Three Levels of Truth

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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.

Namaste

28 Comments on “Three Levels of Truth

  1. 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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