[Sage Vasishta points out to Rama the subtle difference between actually Knowing the Truth having obtained a clear understanding after a study of Non-dual Teaching and merely acquiring scholarly proficiency as an expert and advises further on how a sincere seeker should proceed in the matter. This discourse takes place in the 21st Canto of the Book II (Second Part) of the Chapter Nirvana in Yogavaasishta. A slightly edited excerpt from “Yogavaasishta, Part VI” (by Shri K.V. Krishna Murthy, English rendering by Dr. Vemuri Ramesam, Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore 570025, India, 2013, pp: 356) is presented below – ramesam.]
Sage Vasishta: A man should not become an Expert on Truth but should be a Knower of Truth. In my opinion, it is better to be an ignorant person rather than be an Expert on Truth.
Rama: Sir! Who is a Knower of Truth and who is an Expert on Truth?