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Love is the path to truth.

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Truth is what is.

The greatest barrier of human perception of truth is probably just how little we actually can observe of it. Not to mention, our opinions shape how we see what already limited amount of the world we see.

Your mind will honor your free will. If you don't want to see something, you won't. Not wanting to see something is hiding from the truth and is fear. Fear and hate are emotions that say, "I don't want this". It is obvious how these emotions are barriers to truth. Love and acceptance are emotions or attitudes that say, "I want this." The act of observation will always respect your will.

When there is love for what is (truth), there is also a welcoming of more of it. So more of it is shown to you because observation always respects will.

If you want to become a better observer of truth (more intelligent), learn how to become a better lover and accepter of things as they are. Truth is the undivided objective world. Preference creates division of observation. It makes you fall short of its full glory. It is your preferences that limit your intelligence. Have no preference. Accept all as it is. Whatever happens, accept it. Don't fear it or hate it. You will lose understanding of it if you do. By preference, I mean preferring something to be something it isn't.

Preference creates division of observation because the observed is truth and truth is one unified thing. In not liking your foot, you effectively don't like your body, even if you like your hand. To have fullness of life and maximize your intellectual potential, you must accept and unconditionally love all. You must be willing to experience the truth, in whatever form it presents itself to you.




posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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I found your post very well put.

At first your observation seems self evident, but then this is truely the human condition. . lieing to oneself.

I read a book once called Living in the Light of Truth, in which the auther details a life style based on these principles.
I also try to live such a life.

Cheers.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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It makes me happy to see posts like yours OP, becoming a daily occurrence around here.

I truly have seen enough politics on this site, and I cherish the moments when someone writes something about the metaphysical or philosophical, or when there's new science breakthroughs.

Thanks for making my day all that much better, OP!




posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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If you want to become a better observer of truth (more intelligent), learn how to become a better lover and accepter of things as they are. Truth is the undivided objective world. Preference creates division of observation. It makes you fall short of its full glory. It is your preferences that limit your intelligence. Have no preference. Accept all as it is. Whatever happens, accept it. Don't fear it or hate it. You will lose understanding of it if you do. By preference, I mean preferring something to be something it isn't.


An admirable doctrine.

But, should we accept rape, murder, hate, deceit, stupidity etc. merely because man is capable of this? Learning to become a better lover and accepter, makes one—at least in his mind—a better lover and accepter, nothing more and no more closer to the truth.

I do agree, we can learn much from what is apparent. But at one time we accepted the earth was flat; one time, before Copernicus, we accepted the earth stood still. We can't even trust our own judgement or senses.

I agree that what is—is. It can be no other way. For instance, if we were all one—we would be. If we all shared a conscious—we would be sharing a conscious. If we were merely energy—we would be merely energy. If we were beings of light—we'd be beings of light. This is basic Aristotelean logic. And all though it may be more probable, it isn't any more truthful.




posted on May, 29 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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"Your mind will honor your free will. If you don't want to see something, you won't. Not wanting to see something is hiding from the truth and is fear. "


Pride and arrogance are what makes one blind to the truth, and has nothing to do with "free will".On the contrary, a humble heart devoid of self-righteous pride is open to new information, and can evaluate it. A proud and arrogant mind will not if the new information contradicts their position which they deem is right.


"If you want to become a better observer of truth (more intelligent), learn how to become a better lover and accepter of things as they are." ...."Accept all as it is. Whatever happens, accept it. "


People murder their unborn children. According to your statement, I must learn how to love and accept abortion because it is..... Seriously, this is your philosophy of life? What you are doing is completely rejecting absolute truth in exchange for some humanistic doctrine that states that everything is ok. Look around and see where it's gotten us - filled prisons, thousands raped, thousands kidnapped, shop clerks shot dead for $40, a million plus dead babies per year, thousands hooked on drugs, porn addicts...ALL BECAUSE PROPLE HAVE ACCEPTED this humanistic doctrine, and it is obvious that this blind acceptance has led to a rejection of truth. The "truth" is staring us in the face, and yet those same people CAN'T SEE IT. Why? Because there is no longer any love of truth within them.


" To have fullness of life and maximize your intellectual potential, you must accept and unconditionally love all."


 Who taught you that you must accept and love all? I may be learning to love my enemy, but this is in no way justifies my acceptance of his behaviour as ANY PART OF MY TRUTH. Why would you think that you should?



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
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If you want to become a better observer of truth (more intelligent), learn how to become a better lover and accepter of things as they are. Truth is the undivided objective world. Preference creates division of observation. It makes you fall short of its full glory. It is your preferences that limit your intelligence. Have no preference. Accept all as it is. Whatever happens, accept it. Don't fear it or hate it. You will lose understanding of it if you do. By preference, I mean preferring something to be something it isn't.


