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Originally posted by TKDRL
Religions are belief systems, not people. Religions can't read anything.
Originally posted by Rekrul
reply to post by LightAssassin
i agree religion is wrong, but whos to say this is any better? for all i know these are just as big of lies as what we have been told all our life. the truth is out there, but i doubt it will be found in any sort of book or scripture. people need to keep an open mind when it comes down to it, and forcibly believing the supposed truth is no different from going down the street to your local church to pray to your god.
Truth consists in the equation of mind and thing....
Now the mind. that is the cause of the thing, is
related to it as its rule and measure: where as the
converse is the case with the mind, that receives
its knowledge from things. When therefore things are
the measure and rule of mind, truth consists in the
equation of the mind to the thing.... But when the
mind is the rule or measure of things, truth
consists in the equation of the thing to the mind:
just as the work of the artist is said to to true,
when it is in accordance with his art.
Before a man studies Zen, to him mountains are mountains and waters are waters; after he gets an insight into the truth of Zen through the instruction of a good master, mountains to him are not mountains and waters are not waters; but after this when he really attains to the abode of rest, mountains are once more mountains and waters are waters.
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by SaberTruth
I'm not even religious. I am 27, and stopped being religious completely at 15.
I wasn't even someone who truly believed in Jesus until I found these. A couple of months back I was trying to see how he could possibly be the Amanita Muscaria mushroom...
I just looked up Gnostic, because I dont know what it is, an what you are suggesting these are, are definitely not.