According to Buddha, "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." While the quote sounds deep and meaningful it is far from the truth, or 'reality'. Let's just look at it; the sun, the moon and the truth cannot be hidden.
The sun and the moon can sometimes be hidden temporarily by cloud cover or eclipse but for all intents and purposes they cannot really be hidden. But what if a person had been placed in an indoor prison and spent the remainder of their life without ever viewing the outdoors or the sky? Would the moon not be long hidden? In contrast, the truth is all too often hidden whether it be by chance or design.
If the truth were as unhidden as the moon and the sun imagine the vast differences there would be in the world. More often than not the truth comes to us in reflections and in bits and pieces.
I am all for peace and love and being good to your neighbor but I have to disagree with you Buddha. I like your little statues, but comparing the transparency and availability of truth to that of the sun and moon? Every day untold truths are hidden or lost forever.
Who killed Kennedy? What happened to that Lindbergh baby? What was all that stuff going on at Roswell in 1947? How did Marilyn die? Is God real? How were the pyramids built? How did life begin? How did the Earth, even the Universe come into existence? Do ghosts really exist? Why are there so many different kinds of pickles on the store shelf? I could continue with things that we do not, or can not possibly, know the truth about.
Look in your own personal life; there is much truth that is hidden there as well.
Truth is a Treasure
Truth is a treasure that we must seek and not something that you just look up into the sky and see. The truth does not come delivered so easily dear Buddha. The quote may seem cute and quaint but it is far from wise in my opinion.
Books have been written about the questions I listed above. For a very long time mankind (and womankind) have wrestled with questions like these and searched for the truth. Of course there were, and still are, plenty of those who did the opposite and dedicated their lives to hiding the truth, or at least those parts of it they found inconvenient.
There you go! Some people would write about nearly anything and others may even read some of it who knows. Well, you never know what I might decide to write about here. Hey, most of the time I have very little idea myself what I will write about until after I sit down to it. But the good thing is that I am not writing to please anyone and so it doesn't really matter.
So for those who did actually read this, what do you think? Is the truth easy to find and impossible to hide for long? Sometimes the truth is so obvious that it can be seen by all, sometimes the truth takes a bit of digging and thought, other times the truth takes knowing the "right" person, yet other times the truth is unknowable.
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