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Anam Cara A Book of Celtic Wisdom
Confusion Arises as Wisdom Gampopa's Heart Advice on the Path of Mahamudra
Master of Wisdom
Mining for Wisdom Within Delusion Maitreya's Distinction Between Phenomena and the Nature of Phenomena and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries
The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs
the Book of Wisdom2
the Divine Wisdom
The Essence of the Heart Sutra The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings
The Foundation of Buddhist Practice (The Library of Wisdom and Compassion Book 2)
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way Ngrjuna's Mlamadhyamakakrik
The Song of Wisdom
The Wit and Wisdom of Alfred North Whitehead
Unfathomable Depths Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem
What the Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples
Wisdom and the Religions
Wisdom of God



Wisdom (but see Yefefiah, lofiel, Metatron).

Wisdom (Chochmah) :::

Wisdom-eye. See PINEAL GLAND

Wisdom ofBen-Sira ( Ecclesiasticus). See Oesterley.

Wisdom of Solomon (The Book of Wisdom). See

Wisdom of the Chaldeans. See M. Gaster.

Wisdom of the Kabbalah, Menakel is one of the 72

Wisdom of the Kabbalah.

Wisdom of the Kabbalah.]

Wisdom of the Kabbalah, The. See Runes.

Wisdom (Pistis Sophia) —in Enoch II, 33,

Wisdom religion: The secret doctrine (q.v.) on which all occult and esoteric teachings are based; theosophy.


Wisdom ::: See Sophia.

Wisdom. Surrey (Eng.): The Shrine of Wisdom,

wisdom ::: 1. The quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgement as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight. 2. Accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment. Wisdom, wisdom"s, Wisdom"s, wisdom-cry, wisdom-self, Wisdom-Splendour, wisdom-works, All-Wisdom, Mother-wisdom, Mother-Wisdom, Mother-Wisdom"s.

wisdom ::: a. --> The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.
The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.

wisdom derived from cultivation/meditation. See BHĀVANĀMAYĪPRAJNĀ.

wisdom derived from cultivation/meditation

wisdom derived from hearing/learning. See sRUTAMAYĪPRAJNĀ.

wisdom derived from hearing/learning

wisdom derived from reflection/analysis. See CINTĀMAYĪPRAJNĀ.

wisdom derived from reflection/analysis

wisdom is hypostatized. God orders wisdom, on

wisdom is the “assessor on God’s throne,” the

wisdom of the Creator. [R/. Gollancz, Clavicula

wisdom of the Creator.”

wisdom. See PRAJNĀ.


wisdom suckling the child-laughter of Chance

wisdom ::: “There are two allied powers in man: Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth, seen in a distorted medium, as the mind arrives at by groping; Wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit.” The Hour of God

wisdom who, in the form of a serpent, befriended

wisdom ::: wisdom suckling the child-laughter of Chance


Abyss [from Greek a not + byssos, bythos deep, depth] Bottomless, unfathomable; chaos, space, the watery abyss which becomes the field of manifestation or cosmos — a concept found in all mythologies. With the Sumerians, Akkadians, and Babylonians the great Deep gave birth to Ea, the All-wise, unknowable infinite deity, while in the Chaldean cosmogony Tiamat, the female principle, is the imbodiment of chaos. The Abyss or chaos was the abode of cosmic wisdom. Egyptian cosmogony speaks of Nut as the celestial abyss while Scandinavian cosmogony tells of Ginnungagap (chasm of offspring of Ginn), the infinite void or the abyss of illusion (SD 1:367).

::: "A cosmic Will and Wisdom observant of the ascending march of the soul"s consciousness and experience as it emerges out of subconscient Matter and climbs to its own luminous divinity fixes the norm and constantly enlarges the lines of the law — or, let us say, since law is a too mechanical conception, — the truth of Karma.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“A cosmic Will and Wisdom observant of the ascending march of the soul’s consciousness and experience as it emerges out of subconscient Matter and climbs to its own luminous divinity fixes the norm and constantly enlarges the lines of the law—or, let us say, since law is a too mechanical conception,—the truth of Karma.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Adapa: In Babylonian mythology, the name of a hero created and endowed with wisdom by Ea, whose temple at Eridu he was to tend. Summoned before Anu, god of the sky, he unwittingly refused immortality.

Adept ::: The word means one who is "skilled"; hence, even in our ordinary life, a chemist, a physician, atheologian, a mechanic, an engineer, a teacher of languages, an astronomer, are all "adepts," persons whoare skilled, each in his own profession. In theosophical writings, however, an Adept is one who is skilledin the esoteric wisdom, in the teachings of life.

Adi-budha (Sanskrit) Ādi-budha [from ādi first + budh wisdom] Primordial wisdom; the first or nameless deity (SD 1:xix, 54n; 2:48)

Aditi (Sanskrit) Aditi [from a not + diti bound from the verbal root da to bind] Unbounded, free; as a noun, infinite and shoreless expanse. In the Vedas, Aditi is devamatri (mother of the gods) as from and in her cosmic matrix all the heavenly bodies were born. As the celestial virgin and mother of every existing form and being, the synthesis of all things, she is highest akasa. Aditi is identified in the Rig-Veda with Vach (mystic speech) and also with the mulaprakriti of the Vedanta. As the womb of space, she is a feminized form of Brahma. The line in the Rig-Veda: “Daksha sprang from Aditi and Aditi from Daksha” has reference to “the eternal cyclic re-birth of the same divine Essence” (SD 2:247n). In one of its most mystic aspects Aditi is divine wisdom.

after-wit ::: n. --> Wisdom or perception that comes after it can be of use.

Agni ::: 1. the godhead of fire, [psychologically]: the divine will perfectly inspired by divine Wisdom, and indeed one with it, which is the active and effective power of the Truth-Consciousness. ::: 2. [one of the five bhutas]: fire; the formatory principle of intension, represented to our senses in matter as heat, light and fire.

Agnidhra (Sanskrit) Agnīdhra [from agnīdh kindler from the verbal root agni fire + the verbal root indh to kindle, light] Fire kindler; eldest of the ten sons of Priyavarta, the eldest son of Svayambhuva Manu. Three of Priyavarta’s sons became mendicants, the other seven became kings famed for valor and wisdom. Priyavarta divided the earth into seven dvipas or continental islands, giving one of each of his king-sons to administer. Agnidhra ruled over Jambu-dvipa which he in turn apportioned among his nine sons (VP 2:1). Blavatsky correlates the Puranic allegory to the seven globes of a planetary chain, Jambu-dvipa being equivalent to globe D in the theosophical scheme.

Aima (Aramaic) ’Immā’ or ’Īmmā’. The great mother; corresponding in the Qabbalah to ’Abba’ (father) and having the metaphorical significance of the beginning or foundation of anything. Binah (understanding, intelligence), the third Sephirah, is termed the Heavenly Mother (’Imma’ ‘illa’ah): “the ‘woman with child’ of Revelation (xii.) was Aime, the great mother, or Binah, the third Sephiroth, ‘whose name is Jehovah’; and the ‘Dragon,’ who seeks to devour her coming child (the Universe), is the Dragon of absolute Wisdom — that Wisdom which, recognising the non-separateness of the Universe and everything in it from the Absolute All, sees in it no better than the great Illusion, Mahamaya, hence the cause of misery and suffering” (SD 2:384n).

ajña ::: "the Lord of Wisdom", brahman in the last of the three states symbolised by the letters of AUM, manifest behind virat. and hiran.yagarbha "in the self-gathered superconscient power of the Infinite"; the Self (atman) supporting the deep sleep state (sus.upti) or causal (karan.a) consciousness, "a luminous status of Sleep-self, a massed consciousness which is the origin of cosmic existence". pr praj ajña-hiran ña-hiranya-virat

Alaya-vijnana (Sanskrit) Ālaya-vijñāna [from ālaya abode, dwelling from ā-lī to settle upon, come close to + vijñāna discernment, knowledge from vi-jñā to distinguish, know, understand] Abode of discriminative knowledge; the cognizing or discerning faculty, the mental power of making distinctions, hence the higher reasoning. When used mystically as “a receptacle or treasury of knowledge or wisdom,” it corresponds very closely to the Vedantic vijnanamaya-kosa, the “thought-made sheath” of the human constitution, the higher manas or reincarnating ego.

Alchemy seeks the primal unity beyond diversity: a homogeneous substance from which the many elements were derived; a pure gold which could be obtained from baser metals by purging them of the dross with which the pure element was alloyed; an elixir of life which would cure all diseases. The transmutation of metals was their magnum opus; the agent to be employed was the philosopher’s stone. Though these processes are possible physically, the spiritual processes to which they correspond are incomparably more important. The base metals are the passions and delusions of the lower mind; and the pure gold is the wisdom of the manas in alliance with buddhi.

alembroth ::: n. --> The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant.

Alexandrian School Alexandria flourished from the 4th century BC to the 7th AD, being a remarkable center of learning due to the blending of Greek and Oriental influences, its favorable situation and commercial resources, and the enlightened energy of some of the Macedonian Dynasty of the Ptolemies ruling over Egypt. The Alexandrian school was formed of the Neoplatonist philosophers whose appearance marks the later outburst of Alexandrian culture; and with them may perhaps be classed those Gnostic schools which originated there. This philosophy is a characteristic presentation of parts of the archaic wisdom-religion, being derived from contact with India and with knowledge still then accessible in Egypt.

