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Hi David

>>Looking for inner truth in the Old Testament is a laborious process, and not
worth the effort, IMO. There's simply too much BS in it

Yes, it is laborious, simply because it is mistranslated...... which is why translating it properly is worthwhile.

>>there is so much available
in other sources regarding the inner teachings of the spiritual path.

IMHO there is more mumbo jumbo than worthwhile info in other sources regarding spiritual matter.... but that's my opinion. Many of them do however talk about a tree of life.... It was the Jewish mystics (Kabbalists) who turned the door into a tree, if the door is not a tree, but a door, it is worthwhile to know how it opens and closes.... once again my opinion.

>>This is a different age, and we
don't worry about secrecy and persecution,

I'm not sure what you are referring to here? Who's worried about secrecy? Who's persecuted? Anyway.......

>>or decoding dusty old books.

Someone has decoded your dusty old books ... are you so sure they have been decoded right? I certainly know that the OT is badly mutilated by subjective translation, which is why it needs to be "decoded" to find the truth...... is it a tree or is it a door?

>>There really is no point in trying to justify or validate your seeking by
trying to make Truth conform the to the OT.

I thought you said truth is an illusion :

>>The only absolute truth is beyond the mental
plane--"nirvana", or "trikuti", or "universal Mind"--whatever you want to
call that state.

and you said:

>>we must play
the cards as they appear to be and make the right choices--that is choices
that lead to spirititual growth. But that's yet another paradox, because
everything leas to growth eventually.

So whatever we do, we are growing spiritually - aren't we........even decoding dusty old books!

In fact, it seems that your version of things can simply make and break it's own rules as you go along, to "justify or validate your seeking by trying to make Truth conform " to it.

I am not harmed by Truth and do not fear it. In fact this is what I seek most. I don't need anybody to lie to me to spare my feelings, I am quite capable of deeling with reality here and now and not in some future Nirvana. But that's just me and thank Goodness that we don't all have to be "Smith's" so you can be you as well and we can discuss things without insult or taking offense.

>>This is a different age

I'm not with you here because you say:

>>The yugas--ages--come and go, and only this
Kali Yuga--iron age--is densely physical. As our awareness changes with the
age changes, things become less physical and more etheric.

So which age are you referring to us being different from ... surely the dusty books were written in the same age that we still live in?

Blessings
Banah

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Re: Questions about Truth 120 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 131 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 143 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
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Re: Questions about Truth 120 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 107 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 127 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 146 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 118 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 128 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
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Re: Questions about Truth 123 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
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Re: Questions about Truth 131 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
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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 115 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 114 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... 117 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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No such thing 135 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
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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 134 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
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Re: Questions about Truth 122 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 136 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 115 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 126 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 161 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
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Re: Questions about Truth 115 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 113 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 140 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 158 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
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