Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2016 – Week 30: True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing

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Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2016 – Week 30


24 July  2016

Write an essay on the following topic in not more than 1000-1200 words:


“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing”

  • Chandan Sharma

    Very true stated that without true knowledge everyone is an err or I’m completely agree this statement which is designated to manifestation of Tue is exist when someone knowing that I know nothing desire of doing such bad thing deliver.
    What is exactly define about true knowledge that is sense of thinking and understaning the abstract meaning of statemnet and delivering the correct point of view.
    If someone called i know nothing that means not completely signifies that he or she know everything but if his and her notion to understand what the other wants to manipulate these thing and which manner.when a person both side confirm that both have same meaning of thought than it might be conflict or delimination but if have suppose to let it clear first then it can be said true knoweldge.
    Even it depends on what others view and propagation and what is behind the correct and exact methodology to deal with the fact of statement.
    Many of us fight one if them to say that I know everything despite knowing the exact sense of humor or thinking and childhood and many more aspect influence in them to put own view on these perspacts.
    So I could say until and unless know the exactly what the proverb or abstract thought behind it ,we should not manifest and arise misconception among need it to hear and understand and learn to the basic and clear concept of the related point so that other is also relate same as host one.

    • rana raghu

      u r approach was good ………….but u must concentrate more on main theme………to be frank its hard to write a perfect on this quote

      • Chandan Sharma

        Thank u dear..I’m trying just put up fully own sense of thinking and probably it comes lot of laking disparity of minds and quotes..might be.
        Thanks again would u have some ethical point or any other guides whch need to follow me..give me.
        Pleased all about!

  • FinalAttempt


    Once Sir CV Raman was on visit to a science exhibition, sir was renowned physicist . in science exhibition he found a physics project was displayed by a student. Sir asked student to explain about the project as sir was unaware about that concept. Student explained about the project and sir found it really interesting. After exhibition a junior faculty of sir asked him sir you could have enquired about the project after seminar as he is a student and you are man of great knowledge. Sir said knowledge is knowledge one cannot acquire it with ego when we are on phase of learning we should learn like we don’t know and also TRUE KNOWLEDGE EXISTS IN KNOWING THAT YOU NOTHING. Later this spirit, hardwork and strong will helped him to win Nobel Prize.

    Knowledge is the way of learning to acquire more facts, information, skills with scientific and rationalizing way of education. It can be well attained when one is free from all thoughts and one have strong will to learn new things. Knowledge can be attained by anyone including teacher, students, parents, friends, and surrounding us including nature and society. Every object have ability to teach us some thing new. This is only possible when we have dedication to learn

    We know in Ancient time it was a great bonding between teacher and students. Mainly students were the children of rulers and kings and they had the habit to learn things by visiting ashram, gurukul and forests etc. it was only dedication and motto to learn without ego to acquire best knowledge. And consequently we have seen the best rulers, kings and philosophers. Buddha was one of them his knowledge from his teacher Alar kalam , Chandergupta from Chankya, Ashoka, Alexander from Aristotle .these shows us the example that they had good knowledge due to their family but still they shown the will to learn and attained knowledge.later which shown the path of governance, administration and peaceful coexistence of society.

    Similarly in modern world we have similar examples and we have will to learn but the only difference is rising ego , now many keep their ego when they learn new things, pre occupied knowledge need to be keep aside to get new domain of new ideas and values in our mind and body. if we keep our pre valued or our own knowledge to learn new things we cannot rise because of our limited determination to learn .

    As with changing time knowledge is also not limited to only a particular source or a particular theme. It has changed its view earlier knowledge was mainly limited to certain stream only but in present society one need to be well aware in all the field to be called as well learned person. In present days knowledge has vast scope to learn . now along with traditional knowledge or way of learnig today we also have to learn Technical knowledge, Societal knowledge, Ethical values with including practical and theoretical knowledge.

    Interestingly One can be perfect in one or more than one domain but to be balanced person we may daily have to learn new things. This can be attributed only if we know that we are not aware of it and we need to learn it. To learn new things one first need to focus on SELF KNOWLEDGE. As Aristotle also said SELF KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL WISDOM and which can be possible if we keep our will strong, have determination and patience to keep up our self with other to attain new domain of ideas.

    Later when we generate the ability to process of new knowledge we will also learn and ability of multidimensional knowledge which can help to be patience with other, one will respect the society, others cultural values, traits, Art , beauty, nature and that may provide a great knowledge at the end with a complete transformation of personality with purifying the mind. In last s/he may be well learned person with great values and a respectful person. Therefore one should be always prepared to learn new thoughts and to complete the value of knowledge and education. As true knowledge is the addition in the human values.

    To conclude it is also well said that one should continue to gain new knowledge by assuming they know nothing and EVERY ADDITION TO KNOWLEDGE IS AN ADDITION TO HUMAN POWER and GANDHI Ji also Said , new learning and true knowledge gives a moral and standing power.

    • Keerthi

      Very Well explained.. The way you connected history with the quote is good .. One small suggestion I felt is you would have swapped 1st and 2nd paras… begin with generalized para and quoting example will give good flow to the answer…

      • FinalAttempt

        should i do now ? also if i swap 1st n 2nd para 3rd par may not look appropriate at that point..

        • Keerthi

          This essay is very good and apt ..If you gonna swap,Make small linkages to the paras so the flow will not be missed…

          • FinalAttempt

            sure.. thanks friend 🙂

          • Ashutosh

            Please review mine also.

      • FinalAttempt

        and thanks for review 🙂

    • rana raghu

      u structured well ……….but still the content is only 50% relevant to the topic……pls concentrate more on main theme,,,,,,,,,,(here topic goes around realisation of life…so u must give some real life examples)……any way good attempt mr final attempt

      • FinalAttempt

        i will improve.. thanks Rana 🙂

        • rana raghu

          is this u r final attempt ……….how many times u attempted

    • Ashutosh

      Yaar seriously speaking , this time it was not hoti mark. Content was not good enough 0. Looked like you were in a jiffy to abandon this off. Could see the prelims pressure on this essay.

      • FinalAttempt

        ashutosh bhai u r right.. i was unable to collect content for the essay and prelims is also a reason.
        i feel topic is also difficult , sticking to stick with given theme is not possible. even i read some other essays but could not find exact all are diverting from exactness .. .

