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Hi Dane,

I hesitate to confess this, but on a daily basis I use the Ling Ch'i Ching- a more complex companion to the I Ching oracle- to indicate what each dawn holds for me and how I should proceed through yet another incomparable day on this most resplendent of planets.....;

as to more mundane matters like dealing with our fellow humans in relation to which you ask:
"what would be my response if I 'trusted somebody to be true to me and they weren't'";

Well I have to say in all sincerity that I am long past expecting anybody to be true to me; this is not because I lack trust in people but because I would regard it as an imposition on my part to have that expectation of another person. For the most part, I deal only with people with whom I have established a mutual respect[ sometimes one is of course obliged to rapport with the unknown- a plumber, an automobile mechanic in an emergency situation with whom one can only pray for mercy ].
If a close acquaintence disappointed me I would be saddened but I hope I would find it within me to forgive- I disappoint myself so frequently in the course of each day that I have developed largesse in forgiveness.

What has all this got to do with TRUTH.., I can hear someone muttering in the background.., well not a lot except for the fact that I have attempted to be honest in my response, and honesty is sort of the first step towards TRUTH.

with respect ,

Xiang.

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Questions about Truth 660 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 149 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 180 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 150 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 150 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 156 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 167 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 153 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 145 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 136 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
Re: Questions about Truth 164 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:42
Re: Questions about Truth 153 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 151 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 143 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 161 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 151 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 137 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 151 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 143 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 136 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 152 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 170 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 143 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 152 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 169 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 148 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 136 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 155 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 131 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 137 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 144 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 156 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 162 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 172 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 138 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 139 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 156 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 138 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 142 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 163 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 150 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 137 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 189 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 141 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 135 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 167 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 149 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 164 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 144 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 158 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 145 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 139 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 146 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 125 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 172 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 161 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 157 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 178 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 157 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 145 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 156 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 160 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 141 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 143 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 161 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 148 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 149 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 146 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 161 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 141 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 152 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 189 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 181 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 149 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 134 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 155 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 157 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
Re: Questions about Truth 152 adequatedane 05-Feb-04 22:26
Re: Questions about Truth 133 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
Re: Questions about Truth 170 adequatedane 07-Feb-04 14:47
Re: ps 144 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 139 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 134 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 162 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 166 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 193 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 147 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 179 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 137 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 153 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 133 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 155 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 132 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 161 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 155 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 150 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 171 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 157 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 136 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 152 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 146 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 165 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 160 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 154 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 177 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 155 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 138 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 158 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 132 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 153 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 150 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 191 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 148 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 160 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 160 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 153 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 477 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 141 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 140 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 162 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 163 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 146 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 159 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 143 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
Re: Questions about Truth 162 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 17:49
Re: Questions about Truth 141 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:13
Re: Questions about Truth 152 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 22:28
Re: Questions about Truth 140 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:16
Re: Questions about Truth 177 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 162 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 150 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
Re: Questions about Truth 160 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Questions about Truth 156 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
Re: Questions about Truth 147 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:24
Re: Questions about Truth 136 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:24
Re: Questions about Truth 142 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 130 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 01:03
Re: Questions about Truth 129 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 146 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:56
Re: Questions about Truth 169 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 02:19
Re: Questions about Truth 149 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:15
Re: Questions about Truth 135 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 155 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 01:04
Re: Questions about Truth 167 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 09:23
Re: Questions about Truth 146 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 19:33
Re: Questions about Truth 163 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
Re: Questions about Truth 147 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 22:07
Re: Questions about Truth 155 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
Re: Questions about Truth 142 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:47
Re: Questions about Truth 146 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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