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Here Be Wisdom - David Bruce Hughes

Here Be Wisdom - David Bruce Hughes

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I mostly find truth in this book. I know however that that which transcends words is right here right now and is available to all of us through surrender.
I mostly find truth in this book. I know however that that which transcends words is right here right now and is available to all of us through surrender.

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Here Be Wisdom
108 Aphorisms on the Mature Stage of Spiritual Life
by David Bruce Hughes(Gaurahari D
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Preface: The Absolute Truth
The Absolute Truth is the essence of what is.Who can know the Absolute Truth?Only one who perfectly understands the true nature of the soul,and God, and has developed Divine Love.For the Absolute Truth is not a thing, nor is it information, but astate of being and an experience of the pure soul beyond the mindand bodily senses.Words and ideas cannot contain the Absolute Truth because theyare symbols. Symbols are mere abstractions—shadows of the truth—and the Absolute Truth is ultimate reality.The world of phenomena is not the Absolute Truth, because it islimited, temporary, conditional and changeable. The AbsoluteTruth is neither temporary nor changeable, but is unlimited,unconditional, eternal and unchanging.If neither the finite and unbounded phenomenal universe nor the bounded but infinite world of ideas and symbols can contain theAbsolute Truth, where is there space enough to hold it? Within thecore of everyone’s heart lives the soul, and in the core of the soullives the radiant Absolute Truth, eternal, unlimited and just.This Truth is the source of all life and consciousness. If you are aliveand aware, the eternal, unlimited dimension of Absolute Truth iswithin you.The challenge of spiritual life is to find this Truth within. One whoknows this has come to the perfection of all knowledge, for thisTruth is the source of all Divine Wisdom.
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How to know the Absolute Truth
Because ordinary words or symbols cannot actually contain ordescribe the Absolute Truth, it is easier to describe what the Truth isnot.The Absolute Truth is not ordinary truth. It is fundamentallydifferent from ordinary truth. Ordinary truth is true only for alimited time, person or set of circumstances. But the Absolute Truthis unconditionally true for all time, all beings and all circumstances.The Absolute Truth has been true for all eternity since before thecreation of this material universe, and it will remain true eternallyafter this material universe has passed away. This Absolute Truth isa unique class of truth.The Absolute Truth is not in the self-serving speculations of professional philosophers and theologians. It is not in thescreaming news headlines or the lurid fabrications of the tabloids.It is not in the conceited inventions of the academic scholars andscientists, nor in the pompous pronouncements of the priests andpoliticians.The Absolute Truth is not accessible to the proud, the learnedsophists, the lusty, or those attached to money, power andpossessions.It hides from those seeking reputation, fame and prestige. Truth ismodest and shy. It flees from passion, pretentiousness, ambitionand desire.For the Absolute Truth cannot be known by the senses, or mindpolluted by material desire. Even purified intelligence without anytinge of desire can only begin to approach Truth. But only the puresoul in Divine Love of God can experience the Absolute Truth.
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