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Knowledge alone destroys ignorance, as light destroys darkness – Adi Shankaracharya

Just as a piece of rope if imagined to be a snake and an oyster to be a piece of silver, so is the Atman (soul) determined to be the physical body by an ignorant person.
Atman (Eternal Self) is verily one and without parts, whereas the body consists of many parts and yet the people see these as one. What else can be called ignorance but this?
Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with ignorance. Knowledge alone destroys ignorance, as light destroys darkness.
The impression of "I am Brahman" created by uninterrupted reflection, destroys ignorance and its distractions, as medicine destroys disease.

All beings are, by nature, pure consciousness itself. It is due to ignorance that they appear to be different.
Adi Shankaracharya 


Related Adi Shankara Thoughts – How To Remove Ignorance?

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 16, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 16, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Chaturthi tithi till 1:53 PM on October 16, 2011. After 1:53 PM on Oct 16, it is Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 2:01 AM on October 16, 2011. Afterwards it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day of the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day of the dark phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu…