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Offline Arkena

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My memmory of reincarnation
« on: July 19, 2017, 08:35:43 am »
Someone suggested that sharing my memmory of reincarnation would be interesting for others.

If you think i am deludded etc try and be gentle/kind as I am sharing something private. If you think i am living a fantasy by remembering this that is fine but i would ask you not to verbally attack me for it.

As best i can tell this happened in the middle ages several hundred years ago. I was a gnostic christian priest a branch that was declared as heretical by Orthodoxy and hunted down for their beliefs. Incidentally the Gnostics believed in reincarnation and that gnosis ie experience of the spiritual, matters more than just book learning. They were noted as critics of the church and its faith based model of salvation.

I put on a monks attire complete with hood and went to the local orthodox church, there i observed unknown to them an orthodox priest stir up fear and hatred over me and my beliefs.

I remember back at home doing some meditation, a focus based meditation where the object of concentration was a green candle.

At some later time at night I knew they were comming to kill me, i was filled with peace, calm and love. I put my hands together in a prayer position towards my wife and kissed my daughter on the forehead. I then went outside as the crowd was after me and not my familly.

I stood there filled with peace, calm and love for those coming to kill me. They had knives and lanterns and closed in on me from both the front and behind.I felt nothing but peace. Even as the first knife plunged into my body i felt nothing but love. It plunged into my back on the right side an area i have mild scoliosis in in this life.

So there you go, the account of the death of a gnostic christian in the middle ages. I learnt about the gnostics after i had this memmory at the age of 18. A symbol disturbed my vision and settled on a book in a bookshop that talked about the gnostics. I couldnt understand the context of this memmory until recently and didnt understand that the false self dies at death in its entirety.

Kind of puts the teaching of what the false self is into context if my body died but i can still exist in a new body several hundred years later.

Im not saying im special by sharing this just that i remember what happened to me.

Anyway hope this doesnt upset anyone,

Peace

Offline The Artis Magistra

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Re: My memmory of reincarnation
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 10:47:46 am »
Thank you so much for writing this out! It is very important to me and a great strong and brave and noble gesture. The people may come in insulting, they insult me too, and they insulted those who taught even from experience in the past as well. Yet spreading good in various ways that we are able is probably much more useful than allowing these agents to come and suppress and shun and shame and mock saying arrogantly "New Age!" and whatever, they do this for various reasons but their badness is apparent and put forth. The task of anyone if they wish to do it, is to be good, very good, and continuously good, and then tests might appear again and again, which might be utilized as means to be good and better again and again. So ready yourself! The call has been made in every good deed which attracts to such those who work to refine and enhance our excellent conduct, forged through the fires of their rage and hatred.

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Re: My memmory of reincarnation
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 10:51:18 am »
Also what an awesome memory! Tragic and annoying because of your family but, what were the conditions or story around you having this memory in the current or more recent time and form?

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Re: My memmory of reincarnation
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 05:57:47 pm »
My hero Jimi Hendrix believe in reincarnation. Are Buddhists allowed to listen to music?  :twocents:

« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 02:56:37 pm by EaglesWing »

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Re: My memmory of reincarnation
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 08:55:03 pm »
Many will say no possibly, especially for monks, but there is actually lots to learn in music, and lots to teach by music, and musical learning and teaching has been a part of traditions and historical things called "Buddhist" for a long time, so the best way to use anything, including music, is to use it for good, to take from it all you can, every last drop of possible wisdom, by thinking of it in many ways, understanding it in many ways but most importantly in beneficial ways and insightful ways and helpful ways as much as possible, and whatever does not assist you or worse, harms you, you can skip it or eschew it, and if it can't be avoided for whatever reason, then take from it what you can, and if you can't figure out how to do good with it but it is still there, then let it be until it is not there or until you are not there. It is all rather straightforward.

 


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