Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shape of our universe: Human PLANE (video)

Adidia G, 4-30-17; Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Shocking! Edge of Flat Earth found!
Worlds Beyond the Poles
This video -- with a clip from Admiral Byrd's discovery of an enormous landmass beyond the South Pole -- is inspired by F. Amadeo Gianinni's book Worlds Beyond The Poles.

It provides shocking revelations of the earth beyond the Antarctica. It explains where "the edge" of our flat earth is and leaves no doubt whatsoever.

(Amazon) Enclosed within the pages of Worlds Beyond the Poles: Physical Continuity of the Universe is the first and only real description of our universe composed of land, water, air, and vegetation, where human, animal, and other forms of life abound.

This is a work of nonfiction rather than a technical analysis. It is an easy-to-understand recital of fact that transcends the most elaborate fictions ever conceived.

The human plane is a plane -- a continuous series of worlds beyond the "poles."
It presents the first understanding of the demonstrable, factual, and endless universe, which contains human life throughout its vast length and width, regardless of all abstract "theory" to the contrary.

It is the view of the author that our earth is "flat" (a plane) [as described in Buddhist cosmology where our world or the manussa loka is the "human plane" with many worlds rather than a single planet] and stationary as the Bible also depicts it to be. It includes original illustrations. More
The Human World (manussa loka)
Buddhist cosmology (Wikipedia edit by Wisdom Quarterly)
Birth in this plane results from the karma (action) of giving and moral discipline of middling quality, having maintained for some time the Five Precepts at a minimum.
This is the realm of moral choice where destiny can be guided. The Khana Sutra mentions that this plane (loka) is a unique balance of pleasure and pain. It facilitates the development of ethics and virtue (sila) and wisdom to liberate oneself from the endless cycle or rebirths.
For this reason rebirth as a human being is considered rare and precious, as explained in the Chiggala Sutra. In the Cula Kamma Vibhanga Sutra ("The Shorter Analysis of Karma"), the Buddha taught that:

Killing others leads to shortened life if one is reborn in the human plane rather than the four lower Planes of Deprivation. By abandoning the acts of harming and killing, one may be reborn in a better world, the human or in one of many celestial planes. If, however, one is reborn again in the human plane, one will be endowed with longevity.
Injuring living beings can lead to rebirth in the Planes of Deprivation. Alternatively, if one comes back to the human plane, one will be very sickly. Harmlessness or non-injury leads to rebirth in fortunate destinations. Alternatively, if one comes back to the human plane, one will enjoy good health. The same goes for the following:
  • Beautiful or ugly human rebirth depends on whether one has an irritable character in this and/or previous human lives.
  • Influential or ordinary human rebirth depends on whether one is envious of the gain and honor received by others in this and/or previous human lives.
  • Rich or poor human rebirth depends on whether one is generous to others (able to let go), such as providing the requisites of people exerting themselves spiritually, in this present and/or previous human lives.
See also the Janussonin Sutra.

Establishing Indigenous Peoples Day in L.A.

Chrissie Castro (323.420.6844); Xochitl, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Once proud traditions gone
The motion on establishing "Indigenous Peoples Day" will be heard at a special meeting of the Los Angeles City Council Rules Committee:
  • Indigenous Peoples Day Hearing
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Los Angeles City Hall, Room 340
We will be attending and encourage everyone to bring family and friends and attend as well.

The Los Angeles Native American-Indigenous community has been working in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles for more than a year to educate the City Council on the critical importance of this motion.

Join in for what is sure to be the final hearing before the motion is voted on by the full council in late June. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

UFOs: Indian vimanas, Ezekiel, Christian texts

Ancient artifacts that are impossible according to [small minded] historians
Zohar StarGate TVAn advanced alien civilization visited the Earth in times long past in vimanas, ancient space craft. Proof of their presence in rock carvings, religious artifacts, ancient myths and, of course, megalithic monuments such as the Pyramids of Giza are littered all over the world.

Sri Lanka floods, "Sri Lanka Day" L.A.

Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Sri Lanka Foundation (;
Sri Lankan beauties walk around Pasadena in traditionally colorful garb (
Climate change causes deadly floods in Sri Lanka, 100,000 displaced (
Sri Lanka Day is on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the City of Pasadena (
Ancient artificial bridge to India
[Sinhalese] Sri Lankans often refer to themselves as “Lions” or “The Lion Nation.” One of the reasons they do so is due to the obvious lion symbol on the country’s flag. [A better reason is that sinha means lion, and other non-Buddhist people on the island call themselves Tamil tigers, infamous for their separatist inclinations.]
  • Sri Lanka ("Sacred Land") is famous as a citadel of early Buddhist teachings preserved in the Pali language from India and Scythia (Gandhara and northwestern hinterlands around Afghanistan where the Buddha was born and first promulgated the Dharma). Sri Lankan Buddhists, in their recorded history called the Mahavamsa or "Great Chronicles" speak of coming from that land by boat to settle Sri Lanka. They are not Dravidians from South India like the neighboring Tamils of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state in India.
Thousands of years of Buddhism
The other reason is less known but much more meaningful. The lion has frequently been linked to words such as courageous and proud. The Sri Lanka Foundation is a foundation dedicated to the preservation of Sri Lankan culture. It strives to exhibit courage and pride in their charitable work and events.
One of the foundation’s most significant events is “Sri Lanka Day.” Every year the foundation works diligently to bring the sights, tastes, colors, and the general feel of Sri Lanka to spectators who gather in one location from all over California.
  • (The Guardian, May 28, 2017) Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains [from global climate change] continue. More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts on Sunday to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continued for the next 24 hours. More
Last year in Pasadena for the second year in a row was a great time with delicious food.
Massive Buddha in Sri Lanka
It is an annual celebration and tribute to the culture and heritage of the Sri Lankan people. In coordinating the event the foundation seeks to inform the public about their country and its customs. The foundation also aspires to bring generations of Sri Lankans together as a community, to pass along history from one generation to another. The event will take all who attend on a short trip to Sri Lanka through traditional foods, music, dances, art, and theater.

Colorful costumes of an island culture
Attendees hear the echo of handmade drums each with its unique tone. They experience a visual feast of vibrant island costumes, colorful clothing, and ornate jewelry. Participants explore the sweets, spices, and aromas of curries and traditional foods while being captivated by dancers and performers.

Children and adults alike revel in the Kandy Parade (Perahera), the famous Sri Lankan spectacle that features theater elephants the size of real elephants. And all of these experiences can be enjoyed without ever leaving California.
In previous years “Sri Lanka Day” has attracted more than 100,000 visitors. The 2015 SL Day was special because it was the first year the event was held in the City of Pasadena. It was also the first year the foundation sponsored its own dance troupe to perform. Every year the foundation works harder to reach new heights... More

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to communicate with the dead (audio)

Huff Paranormal; ZEG; William Birnes, Host Dave Schrader, Coast to Coast, May 27, 2017; edited-elaborated by Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
(Huff Paranormal) The Tesla Spirit Radio: Full D.I.Y. Spirits of the Dead Communication Test
Nikola Tesla (right) was much brighter than Einstein and Edison but gets very little credit.

Mom, I love you! - I know, honey, I'm OK!
Famous American inventor Thomas Edison was convinced that there was an unseen reality invisible to the human eye.

Yet, it is visible to the third eye (dibba cakkhu, ajna chakra, pineal gland). This conviction of another reality led to the last and least-known of his inventions, the "spirit phone."

(Zohar Entertainment Group, Feb. 28, 2017) Tracie Austin ( The forgotten  Edison "psycho phone" calls The Dead. In the 1920s, spiritualism, Ouija boards, and the slew of new technological inventions from men like Edison were capturing national attention. These converged when Edison told American Magazine that he was working on a device known as a “spirit phone” -- a phone that would let the living communicate with the dead. The result was a national craze. Most of the major newspapers and magazines in the country leapt to cover this astounding new “invention.” The magazine that broke the story received over 600 letters to the editor from people obsessed with the device.

Our pineal gland is the key (Alex Grey).
Edison’s former associate and bitter rival, the world-renown super genius Nikola Tesla, who created the Niagra Falls power plant among many innovations stolen by the American government and reserved for military-industrial complex uses, was also developing a similar device -- a means of directly communicating with the departed, who are not "dead" but alive in another place or dimension.

This device would have established that with certainty. We do not "die" in the sense of achieving oblivion and rest but carry on in samsara (the "continued wandering on" craving for pleasure or fearing pain or being confused), called the Wheel of Rebirth.

What did you see during your NDE?
"Both of them [Edison and Tesla] thought there was a consumer market for talking to the dead," said last night’s Coast to Coast guest William Birnes. He described the rivalry between the inventors, who had earlier worked together although Edison was bitterly jealous of the young Tesla’s brilliance.

He further described how Edison’s own near-death experience (NDE) formed his theory that animate life forms do not die, but rather change the nature of their composition into something else [according to their fruition of their karma, as the Buddha explained].

