KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH AND TRUTH OF KNOWLEDGE
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.
KNOWLEDGE IN ITS VARIOUS LEVELS