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Submitted by muhammad (United Kingdom), Feb 26, 2010 at 09:35

Hello, very interesting statements you are making there, i can see you are a good critical thinker, and quite skilled in thought process. but dont mind me saying, maybe there is slightt sense a lack of knowledge, or maybe not. i hope you allow me to express my opinion in the same manner you've expressed it and ive accepted it and i quite like it.

also let me remind myself and state that only the ones that search for the truth will find the truth and ones who dont search for it, won't find it, simply because they are not serching for it but does that mean it doesn't exist. give this some thought?

what you've expressed there is very straight forward and quite common. which isn't bad. this shows that you have given t his some thought and this is always a good attribute of anyone, but it makes me wonder if any of this contains truth ? maybe it does but i would like to remind myself and you that sometimes, we need to go back to the basics if we were to talk about a topic of very significants to ones who are attached to them.

for example, if you have a dog and you love him so much. and somebody that dislikes dogs approaches you.

we realise here that you love your dog for reasons. the outsider hates dogs. in general hates them. that includes your dog, but he also has his reasons. he thinks they are filthy disgusting and loud, but you think dogs are beatiful, emotinal and mans best freind. one would ask which one is the objective fact about the dog ? if the dog is beautiful how can it be filthy, and if its disgusting and loud how can it be mans best freind ? see what the owner of the dog sees the truth according to him, because he seeks it to his values and concerns, whereas the outsider sees the truth according to him also, backed from his values and ideas.

this is not a point of disagreement. everybody sees things differently. but what is important is that outsider doesn't go to the owner and tell him "i think your dog is this this and that" because the result of that will be seperation and disagreement. if the outsider gives chance to the owner and the dog to prove something other than what he belives about dogs, then the effect of that is much more of positiveness and brotherly and in effect, more benifitial to both sides, hurt free.

if you find some truth in that, i am hoping that you realise that spirituality can be found within any thing and everything. in fact we are spiritual beings more than we are physical, but if you feed yourself of the physical food from the physical world, you will grow physically, and the same with spirituality. if you start feeding your spirit, your spirituality will grow on you and you will start seeing the true meaning of spirituality in every sence, and every thing you face daily.

i would also just like to add one little statement i hope it doesn't bring hate and anger toward me but a rather understanding sence of humanity towards me.

if a blind man looks at the sun, he cannot see it, he cannot even touch it, or smell it, he will not even beleive it is there. but if a man with his full sence of vision looks at the sun, he will see, and understand and feel and will be overhelmed by the sunlight and will be able to harvest it for his benifit.

the blind man may claim that the sun doesn't exist and will challange anyone to prove the suns existance. there is no way he can actually 100 percent be certain that the sun exists right infront of his eyes. To the blind man, the truth is, the sun doesnt exist, but thats only to him because he doesn't see it. but the truth to everybody else is different, according to his ideas and perceptions and sences. if one has a spiritual sence, he can see spirituality in eveyrhting around him, if he doesnt have a spiritual sence, he cannot see any spirituallity anywhere around him, but does that mean spirituality itself doesn't exist ?

thank you so much for letting me express my concerns i hope it it has been an interesting read for you. i'd be interested on your thoughts and reflections on this?

take care

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