I do not know if some people
have these concepts on their agenda, but
to know and
to live (to apply, to
experience, to practice) are different concepts.
However, due to a strange state of mind they are being
confused. To know is a
quality which is acquired according to a certain plan and it
is the result of education and training.
question is if knowing alone means anything (without the
application), but it is certain that to know some things
never means to live them (to apply, to practice). It is
impossible to think of living, practicing something without
An individual knows a subject and lives it afterwards or else
he does not know the subject, then living, experiencing it
is never possible.
This is the reason why it has
been said ‘’It is
impossible to have an idea (about something) without the
As a matter of fact, when the
concept ‘’to know’’ is simplified and brought to its simplest
form it is being considered as similar to living,experiencing,
but it is certain that as the first stage the compulsory
thing is to know.
Yes, to know is very important.
Following this the next step is the maturation of the
knowledge and that is living, practicing it. The Koran is
emphasizing these dimensions as Ýlm-ul Yakiyn (perceiving the
truth by means of acquiring firm knowledge), Ayn-ul Yakiyn
(after having realized and perceived the truth feeling it
within oneself) and Hakk-ul Yakiyn (to live the divine
meanings fully by means of the divine offer).
Lots of discussions are being
made about the developing world which is becoming global and
the necessity of being a society of information is a very
common subject. When we look at the matter from this point
the subject of debate is whether our efforts to acquire
knowledge and find out the sources of information are
sufficient or not.
It is possible to discuss all
the subjects (that one can think of ) with the individuals
who do have knowledge. We can learn how important we are
with their help. Aren’t we also arranging/managing the
dozage of the relations and the friendships by their help?
Are you able to express the pleasure we get out of sharing
our feelings and ideas with the person who knows?
We are able to become aware of
the fact that we have become the slaves of ourselves without
noticing or learn about our character and understand that
we have a slippery character again by means of knowing (by
means of the knowledge).
Actually, in the minds of some
people there isn’t anything in connection with knowing, living
and changing accordingly. Instead of knowing and living they
are running after the artificial events which are continuosly
on the agenda. Afterwards, they forget these subjects that
they have been following, because their main effort is to give
to the outside world the impression that they are being very
active. This is the reason why they do not have the patience
to analyse and to contemplate in order to know something. This
is the reason why they are talking about the different points
of view by attributing them different names. In short, lack
of knowledge and living (experience, application) is similar
to waking up from dreams full of nonsense scenes within a
I am thinking that the
individual who requests the knowledge will take the necessary
steps to live it and will certainly have a place on the
stairs of the humanity.
Knowing gives the individual the
energy to fight as well as desire, courage, new hopes, a new
life, freshness like a rebirth, awakening and decisiveness.
The religion is for the
happiness of the individuals, the order of the society and
for the purpose of explaining the dimension beyond death.
Without knowing these points it is impossible to live the
concept mentioned as religion. In order to have belief/faith
it is necessary to know the points that one has to believe.
For example, when speaking about the angels it is necesary to
have at least some knowledge about the angels.
Yes, everything starts with
knowing. The one who becomes the slave of not knowing/
ignorance lives only in his imagination.
There is another interesting
aspect to this subject : The ones who think that they are
important, in other words the ones who do know (who have
knowledge) should transform this knowledge into life
(experience, put into practice) as soon as possible. This is
compulsory for the state of being which is named as total
The reason is that knowing
(knowledge) takes one only upto a certain level, but this is