Beware of half cooked teachings. They impress imagined limitations upon the limitless.
The notion that consciousness requires a body mind to know itself is the root of ignorance.
Giving any sort of limitation to the divine, arises from ignorance and not from wisdom.
The body mind is known. It is not knowing. The limitations of the body mind do not carry over to the limitless.
To state that the absolute cannot know itself directly is an imagined limitation that comes from ignorance. The conditions and limitations of the mind do not apply to consciousness.
That is why it is said that God is all knowing, Omnipotent and omniscient.
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