Where Science and Enlightenment Collide

Facts vs Truths

the-truthOften it has been a matter of debate about what is a truth.  As a follower of Yoga I practice the Yamas, one of this is Satya or Truthfulness.  “So to someone online I may say, in the spirit of Satya and Ahimsa (Non Violence) I wish you peace, Namaste!” Often this brings up further debate, especially if I say something that expresses ownership of the truth not being shared by me, but what is Truth?

Fact:
noun

  • A thing that is indisputably the case: she lacks political experience—a fact that becomes clear when she appears in public a body of fact

Truth:
noun (plural truths /tro͞oT͟Hz, tro͞oTHs/)

  • The quality or state of being true:
    A fact or belief that is accepted as true:
  • A fact or belief that is accepted as true:

Because a truth can also be a belief, it does not have to be true necessarily for everyone, in this context all facts are truths but not all truths are facts. So when I have accepted something has been your truth I am neither denying it nor am I accepting it, it is something that is your truth and that is ok!  I only pray that your truths bring you peace, Namste!

 

Archaeology is the search for fact… not truth. If it’s truth you’re looking for, Dr. Tyree’s philosophy class is right down the hall.  – Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones JR.

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