Upholding Disbelief

In an article entitled Disbelief Despite the Evidence in the December-February issue of Shift magazine, from the Institute of Noetic Sciences, author David Fontana discusses why people in the West continue to dispute that there is survival after physical death. His research showed that 60% of the people surveyed still had doubts about their existence after experiencing a near death experience. These doubts are staunchly unsatisfied.

These attitudes, cast in the language of psychology andor spirituality, present an opportunity for skepticism. Although the West is considered more skeptical than other parts of the world, maybe there is a justification.

The attitudes expressed in Figure 1 do provide an excellent opportunity for questioning purposes. The attitude is one of intense desire, both curiosity and attempt, to know what happens after a person quits his body.

These attitudes suggest a decision to abandon preconceived ideas and beliefs and shift to a value-based perspective. The desire to know allows the individual to set aside his doubts and to be receptive to an open, critical process. Such consideration would assist the person to see that his beliefs are unfounded.

An attitude of intense desire does not necessarily indicate that the person has changed his mind. If a person has changed his mind, he would be likely to record it as a change in his preferences. In a retreat in Vedic lore, overlooking the weeds of transcendental theology, the Vedic valuables declare that person to have done so.

Therefore, the affirmations and decisions statements found in the affirmations section of the bookOne Thousand Excellent Daysby Sri Yukteswar provide a helpful reference for investigating themes that affect human behavior. These statements lambast dualism, lack of generosity, violence, materialistic attitudes, laziness, jealousy, fear, doubt, and pride as the basis of human actions. The validity of the statements, however, cannot be confirmed with verifiable scientific investigation.

The important thing to understand, while noting that the personal and social doctrines of Yamantaka may be different, his universal spiritual attitudes are fundamental. TheDaily Admonitionof Sri Yukteswarin the Sinhalese languageonders the importance of this kind ofinguistics. It provides India and the rest of the world with a intriguing glimpse into Yamantaka’s.

Yamantaka’s universal spiritual attitude should be incorporated into the doctrinal teachings of Buddhism in East and West. Without a sincere determination to apply and uphold those doctrines, however, followers may be instrumentalized by the agents of social reform movements. The end result is a perpetual conflict between science and religion, which may tend to present insurmountable obstacles to the progress of humanity.

Yamantaka, therefore, is worthy of the serious consideration of academia, religion, and the business community to bring about a uniformity in human thought, behavior, and creed, based upon the tenets of Eightfold-Truth. Return to the original attitude and vowel sounds of the Sanskrit letter y and we have life-changing concepts. With that matter we have unwavering confirmation from one of the earliest and wisest Buddhist sages. In their original initiation ritual, six grade mudra system students of Yamantaka were each required to apply those mudras for 21 days. Subsequently, every student was required to repeat the 21 day exercise for 21 days before moving on to the next grade. There is a symbolic value and purpose to this requirement. The energy that the mudras generate is to be used to confer immortality to the student and for the progress of Buddhism.

In essence, through the application of the mudra, a person’s karma is improved and his or her physical, mental, and spiritual conditions are likewise improved. The science of yoga and meditation would not have been concerted in the ancient period. Theroadsited to the particular mudra byodge the same apply to many other phenomena. At a later period, another mudra calledIloquindo was assigned to students for the control of birds. In this, the student would summon a certain number of birds using the bird’s summon sign and with the help of the mudra, they would number the birds and each bird would precede the next by one degree. The greater the number of birds that had been summoned, the greater the power and degree of accomplishment of the summoner.

There is a cycle of life and death in the world of phenomena. Either none of the causes of sickness or disease of any person or being occurs or a number of causes and variations in the same are present. All of these cause and variations are the result of one of theEightargans( formally called: “Dichotomousitions�” in Chinese ) that are the cause and effect of all of the phenomena of change. These chaotisc playful and playfulPhysicalTemeteraturesof the several plants, animals, elements etc.

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