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Offline Creflo

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The Road to Shambala
« on: March 01, 2007, 09:21:57 AM »
3 Dog Night song on the 8-track in the VW.

clip:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B00022LOTM001016/ref=mu_sam_wma_001_016/104-2967827-2771933

lyrics:
http://www.geocities.com/bjaes.geo/lyrics/shamba.htm


Article about Shamb(h)ala:

http://www.khandro.net/mysterious_places.htm

"Shambhala was the name chosen by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche for his institution."

"The name means  Basis of Joy and may derive from a very ancient oral tradition."

"The Hindu Puranas say that at the end of Kali Yuga, the Kalki avatar (horse-headed form of Vishnu) will be born in the best of the brahmin families of Shambala in order to annihilate the evil-doers of earth.  Here, Shambala is described as hidden in the interior of the planet."


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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 09:41:31 AM »
From wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shambala_%28song%29
Note how this ties into Lost.


The song is about the mythical kingdom of Shambala, said to be hidden somewhere within or beyond the peaks of the Himalayas and mentioned in various ancient texts including the Kalachakra Tantra and ancient texts of Tibetan Buddhism.[6]


The lyrics refer to a situation where kindness and cooperation are universal, joy and good fortune abound, and psychological burdens are lifted.

While the lyrics include the refrain "in the halls of Shambala", much of the song actually refers to "the road to Shambala", perhaps alluding to the idea of Shambala not as a physical place but as a metaphor for the spiritual path one might follow.[6]

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 11:38:42 AM »
And we did see a map of a road...with some wicked hairpin turns - so it could be "shambala" is not only a place within us, but perhaps a location on the island?

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 11:48:23 AM »
or perhaps

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 01:42:28 PM »
There's more to this.  Shambala was the inspiration for James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon, but he changed the name to Shangri-La.  The book was about a paradise hidden from the world where...wait for it...time stood still.

http://www.pbs.org/mythsandheroes/myths_four_shangrila.html

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007, 03:23:50 PM »
Really??!!  Wow

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 03:29:15 PM »
I thought Shambala was that Creole dish made with chicken and sausage?

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007, 03:33:01 PM »
It says that their airplane crashed there as well in the novel and it said that their aging slows; if they then leave the valley, they will age quickly, and die.

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2007, 03:34:47 PM »
It says that their airplane crashed there as well in the novel and it said that their aging slows; if they then leave the valley, they will age quickly, and die.

Well, that WOULD explain Walt's sudden growth spurt if they bring him back lol.

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2007, 03:43:31 PM »
Nice  ;D

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2007, 04:23:52 PM »
maybe if they leave the island OR ask questoions about the island they grow old and die, and THATS why no one ever asks questions!

However it does make Charlie's beard grow ultra fast!

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2007, 04:24:48 PM »
maybe if they leave the island OR ask questoions about the island they grow old and die, and THATS why no one ever asks questions!

However it does make Charlie's beard grow ultra fast!
Meanwhile Jack's stops growing after 2 days.

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2007, 05:03:16 PM »
facial hair has nothing to do with aging...hmm...

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Re: The Road to Shambala
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 05:05:38 PM »
Maybe they are in that place from Cacoon.

"You never get old, and you never di"