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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 703 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 166 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 198 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 165 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 165 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 174 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 184 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 168 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 162 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 153 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
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Re: Questions about Truth 170 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 168 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 160 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 177 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 168 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 156 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 170 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 158 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 155 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 168 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 185 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 161 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 167 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 186 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 164 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 154 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 173 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 150 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 156 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 162 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 172 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 181 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 188 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 157 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 155 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 174 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 155 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 159 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 182 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 168 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 155 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 212 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 156 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 151 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 184 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 166 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 180 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 161 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 174 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 164 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 155 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 163 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 140 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 197 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 187 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 172 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 196 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 172 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 161 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 172 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 177 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 158 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 160 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 177 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 163 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 167 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 163 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 177 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 157 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 171 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 206 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 201 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 165 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 151 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 172 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 173 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
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Re: Questions about Truth 151 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
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Re: ps 160 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 156 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 150 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 177 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 181 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 214 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 162 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 193 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 153 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 167 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 169 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 178 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 173 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 165 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 190 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 173 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 152 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 170 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 164 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 181 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 177 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 171 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 192 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 171 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 154 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 172 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 171 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 166 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 209 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 164 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 177 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 178 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 172 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 505 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 157 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 155 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 177 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 178 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 166 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 175 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 160 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
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Re: Questions about Truth 157 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:16
Re: Questions about Truth 193 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 178 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 165 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
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Re: Questions about Truth 170 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
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Re: Questions about Truth 177 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 169 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
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Re: Questions about Truth 160 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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