In our society, false knowledge is rampant, primarily because of all the conflicts of interest out there. When big businesses and industry invest money to market their goods (especially food, medicine, health, etc.), their material is always going to project what they are selling in a way favorable to their profits, even at the expense of truth and transparency. To further muddy the water, these industries also often pump lots of money into educational literature to ensure their industry is not being even slightly smeared, but rather always portrayed positively. For instance, pharmacological drugs and vaccines are ALWAYS toxic (which to the human body means “poisonous” so toxins are NEVER good for the body), yet many (if not most) people blindly take prescription drugs if their doctor suggests it, and most people gladly allow their bodies to be injected with this or that vaccine, even though these concoctions are loaded with other so-called weakened pathogens and heavy metals (ie pollution to human blood, which is the real cause of dis-ease), just because their education and all the literature out there provides some rational (that people accept as plausible) for why it's necessary and needed.
There is something ridiculously and inherently wrong when people take as truth the word of a business that needs the peoples' money to survive and thrive.
Suppose the Truth IS stranger than fiction. That being the case, which pill would you prefer: The TRUTH pill or the ILLUSION pill? Consider also, that we’ve been living under an illusion our entire lives. We are thoroughly familiar with this illusion, and many of us have gotten quite comfortable with it. We KNOW the illusion, but we DON’T KNOW the Truth. We know what “seems” to be real without knowing what’s really real, and somehow accept it despite feeling uneasy. Erykah Badu puts it best in the lyrics of her song TWINKLE. Here’s a portion, but you should listen to the whole song and read the lyrics, especially the Mdw Ntr piece.
They don’t know their language
They don’t know their God
They take what they’re given
Even when it feels odd…
Here are the rest of the lyrics. Great song!!! Just Brilliant, Erykah Badu!
The Truth is totally UNFAMILIAR and foreign to us. So then, I guess the question is “Would you rather stick to what you are familiar with even though it is FALSE and your life would inherently end up incomplete, or would you be willing to give up what is fake and false for what is TRUE even though what’s TRUE is currently UNKNOWN and UNFAMILIAR to you?” Hmmm… Think about this carefully. This is a serious/Sirius question.
Imagine that EVERYTHING you’ve been taught, told, and led to believe is a LIE… EVERYTHING! Would you want to know? BE HONEST. I ask because this IS another serious Sirius question that should not be taken lightly if you consider yourself to be an individual who is seriously Siriusly committed to knowing The Truth.
The lower ego is incredibly sly and protective of the ideas it clings to, and opposes cognitive dissonance at all cost in favor of its sensual pleasures and cravings. Your lower ego is committed to gratifying and satisfying its base desires, even at the expense of your soul and spirit, and has no interest in anything that threatens its appetite, especially The Truth. The lower ego just wants to "feel good."
The thirst and appetite of your own lower ego alone is challenge enough to overcome and conquer, then when you consider that your lower ego is on the great chessboard of illusory life interacting with the lower egos of others, the challenge gets compounded exponentially. It is because of the lower egos of others that disease is exploited for financial gain, that warfare is a strategy of Big Business and Big Government despite the suffering it inflicts on unsuspecting human lives, etc. The list goes on, but the point here is that the lower egos of mankind wreak havoc upon the earth and over all of humanity.
The only way out is to transcend your lower ego and ascend into and be guided by your spiritual ego. This of course would require that you take the Truth pill, as tough as it is to swallow, and be willing to endure the discomfort that comes with the process of transitioning away from what is false and familiar to what is True yet unfamiliar (which lasts as long as it takes for the new unfamiliar to become familiar).
The Truth pill may bring on sudden feelings of fear and disillusionment (which is NOT a bad thing), even night sweats, but once you come out on the other side where the light of the sun shines bright, the vibrancy of Life will be more vivid and clear than you’ve ever witnessed before.
So what will it be… ILLUSION or TRUTH?
These days people love to discuss theories and hypothesize about all these imagined possibilities. These imaginings are not real though, and have people floating in their own heads, unconnected to reality. Direct perception deals only in actuality and is often uncomfortable for those who have been drifting in never never land for too long (which is all their years up until now for many people). Even our formal schooling and education weakens us in this domain, by telling its pupils “what” to think and not “how” to think. We are taught to memorize instructional material (memorization being the LOWEST cognitive process according to even Benjamin Bloom’s taxonomy), while we are subtly and tacitly encouraged to “ignore” our senses (because if our senses tell us one thing but the book another, we are supposed to assume the school text book is right and our senses are wrong). To “ignore” our senses can cause nothing but “ignorance” and we should not comply. Our senses are a fundamental part of our intelligence.
Patañjali even orders these criteria for “correct perception” with pratyakṣa (which is DIRECT SENSORY INPUT) as FIRST, because of these three, it is the most important, followed by inference (anumāna), and THEN third party testimony like spiritual texts, books, and teachers/gurus/leaders that “should” be trustworthy (āgamāḥ).
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