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WRITINGS BY SRI AUROBINDO AND THE MOTHER
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Vedic Knowledge 

...the knowledge we have to arrive at is not truth of the intellect; it is not right belief, right opinions, right information about oneself and things, -- that is only the surface mind's idea of knowledge. To arrive at some mental conception about God and ourselves and the world is an object good for the intellect but not large enough for the Spirit; it will not make us the conscious sons of Infinity. Ancient Indian thought meant by knowledge a consciousness which possesses the highest Truth in a direct perception and in self-experience; to become, to be the Highest that we know is the sign that we really have the knowledge… For the individual to arrive at the divine universality and supreme infinity, live in it, possess it, to be, know, feel and express that alone in all his being, consciousness, energy, delight of being is what the ancient seers of the Veda meant by the Knowledge.

Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, pp. 685-86

 

 


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