What makes a truth absolute


truth is what is true There is absolute truth and relative truth. Relative truth is what is believed to be true in a relative context. Absolute truth is that which is truth in all contexts.

The Absolute Truth, in SanskritSat, is transcendent, cannot be grasped with the intellect, is difficult to paraphrase, can be experienced in deep meditation in the superconscious. On the relative level, truth is just that, namely relative. Different people have their own truths.

If you want to treat other people peacefully and lovingly, you have to accept and take into account their different truths. Righteousness in particular, that is, insisting on one's own truth, on the only valid truth, often leads to conflicts.

On the relative level, the truth is often not what should determine the cooperation, but the weighing of concerns, needs, interests, the effort to find a good way to achieve common goals or a good approach to find a good compromise for different goals. In other contexts, e.g. in some parts of science, the struggle for truth, even in a relative sense, is something very important.

Truth - a virtue. What is truth Where does the word come from? What is truth good for? What are synonyms and what are the opposite of truth? Extensive article with lecture video and tips.

Truth and religion

(Article by Swami Sivananda)

"There is no religion higher than truth. There is no virtue higher than truthfulness (satya). There is no dharma (law) higher than truth. Truth is God. God is the truth. There is only one truth. The sages give it different names: "Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti."

Vishuddha Chakra, center of language

Where there is truth, there is also non-violence (ahimsa). Where there is total non-violence, there is also truth. Truthfulness and non-violence are the two sides of one and the same reality. Truthfulness is a duty. Truthfulness is repentance. Truthfulness is yoga. Truth is the absolute. Truth is the last resort. Submit to the truth with great reverence. There is only one truth; there is only one reality.

And that truth is your self. Strive for the truth. Be true. Realize this truth and be free. Whoever speaks the truth in this world, even when his life is at stake, sets an example of how all difficulties must be overcome. Soul power, compassion, generosity, perseverance, impartiality, self-control, renunciation, meditation, non-violence, and justice are all forms of truth. The truth speaks within the human being without the din of words. It is the language of silence. She is the fine voice of God. A clear conscience gives joy without pinpricks. "

Swami Sivananda on truth. Excerpt from "The Message".

Worth the truth

Excerpts from the book "Samadhi Yoga" by Swami Sivananda Copyright by Divine Life Society

If five thousand Rajasuya yagas are weighed against truth (satyam) on a finely tuned scales, the truth undoubtedly weighs more than the five thousand Rasasuya yagas. For this reason the Srutis declare: "Satyaneva jayate nanritam - only truth triumphs, not falsehood". Even Yudhishthira had to see hell when he once told a lie - a modified, distorted truth, cleverly turned.

Students should sincerely strive to tell the truth at all times. If they are firmly anchored in the truth, all other virtues will cling to them by themselves. Brahman is the truth and by telling the truth one can know him. Even some sadhus and sannyasins lie about vain things in order to preserve their standing and position and to be rewarded with respect by society. That is a terrible mistake. Working people can still be excused to a certain extent, but sadhus and sannyasins can never be forgiven. When the mind is impure, one cannot gain self-knowledge even if one meditates 20 hours a day.

The falsehood first came through an attorney's house. Then she moved on to the goldsmith's shop. Then she marched straight on into the cloth merchant's shop. A lie hidden by a lie leads to further lies. One sin covered up with another leads to more sin. Both good and bad deeds always bear fruit. A virtuous person who always does good without expecting fruit from it quickly becomes Brahma Jnani or Jivanmukta.

The habit of lying goes hand in hand with the habit of making long fingers. Some students lie about even trivial matters. In some people the habit of lying is already ingrained. When the teacher asks the student, "Oh Ram, did you take your quinine mixture this morning?" he replies: "Yes, Swamiji, I have already taken it." Ram lies about such an insignificant thing, and when it is investigated, it turns out he is a liar. Many students present themselves as great yogis when they know nothing but a few asanas and mudras and have only read the "Vichara Sagara" and the "Panchadasi". That is also a big obstacle on the way.

A worldly person, a moralist, and a spiritual person have different conceptions of what truth is. When A B asks: "Are you married?" and B replies "I am a bachelor", although he is actually married, that is a lie to a worldly person. And if he replies, "Yes, I am a married man," then that is the truth. A moralist is interested in the effects of truth. If a person can save the lives of many innocent people by lying, that is truth for a moralist, for untruth has done the greatest good. If for many people it leads to greater harm that one speaks the truth, then according to a moralist it is untruth. For a spiritual person, Brahman is the truth and this world is not real.