An admirable doctrine.

But, should we accept rape, murder, hate, deceit, stupidity etc. merely because man is capable of this? Learning to become a better lover and accepter, makes one—at least in his mind—a better lover and accepter, nothing more and no more closer to the truth.


We shouldn't look for truth in that which distracts from it. There are some things that have an adverse effect on truth. Like, how do you love hate? You can't. In hate there is nothing to love. If there is nothing to love, there is no truth in it. The source of actions where there is no truth (and therefore nothing to love) is lies.

Since lies exist, are they true? No. They are lies. Basically what I'm saying is, you can't and its okay not to love hate.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
But, should we accept rape, murder, hate, deceit, stupidity etc. merely because man is capable of this?


We should accept stupidity because that is one's choice if they don't want to learn and we should accept hate because it is evil to force a person to feel an emotion. If a person is raping , murdering, stealing, then this is evil because they are not accepting a person's free-will.

People without acceptance like those who take lives against another's will or those who steal against another's will, they need to be locked up because they are trying to control the world in a negative way and actually getting rid of acceptance and not caring about free-will.

If a person is being deceitful, then that is their choice, and we should accept that is who they are, a liar. Deception should be accepted because people have the free-will to say what they want and live, but manipulating, lying in order to steal or to harm others, that needs to be dealt with because now their lies are being used to change people and not accept them.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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Love and desire leads to many roads....

Love has many meanings.....

Truth is for oneself...

A smile shows life as well.

Molly



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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I loved your post



We are each on our own journey. Some will understand your words, others will argue or deny the truth of what you say.

It is so much harder to LOVE in this world...

I choose Love...



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 04:12 AM
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There is no path to the truth. All paths lead away from the truth.
'This' is the truth. 'This' is love.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by Itisnowagain
There is no path to the truth. All paths lead away from the truth.
'This' is the truth. 'This' is love.


You and I aren't using the word "path" to mean the same thing.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb
our opinions shape how we see what already limited amount of the world we see

Today I truly believe in mentalism, which is magic to me. So if I truly believe in it, I am hoping that no other opinion of anything will come into my mind's reach, and that I would be able to create it intentionally.


Your mind will honor your free will. If you don't want to see something, you won't. Not wanting to see something is hiding from the truth and is fear.

This requires strength, it took years for me to approach the mental pedalstool of turning away from seeing things that hurt. It is impossible for the ego to associate fear with freedom. With the ego, there can be want for something that is not wanted at the same time. For me it is only the knowledge, complete understanding and wisdom that one can escape fear. A subconscious realization far away from the ego, the realization that I am in control of my ego and in my subconscious or unconscious mind like a walking meditation but even farther.


Fear and hate are emotions that say, "I don't want this".

Love and acceptance are emotions or attitudes that say, "I want this."

The act of observation will always respect your will.

This is very good writing, surely I observe that I don't want fear and directly loving somebody isn't going to completely dissolve any tiny bit of fear in your body when you walk up to anybody on the street and say something to them. I am talking about the small fear that we hardly admit to - fear of people and communicating with people you don't know.


If you want to become a better observer of truth (more intelligent), learn how to become a better lover and accepter of things as they are. Truth is the undivided objective world. Preference creates division of observation.

Becoming a better lover would involve a way of mind and a course of actions, basic preferences are involved also, I would not mind the preferences but instead say judgements, do not make any sort of judgement in your mind.

My opinion of freedom is indeed facing fear having to do with faith. Many people choose not to have faith probably because it is so darn hard to figure out. Faith is having no fear, it is being absolutely sure that nobody can mentally effect you to the slightest degree, you are in full control of your body - let me give an example - if you were nervous and held a piece of paper the paper would be shaking, walk up to a group of 10 or 20 strangers and make sure you can stop the paper from shaking in a public situation, complete mastery of any ounce of fear in any public environment.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb

Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
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If you want to become a better observer of truth (more intelligent), learn how to become a better lover and accepter of things as they are. Truth is the undivided objective world. Preference creates division of observation. It makes you fall short of its full glory. It is your preferences that limit your intelligence. Have no preference. Accept all as it is. Whatever happens, accept it. Don't fear it or hate it. You will lose understanding of it if you do. By preference, I mean preferring something to be something it isn't.


An admirable doctrine.

But, should we accept rape, murder, hate, deceit, stupidity etc. merely because man is capable of this? Learning to become a better lover and accepter, makes one—at least in his mind—a better lover and accepter, nothing more and no more closer to the truth.