  • AkshayVandeMataram

    एक राजा था और उसके राज्य में एक ब्राह्मण था महापंडित | एक दिन वो ब्राह्मण दरबार में जा पहुंचा तो अच्छे से राजसी सत्कार के बाद राजा ने ब्राह्मण को उसके आने का प्रयोजन पूछा | ब्राह्मण के राजा से कहा राजन मेने ग्रंथों का गहन अध्ययन किया है और मैं आपको भागवत पढ़ाना चाहता हूँ | राजा मन ही मन मुस्कुराया और सोचने लगा जिसने भागवत पढ़ा हो वो गहन चिंतन शील व्यक्ति होना चाहिए और वो कंही अकेले बैठकर चिंतन करेगा न की कंही अपनी विद्वता का प्रदर्शन करेगा | राजा को वह ब्राह्मण निरा दम्भी प्रतीत हुआ इस पर राजा ने उस ब्राह्मण से कहा ‘ आचार्य मेरे विचार से आपको अभी भी गहन अध्ययन-मनन की आवश्यकता है |

    राजा का कथन ब्राह्मण को अपमानजनक लगा वो सोचने लगा राजा निरा मुर्ख है जिसने भागवत का एक एक शब्द रट रखा हो उसे भला अधिक गहन अध्ययन की क्या आवश्यकता आन पड़ी पर चूँकि उसे राजा के यंहा नौकरी चाहिए थी इसलिए वह चुपचाप अपनी कुटिया पर लौट आया और सोचा अगर मुझ में कुछ कमी है तो मैं अवश्य ही इसे पूरा करूँगा | इसके बाद वह और भी मनोयोग से ग्रंथो का अध्ययन करने लगा |
    कुछ दिनों बाद फिर वो ब्राह्मण राजा के यंहा उपस्थित हुआ तो राजा ने फिर उसे वही उत्तर दिया तो इस बार ब्राह्मण को क्रोध आ गया लेकिन फिर भी काम बिगड़ जाने की आशंका से उसने कुछ नहीं बोला और अपनी कुटिया पर लौट आया | लेकिन इस बार उसने राजा के कथन पर गंभीरता से विचार किया | सोचने लगा कि ऐसी कौनसी कमी है जो राजा हर बार बड़े विश्वाश के साथ और भी गहन अध्ययन के लिए कह देता है | वह और भी मनोयोग से ग्रंथो का अध्ययन करने लगा | धीरे धीरे उसे गूढ़ अर्थ समझ में आया गया और इसके फलस्वरूप उसे धन और यश लिप्सा से विरक्ति होने लगी | उसका अहंकार का भाव घटने लगा और वह राजा के आश्रम में जाना ही भूल गया |

    कुछ दिनों बाद जब वो ब्राह्मण नहीं लौटा तो राजा उसे खोजने निकला | काफी खोज के बाद उसे वो ब्राह्मण की कुटिया मिल गयी राजा ने अंदर जाकर प्रणाम किया और ब्राह्मण से बोला कि आचार्य अब आप धर्मग्रंथो में पारंगत हो चुके है इसलिए मैं आपका शिष्य बनने को आया हूँ तो ब्राह्मण ने राजा से कहा राजन ! आपको किसी के पास ज्ञान के लिए जाने की क्या आवश्यकता है सच्चा ज्ञान तो आपके पास है और यह वही है जो आपने मुझे दिया है |

    • Avlokita Ashok

      you wrote wonderfully !!!

  • AkshayVandeMataram

    एक बार की बात है चंद्रपुरी के राजा ज्ञान प्राप्त करने के लिए संत के पास पहुंचे । और संत से कहा ”महात्मा जी मुझे ऐसा कुछ ज्ञान दिजिये की मेरे जीवन में प्रकाश हो जाये ।” यह सुन महात्मा बोले आप को अवश्य ही संत सुकरात के पास जाना चाहिये । राजा उसी समय सुकरात से मिलने पैदल ही निकल पड़े । दो दिन की यात्रा तय करके वो संत सुकरात के पास पहुंच गए । उन्होंने उन से भी वही प्रश्न किया तो सुकरात उत्तर दिया देखो राजन में तो बिल्कुल छोटा अज्ञानी संत हु आप को निश्चित ही वापस उसी मुनि के पास जाना चाहिए । क्यों की मेरी नजर में वो ही सबसे बड़े ज्ञानी है । राजा यह सुनकर थोड़ा अचंभित हुआ लेकिन जब ज्ञान की खोज़ में ही निकला तो ज्ञान लेके ही लौटना था तो वह वापस उसी पहले वाले मुनि के पास पंहुचा । वहां जाकर उन्होंने सुकरात की पूरी बात बतायी । मुनि बोले राजन इस संसार में कोई भी पूर्ण ज्ञानी नहीं है । सुकरात इतने बड़े ज्ञानी होते हुये भी खुद को अज्ञानी मानते है तो भला में और आप कैसे ज्ञानी हो सकते है ।
    राजन सच्चा ज्ञानी वही है जो खुद को अज्ञानी समजता है आज तक कोई भी पूर्ण रूप से ज्ञानी नहीं बन पाया है मनुष्य को जहाँ भी ज्ञान मिले उसे अर्जित करने की कोशिश करो । खुद को कभी भी घमंडी मत बनने दो ।

    • Ck

      nic story

  • ignited_spark

    If a Minister loses a no- confidence motion, then

    (a) Lok Sabha is dissolved

    (b) Only Prime Minister and that Minister resigns.

    (c) The whole Council of Ministers resigns

    (d) The Minister resigns

    • FinalAttempt


      • ignited_spark

        please explain why so?? really confusing

        • FinalAttempt

          Because in No-confidence motion all minister have to resign. whereas in Censure motion only minister against which the motion has been passed..
          no confidence is collective and censure is not..

          • Himaanshu

            I don’t think no confidence motion applies to a single minister, it has to be against the whole council of ministers. Correct me if am wrong. Thanks

            • FinalAttempt

              agreed.. but NCM can be initiated for both CoM and minister

              • Himaanshu

                No confidence motion can only be moved against the entire council of ministers while censure motion can be moved against an individual minister, a group of ministers and the entire council of ministers.


                • FinalAttempt

                  then what should be the answer..

                  • Himaanshu

                    In my opinion C is the most suitable answer among the given options but technically this question is debatable.

                    • FinalAttempt

                      exactly by this logic/elimination i answered C. now either the Q is incorrectly framed or something else..

