Knowing is possible only by the Ego. Knowing is getting knowledge. knowledge is a set of thoughts. A thought about a physical thing, A thought about a thought. etc.. The true self does not 'know', it simply 'Is'. When I identify with the Ego I see the thoughts, when there is absence of thoughts I identify with my true self.
There is this statement, "knowing which there is nothing else to be known". Similar to saying God knows everything. God is Omniscient.Can there really be such a thing?
Yes!. That thing is nothing but the ultimate truth which is 'The only reality is You' Well.. How does that make me know everything that can be known?Can it mean that I know all of biomedical engineering? can it mean I know all of Native American history? can it mean all the thoughts in the mind of my spouse? can it mean knowing about all the people in the world? How is it possible? so the original statement appears to be simply not true.
But we hear it over and over again.
Let us go step by step..
I am the only reality..
The world is an illusion.
But there is an awful lot of things going on in this so called illusory world that I know not a single strand of. The answer lies hidden here. this thought that there is an awful lot of thing going on is unsubstantiated. what is the proof that there is an awful lot of things going on??
The fact is there is nothing going on, that you are not aware of. In other words if you do not know about a thing then that thing does not exist.
So does that mean I know the minds of each and every person??
When a co-worker comes and tells you that she is excited about her new project , you know her mind.
Yes, but that's just one thought out of thousands of her thoughts.
that is the fallacy. There is no proof. You may think so by the appearances, but there are no other thoughts. It is an illusion that there have been several thoughts. the only thoughts are the ones that you are aware of.
So now you know, that similarly you know the minds of everyone! there is thought only as long as they make it known to you.
No I Know Shakespeare wrote several plays, I only read two of them.
What is the proof? there may only be news/stories that there are several that he wrote. the only ones he really wrote are the only ones you have read. the only acts inside of the plays are the only acts that you have read.Now physicists talk about complex mathematical models to describe Quantum mechanical nature of this universe. I know not a single bit of it. How can I claim that I know all that is known??!
There is no proof that there is such a thing as a detailed quantum mechanical description of the universe. It is an illusion appearing to exist. they may be true 'only' after you have read them, until then they do not exist. You give them the existence by knowing it. otherwise they do not exist. they may appear to exist.
I know there are more than 6 billion people in the planet. I do not know them all.
The only people that are existing are the people you know. You will give existence to 6 billion or more only after knowing them. Until then they are not there.
So, you know each and every person on the planet.
What does that mean? everything else does not exist but 'for' you. You give sentience , existence to everything.
So once you know the ultimate truth that you are the only reality, then there will be nothing else to be known.