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Dane, you've probably read the postings of correspondents who say they see the Politics and Current Events board as "brutal." Yet, the predominant correspondents on that board will open their eyes in surprise and say, "Well, we're just telling it like it is." Or, "We're just looking for peace and harmony in the world." The first time I started spouting off on GH, what I read on that board made my hair stand on end! Writer "Alex" suggested that if that message board distresses me so much, I should not read it. He doesn't know he right he was. I'm starting out with my mention of correspondence with Alex because I want to edge closer to what "truth" may be in an orderly fashion.

From the age ot ten, I started using my earnings from selling eggs, milk, and mowing lawns for people, to buy strange books on "Hindu Seers," etc., from that famous mailorder novelty company for children and teenagers: Johnson Smith and Company. I read descriptions of "enlightenment," "understanding," and the like. I thought that if I could accomplish what those seers did, I would suddenly see a completely different world full of flashing lights, music of the spheres, etc. In short, a magic world. Evidently, those who take psychadelic drugs are expecting the same type of experience: hence their visions, strange lights, etc. I hope and pray that they don't destroy their lives in that dangerous, impossible pursuit through the medium of drugs.

I bought everything I could read about these matters, and have never stopped doing it up to this very day, practiced all forms of meditation, some very dangerous, such as staring at the sun, stopping up my ears and giving myself a lifetime case of tinnitus, etc. I also mastered a rude form of meditation which has served me well over the years. Additionally, I delved into the origins of all religions, tracing them all back to that part of Northern India we now call Afghanistan, which seceded from India in the 1700s. What I learned from the origins of religions put me in bad stead with religionists because I also discovered that Christ is buried in Srinagar, strong evidence that Solomon was just some stony mountains in Afghanistan, and a bunch of other neat things. Finally, in 1993, thinking I had exhausted all my sources, I put this information in a 144,000 word book that I had iuniverse publish. Then, a few months after that, new information started rolling in again. I spent over ten thousand dollars importing strange books from India and checked out old tomes from the major libraries in the United States.

I've said before that I graduated from college in Mexico and have lived among the Mexicans in this country for most of my life. It just so happens that ghosts, spirits, and guardian angels are as real to most to them as you and I are to each other. Additionally, I studied the lives of miracle-working Catholic saints, such as Maria de Agreda, the Spanish nun who bilocated to Southwestern USA, converting many Indian tribes before the Spanish conquistadores arrived, such as the Isletas of New Mexico. We also journeyed to Rancho Santa Ana de Guadalupe in my wife's state of Jalisco, to personally visit the relatives of the martyred saint Toribio Romo, whose ghost even now personally helps many illegals trying to cross over into this country. What we learned in Santa Ana would blow your mind!

About 15 years ago, what I was looking for - happened! We met an old Jewish couple living in a dirty old trailer smelling strongly of urine on the beach of San Patricio Melaque, Jalisco. What they told me clicked instantly! But there was no magic about what they told me. What I had been searching for had was lying in front of my eyes all the time. This old world! When a person reaches this stage, he is then ready to go to the Politics and Current Affairs message board. I give anyone who does this a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE that he'll become terrified at what he sees: the soul of all discordancy! God how I fear it!

As far as truth is concerned, the technique of searching for it is not magic, either. One keeps on studying different ideas, practices, etc., until the mind just tires out and gives you the jackpot! What I have just said in this paragraph is Zen Buddhism in a nutshell!


Now for the sixty-four thousand dollar question: Is there such a thing as absolute truth? If there is an "absolute truth," it is waiting for us many thousands of years in the future. All we can do is get approximations, but it just seems to be one interminable series of skins which we rip off, finding another just beneath that one, etc., just as if we're peeling the delicate skins from an onion.

I recommend to anyone wanting to do some serious spiritual research to learn all he can about the nature of Belief, which lies at the bottom layer of the human thinking processes. Mankind knows so little of himself and the universe, that not even his present scientific accomplishments are making a dent in his grasp of truth. As far as I personally am concerned, whatever truths I know are buried and suffocated under billions, even trillions of beliefs and conjectures. So ignorant am I that I cannot even prove that what I say here is valid! How can I define truth if I don't know what it is yet? Our intuition tells us that it is out there somewhere - but where is somewhere? I wish I knew.

Gene

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Questions about Truth 594 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 121 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 147 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 120 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 113 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 123 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 135 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 121 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 111 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 101 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
Re: Questions about Truth 128 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:42
Re: Questions about Truth 119 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 121 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 115 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 126 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 119 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 107 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 117 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 108 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 100 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 120 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 140 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 110 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 121 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 136 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 115 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 107 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 127 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 108 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 110 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 118 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 123 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 132 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 139 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 108 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 105 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 124 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 108 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 113 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 135 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 121 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 108 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 147 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 108 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 108 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 136 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 122 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 129 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 108 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 124 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 113 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 109 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 115 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 96 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 134 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 132 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 123 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 139 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 137 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 112 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 128 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 129 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 111 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 111 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 126 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 117 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 115 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 112 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 128 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 107 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 118 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 153 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 146 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 117 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 107 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 125 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 130 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
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Re: Questions about Truth 101 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
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Re: ps 114 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 107 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 107 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 136 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 132 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 149 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 114 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 152 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 107 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 122 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 104 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 119 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 100 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 132 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 119 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 138 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 128 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 102 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 116 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 117 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 129 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 122 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 142 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 108 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 125 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 104 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 119 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 162 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 116 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 118 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 123 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 122 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 432 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 114 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 107 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 125 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 131 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 111 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 125 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 113 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
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Re: Questions about Truth 108 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:13
Re: Questions about Truth 119 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 22:28
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Re: Questions about Truth 137 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 129 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 128 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
Re: Questions about Truth 129 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Questions about Truth 126 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
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Re: Questions about Truth 115 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 19:33
Re: Questions about Truth 127 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 123 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
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Re: Questions about Truth 114 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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