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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2013, 10:32:40 AM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.
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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2013, 11:15:05 AM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2013, 11:24:35 AM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?
Will we all have to prove our Orthodoxy by adopting St Nicholas avatars now?

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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2013, 11:26:05 AM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)

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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2013, 11:34:15 AM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)
Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?
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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2013, 11:37:33 AM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

Not much different from trying to learn Orthodoxy through a book.
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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2013, 01:26:02 PM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)
Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?

Its very close to face-to-face conversation and contact .. but not yet quite there.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 01:27:16 PM by WPM »

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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2013, 01:32:24 PM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)
Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?

Its very close to face-to-face conversation and contact .. but not yet quite there.
so why don't you do the same with Christ, have that face-to-face conversation with Him. The Dalai Lama reached out to thousands, Christ reached out to billions before and after His time, both the living and the dead.  He left us the saints, the Church, the Bible, the sacraments for us to not only have a face-to-face guidance, but to actually be a part of Him, and to be One with His Father.  Is there any better mental clarity than to love and be loved by the Creator of all things?
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 01:33:35 PM by minasoliman »
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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2013, 01:59:58 PM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)
Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?

Its very close to face-to-face conversation and contact .. but not yet quite there.
so why don't you do the same with Christ, have that face-to-face conversation with Him. The Dalai Lama reached out to thousands, Christ reached out to billions before and after His time, both the living and the dead.  He left us the saints, the Church, the Bible, the sacraments for us to not only have a face-to-face guidance, but to actually be a part of Him, and to be One with His Father.  Is there any better mental clarity than to love and be loved by the Creator of all things?

Do you mean this Jesus? ...

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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2013, 03:48:54 PM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)
Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?

Its very close to face-to-face conversation and contact .. but not yet quite there.
so why don't you do the same with Christ, have that face-to-face conversation with Him. The Dalai Lama reached out to thousands, Christ reached out to billions before and after His time, both the living and the dead.  He left us the saints, the Church, the Bible, the sacraments for us to not only have a face-to-face guidance, but to actually be a part of Him, and to be One with His Father.  Is there any better mental clarity than to love and be loved by the Creator of all things?

Do you mean this Jesus? ...

well... you will find that you seek.  if it is an image, image is all you will find. if it be the Truth... The Truth is Who you will find.
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Re: Exploring questions of Faith
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2013, 05:39:15 PM »
The Dalai Lama guides you?  What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.

The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
Oh, I was confused.  You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher.  I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?

If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.  :)
Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?

Its very close to face-to-face conversation and contact .. but not yet quite there.
so why don't you do the same with Christ, have that face-to-face conversation with Him. The Dalai Lama reached out to thousands, Christ reached out to billions before and after His time, both the living and the dead.  He left us the saints, the Church, the Bible, the sacraments for us to not only have a face-to-face guidance, but to actually be a part of Him, and to be One with His Father.  Is there any better mental clarity than to love and be loved by the Creator of all things?

Do you mean this Jesus? ...

well... you will find that you seek.  if it is an image, image is all you will find. if it be the Truth... The Truth is Who you will find.
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Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.