Tannenisis on May 6 2008, 01:25 PM, said:
As for the OP, I have seen things with my own eyes that speak of the power of the human mind. I have spent a year fellowshipping with Tibetan Buddhists. In that time, I had the opportunity to meet one of their elderly Geshes. When I say that this man was awe-inspiring, I mean that. I went to that meeting with no knowledge of what a Geshe even was. He told people in the meeting specific and relevant things to their lives without even knowing them. And to look at him brought tears of joy to your eyes. He simply radiated light. And this is the secret to all such people: the abilities come through them.
There are people in this world with abilities, who have honed them through meditative practice. And every one that I've ever come across wasn't one commonly known to everyone with loads of published books. These are people you "seek out" and happen to run into. I've also never run into one of these people that was below the age of 40 who had fluid control over them. Nor have I met any who state that the abilities originate with them. They instead say that they are merely vessels for their manifestation.
You see this is upon a religious matter, these Geshe have been practicing these techniques for forty plus years everyday. They have no reason to boast about anything, as you said Tan, these Geshe are merely vessels that channel these manifestations into the realm of how we perceive reality.
I'm sure a person could ask one of these masters to explain how these abilities work, and the answer would more than
likely be bound in the nature philosophy. On the grand scale of things; I would say the unexplainable does happen.
But, it's more than likely a rare occurance that takes many years of meditation, and training to even begin to have
a basic understanding on the nature of these manifestations.
I will say though, most of the claims on this forum fall very short of factual in my honest opinion.
Unfortunately, a hardcore skeptic would not believe these things happened even if it slapped them upside the head.
I myself, am treading forward on these matters. Honestly, I am truely beginning to believe there is more to this
than meets the eye.
On a side note, I will still take the extraordinary claims on this forum with a grain of salt.
Edited by Moro Bumbleroot, 06 May 2008 - 08:04 PM.