Today I was guided to discover the true meaning of knowing as defined by Patanjali, the great sage who compiled the Yoga Sutras and I would like to share it with the world.
This was a discourse by a living incarnation, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) on Yoga Sutras in 2011.
He said that, as an ordinary man, if you look at your body, you remember the human body the way you were taught at a young age by your primary teacher and you associate that name with it. Immediately you feel you know the body. Just by recollecting the name of the body parts and connecting your past memory, don’t think you know the human body. The problem that humanity faces is that they feel they know something just by knowing the name. Unfortunately, our knowledge of knowing is so superficial, the moment we know the names from what we learnt from schools, we think we know.