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Reality – as per the Wu Li Masters

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. what we take to be true is our reality ." — Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters The Dancing Wu Li Masters :Written by Gary Zukav (born October 17, 1942)…
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On having, taking, giving, cling and lose

Cling and Lose ! On having, taking, giving, cling and lose A very nice story - could be real - which made me Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. “You may have come a long way to visit me, ” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.” The thief was bewildered. He tool the clothes and…
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The Secret- no more !

The Secret is Within you !   Quite an interesting pitch for quite a successful book .. and many spawns , including a movie , seminars who has read it ? Does/Did it work for you ? About 24000 likes on youtube presently seem to be finding it worthwhile ! What I understand is , in essence : Whatever you constantly think of, you attract in your life. Apart from Philosophy, even Quantum Physicists seem to be saying similar bring your universe into Existence ! BUT the Universe doesn't know " Good " or Bad ". So, for example, if…
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The Human Conundrum !

The Human Conundrum !   " Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not enjoy the present moment. As a result, he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never truly lived "
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God and a Cruel universe

If there is God, why does Evil exist ? Why " bad" things happen to innocent people ? Is there really " Justice" ? If God wants us all to be " good" why doesn't He punish those we can clearly see are being "ungood" ? This is what C. S. Lewis has to say on this : " My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.…
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What is TRUTH ?

What exactly is “ Truth ” ? How is a “fact ” found, checked, evaluated , declared and defended as such ? Is Truth a function of our Senses ? Or of our Perceptions ? Or is it simply a function of what the “ Majority ” or Authority ( which, in a Democracy, is derived from Majority ) says at any given time ? Which could, of course, be based upon their senses and perceptions in turn. In “ modern” times Copernicus was the first to make detailed observations and come to the conclusion that the Earth was not…
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Is Faith a Gift or an Act ?

For some faith comes naturally. For others it has to be deliberately acquired - delivered by despair, What about you ? My friend Jug ( he doesn't know it, yet :- )  ) tries to put it ============== So why seek this elusive faith that you don’t believe in, that you don’t have faith in, in the first place?  You only seek faith when in desperation  you are driven to faith by the opposite of faith, which is despair.  Despair is like a bad attack of spiritual sciatica, an unbearably painful condition brought on by an overwhelming sense that not…
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