Relative vs Absolute Truth

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A profound explanation of relative vs absolute truth, helping you to open your mind to the possibility of accessing absolute truth, and pointing out the traps that comes with conflating relative and absolute truths.

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    • @Solipsism is in fact true 🤡 More things to be thankful for

    • All praise, worship and prayer belongs to the One God, the Supreme over all souls and consciousnesses.

      May our God, our Lord, make His presence clear like light, may He make our soul clear like light and strengthen it until the ego bows down to it’s sovergenity, and may He make His Divine communication with the Soul direct and clear, filling the heart with love and the mind with knowledge, the body with bliss and the ego with no option but total surrender.

    • @Solipsism is in fact true 🤡 I literally got it from Leo. He says it in this video.

    • @HeavyRainFPV Ok that’s how your programming works

    • The ONLY way Reality can know it Exist is through “Life-force” semen retention. Otherwise, everything is just a “hologram”.

  1. Curious question: why do you assume that truth has more value in it than its opposite?

    • @The Limitless Life and in alot of cases they are also really truthful that’s our job to differentiate who is telling the truth and who is being egotistical, it’s a thin line as Rumi once said ” the art of knowing is to know what to ignore” one person can tell the truth using the word truth without being egotistical at all and another person the opposite if you interpate both as egotistical then it’s your own projection 😀

    • @The Limitless Life the whole challenge of life is to discover what’s true and what’s not true

    • @ Silent Self I 100% agree, i think the problem is with words, there’s two “Truths”, Truth as a value judgement which is subjective and can lead to a lot of delusion because it goes through the filter of the mind, and truth as the absolute, it is our direct experience of what is true. but as soon as we try to interpret this absolute truth, we turn it into a relative truth, so we become prone to delusion. this is why, no matter what stage you reach in your spiritual journey, you must always remind yourself to remain humble, because even the purest experiences can be turned into ego and delusion.

    • @The Limitless Life in that sense since we are studying infinity/truth, we will come to infinite partial realizations and our version of truth will always be partial so then we can say we are talking about partial version of truth all the time but at least we are studying about truth not falsehood which I think has more value 😀

    • @The Limitless Life I guess I understand what you mean, I think the masses of people value whatever reconfirms their worldview so in that sense falsehood should have more popularity and you are right

  2. This is a powerful topic . I remember when I realized that Consciousness IS reality , and the only way it can know it’s self is THROUGH me . And of course… It blew my mind . Definitely couldn’t have had these insights without you Leo . Thanks for inspiring me !

    • 🐟 03. CONCEPTS Vs THE TRUTH:

      The term “TRUTH” is a grossly misused word.

      Anything which has ever been written or spoken, by even the greatest sage or Avatar (incarnation of Divinity), including every single postulation within this Holy Scripture, is merely a CONCEPT and not “The Truth”, as defined further down.

      A concept is either accurate or inaccurate. Virtually all concepts are inaccurate to a certain degree. However, some concepts are far more accurate than others. A belief is an unhealthy and somewhat problematic relationship one has with a certain concept, due to misapprehension of life as it is, objectively-speaking. Attachment to beliefs, particularly in the presumption of individual free-will, is the cause of psychological suffering.
      For example, the personal conception of Ultimate Reality (God or The Goddess) is inaccurate to a large extent. The concept of Ultimate Reality being singular (“All is One”) is far more accurate. The transcendence of BOTH the above concepts (non-duality) is excruciatingly accurate. However, none of these concepts is “The Truth” as such, since all ideas are relative, whilst The Truth is absolute.

      It is VITALLY important to distinguish between relative truth and Absolute Truth. Relative truth is temporal, mutable, subjective, dependent, immanent, differentiated, conditioned, finite, complex, reducible, imperfect, and contingent, whilst Absolute Truth is eternal, immutable, objective, independent, transcendent, undifferentiated, unconditional, infinite, non-dual (i.e. simple), irreducible, perfect, and non-contingent.
      Absolute Truth is the ground of all being (“Brahman”, in Sanskrit), and is prior to any mind, matter, name, form, intent, thought, word, or deed.

      Good and bad are RELATIVE – what may be good or bad can vary according to temporal circumstances and according to personal preferences. For example, there is absolutely no doubt that citrus fruits are a good source of nutrients for human beings. However, it may be bad to consume such beneficial foods when one is experiencing certain illnesses, such as chronic dysentery. ‘One man’s food is another man’s poison.’
      However, beyond the dichotomy of good and bad, is the Eternal Truth, which transcends mundane relativism. Therefore, the goal of life is to rise above the subjective “good” and “bad”, and abide in the transcendental sphere. A qualified spiritual preceptor is able to guide one in the intricacies of such transcendence. Such a person, who has transcended mundane relative truth, is said to be an enlightened soul.

