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Doubts on being and knowing
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »
Dear friends,

It is said that knowledge is the highest, especially in advaita traditions. But is not knowledge always dual, in the sense that there is always subject object division? But being, otoh, is not - so when they say knowing, do they mean simply being? If that is so, then is 'being' the same as nondual knowledge, as distinct from the usual knowledge based on subject object division?

I would like some insights on this, please.



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Re: Doubts on being and knowing
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 12:29:09 PM »
Dear silence,
Sri Bhagavan by 'knowing' He just means 'being'. This is just a play of words. 'The real Knowledge is above knowledge and ignorance' says Sri Ramana. This simply means the Silence of the Self which is being. There is no duality. It has nothing in common with the tiad 'knower, process of knowing and the known object'.


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Re: Doubts on being and knowing
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 12:50:15 PM »
Dear Silence -

The "knowledge" referred by Bhagawan and Advaitha is NOT the knowledge word in English where a knower gets to know about something (That is the triad principle). It is that BEING from which all knowledge, knower and known seemingly appear and disappear due to its own Power of Maya.

Salutations to Bhagawan