The Truth is : Truth never exists. Sounds obfuscating but irony of living in a real world makes it true. So how does one go defining Truth? A truth for you doesn't necessitate that it is a truth for a person who wants to view it as false. Truth is subjective as well as relative! It has a start and hence has the ability to have an end as well. The dichotomy of Truth can bring out the pervasive anomalies of how things can appear different for the same context. Take for an instance, I intent to tell people that am honest person, but how do you make it a truthful description of yours? Well, your actions plays a major role here. The way you respond, the way you want to communicate can eventually lead to what people can perceive it as a global truth, at least for the life span each truth has. Yet another dissection of properties of the truth. Since it is subject and is relative, as I would rather view it as. It has to have Time period as well. The idea of bringing about the truth in one's life is way beyond generalizing the concept of Truth.
Self-realization by restraining ones own emotions can be achieved in many ways. One has to come to terms with the three faculties of man: emotion, speech - words, and deeds. The combination of all three, or the implementation any of these will help us in obtaining our goal. The three faculties working in harmony can only result in the desired effect; once this is attained, accepting the others or their viewpoints become easy, lack of which could explain the escalating troubles all over the world. To achieve a goal in life is what most people aspire. Therefore, it is paramount that one has something to look forward to in life, without which life has no real meaning. It is very easy to drift through life, quite laid back in situations saying, 'I am comfortable'; one should stop and reassess the situation, asking, 'shouldn't I have more commitment?' It's not enough just to say 'I am minding my own business without troubling anyone and therefore no hindrance to society'. One could argue that it is a selfish act if it does not involve lending a helping hand where needed.
A favorite saying of an altruist is "This is for the good of society." Of course, he never defines who this society character is. He assumes everyone knows what he is talking about-or maybe he hopes nobody can figure it out. Altruists believe in selflessness and self-denial. They exhort individuals to sacrifice their best interests for the great god "society." At different times in history they have used other names for their god-such as the "state", the "collective" etc. Whatever they choose to call their brand of slavery, it always means the sacrifice of the individual for the good of "others." Since the beliefs of altruists, do-gooders and world-improvers violate Natural and Economic Law-the only result they achieve is the poverty, misery and degradation of the masses. First they destroy the productive members of "society" through taxes, inflation, government regulations and other confiscatory measures. Then they allow this insanity to cannibalize the benefactors of the producers-the consumers.
Many people have pondered the question: What is the meaning of life-why are we here? After much reflection, most conclude that this question is unanswerable. Tragically, some decide that life has little or no meaning. A fortunate few arrive at a place where they say "Yes! I understand. My life does have meaning." They realize that the answer isn't something outside of who they are. The answer is in the nature of their existence. Rational Selfishness versus Altruism An individual must live for the sake of his own existence. Altruists deny this fundamental truth. They claim it is selfish and mean to be concerned with one's self-interest. They advocate sacrificing for others. Unfortunately, many unconditionally accept this faulty proposition. They are oblivious to the fact that this belief is illogical. Is it really better to give than receive? Most would say yes. What they don't understand is that somebody has to be on the receiving end. Using the "logic" of an altruist the person receiving would have to turn around and give what he received to another.
CONTENTMENT : how much are we to that? How many people have wanted to kill themselves, and have been contented with tearing up their photograph! Jules Renard (1864 - 1910). Do we suffer from premature arrest of an unassuming question but an 'to be assumed' fact if we are really content with the Life we live now? How much of our Assumption can yield us and how much calculations does an action of ours demand to synchronize the entities, namely the Effort and Output. These are the two most basic parameter which has always been enigmatic and elusive factors. Are we content? Is Contentment an overvalued virtue? Is it merely the precursor of stagnation of ambition and ultimately, its cessation? These few queries draws us legitimately to put forth, what changes we have brought since we first started thinking about Life? The first one could translate into if we are really content with the career initiative we pursue at the moment? Implications could be many but with the basis that we have stood forth for it and even if we haven't achieved it yet .
Time, a relevant scale that tries to draw out uniformity among the varied different(in-different as well)inhabitants of this supposed to be lonely earth, encompasses a lot many enigmas that still draws curiosity of intellects around. Well, coming back to the topic " Ephemeral of all", it's just a self claimed postulate of a question which am so fond of asking... " Which event or process is the ephemeral of all", in other word which event, action, reaction or process has the least period or existence? I had come upon a long list of people, all with their own ideas of ephemerality. One came up with an option of 'life span of fly' ... Which fly?? Any fly.... dragon fly, mosquito(fly), fly that flies, well so many of them. OK. I had to take take a note on all of those, even when we are so much aware of technologies that talks about executing processes in micro secs... well nano or much smaller brethren of these ranges. How could he think of the flies? Why did he feel that killing a mosquito was just few seconds work, of course, it happening naturally?
The nearest tour was to Nepal. This is how he started his journey to the land of Gautama Buddha, the divine sage. Through the in-flight magazines, he gathered a little information about the mountainous country, Nepal. John got lost in the relics of the past. In the evenings, he would sit with some Buddhist monks at a monastery and learn about the life of Lord Buddha. Everything around fascinated him It was altogether a divine experience to him. Whatever he learned from the monks made him susceptible as to the Catholic past of his life. Nothing but search for truth seemed to be there in Buddha's life-no mention of punishment, hell, fires, etc. His Americanism seemed to be endeavoring to be resilient, as if ashamed to demonstrate the real John. He spent well over a month in Lumbini, trying to get every bit of insight into Gautama Buddha's life. He never worried about his wife and his son, for he knew that his father would tell her that John had gone on a business trip to Nepal.
What you don't know about your life philosophy, or worldview, could be sabotaging your vitality in life and could actually be causing you significant problems. In today's world, where the saying goes "What is true for you isn't necessarily true for me", it is hard to know that the life philosophy that you follow won't lead to significant problems. How do you know that the ideals that you hold will not cause you more problems than you already have? Let me submit to you five principles that could help you evaluate what you believe about life to determine if it will hold up when you need it the most. First, is it a philosophy that you can build on as a life framework? A lot of people these days tend to compartmentalize their ethics between how they behave at work and how they behave at home. However, when you do this it causes you to violate what you say you believe. For example, you believe it is important to never lie to your friends or family, but at work you see it as okay to lie to prospective customers or business associates to compete in an unforgiving marketplace.
Like always My eyes see, my ears listen, my nose smells, my fingers touch and I cannot help cognizing and ask questions of my everyday experiences and experiences of others that reach me through one of my senses, some of them or all. So like then now it is my eye that caught some written material and threw my selfish self in to examining them in an effort to may be understand more than anything my selfish self. As I read through the material I thought if I could only understand my selfish self and be able to see it from outside of it and from a neutral vantage point what else would there be that I won't master at all. Nonetheless wherever I went and whatever I did and am able to do got me always wrapped up in my selfish self and it more and more proved to me that it is all there is in whatever ways and how it was said and done. ""The most obvious thing about you is yourself." "You look down at your body and know it is yours"." Todd Heatherton. I thought of the statement and wanted to be certain of my knowledge of myself and wished if the self within me was only the physical self and wanted so bad to fully comprehend it and master it if I may and be certain of my knowledge, but hard reality hit me so hard that it was not meant to be.
We all have opinions and views, so I am not looking for a fight with my readers on this controversial subject, I have just not said much on it ever in my writings in the past, of over 5000-poems, articles, books, short stories, and so forth, and why I ask myself, have l left out Capital Punishment? The best reasoning I came up with was: I never got around to it, I always had my beliefs, opinions, thoughts on the subject: so right or wrong, here area a few. Most of my view comes from my Graduate Studies at Liberty University, in Old Testament Studies (and perhaps, being in the Army for 11-years also framed my thoughts on the subject): "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made he man." (KJV Genesis 9:6) Yes, I got to get a little biblical about it as I said I would, because God plays a heavy part in my life, beliefs, and direction. So you got my answer to Capital Punishment quick. But let me explain, there is more to it.