What is the Truth?
I think these words by the Buddha sums up the message I wish to convey today very nicely:
“Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words.
Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts.
Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.”
“Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion.”
“Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself give up the bad and embrace the good.”
None of us are the authority of Truth, and no one can with absolute certainty know anything at all.
Truth is to be realized from within, and it’s really truth connecting with itself – it can’t be given from the outside or created by the mind.
It’s even difficult to put words to in order to share with others, it’s a knowing, an intuitive knowing, or beingness.
I think that when we think we know something, we really don’t. It’s very humbling to come to that realization.
All we can know is right now, the experience of this moment, but the experience itself is not the truth – Truth is eternal and it doesn’t change, has never changed and will never change.
But it doesn’t matter how much we say that to each other – it’s all an inside game.
What was doesn’t matter, and what comes doesn’t matter – we only have this moment and the Truth is here and now, it’s not something to be gained in the future.
How will God use me, we ask. Well, the Truth is; Like This, Right Now. This is how God uses us.
However it may look, it may not be in a huge revolutionary way at all; but Like This. And that’s it.
What a revelation! 🙂
Truth is, and I can say that because I know you’ll agree with me when you have asked yourself the same question, we don’t really know anything at all. We may think we do, but then the next day it may all have changed, and where is the Truth then..?
There’s a huge freedom in that! To not know, to let Life do it’s thing through and as us without our opinions and stories about anything.
I love going through life questioning everything and being in a constant state of curiosity and inquiry; I’m always saying things like “show me the Truth about this”, “what is real and true about this” and so on, and then just listen very attentively to the voice within and trusting it, moment to moment.
Here’s an old post I wrote back in 2010 that you might like:
And here’s another newer one that might be interesting too:
These beautiful flowers lives on my porch 🙂
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