Al-Gaffar ::: The One who, as requisites of divine power or wisdom, ‘conceals’ the inadequacies of   those who recognize their shortcomings and wish to be freed from their consequences. The One who forgives.

all- ::: prefix: Wholly, altogether, infinitely. Since 1600, the number of these [combinations] has been enormously extended, all-** having become a possible prefix, in poetry at least, to almost any adjective of quality. all-affirming, All-Beautiful, All-Beautiful"s, All-Bliss, All-Blissful, All-causing, all-concealing, all-conquering, All-Conscient, All-Conscious, all-containing, All-containing, all-creating, all-defeating, All-Delight, all-discovering, all-embracing, all-fulfilling, all-harbouring, all-inhabiting, all-knowing, All-knowing, All-Knowledge, all-levelling, All-Life, All-love, All-Love, all-negating, all-powerful, all-revealing, All-ruler, all-ruling, all-seeing, All-seeing, all-seeking, all-shaping, all-supporting, all-sustaining, all-swallowing, All-Truth, All-vision, All-Wisdom, all-wise, All-Wise, all-witnessing, All-Wonderful, All-Wonderful"s.**

Also a mountain or range in West Africa. Mount Atlas, considered both geographically and mythologically, parallels Mount Meru of the Hindus. Both are intimately connected with the fourth root-race. Atlas is a symbol of the fourth root-race, and his seven daughters, the Atlantides, are the seven subraces (SD 2:493). But Atlas is also the old continents of Lemuria and Atlantis, combined and personified in one symbol, and Mount Atlas is spoken of as a relic of Lemuria. “The poets attributed to Atlas, as to Proteus, a superior wisdom and an universal knowledge, and especially a thorough acquaintance with the depths of the ocean: because both continents bore races instructed by divine masters, and because both were transferred to the bottom of the seas . . .” (SD 2:762). Atlas was compelled to leave the surface of the earth and join his brother Iapetus in the depths of Tartarus, where he supports the new continents on his “shoulders.”

Also the name of a legendary muni and physician, born in Panchanada, Kashmir, said to have been the physician of Indo-Scythian King Kanishka (1st or 2nd century). Once Sesha, the King of the Serpents, visiting the earth, found only sickness and suffering everywhere. Being the recipient from a divine source of the Ayur Veda and having knowledge of all cures, he became filled with pity and determined to incarnate as the son of a muni in order to alleviate the ills of mankind. Named Charaka, as he had come to the earth as a wanderer, he then composed a new work on medicine based on the older works of Agnivesa. He is commonly accepted as an avatara of the Serpent Sesha, “an embodiment of divine Wisdom, since Sesha-Naga, the King of the ‘Serpent’ race, is synonymous with Ananta, the seven-headed Serpent, on which Vishnu sleeps during the pralayas. Ananta is the ‘endless’ and the symbol of eternity, and as such, one with Space, while Sesha is only periodical in his manifestations. Hence while Vishnu is identified with Ananta, Charaka is only the Avatar of Sesha” (TG 78).

Ambrosia (Greek) [from ambrotos immortal from a not + mortos or brotos mortal; cf Sanskrit amṛta from a not + the verbal root mṛ to die; Latin immortalus from in not + mors death] In Classical myths variously the food, drink, or unguent of the gods or divine wisdom, connected with nectar; anything that confers or promotes immortality. Equivalent to the Sanskrit amrita and soma and the northern European mead. In a Chinese allegory, the flying Dragon drinks of ambrosia and falls to earth with his host. The laws of evolution entail a so-called curse or fall upon virtually all the hosts of monads frequently called angels, whereby they are cast down to the nether pole and undergo peregrinations in the realms of matter; in the case of many such “fallen angels,” this involves imbodiment or incarnation on earth. Man himself at a stage of his evolution experiences a similar “descent” and speeding-up, due to the impulses of the immortal urge within his breast to grow, progress, evolve, and become cognizant of larger reaches of truth. This is evident in the highly mystical Hebrew story of the forbidden Tree and in the various legends pertaining to soma in Hindu literature.

Amesha-Spentas (Avestan) Ameshā-Spentās [from a not + mesha, mara mortal, mutable + spenta benefactor, holy, soul-healing] Immortal benefactors; six in number: Vohu-Manah, Asha-Vahishta, Khshathra-Vayria, Spenta-Armaiti (love), Haurvatat (perfection), and Ameretat (immortality). The first three are attributes of Ahura-Mazda, abstractions without form. These male positive creative forces leave their impressions in the mental world and give birth to the second trinity, who lead man to freedom. “The Amshaspends, [are] our Dhyan-Chohans or the ‘Serpents of Wisdom.’ They are identical with, and yet separate from Ormazd (Ahura-Mazda). They are also the Angels of the Stars of the Christians — the Star-yazatas of the Zoroastrians — or again the seven planets (including the sun) of every religion. The epithet — ‘the shining having efficacious eyes’ — proves it. This on the physical and sidereal planes. On the spiritual, they are the divine powers of Ahura-Mazda; but on the astral or psychic plane again, they are the ‘Builders,’ the ‘watchers,’ the Pitar (fathers), and the first Preceptors of mankind” (SD 2:358).

Ameyatman (Sanskrit) Ameyātman [from ameya immeasurable from a not + the verbal root mā to measure, mark off + ātman self] Immeasurable soul or self; applied to Vishnu as one possessing extraordinary or immeasurable wisdom and magnanimity (VP 3:17; 5:9).

Amita-buddha (Sanskrit) Amita-buddha Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist name for universal, primeval wisdom or soul, equivalent to adi-buddha. Also the celestial name of Gautama Buddha. Tsong-kha-pa is considered a direct incarnation of Amita-buddha (BCW 14:425-8; SD 1:108&n).

Amrita-yana (Sanskrit) Amṛta-yāna [from a not + mṛta dead from the verbal root mṛ to die + yāna path, vehicle] The path of immortality; in The Voice of the Silence the path followed by the Buddhas of Compassion or of Perfection. It is the “secret path,” the arya (noble) path of the heart doctrine of esoteric wisdom. The Buddhas of Compassion instead of donning the dharmakaya vesture and then entering nirvana, as the Pratyeka Buddhas do, give up nirvana and assume the nirmanakaya robe, thus enabling them to work directly for all beings less evolved than they; and because of this great individual sacrifice, the nirmanakaya condition is in one sense the holiest of the trikaya (three vestures). The amrita-yana is thus a lofty spiritual pathway, and leads to the ineffable glories of self-conscious immortality in the cosmic manvantaric “eternity.”

Amun (Coptic) The god of hidden or secret wisdom, equivalent to the Egyptian Ammon or Amen. See also POT AMUN

ana (jnana; jnanam; gnana) ::: knowledge; "that power of direct and divine knowledge which works independently of the intellect & senses or uses them only as subordinate assistants", the first member of the vijñana catus.t.aya, consisting primarily of the application of any or all of the supra-intellectual faculties of smr.ti, sruti and dr.s.t.i "to the things of thought, ideas and knowledge generally"; sometimes extended to include other instruments of vijñana such as trikaladr.s.t.i and telepathy; also, short for jñanaṁ brahma; wisdom, an attribute of Mahavira; (on page 1281) the name of a svarga. j ñana ana atman

anamaya ::: (van.i) expressing the delight and wisdom of the vijñanamaya anandamaya isvara.

ANANAEL secret wisdom 136

ancient ::: 1. Of or in time long past or early in the world"s history. 2. Dating from a remote period; of great age; of early origin. 3. Being old in wisdom and experience; venerable. Ancient.

Antahkarana also has the general sense of an intermediary between something or someone that is low to one that is high. Every messenger of truth and light is an antahkarana between the Masters of Wisdom and mankind. Likewise every great and good man or woman is an antahkarana between humanity and the spiritual essence of his or her own inner god. A person living in the noblest and loftiest part of his being, becomes such a bridge between the spiritual realm he is in touch with and all other entities and things contacted by him which belong to human life.

anthroposophy ::: n. --> Knowledge of the nature of man; hence, human wisdom.

A number of hymns in the Rig-Veda are attributed to Angiras, and in one of his births he is famed for his supreme virtue and as an expounder of brahma-vidya (divine or transcendental wisdom). In the Vayu-Purana and elsewhere in Puranic literature some of the descendants of Angiras were said to be Kshattriya by birth and Brahmins by calling (VP 4:8n p.39).

Anuttara, Anuttaras (Sanskrit) Anuttara, Anuttarās [from an not + uttara comparative of ud up] Nonsuperior; unrivaled, unexcelled, chief, principal; secondarily inferior, base, low. Often used adjectivally in compounds: anuttara-bodhi (unexcelled intelligence or wisdom), anuttara-dharma (unexcelled law, truth, religion). In Buddhism anuttara-tantra, one of the four classes of tantric treatises, expounds the yogic procedures for the acquisition of the highest truth.

Aparavidya (Sanskrit) Aparāvidyā [from a not + parā supreme + vidyā knowledge from the verbal root vid to see, know, percieve] Nonsupreme knowledge; in Vedanta philosophy the lower wisdom of Brahman, relative knowledge acquired by the intellect and through the performance of ritual worship and duties, in contradistinction to paravidya (supreme wisdom), the transcendental knowledge of Brahman attainable by him who has achieved moksha (liberation) during life. This distinction between the exoteric and esoteric tradition and doctrine is found in practically all cultures.

Apnavana ::: [the name of a rsi]; the doer of works; he who acts, he who attains or acquires the seer-wisdom. [Ved.]

