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Are You Sure Of Your Knowledge
Self-knowledge is a unique and wonderful study. For instance if you study birds, you do not
become the birds. If you study nuclear physics you do not become nuclear energy. But here you
become the Self that you always are.
Here knowledge and bliss pull you inward, while intolerance for limitation and suffering push
you towards the source.
Once you know that you can be free beyond your wildest dreams, and that suffering is not your
normal state, I recommend that you challenge even the smallest amount of suffering and limitation
that you face. Why wait till later to gain your natural state of freedom?
Some forms of suffering like those connected with the emotions can seem to hit you over the
head. Other forms may seem to be subtler like golden chains instead of iron chains.
I recommend that you look into even subtler forms of limitation like attachment to the intellect.
Thats because even attachment to the intellect is a limitation compared to what you are. Remember
you see your intellect. It is just an object in your Awareness and not you, because you
are not an object.
The intellect is the more definite part of your mind. It is the part that knows. It is the knowledge
of mathematics, science, medicine, printing, and all of the other reserves of knowledge that
dwell in your mind. When it comes to making decisions your emotions might hem and haw. But
your intellect knows; it is decisive. With your intellect you are able to perceive a situation, sum
up its parts, and decide the best path of action.
For instance if you were president of the United States, you would listen to your advisors and
your own preferences, weigh them, and make your decisions. This is the function of the intellect.
If you are proud of your intellectual knowledge, you should know some of its limitations. First,
it is possible to make the wrong decision. This alone can get you in lots of trouble. Just ask a
recent president if you can.
Secondly, relative knowledge is never complete. As people discover more information in your
field, you constantly have to keep up with your learning so you dont fall behind. This is a
And thirdly your mind can change. I know a brilliant scientist who holds many patents. But now
he has Alzheimers disease. Now, it is as if all his knowledge is gone. Heres a side note though;
his love is still there.
Now I love to read and learn new things. As long as I can in my life I will keep exploring and
learning. The more I learn the more amazing I find this universe to be.
But the fact that I know my knowledge as well as my ignorance, and that I see the changes that
occur to my mind is even more fascinating. Thats because this indicates that I stand beyond the
limitations of my intellect as the seer.
So next we will talk about memory. Is it memory that provides the continuity that we experience
in our life? Just continue to follow what I am saying as we trace Awareness back to its source
where it is free of limitations.
When we are done with this series of blogs, I hope that you will be standing at the summit of
wisdom. Thats because you are that Awareness and not the limitations that you see. So please
stay tuned. If you find this series of blogs helpful dont forget to tell your friends.
And of course, if you find yourself suffering or feeling limited in any way, just ask questions.
Then when I talk about the mind, I can talk about the things that bother you, and about how you
can be free. And of course your comments are always welcome. This blog is yours too. For more
information go to www.light-up-your-life.com.
Best Wishes For a Happy and Healthy New Years,
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