Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
It’s fantastic! That’s how it is. At one level, the self knows everything and at another level, there is this realization, ‘I don’t know anything, I know very little’. This keeps your consciousness light and innocent. And that light and innocent consciousness or mind is the basis of intuitive ability, the basis of the mystic, ultimate blossoming of the divinity.
The moment you think, ‘I know’, you become very hard. When you feel, ‘I don’t know!’ then you feel more alert because then there is a sense of wanting to know. When you want to know, you are so alert. When you think you know, your mind is away from the knowledge at that moment. When you think you know it, you are getting into some sort of hardness or inertia.
Again this is on one level only. We have multi-layers of consciousness, you are multi-dimensional. That is why on one level, everyone knows that, ‘I am never going to die.’ You all live as though, you will live here forever. Nobody feels, ‘I am going to die one day,’ because one aspect in you is never going to die.