If Truth Is Different From Each Person’s Perspective Is There Anyone Real Truth?
We all have our own perception of the truth, just as we all have our own definition of what truth is. It is all a matter of one’s point of view. For example, a thief believes it is fine to steal, so from the thief’s perspective that’s the truth. Whilst others may think stealing is bad, thus that is the truth from their point of view.
Therefore, many of us struggle to understand what is the real truth and hence there is a perpetual dilemma to distinguish between the right and wrong.
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, founder of Akram Vignan -the spiritual science, clarifies,
“The absolute truth is the Soul, whereas the relative truth and untruth are only part of worldly interactions.”
He further elaborates,
“The word truth belongs to 360 degrees. The degree, at which one is at, is the degree that one believes to be true. Therefore, all the truth, starting from 0 degrees to 360 degrees, varies, and it comprises conflicting opinions. So, relative truth encompasses various viewpoints; that is not actually the truth. The real truth is of only one viewpoint. That which is the Real truth does not change. The truth that is the final and the eternal truth is in the centre. Absolute means the complete truth, whereas relative means truth up to a certain extent.”
Let us explore…
The Absolute truth is the Soul. This is the one real truth!
Absolute truth is above the capacity of the mind, intellect and ego.
This truth can be fully understood only when one acquires Self-Realisation. When one acquires the real Self (Self-Realisation), it encompasses all the truths.
This truth is beyond duality. Duality means what may seem to be correct to you, others may find it is wrong.
Such truth is accepted by everyone and in all circumstances.
This truth unites rather than divides.
The real truth never hurts anyone, neither us nor anyone else.
This truth is not for any selfish gain.
Relative truth is subjective from one’s point of view
This truth keeps on changing depending on one’s point of view and unfolding of circumstances.
Relative truth is multifaceted, thus it is temporary. All aspects of the relative truth, beginning from 0 to 360 degrees, are all varying, and it comprises conflicting opinions.
Relative truth is understood by the intellect. Intellect is forever showing you good and bad. The intellect creates a division between people and the situation. Whilst each one follows his own intellect, there will be conflicting truths.
The existence of truth is because of untruth and vice versa. The truth can only be called the truth because of the presence of the untruth; it is with respect to the untruth; otherwise truth would not exist.
When you hold on to your point of view of truth, it hurts others. Then, how can it be called truth? Whenever one is insistent or obsessed about their own point of view, that this alone is right, such truth is equivalent to untruth.
To be adamant about something also is on the same lines, and therefore is considered to be untruth.
The one real truth i.e. the Absolute truth can be known only after Self-realisation. On knowing the real Self, one experiences tremendous bliss from within, regardless of what is going on on the outside. In the state of the pure Soul, we begin to view the world from the perspective of 360 vision (complete vision), meaning accepting all the viewpoints to be true from each one’s individual perspective.
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