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Musings in the Happiness thread made me wonder about the nature of truth and reality. So I did a little searching, to see if I could find what other people thought of it.
This article implied that Buddhist truths about suffering were part of the ultimate truth about life and reality, which I’m inclined to believe in.
The truth of inter-being, that Thich Nhat Hanh likes to talk about, is also an aspect of ultimate truth, that we are all inter-related. Perhaps that we are all one is also a related truth.
Further I found this article from a more Christian perspective,
Which argues that god is the ultimate reality, and that it can be pursued from moral and philosophical standpoints, with certain consensus viewpoints as starting points. Not sure how I feel about that, it seems a somewhat muddled area of thinking.
What is your thinking on ultimate truth? Is truth more important than happiness?