The less we think we know,
the more we really Know.”
~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings
“Since no one really knows anything about God,
those who think they do are just troublemakers.”
~ Rabia of Basra (first female Sufi saint)
“When the mind is completely empty –
only then is it capable of receiving the unknown.”
“Only when the mind is wholly silent, completely inactive, not projecting, when it is not seeking and is utterly still –
only then that which is eternal and timeless comes into being.”
~ J. Krishnamurti
“The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man’s real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. Man’s search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end.”
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
Knowing The Unknowable
Knowing is bliss;
ignorance isn’t bliss
– it’s suffering.
Knowing’s not mental,
– it’s existential.
If we think we Know,
Knowing’s not thought,
and knowing’s not taught.
Knowing’s never then or how;
Knowing’s always here and now.
So, Knowing is this:
It’s Being —
Ron’s audio recitation of “Knowing The Unknowable”
Ron’s explanation and dedication of “Knowing The Unknowable”
In space/time duality reality we can never express ineffable Truth, but only point to it. The forgoing poem, “Knowing The Unknowable”, paradoxically points to our ever mysterious shared purpose as apparent Earthly incarnates.
We’ve appeared on the ‘Earth branch of the great Cosmic university’ as spiritual students, to learn our true Self-identity as eternal Love. Knowingly or unknowingly we all long for LOVE – which is our common spiritual essence and Source. And we’re here to find it, by consciously and conscientiously living our lives.
As unavoidable evolutionary incentives, many of us need to suffer painful experiences. Inevitably we thereby learn that knowing Divinity comes not from fearful or divisive egoic efforts or thoughts, but from fearlessly surrendering to The Lone Arranger, and – with opened hearts and stilled minds – letting go of all ideas of being separate from each other and Nature. Thus
May today’s quotations and poetry help inspire realization
of our deepest evolutionary aspiration – of “Knowing The Unknowable”.
And so may it be!