Hur aadmi dooba hua hai ajnaan mey Aur mai bhi tho koi kum nahin usme Farak sirf ithna hai mujhme aur unme Main isse maankar kadam raktha hoon Aur baakee sub maan neko thayyar nahi.
The more you think More widely More deeply The more you know That you do not know. Whatever you think you know Is something trivial One which lets you get by in life Without falling into a ditch Though quite often You find yourself Falling into a ditch So, even that trivial knowledge You know … Continue reading What Do We Know
Ignorance - ajnana - is of two kinds: (1) Forgetfulness of the Self. (2) Obstruction to the knowledge of the Self. Aids are meant for eradicating thoughts; these thoughts are the re-manifestations of predispositions remaining in seed-form; they give rise to diversity from which all troubles arise. These aids are: hearing the truth from the … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Ignorance
21-24. D.: What is this ignorance? M.: Listen. In the body appears a phantom, the ‘false-I’, to claim the body for itself and it is called jiva. This jiva always outward bent, taking the world to be real and himself to be the doer and experiencer of pleasures and pains, desirous of this and that, … Continue reading Ignorance (Maya, Avidya)