Apollo (Greek) Also called Phoebus (the pure, shining); son of Zeus and Leto (Latona), the polar region or night, and twin brother of Artemis (Diana). His birth shows the emanation of light from darkness. One of the most popular gods of Greek mythology, he is primarily the god of light, and is also associated with the sun, hence a giver of life, light, and wisdom to the earth and humanity. Apollo and Artemis are the mystic sun and the higher occult moon (SD 2:771). Apollo stands for order, justice, law, and purification by penance. His attribute as a punisher of evil is shown by his bow, with which as an infant he slew Python. He is the deity who wards off evil; the healer, father of Aesculapius and often identified with him; and the god of divination, associated especially with the Oracle at Delphi. The other principal seat of his worship was at Delos, his birthplace. He was also the patron of song and music, of new civic foundations, and protector of crops and flocks. His lyre is the sacred heptachord or septenary, seen in the sevenfold manifestations of the Logos in the universe and man; he is also the sun with its seven planets. He answers in some respects to the Hindu Indra and Karttikeya and in others to the Christian archangel Michael; Janus was the Roman god of light.

Apsu (Babylonian) Abzu (Sumerian) Also Ab Soo. The primordial deep; the waters of space in the Babylonian epic of creation Enuma Elish (when on high). From Apsu and Tiamat were born all the gods, man being fashioned from the clay of Apsu in a Sumerian version, and from the blood of Kingu, son and second consort of Tiamat, in Enuma Elish. The deep is the abode of Ea (wisdom) who saves humanity from destruction by Apsu, Apsu being transformed into still or stagnant subterranean waters.

Arcana (Latin) Secrets, mysteries; in ancient times almost invariably what was secret, sacred, and taught in silence and privacy in the Mysteries, whether such teachings comprised the revelation of truth, the explanation of difficult points regarding ceremonies, or the hidden wisdom.

argumentative ::: a. --> Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse.
Adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom in the Creator.
Given to argument; characterized by argument; disputatious; as, an argumentative writer.

’Arikh ’Anpin (Aramaic) ’Arīkh ’Anpīn [’arīkh long, great + ’anpīn face, countenance] Long Face or the Great Visage; Qabbalistic term applied to Kether, the first emanation of the Sephirothal Tree, equivalent to the Greco-Latin Macroprosopus. Also called ’Arich ’Appayim, the latter word in the dual, so that the phrase means “long of faces” or “long of countenances”: duality or the upper and the lower being referred to. This first Sephirah is called by at least seven names, among them being Crown, Primordial, White Head, and Long Face. From Kether emanate the remaining nine Sephiroth. “The first emanation is the Ancient, beheld Face to Face, it is the Supreme Head, the Source of all Light, the Principle of all Wisdom, whose definition is, Unity” (Zohar iii, 292b).

Art: (Gr. techne) (See Aesthetics) In Aristotle the science or knowledge of the principles involved in the production of beautiful or useful objects. As a branch of knowledge art is distinguished both from theoretical science and from practical wisdom; as a process of production it is contrasted with nature. -- G.R.M.

Arthur, King (Welsh) A dual figure: historical ruler who held up for forty years or so the Saxon incursions; said to have passed (not died) at or after the Battle of Camlan (540 AD). The mythological Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon, or Uthr Ben, the Wonderful Head. In Prydwen, his Ship of Glass, he made an expedition into Annwn (the underworld) to obtain the Pair Dadeni, or cauldron of reincarnation, the symbol of initiation. As the king that was and shall be, he appears in the Welsh version of the coming of the Kalki-avatara, which will come to pass at the end of the present yuga. After Camlan he was taken to Ynys Afallen (Apple-tree Island), to be healed of his wounds and to await his return. But the apple tree of the island, as we see in the 6th-century poem “Afallenan” by Myrddin Gwyllt, is the Tree of Wisdom. The poem tells how the tree had to be hidden and guarded, but the time would come when it should be known again: then Arthur would return, and Cadwalaor, and then “shall Wales rejoice; bright shall be her dragon (leader). The horns of joy shall sound the Song of Peace and serenity. Before the Child of the Sun, bold in his courses, evil shall be rooted out. Bards shall triumph.”

Art of her wisdom, artifice of her lore.

arunachala. ::: hill of wisdom; hill of light; symbol of light; its significance for the individual is that when one gets beyond body-consciousness, the inner Self shines pure and clear; &

aruna. ::: light; bright like fire; signifies the fire of wisdom, which is neither hot nor cold

Aryashtangamarga (Sanskrit) Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga [from ārya holy, noble + aṣṭa eight + aṅga limb, division + mārga path, way from the verbal root mṛg to seek, strive to attain, investigate] Holy eight-limbed way; in Buddhism the Noble Eightfold Path enunciated by Gautama Buddha as the fourth of the Four Noble Truths (chattari aryasatyani). Consistent practice of aryashtangamarga leads the disciple ultimately to perfect wisdom, love, and liberation from samsara (the round of repetitive births and deaths). The Eightfold Path is enumerated as: 1) samyagdrishti (right insight); 2) samyaksamkalpa (right resolve); 3) samyagvach (right speech); 4) samyakkarmantra (right action); 5) samyagajiva (right living); 6) samyagvyayama (right exertion); 7) samyaksmriti (right recollection); and 8) samyaksamadhi (right concentration). See also ARIYA ATTHANGIKA MAGGA (for Pali equivalents)

As early as one hundred years after the Buddha died and had entered his parinirvana, differences in the doctrines and discipline of the Order become manifest. In the course of the centuries two basic trends developed into what has become popular to call the Hinayana (the lesser vehicle or path) or Theravada (doctrine of the elders), and Mahayana (the greater vehicle or path). The Theravada emphasized the fourfold path leading to nirvana, total liberation of the arhat from material concerns. The Mahayana held the bodhisattvayana as the ideal, the way of compassion for all sentient beings, culminating in renunciation of nirvana in order to return and inspire others “to awake and follow the dhamma.” It is this fundamental difference in goal that characterizes the Old Wisdom School (arhatship) from the New Wisdom School (bodhsattvahood). See also BUDDHA OF COMPASSION; PRATYEKA BUDDHA

A second meaning as a noun is one of the portions of Vedic literature containing rules for the proper chanting and usage of the mantras or hymns at sacrifices, and explanations in detail of what these sacrifices are, illustrated by legends and old stories. These Brahmanas are “pre-eminently occult works, hence used purposely as blinds. They were allowed to survive for public use and property only because they were and are absolutely unintelligible to the masses. Otherwise they would have disappeared from circulation as long ago as the days of Akbar” (SD 1:68). Though the Brahmanas are the oldest scholastic treatises on the primitive hymns, they themselves require a key for a proper understanding of them which Orientalists have hitherto failed to secure. Since the time of Gautama Buddha, the keys to the Brahmanical secret code have been in the possession of initiates alone, who guard their treasure with extreme and jealous care. There are indeed few, if any, individuals of the present-day Brahmanical cast in India who are even conscious that such keys exists; although no small number of them, possibly, have intimations or intuitions that a secret wisdom has been lost which is uniformly understood to have been in the possession of the ancient Indian rishis.

As regards the New Testament, the Gospels are esoteric books, in which the teachings of the ancient wisdom are built around the alleged story of the mission of Jesus, a teacher who lived at a somewhat earlier date than that assigned him. The epistles of Paul are the work of one with some claim to the title of an initiate, who speaks of Christ as the logos in man, and apparently knows naught of the life story of Jesus. The Revelation of St. John is a purely symbolic esoteric work, of a Qabbalistic character, curiously enough still retained in the Christian canon.

Asta-dasa (Sanskrit) Asta-daśā [from the verbal root as to remove, finish + daśā state, condition] Perfect, supreme wisdom; the finished, ended, or completed state, thus pointing directly to a cosmic monad which has become supreme for and in its own hierarchy, and hence for such hierarchy is perfect, supreme wisdom — a title of the controlling divinity of the hierarchy over which it presides.

As the Persian scriptures says, it was not only the wearing of the priestly robes and bearing of the implements and the baresma which made one an athravan: “He who sleeps on throughout the night, who does not perform the Yasna nor chant the hymns, who does not worship by word or by deed, who does neither learn nor teach, with a longing for (everlasting) life, he lies when he says, ‘I am an Athravan.’ Him thou shalt call an Athravan who throughout the night sits up and demands of the holy wisdom, which makes man free from anxiety, with dilated heart, and which makes him reach that holy, excellent world, the world of paradise” (Vendidad 18:6, 7).

Astrology ::: The astrology of the ancients was indeed a great and noble science. It is a term which means the "scienceof the celestial bodies." Modern astrology is but the tattered and rejected outer coating of real, ancientastrology; for that truly sublime science was the doctrine of the origin, of the nature, of the being, and ofthe destiny of the solar bodies, of the planetary bodies, and of the beings who dwell on them. It alsotaught the science of the relations of the parts of kosmic nature among themselves, and more particularlyas applied to man and his destiny as forecast by the celestial orbs. From that great and noble sciencesprang up an exoteric pseudo-science, derived from the Mediterranean and Asian practice, eventuating inthe modern scheme called astrology -- a tattered remnant of ancient wisdom.In actual fact, genuine archaic astrology was one of the branches of the ancient Mysteries, and wasstudied to perfection in the ancient Mystery schools. It had throughout all ancient time the unqualifiedapproval and devotion of the noblest men and of the greatest sages. Instead of limiting itself as modernso-called astrology does to a system based practically entirely upon certain branches of mathematics, inarchaic days the main body of doctrine which astrology then contained was transcendental metaphysics,dealing with the greatest and most abstruse problems concerning the universe and man. The celestialbodies of the physical universe were considered in the archaic astrology to be not merely time markers,or to have vague relations of a psychomagnetic quality as among themselves -- although indeed this istrue -- but to be the vehicles of starry spirits, bright and living gods, whose very existence andcharacteristics, individually as well as collectively, made them the governors and expositors of destiny.

