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Knowledge seems to imply that knowing something is final and absolute, as though first there was ignorance and now I know and that is all. But this is not the spirit of knowledge which is simply to love the process of learning above all else.
TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE IS NOT TO KNOW
it is rather
TO BE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN INVESTIGATING, probing, wondering, experimenting, reflecting……attaining knowledge is unceasingly active and ongoing.
The one who knows— knows that there is not some final end to knowing. And this is because the who knows, also knows, that he does not and cannot know with absolute certainty.
Among the most wise you find humility and a bowing down to the ultimate mystery of existence because when you probe the furthest reaches of what could possibly be known you find uncertainty.
Take for example this astounding passage taken from a creation myth in the Rig Veda, most sacred text of the hindu religion:
Who (then) knows whence* it (existence) has arisen?
Whether (God) disposed of it, or whether he did not,-
Only he who is its overseer in highest heaven knows,
or perhaps he does not know. #ashtanga #yoga #sideangleposture #standingpostures #bandhas #yogastrength #asanakitchen