Someone in the ashram program recently said to me, “If your students saw how you functioned, they would be amazed.”
“What do you mean?’” I asked, “Really all of my lectures are about nothing other than that… how I see and live life.” She is a bright woman and I am sure she followed my lectures.
She said, “Yes, I know, but until I saw it in action, I did not understand it, even though I thought I did. To see it lived has given me a totally different and profoundly deeper understanding of what you say.”
Her words reminded me of the ancient tradition of the ashram and how knowledge is conveyed there.
Knowledge in books remains in the books. To know all about something is not to become it. “Know it alls” know nothing. To Know, you must move beyond what you know.
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