Self-knowledge 02 The Knowledge of This Moment.mp3
Freedom from suffering can only be found through a specific kind of knowledge that we can only find for ourselves if we know how. Learn about the consciousness, perception, jnana, and more. This lecture introduces and explains the 2,000 year old scripture Atma Bodha by Shankaracharya.
1. I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this treatise of the Knowledge of the Self, for those who have purified themselves by austerities and are peaceful in heart and calm, who are free from cravings and are desirous of liberation. 2. Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had. Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation. 3. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance. Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness. - Shankaracharya, Atma Bodha
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“Gnosis is lived upon facts, withers away in abstractions, and is difficult to find even in the noblest of thoughts.”