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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Contradiction in Illusion

Our Character needs to be according to our Stage of Emergence in Existence.  Each entity in Existence evidences Order in the form of its Conduct.  The same formula is applicable for human being.   All of us need to verify this formula in our living.  In course of this verification we first try to understand the thing in us that understands.  Then we understand - what is it that lives by or manifests that understanding?  And then we understand - what is it that one gets as a result of living with that understanding?  This understanding is within human being’s reach.  Human being is countable in Knowledge Order.  What is the basis for considering human being in Knowledge Order?  Human being works and behaves according to what they believe to be their understanding.  Even without actually knowing, one can believe!  One claims to know something while not actually knowing it, only believing in it.  This is a contradiction.  Every human being in illusion has this very contradiction.  Living with this basic flaw by most number of people alone has resulted in their giving rise to all kinds of problems and becoming frustrated thereby.  Now it is our desire to become liberated from problems (by understanding which dispels this illusion) – and this whole program of Jeevan Vidya is to that end. 

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya. 

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