Today we ask that you embrace the mind that does not know.
Most humans are raised to believe in knowledge. This may be the knowledge of science and philosophy, or the knowledge contained within religious texts. All cultures have their teaching systems, and these are largely based on the acquisition of knowledge.
Knowledge has its uses, but it should not be mistaken for wisdom.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom comes from silence. From the inner voice. From the heart. That is why people speak of “insight” and “inspiration.” These things are found only when one calms and silences the thinking, knowledge-oriented mind, and goes within.
Most of what people consider “facts” are merely opinions. Knowledge is variable — one man’s facts are another man’s fiction. Even scientific knowledge, which seems very hard and fact-based, is variable. The evolution of science requires that knowledge systems be continually overturned and questioned.
People used to believe that the Earth was the immovable center of the universe. They had a great deal of evidence to back them up. Your current understanding of reality is similarly limited.
Give up knowledge. Give up your facts and figures. Go into the silence and space of the Mind That Does Not Know. There lies insight and inspiration.
The first step in the path to true wisdom is admitting that you know very little.
After that, you can admit that you know nothing.
After that, you unlearn all that you have learned.
Instead of filling your mind to the brim with knowledge and information, you become more interested in creating space and emptiness.
You discover that the emptier your mind becomes, the better you feel. You become saner.
At this point, wisdom becomes possible.
The mind that is empty of thought is filled with something else. Something far better than thought.
Unlearn. Unlearn. Create space and emptiness in the mind. Meditate.
When there is enough emptiness — “enlightenment” occurs.