Friday, June 25, 2010
Know Thyself is the motto of Eastrovedica !
Philosophers tell us that we dont know ourselves.
Our negative aspect is always in conflict with our positive aspect. Hence this maxim " Know Thyself" assumes great significance.
Atmanam Viddhi is the message of the mighty Upanishads. In Latin Nosche te ipsum !
What is the use of anything in this world if we dont know the Self ?
It is not for the husband's sake that husband is loved. It is not for the wife's sake that wife is loved. It is for the sake of the Self !( Atmanasthu kamaya sarvam priyam bhavathi ).
This Self is to be known and experienced. The Self, when known, everything is known ! (Atmano va are sravanena darshanena matya vijnanena idam sarvam viditham ).
Alexander Pope was not wrong when he said
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man !
Placed in the isthmus of a middle state
A being rudely wise and darkly great
With too much knowledge for the sceptic's side
And too many weaknesses for the Stoic's pride
He hangs between !
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