Thoughtful and thought-provoking, “Significance and Means of Self-Knowledge” is impressively written, organized, and presented throughout — making it an unreservedly recommended addition to personal reading lists, as well as community and academic library Spiritual Self-Help and Contemporary Philosophy collections. – The Midwest Book.
“Human life is a journey of an individual, from suffering to relatively happy, and from a relatively happy towards the absolutely happy and safe.”
By analyzing and understanding the true nature of an individual in the light of Vedant, we can get rid of suffering and sorrow clinging to us. Self-knowledge determines our true well-being. If I understand the significance of self-knowledge, I find the key to how to be happy and safe at all times and everywhere irrespective of objective conditions surrounding me.
This book dives into human personality. Not only does it show the connection of human suffering with its root, self-ignorance, but it also provides the means to gain self-knowledge.
Once I understand the significance of self-knowledge, then I want it. Because self-knowledge is the subtle origin and resolution of all secular knowledge, the means of self-knowledge that train the mind are indispensable. The self becomes in reaching distance of the self when these tools of self-knowledge are practiced.