The difference is, I'm giving reference points from personal experience that is direct, witnessed, or from someone living that I consider reliable, whereas the incidents where I say "sound like total BS", are referring to non EBT scripture that is dubious with no known real examples from history.Sam Vara wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:44 pmYour phrase "Sounds like total BS" seems a little stronger than fair questioning or wondering. If people haven't experienced personally what you claim to have experienced, then presumably they would be justified in being equally dismissive. Devas, meditative visions, devas talking to you, knowing powerful meditators, the story about your mother: sounds like total BS.frank k wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:06 pmAnything we can't do ourselves or haven't personally witnessed, it's fair to question or rightly wonder if it's BS.Sam Vara wrote: ↑Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:02 pm ...
You appear to be saying that sacci kiriya and metta cannot in themselves offer protection, and that a claim they can is "bs"; but that individuals can have supernormal powers, and that there are devas who can befriend us to help us. That's an interesting position. What would you say to those who would claim that supernormal powers of the kind to protect the body from burning, and the existence of devas is also bs?
The other difference is, you just questioned my integrity and credibility by calling it BS. This is one reason why things of this nature are not shared more openly, because then we have to deal with rudeness, fools and heretics.
I am not calling BS on someone else's integrity, direct experience, or credibility, I'm questioning the non EBT scripture making dubious claims.