- Religion and Philosophy
Beliefs are never absolute
Beliefs in themselves are not ever absolutely true or false because they are constantly changing. What we hold to be true or false at any given time is subject to change when new information or new life experiences occur and are accepted or denied internally. The function of our inner nature then enables one to form our own understanding of truths or lies.
We are forever either constantly expanding our parameters of perception or decreasing them. What is true for one person will not necessarily mean it is true for another. No two people have the exact same idea of what is truth or lies. Mainly, because of the infinite differences in experiences and gaining of learned knowledge. Also because of what is accepted or what is not.
To really know the higher power which some
people call God, Buddha, Tao (call it what you will it does not change the
function of it) eventually even beliefs need to be let go of to get greater
As William Blake says….(something that goes like…..) If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' narrow chinks of his cavern."
The “narrow chinks of his cavern” for me is pointing to mans limited perception. With limited perception then we cannot ever hope to know or experience much more of the greater whole, sometimes referred to as God.
We can however, rest assured, that our concepts or understanding of truth and lies will always change over time if we are willing to let go of some of the limited beliefs we might currently have.