Re: KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING ARE DIFFERENT.


Pavel Axentiev
 

Gurdjieff also said that one ought to use all one’s faculties, including the intellectual one, for a full experience of living.

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 8:46 AM Ramu <peacebliss@...> wrote:
KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING ARE DIFFERENT.  (George Gurdjieff.)

Accumulated knowledge may often be a hindrance to understanding.

Accumulation of knowledge does not lead to intelligence. (J. Krishnamurti)

"jnanam bandhah" in Siva Sutras means knowledge creates (its own) shackles or conditionings.  

Accumulated knowledge and the logic emanating from it fall flat as useless in dealing with life's changing demands and in understanding experiences. Heraclitus' philosophy of 'flux' not only invalidates  knowledge-based logic and but makes real knowledge impossible.

In fact accumulated knowledge is an unnecessary burden and is often a hindrance to creativity, understanding first hand our experiences moment to moment and for the joyous freshness in experiencing.

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Kind regards,

Pavel A.


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