Richard G. Petty, MD

Learning the Truth

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“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you and when you have thus learned the truth, you will know that all living beings are but a part of Me – and that they are in Me, and are Mine.”           

–Bhagavad Gita (Ancient and Sacred Sanskrit Poem Incorporated into the Mahabharata; Ch. 4: 34-35)   

Listening For the Truth

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“The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.”

–George Dana Boardman (American Baptist Minister, 1801-1831)

Perspectives on Science and Truth

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“The theist is persuaded that while nothing that contradicts science is likely to be true, still nothing that stops with science can be the whole truth.”          

–Gordon W. Allport (American Psychologist, 1897-1967)   

“The Individual and His Religion: A Psychological Interpretation” (Gordon W. Allport)

The Value of the Quest

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“But the important thing is not the finding, it is the seeking, it is the devotion with which one spins the wheel of prayer and scripture, discovering the truth little by little. If this machine gave you the truth immediately, you would not recognize it, because your heart would not have been purified by the long quest.”

–Umberto Eco (Italian Writer and Semiologist, 1932-


“Foucault’s Pendulum” (Umberto Eco)

True Wealth

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“True wealth does not burn; it cannot be stolen by a thief.”  

–Sri Guru Granth Sahib (a.k.a. Adi Granth, Sacred Text of Sikhism, completed in 1604)

Your Truth Sense

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“A feeling for the truth and the ability to understand it are present in every human being.”

–Rudolf Steiner (Croatian-born Austrian Mystic, Occultist, Social Philosopher, Architect and Founder of Anthroposophy, 1861-1925)   

“Theosophy” (Rudolf Steiner)

Receiving the Truth


“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”           

–Anaïs Nin (French-born American Writer, 1903-1977)   

The Light of Truth

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“The truth dazzles gradually, or else the world would be blind.”      

–Emily Dickinson

 (New England Mystic Poet, 1830-1886)

Truth For Its Own Sake


“A person receives enlightenment when governed by the love of truth for its own sake and not for any selfish or worldly reason.”

–Emanuel Swedenborg (Swedish Scientist, Mystic and Philosopher, 1688-1772)

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“Arcana Coelestia: Or Heavenly Mysteries Contained in the Sacred Scriptures or, Word of the Lord. Volume 6” (Emanuel Swedenborg)

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