Truth, if it exists at all, cannot be formulated or fit into a system. Truth cannot appear in the form of a proposition, for proposition is by definition refutable while truth is by definition irrefutable.
Proposition belongs in the ontic sphere, realm of Being, while truth is essentially meontic, beyond-Being.
Truth cannot be a matter of fact.
Science being a body of facts and propositions is in principle inadequate in the face of truth. Science cannot rise up to truth, for it is science in the world while truth is science of the world.
Philosophy as long as it produces propositions and intellectual convictions is as inadequate as religion in pointing to the truth.
Religion is not about truth in itself and for itself; it is about what man likes the truth to be.
God being the relative absolute is the humanized absolute. Man is relative; the Principle is absolute; thus, man cannot but conceive of the principle in the form of the relative absolute, God and creation.
The perennial philosopher, however, when drops the human cover is able to stand up to truth and grasp the absolute principle precisely as the absolute principle.
God, creation, faith, and man all are worldly for the perennial philosopher. Then man of faith, love and devotion, and worship, the man of religion, wants truth for his own sake, for personal interest, on earth or in heaven. Perennial philosopher wants the truth for the sake of truth itself. He grasps the truth because he has become the truth. The human disguise has to fall for the dawn of truth.
Truth always transcends the many names and forms in which it is expressed. Truth transcends its own expression, for all expression is itself expression by the truth, in the truth, and under the truth.
Proposition is a fact within the grasp of reason while truth transcends reason and is grasped only by pure intellect.
Reason is the fallen intellect.
Fact is the fallen truth.
Proposition is the fallen experience.
Man is the fallen God.
World is the fallen consciousness.
Scientist is the fallen philosopher.
Modern philosopher is the rotten perennial philosopher.
Truth is not an intellectual conviction; it is not a belief or an object of faith. One can believe or have faith in anything one wishes. One can hold any intellectual conviction. Truth, however, transcends the individual choice. It is not about what I like to be the case but about what is. Truth is seen when I am removed.
Truth is always right in front of me; it is obstructed by my own visions of truth. Let go of everything that is about “me” or “mine” and then you shall see the truth right away. Then you will wonder “how could I not see it? How on earth did I miss this?”
Truth is the direct realization of the Supreme Identity: The seeker, the sought, and the way are one and the same.