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Originally posted by Sahabi
colloredbrothers, according to your understanding, is there one universal truth, or is truth relative to our own experiences?
one universal truth
And in regards to, "Everything is 100% correct and Everything is 100% wrong," I personally find this enlightening. So far it's the best way I've found for me to reconcile certain differences I find between me and others. Presently, I believe my concept of Truth and Correctness is completely different than all of my fellow humans. Each person's truth is different. This duality allows me to recognize 2 different ideals and to pick and choose which I personally agree with, while understanding that my disagreement and disdain are this other person's Truth.
So far this concept has helped me to disagree in a state of understanding. I'm still working towards personal peace, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and perfection. I just "feel" that attributing "my" ideals of Truth or "my" understandings of correctness as "The" way will never work. I never claim to know Truth and I feel weary of others that say they know the Truth in spiritual matters, because how can any one human claim to know a specific Truth? To propagate to others, all the while asking them to give up all their preconceived experiences and understandings of their truths? This way of declaring Truth and "correcting" other people's truth is a bit egotistical. No insult intended my friend, just making an observation based on my ideas of truth. All is 100% correct and 100% wrong
no problem just wanted to help.
Originally posted by Sahabi
Ego is our individualized thoughts and our minds labeling everything?
By letting go and realizing that things are the way things are supposed to be is how to be free from ego?
If I have this understood correctly, how does this philosophy fit in where we witness an injustice and are able to stop it? Example; A man is being robbed on the street. If I am able to help, do I help? How does letting go of ego, according to your OP, allow us to rationalize right and wrong?
Looking forward to your response.
Originally posted by orangutang
reply to post by colloredbrothers
An excellent post, S&F to you. not all will comprehend, most will dismiss it.
i have gleaned the following from my readings and apologize for any mistakes.
another great work is nisagadatta's "i am that", which is written in question and answer format. he cuts thru all the minds crap and tells it like it really is.
he says that when change is due for the world, someone will be born with the power and ability to do it.
he says that it is inevitable to have 50% pain and 50% pleasure.
his method, similar to ramana, is to enquire/repeat "i am"; it is the veil sort of that separates body and mind from the infinite state. for him it took 3 years, but he was a very simple man.
ramana describes the process as like the funeral pyre being stirred by the stick of ego/discriminatory faculty until only the fire remains and the stick is consumed in the process.
and truth of course can never really be told but only experienced. nisagadatta described the state as unfathomable peace.
it is the master game, the only game worth playing.