      When making moral judgments, it is more appropriate to use the terms “holy/evil” or “righteous/unrighteous”, rather than “good/bad” or “right/wrong”. As the Bard of Avon so rightly declared in the script for one of his plays, there is nothing which is intrinsically good or bad but “thinking makes it so”. At the time of writing (early twenty-first century), especially in the Anglosphere, most persons seem to use the dichotomy of “good/evil” rather than “good/bad” and “holy/evil”, most probably because they consider that “holiness” is exclusively a religious term. However, the term “holy” and “righteous” are fundamentally synonymous, for they refer to a person or an act which is fully in accordance with pure, holy, and righteous principles (“dharma”, in Sanskrit). So a holy person is one who obeys the law of “non-harm” (“ahiṃsā”, in Sanskrit), and as the ancient Sanskrit axiom states: “ahiṃsa paramo dharma” (non-violence is the highest moral virtue or law).

      The ONLY (absolute) Truth in the phenomenal manifestation is the impersonal sense of “I am” (“ahaṃ”, in Sanskrit).
      Everything else is merely transient and unreal (“unreal” for that very reason – because it is ever-mutating, lacking permanence and stability).
      This sense of existence is otherwise called “Infinite Awareness”, “Spirit”, “God”, “The Ground of Being”, “The Higher Self”, as well as various other epithets, for it is the very essence of one’s being. Chapters 06 and 10 deal more fully with this subject matter.

      Of course, for one who is fully self-realized and enlightened, the subject-object duality has collapsed. Therefore, a fully-awakened individual does not perceive any REAL difference between himself and the external world, and so sees everything in himself and himself in everything.

      If it is true that there are none so blind as those who don’t WANT to see, and none so deaf as those who don’t WANT to hear, then surely, there are none so ignorant as those who don’t WANT to learn the truth.

      OBVIOUSLY, in the previous paragraph, and in most other references to the word “truth” within this booklet, it is meant “the most accurate concept possible”, or at least ”an extremely accurate fact”.
      For example, as clearly demonstrated in Chapters 21 and 22, it is undoubtedly “true” that a divinely-instituted monarchy is the most beneficial form of national governance, but that is not the Absolute Truth, which is the impersonal, never-changing ground of all being.

      So, to put it succinctly, all “truths” are relative concepts (even if they are very accurate) but the Universal Self alone is REAL Truth.

      “In the absence of both the belief ‘I am the body’ and in the absence of the belief that ‘I am not the body’, what is left is what we really are.
      We don’t need to define what we really are. We don’t need to create a thought to tell us what we are. What we are is what TRUTH is.”
      “God is not something ‘out-there’, ‘looking-in’, but God (or Source) has BECOME all of This.
      So God is the Underlying Principle of all of this – the Energy or the Consciousness.
      The (psycho-physical) manifestation has arisen within Consciousness as an imagination in the mind of Source.”
      Roger Castillo,
      Australian Spiritual Teacher, 15/07/2015.

      “I am the TRUTH…”
      “…and the TRUTH shall set you free”.
      Lord Jesus Christ,
      John 14:6 & 8:32

    • counciousness is dont need you or me to know itself. its nature is knowing. its made out of knowing. it knows itself by being itself.

    • @වාර්ථාව – REPORT

      Consciousness means “that which knows” or “the state of being aware”, from the Latin prefix “con” (with), the stem “scire” (to know) and the suffix “osus” (characterized by). There is BOTH a localized knowing and a Universal Awareness, as explicated in the following paragraphs.

      Higher species of animal life have sufficient cognitive ability to KNOW themselves and their environment, at least to a measurable degree. Just where consciousness objectively begins in the animal kingdom is a matter of contention but, judging purely by ethological means, it probably starts with vertebrates (at least the higher-order birds and fishes). Those metazoans which are evolutionarily lower than vertebrates do not possess much, if any, semblance of intellect, necessary for true knowledge, but operate purely by reflexive instincts. For instance, an insect or amphibian does not consciously decide to seek food but does so according to its base instincts, directed by its idiosyncratic genetic code. Even when a cockroach flees from danger, it is not experiencing the same kind of thoughts or feelings a human or other mammal would experience.

