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For Those Seeking Truth...

Reza

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We all seek truth. But what is truth? Truth is what is real. So in other words, we are seeking what is real. As the verse below from Surah al-Isra states:

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وَقُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا

And say: The truth has come and the falsehood has vanished; surely falsehood is a vanishing (thing). (17:81)

This makes a prolific point. Only truth is real and will remain standing. Falsehood, illusion, and delusion are not real, and are destined to vanish. This is the opposite of truth. It's in our intrinsic nature to seek the everlasting, because the very soul of humankind is eternal. Therefore, the human being desires truth over untruth. To recognize the truth, to know the truth, to live the truth, to feel the truth. So the next logical question is, what is real, and therefore what is the truth?

Truth is both here and there, close and far, seen and unseen. Truth is an abundant resource, ready to be filled by the containers of our souls anytime. Many people in despair, plagued by the grip of falsehoods, illusions, and anxieties, feel the truth is unreachable and inaccessible. This itself is an untruth. And untruths are bound to vanish!

The truth is like a pure bright light, its origin from a single source. When this light strikes the prism of this worldly life, it refracts and reflects into a range of wavelengths and colors. This explains the diversity of interpretations we see. Yes, these crazy color beams will bounce and bend all over in this big blue ball, but ultimately, they will all return to the original bright essence, provided that purity has stayed and no contaminates of falsehood or diversion have temporarily halted the trajectory. Only temporary!

Sorry if this too dense. All I'm saying is, the truth is real. What's real is all around you. Therefore the truth is within your grasp. In the room you're in. In that nice beautiful book in your room. In the fields, mountains, skies, and seas outside. In the beating of your heart and the impulses of neurons. It's all there. Put everything together like a jigsaw puzzle. Build! No matter what flavor or color you are, as long as one aims for purification, one will be acquainted better with reality and truth, in its raw essence. You'll get there, don't worry!

 



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Over all good post but just one point...

Are you sure "we all seek" the truth or self truth ?

The Quran disagrees with this statement you made:

"Therefore, the human being desires truth over untruth."

The verse you quoted says, Allah says truth has come and falsehood vanishing but actually states in another verse that humans don't really desire the truth.

According to the Quran most of us hate the truth:

Or do they say that there is a madness in him No, he has come to them with the truth, but *most of them* are *hateful of the truth* (23:70)
 
And says in another verse each group are happy with their self truths:
 
The people divided themselves into many sects, each with their own book and each happy with whatever they had. (23:53)
 
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All humans desire the eternal element the truth provides. Unfortunately, they may despise the actual truth because they believe the falsehoods are true and the truth is a falsehood. They think what is false is what is real and will be sustaining for them. This is upside down thinking, but the principle stands.

Nobody deliberately seeks, claims or desires falsehood, its inaccurately called "truth" by a perverted, fragile definition. 

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Hmmm I agree with over all what you said in your blog but I am not quite sure about the last statement , a lot of people "deliberately" cover/ change the truth also, although they very well know it is the truth.

Like for example what the Quran says about Jews changing the scripture with their own hands...

Quran:

And do not mix the truth with falsehood or "conceal the truth while you know [it]" (2:42)

 

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Those who deliberately cover the truth do so because they are serving their nafs, which has become their sustainer, hence their reality, hence their "truth". Also, it can be from those with insufficient knowledge, as they haven't pieced together enough of the puzzle pieces yet. They need to keep filling in more pieces. 

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True they are serving their nafs. If we all truly seeked the truth, there would be only one religion of truth we would arrive at.

Having said that according to history and Hadiths it is known that the Jewish scholars were pretty knowledgeable and would ask amazing questions ...but power prevailed over truth in them...

I just find the Quran verse amazing that it uses the word "Most Hate the Truth" instead of saying most are unaware of the truth...

Hate is quite a strong word to use...

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