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Nagaraj

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Knowledge cannot know itself
« on: October 20, 2011, 12:11:48 PM »


आपुलिया बुबुळा ।दृष्टि असोनि अखम डोळा ।
तैसा आत्मज्ञानी दुबळा ।ज्ञानरूप जो ॥३१॥


The pupil of an eye cannot see itself!
True, it is the very instrument of vision;
But it does not have such an ability as that.
In the same way, even the Self-realized yogi
Is helpless to see the Seer.
Knowledge cannot know Itself;
The Perceiver cannot perceive Itself. (31)


(Jnaneshwar, Changadev Pasashti)

Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

Nagaraj

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Re: Knowledge cannot know itself
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 12:20:48 PM »
Friends,

Along with Bhagavan Ramanar, other Saints, who have captured me so much as Bhagavan, are the saints of Maharashtra. Reading their works and about their lives really gives goosebumps to one, their simplicity is extraordinary! Saint Jnaneshwar and Saint Nivritti especially. Their lives are just mind blowing, just like the Nayanmars! The come under the Nath Sampradaya.

Their small couplets are so simple yet EXTREMELY PROFOUND. Even a simple common man can get a glimpse or a grasp of the 'Atma Tatva' easily!

Salutations to the glorious Guru lineages

Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

ramana_maharshi

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Re: Knowledge cannot know itself
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 01:08:54 PM »
brilliant quote sir and thanks a lot for sharing this.

Subramanian.R

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Re: Knowledge cannot know itself
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 01:57:46 PM »


Dear Nagaraj,  prasanth,

Saint Jnaneswar the foremost among Bhakta Vijayam saints of Maharashtra has written a scripture titled Amritanubhava.

An example:


In a waking state, one knows that the dream was false though dreamer during the dream feels it to be real. Like wise when
Knowledge comes, one realizes that there exists no ignorance even in the state of ignorance.



Arunachala Siva. 



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Re: Knowledge cannot know itself
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 01:59:52 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya!


Dear Nagaraj ji,

Really it is. Saint Jnaneswar completed his Bhagavad Geetha bhashyam- Jnaneswari  at the age of 15 and left the body at 21.

HE is considered to be an Avathar.

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Re: Knowledge cannot know itself
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 02:05:20 PM »


Dear Sreeswaroop,


Yes. The Bhakta Vijayam stories say that Saint Jnaneswara was an avatara of Vishnu. His elder brother Nivritti Nathar was Siva.
Another brother Shobana Devar is Brahma and their only sister Mukta Bai is Parvati.



Arunachala Siva.