“The Highest Knowledge is to Know Nothing”
Brother Christian Rosencreutz
Knight of the Golden Stone
In the year 1459
A fool is ignorant, and thus opposite of a wise man who has gained knowledge and wisdom. When we look at mankind in general, people have been and still act in a foolish manner. For the last 12,000 years humans have continuously been acting in a self-destructing way. Why would anybody do this? It must be that they are in a state of deep state of ignorance, because a fool may be dumb, but at least he has an innate feeling that he should not destroy himself.
Ignorance is rampant among belief systems, amongst which is science. Many scientists hold on to theories, and then only fit in evidence that support their theories. Any evidence, like physical objects made by a once highly advanced civilization, constructed in such a way, that we at present cannot even make it, will be rejected by those scientists. That is a foolish way to conduct science, the basis of which is that one should first examine evidence, and then come to a conclusion, not the other way around. Scientist and other authorities say very foolish things, like ufos or extraterrestrials don’t exist, at the same time refusing to listen to the thousands of people who had very close encounters with physical, metallic space craft and extraterrestrial beings. Religious people are the same. They themselves form ideas about God, heaven and hell, rejecting everything else that doesn’t fit with what they want to believe in, thereby missing out of real spiritual experiences.
You can see there are a lot of fools on this planet. What about you? Are you a fool? Of course you are, like everybody else. What do you really know about life, about the universe, about physical and non-physical worlds? Not much. So many people think they know it all, especially when they have a college or university degree. Until 1924 we thought we were in the center of the universe, and in that universe there was only one galaxy. Now we know that there are millions and millions of galaxies, in a billions of years old universe, and there might even be more universes out there. Do you think you know everything?
As human beings we know very little. Thus, we are all fools in the sense that we start out knowing very little, but on the way through life, we gain knowledge and wisdom. While our foolishness diminishes, our knowledge and wisdom increases. It is a process of discovery. The discovery is not so much about things out there, but about who we are. After all everything that is ‘out there’ is just a reflection of what is in ourselves, because we all (=all intelligent beings in the cosmos) have created this universe.
There is nothing to be ashamed of to be ignorant of certain things, but it would be really foolish not to want to learn anything. Unfortunately, a lot of people do just that, They are content with reading all the irrelevant stories in the newspaper, and watching the mind numbing TV programs.
Fortunately we have entered a period of increased awareness. Some people are waking up and start asking questions about what is going on, about how we can improve human existence on this planet, how we can grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually, how we can work together for the benefit of everyone.
In all this, the driving force always comes from one self, a force that want to know “Who am I ?”. It is the most important question you can ask yourself.