                    • Himaanshu

                      yaa,… framing of this question is not appropriate. Anyway lets move one. All the best bro for PRE. Do well 🙂

                    • FinalAttempt

                      ya bro.. same to u.. best of luck 🙂

  • silentOne24

    Mankind has been blessed with some of the very great philosophers and thinkers.One among such great personalities was Socrates. He had once remarked that “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing”.As much as this thought compels us to wonder and think upon how Socrates had come to this conclusion but at the same time we are bound to accept that this notion is very true.

    Lets trace a child’s life right from its deliverance from a mother’s womb.This newborn can hardly open its eyes and watch the beautiful world around itself. But as time passes he grows and once he is about two years old, he starts to speak his first coherent words as he learns them from his parents. The process continues and soon he becomes a fluent speaker and is eager to learn about new things around himself. He goes to kindergarten and his knowledge base further increase.Then comes formal schooling, then college and then he moves into the new wide world to earn a bread for himself. As the transition from school to college takes place, his wide areas of subjects gets narrowed down to one specialization and the knowledge base in that particular area continues to grow. It might also happen that he would forget the basic knowledge of subjects that he was taught in school. After all forgetting things is human design. We tend to forget some things and remember some. It all depends on what we wish to retain in the long run. So as we come the end of a normal person we observe that he spent a huge portion of his life working in one particular field. It may also happen that he can be the expert in the field as per as practical points are considered. But it can also occur that he might be unaware of some of the finer points. So we come to a conclusion that he was confined to one domain all his life and might be lacking some knowledge. Further narrowing down an average person’s knowledge is generally confined to one domain out of the huge number of areas of knowledge around the world. So what is his knowledge compared to the huge world of knowledge?Nothing.

    Coming to another aspect of the knowledge.Human knowledge most probably began from the knowledge of food and water for survival.Gradually it grew to the knowledge of wheel and fire.And so began the discoveries and inventions. In Socrates’ time itself,branches of knowledge had advanced to arithmetic,geometry,philosophy,astronomy and so on.But these were limited in nature so that even one brilliant person was found to be pursuing all at the same time.But gradually advancements came into picture.New branches of knowledge emerged and existing ones swelled with new additions. In the 1400s, Leonardo da Vinci was perhaps the only known man having mastery over multiple fields of knowledge. He himself made several new inventions and proposed lots of new ideas.The knowledge scenario continued expanding and achieved a remarkable pace in the 19th and 20th century. And today in the 21st century the condition is such that multiple new invention and discoveries are being made each day. To take an example, the complete knowledge of living species on earth is still lacking and each day several species are being discovered and christened around the world. Another example can be cited of the universe which is vast and expanding. We have such huge knowledge of our own planet at our disposal.It is worth thinking what about all the planets in the solar system and beyond. The extent of this huge knowledge is unimaginable. What if other planets host lifeforms and we don’t know what knowledge they can impart to us.In this huge universe what is out knowledge worth as compared to what is out there.Nothing.

    Lets move to another possible aspect highlighted in this quote. Spiritual knowledge is still a debatable topic in our world. While religious leaders around the world and self-styled gurus profess that they possess spiritual knowledge,what they do possess does raises eyebrows. Various religions in our society point out that the only way to gain spiritual knowledge is to renounce worldly life. The religious leaders who claim huge amounts of money for a ‘darshan’ can hardly be seen as people who renounced the world. Most of these people out there are misguiding the public and living off their religious sentiments.They certainly don’t possess any genuine religious knowledge. But how often do we come across people who really have understood the complexities of life and death,the mystery of soul and the existence of God. The people who might have unraveled the grand design are not easy to find.Perhaps they themselves have disappeared in the claim of the mystic knowledge that they for.For us it’s just the voice of conscience that best does the job of guiding us in our lives.But do we as normal human beings possess any deep spiritual knowledge?Do we know anything about spiritual realm?Nothing.

    Knowing nothing has its own advantages. If a person claims to be ignorant he would becomes a good learner. A cup already full cannot be filled more. Whereas if the cup is empty you can pour in whatever you desire. Such a person would learn new things faster and efficiently.

    Right to basic knowledge was also recognized by governance machinery of this country. Thus the Right to Information Act was passed to bring in transparency and satisfy the public demand of knowing how government works. That was what the Soviet policy of ‘Glasnost’ was also all about.To bring in transparency.But does that ensures that we know everything?No.We still don’t know how key decisions are made behind closed doors. These decisions might decide our fate and have a huge impact in our lives.But we still remain unaware of how these decision were arrived upon.

    Experience teaches us that at some level in our personal,professional and social lives we might be unaware of things happening around us. What we can try is to learn as much as we can. But to claim that we know everything would be a foolish mistake on our part. But as enlightened citizens we must believe in that fact that true knowledge lies in knowing that we know nothing.

    • rana raghu

      the complete that satisfies the theme of essay” from history to RTI ” u made my day…………wonderful …keep going

      • silentOne24

        Thanks a lot buddy..:) your words are encouraging..:)

    • Ashutosh

      Very nice essay but it was a little bit monotonous.

      • silentOne24

        Thanks a lot sir for reviewing my essay.I think keeping an essay interesting is highly important.I would work upon that.

        • Ashutosh

          please review mine also.

  • Raj

    Knowledge, the fuel that propels the civilizations forward. It is nothing but some art, skills, information and facts learned through either education or training. It is generated by way of finding new ways of doing things. This becomes necessary when the present knowledge is found inadequate to deal with the situations. This points to one thing that knowledge can never be complete. Thus no one can have full knowledge. And the way to gain knowledge is through knowing the inadequacies of the present knowledge and working to remove them. Thus true knowledge is knowing that one knows nothing or at least everything.

    This is how it has worked in the past. The Newton gave the standard theory of atoms and universe which was well accepted, however Einstein proved it wrong. Thus it shows that all knowledge is only provisional and the way to create new knowledge is knowing that knowledge is never full and one never can have full knowledge.

    Realizing that one can never have full knowledge is also helpful in one more way. It imparts an individual with values such as curiosity, humility etc. Which are very much necessary to aspire for and acquire new knowledge.

    Further there is one more fact that points towards that true knowledge is knowing that one knows nothing. It is the vast nature of knowledge. Today the knowledge has got very vast and diverse and specialized, in such scenario no one has the ability to master the nuances of all the subjects. Thus only way that remains to acquire more complete knowledge is know that one knows too little or nothing.

