What is the fundamentally true and how can it be safely discerned from what presents itself as true, but which in reality is fundamentally wrong? What are the criteria that allow such an investigation
through stable paths based on authentic values, such as powerful lighthouses anchored deep within ourselves that can - once awake - illuminate the darkness of a seemingly unreasonable existence ?
Starting from the principle that everything emanates from a single original source, things and beings are in constant interaction each other more or less perceptible according to the vibratory height where they are located. Seen from this angle, what
is necessary, if not urgent, for humanity in the coming years is to recognise that realization as an organic Unity depends on its ability to contemplate herself as a single organism. Each member, a living cell of this organism, is by its deep connection with
the other members, called to an extraordinary cosmic adventure by the awakening of his spiritual consciousness within an infinite spiral of evolution. This allows him to participate in spheres of intelligible understanding where the reality of information
assimilated to each degree reached, is always greater than that of the previous degree. As long as the consciousness of the drowsy man is captivated by the apparent separation of things and beings which characterizes the duality that reigns over the world
of sensible phenomena, it remains necessarily egocentric. Therefore this awakening can not take place, or only partially, and our neighbor will always be an enemy if his interests are against our interests.
No political system can impose peace on men by force, for peace is the fruit that can be gathered only after a hard internal struggle to be conducted individually and that
can only be win by top fight by each one of us. This struggle consists symbolically in the transformation of the psychic energies and their "centripetal" forces (all for myself and keep it for myself) into "centrifugal" forces, namely : receive All, transform
All, and re-give All. Thus, the good of one will be the good of everyone and the self-interest will be transmuted into a deep vision to the understanding of "the otherone" in the Unity of Awakened Consciousness.
Only this awakening, which widens the circle of consciousness and opens it to all that is potentially possible, allows a vibratory elevation that releases the highest energies of inspiration on a path that advances from reality to
a larger reality up to 'to reach the "Ultimate Reality".
This discernment of the Authentic True was clearly posited by Plato 2400 years ago, by
his philosophy based on the primordial Archetypes, the "Ideas", then his famous Trinity: Truth Beauty and Goodness.
As an idealistic philosopher, Plato thinks that Ideas are "more real"
than matter. Thus an object, for example a tree or an animal can disappear because its life is transient, but the idea of the tree and the animal is eternal. Material beings are therefore perishable, whereas Ideas are imperishable.
In the allegory of the cave he says that we look like men who are tied up, seated, in an obscure cavern, so that they can neither turn their heads nor see anything other than what draws on a wall in front of them. Behind
them burns a great fire that projects on the wall the shadows of real things that have passed between them and the fire. Being unable to see anything else, they hold these shadows as the one and only object of their visual perception. Thus, according to Plato,
the objects perceived by our senses in the visible world are only shadows in relation to ideas, that is, their true reality. At the end of this allegory Socrates addresses his interlocutor Glaucon in these terms:
"That is precisely, dear Glaucon, the image of our condition. The underground lair is this visible world: the fire that illuminates it is the light of the sun: this captive who ascends to the upper region and contemplates it, it is
the soul which rises in intelligible space. At least that is my thought, since you want to know it: God knows if it is true. As for me, the thing seems to me as I am going to say. At the last limits of the intellectual world, is the idea of the good which
one perceives with difficulty, but which one can not perceive without concluding that it is the cause of all that is beautiful and good; that in the visible world, it produces the light and the star from which it comes directly; that in the invisible world
it is she who directly produces truth and intelligence; that we must finally have our eyes on this idea to conduct ourselves wisely in private or public life. (Timothy 35-36)
Thus for Plato,
the Ideas also designate, and even above all, the high Ideals, among which is the one that can be considered as the cornerstone of his philosophy : Truth, Goodness and Beauty. In this ideal, this "Platonic triangle", each of these three elements refers
us to the other two and can reach its highest value only if the two other elements are an integral part of itself.
- Truth is authentic only if it radiates the beauty of the ideal world of the soul and offers goodness for everyone.
- Goodness is only authentic
if it represents a source of happiness for all and radiates the Beauty of Truth.
- Beauty is only authentic insofar as it radiates the essence of Truth
and the high ethics of Goodness.
This Platonic triad appears as a key not only opening the door of any philosophy worthy
of the name but it penetrates to the very essence of the object of our study about the Origin of all things. The truth, the truth, of which we are speaking here obviously does not concern material things. If I see a chair and declare that the object of my
vision is a chair, I will state a truth and everyone will approve it. But in the realm of ideas and theories elaborated by thought, it is quite different. How many philosophical systems, religious movements or political regimes do they think they hold the
one and only truth and do not give themselves body and soul to their service, going so far as to commit the most heinous crimes in order to impose their "truth" to the rest of humanity? Can we detect any trace of beauty or kindness in such an attitude?
Diametrically opposed, Plato's vision of the Truth presents itself as a slow and progressive elevation of the soul until it can reach the ultimate reality of the original Being. This is his
divine signature: the spark of Light that the original Will has breathed in the soul since his creation, and it's because of this inner connection with the Divine that soul has the capacity to transmit - by means of inspiration - into the human mind the divine
Will and the emanation of his Laws of Rhythm, Order, Number, and Harmony, from which springs all creation.