ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram : 10.
Discussion - 3. "Knowledge itself is a painful limitation upon the Absolute" ...
Bharatham/ Bharatheeya ( Hindus/ Hinduism ), thus, is not the product of a single Prophet, but is the "WISDOM-DECLARATIONS RISING FROM THE EXPERIENCED BOSOMS OF REALISED MASTERS,( MAHARISHIS)" which have been relived by generations of Guru-Sishya at Gurukulams classes.
A truth that has been tested and found fit upon the touch-stone of life by repeated generations alone is accepted by the Rishis.
Both "Vidya and Avidya," in fact, are bondages.
Knowledge is certainly a release from the shackles of 'ignorance' "but the knowledge itself is a painful limitation upon the Absolute."
One may get over the confusions of ignorance with knowledge but, in itself, this will find us only chailed by the limitations of knowledge.
To transcend both is to reach the state of 'Absolute Perfection.'
In the following Mantram-s, we have got a correct indication of the exact import and the mutual relationship that is to be maintained between "Vidya and Avidya."
Next : Mantram-11.
To be continued ....