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"It takes two to speak the Truth:
one to speak, and another to hear."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Truth is a metaphysical force.
When you do battle with the truth,
you do battle with the universe,
and the universe's Kung Fu
is superior to your Kung Fu."
- Brandon Smith

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"Whoever walks in truth generates life."
- Sumerian proverb

"The truth is always the strongest argument." - Sophocles

Toleration of people who differ in convictions and habits requires a residual awareness of the complexity of truth and the possibility of opposing view having some light on one or the other facet of a many-sided truth. - Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr

"Intelligence is the shadow of objective truth.
How can the shadow vie with the sunshine?" - Rumi


"If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinion for or against. The struggle
of what one likes and what one dislikes is the disease of the mind."
- Hsin Hsin Ming

"O' Great Spirit help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind
when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence."
- Cherokee Prayer

"What "oppression" is more grievous than that a soul seeking the truth, and wishing to attain unto the knowledge of God, should know not where to go for it and from whom to seek it?"
- Bahá'u'lláh

"Today we are so immersed in a ubiquitous matrix of lies
that we have nearly forgotten what the truth feels like. I will describe the feeling of truth as I experience it. I feel a sense of awe, the presence of the sacred. Doubt is out of the question, though I might struggle for a while against a painful truth. Yet even then, there is a sense of homecoming,a reunion with something I have always known." - Charles Eisenstein

"Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection." - J. Krishnamurti

"Truth is invariable - it is requisite to man - it can never harm him - his very necessities, sooner or later, make him sensible of this; oblige him to acknowledge it. The voice of truth can only be heard by generous souls accustomed to reflection, whose sensibilities make them lament the numberless calamities showered on the Earth by political and religious tyranny - whose enlightened minds contemplate with horror the immensity, the ponderosity of that series of misfortunes which error has in all ages overwhelmed mankind."- Baron d'Holbach


"Truth, in its struggles for recognition, passes through four distinct stages. First, we say it is damnable, dangerous, disorderly, and will surely disrupt society. Second, we declare it is heretical, infidelic and contrary to the Bible. Third, we say it is really a matter of no importance either one way or the other. Fourth, we aver that we have always upheld it and believed it." – Elbert Hubbard

"He whose mind is unsteady, who knows not the path of Truth, whose faith and peace are ever wavering, he shall never reach fullness of wisdom. But he whose mind in calm self-control is free from the lust of desires, who has risen above good and evil, he is awake and has no fear." - Dhammapada




Truth is defined as:

honesty

reality; actuality

sincerity; integrity.

righteousness; true religion

conformity to fact or reality

fidelity to an original or standard

a statement proven to be or accepted as true

the quality of being accurate and without error.

that which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence.

that which is certain concerning any subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.

a true thing; a verified fact; a true statement; an established principle, fixed law; as in the truth of human nature.

Used in various senses in scripture. In Prov. 12:17, 19, it denotes that which is opposed to falsehood. In Isa. 59:14, 15, Jer. 7:28, it means fidelity or truthfulness. The doctrine of Jesus is called "the Truth of the gospel" (Gal. 2:5), "the truth" (2 Tim. 3:7; 4:4). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the Way, and the Truth" (John 14:6).

"Truth has confused all the learned of Islam,
Everyone who has studied the Psalms,
Every Jewish Rabbi,
Every Christian priest."
- Ibn el-Arabi


"Truth is like the sun.
You can shut it out for a time,
but it ain't going away."
- Elvis Presley

"It appears that human denial trumps the truth in situations in which the pain of accepting reality exceeds the ability of the human mind to process it. We even have a negative term in our lexicon - "whistleblowers" - to depict those who report a truth that people do not want to accept; thus, the truth-seekers, in so many instances, are the ones who become the victims." - Karl Strandberg

One of the things that divides men and continues to divide men,
both spiritually and physically, is the fight for truth.


