We Speak Of Knowledge - Do We Know Of What We Speak?
Every Sunday Morning Kumud ( @ajmanik on Twitter) hosts a #SpiritChat It is a wonderful hour which gives rise to thoughts of the inner life and the Divine Within throughout the week. This week's topic drew this from me:
Kumud - Knowledge and the Spirit of Knowledge. This is a vast and wonderful topic - When we say "knowledge" we usually mean something which is linked to an already disposed brain mechanism - our "mind" has begun to be "made up" before we are said to have "knowledge" - it is a field housed in aconceptual shell - But there is another kind of knowledge - One "sees" it in the eyes of infants, and at times in the awareness one discerns in animals, in birds, and the insouciant motions of a butterfly - in the deep profound gaze of an intelligent dog, and if one truly listens, in the vibrations which speak to us from the silence of a stone - I have a recurring experience - it is always a marvel - I am shopping in a grocery store, pushing my cart around and I encounter the gaze of an infant cradled in a cart being pushed by Mama fixed on me - there is energy link between my eyes and those of the infant - There is a specificity in the communication that happens in that moment - there is a sense of eternity - there is a recognition - the infant is "saying" - I have just come from the womb of the Eternal, and I recognize that you, too, still have a foot in that terrain - I KNOW ("knowledge") that we two, infant and I, have just enjoyed a moment of real communication. The energy is like a clear light - it is a wonderful experience - it just happens - and it happens often enough that I know it is real - and sufficiently seldom that I do not take it for granted. That is the different sort of knowledge that we seek when we seek the Divine Within. It is a knowledge we are born with. All our life long we might strive to regain it. I believe simplicity is the key - Hare Rama was all that Gandhi required, and he received it from his Nana - none of his later knowledge was vaster, greater. Devotion is the great good thing - What we know through the heart of devotion we truly know. Love Wayne