Extraordinary People - Iceman

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Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:10 am

Extraordinary People or Crazy People? You decide...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=madoDvtKEes
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Individual » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:28 am

This man's biology is remarkable.

In the future -- maybe 30 years -- assuming we're not all dead, I believe there will be something you could call a "neo sapien", an entirely new species of genetically enhanced human beings which will all have powers like this... hopefully, in my lifetime...
The best things in life aren't things.

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:41 am

Also on that user's youtube channel there are other "Extraordinary People" including a man who can calculate large numbers in the blink of an eye (aka Human Calculator) and some people who claim to have their senses mixed together, so that they can "taste sounds" or "hear colours", etc.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:34 am

Greetings Guy,

That last thing is nothing new.

Synesthesia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:39 am

There is a tibetan practice called tsumo (I think) if you ever get a chanv=ce to watch a documentry about tibettan mummies there is a section on it, at least in the one I saw!

and there has been research done on this form of meditation.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:41 am

“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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