on truth

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by myself, May 12, 2007.

  1. myself

    myself just me

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    If you cling to an idea as the inalterable truth, then when the truth does come in person and knock at your door, you will not be able to open the door and accept it.

    -Udana Sutta
  2. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

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    well if you cling to the idea of truth, any truth, as being something you already know, well yes, you are all that much less likely to ever meet it because you have already shut it out.

    i don't mean that to invalidate the judgement that some experiences are more desirable then others, and all the things that play into thier probabilities, but that is really the one only caveat i would make about that.

    i mean you can't hold falshood out by denying diversity. it just doesn't work that way.

    those who do that instead blind themselves to whatever truth they might otherwise observe or encounter.

    that is why fanatacisms of all sorts are the exact opposites of any all real spirituality.


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