Know Thyself

Inscribed in Apollos Temple at Delphi, it means Know Thyself and has been interpreted in many ways including nothing in excess. However, to me in the literal English translation of know thyself, it means something else.



Know Thyself

The Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 6 verse 5 says –

Lift up the self by the Self
And don’t let the self droop down,
For the Self is the self’s only friend
And the self is the Self’s only foe.

2 simple words to meditate on and extract your own meaning. What does it mean to you?

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self -> ego-self
Self -> higher or God Self within you

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