Archive for November, 2009

Truth is What 'AMAZING' is All About

November 21st, 2009

In retrospect, I now know what it was about reading “Open Secret” that stunned me into total bewilderment. My sensations told me that his words had given me a glimpse into the heart of “The Big Picture,” and that this glimpse cast serious doubts about the nature of reality. If consciousness is the context for truth, then amnesia obscures 90 percent of what truth is all about. We occupy a small slice of what the truth might be, using amnesia to send the rest of the story to the back of the mind where we can dismiss it because it raises serious questions about the view we defend as “the truth.” If you look at consciousness as the whole story, we occupy the end product of consciousness, the part that features the sum of what we do to dismiss truth as false. TAG, or “The Anti-Truth Game” describes how we fill time 'at war with the truth' about truth, in order to maintain our preferred rendition of what we want truth to be.

If you can consider that truth is unitary, then truth is consciousness, featuring us playing TAG with it. This puts truth in the driver's seat. If it is what consciousness is, then it is the author of TAG, and amnesia, and how we fill time pretending we can prove truth is false. Truth,

in other words, authors us engaged in its rebuttal. Consciousness is truth featuring us playing TAG with it. Amnesia shields us from the architecture of the game. TAG requires amnesia to keep us in the dark so we can fill time pretending we can prove truth is false. If truth exists as a constant, then the option to prove it is false is zero. This means truth authors us engaged in a no win parody. Time features us stuck in the fiction we can prove truth is false, which is patently absurd if truth provides the context for its own rebuttal.

The Recovery Process

November 10th, 2009

It appears that 'the unconscious part' of consciousness knows truth exists. What stands between truth and how we fill time dismissing truth as false, is amnesia, which serves to keep truth out of sight so we can fill time defending our rendition of truth. Anxiety is a clue that we can obscure truth, but we can't cancel it. Truth, ironically, acts like our nemesis because it always threatens to remind us just how full of it we are. It can be relegated to the back of the mind, but it reminds us that our rendition of reality is amusingly bogus. Humor reflects where you are with this apparent paradox. Anger reflects how much you hate the fact truth won't go away. Time displays that we are engaged in a contest between truth and the sum of what we do to prove truth is false. Irony includes the fact truth is responsible for how we fill time 'waging war with truth,' which captures the epitome of humor. How can we hope to prove truth is false if truth provides the setting for this parody?

These were some of the thoughts I pondered after reading Wei Wu Wei's eight wonderful books, starting with “Open secret.” His synthesis of all Buddhist philosophy punched a gaping hole in amnesia, illuminating the outline of the architecture of reality. What became clear is that there is something we can refer to as “The Big Picture,” and that it warehouses what truth is all about, including

the game truth features us playing with it. Time features us trying to prove truth is false, and truth is the author of this game. I named this game TAG, an acronym that stands for “The Anti-truth Game.”