      The brain is merely a conduit or TRANSDUCER of Universal Consciousness (i.e. Brahman), explaining why the more intelligent the animal, the more it can understand its own existence (or at least be aware of more of its environment – just see how amazingly-complex dolphin and whale behaviour can be, compared with other aquatic species), and the reason why it is asserted that a truly enlightened human must possess a far higher level of intelligence than the average person. The processing unit of a supercomputer must be far larger, more complex and more powerful than the processor in a pocket calculator. Therefore, it seems logical to conclude that the scale of discrete (localized) consciousness is dependent on the animal’s brain capacity.
      See Chapter 17 to understand the distinction between enlightenment and mere awakening.

      Three STATES of awareness are experienced by humans and possibly all other species of mammals:
      the waking state (“jāgrata”, in Sanskrit), dreaming (“svapna”, in Sanskrit), and deep-sleep (“suṣupti”, in Sanskrit). Beyond these three temporal states is the fourth “state” (“turīya” or “caturīya”, in Sanskrit). That is the unconditioned, eternal “state”, which underlies the other three.

      The waking state is the LEAST real (that is to say the least permanent, or to put it another way, the farthest from the Necessary Ground of Existence, as explained towards the end of this chapter). The dream state is closer to our eternal nature, whilst dreamless deep-sleep is much more analogous to The Universal Self (“brahman”), as it is imbued with peace. Rather than being an absence of awareness, deep-sleep is an awareness of absence (that is, the absence of phenomenal, sensual experiences). So, in actual fact, the fourth state is not a state, but the Unconditioned Ground of Being, or to put it simply, YOU, the real self/Self, or Existence-Awareness-Peace (“sacchidānanda”, in Sanskrit).

      Perhaps the main purpose of dreams is so that we can understand that the waking-state is practically indistinguishable to the dream-state, and thereby come to see the ILLUSION of this ephemeral world. Both our waking-state experiences and our dream-state experiences occur solely within the mental faculties (refer to Chapter 04 for an elucidation of this phenomenon). If somebody in one of your dreams were to ask your dream-state character if the dream was real, you (playing the part of that character) would most likely say, “yes, of course this is real!” Similarly, if someone were to ask your waking-state character if this world is real, you would almost undoubtedly respond in kind.

      An apt analogy for Universal Consciousness is the manner in which electricity powers a variety of appliances and gadgets, according to the use and COMPLEXITY of the said device. Electricity powers a washing machine in a very simple manner, to drive a large spindle for laundering clothes. However, the very same electrical power may be used to operate a computer to manifest an astonishing range of outputs, such as playing audiovisual tracks, communication tasks and performing extremely advanced mathematical computations, depending on the computer’s software and hardware. The more advanced/complex the device, the more complex its manifestation of the same electricity.

      Using the aforementioned computer analogy: the brain is COMPARATIVELY equivalent to the computer hardware, deoxyribonucleic acid akin to the operating system working in conjunction with the memory, the intellect is equivalent to the processing unit, individuated consciousness is analogous to the software programme, whilst Universal Awareness is likened to the electricity which enlivens the entire computer system.
      A person who is comatosed has lost any semblance of local consciousness, yet is being kept alive by the presence of Universal Consciousness.

      So, then, one could complain: “That’s not fair – why can only a genius be enlightened?” (as defined in Chapter 17).
      The answer is: first of all, as stated above, every species of animal has its own level of intelligence on a wide-ranging scale. Therefore, a pig or a dog could (if possible) ask: “That’s unfair – why can only a human being be enlightened?”
      Secondly, it is INDEED a fact that life is unfair, because there is no “tit for tat” law of action and reaction, even if many supposedly-great religious preceptors have stated so. They said so because they were preaching to wicked miscreants who refused to quit their evil ways, and needed to be chastized in a forceful manner. It is not possible to speak gentle words to a rabid dog to prevent it from biting you.

      There is evidence of Consciousness being a universal field, in SAVANT SYNDROME, a condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrate certain abilities far in excess of the norm, such as superhuman rapid mathematical calculation, mind-reading, blind-seeing, or astounding musical aptitude. Such behaviour suggests that there is a universal field (possibly in holographic form) from which one can access information. Even simple artistic inspiration could be attributed to this phenomenon. The great British singer-songwriter, Sir James Paul McCartney, one day woke with the complete tune of the song, “Yesterday”, in his mind, after hearing it in a dream. American composer, Paul Simon, had a similar experience when the chorus of his sublime masterpiece, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, simply popped into his head.