At death the essence of the human soul is united to the human ego, which in its turn at the second death is reunited with the upper duad (atma-buddhi); and the human ego thereupon enters into the state of consciousness called devachan. Having become at one with its spiritual parent, at least for the duration of devachan, the ego rests and digests its garnered store of wisdom, knowledge, and experience, and upon the completion of this period of devachanic recuperation it issues forth again when the karmic hour strikes, once more to become the human ego at its succeeding birth.

Athena (Greek) Daughter of Metis (wisdom, wise counsel) and Zeus, said to have sprung fully-formed from her father’s head; with Zeus and Apollo one of a divine triad. Famed for wise counsel both in peace and war, Athena was the strategist, as Homer portrays her in the Iliad. As patron deity of Athens, she was the genius of statesmanship and civic policy. Certain archaic monuments show Athena assisting Prometheus (the intellectual fire-bringer) in shaping the first human body from the plastic stuff of earth. It is equally significant that she was connected with Apollo, the god of the seers and the sun personified, in producing climatic changes due to the shifting of the poles. Athena is to be found, variously named, in every theogony, as one of the kabeiria, those mighty beings “of both sexes, as also terrestrial, celestial and kosmic,” who when incarnated as initiate-teachers or kings, “were also, in the beginning of times, the rulers of mankind,” giving “the first impulse to civilizations” and directing “the mind with which they had endued men to the invention and perfection of all the arts and sciences” (SD 2:363-4).

Atmabodha (Sanskrit) Ātmabodha [from ātman self + bodha wisdom] Wisdom of self; knowledge or wisdom of the hierarch or highest portion of any being. Also a work by Sankaracharya; likewise one of the Upanishads of the Atharva-Veda.

Atma-vidya (Sanskrit) Ātmavidyā [from ātma self + vidyā knowledge] Knowledge of the self; the highest form of spiritual-divine wisdom, because the fundamental or essential self is a flame or spark of the kosmic self. “Of the four Vidyas — out of the seven branches of Knowledge mentioned in the Puranas — namely, ‘Yajna-Vidya’ (the performance of religious rites in order to produce certain results); ‘Maha-Vidya,’ the great (Magic) knowledge, now degenerated into Tantrika worship; ‘Guhya-Vidya,’ the science of Mantras and their true rhythm or chanting, of mystical incantations, etc. — it is only the last one, ‘Atma-Vidya,’ or the true Spiritual and Divine wisdom, which can throw absolute and final light upon the teachings of the three first named. Without the help of Atma-Vidya, the other three remain no better than surface sciences, geometrical magnitudes having length and breadth, but no thickness. They are like the soul, limbs, and mind of a sleeping man: capable of mechanical motions, of chaotic dreams and even sleep-walking, of producing visible effects, but stimulated by instinctual not intellectual causes, least of all by fully conscious spiritual impulses. A good deal can be given out and explained from the three first-named sciences. But unless the key to their teachings is furnished by Atma-Vidya, they will remain for ever like the fragments of a mangled text-book, like the adumbrations of great truths, dimly perceived by the most spiritual, but distorted out of all proportion by those who would nail every shadow to the wall” (SD 1:168-9).

At the top of the rod in the Greek version is a knob, in the earlier Egyptian form a serpent’s head, from which spring a pair of wings. From the central head between the wings grew the heads of the entwined serpents (spirit and matter), which descended along the tree of life, crossing the neutral laya-centers between the different planes of being, to manifest where the two tails joined on earth (SD 1:549-50). The analogy is found in every known cosmogony, all of which begin with a circle, head, or egg surrounded by darkness. From this circle of infinity — the unknown All — comes forth the manifestations of spirit and matter. The emblem of the evolution of gods and atoms is shown by the two forces, positive and negative, ascending and descending and meeting. Its symbology is directly connected with the globes of the planetary chain and the circulations of the beings or life-waves on these globes, as well as with the human constitution and the afterdeath states. Significantly, in ancient Greek mythology, Hermes is the psychopomp, psychagog, or conductor of souls after death to the various inner spheres of the universe, such as the Elysian Plains or the Meads of Asphodel. The Caduceus also signifies the dual aspect of wisdom by its twin serpents, Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon, good and evil in a relative sense.

