True Knowledge

2000-11-1 07:01:00

Happy Halloween, my friends. I hope you all attended at least one costume party.

We went to one on Saturday. Last year on Halloween someone told me I looked like Jack Nicholson so this year I went as him and no one seemed to guess who I was. Oh well.

Is all information knowledge?

To this Susan accurately said:
"If it is not true it is not true knowledge but illusion or partial knowledge."

Many are praised for having much knowledge when in reality a large percentage of what is in their brain is not true. In the days of Columbus many thought they had "knowledge" that the earth was flat, but real knowledge was only to be had when it was realized the earth was round.

If the seeker has a foundation of 12 pieces of data and has one that is false then all he thinks of as knowledge, which is built on this foundation, may be distorted and not be true knowledge.

How is true knowledge acquired?

" study, by faith, by revelation."

This is true, but there is one more important ingredient which we have been discussing recently.

What is it?

In addition to this, the other two parts of this triangle play a part.

How do wisdom and understanding aid in the discovery of true knowledge?

"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."
Albert Einstein