Now, in practical life, if you need to lead a stress free, happy life, put all your energy into work when you work. When you come home after work, learn to consciously put away all that has been working in your mind, and let go of all the tensions. Divert your mind to something creative and relaxing and see how you rejoice by yourself, by not being dependent on any external factor. This is the meaning of ‘let go and rejoice’.
Now, as the Upanishads proceeds, it deals with very important questions. One of them that concern us today is the question of knowledge. The Upanishads makes a very strange or contradictory statement. It says, he who worships ignorance enters into darkness while he who worships knowledge enters into greater darkness.
Now, the first part is easy to understand. He who worships ignorance enters into darkness. we all know that. We are taught from childhood, you must study, you must understand, you must have knowledge, you must not be ignorant, because, if you are ignorant, you will be in darkness. Ignorance is darkness. Fine, that’s understood.
The other aspect that is even more important and serious can be found out if we examine what knowledge means.