From childhood and youth onward, the via crucis of our miserable existence begins with many mental twists, intimate family tragedies, differences at home and at school, etc.
It is clear that in childhood and youth, save for very rare exceptions, all these problems do not get to affect us in a really profound way; but when we get older, the questions begin: Who am I? Where do I come from? Why do I have to suffer? What is the purpose of existence? Etc., etc.
All of us on the path of life have asked ourselves these questions. We have all, at some point, wanted to investigate, inquire, know the reason for so many sorrows, upsetting experiences, struggles and sufferings, but unfortunately, we always end up bottled up in some theory, in some opinion, in some belief, in what the neighbor said, in what some decrepit old man replied to us, etc.
We have lost the true innocence and peace of the tranquil heart, and therefore we are not able to directly experience the Truth in all its rawness. We depend on what others say and it is clear that we are going down the wrong path.
The capitalist society radically condemns atheists, those who do not believe in God.
The Marxist-Leninist society condemns those who do believe in God, but deep down both things are the same, a matter of opinions, whims of the people, projections of the mind. Neither credulity nor incredulity nor skepticism means having experienced the Truth.
The mind can afford the luxury of believing, doubting, expressing an opinion, making conjectures, etc., but that is not experiencing the Truth.
We can also afford the luxury of believing in the Sun or not believing in it, and even doubting it, but the king star will continue to give its light and life to everything that exists, without our opinions having the least importance to it.
Behind the blind belief, behind incredulity and skepticism, there hide many shades of false morality and many mistaken concepts of false respectability in whose shadow the “I” strengthens.
The capitalist type of society and the communist type of society have, each in its own way and according to its own whims, prejudices and theories, its own special kind of morality. What is moral within the capitalist bloc is immoral within the communist bloc and vice versa.
Morality depends on the customs, on the place, on the era. What is moral in one country, is immoral in another country, and what was moral in one era, is immoral in another. Morality has no essential value whatsoever; by analyzing it in depth, it turns out to be one hundred percent stupid.
Fundamental Education does not teach morality. Fundamental Education teaches Revolutionary Ethics, and that is what the new generations need.
Since the terrifying night of the centuries, in all times, there have always been men who turned away from the world to seek the Truth.
It is absurd to turn away from the world to seek the Truth because it is found within the world and within man here and now.
The Truth is the unknown from moment to moment, and it is not by separating ourselves from the world or abandoning our fellow men that we can discover it.
It is absurd to say that all Truth is half-truth and that all Truth is half-wrong.
The Truth is radical, and it is or it is not. It can never be half-truth, it can never be half-wrong.
It is absurd to say that the Truth is of time and that what in one time was, in another time it is not.
The Truth has nothing to do with time. The Truth is timeless. The “I” is time, and therefore, it cannot know the Truth.
It is absurd to assume conventional, temporal, relative truths. People mistake concepts and opinions for that which is the Truth.
The Truth has nothing to do with opinions, nor with the so-called conventional truths, for these are only inconsequential projections of the mind.
The Truth is the unknown from moment to moment, and can only be experienced in the absence of the Psychological “I”.
The Truth is not a matter of sophistry, concepts, opinions. The Truth can only be known through direct experience.
The mind can only opine, and opinions have nothing to do with the Truth.
The mind can never conceive the Truth.
Teachers of schools, colleges and universities must experience the Truth and indicate the path to their disciples.
The Truth is a matter of direct experience, it is not a matter of theories, opinions or concepts.
We can and must study, but it is urgent to experience for ourselves and in a direct manner what is true in each theory, concept, opinion, etc., etc., etc.
We must study, analyze, inquire, but we also urgently need to experience the Truth contained in everything that we study.
It is impossible to experience the Truth while the mind is agitated, convulsed, tormented by opposing opinions.
It is only possible to experience the Truth when the mind is still, when the mind is in silence.
Teachers in schools, colleges and universities must show students the path of deep inner meditation.
The path of deep inner meditation leads us to the stillness and silence of the mind.
When the mind is still, empty of thoughts, desires, opinions, etc., when the mind is silent, the Truth comes to us.
Fundamental Education, Chapter XVIII, “The Truth”
Samael Aun Weor