knowledge of self (determination)

The first Taráz and the first effulgence which hath dawned from the horizon of the Mother Book is that man should know his own self and recognize that which leadeth unto loftiness or lowliness, glory or abasement, wealth or poverty.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tarazát

Knowledge Of Self is like life after death
With that you never worry about your last breath
Death comes, that’s how I’m livin, it’s the next days
The flesh goes underground, the book of life, flip the page
Yo they askin me how old, we livin the same age
I feel the rage of a million n***az locked inside a cage
At exactly which point do you start to realize
That life without knowledge is, death in disguise?

Talib Kweli and Blackstar, K.O.S. (Determination)

One thought on “knowledge of self (determination)

  1. Life without knowledge being death in disguise.. what a humbling thought. It is always good to learn more… especially about oneself. Do we ever really get there?

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