Aufklärung: In general, this German word and its English equivalent Enlightenment denote the self-emancipation of man from mere authority, prejudice, convention and tradition, with an insistence on freer thinking about problems uncritically referred to these other agencies. According to Kant's famous definition "Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority, which is the incapacity of using one's understanding without the direction of another. This state of minority is caused when its source lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of determination and courage to use it without the assistance of another" (Was ist Aufklärung? 1784). In its historical perspective, the Aufklärung refers to the cultural atmosphere and contrlbutions of the 18th century, especially in Germany, France and England [which affected also American thought with B. Franklin, T. Paine and the leaders of the Revolution]. It crystallized tendencies emphasized by the Renaissance, and quickened by modern scepticism and empiricism, and by the great scientific discoveries of the 17th century. This movement, which was represented by men of varying tendencies, gave an impetus to general learning, a more popular philosophy, empirical science, scriptural criticism, social and political thought. More especially, the word Aufklärung is applied to the German contributions to 18th century culture. In philosophy, its principal representatives are G. E. Lessing (1729-81) who believed in free speech and in a methodical criticism of religion, without being a free-thinker; H. S. Reimarus (1694-1768) who expounded a naturalistic philosophy and denied the supernatural origin of Christianity; Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) who endeavoured to mitigate prejudices and developed a popular common-sense philosophy; Chr. Wolff (1679-1754), J. A. Eberhard (1739-1809) who followed the Leibnizian rationalism and criticized unsuccessfully Kant and Fichte; and J. G. Herder (1744-1803) who was best as an interpreter of others, but whose intuitional suggestions have borne fruit in the organic correlation of the sciences, and in questions of language in relation to human nature and to national character. The works of Kant and Goethe mark the culmination of the German Enlightenment. Cf. J. G. Hibben, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, 1910. --T.G. Augustinianism: The thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and of his followers. Born in 354 at Tagaste in N. Africa, A. studied rhetoric in Carthage, taught that subject there and in Rome and Milan. Attracted successively to Manicheanism, Scepticism, and Neo-Platontsm, A. eventually found intellectual and moral peace with his conversion to Christianity in his thirty-fourth year. Returning to Africa, he established numerous monasteries, became a priest in 391, Bishop of Hippo in 395. Augustine wrote much: On Free Choice, Confessions, Literal Commentary on Genesis, On the Trinity, and City of God, are his most noted works. He died in 430.   St. Augustine's characteristic method, an inward empiricism which has little in common with later variants, starts from things without, proceeds within to the self, and moves upwards to God. These three poles of the Augustinian dialectic are polarized by his doctrine of moderate illuminism. An ontological illumination is required to explain the metaphysical structure of things. The truth of judgment demands a noetic illumination. A moral illumination is necessary in the order of willing; and so, too, an lllumination of art in the aesthetic order. Other illuminations which transcend the natural order do not come within the scope of philosophy; they provide the wisdoms of theology and mysticism. Every being is illuminated ontologically by number, form, unity and its derivatives, and order. A thing is what it is, in so far as it is more or less flooded by the light of these ontological constituents.   Sensation is necessary in order to know material substances. There is certainly an action of the external object on the body and a corresponding passion of the body, but, as the soul is superior to the body and can suffer nothing from its inferior, sensation must be an action, not a passion, of the soul. Sensation takes place only when the observing soul, dynamically on guard throughout the body, is vitally attentive to the changes suffered by the body. However, an adequate basis for the knowledge of intellectual truth is not found in sensation alone. In order to know, for example, that a body is multiple, the idea of unity must be present already, otherwise its multiplicity could not be recognized. If numbers are not drawn in by the bodily senses which perceive only the contingent and passing, is the mind the source of the unchanging and necessary truth of numbers? The mind of man is also contingent and mutable, and cannot give what it does not possess. As ideas are not innate, nor remembered from a previous existence of the soul, they can be accounted for only by an immutable source higher than the soul. In so far as man is endowed with an intellect, he is a being naturally illuminated by God, Who may be compared to an intelligible sun. The human intellect does not create the laws of thought; it finds them and submits to them. The immediate intuition of these normative rules does not carry any content, thus any trace of ontologism is avoided.   Things have forms because they have numbers, and they have being in so far as they possess form. The sufficient explanation of all formable, and hence changeable, things is an immutable and eternal form which is unrestricted in time and space. The forms or ideas of all things actually existing in the world are in the things themselves (as rationes seminales) and in the Divine Mind (as rationes aeternae). Nothing could exist without unity, for to be is no other than to be one. There is a unity proper to each level of being, a unity of the material individual and species, of the soul, and of that union of souls in the love of the same good, which union constitutes the city. Order, also, is ontologically imbibed by all beings. To tend to being is to tend to order; order secures being, disorder leads to non-being. Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal each to its own place and integrates an ensemble of parts in accordance with an end. Hence, peace is defined as the tranquillity of order. Just as things have their being from their forms, the order of parts, and their numerical relations, so too their beauty is not something superadded, but the shining out of all their intelligible co-ingredients.   S. Aurelii Augustini, Opera Omnia, Migne, PL 32-47; (a critical edition of some works will be found in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Vienna). Gilson, E., Introd. a l'etude de s. Augustin, (Paris, 1931) contains very good bibliography up to 1927, pp. 309-331. Pope, H., St. Augustine of Hippo, (London, 1937). Chapman, E., St. Augustine's Philos. of Beauty, (N. Y., 1939). Figgis, J. N., The Political Aspects of St. Augustine's "City of God", (London, 1921). --E.C. Authenticity: In a general sense, genuineness, truth according to its title. It involves sometimes a direct and personal characteristic (Whitehead speaks of "authentic feelings").   This word also refers to problems of fundamental criticism involving title, tradition, authorship and evidence. These problems are vital in theology, and basic in scholarship with regard to the interpretation of texts and doctrines. --T.G. Authoritarianism: That theory of knowledge which maintains that the truth of any proposition is determined by the fact of its having been asserted by a certain esteemed individual or group of individuals. Cf. H. Newman, Grammar of Assent; C. S. Peirce, "Fixation of Belief," in Chance, Love and Logic, ed. M. R. Cohen. --A.C.B. Autistic thinking: Absorption in fanciful or wishful thinking without proper control by objective or factual material; day dreaming; undisciplined imagination. --A.C.B. Automaton Theory: Theory that a living organism may be considered a mere machine. See Automatism. Automatism: (Gr. automatos, self-moving) (a) In metaphysics: Theory that animal and human organisms are automata, that is to say, are machines governed by the laws of physics and mechanics. Automatism, as propounded by Descartes, considered the lower animals to be pure automata (Letter to Henry More, 1649) and man a machine controlled by a rational soul (Treatise on Man). Pure automatism for man as well as animals is advocated by La Mettrie (Man, a Machine, 1748). During the Nineteenth century, automatism, combined with epiphenomenalism, was advanced by Hodgson, Huxley and Clifford. (Cf. W. James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I, ch. V.) Behaviorism, of the extreme sort, is the most recent version of automatism (See Behaviorism).   (b) In psychology: Psychological automatism is the performance of apparently purposeful actions, like automatic writing without the superintendence of the conscious mind. L. C. Rosenfield, From Beast Machine to Man Machine, N. Y., 1941. --L.W. Automatism, Conscious: The automatism of Hodgson, Huxley, and Clifford which considers man a machine to which mind or consciousness is superadded; the mind of man is, however, causally ineffectual. See Automatism; Epiphenomenalism. --L.W. Autonomy: (Gr. autonomia, independence) Freedom consisting in self-determination and independence of all external constraint. See Freedom. Kant defines autonomy of the will as subjection of the will to its own law, the categorical imperative, in contrast to heteronomy, its subjection to a law or end outside the rational will. (Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, § 2.) --L.W. Autonomy of ethics: A doctrine, usually propounded by intuitionists, that ethics is not a part of, and cannot be derived from, either metaphysics or any of the natural or social sciences. See Intuitionism, Metaphysical ethics, Naturalistic ethics. --W.K.F. Autonomy of the will: (in Kant's ethics) The freedom of the rational will to legislate to itself, which constitutes the basis for the autonomy of the moral law. --P.A.S. Autonymy: In the terminology introduced by Carnap, a word (phrase, symbol, expression) is autonymous if it is used as a name for itself --for the geometric shape, sound, etc. which it exemplifies, or for the word as a historical and grammatical unit. Autonymy is thus the same as the Scholastic suppositio matertalis (q. v.), although the viewpoint is different. --A.C. Autotelic: (from Gr. autos, self, and telos, end) Said of any absorbing activity engaged in for its own sake (cf. German Selbstzweck), such as higher mathematics, chess, etc. In aesthetics, applied to creative art and play which lack any conscious reference to the accomplishment of something useful. In the view of some, it may constitute something beneficent in itself of which the person following his art impulse (q.v.) or playing is unaware, thus approaching a heterotelic (q.v.) conception. --K.F.L. Avenarius, Richard: (1843-1896) German philosopher who expressed his thought in an elaborate and novel terminology in the hope of constructing a symbolic language for philosophy, like that of mathematics --the consequence of his Spinoza studies. As the most influential apostle of pure experience, the posltivistic motive reaches in him an extreme position. Insisting on the biologic and economic function of thought, he thought the true method of science is to cure speculative excesses by a return to pure experience devoid of all assumptions. Philosophy is the scientific effort to exclude from knowledge all ideas not included in the given. Its task is to expel all extraneous elements in the given. His uncritical use of the category of the given and the nominalistic view that logical relations are created rather than discovered by thought, leads him to banish not only animism but also all of the categories, substance, causality, etc., as inventions of the mind. Explaining the evolution and devolution of the problematization and deproblematization of numerous ideas, and aiming to give the natural history of problems, Avenarius sought to show physiologically, psychologically and historically under what conditions they emerge, are challenged and are solved. He hypothesized a System C, a bodily and central nervous system upon which consciousness depends. R-values are the stimuli received from the world of objects. E-values are the statements of experience. The brain changes that continually oscillate about an ideal point of balance are termed Vitalerhaltungsmaximum. The E-values are differentiated into elements, to which the sense-perceptions or the content of experience belong, and characters, to which belongs everything which psychology describes as feelings and attitudes. Avenarius describes in symbolic form a series of states from balance to balance, termed vital series, all describing a series of changes in System C. Inequalities in the vital balance give rise to vital differences. According to his theory there are two vital series. It assumes a series of brain changes because parallel series of conscious states can be observed. The independent vital series are physical, and the dependent vital series are psychological. The two together are practically covariants. In the case of a process as a dependent vital series three stages can be noted: first, the appearance of the problem, expressed as strain, restlessness, desire, fear, doubt, pain, repentance, delusion; the second, the continued effort and struggle to solve the problem; and finally, the appearance of the solution, characterized by abating anxiety, a feeling of triumph and enjoyment.   