    • In recent years, the term “CONSCIOUSNESS” has been used in esoteric spiritual circles (usually capitalized) to refer to a far more Homogeneous Consciousness (“puruṣa”, in Sanskrit), due to the fact that the English language doesn’t include a single word denoting the Universal Ground of Being (for instance “Brahman”, “Tao”, in other tongues). The word “Awareness” (capitalized) is arguably a more apposite term for this concept.

      The typical person believes that the apparatus which knows the external world is his mind (via the five senses), but more perceptive individuals understand that the mind itself is cognizable by the intellect. Wise souls recognize that the sense of self (the pseudo-ego) is the perceiver of their intellects, whereas awakened persons have realized that the true self/Self is the witness of ALL these temporal phenomena.
      The true self is synonymous with Consciousness, or with Infinite Awareness, or the Undifferentiated Unified Field (“Brahman”, in Sanskrit).

      The dialectic exercise in the following three paragraphs should help one to understand the nature of the fundamental conscious observer, that is, the ULTIMATE observer of all phenomena (i.e. the subject/Subject, which is the authentic self, as opposed to material objects):

      If one were to ask you whether you are the same person or individual you were at birth (or even at conception), you would probably respond in the affirmative. So, then, what PRECISELY is it about you which has remained constant since conception? In other words, what is the self-identity you had as an infant, which is the present “you”? It cannot be any part of your body or mind, since none of the atoms or molecules in your zygote body are extant, and “you” certainly did not possess a mind at conception. If you are reasonably intelligent, you may claim that your genome is the same now as it was then. However, it has recently been scientifically demonstrated that genetic code can (and usually does) change throughout an individual’s lifetime. Furthermore, nobody actively conceives of their essential nature being a bunch of genes!

      More intelligent souls would probably counter thus: “The thing which stays the same from my birth to the present time is my sense of self.” This too, is fallacious, since the sense of self does not emerge until at least a couple of years after birth. An infant has no ideation of itself as an individual actor. You may then say “I was a (male/female) human being” but that doesn’t specify any PARTICULAR human (you, yourself).

      So, then, what EXACTLY is it which remains “you” from conception till death? That is the “I am” which precedes any artificial sense of self. In other words, rather than saying “I am a man/woman/human/king/pilot/etc.”, simply the impersonal sense of “I am”. That is the true self, which is the Universal Self. Therefore, your essential nature is Cosmic Consciousness, usually called “God” by theists (see also Chapter 10).

      The Tao (The Reality [lit. The Way, The Path, or The Road]) which can be expressed in language is not the REAL Tao. All concepts are, by nature, relative, and at most, can merely point to the Absolute. That explains why some branches of theology use the apophatic method of discerning The Infinite (“neti neti”, [not this, not that], in Sanskrit). Also known in Latin as “via negativa” or “via negationis” theology, this philosophical approach to discovering the essential nature of Reality, gradually negates each description about Ultimate Reality, but not Reality Itself.

      Ultimate Reality (“Brahman”, in Sanskrit) alone is real – “real” in the sense that it is the never-mutable substratum of ALL existence. The wisest of the philosophers of ancient India distinguished the “real” from the “unreal” (“sat/asat”, in Sanskrit) by whether or not the “thing“ was eternal or ephemeral (cf. Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 1:3:28, Bhagavad-gītā 2:16, et altri).
      Gross material objects (such as one’s own body) and subtle material objects (such as thoughts) are always changing, and therefore not “real”.

      REALITY is clearly seen by those self-realized persons who have experienced spiritual awakenings (which occur either spontaneously, or after a gradual process over many months or years), yet only intellectually understood by those who have merely studied spiritual topics (that is, those who have practiced one of the four systems of religion described in Chapter 16 but have yet to awaken to their essential nature).

      “If you remain as you are now, you are in the wakeful state. This is abolished in the dream state.
      The dream state disappears, when you are in deep sleep. The three states come and go, but you are always there.
      Your real state, that of Consciousness itself, continues to exist always and forever and it is the only Reality.”
      “The ego is the identified consciousness. When the impersonal Consciousness identifies itself with the personal organism, the ego arises.”
      “The only true meditation is the constant impersonal witnessing of all that takes place in one’s life as mere movements in the universal Consciousness.”
      “Consciousness must first be there, before anything else can BE. All inquiry of the seeker of truth, must therefore, relate to this consciousness, this sense of conscious presence, which as such, has no personal reference to any individual.”
      “Insofar as you keep watching the mind and discover yourself as its witness, nothing else can project itself on the screen of consciousness.
      This is so, because two things cannot occupy the attention, at the same moment.Therefore, delve within and find out where thoughts arise.
      Seek the source of all thought and acquire the Self-knowledge, which is the awakening of Truth.”
      “Just as the difference between the space in a pot and the space outside it disappears when the pot is demolished, so also does duality disappear when it is realized that the difference between the individual consciousness and the Universal Consciousness does not in fact exist.”
      “All there is, is, is consciousness. That is the Source from which the manifestation has come.
      …And the mind is merely a reflection of that Consciousness.”
      “All there is is Consciousness, not aware of Itself in Its noumenal Subjectivity, but perceived by Itself as phenomenal manifestation in Its objective expression. If this is understood in depth, there is nothing more to be understood.”
      Ramesh S. Balsekar,
      Indian Spiritual Teacher.

