‘Knowledge about Reality’


Those who, perchance, even though they be women, will become firm in conviction with regard to the nature of the Ultimate Reality that is birthless and uniform, they alone are possessed of great wisdom, or in other words, endowed with unsurpassing knowledge about Reality, in the world. And nobody, no other man of ordinary intellect, can dip into, that is to say, that thing, namely their path and their content of knowledge – the nature of the Ultimate Reality. For it is stated in the smriti [“that which is remembered”], ‘As it is not possible to sketch the flight of birds in the sky, so even the gods get puzzled in trying to trace the course of one who has become identified with the Self of all beings, who is a source of bliss to all, and who has no goal to reach.

Shankara- Commentary on Gaudapada’s karika (Ga.Ka. B., IV 87-98)

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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