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Is it not knowledge that holds us in bondage?


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Mon, 16 May 2016 #1
Thumb_kinfonet_avatar Clive Elwell New Zealand 4192 posts in this forum Offline

Sudhir wrote: Yes...and there is no
other known way available to us to
look at fear/pain or pleasure without
creating the division of observer and
observed.

Why do you assert this Sudhir? How can you be sure that there is no other way?

So often, Sudhir, in our interactions, we are in the situation that you know, and I do not know. Not knowing, I can inquire into things. But when one knows, when one is sure of things, then is there any inquiry possible?

Is it not knowledge that binds us? Is not not knowledge that holds us in bondage?

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Tue, 17 May 2016 #2
Thumb_img001 Sudhir Sharma India 591 posts in this forum Offline

Clive Elwell wrote:
How can you be sure that there is no other way?

This can not be communicated by any means to another.

Clive Elwell wrote:
So often, Sudhir, in our interactions, we are in the situation that you know, and I do not know.

Ok.

Clive Elwell wrote:
Not knowing, I can inquire into things.

Why do you want to start an inquiry?...The reason for inquiring?

Where will inquiry take you from "not knowing"?

FLOW WITH LIFE!

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Tue, 17 May 2016 #3
Thumb_kinfonet_avatar Clive Elwell New Zealand 4192 posts in this forum Offline

Sudhir Sharma wrote:
Why do you want to start an inquiry?...The reason for inquiring?

The reason, if that is the word, for inquiry is that there is falseness in the mind. Our thinking process is based on illusion. This is reflected in the world, where we can see tremendous chaos, great conflict, enormous suffering.

Either one accepts that situation as inevitable, or one inquires if human beings can live differently.

Sudhir Sharma wrote:
Where will inquiry take you from "not knowing"?

Where will inquiry take me? I don't know. If I knew it would not be inquiry, would it?

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