True Knowledge for the Pilgrim

True Knowledge for the Pilgrim

Not at the beginning of a sentence sounds as a declaration of refutation, but the truth of the matter as based upon the principle of causality is that there may at times be the necessity to begin one’s essay or sentence with “not”; begin with “not” because the previous arguments have been proven inadequate in terms of content, or, that the logic behind their arguments is lacking in terms of reason and fact.
The content should match the logical pattern of reason, and the facts stated should in all ways be based on truth and not opinion.

Living in a world where opinion seems to take priority over fact, and where the supposed but not exactly experienced to full expanse are used to justify the truth or at least give a veritable similarity of what is in “reality” the premise for the argument on or in the stead of truth, often results in the wrong conclusion being made on the given phenomena under speculation and the source of the argument on truth: we therefore are wittingly or unknowingly become followers of partial truths, turn them into religion that we pass on to the masses on various platforms of expression, leading to the birth and the proliferation of confusion that soon leads to the blooming of chaos.

As every man, woman, and child begin to take in half-truth and become dogmatic about it, that is, begin to assert that the unproved or the unprovable principles as the authority for guiding their personal living and their interactions with fellow human beings and nature, then we are bound to end up living in a world of the mad; where every human being lives in their own private world with its own principles, that they enforce by imposing them on others of lesser strength and power: the reason for truth is lost, and the quest for knowledge becomes a fickle affair, and what we get in essence is just the dross skimmed off the top. This dross if believed as truth soon sows seeds of individualism, and separation among societies, leaving the question; how do we acquire true knowledge?

Come forth to the fore, and bring thine own opinion, but the opinion should be based on the intention to reveal the truth. If the present is a river we should ford on the way to the future, we should focus on getting to the truth always, for we cannot base such a future on a lie or a bunch of lies.

We should in the “now” strive to be taught on the real truth, and not on the short-sighted speculations of individuals whose intentions are dubious, and whose understanding of that which they deliver to the public sphere as perspective is in actual fact based on false and partial evidence.

Knowledge is to a large extent the completion of practical curiosity born out of the will to progress harmoniously into the future; when one knows, it is because practical experience has taught varied lessons on how to approach, how to engage, and how to operate that which is being confronted, for the sole purpose gaining true knowledge which cannot be refuted by anyone or anything.

Knowledge does not leave the masses stuck in the mire of uncertainty; it shows the way in which we can progress harmoniously as a unit and a community into the future.

If the knowledge one has merely serves to fulfil the needs of one side of humanity and to leave the other side impoverished, then such knowledge is not knowledge but merely a formula for self-aggrandisement.  True knowledge is always aware of the full expanse of the circle of life; that all sides seen and in the shadows have a contribution to make in the advancement of the planet as a whole.

Ignoring the needs of a given sector on the basis of its humanity or sub-humanity, and the impacts our “knowing” acts may have on the general well-being of the world, is in essence the origin of that which may at the end of the day be unsavoury for the doer and for those upon which it is done.

Of the ways wars were fought by Ford I know little, of those I and the world now have to contend with I am very familiar.
The wars fought by the real people that fought the old war to gain progress in a lot of ways seem futile affairs that ended up in nothing but misery for one side and splendour for the other.

History offers perspectives on how Mr. Ford introduced the concept of mass-production, which to a large extent helped the world to gain momentum in the innate or taught human instinct to progress to a better tomorrow.

The invention thereof was good, but the rate of carbon emissions and their negative impact on the global climate is an unsavoury outcome, we are now forced to deal with the repercussions, and the reality is that many are either disinterested or are not aware of what our given industry is doing to the global climate. Those who ‘know’ do not act adequately enough to reduce the impact global climate change has on the lives of all the creatures in the world.

Instead, one hears of projects started in various parts of the world, and the methods they apply exacerbate the problems instead of reducing them. What climatic history has taught is ignored in the quest for paper money, and the selfish excuse lies on the “live for today, tomorrow will sort itself out” principle.

The question is; will tomorrow sort itself out? Is it not rightly planned today? There is stark evidence that proves that actions result in reactions, and if we know this one fact; why do we largely seem to ignore the reactions that might come in the wake of our present actions?
For now, it seems that in has come in a new era where the laws being adopted are setting man in an ageless bondage, ageless because the repercussions thereof are vast in terms of how they will be countered should their statutes prove in effect negative in terms of harnessing human potential for harmonious progress.

