Or are they merely looking for that which they think might be absolute to avoid that which is always relative? From my own experience I've come to realize that the Truth is always available when I'm willing to look through my own self delusions. And, in any given moment, the Truth is always relative to what is happening right Now in my own life experience pertaining to the current situation. Once realized awareness expands and experiences change accordingly, and that Truth itself becomes obsolete as a new one arises.

asked 17 May '13, 23:12

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You cannot want the truth. For the essence of wanting is having preferences or likes and dislikes. But the truth is unbiased in its nature. The truth is not good and it is not bad, therefore you cannot see it through biased eyes and the filter of judgements that your wants represent.

The truth cannot be wanted, if it's wanted you only find lies. Just like Tao cannot be found, unless you stop looking for it.

(18 May '13, 04:08) CalonLan

a very personal question, from always searching to can't be bothered

(18 May '13, 07:10) fred

You say that the truth becomes obsolete. but in fact it is your point of view about the truth that is obsolete. the truth always is. Why would you blame the truth for your error and your lack of awareness and understanding? it is not the truth that is obsolete it is the lie or the error that becomes obsolete.

(25 Jun '13, 01:56) white tiger

I will also add this; if I ask you to tell me the truth about something, you will tell me the truth according to what you know and your level of understanding. If you know something more or understand more after a while does it makes what you told me before not true or does it add to the truth that you told before. the truth does not change only your understanding of the truth change. Am I telling you the truth? Or will you not receive me?

(25 Jun '13, 12:12) white tiger

Oh white tiger You do make me smile. That which causes a reaction usually contains a Truth that we're not willing to look at :-)

(25 Jun '13, 17:01) Michaela
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One of the most curious things in the structure of our psyche is that we all want to be told because we are the result of the propaganda of ten thousand years. We want to have our thinking confirmed and corroborated by another, whereas to ask a question is to ask it of yourself. What I say has very little value. You will forget it the moment you shut this book, or you will remember and repeat certain phrases, or you will compare what you have read here with some other book- but you will not face your own life.And that is all that matters- your life, yourself, your pettiness, your shallowness, your brutality, your violence, your greed, your ambition, your daily agony and endless sorrow- that is what you have to understand and nobody on earth or in heaven is going to save you from it but yourself.

Freedom from the Known,121

Truths are constant,and the only thing that is constant is change.
So truth and change are equal.
If your not ready for change your not ready truth.
If your not ready for the truth your not ready for change.
Blue pill or red pill?


answered 18 May '13, 03:14

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edited 18 May '13, 03:15

"Blue pill or red pill?" IDK - just don't drink the Kool-aid & you'll be ok.........

(23 Jun '13, 03:30) ele

Thanks ursixx...this is exactly where I was coming from :-)

(25 Jun '13, 17:07) Michaela

Most want to "seek" truth, but not actually have it.

The truth is already present. There is nothing else to seek.


answered 18 May '13, 03:46

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This. There's nothing to seek, noone to help, no questions to answer.

(18 May '13, 07:35) CalonLan

I'm glad someone gets it. Life is a game about what isn't rather than what is, because if it was about what is there would be no game. Everyone likes the chase, the journey, the quest, the experience.

This is why the truth is whatever you make it.. =)

(19 May '13, 02:18) Snow

Thanks arpgme :-)

(25 Jun '13, 17:08) Michaela
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This is a good question I have a few times answered questions on here and been down voted because my point of view was different from the person asking. I believe deep down we all want to feel like we are right and everyone agrees with us. But differences are interesting and enlightening.


answered 18 May '13, 00:31

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Wade Casaldi

Thanks Wade :-)

(25 Jun '13, 17:08) Michaela

Whose Truth? Yours? Mine? Hers? Theirs? Religion? Politicians? and the list goes on and on...

Quoting IQ's @Grace I used to feel that truth was an absolute. I now believe that absolutely nothing could be further from the truth. ;)

Absolutely True! There seems to be nearly as many truths as people. As people change & evolve, their 'truths' also tend to change or evolve..

At an given moment (Now) we create our own truths & @Michaela is correct, it is all relative to what is happening Now.

Thanks @Grace


Taking a stand - IMO, Grace stated an absolute truth & it's 'relative' also...


answered 23 Jun '13, 03:29

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edited 23 Jun '13, 14:32

some are on the extreme left side or the extremes right side of the truth and do not accept the truth on the other side. when the 2 become one they will know the truth and the truth will set them free.

(23 Jun '13, 11:26) white tiger

@white tiger I prefer the middle - path of least resistance. As for right or left - I'm ambidextrous (seeing both sides). It would be so much easier if I would just choose. aw, freedom....

(23 Jun '13, 12:34) ele

ele,it is what be believe our reality to be that changes as we grow or regress. the truth is there for eyes that can see it

(24 Jun '13, 20:58) fred

Yep ele it can only ever be realized Now :-)

(25 Jun '13, 17:06) Michaela
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Isn't it funny that the statement "The Truth" is only meaningful when ideas that are contrary to that truth are also in existence and accepted by others as the truth?

When we believe in something and along the way when we eventually change our minds about it, we describe that transition, as "Now I know the truth because I have discovered that what I used to believe is no longer true"

And it seems that only by letting go of what is no longer true we can get closer and closer to the truth.

So where is the truth?

Is it in the absence of our preconception of what we believe is the truth?


answered 25 Jun '13, 00:14

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edited 25 Jun '13, 00:16


"Is it in the absence of our preconception of what we believe is the truth?"

That sentence my friend pretty much sums it up..when we know that we don't know, we're much more closer to actually knowing :-)

(25 Jun '13, 17:05) Michaela
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