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4. Because scripture directly states that.

'What a man does with knowledge, faith and the Upanishad is more powerful' (Kh. Up. I, 1, 10): this passage directly states that knowledge is subordinate to work 1, and from this it follows that mere knowledge cannot effect the purpose of man.


289:1 For the instrumental case 'vidyayâ' directly represents knowledge as a means of work.

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