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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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Re: Questions about Truth 136 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 104 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 100 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 115 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 123 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 110 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 101 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
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Re: Questions about Truth 98 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
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Re: Questions about Truth 97 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 90 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 112 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 131 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 102 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 111 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
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Re: Questions about Truth 115 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
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Re: Questions about Truth 120 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
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Re: Questions about Truth 114 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 100 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 103 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 126 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 112 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 100 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 134 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 100 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 100 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 125 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 110 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 109 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 98 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 116 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
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Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 100 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 106 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 88 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
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Re: Questions about Truth 129 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 104 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 119 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
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Re: No such thing 103 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 103 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 116 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
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Re: Questions about Truth 107 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 100 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 108 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 135 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
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Re: Questions about Truth 99 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 98 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 126 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 122 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 139 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 106 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 141 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 98 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
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Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 92 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
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Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 109 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 121 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 113 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 110 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
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Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 99 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 109 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 95 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 112 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 111 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 153 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 107 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 110 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 113 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
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