"Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height."
[Gautama Siddharta] (563 - 483 BC), Hindu Prince, founder of Buddhism
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 -- Eugenia, Aptos      
I like it a lot ! Absolutely! Socialism and other collectivist religions advance lies antithetical to the above truth. Christianity (with an extra human experience as its teacher) and, Buddhism (with no extra human experience as its source of truth) have come to the same accurate standard of truth.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Whether I know it or not, the truth is the truth. The knowing of which dissolves the bondage of falsehood and deception.  The truth already is, thus truth is revealed by discernment and honest dialogue.  The revelation of which liberates us and empowers us. We have thus become lamps unto ourselves with truth as our foundation.  Shall we?  ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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