    This can be witnessed in various fields. There are new discoveries every next day. In sports there way new names for new techniques eg carrom ball. In science there are new models of universe being proposed. In medical science there are new ways of treating diseases and treatment of erstwhile non-treatable diseases is being found. Yesterday only CSIR of India developed a solar tree that reduces the requirement for land by half for same amount of energy production.

    Further knowing that one knows nothing helps in more thing apart from acquiring and inventing new knowledge. It is in being wiser. As only when one is humble about the quantity one knowledge on possesses can one deal with others in a compassionate manner.

    It is also then only can one put the knowledge to good use. As knowledge in itself is value free and can be used to better the world or destroy it. The one who realizes the limits of his knowledge will generally try to have a wider horizon of vision for the humanity, will work for its betterment and always strive to pass his knowledge to others.

    Even in day to day life, the mature people we come across are those that have a feeling for knowing more and are humble about how much they know. Thus knowing that one knows less is sign of maturity and something that helps one to interact better with others and provides social cohesion to the society.

    Thus we must always try and be humble about what all we know, must always be aware that there is a limit to the knowledge of an individual in a given moment, that knowledge is infinite and can be gained by being curious to know more and being humble .This way not only we can be more knowledgeable but also more sociable and a better person.

    • rana raghu

      just some dimensions missing …….almost a good one

      • Raj

        good reading speed you have friend.

    • KnowledgeBuff

      hi raj,
      well-written. but i feel you concentrated on the role of knowledge in science as well as personal life. If you could have included examples from the country/world level, it would have lent a more wider scope to your essay and the essay would have become more complete.

  • Indu

    That Knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true knowledge,all else is only a negation of Knowledge….by Ramakrishna …
    Knowledge is familiarity of understanding something like Skill,Information,Fact which can acquired through experience or education by learning,awareness,,,,etc.
    if one wants to acquire knowledge,have to bypass the difficulty of understand…
    Daily we are reading newspapers,if we don’t know the meaning of the particular word ,suddenly we go through seek the meaning of particular word….it exits in knowing that you know nothing ie,.TRUE KNOWLEDGE…

  • Neelotpal

    “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing”

    The evil wizard trapped Gentle Giant in the PALACE OF DOORS. When the valiant Giant opened one door after much toil, all he found was another closed door. He opened it too and found a new shut door! Door after door he opened; door after door he found closed.
    But for the seeker of knowledge, the endless toil of finding one closed door after the other need not be a Sisyphean task.

    We seek knowledge because we wonder of what is unknown and seek to resolve the countless mysteries of Universe. Our aim is to understand the arcane. But, as the French feminist and novelist Anaïs Nin said, “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”

    We normally associate the field of scientific discoveries to the principle that THERE IS NO FINALITY IN SCIENCE. There are countless theories that were once considered so logical that few thought they could be contradicted.
    Darwin’s THEORY OF EVOLUTION had ended the LAMARCKIAN IDEA OF INHERITANCE OF ACQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS; till it was itself unseated by Mendelian inheritance (genetics). Modern researches into the field bring out that inheritance is multi-factorial and all the three theories interact to decide inheritance.
    The above principle obviously has application beyond the field of science and discovery.

    I am reminded of the story of the OLD PAINTER AND HIS PAINTER SON. The son started to draw the portrait of the most beautiful woman, the Princess of the realm he was a subject of. As the son was to present the portrait to the king on occasion of the princess’ birthday, the painter son wanted the portrait to be the best. He could see no further than his virtuoso father as the best critique of the painting. The son painted the portrait and brought it to his father. The father pointed out so many problems with the painting that the son thought that it was fit to paint anew. This happened with the second portrait, third one and with fourth portrait as well. The son was flustered at being unable to satisfy the father. After this happened again, he made his displeasure known to the old man. The old man calmly listened to his son’s complaint and said that it was all to make sure that the portrait that came out was the best. He had ensured that the son learnt a number of things even if it meant criticizing the son’s efforts countless times.
    This is why we have ART AND LITERARY CRITICS.

    Perhaps our founding fathers were aware that knowledge that doesn’t evolve would turn into dogma with its concomitant evils like obscurantism and orthodoxy. That is why they designed our Constitution to be a LIVING DOCUMENT. How beautifully, Indian polity has risen to the occasion is a testament to the belief that no word is final. Thus, even in the field of jurisprudence and governance, knowledge isn’t held to be final and immutable.

    What is more, this ability to accept that we do not know all is indispensible for SELF-DEVELOPMENT. It’s only after knowing where we lack in; that we can muster all our strength to remedy these shortcomings.
    So, we have to have the courage to accept that we do not know all even in the smallest part of our life. Only after accepting this ignorance, we can ever hope to know what is till then obscure. In this sense, ignorance which is accepted is a catalyst for knowledge.
    The celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking calls a sense of know-all to be an illusion. He writes,
    “The greatest enemy of knowledge
    is not ignorance;
    it is the illusion of knowledge”.

    Now that we know accepting our ignorance is very important in many fields of life, what can we do to develop this courage to accept our ignorance? Especially when in these times KNOWLEDGE IS POWER; the new capital and currency.
    What are required are HUMILITY and a sense of ENJOYMENT AT DISCOVERY.
    This humility comes from a sense of equality. When we know that others too have immense agency to gain knowledge, we become humble. We should also accept that there are many different ways of thinking. Others may have adopted a different path and made discovery different from ours.
    Also, in these times, most knowledge has become instrumental. We learn not for the sheer enjoyment of learning, but to use knowledge for some other goal like employment or social position. Accepting that we are ignorant threatens these goals, so we are not ready to accept that what we know is not complete or it is wrong.
    CREATIVITY and love for knowledge itself, rather than its benefits, are required.

    As CHANGE IS LAW OF NATURE, knowledge too can’t escape change. At all point and time, there will be more to know. The true seeker of knowledge must be guided by what AITREYA BRAHMANA SAYS:
    “Suryasya pasya sreemanam yo na tandrayate charan.
    Charaiveti, charaiveti.”

    Behold the effulgent Sun, it doesn’t ever rest its feet;
    Keep moving, keep moving.

    Let’s keep treading the endless path of countless discoveries.

    ~850 words

    • Neelotpal

      Please review.
      Your suggestions are of immense value to me.
      Thanks in anticipation.