America in the 1920s saw a revival of spiritualism, with families trying to communicate with dead relatives who had perished in WW I.
  • Spiritualism is the belief that the spirits of the dead have the ability and the inclination to communicate with those still living here on earth. The afterlife, or "spirit world," is seen by spiritualists as one in which we continue to evolve, not as a static place or any "end" of living.
  • (Steve Huff) This communication with the dead is getting intense, more direct, more amazing. Using the wonder box and the new FREE Divination Box app, I have been getting clear replies. They tell me I have been chosen. 
Birnes says Edison believed that "when a body died, that the essence of a person still existed," which could be detected using a light meter that can be used as a communication channel.

Death (Mara) is a tricky jerk. Marley tried to warn Ebenezer Scrooge (Charles Dickens).
Tesla thought that the secret to communication with the dead lay in detecting the right radio or sound waves to listen to the words of the departed.

Although Edison thought that psychics and mediums were all frauds, he nevertheless hired them to help him with experiments relating to his inventions, which met with little success.

U.S. seances were cool in 1900s.
Tesla’s concepts -- so far as we are told by our government -- never got much further than the planning stage.

On the other hand, Birnes points out, Edison targeted ideas that he believed people would need and "helped invent the consumer marketplace of the 20th century," whereas Tesla was "more ideological" and conceptualized ideas such as devices that would receive radio waves through a narrow band, which laid the work for more recent products, such as the cell phone.
  • [This is because black budget projects with military applications have carried on full steam ahead, and as they advance some aspects are allowed to be exploited for commercial purposes, such as the Internet, cell phones, and other popular devices flooding the electronics marketplace.]
Was the Edsel named after Edison?
Birnes went into detail about Tesla’s death in 1943, after which the U.S. government seized all of his papers and refused to release his suspected notes on anti-gravity theory -- because other governments might get their hands on his amazing  and world-altering discoveries. More + AUDIO
  • NOTE: When asked, Tesla did not claim to have invented his ideas. According to him, they were beamed to him from another planet, wishing to make this planet more peaceful by providing free energy technology so governments and corporations would not fight for finite resources like oil and gas. The powers that be -- GM, the petrochemical industry, and other industries -- could not possibly allow their fortunes to be ruined even if it means ruining the planet, perpetual warfare, and the oppression of most of the population of Earth.
Edison vs Tesla: Battle Over the Spirit Phone edited by Wisdom Quarterly
Seven middle-class Chicago women discuss spiritualism in 1906. Death used to be familiar, striking every family earlier than expected. Our attachment led us to find ways to communicate (wiki).
Edison vs Tesla (J. Martin & W. J. Birnes)
Thomas Edison closely followed the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye.
This led to the last and least-known of all Edison’s inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device.
  • [So the goof who writes the nightly Coast to Coast summaries is so lazy that s/he just copies Amazon descriptions for the text?]
Edison vs Tesla examines their quest to talk to the dead. It reveals:
Edison’s little-known near-death experience formed his theory that animate life forms do not die, but rather change the nature of their composition [from dense flesh to more ethereal matter of the deva and ghost realms]. It is this foundational belief that drove him to proceed with the spirit phone.

Tesla monitored Edison’s paranormal work, with both men racing to create a device that picked up the frequencies of discarnate spirits, what today are called electronic voice phenomena (EVP).

Both men were way ahead of their time, delving into artificial intelligence and robotics.

Although mystery and lore surround the details of the last decade of Edison’s life, many skeptics have denied the existence of this mysterious spirit phone.
The dead are not resting. See for yourself.
Authors Joel Martin and William J. Birnes have researched both Edison’s and Tesla’s journals, as well as contemporary articles and interviews with the inventors to confirm that tests were actually done with this device.
They also had the full cooperation of the Charles Edison Fund, affording them access to rare photos and graphics to support their text. Edison vs Tesla sheds light on this marvelous invention and demonstrates the rivalry that drove both men to new discoveries. More

WARNING: Some spirits are very not-good

You Tube TV(You Tube TV) Destination America, "Paranormal Survivor," Season 1, Episode 6, "When Spirits Talk" July 5, 2015

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    What is the Buddhist ideal? (Is it SUMMER yet?)

    Bhikkhu Bodhi (; Amber Larson, Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
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    Summer won't officially begin for another month (June 21, 2017), when we celebrate the summer solstice. But Nature doesn't know that. It's balmy in Los Angeles with so much sunshine that it's hard to frown. Today at the Rose Bowl, home of big time corporate football games and concerts, it was a day of vegan food and drink. And I got to thinking about the competing ideals in the two Buddhisms (traditional Theravada and modern Mahayana).

