AGNOSIA
The Sense of Not Knowing (Thread)

This realisation is a paradigm shift for a seeker.
It commences a pilgrimage towards the core - 1st step towards Enlightenment.

What is Agnosia & what is Ignorance?
They are absolutely distinct.

Kashmir Shaivism explains.
यदेतस्यापरिज्ञानं तत्स्वातन्त्र्यं हि वर्णितम् ।
स एव खलु संसारो जडानां यो विभीषकः ॥

Abhinavagupta explains in Bodhapañcadaśikā :

Flow of time space causality is illusion. And when someone doesn't understand this --then this mis-understanding is also Svātantrya Shaktī of Shiva.
Sa eva khalu saṁsāra, and that is the world.

That not knowing, not knowing in that way is saṁsāra, this existence of the cyclicality.

Jaḍānāṁ yo vibhīṣikaḥ. And those who are ignorant, they are terrified. This Svātantrya Shakti terrifies them in form of Kaala Bhairava.
Now comes the distinction between Agnosia and Ignorance.
Agnosia is the first ray of knowing.

Agnosia is the realisation that I am ignorant.

Svātantrya Shakti terrifies them. They cry.
They cry not because they don't know.

But because they don't know that they don't know.
"If they would feel ‘they don’t know’, then they would know. As soon as they feel that they don’t know they would know.

What terrifies them is - not knowing! Not knowing that they are not knowing.

Pure ignorance. Not knowing that they are ignorant." (Swami Lakshman Joo)
Hence, Agnosia is the realisation of ignorance. And as soon as Agnosia truly happens, no one can deny knowing. No one can deny enlightenment.

Ignorance is feeling that I know.
Agnosia is - I don't know.

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