We shouldn't look for truth in that which distracts from it. There are some things that have an adverse effect on truth. Like, how do you love hate? You can't. In hate there is nothing to love. If there is nothing to love, there is no truth in it. The source of actions where there is no truth (and therefore nothing to love) is lies.

Since lies exist, are they true? No. They are lies. Basically what I'm saying is, you can't and its okay not to love hate.


Hate is merely another degree of love. If hate doesn't exist then love doesn't exist. No one knows what love is, how could it be truth? Just another lie I suppose.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by arpgme

Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
But, should we accept rape, murder, hate, deceit, stupidity etc. merely because man is capable of this?


We should accept stupidity because that is one's choice if they don't want to learn and we should accept hate because it is evil to force a person to feel an emotion. If a person is raping , murdering, stealing, then this is evil because they are not accepting a person's free-will.

People without acceptance like those who take lives against another's will or those who steal against another's will, they need to be locked up because they are trying to control the world in a negative way and actually getting rid of acceptance and not caring about free-will.

If a person is being deceitful, then that is their choice, and we should accept that is who they are, a liar. Deception should be accepted because people have the free-will to say what they want and live, but manipulating, lying in order to steal or to harm others, that needs to be dealt with because now their lies are being used to change people and not accept them.


If you were a loving being, you wouldn't allow such atrocities to happen. To let it all happen and merely accept it because that's who we are and that's what we do, is what is wrong with the world today.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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1 does wonder how does or would existence play out for beings who do not believe in LOVE, like what is their force for wanting to survive / reproduce? Is it like drone life hive mind life its hard to understand ANY understand how this could be if say there was a civilization(s) that survived as well as thrived w/o LOVE what would THEIR source of PEACE and compassion be if any????

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope

Hate is merely another degree of love. If hate doesn't exist then love doesn't exist. No one knows what love is, how could it be truth? Just another lie I suppose.


People know what love is. A lot of people don't. But there are those that do.

Truth is probably the combination of objective and subjective realities. Truth would not exist if it was not observed and truth would not exist if it wasn't something to observed. The polarity of truth is object and observation.

Love isn't truth, but is a response to truth that enables you to see its fullness. In a hateful mindset, when you believe the object of observation isn't worthy of even observation, you ignore it. Ignoring is ignorance.

Love has a lot to do with tolerance. If something comes up that you can't tolerate, you protect yourself from it by dismissing it in your mind. That is hate or fear. If you learn tolerance, you learn love. Love is throwing yourself in a situation and fearlessly observing it and taking it all in because you want to. It should be obvious why this would enable you to see truth.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope

Originally posted by arpgme

Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
But, should we accept rape, murder, hate, deceit, stupidity etc. merely because man is capable of this?


We should accept stupidity because that is one's choice if they don't want to learn and we should accept hate because it is evil to force a person to feel an emotion. If a person is raping , murdering, stealing, then this is evil because they are not accepting a person's free-will.

People without acceptance like those who take lives against another's will or those who steal against another's will, they need to be locked up because they are trying to control the world in a negative way and actually getting rid of acceptance and not caring about free-will.

If a person is being deceitful, then that is their choice, and we should accept that is who they are, a liar. Deception should be accepted because people have the free-will to say what they want and live, but manipulating, lying in order to steal or to harm others, that needs to be dealt with because now their lies are being used to change people and not accept them.


If you were a loving being, you wouldn't allow such atrocities to happen. To let it all happen and merely accept it because that's who we are and that's what we do, is what is wrong with the world today.



No, what is wrong with the world today is people don't allow free will. If the rapist allowed free will, he could not rape. Then it would be easy to allow the rapist free will because he can't be vile. But since the rapist doesn't participate in a control-free way of life, it is hard to allow the rapist free will. But by you not allowing the rapist free will, you are participating in the same game that caused him to be a rapist in the first place. I hope this controlling way of life doesn't consume you as it did him.

All you can do is be you. Live and let live. Only then can you really live your own life to the fullest. If you spend your days worrying about what other people are doing and trying to change other people, then you will have not lived your own life. F# that noise. I'm gonna live. You do you, and Ima do me. With that mindset, what you do is none of my concern and I accept and respect your free choice. But if you come at me, I'm gonna come back harder.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should be the whole of the law.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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to get truth, you must give truth.

to get love, you must give love.

that's my take.... but yeah, truth and love are connected because if you uphold truth, you uphold love and respect for others. if you uphold a lie, it is only done for self gratification.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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You can love something and still choose not to stick with it.

You can love hatred and fear because they help you understand what love and peace are but still you choose not to practice hate and fear, you choose love and peace.
Its a choice, but you don't hate hatred and fear, you accept them and even love them, but you choose not to do it.

You can live and love life unconditionally and still make your choices.

You can love the killer, but choose not to kill.



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