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Had not Truth been constant, think of the waste of effort and time that we spend to give good account of ourselves at all times. Our moral imperatives are like a grapnel thrown to hold on to something immovable. Truth is the bedrock for cosmos whether it goes on expanding or static; similarly Truth is not proved wrong whatever theoretical universes man may put forward. (Newtonian model was replaced by Einstein’s theory.) Truth of man is not at fault but his nature that he is changeable, being stuck to his time and space.
Truth is like a star, a rest-frame against which, march of events may be seen if not fully understood.
In an earlier post I had explained love in relationship to Truth in the case of Christianity. Cardinal virtue of Islam is obedience to the will of Allah. Obedience to Truth is by no means a lesser virtue than love. The devil is in practice of religion. Love as embodied by Jesus within a century branched out, one group following St. Paul and the other St. Peter. If obedience to Truth is the foundation of Islam how is that Shi’ite and Sunni sects hold irreconcilable division? Did Buddhism fare any better? Truth is no more compromised than followers of sects who forget in their misguided zeal of course, all the needful lessons which religion upholds.  The expression ‘Throwing the baby with bathwater’ in the case of religion can be rephrased thus: ‘To prove their sect as the right one, they cut the nose of truth to spite their prophets’.
Truth of nature is implied here.  Truth absolute suffers no harm in whichever way truth of nature may express it.
benny

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1.
Humorist Alphonse Allais once went to collect his pay cheque from the newspaper he wrote for. “I would like  my wage” he said to the cashier.
“Tut, tut,  Mr. Allais,” remarked the cashier, surely you know that the correct word is wages.”
“Well,” replied Mr. Allais, “for such a small amount I did not think it necessary to use the plural.”

2.
During the question period following a lecture, the poet Ogden Nash was asked, “How do you know when you have written something that is successful?.” Quick came the reply: “When I get a cheque from the editor.”

3.
“How can I ever show my  appreciation?” gushed a woman to Clarence Darrow after he had solved her legal troubles.
“My dear,” replied Darrow, “ever since the Phoenicians invented money there has been only one answer to that question.”

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Phytoplankton is a marine plant with thorns and serrated edges to increase water pressure so it does not sink. Naturally it can only survive by floating. Cells of these plants are provided with chloroplast that converts sunlight to create glucose and amino acids: organic matter that is the basis of life. Material nature gives these plants, no larger than half a millimeter a blueprint for their survival.
Phytoplankton forms the basis of the food chain: so prodigiously it proliferates. Phytoplankton feeds by photosynthesis. Thereby what it creates is organic matter that sustains conditions for life on the earth.
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Phosphorus is a vital component for the survival of phytoplankton. Phosphorus from the bottom of the sea is brought to surface by upwelling caused by earth’s rotation. There are phosphorus and oxygen cycles (see note.) that play off one another and keep oxygen concentration in earth’s atmosphere stable.
Too much of oxygen in the seawater would have proved bad for phytoplankton since it impedes photosynthesis. So phosphorous content in the water would help it to survive. It helps by reducing oxygen level in the seawater. Phosphorous is also essential in energy production and building up of DNA and RNA in genes. How a certain characteristic like earth’s rotation helps a marine plant to survive is not simple; nor is it straightforward. By the same token history is made like the working of two cycles in tandem from selfsame circumstances to achieve some sort of balance.
How Rome sinks to the bottom from being a superpower will mark the rise of Visigoths, vandals and such like. These hordes of marauders from far corners of the globe found Rome ready to totter and they did .  Causes are spliced from circumstances and Oneness of Things lets beggars or vandals their chance to change history as Rome had theirs.
Empires rise and fall but Truth remains constant and impartial absolutely.
Note: Oxygen cycle: oxygen cycle is the biogeochemical cycle that describes the movement of oxygen within and between its three main reservoirs: the atmosphere, biosphere and the lithosphere. The process of photosynthesis dominates it.
Phosphorus cycle: as above but deals with the movement of phosphorus through the lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Weathering of rocks play a major role.

benny

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A Job left Undone-2

There is more to dentistry
Than I learned in history;
Take out the kings and dates
From dusty tomes
Where does that leave you?
That you have come far
Without kings, caps and bells?-
Tosh! What tomfoolery!
Dentistry and I happily went
Till the man in white,
In a cloud of halitosis
Took a peek at my teeth;
Said he thus: “It curls my toes
To see you without crown!”
benny

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Truth is absorbed into the very fabric of Nature, that does not lose its significance even when it is shown up as matter. It is in the heart of atom, that you may call micro cosmos; micro cosmos corresponds with our cosmos or macro cosmos. (ref: Correspondence principle) Truth is not compromised even when matter is compounded into identifiable objects. Every element is in context of Truth by which Cosmos holds together. We may see a part  of it and it is our visible  universe.
2.
God is Truth that is the basis for all religions. In the case of Christianity core value is the belief that Jesus descended from God, and took the form of man; died  and ascended to the right hand of God.
God is also love. God as Truth remains constant whereas Love connects. When I speak of my beloved it means simply that I have someone to whom I am connected. Truth cannot change form but it can render love on the basis of Truth. If Jesus is in context of Truth so we are all,- as explained in the first section. Love incarnate (‘A body hast thou prepared for me’, so prophesied the Psalmist.) is Truth given a human face.
benny

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Once Disraeli feeling indisposed got up from his seat in the Treasury office saying to his secretary, ”Don’t bother me with the routine work. Please attend to all of it yourself.” He walked towards the door and opened it. “But of course if there is any really important decision to be made..” he paused and seconds before closing it behind he added,”…make it.”
17.
A M.P who had been offered a knighthood did not feel easy and he consulted Dizzy who advised him to accept it but tell everyone that he had refused it.
“Why?”
“Because you get all the credit of having rejected it until you recieve it.”
“And then?”
“You will get all the glory of receiving it after having rejected it.”
18.
While engaged in talk with some cronies he at one point said that he could not remember the pub which came up in discussion. The ‘King’s Arms’ at Berkhamstead it was.
One recalled a barmaid who was a very handsome and a jolly girl. ”You must have been in the ‘King’s Arms’ one insisted.
“Perhaps if I had been in her arms I might have remembered it.”Dizzy answered.
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A bricklayer I could have become
But the foreman was sure
The bottle was my curse:
Being plastered on the job
Did make my plumbline
Act peculiarly.
So I had my mortar- board
take some degrees;
But it didn’t get past the trowel.
benny

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