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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Searching For Truth
Without Image Or Comparison

Then Pilate said to him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ ‘What is truth?’, retorted Pilate.”

Chapter 18, verses 37-38 of the Gospel of John


Both the atheists and the religionists claim that they have ‘searched for the Truth’ and found the Truth; the religionists claiming that the Truth they have found is that “God exists”; the atheists claiming that the Truth they have found is that “God does not exist.”

But there is a fatal problem with this entire endeavor, as has previously been pointed out by Krishnamurti.

(See, also, Krishnamurti and the Search for Truth:


Look.

When a carpenter tells his young son to go to his tool box and bring him his hammer, the boy will search the tool box only until he finds something that corresponds to the image of the hammer with which he has already been acquainted. And, when he finds the thing that corresponds to that image, he stops searching and selects the hammer to bring to his father. In other words, it is simply not possible for the boy to find the hammer unless he has previously been taught what a hammer looks like; in other words, unless he previously has an image of what he is looking for.

And what the atheists and religionists do not understand is that this also applies to the search for the Truth...

And, especially, to their claim to have found the Truth.

That is, their ‘search for Truth’ stops only when they have found something that corresponds to the image of the Truth that they had at the very beginning of their search; without which it would simply not be possible to stop the search at all.

And, emphatically, they have stopped the search because they all claim to have found ‘the Truth’; which means that they have stopped searching. (Or why is it that what you are looking for is always in the last place you look? Because, once you find it, there is no point looking any more.)

Thus, the atheist and the religionist ‘search for Truth’ is not in any way a genuine search for Truth; but, rather, a search on the basis of image; in other words, nothing more than a search for additional information which corresponds to, or at least compares favorably with their initial image of what the Truth should be.

In other words, when they claim either to have been ‘searching for the Truth’, or to have found ‘the Truth’, they are merely deceiving themselves.

Emphatically, they are merely deceiving themselves; whether atheist or religionist.

But, if what they are doing is not really a genuine search for Truth, what is it?

It is, emphatically, nothing more than a search for a particular thought; in other words, a search for pleasure.

And, once they have found the thought that is most pleasurable—for example, that “God exists” or that “God does not exist” (or, for that matter, Judaism, Christianity, or Islam)—they call that thought (or the doctrines of those metaphysical theologies) ‘the Truth’.

And, more importantly, they stop ‘searching for the Truth’ because of the pleasurable thought they have ‘found’; which, of course, is the thought that they had always been ‘looking for’, although they had already found it, even before ‘looking’.

But this is merely the beginning of the problem.

What do they do after they have found this ‘Truth’; or, more relevantly, this ‘hammer’?

They beat over the head with this ‘hammer’—with this ‘Truth’—every little boy who was sent by his father to bring him a ‘pair of pliers from his tool box’.

Why?

Because, whether atheists or religionists; whether Jews, Christians or Muslims; it is pleasurable to beat people over the head with the ‘Truth’ they have found; and, especially, to beat them into submission with that ‘Truth’.

Thus, while it can be said that certain statements are objectively true, while others are objectively false, what precisely does it mean to say that something is the Truth, or that a person has found ‘the Truth’?

In other words, if Truth is
not thought or pleasure (or metaphysical theologies), what is it?

The God of the monotheistic Revelations is not the ‘god of the dead’ but the God of the living.

Meaning that Truth is not a dead thing of image, thought (doctrine) and memory (as Krishnamurti has so eloquently explained); but, rather, something creative and completely new; the consequence of an active process of interaction and relationship between two human consciousnesses...

In a relationship that is not based upon images, thoughts and memories; but, rather, emerges out of the immediate and eternally creative now.

Thus, the very arguments between atheists and religionists—and between Jewish, Christian and Muslim religionists—are intrinsically and inescapably conducive to the incitement of conflict and violence because they are based upon images, thoughts and memory...

And the pleasure that is experienced by beating other people into submission with these ‘Truths’ that they have ‘found’...

That is, the dualistic consciousness which is the very origin of conflict and violence; and whose ultimate goal is not Truth but only pleasure.

And a fundamental aspect of such a relationship at the level of conscious interaction rather than image, thought and memory is the openness to new information.

Thus, the reason why neither the religionists nor the atheists on Twitter are even the least inclined to click on the links to my writings on this webpage is because they have already determined that these writings are fundamentally contradictory to the images that they have created of the Truth.

And the last thing they want is to suffer the collapse of those images...

All the while insisting that they have not only ‘searched for the Truth’; but, also, ‘found the Truth’; therefore being utterly impervious to any and all new information.

In other words, just as Jesus did not come for the righteous but for sinners, the Knowledge Revealed through the Revelation of “the resurrection” and the Vision of the “Son of man”—that is, the information on this webpageis NOT for people who have already found the Truth’.


Michael (Chapter 12, verse 1 of the Book of Daniel, Sura 2, verse 98 of the Quran, Column XVII of the Scroll of the War of the Sons of Light & Chapter 3, verse 12 of the Revelation of John) and

Sarah-->Elijah-->John the Baptist-->Mohammed-->Elizabeth (Chapter 12, verse 13 of the Book of Daniel and Chapter 11, verse 14 & Chapter 17, verses 10-13 of the Gospel of Matthew(1987) (7th Church) for:

(Seven Women, Seven Churches and Seven Sisters )

Hagar-->the apostle Mary-->Danielle (1982-1987) (6th Church)

(March, 1987—http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap960705.html )

Isaac-->the apostle John-->Robin (1986) (4th Church)

Ishmael-->the apostle Peter-->Cindy (1992) (5th Church)

Jacob-->the apostle Thomas-->Linda (1987- (2nd Church)

Esau-->the apostle, Judas-->Susan (1970) (1st
 Church)

Isaiah’s wife-->the apostle James-->Kimberly (2000-  (3rd 
 Church)






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