The absolute truth in one sentence

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby garudha » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:02 am

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Rokushu » Thu May 15, 2014 3:54 am

Absolute truth just is. It cannot be described. Words can never explain, nor be, absolute truth. Because they are never the things they describe. Words are an interpretation of truth, or perhaps an attempt to understand it, but are always the "truth" of the one saying the words, reality as interpreted. Never actually "what is." Absolute truth exists before words come into being, like when you see a sunrise, before any thoughts enter your mind, any description or understanding, this is truth. Because words and thoughts are expressions of the self/ego. Absolute truth exists without a thinker/speaker, because they are whatever they are before anyone described them, or even if nobody described them.

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby smcj » Thu May 15, 2014 4:01 am

Rokushu wrote:Absolute truth just is. It cannot be described. Words can never explain, nor be, absolute truth. Because they are never the things they describe. Words are an interpretation of truth, or perhaps an attempt to understand it, but are always the "truth" of the one saying the words, reality as interpreted. Never actually "what is." Absolute truth exists before words come into being, like when you see a sunrise, before any thoughts enter your mind, any description or understanding, this is truth. Because words and thoughts are expressions of the self/ego. Absolute truth exists without a thinker/speaker, because they are whatever they are before anyone described them, or even if nobody described them.

That's more than one sentence.
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby LastLegend » Thu May 15, 2014 4:23 am

smcj wrote:That's more than one sentence.


I see. :lol:
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Sko » Thu May 15, 2014 9:35 pm

Ooooh I have a favorite. "This too shall pass."

Well, less absolute truth and more personal interpretation and emotional reaction… but still…

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Rokushu » Fri May 16, 2014 2:25 am

If I take away the full stops it would be one sentence. My point is, not one sentence, not one word, not one thought can describe nor explain absolute truth. Because truth is whatever it is without the thinker, without the observer, the explainer, the describer or whatever. That was not meant to describe absolute truth, because such a task is impossible, indeed once one writes a sentence to describe or explain it or whatever, it ceases to be absolute truth and becomes the "absolute truth" of the one writing, it ceases to be truth, which "just is" before it is described or even observed.

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Rokushu » Fri May 16, 2014 2:27 am

In my native lanugage there are no full stops nor spaces between words, so an entire book could technically be "1 sentence". Sorry to the native English speaking westerners and the grammar Nazis, my apologies. There are other languages and cultures in the world, you can check on Wikipedia if you don't actually want to go outside and look.

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby smcj » Fri May 16, 2014 3:51 am

Rokushu wrote:In my native lanugage there are no full stops nor spaces between words.

I know Latin used to be like that. Do you mind my asking what you native language is?
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Rokushu » Fri May 16, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Arjan Dirkse » Tue May 20, 2014 2:29 pm

*insert deepity here*

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Osho » Sun May 25, 2014 10:17 pm

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby smcj » Sun May 25, 2014 10:32 pm

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby rachmiel » Tue May 27, 2014 1:40 am

It's all / just / stuff ... (happening).
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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

Postby Foxface » Tue May 27, 2014 2:22 am

"It never was"

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Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

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