Archive for October 31st, 2008

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.


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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.”

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.”

“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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