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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
Knowledge should mean a full grasp of knowledge:
Knowledge means to know yourself, heart and soul.
If you have failed to understand yourself,
Then all of your reading has missed its call.
Sages of all lands keep reminding us that the spiritual journey is a journey of awareness, and specifically self-awareness. It is not a journey of acquisition. Or intellect. Or adherence to rules.
It is not a matter of how many books we've read. Or how many times we've read them. The only question of any value is whether we've yet recognized their truths... within ourselves.
It is not a matter of how often you pray. Or how perfectly you enunciate each prescribed word. The question is, have you discovered how the prayer wells up within you on its own.
Make the holy pilgrimage if need be
A hundred times -- but if you ask me,
A visit to the heart is best of all.
Follow each prescribed step of the journey, and bring your books, but what you seek is found only and always in the heart of the heart.
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