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Who do psychics talk to?

Post by Viach » Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm

Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.

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Post by Miroku » Tue May 28, 2019 2:55 pm

Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
It's a scam. Watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhMGcp9xIhY

That being said, some beings can be trapped in bardo or reborn in a formless realm, so according to buddhism it could be possible. Also many spirits might pretend to be a relative to pray on the family.
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Post by Simon E. » Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm

Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
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Post by LoveFromColorado » Tue May 28, 2019 3:45 pm

I don't know that rebirth has to happen immediately, correct?

At any rate, time is a mental construct of man to arbitrarily divide "events" from one another. Such a division is not a part of reality - it is a function of language and the way the human mind has evolved to grasp the echoes arising from the input of stimuli around him/her. Same with cause and effect. It is an artificial mechanism that makes very little sense except when you frame it in the context of replicating reality in your mind so that you perceive "I", "you", "it", etc. Do we find such demarkations of "my birth", "when I became a teenager", etc., in nature? Or what about "you", "me", in general? Where does "I" end and "other" begin? With the skin? That is an arbitrary assignment.

We are all part of one big event that is ongoing like an ink bottle spilled on the floor that, while creating more intricate patterns the finer the flows of ink spread, nonetheless are still part of the same whole. "I" colloquially exists because "you" colloquially does as well but it is an artifical construct we build to make sense of stimuli from some time in the "past". Effectively it means "we" can communicate under an agreed paradigm but the division is a man-made invention. Certainly we perceive other minds around us but our categorization of how that works is largely conventional.

Thus, in my opinion of course, psychically talking to "someone" who is deceased is entirely possible. I would not accept any of it without some validation. That said, I personally know a psychic and have witnessed her doing just these things. She would not go on a TV show, though, so I would be highly suspect of anything commercialized in this regard.

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Post by tkp67 » Tue May 28, 2019 3:58 pm

While I do not doubt some have good intention they are all exploiting desire for relief of suffering with a temporal solution reliant on a proprietary guide with methods that one cannot adopt for themselves through training. In my mind that is a very dark and slippery karmic slope.

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Post by Dechen Norbu » Tue May 28, 2019 4:08 pm

£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
:rolling:

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Post by Queequeg » Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 pm

£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
We need a "Best of DW thread."
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And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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Re: Who do psychics talk to?

Post by Viach » Tue May 28, 2019 4:35 pm

Do you really think that ordinary people (who confirm the information of psychics) can play so naturally?

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Post by Drenpa » Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm

£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
Yes, could be exhibit A on proposed thread for DW gold. :rolling:

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue May 28, 2019 5:05 pm

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Post by Queequeg » Tue May 28, 2019 7:10 pm

Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Do you really think that ordinary people (who confirm the information of psychics) can play so naturally?
What do you mean?
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Post by Queequeg » Tue May 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Drenpa wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
Yes, could be exhibit A on proposed thread for DW gold. :rolling:
Done! viewtopic.php?f=36&t=31260
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Who do psychics talk to?

Post by PSM » Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 pm

£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
3) Their lawyers.

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Post by Tenma » Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 am

Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Do you really think that ordinary people (who confirm the information of psychics) can play so naturally?
People can be deceptive, can they not? Human nature is manipulative and gullible. The Barnum Effect of psychics is truly a demonstration of thus.

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Re: Who do psychics talk to?

Post by Drenpa » Wed May 29, 2019 5:19 am

Queequeg wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Drenpa wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm


1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
Yes, could be exhibit A on proposed thread for DW gold. :rolling:
Done! viewtopic.php?f=36&t=31260
:twothumbsup:

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