I think this one is self-explanatory...I was just wondering what you thought about the nature of reality- does it include spiritual experiences or not?
Blessings and Peace,
asked 05 Dec '11, 22:38
Everything is a spiritual experience and it's all as real as it gets. Peace
answered 06 Dec '11, 01:44
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.if you understand that then peace be upon you.
answered 06 Dec '11, 04:06
Not only are spiritual experiences real, but there is nothing outside of the spiritual realm; spiritual experience is reality. If you have the time or the inclination look into the ideas that Buddha taught. You will see that what we call physical reality is illusion.
The only thing that is real about reality is our experience of it. And because we are fundamentally spirit or spiritual beings, all reality is spiritual in nature.
This has even been confirmed by science now, through quantum mechanics, whereby everything always exists (and always has) as potential. We are the operant power that brings any potential reality into focus through our definitions, beliefs and expectations concerning how reality is for us.
And knowing this is valuable and helpful because…
Once someone really gets this, really understands (remembers) that reality is illusional in nature; then they can choose to end all of their suffering, because they realize that all suffering is self-chosen and thus, is self-created.
That is why a few years ago whenever I got sick, I refrained from telling my story of my sickness to myself and anyone else. As a result of changing my story of my state of sickness, I no longer get sick.
answered 06 Dec '11, 04:30
of course it does jai.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
experience and enjoy.
answered 05 Dec '11, 23:59
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