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What does this Ancient Egyptian quote mean ?

asked 2020-02-07 15:35:27 -0500

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updated 2020-02-07 16:42:33 -0500

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"Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion." ~ Ancient Egyptian Proverb

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answered 2020-02-07 16:42:38 -0500

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updated 2020-02-07 16:45:31 -0500

It simply means that the answers lie within you, not outside of you. Gurbani echos this...

"The human body is a great fortress, with its shops and streets within. The Gurmukh who comes to trade gathers the cargo of the Lord’s Name. He deals in the treasure of the Lord’s Name, the jewels and the diamonds. Those who search for this treasure outside of the body, in other places, are foolish demons. They wander around in the wilderness of doubt, like the deer who searches for the musk in the bushes." (ANG 309)

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