“What do we most need to know this week?” Knowledge (a ‘Para-Gram’ by the Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda)

“As long as the power in the eye enables you to behold the stars, as long as you enjoy God’s sunshine and breathe His air, so long will you yearn for knowledge. But it is not a pumping-in from the outside that gives wisdom; it is the power and extent of your inner receptivity that determines how much you can attain of true knowledge, and how rapidly. You can quicken your evolution by awakening and increasing the receptive power of your brain cells, thus absorbing tremendous and varied knowledge in one lifetime. Calmness, concentration, and intuitional perception will make you a master of wisdom.”

This is a very long-winded and profoundly accurate way of saying that true knowledge – which is true wisdom – only comes from within. I once heard someone say that knowledge comes from experience and that everything else is information. This is true, but it is in examining our experiences, by taking the time to go within, that we develop this knowledge/wisdom. In other words, we already have the answers we seek about life – all we need do is ask during quiet contemplation, what it is that we genuinely want to know.