knowledge

wednesday, 27 august 2014

we are trapped by the expanse of knowledge. By what we know and by what we do not know. No matter how much we armour ourselves with knowledge, it is always incomplete. And, therefore, cannot protect us. So we strive endlessly to accumulate more knowledge.

This is not to say that the quest for knowledge is pointless. All that we have created and reached in all our exploratory endeavours, is the culmination of that effort. Our capacity to understand the inner workings of the known universe as a creature born of it, is an amazing notion. It is incomprehensible that we should comprehend this. It is a wonder.

But there is no peace in knowledge for complete knowledge is always beyond the reach of our intellect – always leading to one more question. That is the conundrum of the mind.

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