      “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Spirit. This Spirit is the matrix of all matter.”
      “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
      Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck,
      German Theoretical Physicist.

  3. RELATIVE TRUTH: *Amazon delivery man knocks on door*
    ABSOLUTE TRUTH: *Leo says “I’m making a video”*

    • He was a little blunt and short with him, but he was also the same as leo and so leo was rude to himself as it turns out as we are all consciousness. thinking about it, leo deserved to be rude to leo for being rude to leo as a result of being rude to leo. It all balances out in the end.

  4. There’s a typo in the bio, if I’m not mistaken. “traps that come” instead of “traps that comes”

    I haven’t watched the video yet but I’m sure it’s brilliant and essential material ☺️

    • Could also drop the S from traps and it would work.

  5. Once one realizes there’s only One Substance language fragmentation becomes apparent.

  6. Called mom; she assures me that I am real… but now she’s a bit worried about me.

    • you are your mom trying to prevent you from realizing that you are unreal

  7. I’m going to find out July 7th through the 14th if what you say is true. I’m leaving for a 5-day intensive 5meo retreat…

    • If you manage to remain sane and alive, can you tell us if you found this information based off of your trip true?

    • @Adrian Kovacsactually hoping it makes me sane;) I’ll report my experience for sure. I am going to video log it all!

    • Interesting. I’ve also thought about doing something simular, but with muhroom, propably next summer thought. Plan is to save some money until I have enough saving to live off it for a few months. Then I’ll go on a search to find these muchrooms out in nature myself. 🙂

  8. Many of your perceptions of “truth” are relativistic. Things that you say about people being self deceived into a delusion of their own making; can in essence be attributed to (you), each person on their own.
    After many years of inward interpretation of reality has been that i am opposite of my hallucinogenic younger being. I am more at peace now than ever.
    It seems to me an easier more relaxed way of being. With this comes more insight of mind and less control by emotion to a conclusion.
    You are very intelligent but somewhat spinning a narrative to the way you think. I’m not saying you are wrong, per se, just it has not been my experience. Through conflict comes peace. That conflict being a singular experience; not a mass of others concept to compare.

  9. The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse:
    – But Leo..!
    – Is not a bug, it is a feature.
    – TAADAAA!
    – The intro sound is what you hear when you die.

  10. The first time I opened to this I was looking at a door and before I opened it I realized. Somehow a metal door was ordinary enough to become the whole universe. It through a knockout punch to Rupert spira, Jesus, Ramana, nisargadatta, religions and all science at one time. I was left with absolute truth and then any fantasies I want to play in the rest of my radically changed life.

  11. I think being able to balance your emotions helps so much with this. Fear will guide your intellect and feelings toward safe misconceptions and prevent you from allowing the borders to disssolve

  12. Shortly. – Absolute truth is the content within consciousness. The raw data. If the truth is how it is the case, that means that if you believe you exist, which you do, that means that it s the absolute truth, no doubts permitted. It’s so crystal clear now.

  13. Leo if everything is connected why are humans the only animals to understand consciousness why does my dog have to forever chase his tail

  14. What is looking through the eyes is the absolute truth 👀

  15. I am ” a consciousness” like an ocean, and my body is like a fish swimming in it. Water is all around me, the medium through which I pass. The water flows in the gills of the fish, all the gills of my fish go through… and the ocean is one. I experienced and felt what I went through from a different perspective. As evidence to erase all memories in our bodies, leave only the consciousness, then connect our consciousness, and feel who we are??

  16. Leo, when you say what you imagine becomes reality, are you talking about reality in a relative sense or about Reality with a capital R / “physical reality”?

  17. What’s with the quote at the top of the episode? Rudy Giuliani?!? Why quote him? And it’d mean more if it said “the truth isn’t the Truth” small t truth is relative where Capital T truth is the absolute.

  18. He still didnt answer how the ‘absolute truth’ isnt just his mind convincing him it is lol

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