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Theos-World Tradition & Time

Nov 17, 1999 08:05 AM
by Street, Nicholas {QA~Welwyn}


	Just thought I'd share some thoughts. There were two posts in the
latest digest (935) that struck me as related:

	1) LHM's feedback on what consitutes "first hand feedback"

	2) Space & time are "primitive notions"

	I suggest that trying to put a universal, timeless truth into a
historical perspective is a bit of a contradiction. I agree with LHM. Your
own innate intuition (discrimination, buddhi) directly perceives the truth
when allowed to function without obstruction. This only occurs when the mind
is clear, ie in the here and now. So what part does tradition and  history
have play in a truth that is always available to us at all times? Only to
remind us of that which we already know innately. So if we give up the
concept of linear time then there is no originator of knowledge. It is
equally available to all by direct realisation in the moment.

	From the Gospel of Thomas:

	They said to him, "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in
	He said to them, "You examine the face of heaven and earth, but you
have not 
	come to know the one who is in your presence, and you do not know
how to 
	examine the present moment." 

	Seems they were asking for some sort of diploma to prove he was the

	Kind Regards,

	Nicholas John Street

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