Question:Dear brother, Experience is what the official language in spirituality, yet we all seem to grasp things through our intellectual understanding, Just an example say we have MR. A who is very thorough about knowledge and have not spent a moment in meditation and also We have MR. B with enough knowledge of the soul, but spent most of his/her time in meditation , feeling the self and stay in soul conscious. At the end “who will have earned the true income”? I know, brother you have written some article “at the end, what matters is the soul conscious”… but yet why does the intellect still try to grasp it through understanding rather than experience? is it not experience that speaks louder than understanding?

Dear soul,
Thank your for your question!

As we know through Gyan, at this point we have forgotten things. We are in the “process” of remembering, awakening, etc.
Intellectual information is just like a map made by “mapquest.” That map could be accurate but our interpretation will vary according to previous experiences in life. However, even when the map is accurate, it could take us to a longer route.( Therefore, “last go fast at this time.”) In order to know “shortcuts,” we need to be familiar with the place, that is we need to experience it and at the same time, we need to learn to trust our “gut feelings,” then, a “shortcut” may be in our destiny.

The “brainwash” is to believe that just information, intellectual information will assure us “knowing.” We say that we have knowledge, because we know that ” we are souls.” In fact, that affirmation has no value at all unless we experience what we talk about.

The “yukties” are roadmaps which we will understand only according to how aware we are and how much experiencewe have. Those “yukties” are interpreted in the light of our consciousness.

To experience requires to go beyond the comfort zone. It is to challenge what we think to be “right.” Not too many will feel comfortable experimenting and thus; really “knowing.”
It is easier to explain the method on how to swim, without having been in the water. We just need to repeat, to copy someone who has written a book about swimming. Experience of that water and our own capabilities are key elements to “know” how to swim. However, that knowing is not applicable to everyone, for our capabilities and experiences are different.This is a key element which we forget.

Nevertheless, we can only know “practically” how to swim, if we have the courage to go into the water…and that means sometimes to have survived the experience of “drowning.” 🙂 That “knowing” cannot be transmitted to another human being.

Best wishes!

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