Originally Posted by Radical
I would rather face up to reality than have false hope. I value truth too much.
Your "truth" often seems to turn into dogma. Try an experiment with your own personal consciousness. Meditate sincerely on the sense "I am". Sit in silence and follow the feeling while disregarding all other thoughts, feelings and impressions to its core, for a year, and then come back to us with how your perception of truth has dramatically changed.
What is your personal truth, and what is the underlying Reality of the universe (as recognized by an enlightened one) are two very different things. I have hardcore scientific training and education (in medicine), yet I recognize and accept its limitations. "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open" --Frank Zappa.