      • rana raghu

        u r approach was good ….but theme was getting diverted …pls give more clarity over explanation……..check once mr silencer essay he interlinked all well

    • Ashutosh

      Very nice essay, couldn’t find anything which I can criticise, loved the self development part included by you.

    • Jaya Swatantra

      Very nice write up neelotpal ji… keep writing😃

    • AAROHN

      VERY WELL WRITTEN,GREAT USAGE OF QUOTES AND VERSES,I FELT A BIT LOST AT THE ART AND CRITiCS… PART ,COULD HAVE COVERED OTHER DIMENSIONS BUT QUITE FAIR ENOUGH…since u have written for 850 u could’ve stressed in other dimensions like.. how in the field of governance policies are being put open in the public domain for feedback ..etc. not like earlier colonial times …but this might affect the flow of ur essay..all in all gud ..maitain the streak

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    • ParthaPratim Das

      Very good.. Well structured.. Ready in all aspects

  • KnowledgeBuff

    “The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of it.”

    This quote aptly explains the difference between a wise man and an ignorant fool. While the wise man, is always learning from his/her experiences as well as the experiences of others, an ignorant fool, on the other hand, has a narrow viewpoint of the world, where he/she is unwilling to listen to others, and believes his knowledge and thoughts are supreme. Thus, wise men, attain true knowledge because they genuinely believes that they have a lot to learn, the ignorant fools, continue remaining ignorant as they never doubt their knowledge.
    We often look at the lives of successful individuals around us, and wonder what makes them so successful. Often, there is a vey thin life separating a person who is good at something versus a person who is bad at the same thing. That thin line is nothing but a knowledge of the fact that one knows nothing and there is always a scope for improvement. A topper of the class remains hungry for knowledge, while a below average student never bothers opening his books until the last moment. A good teacher, engages with her students, takes into account their feedback and continuosuly devises new teaching methodoligies whereas a bad teacher, thinks that he knows everything and never takes student feedback into consideration. In similar way, the difference between a good/bad boss, good/bad head of the family is mostly due to their ability/inability to gain more knowledge to respond to different situations.
    While flipping through the pages of history, one can clearly see that the biggest reason for the collapse of great cvilisations and powerful kingdoms, have been arrogant, egoistic kings who thought that they knew better than everyone else. The mighty Nanda empire could be overthrown by Chanakya and Chandragupta Maurya, because Nanda refused to acknowledge their existence or their growing strength. The Arab invaders, were able to plunder India countless times, because the kings here, did not make any effort to learn about the strength of their attackers or stitch an alliance with other kings in the region. Each king thought, that he alone could dispose off the attackers on his own.
    On the other hand, the British conquest of India, was a result of their painstaking efforts to udnerstand the dynamics of India. They carefully analysed the numerous divisions prevailing among different regions, different religions and different sections of the society. Instead of openly challenging all the rulers in the region, they set out to conquer India piece by piece, stitching alliances and playing one king against another. Thus, the difference between a successful and failed conquest has been how well one could gain knowledge about his adversary.
    However, no other area has witnessed more conflict between true knowledge and ignorance than the sphere of religion. For centuries, a small coterie of individuals, who claimed to know everything about religion, were responsible for the backwardness and misery of the people. In this regard, almost no religion can claim to be immune from criticism and had its fair share in creating troubles for the common man.
    For instance, the Church, stifled any scientific questioning of religion, and any attempt to do otherwise, resulted in sever torture, punishment. The greatest scientists of their time, who had observations to back their claims (like the earth not being the centre of the universe), often had to face the wrath of the church, who considered their claims blasphemous. Similar was the case in the Arabic world, where reinterpretation of anything written in the Quoran was forbidden. In the case of Hindu religion, we see, how numerous social evils like Sati, untouchability, ostracisation of widows, crept into the society, simply because the holy men said that it was sanctioned in the Shasttras and the people believed, that the holy men, alone posessed true knowledge. Had all relgions clerice, gracefully acknowledged that they don’t know everything and opened up religion to questioning and reason, the world would have been able to progress much faster.
    In the context of India, the best contemporary example of utilising knowledge of others, can be seen in the way the Indian constitution of drafted. Despite having some of the best minds in the drafting committee and attaining independence after a long struggle, we weren’t seized by overtly naitonalistic sentiments and incorporated the best points from all the different constitutions of the world, including the British constitution. As a result, we have been able to produce a document that is reverred and respected by every Indian irrespective of their ideology. Similarly, the reforms of 1991, was a humble acknowledgement of the fact that India, could not develop, simply by reamining a closed economy and claiming to know the solution to all its problems. The only solution lay in opening up and utilising foreign funding and innovative practices prevailing abroad.
    Despite India’s repeated attempts at changing with the changing times, India continues to face challenges that are caused by knowledge asymmetry among the citizens and the government. Like the demand for reservations, militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, naxalism, honour killings, people believe that they know who is responsible for the solutions to their problems as well as who is responsible for them. This has led to long-standing conflicts in different regions as well as perpetuation of social evils. The only resolution for this is that each side should cast aside the assumption that it is the only one that possesses true knowledge, and engage in constructive discussion.
    In the contemporary times, at the global level, we see that most of the conflicts are caused by knowledge asymmetry. The US war on Iraq and Afghanistan was a unilateral decision, that was taken in complete haste and has resulted in a never ending civil war like siutation in the two countries. Had the US attempted to gain more understanding of these two countries, and tried to analyse the ground realities, rather than imposing a western model of democracy, we might have been living in a different world today. Similarly, the rise of Islamic state can be attributed to people, who are selectively using their half-baked knowledge to quote selective verses of the Quran, and perpetuate their violent ideology. If these people were to participate in a religious debate with the moderate clerics of Islam, they would never be able to justify their methods.

    Thus, we can see how over the centuries, it has always been the pursuit of knowledge that has led the world to a path of peace and prosperity. Any authority/ individuals who has been too sure of his knowledge has either met an untimely end or has brought about death and destruction in the world. So, the only way to ensure individual as well as societal happiness is to be conscious of one’s flaws and shortcomings, and attempt to end them through constructive methods, rather than shutting yourself to outside influence and trying to remain immune to change.