    Enlightened disciples, Wayfarers, and Supreme Teachers
    Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi "Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas" edited by Wisdom Quarterly
    The Buddha reclining into parinirvana Ayutthaya (MistyTree Adventures/Haluzman/flickr)
    I. Competing Buddhist Ideals
    The arhat ideal [to gain enlightenment using a buddha's teaching] and the bodhisattva ideal [trying to become a buddha and suffer as a martyr/savior (Messiah/Maitreya) for aeons trying to rediscover the path the Buddha has now made known long after it is lost to the world] are often considered the respective guiding ideals of Theravāda Buddhism and Mahāyāna Buddhism.

    But this assumption is not entirely correct, for the Theravāda tradition has absorbed the bodhisattva ideal into its framework and so recognizes the validity of both arhatship (the path of discipleship) and buddhahood (making vows and pretending for one lifetime to be on a quest for enlightenment with the ability to teach a path eventually discovered) as objects of aspiration.

    It would therefore be more accurate to say that the arhat ideal and the bodhisattva ideal are the respective guiding ideals of Early Buddhism and later Mahāyāna Buddhism.

    "Early Buddhism" does not mean the same thing as Theravāda Buddhism, which exists today in the countries of Southern Asia (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and elsewhere in small pockets such as India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Vietnam).

    The Buddha's final reclining into nirvana or Maha-parinirvana, Gandhara 2-3rd century.
    "Early" means the type of Buddhism embodied in the archaic Nikāyas ("Volumes," ancient sacred Buddhist texts) of Theravāda Buddhism and in the corresponding texts of other schools of Indian Buddhism that did not survive the general destruction of Buddhism in India [by Islam from without and Brahmins from within].

    It is important to recognize that these ideals, in the forms that they have come down to us, originate from different bodies of literature stemming from different periods in the historical development of Buddhism.

    If we fail to take this fact into account and simply compare these two ideals as described in Buddhist canonical texts, we might assume that the two were originally expounded by the historical Buddha himself -- which they were not.

    And we might then suppose that the Buddha -- living and teaching in Scythia and the Ganges Plain in the 5th century BCE -- offered his followers a choice between them, as if to say: "This is the arhat ideal, which has such and such features, and that is the bodhisattva ideal, which has such and such features. Choose whichever one you like."
    • [NOTE 1: There is also a third model of the Buddhist spiritual life, that of the nonteaching buddha or paccekabuddha. This is similar in many respects to the disciple arhat, except that the disciple arhat attains enlightenment under the guidance of a buddha, whereas the nonteaching buddha gains enlightenment without any outside guidance. Otherwise, the qualities that constitute this type is essentially the same as a teaching buddha. In the literature of the Buddhist systems, one often comes across three types of "enlightened ones" -- sāvakas, paccekabuddhas, and sammā-sambuddhas (Sanskrit śrāvakas, pratyekabuddhas, and samyak-sambuddhas) -- and of the three vehicles (yānas) that lead to these attainments.]
    American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi
    The apocryphal Mahāyāna sūtras, such as the "Great Perfection of Wisdom Discourse" (Mahāprajñā-pāramitā Sūtra) and the  "Lotus Sutra" (Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Sūtra), give the impression that the Buddha did teach both ideals.

    Such "sūtras," however, certainly are modern writings, not ancient archaic records of the Buddha's words. To the contrary, they are relatively late attempts to schematize the different types of Buddhist practice that had evolved over a period of roughly 400 years after the Buddha's final passing into nirvana (parinirvāṇa).
    The most ancient Buddhist texts -- the Pali language Nikāyas [keeping in mind that Sanskrit was strictly the exclusive language of the Brahmin priests and their Vedas or "Knowledge Books," which the Buddha rejected and therefore spoke in the language of the people: Magadhi, Prakrit, possibly Pali or certainly some variation of it] and their counterparts from other early schools (some of which have been preserved in the Chinese "scriptures" or Āgamas and the Tibetan "translation of the word" or Kanjur) -- depict the ideal for the Buddhist disciple as the arhat.

    The Mahāyāna sūtras, composed a few centuries later in a Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, depict the ideal for the Mahāyāna follower as the bodhisattva.

    Now some people argue that because the arhat is the ideal of Early Buddhism, while the bodhisattva is the ideal of later Mahāyāna Buddhism, the Mahāyāna must be a more advanced or highly developed type of Buddhism, a more ultimate teaching compared to the simpler, more basic teaching of the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni) and the Nikāyas.

