7 Absolute Truths

Throughout history, mankind has always been on a search for absolute truth. It has taken the form of philosophy, science, religion, spirituality, and many combinations of the previously mentioned. It is only natural for beings as conscious as man to want to know what is universal among all creation.

There has been much debate over if absolute truth even exists. Many people like to say that all truth is relative. Funny enough, a person making this argument is doing so with the belief that their argument is an absolute truth. In other words, to argue that no absolute truth exists is a contradiction because the argument is postulating an absolute truth.

Here are 7 absolute truths. You may try to argue against them if you can, but you will never be able to prove your argument.
  1. Nothing lasts forever.
  2. Things have just as much chance of remaining the same, from moment to moment, as they have chance to change.
  3. No matter where you go, there you are.
  4. Our everyday reality is an illusion.
  5. Everything around you that is man made was a thought in someone's mind before it physically existed.
  6. Now is the time. There is no time except the present moment.
  7. Suffering is a state of mind.

These absolute truths may seem very simple. They may be even way too obvious to some people to even mention. On the other hand, there are many other people who may have never given much thought or attention to some of theses concepts.

Each absolute can be expanded upon tremendously. The one or two statements of each have a vast amount of depth to each and they all directly affect the way we see our reality. I will be exploring each one in greater depth in future posts.

For more on theses truths and a lot more, read What Is Really Good? and stay tuned!


*** said...

Here's a poetic truth... "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream - merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.

Oh how amazing are those one-mind moments, when this mesmerizing reality presents.

C. Om said...

Absolutley. I realized the truth in that "child's song" a while ago. When we have the one-mind moments, the truth can be seen all around us.

Appreciate it SS.

Walt said...

The true genius know that he knows nothing. I used to think that this meant that there's always more studying to do. True, but not fully. The quote really means that even if you study something to it's supposed fullest extent, you will still have essentially gotten nowhere, especially when it comes to creation and the like. The term "genius" itself should speak more for intelligence itself as opposed to a certain amount of it contained in a person.

C. Om said...

No question. I see 'genius' as a talent for being in tune with what is. It is more of a skill or talent than an accumulation of knowledge. It is the ability to tap into the field of higher intelligence all around us. This is the state of knowing everything and nothing all at once.

Thanks for the insight Walt.

Kaz Maslanka said...

Hi C.Om
After studying Buddhism, I have felt that row row your boat is a perfect Buddhist mantra. However, these kinds of truths may go beyond all religions.
As far as your list goes
Number 4 seems to negate all the others.

C. Om said...

You are right Kaz. Truth goes beyond any religious borders. And number 4 does trump the others. Thanks for your insight.