Pacific Northwest Theosophist

centered thoughts

July 1995


So many today proclaim that they have the TRUTH, that it is hard to decide who is really right. The word truth can be very tricky. TRUTH is singular, but Truth is not. TRUTH signifies the absolute truth which no one can ever know because it is beyond us all. Were we a god we would still not comprehend the TRUTH. IT is THAT which is the basis of the Universe. There are, however, many Truths, or relative truths. They can be known by us according to our degree of awakening. For example, I cannot intimately know the formulas of astrophysics unless I study literally from the ground up! Similarly, we cannot know even relative Truths, without a sound basis for our beliefs; whether that basis be one of the many religions, philosophies, or sciences. (No matter what promises are offered 'for sale'!)
Yet there is also a contradiction. We are TRUTH and are built of Truths! In our inmost essence (our inner god) we have a ray of the TRUTH present. And our Selves are built up around that TRUTH with many and various Truths. Therefore the Path lies not outside our Selves, it does not come with a material price, but can only be found by inner sacrifice and search. So when we look over the vast array of philosophies and religions to choose from we see many Truths on which we may begin our odyssey, our pilgrimage to the infinite spaces WITHIN. -- PNT

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. -- Louis Armstrong

Nature lays no banquet of obvious truths for us at her table. That which we require to feed us must be dug out by ourself with blistered hands and aching head. Everything that is worth while is recondite, unobservable, and hard to come at. -- Paul Brunton

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. -- Chinese Proverb

In these silent places you receive illumination, you receive visions of truth, because your spirit - the core of you, the heart of you -- has gone into the very core of being. -- G. de Purucker

So let us seek the True, in everything, in everybody, in every circumstance, with patience, with humility, with love. -- Clara Codd

Eternal truth needs a human language that alters with the spirit of the times. The primordial images undergo ceaseless transformation and yet remain ever the same, but only in new form can they be understood anew. Always they require a new conception. -- C.G. Jung

Fundamentally the marksman aims at himself. -- Zen in the Art of Archery

In controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves. -- Thomas Carlyle

Truth is the spiritual white light which falls upon the prism of mankind and breaks into many colours whereby individuals interpret it. -- Brunton

We hold these truths to be self-evident. -- Declaration of Independence

Truth is brighter than the sun; truth is the sunny day of Reason, and falsehood the mind's dark night. -- H.P. Blavatsky

They love truth when she enlightens, they hate her when she reproves. -- St. Augustine

By truth alone is man's mind purified, and by right discipline it doth become inspired.-- H.P. Blavatsky

Any truth always pales to a higher truth as time goes on. -- Ishree

In my search after Truth I have discarded many ideas and learnt many new things . . . Devotion to Truth is the sole reason for our existence. -- M. K. Gandhi

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. -- Luke 17:21

discussion, even if stormy, often winnows truth from error -- William Channing

each new grain of truth
Is packed , like radium, with whole worlds of light. -- Alfred Noyes

Living a life of truth does not consist merely in speaking the truth. To pretend to be what one is not is as corrupting as untruth in speech. There must be in one's heart a genuine love of truth. -- Sri Ram

It is not necessary for truth to put on boxing-gloves. -- H. P. Blavatsky

Some are so sure of their possession of the truth, that they can see the truth of no one else. -- A Student

There is no religion higher than Truth -- Motto of the TS

Beauty is Truth, Truth, Beauty. -- John Keats

. . . and the truth will make you free! -- John 8:31


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