There are child laws that protect the rights of children, minors, and those without power, but there are no laws that safeguard the rights of those same individuals when they grow into adulthood.

I have so far seen no law or act that binds the state to ensure that it provides suitable employment for all citizens ignorant of their level of education.

There is no law in place that determines and controls the salary scale of each and every individual at work; what one sees are tremendous disparities in terms of pay whose gaps are growing into chasms because the known facts are ignored by those concerned with ensuring that they do not grow.
Rather, what one sees is the growing of a culture of individualism, where one individual feels they can benefit at the expense of all other individuals that serve under him or her. If an executive earns in excess of a 1,000, 000 annually, and the domestic worker that cleans their house, cleans and takes of their children, and takes to and from school earns less than 20, 000 per annum, then one wonders why the monthly salary as set by employment laws has set the salary scale of the domestic worker so low (less than 500).

This is an example that many know, but which will be hushed though the truth remains; the earnings often do not equal the basic needs, meaning that the poor employed only tread the winepress as donkeys would do.

They press the wine, but of the wine they will never get to taste because there are no laws that ensure they get their rightful share of the proceeds.

For some time (over 11 years and still counting), the little aid one has brought to human progress has now come to a stage where one should now know, bringing the fiscal pride does nothing to change the telling of the lore; the folklore of the poor and the underpaid, who often have the little they get as income as the only pride.

Do not misinterpret the term “pride” by associating it with vanity; pride in this instance has to with the feeling with the feeling of contentment and fulfilment that comes with being able to satisfy the basic human needs of their families.

That one can ensure the payment of their rent, the clothes on the backs of their children, and the food on their tables is a source of the right kind of pride.
But many cannot fulfil these basic needs and are forced to moonlight even though they are “employed”.

The knowledge is there, but the clichéd encouragements teach one not to protest against little pay, but “to accept the little that they get”.
This leads to the question; why do we now seem to be living in an era where being content with little is only the load of one side of society? Why should one side be able to live in splendour when the other side has to toil on hungry bellies?

There are seen facts that form part of our knowledge base, but they are ignored just so someone can have a house by the sea in which they spend less than 20 days of the 365 in a year. It seems that one side works so that the other side can acquire more assets and properties they in truth do not need.

About the ancient folklore on folks long gone into the other land who used to live under such sacred philosophies as Botho/Ubuntu there is only mention of when politicians politick, and academics speculate, in reality, there is none, but the narcissistic “everyman for himself” declaration.

The sacred knowledge systems, at whose core lay the universal belief that each one teach the next, that each individual’s existence depended on harmonious relationship with the next individual and the environment, and that all could live in harmony if they understood that their humanity is only because that others are have been scattered by selfish knowledge systems at whose core is the assertion that one should benefit from the efforts of others who get none of the benefit from fruits of their labour.

There are master classes who ascend to their stilted thrones through the efforts of others, and who upon their settling on their “high” thrones then look down upon those who lifted them up as slaves who deserve none of the joys associated with being on the upper echelon.

And the disease is passed on to following generations and a posterity that maintains the master-slave mentality. The children of the serfs can only look up and wish they were the sons and daughters of the “master-class”.

This is the wrong way to look at things; for all of us are born equal, and the knowledge we gather is only meant to serve those that do not possess it, for they too possess knowledges that benefit all.

Using knowledge as a premise for status is foolish; it is similar to a piston believing that it is better than the starter just because it gets to go up and down the shaft when the engine runs.

Leave all the thoughts of an age long gone and focus on thine own age, I say. There is just too much reference to the glories of an age long gone and too little focus of the problems and challenges in the present era.

We can only improve the world if we wake up and focus on something beneficial, something that is viewed in the light of bringing knowledge on things.

Such knowledge should of the truthful kind; the kind of knowledge that acknowledges the simple fact that all of us need each other because we are similar, the kind of knowledge that makes us aware that the continued exploitation of certain individuals can only result in divisions which will lead to the basic goals of progress not being realised.

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