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The Vastness Of The Unknown

No one has been able to comprehend life completely, nor can anyone actually do. yet we should surrender ourselves to this very fact about the vastness and mystery of life!

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The more we come to know about life, we only find out that, we do not know so much more. What increases is our realization that, there is still so much we do not know. The more we know, the more we come to realize the vastness of the unknown and that, we have not learnt much about life.

For example, for an infant, his world is small and limited. He does not know anything about the outside world. He just recognizes his toys, his parents and his few friends. That is all that his world is! As he grows, he comes to understand more and more about the vast world outside, and then he realizes that there is so much more to be known and understood. So life is a great mystery, it is a secret. No one has been able to comprehend life completely, nor can anyone actually do. Yet we should surrender ourselves to this very fact - about the vastness and mystery of life!

One of the more recent and contemporary poets from Karnataka has composed a beautiful poem about ‘surrender’, and whom should one seek refuge in. The verse says, “Become a sharanagati and take refuge in the fact that life is a great and deep secret”.

What should you surrender to? - Take refuge in the Intellect. You do not know anything about your intellect. The intellect is deep and profound. Since time immemorial, we in India have given prime importance to the intellect which is the seat of logic and rationality. That is why in the Gayatri Mantra we pray that - ‘may


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