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claim exclusive possession of Spiritual Truth, some doing so covertly,
while others openly and shamelessly, obviously unaware of the
preposterous nature of their claims. Imagining that Truth can be
possessed is rather like a person standing on a river-bank thinking he
might catch the river in a fishing-net!
Truth flows. We
cannot catch or possess it; nor can it be transmitted from one to
another, but must be experienced by the individual, each for himself. At
most, it can be intimated, hinted at, referred to obliquely by analogy.
And, since no religion has the monopoly of Truth, there is no good
reason why we should confine our inquiries to one specific religion, for
by doing so, we narrow ourselves and become prisoners of our own
prejudice. If there is Truth, it must be something omnipresent and in
everything; as such, it is ordinary, and not ‘special’ or ‘holy’.
The Way is long
and the search is hard; we need all the help we can get. If, as we fare
along, we stumble upon a crumb of Truth, it would be foolish to
disregard it merely because it might not be of our favorite color or
labeled in our own language. A diamond is a diamond no matter where it
Life is like a
of which no-one has all the pieces.
Slowly, and from
we manage to get
of the picture.