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  • What is knowledge and how is it acquired?

  • People talk of secular knowledge and spiritual knowledge? What is the difference between the two?

  • How does one acquire secular knowledge and where from does one acquire spiritual knowledge? [In this context, it is interesting to learn about an important incident in the Shirdi Avatar, that relates to Sloka (4.34) in the Gita. See, Message of the Lord, page 286 etc.]

  • Which must be acquired first? Secular or spiritual knowledge?

  • Construct some examples of imbalance relating to the corporate world, politics, science, government administration, etc. In each case, figure out how the imbalance could be removed.

  • How does balance lead to insight?

  • What is the specific role if any of spiritual knowledge in restoring balance?

  • Swami often talks of bookish knowledge, general knowledge, practical knowledge etc. Find out what precisely He means, and how they are relevant in the present context. [See Divine Discourse delivered on 21st November, 2001.]

Volume 01: PDS / 04 Date : OCT 15 2003