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Perspicacity

What Is Perspicacity? Perspicacity (also called perspicaciousness) is a penetrating discernment (from the Latin perspicācitās, meaning sharpsightedness, discrimination)—a clarity of vision or intellect which provides a deep understanding and insight. In 17th-century Europe, René Descartes devised systematic rules for clear thinking in his work Regulæ ad directionem ingenii (Rules for the direction of natural intelligence). In Descartes’ scheme, intelligence consisted...

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Where Is The Wisdom We Have Lost In Knowledge?

Where Is The Wisdom We Have Lost In Knowledge? If you travel northwest from Athens, on the road to Corinth, you will come to the ruins of the once great city of Delphi. Delphi is the place once thought by the Greeks to be the center of the world. Here,...

The Rosewood Report on Practical Wisdom 

The Rosewood Report on Practical Wisdom  At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists (see participant list at the end of this report) met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom.1  The workshop included five sessions.  The first four were organized...

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Why Knowledge Without Wisdom Is Dangerous

Why Knowledge Without Wisdom Is Dangerous “Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.” The Japanese certainly have a way with words. But surely that ass is still better off with the books than without them? In England, learning is so highly prized that...

Wisdom and Wilderness

Wisdom and Wilderness Wisdom and wilderness are awesome words. They inspire feelings of profound respect, a little fear, and wonder when we recall how little we know about them. It is something like talking about God or joy or love; most people would rather not. These subjects are what engineers...

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Hikmah

What Is Hikmah (Wisdom)? Hikmah (also Hikmat, حكمة‎, ḥikma, literally wisdom, philosophy; rationale, underlying reason,[1]) is a concept in Islamic philosophy and law. Mulla Sadra defined hikmah as “coming to know the essence of beings as they really are” or as “a man’s becoming an intellectual world corresponding to the objective world”.[2] Various Islamic commentaries describe hikmah as “to know...

Hikma (Wisdom)

Hikma (Wisdom) Wisdom (hikma), meaning knowledge, the understanding of Divine commandments, of philosophy, of the real reasons for the existence of events and of things, and grasping the goals and benefits in religion, has been interpreted by the exacting scholars of truth as being able to combine useful knowledge and...

Basira and Firasa (Insight and Discernment)

Basira and Firasa (Insight and Discernment) Literally meaning perception, intelligence, discretion, evidence, and witness, insight (basira) is defined as having an eye of the heart open, deep perception, an ability to see consequences just at the beginning of an act, or foresight. Insight acquires a different, deeper dimension among Sufis....

Poetry and Wisdom

Poetry and Wisdom It has been said that the proper language of wisdom is poetry. We realize this when we read the classic texts of the world’s great sapiential traditions. The literature of antiquity, indeed, when not merely factual or legislative, lives most often within an aura which is at...

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Subitism

What Is Subitism? The term subitism points to sudden enlightenment, the idea that insight is attained all at once.[1] The opposite approach, that enlightenment can be achieved only step by step, through an arduous practice, is called gradualism.[2] Etymology The application of the term to Buddhism is derived from the French illumination subite (sudden awakening), contrasting with ‘illumination graduelle’...

Brain Activity And Meditation

Brain Activity And Meditation Meditation and its effect on brain activity and the central nervous system became a focus of collaborative research in neuroscience, psychology and neurobiology during the latter half of the 20th century. Research on meditation sought to define and characterize various practices. Meditation’s effect on the brain can be broken up into two categories:...

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Wisdom

What Is Wisdom? Wisdom, sapience, or sagacity is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.[1] Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment [2], and virtues such as ethics and benevolence.[3][4] Wisdom has been defined in many...

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Wise Words

Wise Words Wisdom is being true to our inner self – thus bringing harmony and peace into our lives. It’s discovering a new idea or solution that meets everyone’s needs. LIFE is a verb. – Buckminster Fuller Life is very short And there’s no time for fighting and fussing my...

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Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes Wisdom is the ability to think and act with knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Wisdom is being true to our inner self – thus bringing harmony and peace into our lives. It’s discovering a new idea or solution that meets everyone’s needs. Wisdom is also honoring...

What is Wisdom?

What is Wisdom? Wisdom is a way — the way we take to escape from folly — and folly is our ordinary way of life, the way of suffering. Thus wisdom is our Way Out. Folly, however, is the way we know best, our everyday way, our erroneous pursuit of...

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