Lying for fun is negative. Gossiping about others, even when it is humorous, is negative. Let go of these two negative habits. Then you will shine in society. You will be held in high regard. Do not say anything to anybody or do anything that you would not like yourself. If one practices telling the truth all the time, the antahkarana will be cleansed of its filth. It shines like a clean mirror and shows the divine form of God with great brilliance.

Be indebted to the truth without ceasing. Be ready to give up everything for her. This is how you will develop a strong will. You become fearless. You draw immense strength and great courage from the Atman, the Supreme Self, within you. You will gain self-knowledge. A person who can see his own mistakes as well as those he perceives in others will quickly develop into a great soul. Don't brood over past mistakes or failures. This only fills your mind with pain, regret, and depression. Just don't repeat them in the future. Be careful.

Just think about the factors that led to your failures and try to eliminate them in the future. Be vigilant and careful. Strengthen yourself Arm yourself with new strength and new virtues. Slowly develop your will. Then you will be successful in whatever you do. Each mistake brings its own lesson. Mistakes are our gurus, our teachers. Correct your own shortcomings. Don't look at other people's mistakes. That does not concern you. All develop. God alone knows the position where everyone is on the path of development.

Be aware. Be careful. Be bold. Be cheerful. Be pure. Be polite. Be humble. Be patient. Don't lose sight of the goal. Don't miss the ideal. Keep the vision of your goal clearly in mind. Live every moment after to achieve the ideal of your life. Correct your mistakes. Know the self through direct, intuitive experience.

Meditate on the truth, overcome negativity

- a lecture by Sukadev Bretz 2018 -

Perhaps you are currently in a negative state of mind, anger, fear, depression, insecurity, inner restlessness. Patanjali recommends that you meditate on one aspect of the truth.

Patanjali 32nd verse of the 1st chapter of the Yoga Sutra

32. तत्प्रणतषधे ाथभय ए् कतत्त्वाभ्यास्॥ ३२॥

tatpratishedhartham ekatattvabhyasah

"To remove these obstacles, one should practice some aspect of the truth."

Two verses before that, he spoke about the various obstacles on the way. From illness to indolence, doubt, feeling of senselessness, laziness, greed, inner restlessness, instability, distraction, etc.

Mental states that you may not be completely unfamiliar with. How can you overcome this. He speaks about it from verse 32 to verse 39.

Practice some aspect of the truth

One should practice some aspect of the truth. Tatpra here means the principle or the truth, Abhyasa means exercise and Eka means a. Pratishedhartha leads to the elimination, to the mastery of all obstacles. There is one aspect of practicing ekatattva, the truth abhyasa. What these are, he writes in the next verse. One possibility can be, realize, the infinite eternal reality.

If you are restless in this moment, somewhere you don't know how to go on and you have a state of inner restlessness. It helps you become aware of no matter what your current state of mind is. You are the infinite, the eternal deep within you is Atman the highest self. Purusha untouched by anything.

When you feel threatened and you don't know how to proceed. Realize to yourself that nothing can happen to you. You are the immortal self. Even if you have an illness where you don't know if it can be cured or if you will even die from it. Or someone else in your circle of friends or relatives has contracted a serious illness. The self is not affected.

Illness affects the body. You are the immortal self. When you are upset about what others have done to you. It's not that relevant. Be aware that even to those who do bad things to you, or who have done them or who will do them, is the highest self. You are one with him in the depths of your being. The whole thing is purple, a cosmic game. Detach yourself from this game again and again, be aware that you are the immortal self.

Practical example

Life is like a movie

Suppose you're in a movie and something really bad happens there. The main character is threatened, a murderer is about to arrive or the beloved is killed. You tremble and tremble. What can you do? Realize it's just a movie. The actors performed this scene a hundred times, in the end it's just one scene.

In a similar way, you can tell yourself that you are currently in the cosmic game. The cosmic director God, the Goddess is currently running a cosmic drama. You're an actor in it. Maybe such a good actor that you fully identify with your role. Get out of this role, at least once temporarily. Make yourself aware that you are the immortal self, the Atman. Nothing can harm you.

