Originally Posted by MARDAV70
Our earthly lives are not the reality of existence. I've thought about the possibility of our earthly lives being more or less a "dream" of conscious reality so what you've said about that makes sense to me. As far as lessons from them...I suspect consciousness needs no lessons in absence of the ego. Any contemplation in this earthly life must still deal with the ego and we won't know the whole truth until we're completely free of it.
i'm gonna introduce some 'contrary' thoughts for you.
i'm of the belief that Truth (capital "T") is non-deniable
(it's not like the many "truths" that seem to shift and
alter in human experiences); it is permanent.
i also believe that Truth is known, and knowable...
it is the very basis for all things in existence; it is the
sure foundation for beings to be.
there is nothing in all of creation that can separate us
from this foundation -- the ego, for example, has no
power to obscure our connection to Truth.
if we experience life as if living out a story in a book,
we can't know the whole tale until it's finished...
but life is eternal, and there is no ending to reach!
i largely agree with your ideas here (to a degree).
i suspect that knowing 'the whole truth' would require
absolute freedom. there are several lines of reasoning
that bring me to that conclusion -- perhaps the most
relevant is that 'the whole truth' exists in that state
(of being completely free [and available to understand
without a fee of any kind]).