I’m currently on page 87 of the online e-book titled ‘The Present’ on the website truthcontest.com. I found this website after watching (listening to) several Alan Watts lectures on youtube and noticed this website was in a comment on a few of them so I gave it a shot. It basically tries to explain what the ‘truth’ of life is and I found it extremely interesting. Since I was a kid I’ve always questioned religion and never bought into the fairytale stories of the bible and considered myself atheist in most respects. This e-book to me has made the most sense as far as tying spirituality and science together in the most logical means I’ve ever encountered. I would go as far as to call it the modern bible, but I haven’t finished it yet and still need to process a lot of what has been said but it definitely has already had an impact on how I feel about life.
Just wondering if anyone else has already read this and what their thoughts are about it. Thanks,
On page 40 (about to start part four) now, but one thing is bugging me. If we don’t understand and apply “the truth” in this life, and are therefore condemned to go back to the bottom of the evolutionary cycle upon death, what about people who don’t really get a /fair/ chance to learn this truth? For example, if I am born (human) and die within a matter of days, do I still go back to the bottom? Or do I get to come back as a human again? I know the author said something about there being three ways to continue / come back, but the third section about evolutionary cycles seems to be a little contradictory.
Anyone able to clear this up?
I’ve been reading it as well, and I’m finding it very compelling. It does seem to be getting at some fundamental “truth”, something we see in our most clairvoyant, clear-headed moments, when we’ve been meditating, when our minds are totally open, when we’re on psilocybin or LSD. Starting to see the windows combine with the seams.
I especially like the bit about The Beatles being prophets. I’ve always felt them to be fundamentally different than other bands – truly “with it”.
I’d like to hear the opinions of other hethens too
I’ve read it too. i would also agree with you to call it the modern day bible. i think this book could change the world if everybody read it. @kkainoa hi. from my understanding you get another chance at the truth with out having to start over. if you never learn the truth or don’t fully understand it then you will get another chance and not have to start over. because you didn’t really do anything bad or at least not knowingly. only when you understand the truth fully do you then have the option to advance or to start all over. that would only be the fair way.
I’m glad you put this post up, more people NEED to read this book. This book was life changing for me & everything I have learned aside from the book is relevant to what the book says. This is going to be my 3rd time reading the book.( :
My only advice is to not take everything as truth, it will come as truth through your experiences if you are aware and open. Feel free to ask me any questions.
I have a question. On page 52 the author describes the perfect world, how the world would look like if we all became spiritual beings. He talks about the fact that we wouldn’t age anymore, because age will be a disease that will be cured by then. He sais that our lifespan will be about a thousand years, and that the only reason one might die is because of an accident, or a natural disaster. But if we would die, we will be instantly reborn.
Now my question is, wouldn’t the earth be massively overpopulated? That doesn’t seem like “heaven on earth” to me. Am i not seeing something? Someone pkease explain. Thx!!
(Sorry for my english btw)