“The works of men are imperfect, and no man has ever seen the Light of Truth in absolute purity. Therefore, though two things within the body of our written records may appear contradictory, if not capable of reconciliation through greater understanding, the thing written later, unless a manifest error, shall be more acceptable. Be men of good faith, goodwill and common sense. Nothing passing through the hands of many men escapes contamination. Only sincerity and diligence will maintain its purity. Nevertheless, having established something, uphold it steadfastly. In this sphere of falsity, cling to every truth, as a man swept out to sea by the river torrent clings to a log.” ~The Kolbrin Bible (SOF:1:15)
Light of Truth
I don’t think it is accurate to say that no man (or human, to be more accurate) has ever seen the Truth in absolute purity. I think it would be accurate to say no one who is still in physical form has seen pure truth. Ascended masters, however, are another story. At some point in our continued spiritual evolution we must reach that point, otherwise the whole journey is pointless. Why climb the mountain if you know you can never reach the top?
It is true that written records can never contain all of the truth. Nor should they. Certain truths are never put into writing for fear they will fall into the wrong hands.
Another reason why written records of spiritual truth are never completely accurate is because human language was developed to deal with the realm of matter. It is just not possible using such words to accurately describe the spiritual realms. For that reason, allegory is often used. Later, foolish people may treat the allegorical tales as if they should betaken literally.
The quote says that nothing passes through the hands of many men escapes contamination. This is especially true of translations. Few, if any, translators are so proficient in multiple languages that they can accurately translate everything. Even fewer have the spiritual knowledge to be able to translate spiritual writings correctly when sometimes the literal meaning of the original words are not as important as their symbolic meaning, or even how they sound when spoken aloud. Continue reading “Written Records and the Light of Truth”