- Oct 1, 2018
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I remember the disappointment I felt after I read the Third Eye, and found out that Lobsang Rampa was actually born as Cyril Hoskin, a plumber from Plympton, Devonshire, who had never been to Tibet. I had a similar feeling when I learned that the Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda was not a true story. But now I wonder if it makes a difference. Both books inspired me and started my spiritual quest. I remember sitting on a bus as a high school student and devouring the stories and even having mystical feelings while reading them. One can say the same about the Bible, and whether it is an accurate account or even divinely inspired. These works of literature, whether fact or fiction, inspire the soul. Does it matter if they are fact or fiction? I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about that?