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The Gita also explains why mundane knowledge is transient, as against transcendental, spiritual knowledge which is eternal. Mundane knowledge or information is authored by imperfect beings, whereas transcendental knowledge is revealed by the Supreme Godhead, perfect in every respect. Human beings, by their innate constitution are victims of minimum four short-comings: propensity to cheat, speak lies, having imperfect senses and hence forcing one to make mistakes, and falling into illusion. Due to these four, committing mistakes and having imperfections is natural and is to be expected.

Therefore, knowledge that does not come to us in the form of revelations from the Absolute dimension will be fallacious. We can observe that in every new incarnation all individuals have to learn everything afresh, even if someone was a mundane scholar, expert sports person, nuclear physicist, or a genius in her/his previous incarnation. This is indicative of the fact that mundane knowledge is vulnerable to the eroding effect of time and human frailties. Whereas, transcendental and absolute knowledge is immune to the influences of time, duality, diminution and any other imperfections. Once realised, this transcendental knowledge is our eternal companion. Neither time, trauma or crises or death can expunge this knowledge from our consciousness.