The irony of “seeking” knowledge

Not all of us stand first in class. Not all of us in a class make the same career choice. Not all of us understand a sentence in the same way…..

Knowledge has a way of playing hide and seek with us. We cannot seek knowledge unless it wishes to reveal itself to us. Otherwise, no matter how much you seek, it can never be comprehended. If we are ready to obtain it, it will make itself available and understandable to us.

In a way, everything around the world functions in a similar way. If the kind of love that I know and understand is conditional, then it is only conditional love that will make itself available to me, the rest blur away and I’d become oblivious to their existence.

Interestingly, what we seek- the perspectives, the options, the flavor, changes with time… I guess it must. Otherwise, where is the growth? If such is the case, is it safe to say we have no control over life?

The series of life events before something determines what that something is going to be… But the way we react and respond to that something will determine what will follow it… Its as if life wants us to push our boundaries and get a little out of our comfort level in every situation given to us. Else, we’d be the horse following the carrot, just that there is no carrot and we’re not squeezing out any oil in the process.

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Published in: on March 8, 2010 at 7:58 PM  Comments (2)  

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  1. “We cannot seek knowledge unless it wishes to reveal itself to us.” I guess more apposite would have been- “We cannot reveal knowledge unless we try to reveal it.”

    “Interestingly, what we seek- the perspectives, the options, the flavor, changes with time… I guess it must. Otherwise, where is the growth?” I guess, only the change is not the growth. Change in positive direction could be said to be growth.

    “The series of life events before something determines what that something is going to be…” That’s what we call the “Arrow of Time” and the Puzzle of No Return.

    “Its as if life wants us to push our boundaries and get a little out of our comfort level in every situation given to us.” It’s not necessary that when we push the boundaries, it will lead to decrease in comfort level. If the boundaries are beautiful, then there’s no stopping before passing it tangentially. I guess, with full of comfort and joy.

    Cheers,

    Sid.

  2. Thanks Sid for the “assignment-evaluation” sort of comment!!! and for introducing me to terms like Puzzle of No Return…..
    The blog is completely about seeking knowledge than revealing it. Any form of information has perspectives and it takes skill and insight to acknowledge and understand these perspectives. I feel that unless these forms wish themselves to be available, one cannot have access to it! Perhaps I’m talking of something more cosmic…
    I must confess I have reservations about what is positive and what is not! I mean, who is to decide whether change is good or bad? That which is celebrated as good now could be cursed as evil in the future… Growth nevertheless happens in someway or another (sometimes it causes destruction of another!)…
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!


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