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Hi Dane,

With respect, the examples of universal truths that you suggest are simply observations, and as such, they have very little to do with TRUTH.

Truth is simply that which remains- after all artifice, all contrivance, all attempts to prise its virginal legs open- still intact, still undefiled; unchanging, impermeable, indivisible..,the bedrock matrix from which all existence flows in its infinite variety....; more simply, truth is what underlies the appearance of things...truth is 'what is'.

But..., for the sake of argument- which is afterall what we're all indulging ourselves with here- one could suggest:
there is a distinction between TRUTH..., and 'A TRUTH'.
Which is to say, we do as sentient beings accept the appearance of truth in modified form- something called gravity causes apples to fall back onto the earth instead of spiralling gloriously into the far reaches of the universe. But this is in the nature of a compromise- we sort of have to accept token 'rules of the road' in order to prevent the whole system from crashing in a screaming heap around our ears....., despite the fact that we have no idea what this thing called 'gravity' really is.

So, there's really no harm in conjectures of this sort Dane..., it helps pass the time and sometimes lasting relationships are formed by our mutual speculations...., but it is not the avenue through which to pursue such an elusive entity- reminiscent of those sub-atomic particles which are transformed merely by the intrusion of our observation..., as truth.

TRUTH is all around us; truth is everywhere...it is only our assurance, our sense of self-importance that prevents us from enjoying it.

cheers,

XI

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Re: Questions about Truth 122 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 131 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 144 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
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Re: Questions about Truth 119 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
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Re: Questions about Truth 128 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
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Re: Questions about Truth 114 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 126 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 120 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 109 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 128 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 147 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 119 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 128 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 143 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 123 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 115 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
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Re: Questions about Truth 114 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 116 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 125 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 131 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 142 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 147 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 116 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 113 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 131 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 116 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 120 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 142 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 128 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 116 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 157 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 116 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 115 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 143 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 129 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 141 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 118 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 132 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 121 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 116 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 122 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 103 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
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Re: Questions about Truth 139 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 131 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 152 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 144 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 121 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 135 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 137 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 119 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 119 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 135 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 124 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 122 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 120 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 136 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 116 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 127 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 161 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 153 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 125 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
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Re: ps 122 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 115 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 114 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 142 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 142 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 163 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 122 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 159 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
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