Retro was referring to this idea:
"See the equally vital answer here! If mind is directly involved in creating
the very "thing" or "state" it perceives, as an active participatory observer,
then there cannot ever be any "objective observation" or "world out-there",
which is independent of the mind that intends, selects, and manifests it...!
It entails that 'mind' is inseparable from 'matter'
. They are Siamese-Twins!
In early Buddhism, the Buddha coined this subtle yet dual Unity: Nama-Rupa!
Name-&-Form or Naming-&-Forming, since these are dynamic processes, that
in mutual dependence creates each other like 2 creepers, that only can grow
up, if growing up twisted & rotated around the other's stem like a DNA-helix."
(from: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... &start=760
His interpretation seems to be that because mind is inseparable from matter (bold above by me), then we couldn't travel outside our body. That would make many Tibetan lamas a bunch of liars and I'll have none of that. Also, the out of body experience has been reported in most cultures as have been near death experiences where people seem to be outside their body. Some nice studies are being made about this subject and so far there's no medical explanation for the whole range of phenomena described (don't believe pseudo skeptics propaganda and look at the data. If you don't know where, Dr. Pim Van Lommel published a good article in The Lancet
about his research: http://profezie3m.altervista.org/archiv ... et_NDE.htm
; some materialists tried to find alternative explanations, but it's my conviction they haven't succeeded to refute him. It's one of many other studies being realized and there seems to be evidence pointing that something other than hypoxia (and other lame theories) is going on.
Anyway, this is not the point the author is making. Retro just decided to use it this way, maybe after I've asked about the meaning of his post. I took it as a joke, but seems there was more to it... you seem to have interpreted his words in a different fashion. If one doesn't experience something, then it isn't valid. I don't think Retro harbors such idea. It wasn't very clear anyway. Sounded more like an excuse to justify a sniping comment.