Monday, August 30, 2004

"Facts are the enemy of Truth."

I was reading a commentary online where I came across the above saying - "Facts are the enemy of Truth".
Fact is defined as "a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred".
Fact is always limited; it's a piece of information about something. Fact is a small division of Truth as interpreted by the experiencer. Facts makes us form opinions. Our opinions are a major piece of our ego. Ego is what keeps us away from the Truth. To live in this world we need to act, to act we need to make decisions, to decide we need facts. We have to use facts to make decisions of what we think is right. But we have to keep in mind that truth is the combination of our side and the other side. Truth is the big picture, the whole picture, it includes all sides, our side and the other side. We have the right to make decisions with our facts but we should not judge the other side since we don't know the whole picture. Judgments bring negative emotions such as anger and fear. We have to stand against injustice but with love not with hatred. There's a reason for everything, with our very limited intellect, we are seeing a small piece of it -- like an ant who is walking on Mona Lisa painting and cannot understand or appreciate it. The other side is playing its part in the world, we have to focus on what we are doing and are we generating love or hatred in the world?

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