Explanation Of The Wisdom
You probably do know many things.
But do you know what it means to know something?
How do we know something to be true or false?
Epistemology is the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.
Here are the 3 main epistemic attitudes one can adopt:
#1- Proudly Defending Unexamined Beliefs:
This is the stage where the person heavily identifies with belief systems. Notions such as right and wrong are clear and defended dogmatically.
No contextual understanding or empathy is practiced. The individual views life in a black and white way. Rules are followed strictly and authority is never questioned.
The individual tends to make decisions based on their self interests and acts irrationally when one’s beliefs are challenged.
#2- Become A Truth Seeker: Linguistic Knowledge
This is the stage where the person values truth seeking more than belief systems. The relative nature of beliefs, ideas and concepts are seen through.
Contextual understanding and empathy is heavily practiced. An event is perceived more objectively from multiple angles.
The individual makes rational decisions based on what is good for everyone in the long term.
Open mindedness is practiced diligently when one’s beliefs are challenged. Less is taken personally.
#3- Become A Truth Seeker: Direct Experience
This is the stage where the person realizes the limits of thoughts, linguistic knowledge, beliefs ideas, symbols and concepts.
Truth is experienced directly without symbols via mindful awareness and consciousness work.
Beliefs are hold very lightly. Self-deceptions are mostly seen through.
Reason, logic and science is integrated with spirituality, meditation and mindfulness.
Each tier has significant depth and breadth.
If in doubt, remember the priceless wisdom.
“Meditate on the breath (mindfulness meditation to build concentration and awareness skills) and then self-enquire (the teachings of Ramana Maharshi) until you are free of all psychological sufferings and ego. (aka enlightenment)
Because all good things require training and patience.
Know that as long as you do the work, the results will eventually follow.”
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