Finding truth can be a challenge but we have Priests in our temple here in Las Vegas to help you understand Buddhist philosophy.
“Human beings have created a bewildering array of religious, scientific, spiritual, philosophical, psychological, and pseudo-scientific traditions and institutions that profess to embody, encompass, or be able to explain, the truth. However, from the perspective of historically enlightened minds, even ones coming out of these same traditions, truth is something that we are, not something that we think.
Getting from thinking to being is a tricky business. As each mind or ego is different, the search for truth, in whatever form it may take, is also of necessity tailored to the mind of the individual seeker. However, throughout history, a number of teachers have designed approaches that are more or less one-size-fits-all. Rather than forcing a seeker to accept any specific content, rationalization, justification or belief system, these teachers treated all thoughts, of every kind, as merely movements in the mind. By stilling the mind, the internal dialogue of the seeker, no matter the content (emotions, memories, thoughts, etc.), could come to an end; temporarily at first, and then, with some persistence in their methods, permanently.
To a Western audience, the idea of not talking to oneself in one’s own mind is quite foreign. But, as in any other conversation, it is often only after one stops talking, especially about oneself, that truth emerges.”
From – Journey to the Heart-Mind: The Gateway to Inner Silence – Shi Fa Yin (Don Wireman)