The “Free for All” continues.
0:00—Murshid discusses Buddhist chanting.
1:17—Discusses Nichirin Buddhism.
3:42—“The Western people are people who get up in church and say 'I believe in perfect faith' and lie to themselves two minutes later. They don’t believe it, but they think if they say these words, they do. These words are no value. We are damned by our words, we are not by out theoretical sins. For every idle word, 'ye shall suffer on the Day of Judgment,' not for thinking that some act of yours is a sin, because you think so or don’t think so. You already spoke, you already acted. Word is an objective thing for which you’ve got to pay a penalty.”
4:28—Universal radioactivity (physics and metaphysics), reincarnation, constant transformation.
10:33—“My own logic is that to understand scriptures, we have to have an overall view, not an analytical view, picking out certain passages, but we have to have a consciousness to take in the whole thing, and be an overall consciousness … and not come to a conclusion which would nullify some other passage. Another thing is, what other words in the Hebrew and Greek that got translated into English soul and have exactly the same meaning? As I said before, the word 'I' does not appear in the Hebrew Old Testament. The concept of the individual ego does not seem to have occurred until after the early Christians began preaching to the Greeks. Even St. Paul has been criticized from a purely grammatical point of view and that although he was speaking in Greek, he was thinking in Hebrew.”
11:35—Long dialectic argument “free-for-all” between Murshid Sam and audience member (note: Murshid comments on this exchange in a latter class on claiming “illumination” and claiming “superiority.”)
22:27—Rev. Warwick talks with same audience member.
26:17—Murshid speaks up!
32:05—Warwick on “soul.”
33:52—Fr. Blighton engages.
35:59—Warwick on mantra.
36:55—Murshid on guru transmission of mantra.
41:45—“… the Bodhisattvic experience, the ability to empathize with the pain and suffering of others as if they were your pain. Now my disciples who are in this room know that I share their pains and they share my joys. This is my teaching: to share their pains and they share my joys.”