Whatever you think you are, that’s not what you are
Many of those who belong to the dominant culture are engulfed by material goods and comforts, whose production and marketing and planned obsolescence are part of the overpowering dynamic driving environmental degradation.
Now, the word ‘gnosis’ is related to the Pali word ‘nyana’, which means ‘inside knowledge’, ‘direct knowledge’; it’s not abstract knowledge, it’s not knowledge about something, it’s direct knowing.
We look directly into our suffering rather than try to become happy. The happiness that arises from this approach is reliable.