Know

"Know; Not knowing is lofty

Not knowing; Not knowing is affliction

A sage stays free of affliction

Just recognise it as affliction

And you're free of it" Lao Tzu

Not knowing can be the basis of fear and confusion. Knowing can also be the basis of arrogance. Hence the question - What is the fear of not knowing and the arrogance of knowing?

Answer: The fear of not knowing is being uneducated among educated with no voice. The arrogance of knowing is being the well educated among the uneducated and being the only voice.

The sage recognises both

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