Receive Knowledge From Right Source
- By Admin / Srimad Bhagvat Gita /2 years ago /210
Water -Water Everywhere Not A Drop To Drink. Knowledge Knowledge Everywhere not a piece to link. Today we are living in the age of information. There is flood of knowledge coming from youtube videos, whatsapp, facebook, management gurus and so called babajis (godmans) coming on popular TV / you tube channels one after another speaking on diverse topics ranging from spiritualism, yoga, health & fitness, social evils, astrology, palmistry, planetary systems and so on. Although most of the time these all give great viewing or reading experience, but the question is that as to whether your problem that prompted you to search for your unanswered questions solved by viewing or reading such material or was it just a sort of distraction from the problem for the time being or may be just a time pass, which at the end causes more frustration due to wastage of time on all these.
There is a popular saying that people get cheated because they want something cheap. So if you really want answer to your question or solutions to your problem you must go back to basic and find out how in the ancient time people use to get knowledge or answers to their problems, when there was no google or quora or facebook. Answer is that they use to approach sages, who were very great realized souls. Even today also we have access to these sages through our ancient vedic. literature. So there is no need to reinvent the wheel. One must refer to these books. This may appear bit heavy to hear or implement, but if you try nothing is difficult. Otherwise what option do you have? If you are actually looking at permanent solution to your problems turn to Srimad Bhagavad Gita and find genuine advise directly from Lord Shri Krishna ~True Friend, Philospher & Guide to all the human beings.
As per our Veda’s the knowledge that is created by any wordly person is bound to be conditioned by following deficiencies, because all the people in the age of Kaliyuga are having following four defects :-
Committing Mistakes – Even Mahatma Gandhi committed many mistakes. At the last stage of his life, his assistant warned, "Mahatma Gandhi, don't go to the New Delhi meeting. I have some friends, and I have heard there is danger." But he did not hear. He persisted in going and was killed.To err is human. This is one defect of the conditioned soul.
Be in Illusion – we accept something which is not: mÄyÄ. MÄyÄ means "what is not." Everyone is accepting the body as the self. If I ask you what you are, you will say, "I am Mr. John; I am a rich man; I am this; I am that." All these are bodily identifications. But you are not this body. This is illusion.
Cheating propensity - Although a person may be fool number one, but in front of others he poses himself as very intelligent. That is cheating.
Imperfect Senses - Our senses are imperfect. If immediately the room becomes dark, you cannot even see your hands. So what power do you have to see?
So we cannot, therefore, expect knowledge created with these imperfect senses. With all these deficiencies, in conditioned life we cannot give perfect knowledge to anyone. Nor are we ourselves perfect.
Veda means knowledge – The Only Flawless Knowledge:-
As against to normal management books or other reading material as mentioned above, The Vedas are not compilations of human knowledge. Vedic knowledge comes from the spiritual world, Another name for the Vedas is Å›ruti. Åšruti refers to that knowledge which is acquired by hearing. It is not experimental knowledge. Åšruti is considered to be like a mother. We take so much knowledge from our mother. As it is not possible to experiment to find out as to who is ones real father, similarly, if you want to know something beyond your experience, beyond your experimental knowledge, beyond the activities of the senses, then you have to accept the Vedas. There is no question of experimenting. It has already been experimented. It is already settled. The version of the mother, for instance, has to be accepted as truth. There is no other way. Vedas are like our mother and BrahmÄ, first living creature is our grandfather, the forefather. Brahma received this Vedic knowledge and imparted it to NÄrada and other disciples and sons, and they also distributed it to their disciples. In this way, the Vedic knowledge comes down by disciplic succession. It is also confirmed in the Bhagavad-gÄ«tÄ that Vedic knowledge is understood in this way.
If you make experimental endeavor, you come to the same conclusion, but just to save time you should accept. Any knowledge you accept is veda, for the teachings of the Vedas are the original knowledge.
For example Vedas talks about our real way of living ie vará¹‡ÄÅ›rama. As per Vedas human society is divided in eight divisions of vará¹‡a and ÄÅ›rama. There are four divisions of society and four divisions of spiritual life. This is called vará¹‡ÄÅ›rama. It is stated in the Bhagavad-gÄ«tÄ (4.13), "These divisions are everywhere because they are created by God." The divisions of society are brÄhmaá¹‡a, ká¹£atriya, vaiÅ›ya, Å›Å«dra. BrÄhmaá¹‡a refers to the very intelligent class of men, those who know what is Brahman. Similarly, the ká¹£atriyas, the administrator group, are the next intelligent class of men. Then the vaiÅ›yas, the mercantile group. These natural classifications are found everywhere. This is the Vedic principle, and we accept it. Vedic principles are accepted as axiomatic truth, for there cannot be any mistake. That is acceptance.
Another example can be given of stool which is considered impure but as pre vedas cowdung is considered pure. This may be contradictory from the ordinary point of view, but it is not false as its scientifically also proven. Vedic injunctions cannot be interpreted. But ultimately, if you carefully study why these injunctions are there, you will find that they are all correct.
Two System of Acquiring Knowledge – Aaroh & Avroh (Ascending & Descending)
There are two systems of knowledge in the material world: inductive and deductive. From deductive, you accept that man is mortal. Your father says man is mortal, your sister says man is mortal, everyone says man is mortal—but you do not experiment. You accept it as a fact that man is mortal. If you want to research to find out whether man is mortal, you have to study each and every man, and you may come to think that there may be some man who is not dying but you have not seen him yet. So in this way your research will never be finished. In Sanskrit this process is called Äroha, the ascending process. If you want to attain knowledge by any personal endeavor, by exercising your imperfect senses, you will never come to the right conclusions. That is not possible.
So One should accepting knowledge from the highest authority and who is that ?, Ká¹›iá¹£há¹‡a. Ká¹›iá¹£há¹‡a is accepted as the highest authority by all classes of men. Whatever Ká¹›iá¹£há¹‡a says one should simply accept as it is. That saves much time. If you accept the right authority, or source of knowledge, then you can save so much of time. And How do you get knowledge from Krishna ? By reading Srimad Bhagvad Gita as it is – So Simple !!