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Practice and Efficacy of Sri Ramchandra’s Rajayoga
accepting knowledge communicated to us by great men as valid. This is the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas and other works as Bhagavad Gita. Apart from this certain philosophical systems like Advaita Vedanta accepts Apta vacana as one more method of knowing. Here the idea is that the friend (apta) has no reason to tell something wrong and as a matter of fact he intends to tell good and therefore the knowledge gained through this method was also accepted as valid.
Above all these ways of knowing is the criteria that whatever is experienced as knowledge should be workable in day to day life. That which does not work is not true. It does not suffice if it works once; it must work whenever it is asked to work. The concepts of validity, reliability and repeatability are essential requirements of knowledge at the sensory level.
But all these are in the realm of the sensory. These criteria will not hold good in the realm of feeling which is the characteristic way of knowing in the higher plane. The language of God i.e. feeling

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