Emergence of Knowledge
Saturday, November 26, 2011 6:34:37 PM
In the primal synthesis there exists only truth. Only truth is real. Truth is everything.
In the primal synthesis, truth is everything and everything is truth. The existence of truth is the absolute reality. Everything else has only relative or apparent reality, which is ultimately unreal.
An essential aspect of truth is knowledge or cognisance. Since in the primal synthesis there exists nothing else but truth, cognisance here means self-cognisance of truth.
In the primal synthesis there is nothing else to know but the truth. Consequently there appears the mind, which is like a mirror, a tool for the truth to reflect itself.
In analysis, the reflector (the mind) appears distinct from truth.
Soon after the first cycle of reflection there appears an insistence on someone who might be observing the cycle of reflection. The insistence appears in the mind and it seats itself in the mind, the reflector.
The observer is the ego or the sense of I. In analysis, it appears distinct from the truth and from the mind, though by virtue of sharing the same substance it has all the same qualities and capabilities.
When the ego acquires self-cognisance, by virtue of its analytic distinctness from truth and the mind, further distinct things appear to its view. This way the ego creates from the substance of the mind entire universes of objects.
This creative process diverts and distracts the mind from the absolute truth. Consequently there appear other things besides truth. Among these are evil things such as delusion, lies and deception. Within such universes, truth and knowledge may appear to be completely lost at times.
To recover from the loss of knowledge is the reverse process to the one hitherto described. It is the process of removing all the distracting distinctions and deceptive apparitions from the view of the ego. This leads to purification of the mind.
The only relevant distinction is that between truth and non-truth. This is the analytical process that leads from delusion towards knowledge. In the final synthesis, only truth will exist again.