“Ignorantia juris non excusat” This is a very well known legal principle meaning ignorance of the law is no excuse. If we are unaware that there is a rule prohibiting us from being outside or being in groups to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will still be fined if we are caught during lockdown hours. In other words, we cannot pretend not to be aware. The onus is on us to be informed. Similarly, as a spiritual being, it is our responsibility to seek spiritual knowledge from the Guru to know what our purpose is, to know what we are called upon to do, and where we should make our way to. The cost of not seeking knowledge is higher than just a fine : it is bondage.
“Jo kacchu kiyo giaan agiaanaa, soyi samujh sayaanaa
Kahein Kabir taason ka kahiye, jo dekhat drishti bhulaanaa”