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“The exposure I’ve had from living in five continents over my active career as a professional engineer gave me a unique and broad understanding of various cultures, social behavior patterns and belief systems,” Shelton explains. “After I came to the USA I came across some books of Professor Joseph Campbell on a subject I was interested in – mythology and philosophy. Joe Campbell had a famou


Background Information

 Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche.  https://sites.google.com/site/sheltonranasinghe3/

It is pretty strange how the human psyche works or behaves. I am in the opinion the Buddha is one person who understood this very clearly. My idea is to give a rational review of what the Buddha taught to the world without having a blind faith on the scripture.
 
Religions provide answers to the questions of mystic nature. How the mystic ideas came into the minds of primitive man and how the religions evolved into present forms, is briefly elaborated in my first  book " Buddha Impetus to primitive Psyche". Almost all people stick to the belief systems induced by the parents. Irrespective of ones religion, this is a strange phenomenon of our psyche, which we do not perceive. Some people can be driven to commit suicide in the name of their belief system. This explains how external ideas implanted in us after birth, play a dominant role in our life journey. As to how our brain cells are programmed to accommodate this unique feature of “I” ness in us is the mystery of all mysteries. The core Buddha teachings address the “I” ness in a comprehensive manner. The Buddha is reputed as a supreme person of enormous knowledge, specifically in the thinking about thinking. This book explores the core elements of Buddha teachings in a broader manner with a different dimension of logical insight, analysis and rationale.
 
 
The status of mindfulness, the logic of ending unhappiness, the purpose of meditation, etc., have been extensively exposed from conventional Buddhist realms by correlating these to mind programs. The author has explained, why he postulates “self” as a mere sub-program in an innate brain program and he believes that we have been programmed to presume as we are “the program” but we are not; the main brain program runs us. 

Heaven at SETI's Doorstep

Heaven at SETI’s Doorstep is based on the delivery of a very topical message within a science fiction format. Unlike the usual alien adventure story it is serious, short and precise and has a very different type of presentation of technology, philosophy and ideology. The narrative is blended in a mix of interesting concepts for readers of all ages with an interest in science fiction and philosophy. The really remarkable and singular feature of the book unravels as the characters of the aliens are exposed in the later chapters. The second half of the book is a journey of discovery of possibilities and alternatives always pointing towards a comparison with parallel systems on earth. It is also replete with unexpected, exciting and emotional events. Without warning, a negative turn enters the relationship between earth and the aliens and goes beyond the fictional content of the book to pose a major philosophical conundrum for readers to ponder.
Accomplishments

Professional Engineer in the fields of Mechanical and Environmental Management
B.Sc (Eng), C.Eng, P.Eng, MIMech E(London), MIE(Australia), FIE(Sri Lanka), ASME(USA)
Author of Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche

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Author of "Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche", "Heaven at SETI's Doorstep", Souls, "Self - A Delusion" and "Are we being fooled by our brains". ** http://ezinearticles.com/?Our-Psyche-and-Beliefs&id=3850614

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Mindfulness
Religions provide answers to the questions of mystic nature. How the mystic ideas came into the minds of primitive man and how the religions evolved into present forms, is elaborated in my book "Buddha Impetus to primitive Psyche"

Our Psyche and Beliefs
About mind and matter. A stimulating analysis combining cutting edge research and the thinking of modern and ancient philosophers on the elusive topic of "self". Where resides the self? and a host of other questions have baffled man over the past millennia. The writer is realistic enough not to even suggest the possibility of solving all the mysteries. But has presented all components together to get you intrigued.

Heaven at SET's Doorstep
Heaven at SETI’s Door Step is a unique story of science fiction different from the usual range of alien adventure stories. It is serious, short and precise and forms a very interesting mix of technology, philosophy and ideology. The narrative is well blended for readers of all ages with an interest in science fiction and philosophy. The really remarkable and unique features of the book emerge when the characters of the aliens are exposed in the later chapters. The second half of the book is a journey of discovery of possibilities and alternatives always pointing towards the parallel systems on earth. It is also replete with exciting, unusual and emotional events. Quite unexpectedly a negative turn enters the relationship with the aliens and goes beyond the fictional content of the book to pose a major philosophical conundrum for the readers to ponder.

Video : Heaven at SETI's Doorstep
An alien signal detected by SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has been patiently awaited over the 40 or so years that the Institute has been in existence. Though the signal lasts for only a few minutes, the cutting edge technology available makes it possible to trace its origin. The collaborative efforts of SETI institute and NASA lead to the deployment of ingenious scientific exploration methods, and a cautious initial spying on the lives of the aliens that crafted the signal leads to the establishment of an extremely friendly relationship with them. As all of Earth becomes passionately interested in this rare discovery of alien life, SETI comes under intense pressure over the management of a plethora of socio-political issues, as well as the release of information. The scientists also discover that the aliens believe in a heaven - but unlike the believers on earth, they've actually seen their heaven...will this fact help strengthen ties between the aliens and humans?







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