Truth does not come through words

Truth does not come through words

I can remember my parents say “tell the truth”, but then I would see conflicts in their belief systems.  One belief was in total opposition to another. That is when I started my search for truth by asking, what is truth?

I discovered that our whole system of language is designed to limit our understanding of everything around us. We call this “modifying”, but basically it is putting limitations in our personal belief system we are creating.

Each one of us is creating a virtual universe inside our head; let’s make it as close to the real universe as we can.

I have said before that humanity has a fetish with defining things. Once a thing is defined, they give up the search of trying to understand that thing. We need to revisit a thing many times in our lifetime to get a more complete understanding.

Truth is true no matter what I say or do. © 2018 Russel Steffy

From the Title Page of my blog: If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.  William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

 

Quotes I discovered about Truth:

“The highest truth cannot be put into words. /Therefore the greatest teacher has nothing to say. /He simply gives himself in service, and never worries.” Lao-tzu-  Hau Hu Ching

The Master once proposed a riddle: “What do the Artist and the Musician have in common with the Mystic?” Everyone gave up. “The realization that the finest speech does not come from the tongue,” said the Master. – Anthony DeMello in “One Minute Nonsense”

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

Who would have thought George Carlin was a truth teacher? : By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. George Carlin

Truth is exact correspondence with reality. Paramahansa Yogananda

Read nature; nature is a friend to truth. Edward Young

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion. David Icke

Learn what is true in order to do what is right. Thomas Huxley

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. Walt Whitman

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Albert Einstein

It does not require many words to speak the truth. Chief Joseph

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. Thomas Jefferson

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha

Here is a quote attributed to Meister Eckhart as I remember it from a lecture:

Why do you pray to God? Everything you say must be untrue. Meister Eckhart

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. W. Clement Stone

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein

People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies. Don Miguel Ruiz

Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware. We ignore the truth or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is. Don Miguel Ruiz

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. Khalil Gibran

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi

A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Viktor E. Frankl