In a recent post of mine, I touched on how knowledge, as we understand it today, is really just a collection of memory. I explained that memory is just a pile of information that is only valuable based on the context it is useful. I also warned that knowledge is not to be confused with truth or intelligence.
I realized that the post was very weak because it did not touch on intelligence, or really clear up what truth is either – which is the goal of a seeker.
So to be honest to both myself and my audience, I am making a sort of second part to “what is the purpose of collecting knowledge? And why learn (or why seek)?”
The subjects I will be covering in brief are:
I will begin with explaining a bit of my own world-view. It is my understanding that, technically speaking, in the bigger picture, there are no mistakes, there is only efficient and less efficient. In terms of how the universe looks at things as they bump around in space, it all only a question of how efficiently they bump – what’s done is done – there are no flaws in the creation. Now, this doesn’t mean morality has no value, we should determine what is right and wrong always based on the circumstances. As for myself, I do have morals and values that I live by, but I look at these morals fundamentally as tools. As I have spoken about previously in a different post, all of your thoughts, opinions, and beliefs are all things that you have gathered – and just as you have picked them up, you can set them back down. However I am not insinuating that morals are simply things that we have picked up — because, naturally most human beings do not have to be told not to kill or eat one another. And this is largely due to some simple sense caused by what I call as, “consciousness”. But before I get too deep into explaining how consciousness doesn’t need morals, we should take a look at “what is truth?”.
I’m not going to bullshit you here, true knowledge is not the same as truth. “True knowledge” is only true based on the surrounding context whereas truth by itself does not depend on anything to be true, it simply is. What makes this definition of truth so brain breaking is just how deep it really is, it’s practically right in our face yet at the same time, is outside of our mind. It is like the space in between the lines, the space that only becomes visible after all other factors have been mapped out. And when you see it, it’s the biggest “duh” in all of existence 😂.
The exact specific difference between the Truth – with a capital “T” – and knowledge, is that the truth can only be witnessed or seen, whereas knowledge is something tangible, like a fact, it can be picked up and utilized. Another exact specific difference in Truth – with a capital “T” – is that it cannot be bound, it is unbounded — whereas knowledge is the opposite, knowledge is 100% bound, that is why call it knowledge, it is something tangible we can share, pick up, shout and fight about! With knowledge, we can be right and wrong, and with Truth, that doesn’t apply.
The truth can only be witnessed because it is literally peering at existence itself, into nature itself; it is seeing things the way that they actually are, without prejudice, without thoughts, without opinions, without beliefs, and definitely without “knowledge”.
“Why?” you ask,
“If it is really something you can see, why can’t you report on it, why can’t you describe it and make a note of it? Why can’t you tell us about it?”
There are no words for it because it’s literal expression is “no words”, it’s literal expression, is “no thoughts”, it’s literal expression is, “non-descriptive”, it’s literal expression is, “nothing which you can ever think of because all of your thoughts are bounded and existence is unbound”. It’s literal description is unboundedness.
So when someone asks me, “okay, if you saw the truth, tell me about it” THE MOST NATURAL RESPONSE IS SILENCE!!!!!! And the funny thing is, that is actually the best description of it! So I apologize if silence is not good enough for you, that is the literal and closest expression I can give you.
So don’t ask someone who has seen the Truth, “what is the Truth?” they are just gonna look at you funny and shrug their damn shoulders. What can they say? What can they actually say if they are being honest? Nothing.
So for all you seekers out there, the short answer is “nothing”. Nothingness is closest to the Truth.
Wow that took a lot longer than I thought it was going to take. Good luck digesting that one.
I didn’t even get to cover intellectual realization. Which deserves its own post anyways. That’s fine. We’ll talk about it later.
Thanks for listening and thank you,