POINTS TO PONDER OVER
What is knowledge and how is it
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
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.]