    • Athena

      A very nice essay with plenty of examples. Really enjoyed reading it 🙂

    • rana raghu

      well structured i expected a conclusion of the introduction level………..conclusion is not good ………..improve conclusion

      • KnowledgeBuff

        thanks. I think i was in a bit of a hurry, by the time I reached the conclusion. I will try to rework it.

    • Raj

      really a nice essay.

    • abhinav

      well organised!!

    • Ashutosh

      Beautiful vikram,
      Although there could be more dimensions to this but after reading your essay feels like it couldn’t be better. Conclusion was also good. I liked the way you have sewn sociology, history and economy together in examples.

      I am also surprised that we both think in the same direction because in my essay you will notice the same theme.

    • AbhijeetG

      A complete essay well done

    • Best desire

      Very well written …..

    • vikrampandit

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  • Ashutosh

    सच्चा ज्ञान यह जान लेने में है कि आप कुछ नहीं जानते

    सुकरात ने कहा था कि आप तभी सच्चे ज्ञान को पा सकते हैं जब आप किसी पूर्वाग्रह में न फसे हो। कुछ नया सीखने के लिए बहुधा पुरानी मान्यताओं से अलग सोचना ही पड़ता है। जब मनुष्य ये मान ले की उसने सब कुछ जान लिया है और नए ज्ञान की खोज करना बंद कर दे तो उसकी प्रगति वहीँ रुक जाती है। समय के साथ उसके ज्ञान पर धूल चढ़ जाती है और फिर नए समय से कदम न मिला पाने के कारण उस ज्ञान और व्यक्ति दोनों का ही आस्तित्व सन्कट में पड़ जाता है । प्रगति मनुष्य की हो, समाज की, विज्ञान की या फिर राज्य की वो इस बात पर ही टिकी होती है की पिछला कुछ भुलाया जाये और कुछ नया खोज जाये।

    जब आप यह मान लेते हैं कि आप के पास जो ज्ञान है वो सीमित है और समय के साथ वो खत्म जायेगा तब आप नए विचारों को खोजते हैं। बदलते समय के साथ आप स्वयं में बदलाव लाते हैं और फिर आप प्रगति करते हैं। जब आप यह मानने को तैयार हो जाएं की कोई भी ज्ञान शास्वत नहीं है , तभी आप नए समाज के निर्माता भी बनेंगे।

    नया ज्ञान न सिर्फ नयी सोच देता है बल्कि वह अच्छे/ बुरे, न्याय/ अन्याय आदि के मध्य भी नए विभाजन स्थापित करता है। सुकरात ने न्याय की परिभाषा करते हुए कहा था कि केवल अच्छे के साथ अच्छा और बुरे के साथ बुरा करना न्याय नहीं होता बल्कि समय और परिस्तिथियों के अनुसार लिया गया निर्णय ही सही न्याय होता है। अच्छे मित्र को क्रोध के समय उसका अस्त्र लौटा देना न्याय नहीं होगा, और न ही किसी शत्रु के परिवार की हत्या न्याय होगी। न्याय समाज और समय के साथ बदलता है और जो संस्कृति इस बात को समझती है वही अनश्वर होती है।

    तारीख गवाह है कि जिन भी समाजों में जड़ता आयी समय उन्हें दण्डित करता चला। अपनी प्राचीन उन्नति के सपने में सोया हुआ भारत जब 17वीं  सदीं में अपनी प्राचीन संस्कृति, नियम क़ानून और परंपराओं को गाता था तब पश्चिम के देश जाग रहे थे और नए  ज्ञान विज्ञान को खोज रहे थे। अपनी जड़ता और कूप मंडूक्ता के कारण ही भारत समय से पीछे रह गया और इसी कारण उन्नत अंग्रेजी साम्राज्य हम पर 200 साल तक राज्य करता रहा।

    यदि आधुनिक भारत के निर्माता बाबा साहेब अम्बेडकर, गाँधी जी, गुरुदेव ठाकुर, राजा राममोहन राय, ज्योतिबा फुले , सरोजिनी नायडू, रानी गिडालू आदि नए समय को दिशा न देते और पुरातन प्रथाओं से न लड़ते तो हिंदुस्तानियों में  अंग्रेजों से लड़ने हेतु मानसिक संबल कभी नही आता । आजादी की लड़ाई एक राज्य से ज्यादा उस ऊंच नीच के विचार से थी जो हमारे मन में घर कर गया था। अंग्रेजों को श्रेष्ठ मान लेना और अपने ही भाइयों को दलित और अस्पृश्य मान लेना , यही तो हमारी दासता का प्रमुख कारण था।

    जड़ बुद्धि होना या पाश्चात्य ज्ञान को स्थायी मान लेना कट्टरता को भी बढ़ावा देता है। जब ज्ञान को तर्क वितर्क की तुला में रखे बिना उसे सालों साल चलने दिया जाता है तो कोई उसे बदलने की हिम्मत नहीं कर पाता । लोग अंध भक्ति में खो जाते हैं और फिर समाज दिशाहीन हो जाते हैं, ऐसी स्तिथि का लाभ उठाकर कुछ स्वार्थी लोग नेतृत्व में आते हैं और इसी सामाजिक जड़ता को बरकरार रख कर अपना उल्लू सीधा करते हैं। अपने अगले बगल देखें तो हर समुदाय का कोई न कोई धार्मिक या राजनीतिक गुरु जरूर नजर आएगा।

    इनमे से बहुसंख्यक केवल अपने स्वार्थ हेतु ही तमाम जनता को नए विचारों से पृथक रखकर पुरानी परंपराओं का यशज्ञान करते रहते हैं। भारत का एक राज्य  ‘ पुरातन अनिर्वाचित पंचायत ‘ के रोग में जकड़ा हुआ है जिसके अधिकतर आदेश महिला सशक्तिकरण के विरोधी नजर आते हैं। प्रेम विवाह जहाँ मृत्यु दंड का कारण हो सकता है और जहाँ भाई भी बहन को इज्जत के नाम पर मार सकते हैं। उस राज्य का गिरा हुआ लिंगानुपात और अविवाहित युवकों की बड़ी संख्या दिखाते हैं कि जड़ बुद्धि और अतार्किक परंपरा से कैसे संपूर्ण समाज भी पश्चगामी हो सकते हैं।

