The Truth

On one of the occasions when I visited London in the distant past, stood on a crate in ‘The Speakers’ Corner’ in Hyde Park, a man dressed in black, and loudly declared that the God of Jews is the only one, that Moses is the Prophet and that the words of the Torah are the only truth.

Six years ago, on a crate in that corner, another man dressed in black stood up, loudly declaring that the God of Christians is the one and only, that Jesus is the Prophet and that the words of the New Testament are the only truth…

At September this year stood on a crate in the same corner, a black-clad man and declared loudly that the God of Muslims is the one and only, that Muhammad is the Prophet and that the words of the Quran are the only truth.

Same same!

At each of these opportunities I chose to respond, and my first question was: What is that truth they are talking about? The answers I received were stuttered and accompanied by quotations from the scriptures … none of them were complete, compelling, clear and to the point…

At each of these opportunities, this question led to a discussion, which led to a kind of debate, which, as is customary at Hyde Park, led to a gathering of people’s circles around…

My argument was in all three cases that the truth is primarily a question mark…it is not in the hands of anyone and at the same time it may be in us all, that there are no significant gaps between one prophet and another, that we are the creators of Names (God, Allah, god) for the same unclear and unknown source that we all probably came from, and we all probably will also go back to – We are doing this just for the sake of grasping something, and that all of these texts, beautiful and smart as they are, in the end, texts written by flesh and blood.

I added that In my experience, there is a frequency where we can, if we just want to, meet and   connect with each other … in each of us’s hands to make his way to that frequency without having to follow the paths of others (since, in my opinion, as the number of people, so the number of paths) and no need to cling to what created it all…

In all three cases things, so it seems, remained open, and they continue to resonate with me … hope that with them too …