This man is phenomenal. His thought process is inspiring because it’s SO well-thought-out. It blows my mind the way Charles Eisenstein does. Insane!
So i’m still not really sure why i feel compelled to blog when i don’t even share this blog with anyone. I don’t even really read it myself. it has been therapeutic to type tho. I love typing and writing and expressing myself and connecting. So i’ll just keep doing this.
Question: how can we know ourselves?
“You may have all the academic degrees in the world, but if you don’t know yourself you are a most stupid person. To know oneself is the very purpose of all education. Without self-knowledge, merely to gather facts or take notes so that you can pass examinations is a stupid way of existence. You may be able to quote the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran, and the Bible, but unless you know yourself you are like a parrot repeating words. Whereas, the moment you begin to know yourself, however little, there is already set going an extraordinary process of creativeness. It is discovery to suddenly see yourself as you actually are greedy, quarrelsome, angry, envious, stupid. To see the fact without trying to alter it, just to see exactly where you are is deeper infinitely, because there is no end to self-knowledge.
Through self-knowledge, you begin to find out what is God, what is truth, what is that state which is timeless. Your teacher may pass on to you the knowledge which he received from his teacher, and you may do well in your examinations, get a degree and all the rest of it; but, without knowing yourself as you know your own face in the mirror, all other knowledge has very little meaning. Learned people who don’t know themselves are really unintelligent; they don’t know what thinking is, what life is.
Self-knowledge is the beginning of all wisdom. In self-knowledge is the whole universe; it embraces all the struggles of humanity.”