Today our knowledge has
Today our knowledge has expanded greatly with the help of science and technology. But knowledge regarding our own mind, our deep nature, is still limited in the Western world.
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet. Phillip Earl Stanhope
That knowledge by which one undivided spiritual nature is seen in all living entities, though they are divided into innumerableforms, you should understand to be in the mode of goodness. (18.20)
And that knowledge by which one is attached to one kind of work as the all in all, without knowledge of the truth, and which isvery meager, is said to be in the mode of darkness. (18.22)
Sri Sri: Knowledge is possible only when you come close. It can’t blossom from distance. Being together is the foundation of knowledge.
This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives directperception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed. (9.2)
Having obtained real knowledge from a self-realized soul, you will never fall again into such illusion, for by this knowledge youwill see that all living beings are but part of the Supreme, or, in other words, that they are Mine. (4.35)
Sri Sri: Knowledge and devotion are two legs of a chair. If you pull one, next follows. Knowledge brings devotion and vice versa.
Knowledge, the object of knowledge, and the knower are the three factors that motivate action; the senses, the work and the doerare the three constituents of action. (18.18)
Intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, control of the senses, control of the mind, happiness and distress, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, nonviolence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame andinfamy — all these various qualities of living beings are created by Me alone. (10.4-5)