Once we discern where the limits of reason might be, the question becomes: what lies beyond it? In this episode we investigate three modes of knowing that lay outside reason’s domain: intuition, shabda pramana (Skt: verbal testimony) and prajna (Skt: direct insight).

In some way or another, all the theory, analysis, knowledge that you acquire through your diligent use of intuition, reason, hermeneutics and so forth, must culminate in a more direct and penetrating seeing and apprehending the nature of reality. That is the jewel of knowledge; it is the site where knowledge transforms into something more profound, more direct, more unmediated.