    जब समाज से प्राचीन जड़ता दूर होती है और चेतना पूर्वाग्रहों से मुक्त होती है तभी नए विचारों का जन्म होता है। ऐसे में ही हमारे सामने ऐसे विकल्प उभर कर आते हैं जो हमारे जीवन को परिवर्तित करने की छमता रखते हैं । आज जिस समय के दौर से हम गुजर रहे हैं उस समय तो और भी जरुरी हो जाता है कि हम जड़ता को छोड़ें और कुछ नया सोचें। दो वैश्विक समस्याएं जो आज मानव जाति के लिए बड़ा संकट बन कर उभर रही हैं उनका अध्ययन इस विषय में सही होगा । ये समस्याएं हैं पर्यावरण संकट और आतंकवाद। क्या इन दोनों के उभरने का एक कारण मानसिक कूप मंडूक्ता व नए विचारों से अलगाव नही है।

    18वीं सदी में जब आद्योगिक क्रान्ति शुरू हुई तब से लेकर आजतक कोयले का हो प्रयोग मशीनों और कारखानों में प्रमुखता से होता आया है। बिजली उत्पादन हो तो कोयला,  लौह पिघलना हो तो कोयला, रेल चलानी हो तो कोयला, और यहाँ तक की बारात में खाना बनाना हो तो भी कोयला। कोयले से ऐसा मानसिक जुड़ाव बन गया कि उसके अलावा हमने अन्य उपाय तब तक नहीं सोचे जब तक कोयले की आपूर्ति काम नहीं हो गयी और वैज्ञानिकों ने वैश्विक तापन के बारे में नहीं बताया ।

    यह एक जड़ता ही थी जिसने सभी समस्याओं के हल को कोयले से ही जोड़ दिया। यदि हमने पहले ही कोयले से आसक्ति छोड़कर अन्य ऊर्जाओं के स्त्रोत खोजे होते तो यह तापन की नौबत कभी न आती। जब हमने इसका इलाज खोजा भी तो हम फिर परमाणु शक्ति के प्रति आसक्त हो गए । हमे यह समझना होगा की इस समस्या का हल केवल एक स्त्रोत से दूसरे स्त्रोत पर निर्भर हो जाना नहीं है बल्कि नित नए उपाय खोजना इसके लिए आवश्यक है ।

    एक स्वर्णिम तस्वीर जो 21वीं सदी में उभर रही है वह यह की सरकारें अब विविध ऊर्जा स्रोतों पर ध्यान दे रही हैं और उनपर विकास और शोध को बढ़ावा दे रही हैं।। भारत सरकार की सौर ऊर्जा पहल, अंतरराष्ट्रीय सोलर गठबंधन, जैव ऊर्जा विकास, पवन ऊर्जा ऑफ शोर नीति, हाइब्रिड सौर-पवन ऊर्जा नीति, भूगर्भिक ऊर्जा शोध आदि कुछ कदम दर्शाते हैं कि कम से कम पर्यावरण के मामले में हमारा दृष्टिकोण बदल रहा है।

    उधर जब हम दायेश और अलकायदा जैसे आतंकवादी प्रसार की बात करते हैं तो समझ आता है कि इसका आधार मुख्यत: रूढ़िवादी सोच  और मध्यकालीन इस्लामी राज्य का दर्शन है । पर हम इस बात में भी पूर्वाग्रह रखते हैं कि आतंकवाद का कारण सिर्फ बाहरी है। दरअसल जब अलग दृष्टिकोण से देखें तो कहीं ना कहीं राज्य की घरेलु असफलता भी इसका कारण होती है। भारत में साम्प्रादायिक वर्गों द्वारा यदा कदा जो नफरत की स्याही फैलायी जाती है उसके कारण भी अपने ही युवा देश विरोधी भावनाएं रखने लगते हैं। जब समस्या को सही से समझा ही नहीं जायेगा तो उसका बढ़ना तो अनिवार्य ही है। हमारे सामज में ही व्याप्त आतंरिक विभाजन जब तक समाप्त नहीं होंगे तब तक ऐसी समस्याएं बानी रहेंगी और पड़ोसी मुल्क इसका फायदा उठाते रहेंगे।

    इसलिए अच्छे सामाज के साथ साथ अच्छे राज्य के निर्माण हेतु भी नयी सोच का होना आवश्यक है। यहाँ ये नहीं सोचना चाहिए की नए के लिए पुराना बिलकुल भूल जाना चाहिए। पुराने ज्ञान से वो बातें जरूर सीखनी चाहियें जो गतिशील हों, जो शास्वत हों जैसे पृथ्वी की रक्षा, बड़ों का सम्मान और आपसी भाईचारा। पुराने ज्ञान का प्रयोग उस पत्थर के भांति करना चाहिए जिसपे नये ज्ञान को घिसकर और परिष्कृत किया जा सके। बिना इतिहास के ज्ञान के तो गलतियों का दोहराव होगा, उसे रोकने हेतु इतिहास की घटनाएं नहीं बल्कि उनकी शिक्षा को आत्मसात करना चाहिए। इसलिए नए व पुराने का संतुलन आवश्यक है।

    अंत में हम यह कह सकते हैं कि उस व्यक्ति व उस समाज का भविष्य उज्जवल है जो जड़ता से दूर है और नयी सोच को अपनाने हेतु खुला है। जड़ता जहाँ रूढ़िवादिता और कट्टरता की बेड़ियां बनाती है वही नए विचार आजाद करते हैं। नए विचार नयी समस्याओं का हल नए परिप्रेक्ष्य में ढूंढते हैं और हमे किसी विचार और वस्तु के प्रति आसक्त होने से रोकते हैं। प्रगति हेतु यह भी आवश्यक है कि नए व पुराने में विभाजन नहीं बल्कि संतुलन लाया जाये जिससे पुराने अनुभव पर हम नए मार्ग बना सकें। इस सन्दर्भ में हिंदी सिनेमा का यह गीत उत्कृष्ट उदाहरण है ।

    छोड़ो कल की बातें ,
    कल की बात पुरानी,
    नए दौर में लिखेंगे,
    हम मिलकर नयी कहानी,
    हम हिंदुस्तानी,
    हम हिंदुस्तानी।।
    1) नंदन नीलेकणि- उभरते भारत की तस्वीर,
    २) अमर्त्य सेन- हिंसा और अस्मिता का संकट,
    3) ज्योतिबा फुले- गुलाम गिरी,
    4) प्लेटो – द रिपब्लिक,
    5) रामचंद्र गुहा- पर्यावरणवाद का इतिहास।

    • FinalAttempt

      bhai.. a good intro and conclusion , examples are good.. constitution example is awesome. later 18th century wala bh..
      but essay diverted in some para like alqaeda . . structure is also missing. otherwise a good read.. thanks..

