“Tapaha-swadhya-ayaeshwara-pranidhana-kriya-yogaha”. (II Sūtra 1)
Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering
With the 90s disco banger “The Only Way is Up” ringing through my head, I begin to ponder this. It takes a great deal of personal strength to say “I don’t know”. If one is humble enough to not assume that you know everything, the fear of failure can easily be quashed. Keeping a healthy ego is the key.
The next logical step would be to define ignorance. Not know what not knowing is would be silly. A lack of information on the lack of information. Deliberately avoiding knowledge or disregarding important information cannot be of any aid to the great work.