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Quotes And Teachings On Knowledge In Hinduism

A collection of quotes and teachings on knowledge in Hinduism. The collection contains quotes of Saints and from folklore. Teachings on knowledge are also from important scriptures in Hindu religion.

Cannot be snatched away by thief,
Cannot be snatched away by king,
Cannot be divided among brothers.

Not heavy either
If spent daily, it always keeps growing.

The wealth of knowledge is the precious of wealth of all.
Through knowledge, one obtains humbleness.
Through humbleness comes eligibility.
Once eligible comes wealth.

Wealth can be utilized to perform good deeds (dharma).
Good deeds lead to happiness

Knowledge and Royalty cannot be weighed together
King is worshiped in his own land where as a learned man is worshiped everywhere.

The raft of knowledge ferries the worst sinner to safety. (Bhagavad Gita)

Ignorance is the knowledge of many things – the knowledge of diversity without the knowledge of unity or of the One God. The conviction that God is in all objects – that there is unity in variety – is called knowledge. Knowing him intimately is realization.
Suppose you get a thorn in your foot. You take a second thorn to pick it out. Then you throw both away. So to get rid of the thorn of ignorance, you use the thorn of relative knowledge. Then you throw away both ignorance and knowledge in order to attain complete realization. (Sri Ramakrishna)

The world is like a thorny bush: you have hardly freed yourself from one set of thorns before you find yourself entangled in another. To come out – Light the fire of knowledge and with it set the thorny bush ablaze.  (Sri Ramakrishna)

One can know oneself only with one’s own eye of knowledge, and not with somebody else’s. (Sri Ramana Maharshi)

Real happiness abides in Self knowledge alone. All else is fleeting. To know one’s Self is to be blissful always. (Sri Ramana Maharshi)

Experience is the only source of knowledge. (Swami Vivekananda)

Without the knowledge of the Spirit, all material knowledge is only adding fuel to fire, only giving into the hands of selfish man one more instrument to take what belongs to others, to live upon the life of others, instead of giving up his life for them. (Swami Vivekananda)

Knowledge about inner spiritual constitution of man will give him mastery over his life.  (Swami Chinmayananda)

A certain kind of agnosticism is the final truth of all knowledge. (Sri Aurobindo)

Absence of self knowledge is known as ignorance or delusion. – (Yoga Vasistha)

Knowledge of Self secures liberation and puts an end to all complications of the world.  (Dnyaneshwari Chapter 14)

Through knowledge is attained immortality. (Kena Upanishad)

Knowledge is an inner fortification that enemies cannot destroy, and is the ultimate impregnable defense. (Thirukkural, 421)