Truth. It’s a big word, and one I didn’t use for a long time.
Now, I seem to be a little more comfortable with it, perhaps due to having explored truth and reality through inquiry.
One way to look at truth is that it’s reality reflected in images or thoughts. In this way, there is no absolute or final truth. It’s always provisional. And it can also be quite helpful in an ordinary sense, in helping us orient and function in the world.
There are also several layers or types of truth.
(a) There is truth in an ordinary everyday sense.
(b) There is what’s more true for me than the images and thoughts I hold as true about something, and I can find this through inquiry.
(c) There is the “truth” of who I am as a human being, how the different subpersonalities and voices function etc.
(d) And there is the truth or reality of what I really am, which a thought may call awakeness, or awakeness and it’s many appearance (aka my world), or that which allows and appears as awakeness and it’s appearances.
– truth in ordinary everyday sense
– what’s more true for me than the images/thoughts I hold as true about something
– who I am as a human being, how the different voices/subpersonalities function etc.
– what I really am as awakeness, that which allows/appears as awakeness and it’s many appearances (my world)