Corresponding to these three stages of the dependent series are three stages of the independent series: the appearance of the vital difference and a departure from balance in the System C, the continuance with an approximate vital difference, and lastly, the reduction of the vital difference to zero, the return to stability. By making room for dependent and independent experiences, he showed that physics regards experience as independent of the experiencing indlvidual, and psychology views experience as dependent upon the individual. He greatly influenced Mach and James (q.v.). See Avenarius, Empirio-criticism, Experience, pure. Main works: Kritik der reinen Erfahrung; Der menschliche Weltbegriff. --H.H. Averroes: (Mohammed ibn Roshd) Known to the Scholastics as The Commentator, and mentioned as the author of il gran commento by Dante (Inf. IV. 68) he was born 1126 at Cordova (Spain), studied theology, law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy, became after having been judge in Sevilla and Cordova, physician to the khalifah Jaqub Jusuf, and charged with writing a commentary on the works of Aristotle. Al-mansur, Jusuf's successor, deprived him of his place because of accusations of unorthodoxy. He died 1198 in Morocco. Averroes is not so much an original philosopher as the author of a minute commentary on the whole works of Aristotle. His procedure was imitated later by Aquinas. In his interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics Averroes teaches the coeternity of a universe created ex nihilo. This doctrine formed together with the notion of a numerical unity of the active intellect became one of the controversial points in the discussions between the followers of Albert-Thomas and the Latin Averroists. Averroes assumed that man possesses only a disposition for receiving the intellect coming from without; he identifies this disposition with the possible intellect which thus is not truly intellectual by nature. The notion of one intellect common to all men does away with the doctrine of personal immortality. Another doctrine which probably was emphasized more by the Latin Averroists (and by the adversaries among Averroes' contemporaries) is the famous statement about "two-fold truth", viz. that a proposition may be theologically true and philosophically false and vice versa. Averroes taught that religion expresses the (higher) philosophical truth by means of religious imagery; the "two-truth notion" came apparently into the Latin text through a misinterpretation on the part of the translators. The works of Averroes were one of the main sources of medieval Aristotelianlsm, before and even after the original texts had been translated. The interpretation the Latin Averroists found in their texts of the "Commentator" spread in spite of opposition and condemnation. See Averroism, Latin. Averroes, Opera, Venetiis, 1553. M. Horten, Die Metaphysik des Averroes, 1912. P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin, 2d ed., Louvain, 1911. --R.A. Averroism, Latin: The commentaries on Aristotle written by Averroes (Ibn Roshd) in the 12th century became known to the Western scholars in translations by Michael Scottus, Hermannus Alemannus, and others at the beginning of the 13th century. Many works of Aristotle were also known first by such translations from Arabian texts, though there existed translations from the Greek originals at the same time (Grabmann). The Averroistic interpretation of Aristotle was held to be the true one by many; but already Albert the Great pointed out several notions which he felt to be incompatible with the principles of Christian philosophy, although he relied for the rest on the "Commentator" and apparently hardly used any other text. Aquinas, basing his studies mostly on a translation from the Greek texts, procured for him by William of Moerbecke, criticized the Averroistic interpretation in many points. But the teachings of the Commentator became the foundation for a whole school of philosophers, represented first by the Faculty of Arts at Paris. The most prominent of these scholars was Siger of Brabant. The philosophy of these men was condemned on March 7th, 1277 by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, after a first condemnation of Aristotelianism in 1210 had gradually come to be neglected. The 219 theses condemned in 1277, however, contain also some of Aquinas which later were generally recognized an orthodox. The Averroistic propositions which aroused the criticism of the ecclesiastic authorities and which had been opposed with great energy by Albert and Thomas refer mostly to the following points: The co-eternity of the created word; the numerical identity of the intellect in all men, the so-called two-fold-truth theory stating that a proposition may be philosophically true although theologically false. Regarding the first point Thomas argued that there is no philosophical proof, either for the co-eternity or against it; creation is an article of faith. The unity of intellect was rejected as incompatible with the true notion of person and with personal immortality. It is doubtful whether Averroes himself held the two-truths theory; it was, however, taught by the Latin Averroists who, notwithstanding the opposition of the Church and the Thomistic philosophers, gained a great influence and soon dominated many universities, especially in Italy. Thomas and his followers were convinced that they interpreted Aristotle correctly and that the Averroists were wrong; one has, however, to admit that certain passages in Aristotle allow for the Averroistic interpretation, especially in regard to the theory of intellect.   Lit.: P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin au XIIIe Siecle, 2d. ed. Louvain, 1911; M. Grabmann, Forschungen über die lateinischen Aristotelesübersetzungen des XIII. Jahrhunderts, Münster 1916 (Beitr. z. Gesch. Phil. d. MA. Vol. 17, H. 5-6). --R.A. Avesta: See Zendavesta. Avicehron: (or Avencebrol, Salomon ibn Gabirol) The first Jewish philosopher in Spain, born in Malaga 1020, died about 1070, poet, philosopher, and moralist. His main work, Fons vitae, became influential and was much quoted by the Scholastics. It has been preserved only in the Latin translation by Gundissalinus. His doctrine of a spiritual substance individualizing also the pure spirits or separate forms was opposed by Aquinas already in his first treatise De ente, but found favor with the medieval Augustinians also later in the 13th century. He also teaches the necessity of a mediator between God and the created world; such a mediator he finds in the Divine Will proceeding from God and creating, conserving, and moving the world. His cosmogony shows a definitely Neo-Platonic shade and assumes a series of emanations. Cl. Baeumker, Avencebrolis Fons vitae. Beitr. z. Gesch. d. Philos. d. MA. 1892-1895, Vol. I. Joh. Wittman, Die Stellung des hl. Thomas von Aquino zu Avencebrol, ibid. 1900. Vol. III. --R.A. Avicenna: (Abu Ali al Hosain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina) Born 980 in the country of Bocchara, began to write in young years, left more than 100 works, taught in Ispahan, was physician to several Persian princes, and died at Hamadan in 1037. His fame as physician survived his influence as philosopher in the Occident. His medical works were printed still in the 17th century. His philosophy is contained in 18 vols. of a comprehensive encyclopedia, following the tradition of Al Kindi and Al Farabi. Logic, Physics, Mathematics and Metaphysics form the parts of this work. His philosophy is Aristotelian with noticeable Neo-Platonic influences. His doctrine of the universal existing ante res in God, in rebus as the universal nature of the particulars, and post res in the human mind by way of abstraction became a fundamental thesis of medieval Aristotelianism. He sharply distinguished between the logical and the ontological universal, denying to the latter the true nature of form in the composite. The principle of individuation is matter, eternally existent. Latin translations attributed to Avicenna the notion that existence is an accident to essence (see e.g. Guilelmus Parisiensis, De Universo). The process adopted by Avicenna was one of paraphrasis of the Aristotelian texts with many original thoughts interspersed. His works were translated into Latin by Dominicus Gundissalinus (Gondisalvi) with the assistance of Avendeath ibn Daud. This translation started, when it became more generally known, the "revival of Aristotle" at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century. Albert the Great and Aquinas professed, notwithstanding their critical attitude, a great admiration for Avicenna whom the Arabs used to call the "third Aristotle". But in the Orient, Avicenna's influence declined soon, overcome by the opposition of the orthodox theologians. Avicenna, Opera, Venetiis, 1495; l508; 1546. M. Horten, Das Buch der Genesung der Seele, eine philosophische Enzyklopaedie Avicenna's; XIII. Teil: Die Metaphysik. Halle a. S. 1907-1909. R. de Vaux, Notes et textes sur l'Avicennisme Latin, Bibl. Thomiste XX, Paris, 1934. --R.A. Avidya: (Skr.) Nescience; ignorance; the state of mind unaware of true reality; an equivalent of maya (q.v.); also a condition of pure awareness prior to the universal process of evolution through gradual differentiation into the elements and factors of knowledge. --K.F.L. Avyakta: (Skr.) "Unmanifest", descriptive of or standing for brahman (q.v.) in one of its or "his" aspects, symbolizing the superabundance of the creative principle, or designating the condition of the universe not yet become phenomenal (aja, unborn). --K.F.L. Awareness: Consciousness considered in its aspect of act; an act of attentive awareness such as the sensing of a color patch or the feeling of pain is distinguished from the content attended to, the sensed color patch, the felt pain. The psychologlcal theory of intentional act was advanced by F. Brentano (Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte) and received its epistemological development by Meinong, Husserl, Moore, Laird and Broad. See Intentionalism. --L.W. Axiological: (Ger. axiologisch) In Husserl: Of or pertaining to value or theory of value (the latter term understood as including disvalue and value-indifference). --D.C. Axiological ethics: Any ethics which makes the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, by making the determination of the rightness of an action wholly dependent on a consideration of the value or goodness of something, e.g. the action itself, its motive, or its consequences, actual or probable. Opposed to deontological ethics. See also teleological ethics. --W.K.F. Axiologic Realism: In metaphysics, theory that value as well as logic, qualities as well as relations, have their being and exist external to the mind and independently of it. Applicable to the philosophy of many though not all realists in the history of philosophy, from Plato to G. E. Moore, A. N. Whitehead, and N, Hartmann. --J.K.F. Axiology: (Gr. axios, of like value, worthy, and logos, account, reason, theory). Modern term for theory of value (the desired, preferred, good), investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. Had its rise in Plato's theory of Forms or Ideas (Idea of the Good); was developed in Aristotle's Organon, Ethics, Poetics, and Metaphysics (Book Lambda). Stoics and Epicureans investigated the summum bonum. Christian philosophy (St. Thomas) built on Aristotle's identification of highest value with final cause in God as "a living being, eternal, most good."   In modern thought, apart from scholasticism and the system of Spinoza (Ethica, 1677), in which values are metaphysically grounded, the various values were investigated in separate sciences, until Kant's Critiques, in which the relations of knowledge to moral, aesthetic, and religious values were examined. In Hegel's idealism, morality, art, religion, and philosophy were made the capstone of his dialectic. R. H. Lotze "sought in that which should be the ground of that which is" (Metaphysik, 1879). Nineteenth century evolutionary theory, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics subjected value experience to empirical analysis, and stress was again laid on the diversity and relativity of value phenomena rather than on their unity and metaphysical nature. F. Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) and Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887) aroused new interest in the nature of value. F. Brentano, Vom Ursprung sittlicher Erkenntnis (1889), identified value with love.   In the twentieth century the term axiology was apparently first applied by Paul Lapie (Logique de la volonte, 1902) and E. von Hartmann (Grundriss der Axiologie, 1908). Stimulated by Ehrenfels (System der Werttheorie, 1897), Meinong (Psychologisch-ethische Untersuchungen zur Werttheorie, 1894-1899), and Simmel (Philosophie des Geldes, 1900). W. M. Urban wrote the first systematic treatment of axiology in English (Valuation, 1909), phenomenological in method under J. M. Baldwin's influence. Meanwhile H. Münsterberg wrote a neo-Fichtean system of values (The Eternal Values, 1909).   Among important recent contributions are: B. Bosanquet, The Principle of Individuality and Value (1912), a free reinterpretation of Hegelianism; W. R. Sorley, Moral Values and the Idea of God (1918, 1921), defending a metaphysical theism; S. Alexander, Space, Time, and Deity (1920), realistic and naturalistic; N. Hartmann, Ethik (1926), detailed analysis of types and laws of value; R. B. Perry's magnum opus, General Theory of Value (1926), "its meaning and basic principles construed in terms of interest"; and J. Laird, The Idea of Value (1929), noteworthy for historical exposition. A naturalistic theory has been developed by J. Dewey (Theory of Valuation, 1939), for which "not only is science itself a value . . . but it is the supreme means of the valid determination of all valuations." A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (1936) expounds the view of logical positivism that value is "nonsense." J. Hessen, Wertphilosophie (1937), provides an account of recent German axiology from a neo-scholastic standpoint.   The problems of axiology fall into four main groups, namely, those concerning (1) the nature of value, (2) the types of value, (3) the criterion of value, and (4) the metaphysical status of value.   (1) The nature of value experience. Is valuation fulfillment of desire (voluntarism: Spinoza, Ehrenfels), pleasure (hedonism: Epicurus, Bentham, Meinong), interest (Perry), preference (Martineau), pure rational will (formalism: Stoics, Kant, Royce), apprehension of tertiary qualities (Santayana), synoptic experience of the unity of personality (personalism: T. H. Green, Bowne), any experience that contributes to enhanced life (evolutionism: Nietzsche), or "the relation of things as means to the end or consequence actually reached" (pragmatism, instrumentalism: Dewey).   (2) The types of value. Most axiologists distinguish between intrinsic (consummatory) values (ends), prized for their own sake, and instrumental (contributory) values (means), which are causes (whether as economic goods or as natural events) of intrinsic values. Most intrinsic values are also instrumental to further value experience; some instrumental values are neutral or even disvaluable intrinsically. Commonly recognized as intrinsic values are the (morally) good, the true, the beautiful, and the holy. Values of play, of work, of association, and of bodily well-being are also acknowledged. Some (with Montague) question whether the true is properly to be regarded as a value, since some truth is disvaluable, some neutral; but love of truth, regardless of consequences, seems to establish the value of truth. There is disagreement about whether the holy (religious value) is a unique type (Schleiermacher, Otto), or an attitude toward other values (Kant, Höffding), or a combination of the two (Hocking). There is also disagreement about whether the variety of values is irreducible (pluralism) or whether all values are rationally related in a hierarchy or system (Plato, Hegel, Sorley), in which values interpenetrate or coalesce into a total experience.   (3) The criterion of value. The standard for testing values is influenced by both psychological and logical theory. Hedonists find the standard in the quantity of pleasure derived by the individual (Aristippus) or society (Bentham). Intuitionists appeal to an ultimate insight into preference (Martineau, Brentano). Some idealists recognize an objective system of rational norms or ideals as criterion (Plato, Windelband), while others lay more stress on rational wholeness and coherence (Hegel, Bosanquet, Paton) or inclusiveness (T. H. Green). Naturalists find biological survival or adjustment (Dewey) to be the standard. Despite differences, there is much in common in the results of the application of these criteria.   (4) The metaphysical status of value. What is the relation of values to the facts investigated by natural science (Koehler), of Sein to Sollen (Lotze, Rickert), of human experience of value to reality independent of man (Hegel, Pringle-Pattlson, Spaulding)? There are three main answers:   subjectivism (value is entirely dependent on and relative to human experience of it: so most hedonists, naturalists, positivists);   logical objectivism (values are logical essences or subsistences, independent of their being known, yet with no existential status or action in reality);   metaphysical objectivism (values   --or norms or ideals   --are integral, objective, and active constituents of the metaphysically real: so theists, absolutists, and certain realists and naturalists like S. Alexander and Wieman). --E.S.B. Axiom: See Mathematics. Axiomatic method: That method of constructing a deductive system consisting of deducing by specified rules all statements of the system save a given few from those given few, which are regarded as axioms or postulates of the system. See Mathematics. --C.A.B. Ayam atma brahma: (Skr.) "This self is brahman", famous quotation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 2.5.19, one of many alluding to the central theme of the Upanishads, i.e., the identity of the human and divine or cosmic. --K.F.L.

