Know thyself advised Gurus, Masters and avatars who changed the life of ours

Monday, June 23, 2008

know thyself

know thyself
know thyself to know about every thing. The main purpose of your coming into this world is to know thyself and to avoid the further cycle of birth and death as per the eternal eastern philosophy. Thats why know thyself is the supreme command in to spiritual practices. If you know about all the world without knowing thyself, it would be simple waste of energy and time. The creation what we see outside you is in you also. When you know thyself , clearly, completely, then this truth would be revealed. Nothing is outside what is not in you.

know thyself quotes
Different know thyself quotes are available from all over the world. Socrates clearly ordered to know thyself by way of questioning. Thalmes, aristotle and all greek philosophers got the cue from eastern masters, and vedas the truth of knowing ones self and stressed on this. similarly chinese quotations say that know yourself to know fully about others. Latin principles also confirmed this know thyself importance and urgency. Delphi also joined this bandwagon in insisiting to know thyslef. so, we need not enquire who said know thyself and who omitted know thyself command is immaterial. All the gyanis, masters, saints , avatars said know thyself.

How to know thyself:
It is very difficult to know thyself from books or thinking.. because the enquiry who am i should be started.. one guru, master is required to initiate your quest, search to know thyself. He will govern your progress and guide you wherever you are stopped.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Know thyself Quotes:

This know thyself command is very famous and almost all saints, masters insisted on this . we see some of the quotes in this. Thales is a greek philosopher who lived in 543 BC to 635 BC. He was an eminent philosopher. He said "know thyself" in dogenes laertius. He is one among the famous seven sages of greek.
Ramana maharshi, the most authentic enlightened guru from tiruvannamalai, suggested to know thyself by self enquiry. Sri satya sai baba said "know thyself, because every thing is in you. nothing from outside, outside universe is in you in a miniature form" What is in chidakasam ( in your small space) is in mahadaakasam ( outer space).
Socrates quoted to know thyself by enquiry and questions. Meher baba indicated to remove the veil between you and the God by knowing yourself.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Socrates Know Thyself- greek

know thyself from greek

know thyself:
The Ancient Greek aphorism " Know thyself" (Greek: γνώθι σεαυτόν or gnothi seauton) was inscribed in golden letters at the lintel of the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. From that time onwards it is in every one's mind and the pursuit strengthened.The term know thyself became a sysnonym for self realization or self knowledge. East or west, all the sages are with one single prescription of know thyself. For example,the phrase has been attributed to at least five ancient Greek sages:

Chilon of Sparta
Thales of Miletus
Solon of Athens
All the above relegiously adviced the mankind to know thyself.
Nosce te ipsum
In Latin the phrase is generally given as nosce te ipsum. An alternative Latin rendering, temet nosce, appears inscribed above the entrance to the Oracle's kitchen .All these latin terms are equivalent to know thyself.It is also found "know thyself" (gnothi sauton) inscribed at the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Know Then Thyself -alexander pope

Know Then Thyself

by Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of mankind is man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the stoic's pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast;
In doubt his mind and body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err;
Alike in ignorance, his reason such,
Whether he thinks to little, or too much;
Chaos of thought and passion, all confus'd;
Still by himself, abus'd or disabus'd;
Created half to rise and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all,
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd;
The glory, jest and riddle of the world.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Way to know thyself goal.

what is knowthyself: Know thyself is nothing but knowing yourself completely. It is the highest order knowing after which you need not know anything. What exactly we mean by knowing oneself. It is knowing who we are, where from we came, where we all go after this life, with what elements we are made of, what is the purpose of life. The answers for all the above questions is the solution to know ourselves.
we are not the body, we are not the mind, we are not the prana(life energy). How can we say? Body is changing continuously. Even though the body is mutilated or burnt, we identify it as the body of you by dna tests or any other tests. second thing is , we say it is my body, that means, we are different from body. This is my pen means, i am not the pen. pen is different from me. similarly we say this is my mind. that means some body is possessing the mind. so, we are not the mind. some people can kill their mind, or annihilate mind or control the mind. so, we are not mind,as we are controlling it. we are not organs, because so many organs form to help you and without any organ also you exist. Then who we are? This is knowing thyself.
when you are awake, you are there. when asleep without knowing anything, still you exist. when you die, you will still exist. if you believe in rebirth, you will take another birth. This I is eternal, that is the self. That is the God. This single I what we refer to us, is a drop in the ocean of God. All Is together will form a part of the unseen, all knowing God.
why to know: Becasue it is the sole purpose of this life. we take this birth as a sequence of our past karmas, in past lives. while repaying the debts we made in past life and to collect what payments we have to in this life because of past life good deeds. But while just doing these things, why should we waste our life. If we simultaneously do some good deeds, improve ourself, and know ourself, we need not take birth again. Knowing yourself is also called the gyan, or supreme wisdom. This burns away all your sins and you yourself become God.You will know every thing in the world. Becasue all the universe is present in you in miniature.All elements in the world are present in  you also. if you know once the gyan, you will not forget it. It is such a thing that if it comes once , it will not go forever.
how to know: To know thyself, it takes lot of effort. The effort should be pointed. You should be guided by a real guru, who knows all these process. If guru is not there, if you get eligibility to have guru, the God will show you a guru. sometimes, a guru come in search of you. Without guru , it is almost impossible to realize self.To get the eligibility to get a guru, or to advance in the self realization path, we should cultivate good habits, live in better way as presecribed in relegious books,. There are many methods to improve yourself day by day. You have to worship God through 9 ways of bhakti. If this is not ok for you, follow the 8 fold yoga to purify yourself. If you do not purify yourself, the mind will distract you and take away from the goal.
where to know: This is an esoteric knowledge. A guru will tell you and teach you the important things in authoritative way which instills confidence in you. Meanwhile, you may refer books to know the experiences of others. Read relegious texts to understand the process.
when to know: There is no specific time to know thyself When you cross the age of 16 you are eligible. If a child starts practicing right living from his childhood, he can cut shor the time for self purification. You can start this knowing thyself at any time before you die. If you are lucky, you can realize yourself in one day, or seven days even, though it is very difficult.
This know thyself effort is for every one, male, female, young or old.