Self-knowledge would mean, being conscious of the actions of the body and the thoughts of the mind. Knowing what do I do and what do I think.
All this is ‘Self-knowledge.’ Watching your actions and watching your thoughts.
‘Self-knowledge’ is a process of reduction. It’s a process of inhalation. It is also called Neti-Neti. The more you see, the more you realize it’s falseness.
Self-knowledge means that the more you know ‘yourself,’ the less you see that what you call yourself is ‘your’ ‘self.’ It is not your self at all. It is a puppet, a machine.
Self-awareness is the vast empty sky that remains after all the dust, dirt, haziness and clouds have been removed.
Before you ask for ‘self-awareness,’ ask for ‘self-knowledge.’ ‘Self-knowledge’ is also called as ‘self-consciousness.’
That is what is an absence of ‘Self-consciousness.’ We do not know what we are doing.
Self-knowledge is empowerment, great empowerment.
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