5 Proofs of Reality
How do we know what we know?
How sure are we that the spiritual information we receive is true?
More and more there is a growing risk of spirituality to be seen as quackery and falling into disrepute.
In addition, there are a lot of people jumping onto the occult bandwagon with an ideal for sensationalism and fiction instead of reality.
Here are 5 ways to prove that the knowledge is in accordance with reality. While some are not fool proof methods, it will suffice for those that needs it.
1. Proof by logic
One of the ways to prove a certain thing is true is through logic.
Logic uses the principle of non-contradiction and irrefutable thought.
This means that any facts cannot contradict any known fact.
If we know that hippos can’t fly and you say that you saw a hippo flying, then it is not logical at best.
Example of Logic:
- If all cats in the room are white
- And there’s a cat named “Dragon”
- Then the cat “Dragon” is also white
There can be no other conclusion.
Including within logic is using mathematics to prove that a theory is true because mathematics is the study of exactitude.
This is extremely useful for people who wants to know exactly the proof of what he/she wish to know.
The problem of logic is that if the premises are false, then the conclusion is also false.
So you must start with the right assumption in order to get the right logic.
2. Proof by prediction
If you put your hand in fire, it will burn you.
That is the prediction. If you try, and it did burned you, then that is proof.
Prediction comes from those who have some insight into the future.
Proof by prediction is highly unpredictable because we won’t know what will happen. It’s not exact.
Because of the many attempts at doomsday prediction, people generally won’t believe that it will happen to them!
Also, people don’t listen in general to predictions.
I can only say with some certainty that weather prediction is one we listen to. If a shaman is highly respected, we may adhere to his/her predictions.
3. Proof by Explanation
Let’s say that I predicted that touching fire will burn your hand but you did not believe it.
So now I can explain to you why touching fire will burn. I can tell you that:
- Fire is very, very hot and is about 600 degrees. Your hand cannot sustain the heat for long.
- I’ve touched fire once and it burned my hand
Of many explanations, we should abide to Occam’s Razor: the simpler explanation is usually better.
If one explains a certain thing, then the person explaining it should know the workings of the thing said.
4. Proof by Experimentation
Using the principle of Cause and Effect, one can experiment to see what happens.
Science has mainly worked on this line of thought:
- Predict what you think will happen
- Test it out
- See what the results are
However, certain knowledge about reality becomes harder to experiment with because you cannot control the thing you are experimenting with.
While you can experiment with chemicals, one cannot use experimentation to see beyond the reality of the physical world.
Thus, one can only experiment with what one can already grasp.
5. Proof by Knowing
When a developed spiritual being awakens more of his/her objective consciousness/Higher Self, the ability to know things becomes more prominent.
Call it “intuition” or “clairvoyance”, it is knowing without knowing
Proof is Not Opinion
Notice that none of these proofs have anything to do with opinions.
Opinions is subjective thinking which arises only from oneself.
In order to prove a thing is true in accordance with reality, we must forego oneself and know things objectively.