08/13/2011 Comments Off on Truth
Truth: defined 1. is the exact consideration. Truth is the exact time, place, form and event. 2. that which works. And that which works most broadly to that which it is applied. 3. by definition–is what is. as exact time, place, form & event in any given subject.
“It is said that truthfulness alone constitutes the spiritual discipline of the Kaliyuga. If a man clings tenaciously to truth he ultimately realizes God. Without this regard for truth, one gradually loses everything. .. After my vision of the Divine Mother, I prayed to Her, taking a flower in my hands: ‘Mother, here is Thy knowledge and here is Thy ignorance. Take them both, and give me only pure love. Here is Thy holiness and here is Thy unholiness. Take them both, Mother, and give me pure love. Here is Thy good and here is Thy evil. Take them both, Mother, and give me pure love. Here is Thy righteousness and here is Thy unrighteousness. Take them both, Mother, and give me pure love.’ I mentioned all these, but I could not say: ‘Mother, here is Thy truth and here is Thy falsehood. Take them both.’ I gave up everything at Her feet but could not bring myself to give up truth.” Ramakrishna Paramhansa
“Speak the truth to all. Secrecy, slyness and deception amount to cheating. They only taint the mind and set one floating on a sea of misery. A truthful, pure and holy life tends towards joy and happiness
supreme.” – Anandamayee Ma
“It is said that truthfulness alone constitutes the spiritual discipline of the Kaliyuga.
If a man clings tenaciously to truth he ultimately realizes God.” Ramakrishna Paramhansa
“There are five prayers and five times of day for prayer; the five have five names. Let the first be truthfulness, the second honest living, and the third charity in the Name of God. Let the fourth be good will to all, and the fifth the praise of the Lord.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib
“All truth goes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Then, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.” Mahatma Gandhi
Truth and Love Always Win When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always. ~Mahatma Gandhi Source
“God or truth cannot be thought about. If you think about it, it is not truth. Truth cannot be sought; it comes to you. You can go after only what is known. When the mind is not tortured by the known, by the effects of the known, then only can truth reveal itself. Truth is in every leaf, every tear; it is to be known from moment to moment. No one
can lead you to truth; and if anyone leads you, it can only be to the known.” – by: J.Krishnamurti, from: The Collected Works vol VI, p 5
Truth cannot be measured in time or in words. Questioner: Can one love truth without loving man? Can one love man without loving truth? What comes first? Krishnamurti: Love comes first. To love truth, you must know truth. To know truth is to deny truth. What is known is not truth. What is known is already encased in time and ceases to betruth. Truth is an eternal movement, and so cannot be measured in words or in time. It cannot be held in the fist. You cannot love something which you do not know. But truth is not to be found in books, in images, in temples. It is to be found in action, in living. The very search for the unknown is love itself, and you cannot search for the unknowable away from relationship. You cannot search for reality, or for what you will, in isolation. It comes into being only in relationship, only when there is right relationship between man and man. So the love of man is the search for reality. – by: J.Krishnamurti, from: The Collected Works vol IV, p 172
“What is truthfulness? It is the speaking of words Which are entirely free from harmful effects.” – Tirukkural 291
“Speak the Truth ~ You should always try your best to speak the truth at all times. If you do so, you may lose your income in the beginning but in the long run you are bound to achieve victory. The scriptures declare: “Truth alone triumphs, not falsehood”. If you are always truthful, you will have a peaceful death.—Sri Swami Sivananda
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“Come follow me and you will find the way.
Your mistakes can also lead you to the Truth.
When you ask, the answer will be given.” Rumi
Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without. Robert Browning
|Knowledge, truth, secrets–
They are the guts & anatomy of life.
They must not then be owned.
They must not then be hidden or bent.
They must be permitted to stand out in the bold sunlight
for all to see, for only when they are to be seen
are they safe things to have, to hold, to know.
~L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics 55“You are an immortal soul.
Through lies, treachery,
deceit and pretense
you can destroy yourself.
By seeking truth
and living a life of helping others,
by being honest and decent
you will be strong and achieve
your power and immortality.”
“Truth is actually a relative quantity;
|“There is Truth, the truth of the Truth and there is Peace. The Truth is ‘the boy stole an apple’, the truth of the Truth is ‘the boy was hungry’ and Peace is ‘nobody stole anything, now, give the boy an apple!” Rabbi Nachman of Breslov as heard from Reb Shlomo Carlebach|
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha
“The Truth is realized in an instant; the Act is practiced step by step.” — Zen Master Seung Sahn