Avalokitesvara (Sanskrit) Avalokiteśvara [from ava down, away from + the verbal root lok to look at, contemplate + īśvara lord] The lord who is perceived; the divinity or lord seen or contemplated in its inferior or “downward-seen” aspect. The essential meaning in theosophy is the Logos, whether considered in its kosmic aspect or in its function in an entity dwelling in such kosmos. “Simultaneously with the evolution of the Universal Mind, the concealed Wisdom of Adi-Buddha — the One Supreme and eternal — manifests itself as Avalokiteshwara (or manifested Iswara), which is the Osiris of the Egyptians, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Heavenly Man of the Hermetic philosopher, the Logos of the Platonists, and the Atman of the Vedantins” (SD 1:110).

Avidya (Sanskrit) Avidyā [from a not + vidyā knowledge, wisdom] Nescience rather than ignorance; it implies absence of wisdom rather than inherent incapacity, and is the result of illusion producing ignorance. Hence ignorance of spiritual things. See also VIDYA

Babylon [from Assyrian “gate of the gods”] An ancient, celebrated city on the Euphrates said to have been founded by the Assyrian monarch Ninus or his legendary wife Semiramis. In ancient times one foci through which Brahmanical esoteric wisdom from India was diffused in Asia Minor, and its cosmogony forms a link between those teachings and the cosmogony of the Hebraic Bible.

Bala (Sanskrit) Bala Power, strength, might, vigor (cf Latin valor); one of the six functions of action, similar to the ten karmendriya (karmic energies) of Buddhism. In yoga practice the five powers (panchabalani) to be acquired are: complete trust or faith, energy, memory, meditation, and wisdom.

Baphomet [from Greek baphe immersion + metis wisdom] A medieval mystic term usually identified with the goat of Mendes. The Templars of Malta were accused of worshiping Baphomet as an idol. Baphomet signifies a baptism in wisdom or initiation, but became degraded and misunderstood when the keys to its real meaning were lost. Pan, the Greek nature god, was often represented with the horns and hoofs of a goat; however, “Pan is related to the Mendesian goat, only so far as the latter represents, as a talisman of great occult potency, nature’s creative force” (TG 246).

baraka. ::: a blessing from God in the form of spiritual wisdom or divine presence; spiritual power believed to be possessed by certain persons, objects and tombs

Bard [from Latin bardus from Gaulish and old Brythonic probably bardos cf Welsh bardd] Exalted one, initiate, teacher; one of the three holy orders of Druidism — Druids, Bards, and Ovates. The Bards had the duty of keeping alive among the people the knowledge or intuition that there is a path that leads to wisdom and initiation. They carried this out largely by telling stories: a Mabinogi, according to Sir John Rhys, was a story belonging to the equipment of the Bards. These stories were told in such a way that their symbolic meaning might be apparent to those with intuition, but hidden from the mass. In telling the stories they used verse form a good deal, so that now in every country but Wales bard has come to mean poet. In Wales, however, it retains some relic of its original meaning: a Bard is a member of the Gorsedd, and may or may not be a poet; no poet is a Bard unless the Gorsedd has admitted him to its ranks. The Bard’s robe was of blue; that of the Druid was white; the Ovate’s green.

Bath Qol, Bath Kol (Hebrew) Bath Qōl [from bath daughter + qōl voice] Daughter of the voice; used in the Qabbalah to signify the female side of the logos, the daughter of the primordial light, Shechinah, and is equivalent to the Hindu Vach and the Chinese Kwan-yin. It likewise signifies the wisdom that was received by initiates — figurated as a voice — this wisdom being the daughter of cosmic all-wisdom. “Bath Kol, the filia Vocis, the daughter of the divine voice of the Hebrews, responding from the mercy seat within the veil of the temple . . .” (SD 1:431n).

Bee(s) Greek and Roman writers, having in mind the terminology of the Mysteries, used the term bees (melissai) to denote both priestesses and women disciples. Thus it was used for the priestesses of Delphi and other Mysteries, and by the Neoplatonists for pure and chaste persons. Honey and nectar are symbols of wisdom.

Bere’shith, (Hebrew) Bĕrē’shīth The first two words of the Hebrew Genesis. As Hebrew was originally written from right to left in a series of consonants, without vowels, several renderings may be made of any passage, according to the manner of inserting vowels and of dividing the consonants into words. Thus the original Hebrew בראשת (b r ’ sh th) may be divided as be-re’shith, as is common in European translations, and rendered “in the beginning” [bĕ in + rē’shīth beginning from rē’sh or rō’sh chief, head, first part, summit]; a second translation could be “in the first part.” If the meaning “head” be taken, then as head signifies wisdom, the rendering “in wisdom” follows. But this same combination of letters could be rendered “by arrangement” or “by establishment,” by dividing it as bare’-shith [from bārē’ forming + shīth establishment, arrangement].

Best: The principle of the best of all possible worlds; according to Leibniz, the world which exists is the best possible because God's wisdom makes him know, his goodness makes him choose, and his power always makes him produce the best possible. See Optimism. -- J.M.

bhava (Maheshwari bhava; Maheshwari-bhava; Maheswari bhava) ::: the Mahesvari aspect of devibhava; the temperament of Mahesvari, the sakti or devi in "her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness".Mahesvari-Mah Mahesvari-Mahalaksmi

Bhutesa or Bhutesvara (Sanskrit) Bhūteśa, Bhūteśvara [from bhūta living being + īśa, īśvara lord] Lord of beings, lord of manifested entities and things; a name applied to each member of the Hindu Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva). Siva in exoteric mythology and popular superstition is supposed to possess the special status of lord of the bhutas or kama-lokic spooks, and is the special patron of ascetics, students of occultism, and of those training themselves in mystical knowledge; so that this superstitious characterization of Siva is an entirely exoteric distortion of a profound esoteric fact. The real meaning is that Siva, often figurated as the supreme initiator, is the lord of those who “have been,” but who now are become regenerates through initiation — the mystical idea here being of the preservation of self-conscious effort through darkness into light, from ignorance to wisdom, and from selfishness into the divine compassion of the cosmic heart. In view of the karmic past of such progressed entities, their former selves in this cosmic time period are the bhutas (have-beens) of what now they are. Bhutesa is also applied to Krishna in this sense.

Bible The Judeo-Christian holy book. The Bible is neither the literal word of God translated into the various languages, nor a collection of superstitious folklore, but a Jewish and late Greek version of the archaic wisdom expressed in the ancient mystery-language. Blavatsky classes it among the largely esoteric works whose secret symbolism is found also in the Indian, Chaldean, and Egyptian scriptures. The real Hebrew Bible is to a certain extent known only in small part to its Talmudic and Qabbalistic interpreters. The primeval faith of Israel was not what it was made to be by those who would have converted the secret doctrine into a national exoteric religion — by David, Hezekiah, and later the Talmudists. To trace the steps by which the ancient gnosis was handed down, adapted, transformed, perverted, and yet mysteriously preserved, is work to satisfy the most diligent scholar. “The real Hebrew Bible was a secret volume, unknown to the masses, and even the Samaritan Pentateuch is far more ancient than the Septuagint. As for the former, the Fathers of the Church never even heard of it” (IU 2:471).

Birs-Nimrud Modern name of an ancient Babylonian ziggurat or temple-tower of ancient Borsippa. Even today it is the most conspicuous and striking ruin in Iraq, situated on the top of a hill over a hundred feet high. A pyramidal, stepped structure called “the house of the seven divisions of heaven and earth,” it was dedicated to Nebo, the ancient Chaldean god of wisdom. Each of the seven divisions or stages was dedicated to one of the seven planets and was faced with bricks of the color appropriate to the planet.

Black Fire Qabbalistic term signifying absolute light-wisdom: “ ‘black’ because it is incomprehensible to our finite intellects” (TG 58).

Black fire: The Kabbalistic term for absolute wisdom, which the finite human mind cannot grasp.

Blavatsky hints that baresman is taken from the tree created by Ahura-Mazda, the tree of occult and spiritual knowledge and wisdom, and so is a symbolic rod of power and wisdom, such as is often ascribed in ancient mythologies to great leaders or teachers of peoples and to high adepts. Baresman symbolically represents a branch of the tree of knowledge, known as Gaokarena in Pahlavi literature, soul healing Haoma (the extract of this tree), and Zavr (its libation). “We praise mighty Vayu, with the Haoma mixed with milk and with Baresman with the tongue of Kherad (Intellect) and the holy word, with words and deeds, with Zavr and the true spoken words” (Ram Yasht 5).

