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> Your last sentence,"An ego that is doomed to nonexistance
> when the spiritual path is followed to its ultimate
> end--merging with God,"is evidently something that you
> believe or have been taught is true.Evidently you use this as
> a truth.What do you base this truth on?
> Thank you,dane

I base it on the teachings of the mystics--Jesus, Teresa of Avila, Nanak, Rumi, Kabir, Tulsi Sahib, Charan Singh, Faqir Chand, Bullah Shah, Meher Baba, Hafiz...and my own teacher...

A taste of Rumi...

True Reality

Of this there is no academic proof in the world;
For it is hidden, and hidden, and hidden.

God, in spite of the skeptics,
Caused spiritual gardens with sweet flowers to grow
In the hearts of His friends.
Every rose that is sweet-scented within,
That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal.
Their scent, to the confusion of the skeptics,
Spreads around the world, rending the veil.

The Ocean That Has Many Harbours

The shop of Oneness,
The Ocean that has many harbours,
Yet where there is no division
Between man and man, or woman,
But only a unity of souls
In the process of return to their Creator,
Whose breath lives inside each one
An helps to guide us home.

The Beloved Is All, The Lover Just A Veil

The Beloved is all, the lover just a veil.
The Beloved is living, the lover a dead thing.
If Love witholds its strengthening care,
The lover is left like a bird without wings.
How will I be awake and aware
If the light of the Beloved is absent?
Love wills that this Word be brought forth.
If you find the mirror of the heart dull,
The rust has not been cleared from its face."

We Are As Flute

We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;
we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee.
We are as pieces of chess engaged in victory and defeat:
our victory and defeat is from thee, O thou whose qualities are
comely!

Who are we, O Thou soul of our souls,
that we should remain in being beside thee?
We and our existences are really non-existence;
thou art the absolute Being which manifests the perishable.

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Questions about Truth 650 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 144 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 172 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 142 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 138 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 147 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 158 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 143 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 135 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 125 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
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Re: Questions about Truth 144 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 146 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 139 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 151 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 144 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 133 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 143 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 135 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 125 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 142 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 164 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 135 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 143 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 159 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 139 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 130 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 151 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 128 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 134 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 141 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 146 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 155 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 163 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 134 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 130 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 147 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 131 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 138 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 158 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 145 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 132 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 180 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 131 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 130 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 160 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 144 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 157 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 134 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 150 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 136 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 131 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 136 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 120 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 161 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 153 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 146 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 169 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 150 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 138 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 150 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 153 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 136 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 136 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 153 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 141 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 140 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 138 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 151 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 132 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 145 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 180 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 170 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 141 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 130 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 150 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 152 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
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Re: Questions about Truth 124 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
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Re: ps 137 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 131 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 130 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 157 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 157 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 180 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 139 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 173 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 132 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 144 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 127 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 145 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 122 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 154 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 145 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 143 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 164 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 152 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 125 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 142 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 139 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 152 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 148 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 146 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 168 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 141 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 131 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 150 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 126 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 144 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 143 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 185 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 141 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 156 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 146 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 464 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 136 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 133 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 152 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 153 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 137 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 154 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 136 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
Re: Questions about Truth 149 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 17:49
Re: Questions about Truth 133 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:13
Re: Questions about Truth 142 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 22:28
Re: Questions about Truth 136 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:16
Re: Questions about Truth 167 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 153 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 141 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
Re: Questions about Truth 153 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Questions about Truth 149 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
Re: Questions about Truth 139 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:24
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Re: Questions about Truth 134 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 123 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 01:03
Re: Questions about Truth 124 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 138 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:56
Re: Questions about Truth 158 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 02:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 131 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:32
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Re: Questions about Truth 136 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 19:33
Re: Questions about Truth 148 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 145 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
Re: Questions about Truth 134 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:47
Re: Questions about Truth 135 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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