You may say that it doesn't help me at all, I'm still in the situation. Might be. When you sit helplessly on a chair in the cinema and something terrible is happening on the screen in front of you. It helps you a lot to know it's just a movie. So it can help you to know, the whole thing is just a movie, lila is a cosmic game.

You are the immortal self

You and all others are an expression of the one cosmic soul. Realize that bringing a certain aspect of the truth into mind now helps. It can be different. You could say God help me, God help me. This bhakti feeling can help you deal with difficulties. You can say the whole world is a dream, there is only one infinite Brahman. This jnana truth can help you.

Or you could tell yourself that we go through so many incarnations and each one has its purpose. We are constantly growing through all experiences and somehow it will be good for everyone involved to grow. Against the background of thousands and millions of incarnations. The suffering in a lifetime is only a small aspect and it is helpful. This karma yoga attitude can help.

Feel a higher reality

You can say that the body and mind are relative. They don't play too much of a role. This Jnana Yoga attitude can help you. Meditate on some aspect of the truth and that will help you overcome suffering.

Above it is also ekatattvabhyasah, he says you could practice anything that will get you out of there. With this in mind, Patanjali mentions in the next verses which abhyasas, which exercises you can do to get out of suffering. I'll talk about that next time.

You may want to pause for a moment and meditate on some aspect of the truth. It is said that God is behind everything. That means that you can learn from all experiences. Satchitananda - BeingKnowledge and Bliss.

This is a lecture from the Raja Yoga series. More information and comments on our Yoga Vidya website.

Author: Sukadev Bretz, founder of Yoga Vidya, disciple of his guru Swami Vishnu-devananda, who in turn disciple of Swami Sivananda, according to the Yoga Vedanta tradition, which largely refers to the great master Shankaracharya.

Video - Meditate on the Truth

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Viveka Chudamani - The knowledge of the pure truth

Knowing the pure truth makes you go beyond maya

- Commentary on Viveka Chudamani verse 110 by Sukadev Bretz -

Maya can be overcome through the knowledge of the pure nondual absolute reality. As well as the illusion that the snake's error can be destroyed by recognizing the rope. The well-known basic properties of Maya are rajas, tamas, sattva with their corresponding effects.

Overcome Maya

At one point he wants to tell us: Come out of the Maya. On the other hand, he wants to describe the Maya to us. How do you get out of the Maya? Know the pure absolute truth. The Maya is an illusion. But delusion is a force of the Supreme Being. Behind the Maya is the highest being. So you can be amazed and full of miracles and see the highest being in every thing. Then you see the highest truth. When you see a tree and grasp the tree with your whole being, concentrate fully on the tree, you will perceive something divine behind it. Brahman the supreme reality.

Absolute reality is deep in the rest

When you are with a person, concentrate completely on the person, go completely into the depths of the being of the person, there Brahman is the absolute reality. When you are in nature and let your heart expand in all directions. There you feel Brahman, the highest Reality. When you meditate and you manage to detach yourself in meditation, from the chattering mind, from the bubbling thoughts, from the emotions and the experiences of the body. In this calm that is within you, there is Brahman, the Absolute Being. As you perceive that, the Maya is gone, at least temporarily.

Manifestations of Maya

If you are in the Maya:

So you know I'm in the Maya Not that significant, not that important. You can playfully deal with the Maya and create moments of sattva. But playful, because there is no permanent happiness to be found in the Maya itself. Only as far as you are able to experience the happiness of the self or to let the happiness of the self reflect in the Maya, you feel some joy.

Overcome time and space and feel real joy

You can experience the real joy in your real self. You can experience joy when you experience the Supreme Truth behind things. Ultimately, Maya is only visheshashakti, the power of the Supreme Being. When you take time and space away from Maya, there is only Brahman left. Ultimately, Maya is Brahman in time and space. Overcome time and space. Feel the eternal. Maybe now.

A true philosophy of life

Article by Swami Sivananda

If the bright blue sky threw a glistening stream of bright light on a collection of blind people, these people would only perceive the warmth, but not the light. And likewise, if a holy man were to provide us with the life-giving wisdom through his discourse, speech, or writings, we might be aroused by the involuntary succession of the gracious rhythmic phrases, or we might pretend (driven by our vanity) that we understand all of this and nod our heads in agreement.

When some of us really penetrate the substance of the speeches or the scriptures and begin to understand the underlying truth or even begin to translate this truth into action or apply it in our daily life, we are mostly insincere. Or we are nevertheless kept insincere by the subtle needs, the secret patterns and the clouded hopes that we carry within us in the innermost bulges of our hearts.

I do not mean that we are too crude or too gloomy to pursue the path of truth or to seek the light and truth. There is nothing wrong with us in and of itself, only the ignorance and the darkness have crept into practically every corner and into every fiber of our existence. We may be fools, but at the same time we are equal to God. We may be pathetic too, but it could just be a disguise of the divine. We could be living shrines of darkness, but we still have a lantern of immortal beauty within us. We may be the inhabitants of a hell in and of this world, but we also have the faint memory of heaven within us. Even if we are deeply entangled in sense friends, we always have a feeling for the divine.

Our greatest tragedy is not what we are, but the fact that we do not know what we are and also what we really are inside ourselves. Our greatest stupidity and worst mistake is that we do not study ourselves properly. In reality we are truth and this truth is not a consequence of logic, nor is it a metaphysical idea or a moral principle. Nor is it an unfathomable riddle or a problem that belongs to a particular solution. It is ultimately the deepest consciousness in us, a reality that wants to be experienced, a becoming and a being.

As a principle of life, we enliven all of existence, and this principle pulsates in every vein of every creature. As a source of light, we make the sun and moon what they are. As the immeasurable and all-pervading spirit, we embrace the infinite skies or skies. We are everywhere and everlasting. We exist as a universal "here" and an everlasting "now".

And what then obscures these facts about ourselves? What binds our immortal spirit to this frail body? What obstacles are blocking the way to limitless light and the highest truth? Nothing, just the supposedly thin threads that hold us captive. In some rather unusual states, such as the moments of meditation, in the hours of self-analysis and self-questioning, we can then observe the interplay of the two worlds - the spiritual and worldly world - on the stage of our heart.

And then we can also perceive the veils that cover our universal mind as well as the fine threads that hold our infinite selves captive. Trapped in the quicksand of ignorance, tossed to and fro by the winds of passions, ruled by irreverent impulses, subjected to ruinous desires, lost in the lusts of an outward-looking life, we hold on to a twisted and tangled view of our life. And with that begins the tragedy, the loss of judgment, the inability to belong to ourselves and to study ourselves. Ultimately, this creates the inability to attain higher abilities, and also to address the universal principles and fundamental problems.

Our commercial world, which is filled with a multitude of technical devices and our age of machines, has turned us into automatons. And these automatons have robbed us of our thoughts, so that we as humans are pushed back into the kingdom of the animals. Our pressing worries and fears absorb us and our small wishes and hopes blind our eyes to the real size and splendor of ourselves. We live in doubts that wither us and that frighten us. This is how we become cowards when we face the facts of our lives and the truth of wisdom.

A false civilization has devoured the core of our culture. The outward-looking behaviors and upbringing at our universities tarnish our view of the rude people we come into contact with. And together with the polished cheating and the whitewashed rudeness, even then we become clumsy and blind, also with regard to religion. And with that we are then also blind to the final and ultimate center of our relaxation and our center. The same applies to the true substance of our life (without which we would only be shadows and ashes). We denounce men who are wise and have great wisdom, and we stone saints. And what is bad, whether we are aware of it or not, is that we do this every moment of our life.

The very first requirement of wisdom is that we look at our weaknesses, our limitations, and our folly. And we have to face these things and get over them. We must triumph over these weaknesses. And we must ultimately adopt a healthy philosophy of life. And with their help we will then master our own nature and become more perfect people, and thus live at the limit of our true nature and thus live out the totality of strength, beauty and bliss.

We should cleanse our souls of all this nonsense, and remove the garbage from our thoughts. Likewise, we must eradicate the devouring wolves of brutal instincts within ourselves and also dispel the mists that arise from our prejudices and the sick feelings in our hearts. We have to find peace and serenity in the spiritual life and thus generate new eyes and hearts. Then we can live a life of perfect purity and perfection.

