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Re: Thanks for the acceptance. Awesome Crossfire, welcome aboard!  :D
March 23, 2017, 04:33:14 pm
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Re: Thanks for the acceptance. Btw crossfire, I am also known as Adramelek on the rf forum.
March 23, 2017, 04:38:19 pm
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Re: Thanks for the acceptance. Welcome Crossfire, thank you for signing up , and feel free to post new topics etc.
-Joe

March 24, 2017, 08:22:13 pm
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Re: Thanks for the acceptance. Welcome!
March 30, 2017, 06:24:07 pm
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Re: Discussion on Thelema: RHP or LHP? I'd say it's mostly RHP. The idea of every man and woman is a star, is indeed quite LHP, but Crowley's central philosophy was that each person needed to first gain the knowledge and conversation of his HGA, and then work with that HGA to cross the abyss and annihilate the ego. To me that's as RHP as it gets.

I think as a person Crowley was quite confused, and himself was partially LHP and partially RHP, which I think is reflected in Thelema.

April 06, 2017, 01:17:09 pm
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Re: Love @crossfire Nice of you to bring up the four abodes. It has been an idea that impressed me when I read about it.
May 26, 2017, 07:17:55 pm
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Re: Mini rant - the judgement of others
So, I've decided to share with a few people offline, and on another website, my exploration of the Setian path. It has been met with pity and people feeling that I'm lost, and looking for answers. When you share your path with others, do they have an adverse reaction? I don't honestly care what they think, and I've said as much. lol I'm just sharing because this is a part of my life, exploring different belief systems. I can't believe how judgy so many people are simply because they don't understand another belief system.  :| The LHP is gravely misunderstood.
If you are looking for answers, it shows you have an open mind.  You know that you don't know.  Contrast that to those who think they know (and therefore have a closed mind,) but really don't know.

You are right, and I also have to let go of people's judgement, that's also part of the learning and growth process here, I think.

August 20, 2017, 11:15:44 pm
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The history of Lucifer I wanted to make a thread based on the history of Lucifer himself of whom he is referred to as the "Morning Star," or the "Planet Venus."

 I understand that Lucifer was considered to be a Roman God and that he wasn't necessarily considered a bad man unlike he is portrayed within Christianity.

My question is this, did Christianity reversed Lucifer as an evil being? Or did the Christian religion stole this deity in general?

September 04, 2017, 08:18:00 pm
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Re: Is there an ideology outside the LHP which values the Self? I was pondering the notion of Self in Jainism. At least nominally the Individual Self is the sovereign reality and Self liberation the highest task in Jainism: "Jainism strongly upholds the individualistic nature of soul and personal responsibility for one's decisions; and that self-reliance and individual efforts alone are responsible for one's liberation...Jainism does not invoke fear of or reverence for God or conformity to the divine character as a reason for moral behaviour, and observance of the moral code is not necessary simply because it is God's will. Neither is its observance necessary simply because it is altruistic or humanistic, conducive to general welfare of the state or the community. Rather it is an egoistic imperative aimed at self-liberation. While it is true that in Jainism, the moral and religious injunctions were laid down as law by Arihants who have achieved perfection through their supreme moral efforts, their adherence is just not to please a God, but because the life of the Arihants has demonstrated that such commandments were conducive to the Arihant's own welfare, helping them to reach spiritual victory. Just as the Arihants achieved moksha or liberation by observing the moral code, so can anyone, who follows this path." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jain_philosophy. Obviously the reality of Jainism as it is practiced in the real world is a wee bit different...
September 06, 2017, 03:49:18 pm
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Re: Is there an ideology outside the LHP which values the Self? Regarding crossfire's helpful explanatory comment:
"Jainism is a Shramanic path like Buddhism.  Jainism views karma as like a sticky substance that keeps the jiva trapped, unlike Buddhism which views karma as intention.  So in practice, Jainism is more focused on freeing the jiva from the sticky karma than on freeing your mind like Buddhism, so you will see some odd practices in Jainism related to this".
That's entirely correct with the tiniest of caveats that in some Jain traditions this is understood "differently". In 1994 I got to spend some time with the Digambar Jain Association in London when it was explained to me that in the teaching of Kunda Kunda,  because of the innate perfection and purity of the jiva, no karma can actually become attached (no, I don't properly understand this either!). Presumably in this teaching karma's effect is roughly analogous to that of Buddhism...

September 06, 2017, 07:53:33 pm
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