Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quid est Veritas? And all that Jazz!

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
τι εστιν αληθεια
Ye shall know the un-forgetfulness and the un-forgetfulness shall set you free :) or
Ye shall know the un-concealment  and the un-concealment shall set you free :)


The truth is not a word.

Aletheia is not a word it is the negation of a word without a positive expression of the negated concept.

It is the absence of the river Lethe, the removal of the Ameles Potamos.

The light doesn’t need a concept to break through the darkness/ hidden.
It is more like an action as Light is an action, a moving action.  

It is the destruction/removal/annihilation of concealment, forgetfulness, unmindfulness.
Concealment does imply lying since Truth often seems to be the opposite of lie.
Darkness and Chaos are the original state of nothingness if nothing is done THEY ARE.
Action, Creation, BIG BANG is required to fight against the natural state of decay.
I don’t know about all the cosmogonies but in the Judaeo-Christian cosmogony light was created first before the sun, before the universe. Light did not even need the sun.
Here is a thought for fundamentalists how do you calculate the length of a day or of a night when there is no sun or moon til the fourth day? A day is like a thousand years is interesting under new concepts of Einsteinian and quantum theories of time and multiple universes or multiverses rather.

A very interesting concept also I heard in a very strange movie is that Death is the winning of Chaos over Order. As long as we live we have an ORDER in our body that keeps us alive, We are the products of a million things working together right, take off one thing and the whole system breaks down, heart, lungs, liver, kidney, and a million other microbiological factors that have to work TOGETHER. Take one away and it is chaos and decay.

Entropy...disorder is more probable than order...death is more probable than life in fact death is inexorable ...I love that word it literally means it CANNOT be prayed out of.
Life requires order and is not inexorable in fact many people trying to conceive know full well that life is not even “orable”/prayable.
If disorder is more probable than order therefore life is less probable than death.  Even though at the current moment life wins on a score of 3 to 2:


but it doesn’t mean that a GREAT CHAOS could not mess those stats beyond recognition.

I love us both but i don't feel good
so i keep pulling over
and looking under
the hood
i love us both but i'm at wit's end
where does your compromise begin
and mine end?
i love us both but what
world's it gonna be?
the one according to you
or the one according to me?

i don't feel good so ...
now do my problems include
talks with doctors who don't even understand
about food?
i think in ancient china they kinda
figured out how the body works
but our culture is just a roughneck
teenage jerk
with a bottle of pills
and a bottle of booze
and a full round of ammunition
and nothing to lose

and is it really the best we can do
to arm wrestle over whose world it's gonna be?
(the one according to you
or the one according to me)

i love us both and i'll see ya
if you'll see me
so ... who are we?
         Ani DiFranco

I am the way, the truth, and the life:
I am the Odo, the Aletheia, and the Zoe
I am the road, the highway, the journey,
I am the end of reincarnation  and concealment and forgetting,
I am the Life, the Lifetime, the living soul, the anima, the animal.
I am the Alpha and Omega. I am the Journey AND the End of the Road as well.

In Greek mythology, Lethe (Λήθη; Classical Greek /ˈlɛːtʰɛː/, modern Greek: /ˈliθi/) was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.
In Classical Greek, the word Lethe literally means "oblivion", "forgetfulness," or "concealment". It is related to the Greek word for "truth", aletheia (αλήθεια), meaning "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment".
Lethe, the river of forgetfulness, was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld, the other four being Styx (the river of hate), Akheron (the river of sorrow), Kokytos (the river of lamentation) and Phlegethon (the river of fire). According to Statius, it bordered Elysium, the final resting place of the virtuous. Ovid wrote that the river flowed through the cave of Hypnos, god of sleep, where its murmuring would induce drowsiness.

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