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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I have read that in so many New Age books that I am nauseous. WTF does it mean?




Not really nauseous but maybe vile in a objectionable sense :wink:

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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192571 - 05/18/05 09:07 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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What would you bet they could not hold that fantasy when some terrible tragedy struck their family?



Do you think they'd write it down if they didn't need reminding?


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192597 - 05/18/05 09:15 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Swami said:
What would you bet they could not hold that fantasy when some terrible tragedy struck their family?




As to your origional post:

I think what those  "new age" folks mean, is your body may die, but your essential energy cannot be destroyed.
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As to the above quote:

I know someone who has that belief system and has weathered some harsh tragedy without feeling the universe a hostile place. I know him very well. He's my best male friend. Not many like him though.

So weather you agree with it or not, I think this is the answer to your question. Okeydokey Swami. :heart: :mushroom2:

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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192653 - 05/18/05 09:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

there is no 100% safety. SO you know, i take my liberties  :cool:


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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Zero7a1]
    #4192711 - 05/18/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Being able to take something bad that has happened, and look at the brighter sides of the situation is a key part in getting through life happy.

Instead of thinking about hundreds of thousands of people being killed by a massive tsunami, think about that land being fertilized and having such nutrient based top soil now after the water drowned it that whoever owns the land will be able to make a fortune by growing some plant or crop on it.  Don't worry, be happy :cool:

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Re: The Universe is a Safe Place [Re: Swami]
    #4192853 - 05/18/05 10:21 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Swami said:
Looks like you are being real pessimistic Swami

Huh? Please explain. I only observe. 300,000 killed by the tsunami and everything is roses. Um - OK. Do I need to post the Webster definition of "safe"?  :rolleyes:




How can you be sure they weren't needed somewhere else?  I read Tim Leary believed something to the tune that the universe is always secretly trying to help us.  Just because something is a tragedy to you doesn't mean it really is one.


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