Re: Relativism: pro and con
- From: "Kent Johnson" <kent@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 19:40:48 CST
You:> Any idea why The Glory of God, Baha'u'llah, would use these words?<
Do you have any ideas on the subject?
"albert" <ajv2003@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Even supposing that an absolute or unconditioned truth were possible,
who would know it, and would that person have any way of knowing they
knew it ??
Simply because of the relativity and conditionality of our knowing, we
are limited to relative truths. The question of the existence or
non-existence of absolute truths becomes like the number of angels on
the head of a pin : something of purely academic interest and no
practical application. So it is not surprising if few people are
interested. I can't pretend I'm interested myself.
Any idea why The Glory of God, Baha'u'llah, would use these words?
"After passing through the Valley of knowledge, which is the last plane of
limitation, the wayfarer cometh to THE VALLEY OF UNITY and drinketh from
the cup of the Absolute, and gazeth on the Manifestations of Oneness. In
this station he pierceth the veils of plurality, fleeth from the worlds of
the flesh, and ascendeth into the heaven of singleness. With the ear of
God he heareth, with the eye of God he beholdeth the mysteries of divine
creation. He steppeth into the sanctuary of the Friend, and 18 shareth
as an intimate the pavilion of the Loved One. He stretcheth out the hand
of truth from the sleeve of the Absolute; he revealeth the secrets of
power. He seeth in himself neither name nor fame nor rank, but findeth his
own praise in praising God."
(Baha'u'llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 17)
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