The perception of the Ultimate Truth.


The perception of the Truth….

An intellectually defined truth is not Real by necessity, for any given definition of the Truth is bounded by the specific intellectual constraints of Man. Hence such definition of the Truth is mere relative and not absolute.

Ontologically we can divide the human intellect into two dimensions; 1-immaterial 2- material. The first one is divine in nature where as the second one lower in nature because of its dependence on the inevitable constraints of matter. Accordingly, when our intellect claims that it knows the Absolute Truth then such claim, necessarily do not represent the Absolute Truth, in the absolute sense. For such claim is only sought by the material intellect, which is veiled from the Ultimate Truth. But when the intellect claims that it is striving to pursue the Ultimate Truth then such attempts represent the journey towards the Ultimate Truth. For in this journey the material intellect, would not venture into these high and sublime Realities rather the Divine intellect (the immaterial intellect) is more suitable to explore such journey. The Divine Intellect does not dare to claim that it knows the Truth, for the Exalted nature of the Truth enables this Divine Intellect to perceive its irrelevancy in relation to the Ultimate Truth. 

The best parallel to better understanding the notion of the Absolute Truth is the likeness of a Diamond. It is known fact that a brilliant cut diamond has about 58 facets or angles through which light is passed which causes its glitter. So for the sake of argument lets call these facets as windows through which an observer is able to look through and attempts to define what he or she sees.  When we attempt to define this diamond then every one will define it from one angle of his or her own perspective, where every perspective is unique and relative to the intellectual capacities of Man, for Man’s perspective is greatly influenced by various worldly factors; such as his upbringing conditions and circumstances, his or her acquired knowledge, and cultural values, etc..All these factors will form a thick lens through which the observer gives his opinion and definition of what he sees. This follows that each opinion regarding this diamond is relative and not absolute; it does not represent the true definition of the Ultimate Truth. In other words, we can say from a philosophical stand point that the Absolute Truth is Absolute in respect to Itself but it is relative in respect to our intellect. Thus far we conclude a very inevitable fact and that is the human intellect incapable of comprehending the Absolute Truth which would lead us to believe that the comprehension of the Absolute Truth is subjective and NOT absolute.

Adill Hissan

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