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#31    badeskov

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:13 AM

View Postjaylemurph, on 07 August 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:25 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 07 August 2013 - 09:12 PM, said:

I dunno if he can or he can't, although I doubt it, but it matters not.  Buddhism is not about flying abot.

What? Doesn't Buddhism teach one should let go of worldly things?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:30 AM

View PostOniomancer, on 08 August 2013 - 03:25 AM, said:

What? Doesn't Buddhism teach one should let go of worldly things?

Yeah, indeed Buddhism teaches its followers so. :tsu:


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:17 PM




And...you who those who believed..... :td:

Edited by The_Spartan, 08 August 2013 - 01:18 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

Sometimes I'm pedantic, so please be patient with this.  The law of gravity is part of the world as it exists, and while its fine to use technology to fly about, self-levitation is more of a Hindu than a Buddhist tradition.  Buddhism insists on realizing that the world is what it is.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:24 AM

View PostXnibiru, on 07 August 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

Maybe you don't know there are many monks in ShaoLin temple or Dao cultivators in China with strange abilities.
Yeah I do...I've lived in China 11 years. Strange cultures? Yes. Ability to sell trinkets and buy laptops? Yes. Supernatural powers? No.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

View PostThe_Spartan, on 08 August 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:




And...you who those who believed..... :td:
Oh, man. Don't treat him like that. Not this case at all because the monk doesnot have any cane.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:31 PM

View PostXnibiru, on 09 August 2013 - 06:57 PM, said:

Oh, man. Don't treat him like that. Not this case at all because the monk doesnot have any cane.

Nor did any of the ever vids I post use a cane, I take it you watched them?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

I want the indian psychic investigator guy to have his own tv series, he looks awesome

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:31 PM

View Postseeder, on 07 August 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

:tu:   and to enhance this point

Indian levitation exposed


Showed this to my 5 year old. She was quick to want to watch the other videos and try to figure out how they were faking it.

She watched the "New Levitation" video and was like, "He's using some kind of invisible chair." I suggested something coming over the wall behind him, but she thought it was more likely he's sitting on some kind of swing. A transparent swing apparently. She absolutely does NOT believe that fellow was floating however.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

I've never seen any such performance in Vietnam.  Maybe the authorities would step in and stop it, I don't know, but is certainly not a part of the Buddhism of my experience, nor would any such performance have any effect on me, although my view is that is it probably a trick of some sort.  As I said before, I tend to associate such things with Hinduism rather than Buddhism.

One clarification -- a mendicant monk makes his or her living begging for food and is generally provided a bed by the monastery.  In some countries begging, even for food, is illegal, hence the trinket business and so on,


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:03 PM

Sure I mean. Anything is possible. I'd have to see guy work his magic in person though before coming to a conclusion.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:05 PM

View Postlitechocolate, on 15 August 2013 - 09:03 PM, said:

Sure I mean. Anything is possible. I'd have to see guy work his magic in person though before coming to a conclusion.

This coming from a guy who claims to being molested by spirits.   Not a very auspicious start to your forum career.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:31 PM

View PostSkepticalB, on 09 August 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

I want the indian psychic investigator guy to have his own tv series, he looks awesome

he did a series, cant remember the name now, maybe 'investigating the yogi's' but heres a load more of his debunking vids. Feel free to post any good ones for us

https://www.youtube....asava Premanand


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Basava Premanand (17 February 1930 – 4 October 2009) was a skeptic and rationalist from Kerala, India. He has organised many tours around rural India for the promotion of scientific thinking including exposing alleged 'miracles' and scams done by various gurus and also spread awareness against superstition. He was the founder of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations, the convener of Indian CSICOP and the owner-publisher-editor of the monthly magazine, The Indian Skeptic, which scientifically investigates paranormal occurrences in India. He was known for being one of the most vocal critics against Satya Sai Baba.

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Edited by seeder, 15 August 2013 - 09:33 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

I suspect Vietnam is probably as superstitious a country as any, but you don't see people making quite as much money off it, since such stuff is underground.  My experience with "readers" and "spiritual advisers" is that they have no connection with real religion even though the claim religious freedom, and that they mainly depend on flattery.





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