Something to Think About
Knowledge acquired through learning, and knowledge as a gift from God, are as different and as far apart as earth from heaven. Knowledge from God is like the light of the sun; knowledge through learning is merely the dull reflection of that light. Knowledge from God is like raging fire; knowledge through learning is like a spark from that fire.
Robert Van de Wever, Rumi in a Nutshell
But how does it profit a man if he gets full knowledge of all the planets and yet does not know what is within himself? Which is better, the knowledge of the universe, or the love of God? One does not become a greater soul by knowing the answers to all the questions regarding the universe. Real greatness lies in having the full knowledge of the Great One.
Maharaj Charan Singh, Quest for Light
People acquire knowledge of all kinds but remain ignorant of their soul, which is not only the basis of all knowledge, but the life that activates the body, mind and intellect. Real ignorance comes from not knowing one’s own self. Christ says in the Bible:
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Maharaj Sawan Singh, My Submission