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"It is always best to think first for ourselves on any subject, and then to others for the correction or improvement of our own sentiments. The quantity of knowledge thus gained may be less, but the quality will be superior. Truth received on authority, or acquired without labor, makes but a feeble impression." - William Ellery Channing


Immoral people would prefer that there were no absolutes.

These people are simply looking for excuses to carry on in the manner they have become accustomed to.

The idea of what is good and what is evil has been confused with what is true and what is false.

What is felt to be good for one may not be good for another.

What one may feel is evil may not feel evil to another.

This does not change truth, truth remains.

A truth: God has granted each one of us life - the greatest gift ever given.

A truth: It is wrong to take life for anything other than sustenance. You kill it, you eat it.

A truth: As long as I live the Sun will shine.

I have faith that each of these truths are absolute.

A truth: Knowledge can not be evil.

Knowledge points the way to reality.

And reality points to God.

I stand in awe of God. I feel God within me.

I see the immense power of God which stands before me in the existence of creation.

"When I think of people I admire most I find that I do so mainly because they have an unshakable allegiance to truth and to a fundamental integrity. They recognize and acknowledge that there is often an obvious "right thing to do." We can argue that everything is relative but I think that would just be mental gymnastics to avoid admitting it can be done. People who resist admitting there's a right thing to do are usually the type of people that regularly choose the obvious "wrong thing to do." People like politicians. People that don't have an allegiance to truth rely on complicating everything in order to obliterate any clear understanding of it. As one of my editors often says, the great thing about truth is it has no internal contradictions. It's self-evident. Lies are loaded with internal contradictions so people who use them must create a convoluted complexity and/or misdirection and denial to frustrate anyone that looks too closely. That's why most big lies endure for so long. It's incredibly difficult to untangle the mucked up web of lies and deceit. For my part I enjoy the simplicity of truth. Luckily there are a many moments in life when there is a "right thing to do" and it's obvious to anyone who has an allegiance to truth." - Bruce McDonald





Perspectives on Death


"Those who set their mind in harmony  become free from the bonds of death." -  Dhammapada

"Those who set their mind in harmony
become free from the bonds of death."
- Dhammapada

Chinese charater for death

"Death opens our hearts.
Death reminds us,
with a clarity that trumps all logic,
that only compassion is real."
- Charles Eisenstein

"Americans seem as reluctant as
ever to, think critically, rationally or even
just honestly about death." - Meghan Daum


"There is the truth," the poet concluded. "It does not wipe out death. It does not diminish space, nor halt time. But it makes us what we are in essence. Happiness needs unhappiness. Joy goes hand in hand with sorrow. It is thanks to the shadow that we exist. We must not dream of an absurd abstraction. We must guard the bond that links us to blood and earth. 'Just as I am!' Remember that. We are a great mixture. We are more than we believe." - Henri Barbusse

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain

"Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other." - William Faulkner

"The courage to face the truth is the first condition of philosophic study." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"From the history of wisdom comes the message that the commitment to live according to truth in all its expansiveness is humanity's most lofty and meaningful task." -Lew Paz



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truth

reality

real& genuine

reliable & accurate

rightful & legitimate

fundamental & essential

proper alignment or adjustment

sincerely felt or expressed; unfeigned

faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal

exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern


trust


to believe.

custody; care.

certainty based on past experience.

one in which confidence is placed.

to commit, as to one's care; to entrust.

to give credence to; to believe; to credit.

To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith in.

to show confidence in an individual by entrusting (him) with some thing.

firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of an individual or thing.

assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief.


oxytocin

The essence of trust, a catalyst of all friendship and cooperation is a neurochemical that can ease the natural suspicion of strangers. This neurochemical is a hormone called oxytocin which aids in mating among fish, breast feeding among mammals and also promotes trust between human beings.

"Some of our sexuality has evolved to stimulate that same oxytocin system to create female-male bonds." - Larry Young

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This website defines a new religious ideology to which its author adheres. The author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the founding of the religion aptly named The Truth of the Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."

This web site in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world condemning system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.

American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

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