I don’t know

This post was written by DoctorJay on June 30, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles,knowledge

Is absolute knowledge possible?

Plato thought so as do advocates of most religions and idiologies.

I’m turned off from A Course in Miracles because it imagines that everything is the way it says and no other possibilities exist.

I just wrote in a post about the present moment about Ram Dass saying that his favorite Mantra is, “I don’t know.”

People who are sure of their belief system may harm others for the sake of ideas – how utterly stupid…

No one who is humble enough to keep repeating I don’t know will ever get into deep deep trouble.

There are so many people who imagine they have direct line to god (I write god not God since their beliefs about god are so different that all but one must be wrong and chances are that not are absolutely right). These people are ready to partake in so much cruelty for the sake of their god or political ideology. But people who don’t know can love and forgive any one and everyone…

Back to the problem of knowledge. Even if an absolute did exist (it does go against everything I know about modern physics, cognitive science and epistemology) how would we be aware of that absolute truth.

I do talk about Ultimate Reality, but live it undefined. As the Tao Te Ching says, “The Tao *Ultimate Reality) which can be defined (put into words) is not the true Tao.

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So where does this experiment (doing the ACIM workbook in one year) go. I don’t know. I’ll continue going through the workbook but only where it makes sense to me. I was ready to follow the thoughts for the day in the beginning no matter what. That was then and this is now. I still think A Course in Miracles is a most wonderful book but it is not the Gospel truth – nothing is

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