    • KnowledgeBuff

      Well-written bhai. Your conclusion is really good. following are some of the improvements jo ki ja sakti hain:
      1. dashrath manjhi waala example topic ke saath fit nahi baith raha. instead, second para se directly shuru karoge essay toh better rahega. woh kaafi achcha likha hai.
      2. essay seems to be more on “importance of gaining new knowledge and new ideas.” halaanki isme koi galat baat nahi hai, par actual topic ko bhi baar baar reinforce karoge toh better rahega. woh reinforcement waala concept missing hai.
      3. thode aur relevant examples diye ja sakte hain.

      • Ashutosh

        thanks for your suggestion Vikram i have removed First para in my blog.
        See it here

    • Best desire

      U started with gud example but according to me is not suitable for this theme…else is good n beautifully cocluded……thnks

      • Ashutosh


    • silentOne24

      Essay apne aap mein baandh ke rakhta hai till the very end.Beautifully written with ample of examples. But somehow i feel that it has been mostly confined to the theme of importance of progressive thought in a society especially towards the end.Aap usi mein elaborate karte reh gaye. Thoda base aur broad karna chahiye tha.

    • Abhijeet B

      Dost very well written…If you have written it in one go w/o any references that you had mentioned then its requires round of applause.but still I think what you written is “Importance of True Knowledge”.Mostly it revolves around it. If you can give it different orientation & able cover multiple dimensions then it will fetch you good marks. with current writing-50/125…I think if you shape it well as I mentioned you may go upto 75/125..

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  • DHC

    well structured essay

  • Nirvedh Sutey

    True knowledge lies in accepting your identity as Jon Snow?



    If we look around us these days, we can find so many people especially young who will say that, ‘they know everything’, and no doubt in it if you ask this from yourself, ‘really’, after listening this.

    A person, human being adorned with one special characteristic which is ‘ability to think’, which probably other living creatures can not. On an average a person lives for about hundered years. So, its well proved that how can he or she can know or claim to know everything. A person who know his subject suppose Physics, can’t claim to know about Political Science, and this situation also applicable vice-verse.

    We often heard this that ‘no-one learn directly from mother’s womb’. It’s true. Every great personality tried to learn, know as much as they could. Because, when you say that you know everything, you stop thinking, learning. You stop yourself. You closed all the gates of knowledge, inputs.

    We acquire knowledge in school, college, university for a specific period of our life. Then, whatever we learn there, we have to execute it into our life, society’s upliftment, for better understanding of the world, for a job etc. What if we stop learning at this stage. We will start declining.

    To escape ourself from this decline, we have to ask this thing to ourself daily that ‘do i know everything’, your inner soul will tell you, ‘no’. Then, it will motivate you to know, learn something new and everyday you will be upgraded in spite of declining.

    Generally when sometime a children or younger person try to suggest something to elder ones, they refused to accept their suggestion, point of view etc., just because they claim to know better than them. They see the worldly matters more than younger ones. Here they commit mistake. They stop themselves to know new ideas. Hence, they don’t have true knowledge.

    When you say that, ‘I know nothing’, it shows two things-

    1. You don’t want to know, don’t want to learn.

    2. You want to know, want to learn.

    Second case, tells your willingness to know something new. This is the attainment of true knowledge, because with this you open all the doors of your mind to get inputs from everywhere.

    One notable thing here is that, when you allow yourself to know something new, you enhance your ability to analyze. Persons know positive aspect of something, it’s knowledge, but it will be true knowledge if they try to know negative aspect also. It will happen only when he or she accept that he knew nothing about it, by knowing both aspects, he or she can definitely do analysis of anything. In other words, it’s like knowing pros and cons of something.

    True knowledge can be complete knowledge vis-a-vis knowledge. Sometime it is not possible to achieve complete knowledge, but even though if you accept that you know nothing much about it, you have some sense of true knowledge, irrespective of a person who still says he or she knew everything, but actually nothing.

    Thus, there is no exaggeration when Socrates said, “true knowledge is knowing that you know nothing”.

    [ Post Script: I am writing essay for the very first time form UPSC’s perspective. Kindly review and criticise. ]


    keep writting

  • Prasad Waghmare

    True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing

    “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know” – Albert Einstein

    When Albert Einstein was waiting at the Bus stop having unwashed cloth on body and uncombed hair not able to identify. At moment, a well suited professor of Physics arrived with bunch of books related to physics. Albert asked, “Gentleman , who are you?” he replied “I am a Master Physics” and then Gentleman asked Albert, “ Who are you?”. Albert smiled and replied “ I am a student of Physics”. This real event from Albert Einstein’s life expressed the true meaning of learning and the depth of knowledge universe where we are just atom of existing knowledge.

    Concept is the abstract of knowledge. For instance, CAT, a name given to domestic animal which has different characteristics and properties other than animal. When we assemble these properties we called a Cat; we know name but mostly we don’t anatomy. From this perspective we can Imagine how much we need to swim in knowledge ocean.
    Knowledge rises with strong counter argument to existing as well as emerging facts and values. Facts, values and concept are evolved from historical, political, economical studies. Human behavior and studies is the source of all these and they have no breaks. They are developing from centuries and years. Change is the nature.

    Human is surrounded with natural things with full of unknown ideas. When we are about to know one thing into our surrounding, it direct to another things which is related to previous. Knowledge is vast neural network of concept and ideas. It a meshed network interrelated to each other.

    Human nature is rational. We accepted set of ideas but blindly believing ideas will not be progressive. True knowledge is not bind in certain boundaries. Exceeding boundaries with more knowledge and expectations. We must develop science of ideas by accepting we know nothing and through questioning the answer or ideas. “QUESTION THE ANSWER” is the way of learning and seeking true knowledge. Gaining knowledge is the source of creating knowledge.

    Examine the knowledge is the path of finding true knowledge. We can roam on path in believing that
    “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing” – Socrates.


    • Best desire

      Very gud introduction.. and conclusion but u could explore the dimensions of thinking and could point out some gud examples from real life prospective………well this is my opinion , else u writtn well

      • Prasad Waghmare

        Thank you so much for your appreciation…I will try my best…

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  • yogi

    “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing”