Thursday, April 28, 2016

Truth is in the Living...

These words from Jiddu Krishnamurti sound like cryptic, double-speak, but if you really stop and think about it... You begin to see its truth. Humanity is in the habit of discovering a bit of truth and then preserving it in the salt of memory. And because memory is subject to constant distortion, humanity tries to hang on to the once discovered truth, through ritual and dogma. But, alas... it has already slipped through the slippery fingers of their thoughts.

Have you ever played that game, when you were a child, called telephone? You know, I whisper something in your ear and you turn to the person next to you and repeat it into their ear, and so on...etc etc. Well after about 15-20 repetitions, it comes back to you and is not at all what you started with!

That is what happens when you remember something. It is diminished or enhanced by new information or experiences. This happens each time you remember something over and over again. And so it is clear that memory is not truth.

Truth resides in the understanding of this process and the liquid, synthetic, ever-changing nature of the mind. Truth is only available to the mind that is "still" enough to see without distortion.
Tim Che'

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