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I have been on ATS for about nearly a month and very surprised to find the people who are authoring and replying in threads are intelligent communicators of thought maps
Where can the real truth be found? Do we need to pay for the truth? Do we need to follow a guru on facebook to find wisdom or truth? Do we need to enrol in a new age course or workshop? Or do we just save all that effort and come to Ats when we want to get to the bottom of the truth?
Truth is only found though reason and intellect. V6The poster above me derives truth from feelings. Feelings are nothing but unreasoned opinions.
My own idea of truth is that for beings who have been taught or naturally learnt a system of interpretation then truth is measured directly by the metrics used in that system. To place that statement in context consider a babys mind. The babys mind is clean and pure there is no system or metric. The only downside is the baby isnt mature enough to be fully aware of itself. Imagine if we as adult could reestablish our original baseline. No longer constrained by the passageway of time immortality could be at our grasps and once immortal what wonders and mysteries of the universe couldnt we unlock.
this type of truth sounds to me like it can not be imagined . Us as humans can only make mental pictures of the physical universe. Feelings on the other hand do "transcend" the physical universe. Think your a little confused as to what constitutes truth.
The Absolute Truth i speak of, is Absolute and transcends feelings, reason, intellect, and exists prior to thought.
I have to disagree with your definition on the word enlightenment. Enlightenment is awareness however, only though knowledge can we be aware of things. To be aware of something is to KNOW that that something actually exists.To have knowledge of something one must have some kind of intelligence (intellect).Only though reasoning can this awareness be determined. Your absolute truth can only be described as above and beyond description which basically boils down simply as a state of being. Nothing more than a feeling. Yes your feelings are real and true,However they are truly unreasoned opinions and not absolute truth.
Basically enlightenment is the unknowing and letting go of all relative learnt systems and interpretations, which results in a shift of perspective, bringing you back to the childlike awareness that is ever present and exists prior to all relatives. Finding and remaining in awareness will eventually reveal the source of awareness, which is itself the Absolute truth