“All statements are true in some sense , false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense.” THE PRINCIPIA DISCORDIA
“Everything is true in some sense, false in some sense and meaningless in another sense. A working knowledge of this concept is a useful tool for staying relaxed. For example, if someone says something about you that is untrue, you should not get upset regardless of whether you consider the statement positive or negative. It is true in the sense that it is what one person believes to be true about you; it is that individual’s truth. It is false in the sense that it does not represent your truth. It is meaningless in the sense that it does not change who and what you are; your identity is independent of others’ opinions.” Zen Without Zen Masters
“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”-Buddha
“All manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles. Everything "is" and "isn't" at the same time, all truths are but half truths and every truth is half false, there are two sides to everything, opposites are identical in nature yet different in degree, extremes meet, and all paradoxes may be reconciled.” The Kybalion
“What sayest thou? It is right to think and speak that which truly is, and yet nothing is true upon earth? This certainly is true, that we know nothing of Truth. How should it be otherwise, my son? Truth is the supreme virtue, the sovereign Good which is not obscured by matter, nor circumscribed by the body; the naked Good, evident, unalterable, august, immutable. “-The
Virgin of the World of Hermes Mercurius Trismagistus
“The highest truth is one and the same with the absurd.” C.G Jung
“The way of paradoxes is the way of truth.”- Oscar Wilde
Here is my take on truth
Most people believe they have truth in their form of religion, lifestyle, politics, science, history, medicine, social perspective, and identity of themselves producing the chaos we see today. Conflict within people’s psyche creating mental illness and unbalances, as well as conflicts with other people, religions, and countries creating the social, economic, and racial turmoil, bringing with it poverty and war; while giving a small group of people the majority of the world’s wealth and power. Making it vital that we take a look at “truth” and more importantly the psychology, credibility, and evidence
of people that claim to have it.
So then, what is truth and can you handle it?
”Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth” Michael Bassey Johnson
The word in historical terms and languages is as follows: in Sanskrit, Sattva meaning
"purity", literally "existence, reality"; adjectival sāttvika"pure", "anglicised". Fíor" or "Fírinne in Gaelic. Veritas, daughter of Saturn, in Latin. Aletheia(ἀλήθεια) in Greek "the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident". Tryggvi in Nordic and in archaic English Troth, possibly stemming from Thoth of Egypt. As well as triewð treowð, triewe, treowe tríewþ, tréowþ, trýwþ.
Objectively speaking, Truth is simply what actually happened or is happening. Subjectively it can have completely different meanings and interpretations. Observation tells you someone’s point of view or perception is their reality, which means one’s version of truth will then vary accordingly. This stems the importance of knowing what and where your perception is, how it affects your reality, and if you have viewed different perspectives to see the other sides.
Considering perception can be limited and deceive one into thinking what they see is true when really it is just an illusion of sleight of hand combined with smoke and mirrors. It is important to know that by expanding our perception, we could get a view from behind the magician’s curtains, allowing
us to see the simplicity of the illusion. Instead most remain astonished in the crowd thinking, believing, and not questioning the magician’s tricks right in front of their eyes.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set free you.” Bible
This writing will provide resources that will help bring you backstage and give you different angles to perceive what is going on in the world around you, helping shape your subjective truth while pointing out less known “objective” truths.
How attached are you to your beliefs? What if you found out everything you thought was true was a lie? How would that affect you? Ponder that as much as you can.
“To thine own self be true”-Shakespeare
“Nothing is true and everything is possible”
“Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see”
“Live your truth”
“Trust no one, Don’t believe everything you think.”
“Things are not always what they seem”
“The truth Dazzles gradually or else the world would be blind.”
“You can prove anything right and you can prove anything wrong. Something can be proved right and the same thing can be proved wrong, it all depends on what you want to prove. Logic is a whore!—logic can go with anybody. So whenever someone wins an argument it does not prove that he has truth. It only proves that he is more clever in logical gymnastic, that’s all; he may not have the truth at all. When someone is defeated in logical argumentation, it does not prove that he does not have the truth; it may be simply the he is not logically skillful. So there is no truth, no untruth; it is only a game.” Osho
One thing I know is true is that I am conscious, I feel, and I think. Everything else is an assumption based on perspective. Including that I am the one creating these thoughts and feelings. I also assume other people are conscious, feel and think as well, however I cannot be certain.
“Consciousness is considered to be indefinable,” I said, “and indeed, how can it be defined if it is an inner quality? With the ordinary means at our disposal it is impossible to prove the presence of consciousness in another man. We know it only in ourselves.” P.D. Ouspensky
“True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.” Albert Schweitzer