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93 Truth Matters

A Discourse

by Alireza Nurbakhsh

In a time when fake news, climate change denial, and conspiracy theories loom large in our lives, it is important to remind ourselves that the driving force behind both our scientific enterprise and spiritual awakening has always been our search for the truth.

Truth matters not simply because we want to have an objectively correct view of the world and ourselves, but because a worldview based on falsehood will eventually lead to our demise. Truth also matters as the basis of scientific inquiry.

In Sufism, the aim is to experience the truth of the divine through love, not the falsehood of thoughts and actions that stem from the ego. The goal is to realize that we are part of the whole, to experience the Unity of Being without seeing ourselves as different and distinct from the whole. For the Sufis, the truth lies hidden within oneself and therefore the seeker of the truth is ultimately on a path of self-discovery.


Perspectives on Climate Change

87Discourse-3MonkwithdogsDiscourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh

Without wishing to make a claim as to what is possible in the realm of science and technology or in the context of the global community of nation states,

Summer Issue 2014

SUFI87_MASTER_ART_FILE_MAY2014-05.inddSUFI Issue #87-ENVIRONMENT features LES SPONSEL on Spiritual Ecology, SEEKING THE KOGI a journey in Colombia, artist ANDY GOLDSWORTHY photo essay, and an interview with SATISH KUMAR on his New Ecological Paradigm.