Sunday, 20 February 2011
Truth and reality are two different things. Truth is nothing more or less than an expression of reality as you perceive it, while reality being something totally independent of, and indifferent to how you express, or even, perceive it. People differ only in their reference to reality; and this difference is not without its own implications. Certain interpretations have more value in certain situations, and vice versa. Any number of opposite propositions may be true simultaneously, but their truth value will ultimately decide their worth. From which angle to look at reality at a certain time, is a wisdom philosophy is not designed to endow. It can only help you refine your perception. In order to choose and change your mode of perception, you perhaps need Will.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
We generally believe in evolution. We generally believe in improvability of our beliefs. Man evolved. Man evolved in the world, in the universe. The world, the universe we know, is void of principle if we look at them through the eye of an animal. A mouse is just a mouse to a cat. An entity. Another mouse is another mouse to it; another entity. Particularity! Every mouse is a particular one. No generalisation! No idea! No name! The cat is just following the dictates of instinct!
Particularity! It is a particular world we are supposed to have evolved in; no generalisation, no principle, no idea, no concept, no name present in the sense a mouse, or a cat, or the world is present. No materialisation of ideas! No embodiment of concepts!
How did Man come to generalise? How did he generalise the generalisation? How did he find the principle of the principle? How the hell did he transcend the tangible to catch at the intangible? Did somebody from the forth dimension teach him?
Does the below excerpt from Qur'an answer the question satisfactorily?
Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not."
And He taught Adam the names of all things; then He placed them before the angels, and said: "Tell me the names of these if ye are right."
They said: "Glory to Thee, of knowledge we have none, save what Thou Hast taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom."
He said: "O Adam! Tell them their names." When he had told them their names, God said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven and earth, and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?"
THE HEIFER (#2)