PeterB wrote:I did. You said that you realised that you could change traffic lights by an act of will by doing a mudra at just the right moment. Which prompted a response from another former member saying that she could do that sort of thing too.
Vepacitta wrote:That would be a handy skill to have!
I want it!
David N. Snyder wrote:Vepacitta wrote:That would be a handy skill to have!
I want it!
In some cities, it's not that hard to do. All you have to do is drive the speed limit. For example, in Denver the traffic lights are time coordinated so that if you drive the speed limit, you will make all green lights. They even adjust it a little for rush hours and higher traffic times so that if you stay in the flow of traffic without changing lanes and driving aggressively, you can make the green lights. No special powers, needed, just the compassion to drive the speed limit and not put others' safety at risk.
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by BuddhiHermit on Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:14 pm
I was reflecting on green lights today, and I realised that I have been changing them at will for the last 6 months at least.
There are 3 sets located in power places, obviously, along my path to work.
I have found that by merely willing it, these lights change to green every time I approach.
Mind you, it is not down to simple willing, but requires a special hand mudra to be performed at each location. Thankfully, it is the same mudra for all 3, and it is guaranteed to work every time after sunset. Peter B, you may wish to try it yourself, and discover your own power places.
I have found that willing my left hand to reach forward, while driving, and approaching a red light, that I can cause the light to change to green, as mentioned. The trick is mainly in performing the mudra correctly, as I have found I must reach out towards the steering wheel, placing the heel of that hand on the wheel, at about the centre of the rim. Then I must curl my fingers inward until they meet resistance. Pressing on through the resistance causes a clicking sound, a blue light (probably manifesting from the third eye) appears on the dashboard, and there is a sudden increase in the intensity of light right before me. Clearly, the manifestation of such power causes the offending traffic light to change to green.
The msg directly above yours is from Zen Forum International. It is the msg that PeterB alluded to several msgs above.Kenshou wrote:What the heck am I reading?
BuddhiHermit wrote:My experience suggests that close to 10% of the population have experienced stream entry where that is defined as a Transpersonal experience. (Can we avoid getting bogged down in detailed proscriptions and definitions?)
Perhaps 2% of those have any idea of what it's about. The rest try and forget it, as it just complicates an already difficult life.
1% or less, try to build on the experience.
Knowing this makes minimal difference to one's progress along the Way.
On the other hand, isn't it wonderful, just BEING a Stream enterer, or maybe an Arahant.
The only problem I have found, is that the moisture from the stream tends to dissolve the adhesive of those Gold or red or blue stickers, - but if you look carefully, you can still see where they have been.
PeterB wrote:I have qualms about referring on one forum to another. But I am grateful that Tilt reproduced the above post from ZFI because a current concern I have is the claiming of attainments, and I think Buddhihermits references to the wonderful nature of BEING a Stream enterer or may be an Arahant needed a context.
PeterB wrote:The context of the thread Tilt has quoted from makes it clear that the claim to change traffic lights was not a humorous claim. Furthermore it was in conversation with two other people not currently posting on ZFI who I would suspect may have problems with reality.
We do not need to re-litigate an old thread from another forum, but this msg viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5352&start=60#p85127 above does raise a question or two.PeterB wrote:For anyone who follows the link, just to make it clear that my concerns were not about genkaku who is one of the sanest people I know, nor Linda nor Luz...
PeterB wrote:I did. You said that you realised that you could change traffic lights by an act of will by doing a mudra at just the right moment.
a more interesting IMO question would not be what to make up people that claim certain attainments but what to make of people that do so sincerely and know how important it is and so are a little bit mad. i don't think pity is the right word but sympathy would be nice... sympathy and some compassionate re-educationa current concern I have is the claiming of attainments
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