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One of my fascinations with Asia and life in generally is the beliefs of man. I studied some philosophy in college, yet it only wet my appetite for mystical revelations. There I said it! Ever since I discovered the Library of Dogma, in a Catholic High School Library, I have tried to ferret out how such stupid things could exist.
This all reoccurred today, when a taxi driver asked me, if I was born again. I used to be insulted by the sheer notion of someone asking a seemingly stupid question. I have come a long way— and in a relatively short period of time.
I can’t really tell the whole story here, because I want to sell books… I spent six months meditating in the Himalayas, roamed Buddhist Monasteries and temples in all the countries I visited and lived. I saw a lot of people doing the Feng Sui and the psychic hop. All the reactions I had is integral to my book. In all these venerable places, nothing was any more remarkable than, just about, anything I have experienced in the west. The things I have experienced that were outside of normal I also wrote about.
One of the earliest recollections I have of bolder dash and God was in the second grade. The teacher, Sister Mary Padua said, “God always was and always will be.” This makes no sense to even a second grader. I raised my hand and asked her, well where did God come from then. She repeated herself very slowly—I can still remember this as clear as day. After she said “God always will be…” I replied, “Yea I know that—but when did he begin?” It’s pure— agreed? it is simple, it’s a child’s question, punctuated by, how many, billions of dollars in super colliders.
The golden answers to the question—wait for it—Sister Mary Padua said, “That is the answer! You have to accept it on faith.” Of course I didn’t, and I didn’t realize how far reaching such an answer could go; until I found the Library of Dogma.
I tried in vain to make some sense out of this entire belief thing, and if you read my book I have a golden answer to the difference between faith and belief. Once you have seen faith in action, it matters not how, what, when or where your beliefs reside in comparison to anyone else.
That’s about as preachy as I get. I had studied Theosophy, western mysticism and occultism at a certain period of my being. One thing that I ran across, which became my benchmark was a quote about, “religion needing to prove science and science needed to prove religion.” The rest of it might have said for truth to exist. I am not so hot about truth, but I am interested in finding a common ground to prove all of these assertations, by people hearing voices and finding god’s image in cheese. We definitely need to know who the crazy people are— the ones that hear voices, at a minimum; especially when they are the President of the United States.
What I had found that immensely interested me, which was part of my pilgrimage to retirement in Asia, was a movie entitled “What the Bleep do we know.” One thing in the movie struck me as most interesting and put a lot of science in line with unexplainable things that happen. It is an experiment called “the split screen experiment”. What was even more astounding to me was the fact that it had been done for the first time in 1928. Where had I been? Where had anyone been? I have included the video, of the experiment, from the movie, here for your edification.
If you don’t grok it, don’t worry, I am not hearing any voices yet!