Feb 13, 2010

Some thoughts about absolute Truth and Right

I just thought to write about the reality of Truth, after a discussion, where people have different opinion. And that different opinion itself spells the meaning of right is ambiguous, like anything else. The interesting thing is, almost everyone has a feeling of being in righteousness in ourselves.

Crowly, the most dangerous gunman in New York, he killed people at the drop of a feather( as Dale Carnegie said ), when caught by police after hours of fight, said 'Under my coat is a weary heart, but a kind one - one that would do nobody any harm', Bin Laden believes and lives in his righteousness, and of course his followers too. Everyone of us can justify our deeds. We all live in the belief of our righteousness. Personally, I've a belief that Dalai Lama is morally justified, because his peace in whatever he does, and Beijing never sees it. They are right in their own territory.

What is right to you, may make no sense to me. Obviously, how often we've heard of a consensus! Whatever we figure out is an outcome of our thought, thoughts are processes of our mind, which needs an input to function. In another context, we cannot contemplate on anything that is null or nothing. And when we judge anything, the input to our thought is the action/object/entity that we want to figure out. Usually, what we perceive is dependent on our previous experiences. In that way that leads to our thoughts. So our justifications are all about our past experiences, broadly speaking.

'Stating the obvious' can be truth, to an individual, and what is obvious is individual specific, so truth is too. But truth should not be individual specific. But we heard many times about global truth or a Universal truth. Here the territory is expanded to nation, map and even beyond to a level of universe, to state it's true in almost every perspective and sense.

And the question is what is absolutely right or true? I think the word 'absolute' valid only in an ideal situation and modern physics declares ideal situations are imaginary. We cannot simply say anything is right or wrong, perhaps the reason we begin with 'I think', just like the previous statement I made!

But we can think of absolute right or truth, within the limitations of human being. With 'limitations', I meant our five senses we perceive the whole world around us with, and the limitations of our mind as nothing beyond nothingness and infinity, on both ends. To justify righteousness, we need to look at the action. We can look at anything in innumerable number of angles, possibly infinity, and that is impossible for a human being to go and analyze all the facts. Individuals see things in different angles and come up with different conclusions. It's always nice to go against out intuitions and instincts, just to consider the other side of it. So go see the action in all the countless number of angles and weigh and consider them. What weigh more could say something, with all the considerations to what weigh less.


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