I want to emphasize here that a true religion must be a religion of the heart. Honesty, love and purity are the foundations of any true religion. Control over the lower nature, the taming of the spirit, the cultivation of virtues, service to people, kindness, comradeship or charity and kindness are the building blocks of a true religion. And I try to convey this through my example, because the example is often more important than any instructions.

I believe that kindness, both in being and in doing, is the foundation of all life. By kindness I also mean the ability to put yourself in other people's shoes and thus to experience and feel like them. This also includes not harming anyone. Goodness is thus the face of equality or likeness to God. I think that being good and kind has to come from the very core of everyone's heart, and it is not easy. While this may seem straightforward in the teachings themselves, one of the hardest things in life is if we were just honest enough with ourselves.

The philosophy I advocate is not a dreamy or disguised, subjective and world-negating doctrine of illusion. Nor is it a crude, world-affirming theory of sense-driven humanism. But this philosophy includes the divinity of the universe, the immortality of the human soul, the oneness of all creation with the absolute, and I think this doctrine is the only one worth studying. Just as Brahman manifests himself in the different universes on different levels, the spiritual aspirant should also show appreciation to the lower manifestations before engaging with higher ones.

Good health, a keen mind, deep knowledge and understanding, and a strong will and high moral integrity are all necessary prerequisites for the process of realizing the higher ideals of humanism as a whole. Adjusting, adjusting, being accommodating, being able to see the good in all things and using all the principles of nature in a beneficial way on your own path to self-realization are important principles on your own path to realization.

It is also important to achieve a comprehensive adaptation of human powers and abilities in this way. For me, philosophy means not only a love for wisdom, but also the possession of this wisdom. In all of my writings I have described various methods of how a person can make the physical, vital, mental and intellectual layers of his existence and consciousness permeable and how he can gain mastery on and in these layers. With this he can then progress in his sadhana on his way to self-perfection. Those people who achieve this are the so-called "Sarvabhutahite Ratah" (The people who serve unselfishly for the good of all).

To recognize the Atman in all beings and in all forms, to experience Brahman everywhere, at all times and in all circumstances, to see, hear and perceive him as this Atman, this is my creed. By indulging and dwelling in this divine unity and by using the hands, mind, senses and body for the service of man, the chanting of the names of God, the elevation of the followers, for the passing on of the instructions to serious aspirants and for to work the dissemination of knowledge, this is the purpose of my existence. It is my most sacred creed to serve the sick and to care for them with great devotion and to cheer up the downcast with sympathy and love as well. And give them strength and joy. So I can feel the unity with everyone and everything and meet everyone with the same gaze. In my highest creed there are no peasants and no kings, likewise there are no beggars and no conquerors, there are also no men and no women, and ultimately there are no teachers and students.

The first step is usually the most difficult. But after doing this, the rest of the steps become easier. There is a need for more courage and patience towards other people, because they are usually evasive or avoidant, often hesitate and are fearful. And this is based on ignorance of the task of each individual. A certain degree of education and culture is necessary in order to have a sufficiently clear understanding of a person's position in the world. However, our educational system needs an overhaul or improvement because it only stays on the surface and does not affect the depths of any person. And to achieve this, it not only requires cooperation with society, but also cooperation with the government. And success is doubtful without this cooperation. The mind and the heart should go hand in hand, and so should the ideal and reality. Working with this knowledge is true karma yoga. The Lord explained this truth in the Bhagavad Gita. I pray that this highest ideal will be realized in the daily life of every individual. And so a real heaven on earth can arise. And this is not just a wish, it is a real possibility that cannot be denied. And it becomes reality when life is understood as it really should be understood.

May you all realize your divine natures in your daily life through your spiritual sadhana. May your spiritual core shine like a fixed star forever and illuminate the path of many aspirants, and thus help lead them to the great goal.

Truth - the goal and basis of virtue

From a lecture by Sukadev Bretz

What is truth There are different types of truth. First of all, one can distinguish between relative truth and absolute truth. In relative truth there is also external truth and psychological truth and ultimately also communicative truth.

First of all, let's go into the absolute truth, which I will only briefly deal with now, afterwards I will deal with it more. Absolute truth is that which is detached, to complete means to detach. The absolute truth is the highest truth, the truth behind the universe.

In yoga we say that the goal of life is to experience and realize the absolute truth. I want to emphasize that more in the end. Relative truth - relative truth is there again, relative truth is everything that is in relation to the other, one would say, all external truth is relative truth. There is again a certain objective truth, also in the relative truth, and there is a subjective truth. Objective truth then concerns the universe.

