Monday, July 22, 2013

Who Knows, Knows Not

Pieter Bruegel "Parable of the Blind"

yasya amatam tasya matam
matam yasya na veda sah
Who thinks he knows not, he knows.
Who thinks he knows, he knows not.
The lines of Skanda Purana may be interpreted in many ways.  But complexity consists in that that interpretations are based on the logician which these lines deny. Thus it is so difficult to argue on this theme. Really,  Lao Tzu was right, when wrote:
Those who know do not speak.
Those who speak do not know. (Tao Te Ching)
But unfortunately, people speak too much now. There are many who claim that they can explore the vast space and understand everything in it. They also claim that they can know destinies of  various galactic systems. They also claim they can understand the reasons of troubles and characters of live beings, and understand quite well how the different souls acquire their ways.  They also claim that they know the sacred texts and can explain them scientifically. It is a demand, striking in its absurdity. But nobody wants to seem the fool.  In fact, the God-intoxicated individual has often been thought a fool because he does nothing to show them the practicalness in this world.
"God has set a seal on their hearts And their hearing,
And on their eyes is a covering". (Mawlana Rumi)
"They have not known nor understood:
for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; 
and their hearts, that they cannot understand". (Isaiah 44:18)
 Light and darkness, sight and blindness... This association with blindness often arises in this case. Why? Because this ignorance is not just a question of missing bits of information, retinal holes marring an excellent field of vision. It is something more, like a retinal detachment, a whole field of vision pulling away toward blindness.  It's about spiritual blindness.
Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?" Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains." (Joh 9:40–41)
 Jesus was speaking about the sin of spiritual pride. Those who were spiritually blind and yet claimed to be spiritual leaders were guilty. Really,
"Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?" ( Luke 6:40).
So, the problem is that the blind often cannot see own blindness.
Perhaps we too are blind before His signs, deaf to His words, because we think He puts limits on our life and does not allows us to live as we please? The answer is entirely in the hands of the One, Who give our ears that hear and our eyes that see. It's a result of his Grace and the mystery that surrounds the Games, Leela, because of which all happen. It's remain to praising Him as the Loving Power who would remove our blindness and all the miseries of all.

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