Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon


Vedas 29 - Kenopanishad - Part 2 A - I Know It Not - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

The teacher has defined Brahman- the real Self.
The disciple has heard everything.
The teacher is afraid that the disciple thinks he already knows.
The disciple admits: ‘I know It not, Sir! '

The teacher tells the disciple:
"You have heard about Brahman
But, that is not enough.
You must experience it.
Mere intellectual grasping does not mean
The recognition of Brahman.
I can lead you through a path, show the way,
But I cannot experience it for you.
You have to discover and experience it yourself."

Taught and guided by the teacher
That Brahman is beyond sense perception,
Beyond the eyes, ears, speech or mind,
‘That which is distinct from known'
‘That which is beyond the unknown'
Each has to learn, imbibe
Each has to prove, establish,
Through effort, prayer, meditation,
Through his own unique spiritual experience.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy, scriptural, spiritual


Comments about Vedas 29 - Kenopanishad - Part 2 A - I Know It Not by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • (8/12/2018 9:02:00 PM)


    This is amazing Geeta....You are so absolutely right about something I have long observed....we seem totally incapable of vicarious learning. A great work, Geeta. This gem goes to myfavourites....and a perfect 10. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/12/2018 11:26:00 PM)

    Thank you MJ. So nice of you to appreciate this poem. We think we know, but actually we are incapable of knowing many, many things.

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  • Rajnish Manga (8/11/2018 4:23:00 AM)


    Beautiful interpretation of the verses of Kenopanishada presented here. It is said that we cannot understand the reality of Brahman either through our senses or through logic because He himself is the knower, knowable and also is the means of knowledge. the following words/lines are extremely meaningful. Thanks, Geeta ji.
    But I cannot experience it for you.
    You have to discover and experience it yourself.
    Through effort, prayer, meditation.... (and) .... unique spiritual experience.
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/11/2018 10:24:00 PM)

    No matter how much we read or imbibe, or guided by a teacher, to know Brahman is a very individual experience. That is the gist of this hymn. Thanks a lot Rajnish ji.

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/11/2018 10:17:00 PM)

    Thank you Rajnish ji for taking time to read all the Vedic poems. I feel blessed.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/10/2018 6:47:00 PM)


    Teacher has defined Brahman as the real self. I cite......
    Each has to learn, imbibe
    Each has to prove, establish,
    Through effort, prayer, meditation,
    Through his own unique spiritual experience.

    A beautiful spiritual poem nicely executed. Thanks for sharing.
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/11/2018 10:25:00 PM)

    Teacher guides and shows a path but the experience of Brahman is very personal.
    Thank you Kumarmani ji.

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/11/2018 10:16:00 PM)

    Thank you Kumarmani ji for reading my Vedic Series and commenting on it.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2018



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