Re: Why the inability to fathom absolute truths?
Posted By: livelyup In Response To: Re: Why the inability to fathom absolute truths? (Ayinde)
Date: Thursday, 20 April 2006, at 10:14 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Why the inability to fathom absolute truths? (Ayinde)
you have raised any number of points that would in themselves require extensive amounts of teasing out, but i will confine myself to what i believe to be your central question,
That of my understanding of the nature of jah.
I will preface this by saying that, for me, this is very much a conditional 'definition'. I do not know if it is possible to define something that is by its nature without limits.
Jah is the awareness that encompasses all that is, perfect all embracing overstanding that is manifest in those characteristics that are named omnisciece, omnipotence, and omnipresence.
most simply put, to myself, jah is all.
I think that personifying this state is unhelpful to my understanding and that words themsleves are a very inadequate vehicle for expression of this idea. Language is a product of a particular state of awareness, and as such is not necessarily the greatest tool for discussing the perception of reality through a different state of awareness.
So to have the mind of jah would be to achieve a state of consciousness that was capable of percieving all, the kind of understanding of the absolute level of truth that has been part of the core of this discussion.
Do I believe this to be possible, yes. I think the process of developing and transforming your consciousness into something far more than it is ordinarily exists in many forms around the world. Is it easy? No. As you discussed in one of your earlier posts, despite the possibility of conveying the essence of understanding via language people need to be in a correct state in order to recieve the message. And the more profound and all embracing that message, it would seem the fewer people that are able to recieve it.
So I tend to think that this is a matter of lifelong application, constantly refining your state of awareness.
And I dont think that just because a goal is seemingly one that is never 'reached', as such, that the journey is a wasted one. Far from it....
I have deliberately tried to keep this at least reasonably concise, which might mean that it will need a bit of further explanation.
Love and life
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