In this tutorial, we examine the role of knowledge in this teaching. Knowledge must go hand in hand with first-hand experience if it is to help us climb the pyramid. We draw from the story of Prince Siddhartha, who sets out to explore his surroundings and gradually learns new things about them. And once we better understand the roles of “knowledge” and “being” in this work, we apply that understanding to the world of our emotions.


  1. Maurice Nicoll

    Understanding is defined as the resultant of knowledge and being. Knowledge by itself, being by itself – neither alone gives understanding. We can know a lot and understand nothing. We can develop on the side of being to the point, and yet be stupid or ignorant.