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TOUCHING THE EARTH

 
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TOUCHING THE EARTH
Touching the Earth, I let go of my idea that I am this body and my life span is limited.


I see that this body, made up of the four elements, is not really me and I am not limited by this body. I am part of a stream of life of spiritual and blood ancestors that for thousands of years has been flowing into the present and flows on for thousands of years into the future.

I am one with my ancestors. I am one with my descendants. I am life manifested in numberless different forms. I am one with all people and all species, whether they are peaceful and fearless, or suffering and afraid. At this very moment, I am present everywhere on this planet. I am also present in the past and in the future.

The disintegration of this body does not touch me, just as when the plum blossom falls it does not mean the end of the plum tree. I see myself as a wave on the surface of the ocean. My nature is the ocean water. I see myself in all the other waves and see all the other waves in me. The appearance and disappearance of the form of the wave does not affect the ocean. My [spiritual] body and wisdom life are not subject to birth and death.

I see the presence of myself before my body manifested and after my body has disintegrated. Even in this moment, I see how I exist elsewhere than in this body. Seventy or eighty years is not my life span. My life span, like the life span of a leaf, is limitless. I have gone beyond the idea that I am a body that is separated in space and time from all other forms of life.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Last Edited by AlmightyLife on 09/24/2011 06:00 AM
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Re: TOUCHING THE EARTH
I saw a documentary last night which scientifically proves you´re right:
It was an experiment where a guy got some cybermask and he experienced like he was not in his body but one meter behind it.

Many years ago another experiment showed the difference in weight from a man who died, just before the moment of death and just after the moment of death.
They could see the body weighed less, and concluded there has to be a soul then that has weight.

hf
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Re: TOUCHING THE EARTH
Thanks for your reply.

"We are not poor, pitiful struggling humans trying to have mystical experiences. We are great and awesomely powerful, and mighty spiritual beings trying to have human experiences and we're just not real good at it yet. But we're attempting."

- Dannion Brinkley


There is no birth and no death. Only continuation.

Transformation.

Last Edited by AlmightyLife on 09/24/2011 07:05 AM
"Even if our words are just, even if our thoughts are precise, that is not the same as truth." - Master Taisen Deshimaru





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