845 – Pursuit of wisdom

How do we perceive wisdom?

The Greek word for wisdom is Sophia and it refers to the intimate understanding of God’s word and his commandments which result in holy and upright living. Spiritual wisdom is being fully present in the moment and being aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. Wisdom is the ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. – Margeret Fuller.

Reading this quote, I thought of the words of my Guru. He said that knowledge was for sharing and his Guru, shared his wisdom as soon as he learnt new truths.

Why is it that some of us are so unwilling to share our knowledge? Keeping it within ourselves, we just isolate and alienate ourselves.

Many Gurus say that they will only share their spiritual truths under the vow of secrecy. When I started on my sadhana, my Guru opened the ashram for me. I could go into the library at the ashram anytime.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience which is the bitterest. – Confucious

Self-reflection, empathy and compassion are part of wisdom.

Dear ones, if one practices self-observance and love for fellow beings, one can be on the path of seeking wisdom.

Aim Hrim Klim

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