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“There are three levels of truth: experience, reasoning, and knowing.

All other assertions should be rejected.”


The first type of truth is from our direct experience.

The second type, is truth gained from reasoning and analysis.

The third type of truth is different from the first two. This is the way of spiritual knowing. This knowledge is beyond words, description and rationalization There is no need for other investigations.

In fact, one must be careful not to let the fruits of one’s meditations pass into the realm of rationalization.

To avoid doubt and conflicting opinions, followers of Tao keep their revelations and spiritual knowing to themselves.

~ Deng Ming-Dao from 365 Tao

The more we try to analyze a truth, the more doubt and confusion arises in the mind.

The answer lies beyond our experience and our thinking mind.

This sense of knowing requires faith in the ultimate truth and in our ability to let go.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

28 comments on “Three Levels of Truth

  1. this is so true

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  2. This resonates so powerfully with me.

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  3. Really received some answers here, Val, thank you. When I read the first quote I wasn’t exactly sure I understood it. Then the explanation shined through for me.

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    • Thank you Jet for your inspiring comment. There’s always an opportunity to pause and go deeper into our experience of life. So glad you found some light in this 💛

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  4. I hope that we as a species gain a better understanding of truth, kindness, and generosity of spirit this year. Lovely post, Val. ❤

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  5. Sometimes we just know. _/!\_

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  6. brookejcutler

    Wonderful! Love this. The truth of our spiritual knowing is a priceless gift. xx

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  7. I like the last kind of truth the most. 🙏

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  8. Beautiful wisdom, Val. Inspired to share with a friend. Thank you for your light and sometimes sharing your truth with us.

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  9. Never a truer word spoken Val.. from one knowing mind to another 🙂 😘

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  10. thank you for speaking
    the truth, always, Val 🙂

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  11. Thank you. That inner truth can fall through my fingers when I forget to tend to it. Have a beautiful day.

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  12. Beautiful write-up!!

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