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Thursday, January 2, 2014

64. The Value of Truth

The occurrence of knowing a thing is relative to the perspective of the knower in its journey to seek the truth in a matter. Not all things are revealed at times and our tendency is to believe what we see as a permanent matter, yet permanency is just as reliable as our perceptions of truth. We are floating in a river of space and time and the truth that we think we have been told is as fleeting as the air that we just expelled.
If I am a citizen in a community that delves into the dubious, did the dubious derive itself from itself or has it always been? Duplicity is the order of the day delving into synchronicity. The atmosphere requires it of itself for the current ideas of duplicity multiply at a seemingly rapid pace in order for the hearer to hear what it hears and have it reinforced over and over again.
What is it that hears, or sees? Do you actually believe your eyes, your ears? How is it that you have come to know a thing when you don't even realize that the dubious has winked at you and you think you are friends?
How is it that one arrives at truth in a world where the dubious and the duplicitous mangle principles of truth with their version of a controlled substance called a word. Definitions are re-arranged to suit the manner of the day. It is in the atmosphere where they are grasped, inculcated and churned into philosophies that have been around since the days of Sodom. There is no permanent matter in truth, so the loudest and the largest part the waters for they are the lords of the manor, for today.
There is, after all, only one spiritual Truth, and all other truth as we may know it derives from this single Holy Truth. Any other thing, word, principle or idea that is not of this very particular spiritual Truth is a flow from another source. We humans have the tendency to find others quite remarkable when they are simply being themselves, when in actuality, what we should find remarkable is that we can see where there is no truth in their being or their emanations. Shakespeare is often misquoted with his character saying, "To thine own self be true" for he was speaking from the antithesis of the knowing for the lie had had its way.
Can you really know a thing, a person? Does anyone truly know you like you know you? Do you know yourself in truth or do you know yourself as you think you know you or hope that you are but are as self-deceived as the deceiver himself? Knowing the truth in a matter is not a fine art nor is it a matter of quintessential knowledge. Knowing truth is a spiritual matter, a Holy Spiritual matter at that.
The value of truth cannot be derived from a book, a sale, a pleasant smile, a popular teacher or the most secret of secrets. The value of truth is in a name and in a person. I am only known as the Master of Truth knows me and I can only know Truth as it is revealed to me. All other is anathema, including my right to myself and my own self worth.
Truth knows me, but do I and can I know Truth as Truth knows my innermost parts? I will be known by others as they believe they think they know me, but I am known by Truth as I truly am whether I understand the truth about me as Truth understands me. If I realize that I truly do not know the truth about me as Truth knows me, can I ever know the truth of another human being without the revelation of the Master of Truth? I cannot form a righteous judgment of another for I am not Truth myself. I cannot take that which is not mine to take.
The value of Truth lies in the Master of Truth. Only He knows the Way, the Truth and the Life. I must know Him and in knowing Him, I am coming to realize that in me dwells no good thing, save Him and Him alone. It is in Him I find Truth in His innermost parts. Here and here. The Kingdom of God dwells within and it is only within His Spirit that the value of Truth is revealed.

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