The Importance of Ignorance
Ignorance may be seen in two ways: ignorance and ignore-ance.
When we say ignorance (nescience), we mean ‘lacking knowing’.
When we say ignore-ance, we mean ‘knowing, but ignoring’.
Ignorance is not knowing and ignore-ance is knowing…sounds a bit Zen-y 🙂
If we ‘know’, then we are not ignoring. But what is it that we know?
Knowing may be seen in two ways: knowing and knowingness.
When we say ‘knowing’, we mean knowing something.
When we say ‘knowingness’, we mean knowing the knowing itself.
‘Knowing something’ takes us away from the ‘knowingness’ and is therefore ignorance!
We may know – as conscience knows – but are not quite clear, or have forgotten what we know. We are confused.
Q. Why would we know but ignore?
A. An habitual overlay of befuddlement. This why we need to study, train and experience what we know – to cut through the befuddlement!
Omniscience knows all,
knowing the true nature
of all things and beings.
In the moment of pure knowingness
the empty nature of everything is known.