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The worldly knowledge is a collection mainly based upon an information. This knowledge is only an information about the existence and not the existence. This knowledge creates an illusion that it is the existence itself. But it is only an illusion. This information based knowledge is a hypothesis and loses its significance once you enter that stage of existence. In the domain of existence this knowledge becomes redundant. It is no longer of any value there.
A section of the humanity perceives this informative knowledge as the sole goal of its life. These people spend years together to convert them into a compilation of books, magazines, encyclopedias and newspaper clippings. At the end they claim that they know 23 subjects, 15 articles, 37 books and a few histories or something similar in magnitude. This much aggregate of information is usually available in a DVD in Sunday markets in any metropolitan city. In a spurious DVD it can be had easily for Rs. 50/- per piece. This way a lower level intellectual can be had from a footpath in Rs. 150/- and a higher one in Rs. 500/-. This ways – Do they waste their lives for just to collect information valuing a few hundred bucks?
This knowledge which these intellectuals borrow is a kind apart from the Gyan which Ǟadi Shankaracharya prescribed for attaining Adwait (non-duality). Shankaracharya’s Gyan changes the level of existence of a seeker (for details please refer to the article Maya) while this knowledge does not go even beyond changing one's recapitulative skills.
The existence is all embracing; all encompassing; all inclusive. It enfolds everything – white, black, light, dark, weighty, mass-less, particles, antiparticles, living being, non living entities, birth, death, evolution, extinction and what else not and what not. It does not know contradiction. It does not speak – if life is there, the death cannot be there being contrary to the earlier. It does not find any contradiction in its living and non living aspects. It never prefers or prescribes evolution and denounces destruction. These are aspects of the one and the same extension of the existence.
Those who try to find – knowledge without contradiction, may reconsider their premise. Such knowledge would always correspond to the languages, words, syntaxes, syllogisms and have little to speak about the existence.
Those who seek to explore more on this aspect two articles, inter alia, "Who am I" and "Mediocre Minds plead Reason, Higher Ones Transcend it ..". They may also go through another article "Who is the Biggest - Me, My Mind or My God?".
When Lord Shiva gave Tantra Sermon to Devi, HE expressely stated that knowledge is only an assumption. To most of the people in the world the knowledge appears to be essential only because of a mental conditioning. Knowledge (which exactly is an information) for them is an addiction only - a psychological compulsion. You have been so taught only that the knowledge (i.e. information) reveals existence. You have not had an occassion to verify it subjectively. It is always good to shed hearsay beliefs. To get help readers should have a glance at Vigyan Bhairav - The Gate (Hindi) and If You Remain Alive, The Society will Not ...