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18241, "Straight way"
Posted by eyezed, Wed Feb-28-01 06:40 AM

> I think that
>belief is based upon Perception.
I agree. However, we know, belief is very limiting.

> Action is based
>upon intention.

What is intention based on?

> If there were
>no falsohood then we would
>not know Truth.
> Is a chair
>NOT proof of a carpenter?
> If there is
>a correct method of carrying
>out simple actions (
>to build a building, counting money,
>cooking a meal,etc.)then
>how could there NOT be
>a correct method of carrying
>out ones life? Just a

No, there is not A correct method of carrying out simple actions. There are MANY. Some of them known, others unknown. Hence, your question should be "If there are correcto methods of carrying out simple actions then how could there not be correct methods of carrying out one's life?"

> Man was put
>on earth to worship. Wether
>they worship thier creator or
>not, they worship SOMETHING. Many
>worship money, others worship sex,
>others worship attention, others worship
>themselves, still others worship other
>men/women, some worship all of
>the above, some worship none
>of the above,etc. But man
>DOES worship, he does put
>his time and energy into
>Some THING or Some ONE
The first statement is a belief. Hence, your sequential logic is also a belief.
> One last thing,
>is the "Straight way" limited
>to those who have been
>to college and speak about
>concepts in a way
>that the common man, blue
>collar worker, oppressed and uneducated
>person(many earthlings) can NOT understand?
>If your belief system only
>reaches "the highschool grad" or
>"the college grad",those with money,
>those who are literate, or
>those of a specific race,
>then it can't be THE
>way. Many "primitive" people are
>more advanced than the "civilized"
>ones, Many poor people know
>the meaning of giving better
>than the rich, etc.
I don't think you're referring to a belief system here. I think you were referring to a system of knowledge. The difference between facts and beliefs have been explained many a time on this board, so I shan't repeat. Many (even quantum physicists) decide to base their lives on belief because they lack the facts. I think what's important is the PURSUIT of correctitude (or righteousness or factology or knowledge, wisdom, understanding or Al Din etc...). I think it's important to realize that there is always something more you can know and some other way to improve your self. So in essence, the straight way is to remain on the straight way (see brother Solarus about the ALL in ALL).

>Is anybody getting me?
You gettin' me?