Knowledge has a stock of many exciting stories… But today I have come up with the tale of Knowledge itself… The Story of Man and Knowledge.
Man and Knowledge are old acquaintances. Angels bowed down before Adam because Man had Knowledge of the things they knew not.
Knowledge has two offspring; Teaching and Learning. Both Teaching and Learning grows in the laps of Knowledge and help Man in his search for it.
After Adam came to this world, a chain of Prophets and saints followed him who taught Humanity how to learn. This teaching brought a massive revolution and the whole World evolved in the process.
A new age dawned on Humanity after the chain of Prophets concluded and now Knowledge had to seek fresh quarters where Teaching and Learning could grow and hence help Man in his quest for Knowledge.
Man was so close to Knowledge but in order to feel and admire the intimate relation he is destined to have with it he had to undergo certain stages of evolution. Recognizing this, Knowledge decided to appear before Man in a way that could mold his quest so that their Union aims at hitherto undiscovered horizons. Soon Priests and Philosophers found Knowledge making way to their camps. Knowledge hid itself behind curtains but its sparkling beauty could find no way to go into hiding. When its charming glimpses would reach the eyes of Man, his quest would witness a manifold increase, burning him in the Love of his search!
Before long Knowledge became a Hidden Treasure and Teaching an Art of Secrecy. Learning took the shape of a mirror which would focus the entire warmth of Knowledge at a single point – the Heart of Man. This would set it ablaze leaving Man mercilessly drowned in an ocean where waves of Fire beat him hard.
Later a new age dawned on Humanity – the Age of Openness, where Man enjoys the liberty of having a number of options to select his way of Life from. Knowledge had to make an attempt in order to reach its beloved – Man, and so draped in all its beauties Knowledge has exposed itself like it never did before. Sitting in front of him, Knowledge addresses Man through Newspaper, Radio, TV, Cinema and Internet.
Learning has now burnt Man completely from inside, so much so that the curiosity of Man has reached limits formerly unknown. This explains why Man of this Age finds it difficult to follow a previously carved path and insists on making new avenues.
The preceding mode of Teaching has proved futile in these circumstances. Guidance of a Teacher is something that has perhaps never been as important as it is in the current age, without which such a wide spectrum of possibilities becomes a threat, as fake beauties may glitter and blind the eyes of Man, filtering the Light of true Knowledge away. But the problem comes when Man refuses to follow the old form of Teaching as he has set his eyes on places no one has ventured visiting before.
The quest of Man may get consumed by the Darkness of Ignorance if Teaching does not provide Man with means of reaching the true Knowledge. For this Learning and Teaching needs to hold hands. But it seems impossible without Teaching finding an effective way to assist its sister - Learning.
The current Age is looking for a shepherd who can guide the flock from behind so as to let it find pastures on its own, and at the same time it should be checked by the shepherd for getting astray (in a manner that arise the least suspicion that it is under observation).
With Learning and Teaching adjusting themselves to the needs of the new Age the Union of Man and Knowledge is just a few steps away…!
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