So, you could say, for example, what is the objective truth about a piece of iron, or the objective truth about the creation of the universe. The ideal of science is to strive for objective truth, whereby the philosophy of science also says that the complete truth is not there, but that science is always in the process of further development. That means you try to find out what is now a model of reality, that is now the momentary truth and then you make some trials, experiments and see, what you have taken to be true so far, you can falsify it or not .

If it is falsified, a new hypothesis can be made until it is falsified. And so, physical truth is always evolving. That's that kind of objective truth. This kind of objective truth that is evolving is something that is important in science.

And it is also good that you understand that, because, for example, in medicine, it is sometimes said that you have to do this, you have to do it, that is correct, that is the cause of it. And ten years later it means something completely different. Then you ask yourself: "Yes, ten years ago, that was the case and today something else, what is that supposed to mean?"

But that is common in science and the advantage of Western science is also to include that, truth is developing, our knowledge of truth is growing. So this is the external truth and this is how you should deal with findings in medicine and science, knowledge that is true today will no longer be true tomorrow. Not that it is really no longer true, but what we think is true. That is the apparently objective truth, in the process of development, the concept of truth in the science of science.

Then of course there is the psychological truth and here what one person sees is different from what the other person sees. And here it helps a lot to recognize that this relative truth is subjective. For example, one may read this lecture now and draw inspiration from it, the other may say: "What nonsense." The next person may find one or the other thing that suits them or doesn't suit them.

Now in the case, if you don't like it, don't read it and that's why I now have more to do with people who are still with us until now, who might find this interesting somewhere. But those who found that this is nonsensical or that it is irrelevant to them or that it is a repetition of what they know was their truth.

And someone else may find this lecture interesting, think about it and think: "What do I think about this? What does Sukadev mean? How could that be important in my everyday life?" So, different subjective truths. And that is also something that is important to know, there are different ways of seeing something.

And it's also sometimes fascinating to understand the truths of others. One can know: "The construction of the world is something subjective. What is true for me is not necessarily true for the other." And one of the most fascinating things you can do as a human is to try to find out, "What does he mean? How does he understand? What is truth from your point of view?"

So I want to convey to you that you do not get trapped in your perception of the world, empathy, compassion, love also means understanding others. You can understand others if you understand that there are different ways of seeing things, there are different ways of defining truthfulness, hence my tip, try to understand others, approach others with openness.

Even if you go to a new work area, area of ​​responsibility or go to a new group of people or go into your familiar surroundings, you always have openness and do not assume that you have leased this truth.

A few more words about the absolute truth. Yogis say there is an absolute truth, there is not only relative truth. And the absolute truth is detached from time, space, causality, the absolute truth is detached from what is observable.

Absolute truth is being, knowledge, bliss, we say in yoga, is Brahman, the absolute, something divine.Absolute truth is therefore being, but absolute truth is unchangeable, therefore also absolute, detached from all changes.

There is a being, as they say in philosophy. But this being is not only being abstract, it is also consciousness. If one takes away everything that is observable, what is left, is the observer himself. One can say that relative reality is observable, but it is also erroneous, erroneous through the senses, erroneous through ideas, erroneous through the mental-emotional processes, one could also say through brain chemistry and the whole psychological observation process.

Everything observable is relative, subjective and therefore not absolutely true. But there is something that observes everything, and that which observes everything, one could say, that is the absolute truth, the immutable consciousness. And that immutable consciousness is not just abstract consciousness, but that immutable consciousness is your true nature, hence Sat, and it is joy, Ananda.

The absolute truth can be experienced as Satchidananda, as infinity and eternity, Sat, as pure consciousness, Chid, as Ananda, joy. Of course, the absolute truth is not only intellectually explicable, although there are many things that can be thought about and it is also good to think about it.

Most importantly, you can learn to detach yourself from your psychological-spiritual-emotional processes, you can become a sakshi, observer, and on this basis you can detach yourself from the relative and experience the absolute truth. This then cannot be put into words and from this you cannot now give any everyday recommendations, but you can also practice techniques, practice meditation in order to experience this truth. And in order to experience the highest truth, it also helps to distance yourself from relative truths, to detach yourself from relative truths.

Truth in relation to other properties

This Yoga Wiki describes over 1000 virtues and personality traits. Here are some explanations of how one can see the quality of truth in relation to other skills and behaviors, as well as in relation to vice:

Properties similar to truth

Properties similar to truth, i.e. synonyms for truth, are e.g. reality, God, reality, truthfulness, correctness, incontestability, knowledge, existence, life, being.

Balancing properties

Any quality, any virtue that is exaggerated becomes a vice, a vice, an unhelpful quality. Exaggerating truth can degenerate into pride, arrogance, ruthlessness, cold feeling. Therefore, as an opposite pole, truth needs the cultivation of love, compassion, empathy, flexibility, pragmatism, idealism.

Opposite of truth

There is an opposite to every property. Here are possibilities for opposite of truth, antonyms to truth:

  • Positive opposites of truth, you could also call them the opposite poles: love, compassion, empathy, flexibility, pragmatism, idealism
  • Negative opposites of truth, i.e. vice, negative characteristics, are e.g. lies, deception, dishonesty, insincerity, inaccuracy, delusion, deception, hypocrisy, fanaticism, reverie, imagination, error

Truth in the context of virtue groups, personality factors and temperaments

  • Truth belongs to virtue group 4 reliability, orderliness, honesty. The main virtues of this virtue group are reliability, responsibility, and honesty
  • In the context of the Big Five personality model, truth belongs to the personality factor N0 neuroticism / instability low: self-confident, calm, stable, relaxed, also C1 conscientiousness high: effective, organized, reliable
  • In the personality model DISG, truth belongs to the basic behavioral tendency G - conscientiousness
  • In Ayurveda, truth is counted as part of the Pitta temperament or Dosha.

Development of truth

Truth can be seen as a virtue, a positive quality. Maybe you want to let truth grow stronger in you. Here are a few tips:

  • Make a resolution to cultivate this quality of truth for a week. You may not be able to cultivate all of the good qualities at once. But it is possible to make a virtue or quality strong in a week or a month.
  • Make up your mind, "During the next week, I want to let the virtue, quality, cultivation of truth grow, grow stronger. I look forward to being a truer person in a week."
  • Make a goal of doing at least one action each day that speaks truth. Do something every day that you would not otherwise do but that expresses that virtue.
  • When you wake up in the morning, say an affirmation such as, "I am developing truth."
  • During the day, repeat an autosuggestion, affirmation such as: I am truthful. "

Affirmations on the subject of truth

Here are some affirmations for more truth. Under the keywords "Affirmation" and "Miracle Affirmations" you can find out more about the function and effectiveness of affirmations.

Classic autosuggestion for truth

Here is the classic autosuggestion:

In yoga, this is often combined with a mantra. Because a mantra makes the affirmation stronger:

  • I am true. Om Om Om.
  • I am a true one, a true OM.

Developmental affirmation for truth

Some people feel like hypocrites or hypocrites when they say "I am true" - and they are not at all. Then a development-related affirmation helps:

  • I develop truth.
  • I become real.
  • Every day I become more real.
  • By the grace of God, I am developing more truth every day.

Thank you affirmation for truth

  • I thank you for becoming more real every day.

Miracle affirmations truth

You can also try the following affirmations:

  • So far I am not very truthful. And that is quite understandable, I have good reasons for it. But soon I will develop truth. Every day this virtue will grow stronger in me.
  • I look forward to being very truthful soon.
  • I am someone who is true.

Prayer for truth

Prayer is also a powerful means of cultivating a virtue. Here are a few ways to pray for more truth:

  • Dear God, please give me more truth
  • Oh god i adore you I ask that I become a real person
  • Dear Divine Mother, I thank you. I thank you for expressing the virtue of truth more and more every day.

What would I have to do to develop truth?

You can also ask yourself:

  • What would I have to do to develop truth?
  • How could I be real?
  • Dear God, please show me the way to more truth
  • Assuming I want to be truthful, how would I do that?
  • Assuming I were truthful, how would that make itself felt?
  • Assuming a miracle happened and I cultivated the truth tomorrow, what would have changed? How would i feel How would i think How would i act As a true person, how would I react, communicate with others?

See also

Properties in the alphabet before truth

Properties in the alphabet according to truth


Web links


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