K n o w l e d g e f o r l i f e
Whenever our existence is threatened getting in a crisis, we are forced to question ourselves.
All our other relative sources of knowledge we rely on normally like the internet, becoming redundant dry up and, wanting to know more, suddenly we realise for the first time in our life how little we know about ourselves and our true nature and the nature of existence.
The truth is we know squat.
Wanting to know more where do we go?
Luckily we are not the first human beings to be faced with a crisis. Faced with similar crises, wanting to know the truth, in India human beings have always been able to go to the upanishads.
As timeless as time itself, the teachings of Self-knowledge, Atma Vidya have successfully answered all our questions uplifting human beings for countless generations. Curing us of all our human ignorance, called pramana, the means of knowledge, upanishadic wisdom is defined as: “Anadhigata abadhita jnana janakam sastram” – knowledge which is not available from any other source. Solving all our problems Self-knowledge has a reputation for helping human beings in distress. Because it has always shown human beings the truth, once the truth is known, upon verification it is never subject to cancelation.
Because Self-knowledge cures all suffering, it’s survival as a teaching was so important to Sri Adi Shankara 2500 years ago, that the sage dedicated his whole life to its revival. Thereafter treated as sacred, it was lost in mystery and religious orthodoxy. Hidden in taboo its methodology forgotten, threatened with extinction it became forbidden to teach Atma Vidya to foreigners and India’s lower caste. Only taught by priests to men who knew Sanskrit, modern revivalists, breaking with tradition have now translated Atma Vidya into English. Dragging the teaching of Self-knowledge out of the dark ages and and rescuing its methodology, the teaching of Self-knowledge has become available to the general public for the very first time.
Knowledge for the i generation
For the little wave to appear separate from the ocean, the whole ocean has to come into existence first.
For us to appear separate from each other and from the creation, the whole Creation has come into existence!
However as much as the little wave in the ocean is never separate from the ocean, being married to the ocean, so we are never separate from our true nature. Already part of the vast creation, already free, even if we don’t do know it, all we need is someone to point this out for us.
To deal with our sense of separation all humanity needs to remove is blindness. Through an education in Self-Knowledge we learn what is already true by nature. Before we try to take ownership of what already belongs to us Self-knowledge because it removes our ignorance of ourselves, frees us from limitation and a sense of incompleteness.
Just like the little wave, already perfect, whole and complete, being water, needs nothing to complete itself and make it ocean, so nothing is needed to make you more whole and complete than you already are.