On 10/23/2014 3:33 AM, TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
For me as time went on such experiences tended to damp out, everything
kind of flattened out, until one day on a walk there was this shift in
which the world, as it always had been, was identical with what I had
*I'm not sure you get my point. You, like Sam Harris, are talking
about finding alternative -- theoretically better or more benign --
methods of "giving people these experiences of unboundedness." But it
strikes me that neither of you have ever taken a step back and told us
WHY you or anyone else really *wants* these experiences in the first
place, and more important, what objective *value* these experiences
bring to your life or to the lives of others.
I *understand* what you're saying...I think. I'm just pointing out
that you and Harris both seem to sound as if you're inside a herd of
lemmings presenting options for a new direction in which to run,
without ever making a case for WHY you are running in the first place. :-)
/Maybe we should review//://
//The purpose of yoga, both Buddhist and Hindu, is to liberate man from
suffering; so that they do not have to be reincarnated again and bound
by karma. Everyone already knows this. Sam Harris already told you this
- didn't you read his book?
'The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason'
by Sam Harris
W.W. Norton & Company, 2004