    That is indeed an attitude common among Mahāyānists, which one might well call "Mahāyāna elitism."

    An opposing attitude common among conservative advocates of the Nikāyas rejects all later developments in the history of Buddhist thought as deviation and distortion, a fall away from the "pristine purity" of the ancient teaching.

    One might call this attitude "Nikāya purism." Taking the arhat ideal alone as valid, Nikāya purists reject the bodhisattva ideal, sometimes forcefully or even aggressively.
    In seeking a point of view that can do justice to both perspectives, that of the Nikāyas and the early Mahāyāna sūtras, a point of view that can accommodate their respective strengths without falling into a soft and easy syncretism, without blotting out the conflicting conceptual differences between them.

    How can this be done without abandoning faithfulness to the historical records in a way that also recognizes that these records are by no means crystal clear or likely to be free of bias.

    This task is not easy. It is much simpler to adopt either a standpoint of "Nikāya purism" or one of "Mahāyāna elitism" and hold to it unflinchingly. The problem with these two standpoints, however, is that both are obliged to neglect facts that are discomforting to their respective points of view.
    Ordained as an American Theravāda Buddhist monk, this paper by Bhikkhu Bodhi is not to defend the opinions of any particular school of Buddhism or trying uphold a sectarian point of view.

    For six years, having lived in Chinese Mahāyāna monasteries, with an understanding of Buddhism particularly enriched by contact with the teachings of the Chinese scholar-monk Master Yinshun (1906-2005) and his most senior living pupil, Master Renjun, the founder of Bodhi Monastery in New Jersey [where Bhikkhu Bodhi resided when he returned from Asia] -- Bhikkhu Bodhi's first purpose is to draw out from the texts what they say explicitly, and also what they imply, about these two competing ideals of the Buddhist life.

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    In the end, when conclusions are drawn, they will be clearly stated as such, and they will be entirely his own. More

    So you want to be a writer? (Here's how!)

    The, May 2017); Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly

    How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! -- lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing Prof.

    [Anyone can be a writer, but how does one get to be a published writer?]
    Dear Editors, I have lots of Buddhist opinions.
    “Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet more than a century ago. “There is only one way. Go into yourself.” 

    Rilke, of course, was right -- nobody but yourself can help. In the end it all comes down to the strike of the word on the page, not to mention the strike thereafter, and the strike after that. But Rilke was taken by the request from a young writer, and he corresponded with Franz Xaver Kappus in 10 letters over the course of six years.

    Rilke’s was advice on matters of religion, love, feminism, sex, art, solitude, and patience, but it was also keyed into the life of the poet and how these things might shape the words upon the page.
    I'm blasting off for a new career or hobby!
    “This most of all,” he says. “Ask yourself in the most silent hour of night: must I write?”
    Everybody who has ever felt the need to write knows the silent hour. I have come across many such people -- and indeed many such hours -- during my writing and teaching life. I’ve been teaching now for the best part of 20 years.

    That’s a lot of chalk and a lot of red pencil. I haven’t loved every minute of it, but I’ve loved most. There’s been a National Book award for one student. A Booker prize for another. Guggenheims. Pushcarts. Mentorships. Friendships. But let’s be honest, there has been burnout, too. There’s been weeping and gnashing of teeth. There have been walkouts. Collapses. Regret.
    All of these students, bar none, are looking, in Rilke’s words, “to say ecstasies that are unsayable.” The unsayable indeed. The job is theirs. The ability to trust in the difficult. The tenacity to understand that it takes time and patience to succeed.

    There are no rules?
    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    - W. Somerset Maugham

    There are no rules. Or if there are any rules, they are only there to be broken. Embrace these contradictions. You must be prepared to hold two or more opposing ideas in the palms of your hands at the same time. More
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    An Open Secret: Hollywood "loves" kids (video)

    Entertainment Tonight; KafkaWinstonWorld; Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

    Entertainment TonightNew documentary exposes Hollywood's dark "secret" of child sexual abuse. Former child stars like Corey Feldman (who exposes AIDS stricken sex addict Charlie Sheen) are speaking up to expose the widespread practice of rape and forced homosexuality, molestation and pederasty. ET goes inside "An Open Secret," the documentary that some of Hollywood's biggest players are reportedly desperate to keep in the dark. Here is the documentary in its entirety: 

    (MD) "Lord of the Rings" child star Elija Wood confirms Hollywood pedophilia