Wisdom is the combination of experience, knowledge and careful judgment. If you’ve got it, you’re “wise.” If you haven’t, well don’t worry, most of us don’t either.

Wisdom, sapience, or sagacity is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. 

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Eschatology

Eschatology The word arises from the Greek ἔσχατος eschatos meaning “last” and -logy meaning “the study of”, and first appeared in English around 1844.[2] The Oxford English Dictionary defines eschatology as “the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind”.[3]   Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events...

Quotes About Worship

Worship Quotes Worship means one’s sincere acknowledgement of himself or herself as a servant and God as the sole and true Object of Worship. It consists in a servant designing his or her life in accordance with the relations between a true servant and the True Object of Worship, in...

Christianity's Religious Texts

Passages From The Psalms And The Proverbs

Passages From The Psalms And The Proverbs Psalms Blessed is the man who does not go in the company of the wicked, or take his place in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose...

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Wisdom in Hinduism

Prajñā in Hinduism Wisdom in Hinduism: Pragña or Pragya (Sanskrit: प्रज्ञ) as प्रज्ञा, प्राज्ञ and प्राज्ञा is used to refer to the highest and purest form of wisdom, intelligence and understanding. Pragya is the state of wisdom which is higher than the knowledge obtained by reasoning and inference.See also: Prajñā (Buddhism) Meaning...

What Is Ancient Chinese Wisdom?

Ancient Chinese Wisdom I have divided the Ancient Chinese Wisdom into four main parts at the present. The first is I-Ching, which is the classic of all the Chinese Classics. The second part is the teaching of Lao Zi. The third is Sun Zi Art of War. The fourth is...

Wisdom In Christianity

Wisdom in Christian Theology

Wisdom The paradigms of Israel’s religion — law, prophecy, and wisdom were not exclusive to Israel but were shared by other ancient Near Eastern cultures. So it was not the form of Israel’s religion that made it distinctive, but its content. Wisdom was a common way of thinking in this...

What is Knowledge? A Case Study on the East and West

What is Knowledge?

What is Knowledge? A Case Study on the East and West Genuine knowledge is a source of infinite light covered with truth, which leads enlightened people toward the righteous path. Modern science is built and developed upon existing information gained through experimentation and correcting previous errors. In general, science represents...

Principle of Sufficient Reason

Principle of Sufficient Reason The principle of sufficient reason states that everything must have a reason or a cause. The modern[1] formulation of the principle is usually attributed to Gottfried Leibniz,[2] although the idea was conceived of and utilized by various philosophers who preceded him, including Anaximander,[3] Parmenides, Archimedes,[4] Plato and Aristotle,[5] Cicero,[5] Avicenna,[6] Thomas Aquinas, and Spinoza.[7] Some philosophers have associated the principle of sufficient reason with “ex...

Compatibilism

What Is Compatibilism? This article is about the philosophical view on free will.  Compatibilism is the belief that free will and determinism are mutually compatible and that it is possible to believe in both without being logically inconsistent.[1] Compatibilists believe freedom can be present or absent in situations for reasons that have nothing to do with metaphysics.[2] They...

Voluntarism In Philosophy

What Is Voluntarism In Philosophy? Voluntarism is “any metaphysical or psychological system that assigns to the will (Latin: voluntas) a more predominant role than that attributed to the intellect”,[1] or, equivalently, “the doctrine that will is the basic factor, both in the universe and in human conduct”.[2] This description has been applied to various points of view,...

Islamic Wisdom

Wisdom (al-Hikmah): A Paradigm for Social Sunan

Wisdom (al-Hikmah): A Paradigm for Social Sunan – A Fresh Look at Islam – By Faysal S. Burhan Wisdom and Islam Al-Hikmah or wisdom means a total insight and having sound judgment concerning a matter or situation through understanding cause and effect phenomena. Al-Hikmah constitutes one of the three major teachings...

Book and Wisdom (Kitab and Hikma)

“Book and Wisdom (Kitab & Hikma)” = Qur’an and Hadith Books  “Wisdom / حكمة (Hikma)” is a recurrent word in the Qur’an. “For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite our Verses to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom حكمة...

Arabian Wisdom

Arabian Wisdom ELECTIONS AND TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ARABIC By JOHN WORTABET, M.D. NEW YORK, E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY [1913] TO MY CHILDREN “What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”—Micah vi. 8. Table of Contents Editorial Note Introduction The First Chapter of the...

About Wisdom… in Islam

Wisdom in Islam Wisdom has been variously defined throughout the ages. However, none of these numerous definitions have been enough to provide people with the real meaning of wisdom. This is because information seekers have not consulted an accurate source but tried to assess wisdom by their own reasoning. As...

Yeshua, Torah and the Tree of Life

Yeshua, Torah and the Tree of Life Torah is also called the “Tree of Life,” as it points us to God as He reveals Himself in the Sephirot, and thus His salvation. Going back to the time of Moses, God Himself states that His Torah is the way of “life.”...

“Finding Wisdom, Faith and Comfort in the Tanach”

“Finding Wisdom, Faith and Comfort in the Tanach” The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Written by Dr. Larry Hurwitz The following is one in a series of columns in which local community members write about their favorite Jewish books. This week’s column is by Larry Hurwitz, M.D., a senior editor for Torah...

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Old Testament Wisdom

Old Testament Wisdom The didactic books constitute the third group of writings in the Old Testament. They teach man to organize his personal, earthly life in such a way that it will be blessed by God and by men, and may give him prosperity and peace of soul. The wisdom...

The Wisdom of the Talmud

The Wisdom of the Talmud A Thousand Years of Jewish Thought By Rabbi BEN ZION BOKSER New York: Philosophical Library [1951] TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION THE TALMUD AS LITERATURE The Bible Requires Supplementation; The Sanctions for Biblical Supplementation; The Method of Midrash Halakah; The Method of Midrash Haggadah; The Midrash as Literature; The...

The Wisdom of Israel

The Wisdom of Israel by Edwin Collins, [1910] Title Page Contents Editorial Note Introduction Why God Permits Idolatry The Lamp that Goes Out when its Light is Done, and the Figs that are Gathered in their Due Season The Labourers in the Vineyard The Likeness of a Palm-Tree The Tutor and...

Ancient Jewish Proverbs

ANCIENT JEWISH PROVERBS – WISDOM OF THE EAST ANCIENT JEWISH PROVERBS COMPILED AND CLASSIFIED BY THE REV. A. COHEN LATE SCHOLAR OF EMMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, ETC. LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W. [1911] TO THE REVERED MEMORY OF MY TEACHER MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER PREFACE The best modern collection of Jewish proverbs is Rabbinische Blumenlese (Leipzig, 1844), and Zur rabbinischen Spruchkunde (Wien, 1851), by...

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