Can mankind afford to allow and also ignore this ‘manufacturing defect’?
Monday, 9 February 2015
KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH AND TRUTH OF KNOWLEDGE
KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH AND TRUTH OF
Generally, sensory perception of the ‘I’ or intelligence for the
first time is called as information. Then it is stored in memory as knowledge,
which we recapitulate from memory as and when necessary. The knowledge goes on
growing in volumes by analysis, permutations and combinations with new
information continuously. In other words, knowledge is nothing but past
perceptions. Thanks to various means, methods, modes of mass communication,
human knowledge has grown from Zero to its almost immeasurable quantity today.
For a crude and easy understanding Knowledge can be compared to
a commodity and Truth for its purity or accuracy. For
instance, if one has to buy some Gold, one has to order the quantity and
quality as say, 20 gms (weight) of 24 Carat (purity) of Gold, for the exact
description of one's requirement.
Unlike commodities, knowledge and its purity can’t be standardized
in all areas as they depend on the producer and the consumer. Sometimes, its
impurity, inaccuracy and ineffectiveness may be found later or never. We may
not be able to measure the volumes or grades of knowledge yet. However, we are
roughly able to determine and say whether the information received or given is
Complete, full or final (in volume) and its Correctness or accuracy (purity) as
required at that time.
The quality of the knowledge produced and disseminated can be
different from the quality perceived by the receiver of that knowledge, as it
is determined by the level of fragmentation of the ‘I’. Only in its non-dual
state, the ‘I’ produces the best and relevant knowledge and also sieves the
received knowledge accordingly. Since mankind has lost its non-dual state,
needless controversies are arising in the field of information.
Many people are needlessly producing, storing, analyzing and
using excessive or even inaccurate knowledge, because the ‘I’ is motivated to
do so, and also out of wrong advice or knowledge. Minimum Knowledge is enough
for man to lead a happy life. For fulfillment of life, some more may be
desirable. However, any knowledge which doesn’t meet the criterion of need or fulfillment
may be futile.