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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 802 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 197 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
Re: Questions about Truth 191 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:38
Re: Questions about Truth 232 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 196 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 198 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 207 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 219 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 203 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 197 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 186 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
Re: Questions about Truth 218 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:42
Re: Questions about Truth 204 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 200 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 192 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 224 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 202 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 192 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 206 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 189 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 187 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 198 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 216 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 194 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 199 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 216 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 198 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 185 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 209 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 182 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 189 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 196 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 204 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 223 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 223 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 191 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 188 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 206 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 197 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 190 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 217 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 201 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 194 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 246 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 193 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 182 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 217 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 203 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 215 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 196 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 218 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 199 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 189 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 197 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 171 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 232 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 219 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 206 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 229 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 210 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 194 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 208 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 210 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 194 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 195 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 211 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 196 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 198 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 195 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 212 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 191 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 204 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 240 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 234 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 199 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 187 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 204 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 206 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
Re: Questions about Truth 201 adequatedane 05-Feb-04 22:26
Re: Questions about Truth 185 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
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Re: ps 194 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 189 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 185 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 209 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 216 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 247 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 196 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 225 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 185 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 199 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 181 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 210 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 187 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 213 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 210 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 197 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 223 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 206 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 183 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 206 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 196 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 223 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 212 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 215 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 226 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 205 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 188 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 208 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 184 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 208 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 200 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 242 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 208 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 210 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 225 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 206 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 566 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 193 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 190 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 211 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 211 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 201 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 209 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 195 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
Re: Questions about Truth 222 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 17:49
Re: Questions about Truth 191 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:13
Re: Questions about Truth 205 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 22:28
Re: Questions about Truth 191 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:16
Re: Questions about Truth 228 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 215 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 199 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
Re: Questions about Truth 211 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Questions about Truth 201 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
Re: Questions about Truth 192 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:24
Re: Questions about Truth 185 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:24
Re: Questions about Truth 191 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 173 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 01:03
Re: Questions about Truth 179 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 190 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:56
Re: Questions about Truth 209 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 02:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 180 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:32
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Re: Questions about Truth 209 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 09:23
Re: Questions about Truth 190 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 19:33
Re: Questions about Truth 208 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
Re: Questions about Truth 188 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 22:07
Re: Questions about Truth 196 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
Re: Questions about Truth 188 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:47
Re: Questions about Truth 191 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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