by Nick Andrea
Our monthly theme for January is, “Capital ‘T’ Truth – how do we identify some fundamental truths to guide us?” In a world where there is so much yet unknown, we do our best to investigate what is and approximate the closest map of reality in our minds. That allows us to influence, change, and be at peace with the world. This, I believe, is the aim of science.
However, is it possible to discover some absolute, unchanging truth about the world by looking only outwardly? Our YRUU Popcorn Theology session for January is entitled, “What do I want to know?” But, who wants to know? Ramana Maharshi said,
Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
Perhaps, then, if we want to discover the Capital “T” Truth it is not enough just to look to the world without. Perhaps, our science must also examine the world within.