Re: [Meditation Society of America] "my" truth and "your" truth
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Eglaelin
> Greetings and Felicitations,*v* That sounds true to me, Eglaelin.
> --- carolina112900 <freyjartist@a...> wrote:
> > My Friend said:
> > There is never an issue
> > with "my" truth or
> > "your" truth.....
> > until it is assumed that
> > "my" truth is THE truth
> > for all.
> > ~freyja
> The way I see it there are three ways to look at
> Truth. Active, Passive and Possessive. The person
> who uses the Active method is always searching
> for Truth. He, or she, never assumes they have
> the truth. The person who uses the Passive method
> doesn't search at all. He, or she, assumes that
> they can't know truth. The person who uses the
> Possessive method Knows they have the truth. He,
> or she, assumes that there is nothing other than
> their truth.
> Just my view on the matter.
> Peace On Your Path,
Do you think it might be that the culture of non-thinking
teaches that the first way of looking at truth that you mention
is something that must be resolved to become the third way you
It would seem that the act of thinking itself is more natural to
the first way. The third way would appear to be the way of emotion.
I believe that it is that third way that makes people believe
that if they can end thinking altogether, they will end their
suffering. Yet, it also appears that those who believe thinking is
a lowly pastime and stop doing it, end up stuck in the third way,
that stuckness being in whatever beliefs they had when they
gave up thinking.
> They (Hellenic Philosphers) saw the philosopher as a compassionatephysician whose arts could heal many pervasive types of human
suffering. They practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual
technique dedicated to the display of cleverness but as an immersed
and worldly art of grappling with human misery.
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