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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 560 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 109 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 137 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 107 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 101 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 115 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 123 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 111 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 102 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 93 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
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Re: Questions about Truth 111 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 113 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 107 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 116 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
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Re: Questions about Truth 99 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 109 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 97 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 91 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 112 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 132 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 102 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 111 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 128 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 107 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 98 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
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Re: Questions about Truth 100 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 101 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 110 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 115 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 123 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 121 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 100 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 97 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 115 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 100 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 103 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 127 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 113 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 100 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 135 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 100 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 100 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 127 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 111 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 109 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 99 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 116 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 105 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 100 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 106 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 88 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 117 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 118 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
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Re: Questions about Truth 125 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 129 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 104 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 120 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 121 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 103 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 103 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 117 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 108 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 107 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 104 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 120 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 100 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 109 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 136 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 137 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 109 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 99 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
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Re: Questions about Truth 93 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
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Re: ps 106 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 99 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 98 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 127 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 122 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 140 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 106 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 142 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 98 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 114 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 94 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 112 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 92 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 124 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 110 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 111 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 129 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 93 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 108 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 109 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 121 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 114 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 111 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 134 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 112 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 99 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 109 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 96 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 112 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 111 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 153 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 108 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 110 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 113 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 114 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 397 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 106 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 99 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 117 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
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Re: Questions about Truth 103 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
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Re: Questions about Truth 105 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
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Re: Questions about Truth 119 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
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Re: Questions about Truth 119 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 114 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
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Re: Questions about Truth 106 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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