The four noble truths of Triadic Philosophy



The four noble truths of Triadic Philosophy 
can be expressed in many ways 
but they all boil down to 
statements about four words: 
Tolerance, Helpfulness, 
Democracy and Non-idolatry. 
These words are the ontological basis 
for the ethical barrier or gateway 
between all human beings and 
Reality on one side 
and on the other the Aesthetic realm 
which we occupy and where we fashion 
our ongoing performance 
as occupants of Earth. 
These words describe the only 
ascriptions of worth that 
would be worth saying 
if you were toting up things 
you had done that made you admirable, 
good, noble, etc. 
You might then say:
"I have practiced tolerance 
by being strong in the face of difficulties 
and forgiving in the face of things I abhor 
and non-judgmental toward those 
with whom I profoundly disagree. 
I have practiced helpfulness by keeping 
my eyes open to the needs of others 
and by giving of myself as I am able. 
I have practiced democracy 
by speaking out for humane values and rights 
and by exercising my own rights 
to life, dignity and freedom. 
And I have stood silent and speechless 
before the vast vista of Reality 
which I will never, 
from where I am, 
grasp but which I daily affirm.  

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