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The Key to Wisdom

The Key to Wisdom Nearly forty years ago I discovered a profoundly significant idea – or so I believe. Since then, I have expounded and developed the idea in six books[1] and countless articles published in academic journals and other books.[2] I have talked about the idea in universities and...

The Wisdom of Rumi

The Wisdom of Rumi Main articles: Rumi, Jalaladdin al – Rumi, Mevlânâ Celâleddin Mehmed Rumi’s Biography, Prayers Of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Prayers Quotes by Rumi , Rumi Quotes, Poems by Rumi His poetry speaks the universal language of love, faith, and tolerance, and he has been hailed by numerous literary...

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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...

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...

Prayer for The Dead

Prayer for The Dead Wherever there is a belief in the continued existence of human personality through and after death, religion naturally concerns itself with the relations between the living and the dead. And where the idea of a future judgment or a resurrection of the dead or of purgatory exists, prayers are often offered on behalf of the dead to...

Eschatology

What Is 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...

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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...

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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The Art Of Living: Agony, Anxiety, And Decisiveness

The Art Of Living: Agony, Anxiety, And Decisiveness Do you agonize over big decisions or get anxious about the future? Are you afraid of commitments? Do you change your mind a lot? These tendencies may be an indication of a lack of prudence. In the previous reflection, we saw how...

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