One day a scholar approached a boats man as he had to cross the river.The boats man agreed to take him to the other shore.
Few minutes into the journey the scholar asked the boats man if he knew “The theory of relativity?”.Boats man answered that he did not know about relativity but knew that relatives are new sense. The Scholar told him that one fourth of his life was a waste for not knowing.
Few minutes later,the scholar asked the boats man if he knew”Astrology”.Boats man replied that he did not know.
Again,the Scholar told him that another one fourth of his life was a waste for not knowing.
few minutes later,suddenly the weather became rough with thunders and heavy rain and the boat started filling up with water.
Now the Boats man asked the Scholar if he knew the science of Swimming.The scholar replied that he dint know.
Then the Boats man replied that only half of my life is wasted.Yours would be completely wasted saying that he jumped into the water and swam away to Shore.
We might have accumulated lot of degrees,read many books,attain power,etc. but only knowledge which would help us to navigate the ocean of Life and reach the Shore of Salvation (nirvana) is knowing God.