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Old 05-13-2019, 02:05 PM
Machinaforce is offline
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Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
Permission from who? The only person you need permission from is you.

Given that people paint Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, etc. etc. with the capital T Truth you can conclude that none of them is right.
Here's a capital T truth: 99% of what people tell you is bullshit, and the other 1% is correct in the sense that a stopped clock is correct twice a day. You don't need a capital T truth, you need a pretty good truth, or good enough truth, that will not make you miserable.
True enough. It's funny I keep telling myself that all the time. Everyone thinks they have capitial T truth. But for some reason I convince myself that Buddhism is somehow the exception. Maybe it's the personal accounts of people who do it, or maybe it's the serene sort of sureness they have, but I don't know why I can say no to all the others but not them.