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Truth is one of the most important things in life — truth matters — because without it, falsity reigns supreme in the dead mind.  A mind of deception is in (and of) the cadaverous fallacious.  So many separate groups and tribes of this little globe (and of so many similar, numerous globes) claim to bestow the truth to their members.  Profound truth, however, does not belong to any tribe, or group, or leader, and cannot be told.  Truth is too profound to be possessed by the indifferent masses; and the masses are often (externally and internally) in conflict — via their separative countries, borders, religions, leaders of friction, fears and perceptions involving distance from others — which is not truth.  Profound truth exists beyond mere symbols, separations, tribes, and conflict.  It cannot merely be handed over to another like a secondhand pair of pants.  Truth is a beautiful blessing, a living dynamic which cannot be achieved by mere effort (like some kind of dead trophy).  There are no steps to profound truth, for profound truth is not a dead, stagnant thing (like some static point on an inert map).  It comes not to any unmoving (so-called) separate center or internal agency of manipulation.  Truth’s beauty transcends space and time and mere sequential experience as patterns.

 Anemone-like (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Anemone-like (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

 Anemone-like (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Anemone-like (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

 

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  1. what you say is totally true, Thomas. But I sometimes have the feeling that every human has his own truth. Who could decide what is really true? And some religions think that they are the only true religion. I don’t like that under this premise wars are started.
    Wonderful vibrant photo by the way, lovely, regards Mitza

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    • Thanks, Mitza! Yes… one of my brother-in-laws, who loves hunting, who has a family room inundating with stuffed heads of every feathered and furry animal that you can imagine, claims that he and his friends truly love nature. They — he and his friends — go out shooting every creature that moves that isn’t human… and they claim that they love nature. That is “their truth.” There is a philosophical principal that there are multiple truths… and that each one is equally as legitimate as the next. However, it has been shown that that is just another concocted “truth,” and not a very tenable one. I don’t belong to any organized religion, because — as has happened for millennia — religions, like isolated countries, contribute to war and friction between groups of people. Plus religions give you steps and patterns to truth, which is likely totally fallacious. Truth cannot be possessed or handed over… and love isn’t butchering innocent, joyous animals.

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      • Gosh, what a brother in law! How would his head look among all these poor animals? (I just have to reduce my vivid imagination a bit) I agree with you, I never liked hunters, can’t understand how you can shoot animals. They have a right to live, too. But in America shooting seems to be the only way to show that you are a man. Here the laws are much more strict. We have hunters to reduce wild pigs which come into the cities already and can be dangerous. But a normal person never gets a permit for a gun or to shoot animals.

      • You hit the nail on the head, Mitza! Yes, here in America, men seem to think that guns give them the power to be macho and be all-powerful… which is so childish and is such utter rubbish! A real man would realize that a gun pointed at another is pointed at himself; but so few are truly human. We live in a very rural area… and they are all very gun crazy! Sad way to unlive! Many years ago, when i was very young, i worked (for a very short time) at a factory in Michigan where they gave everyone a week off from work to go “deer hunting.” When i found out that they also made weaponry (for war) there, i quit. As a going away gift (it was around Thanksgiving) they wanted to give me a Thanksgiving turkey; i declined, saying that i was a vegetarian. They were rather dumbfounded!

  2. Tom, I’m very much relativist so the notion of ‘objective’ truth is something that confounds me and, indeed bothers me as it can lead to such terrible conflict.
    Love the photos!

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  3. I love the last sentence especially, Tom. Beautiful photos for this beautiful truth post. 🙂

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