Boaz: in Kabalistic and Masonic tradition, the white pillar of bronze cast for Solomon’s temple; the symbol of Divine Wisdom (Hokhmah, the second of the Sephiroth—q.v.).

Bodha (Sanskrit) Bodha [from the verbal root budh to acquire understanding, awaken, know] Wisdom, knowledge, perception, consciousness. As an adjective, knowing, understanding, awakening; as a proper noun, knowledge personified as a son of Buddhi.

bodha. ::: spiritual wisdom; intelligence; to be awake

Bodhidharma (Sanskrit) Bodhidharma [from bodhi wisdom + dharma law, spiritual ethics] Wisdom-religion, the wisdom involved in the teachings concerning reality.

Bodhi (Sanskrit) Bodhi [from the verbal root budh to acquire understanding, awaken] Perfect wisdom or enlightenment; true divine wisdom. A state of consciousness in which one has so emptied the mind that it is filled only with the selfless selfhood of the eternal. In this state one realizes the ineffable visions of reality and of pure truth. Bodhi is a name for the enlightened intellect of buddha. “ ‘Bodhi’ is likewise the name of a particular state of trance condition, called Samadhi, during which the subject reaches the culmination of spiritual knowledge” (SD 1:xix). The bodhi state is called a buddha, and the organ in and by which it is manifested is termed buddhi.

Bodhisattva (Sanskrit) Bodhisattva [from bodhi wisdom + sattva essence] He whose essence has become intelligence; exoterically, one who in one or a few more incarnations will become a buddha. Occultly, when

Bodhisattva: Sanskrit for existence in wisdom. In Buddhist terminology, one who has gone through the ten stages (dasa-bhumi —q.v.) to spiritual perfection and is qualified to enter Nirvana and become a Buddha, but prefers to remain a Buddha-to-be in order to work for the salvation and deification of all beings.

Bodhisattva: (Skr.) "Existence (sattva) in a state of wisdom (bodhi)", such as was attained by Gautama Buddha (s.v.); a Buddhist wise and holy man. -- K.F.L.

Bodhi Tree or Bo Tree The tree of wisdom or knowledge; the tree (Pippala or Ficus religiosa) “under which Sakyamuni meditated for seven years and then reached Buddhaship. It was originally 400 feet high, it is claimed; but when Hiouen-Tsang saw it, about the year 640 of our era, it was only 50 feet high. Its cuttings have been carried all over the Buddhist world and are planted in front of almost every Vihara or temple of fame in China, Siam, Ceylon, and Tibet” (TG 59).

Bodhyanga (Sanskrit) Bodhyaṅga [from bodhi wisdom + aṅga limb, portion, division] Limb or division of essential wisdom; often used collectively to signify the branches of esoteric knowledge or understanding, usually enumerated as seven: 1) smriti (memory); 2) dharma-pravichaya (investigation — hence correct understanding or discrimination of the Law); 3) virya (energy); 4) priti (spiritual joy); 5) prasrabdhi (confidence, tranquillity); 6) samadhi (absorption of the consciousness in a high spiritual and intellectual objective); and 7) upeksha (absolute indifference). Esoterically these correspond to seven states of consciousness (TG 59).

Book of Dzyan [probably from Sanskrit dhyana intense spiritual meditation, wisdom, divine knowledge] An archaic work of enormous antiquity upon which Blavatsky based her Secret Doctrine. Dzyan has been variously spelled or transliterated, and under this form is a derivative of the Tibetan. Dzyan, dzen, or ch’an is the general term for the esoteric schools and their literature.

bottom-up implementation "programming" The opposite of {top-down design}. It is now received wisdom in most programming cultures that it is best to design from higher levels of abstraction down to lower, specifying sequences of action in increasing detail until you get to actual code. Hackers often find (especially in exploratory designs that cannot be closely specified in advance) that it works best to *build* things in the opposite order, by writing and testing a clean set of primitive operations and then knitting them together. [{Jargon File}] (1996-05-10)

botwar "chat" The epic struggle of {bots} vying for dominance. Botwars are generally (and quite inappropriately) carried out on {talk} systems, typically {IRC}, where botwar crossfire (such as {pingflood}ing) absorbs scarce server resources and obstructs human conversation. The wisdom of experience indicates that {Core Wars}, not {talk} systems, are the appropriate venue for aggressive bots and their {botmasters}. Compare {penis war}. (1997-04-08)

Brahmacharin (Sanskrit) Brahmacārin [from brahman cosmic spirit, divine spiritual wisdom + cārin one practicing or performing] One who is devoted to the student life of a religious devotee involved in sacred study; a young Brahmin in the first period of life as observed in ancient times. The name likewise is given to one who practices rigorous self-control, abstinence, chastity, etc.

Brahmacharya (Sanskrit) Brahmacarya [from brahman cosmic spirit, divine wisdom + carya conduct, practicing from the verbal root car to perform, undergo] Following a life of philosophic and religious training; usually applicable to the first stage in the life of a Brahmin of ancient times, the state of an unmarried religious student of the Vedas.

Brahmajnana Brahmajñāna (Sanskrit) [from brahman cosmic spirit + jñāna knowledge from the verbal root jñā to know] Divine, sacred, or esoteric knowledge concerning the cosmic Brahman as taught, for instance, in Vedantic philosophy; also spiritual wisdom per se.

brahma jnana. ::: the realisation of Brahman; direct knowledge of Reality; divine wisdom

Brahmasrama (Sanskrit) Brahmāśrama [from brahman the supreme principle + āśrama sacred building, hermitage] Mystically, an esoteric seat, an initiation chamber, or secret room where the initiant strives to attain union with Brahman or the inner god. Also a temple, in which the sacred mysteries of the wisdom-religion are taught. Used as well to signify the headquarters of an esoteric school.

Brahmavidya (Sanskrit) Brahmavidyā Brahma-knowledge, divine knowledge; equivalent to theosophia, the wisdom of the gods. The secret or esoteric science or wisdom about the universe, its nature, laws, structure, and operations.

Brentano, Franz: (1838-1917) Who had originally been a Roman Catholic priest may be described as an unorthodox neo-scholastic. According to him the only three forms of psychic activity, representation, judgment and "phenomena of love and hate", are just three modes of "intentionality", i.e., of referring to an object intended. Judgments may be self-evident and thereby characterized as true and in an analogous way love and hate may be characterized as "right". It is on these characterizations that a dogmatic theory of truth and value may be based. In any mental experience the content is merely a "physical phenomenon" (real or imaginary) intended to be referred to, what is psychic is merely the "act" of representing, judging (viz. affirming or denying) and valuing (i.e. loving or hating). Since such "acts" are evidently immaterial, the soul by which they are performed may be proved to be a purely spiritual and imperishable substance and from these and other considerations the existence, spirituality, as also the infinite wisdom, goodness and justice of God may also be demonstrated. It is most of all by his classification of psychic phenomena, his psychology of "acts" and "intentions" and by his doctrine concerning self-evident truths and values that Brentano, who considered himself an Aristotelian, exercised a profound influence on subsequent German philosophers: not only on those who accepted his entire system (such as A. Marty and C. Stumpf) but also those who were somewhat more independent and original and whom he influenced either directly (as A. Meinong and E. Husserl) or indirectly (as M. Scheler and Nik. Hartmann). Main works: Psychologie des Aristoteles, 1867; Vom Dasein Gottes, 1868; Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkt, 1874; Vom Ursprung sittliches Erkenntnis, 1884; Ueber die Zukunft der Philosophie, 1893; Die vier Phasen der Philos., 1895. -- H.Go. Broad, C.D.: (1887) As a realistic critical thinker Broad takes over from the sciences the methods that are fruitful there, classifies the various propositions used in all the sciences, and defines basic scientific concepts. In going beyond science, he seeks to reach a total view of the world by bringing in the facts and principles of aesthetic, religious, ethical and political experience. In trying to work out a much more general method which attacks the problem of the connection between mathematical concepts and sense-data better than the method of analysis in situ, he gives a simple exposition of the method of extensive abstraction, which applies the mutual relations of objects, first recognized in pure mathematics, to physics. Moreover, a great deal can be learned from Broad on the relation of the principle of relativity to measurement.

Buddha: An enlightened and wise individual who has attained perfect wisdom. Specifically applied to Gautama Siddhartha, founder of Buddhism in the sixth century B.C.

Buddhangums (Sanskrit) Buddhāṅga [from buddha enlightened + aṅga limb, science] Buddha-science or the essence of occult wisdom and knowledge.

buddha ::: n. --> The title of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and wisdom, or a deified religious teacher of the Buddhists, esp. Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the founder of Buddhism.

Buddha(s) of Compassion ::: One who, having won all, gained all -- gained the right to kosmic peace and bliss -- renounces it so thathe may return as a Son of Light in order to help humanity, and indeed all that is.The Buddhas of Compassion are the noblest flowers of the human race. They are men who have raisedthemselves from humanity into quasi-divinity; and this is done by letting the light imprisoned within, thelight of the inner god, pour forth and manifest itself through the humanity of the man, through the humansoul of the man. Through sacrifice and abandoning of all that is mean and wrong, ignoble and paltry andselfish; through opening up the inner nature so that the god within may shine forth; in other words,through self-directed evolution, they have raised themselves from mere manhood into becominggod-men, man-gods -- human divinities.They are called Buddhas of Compassion because they feel their unity with all that is, and therefore feelintimate magnetic sympathy with all that is, and this is more and more the case as they evolve, untilfinally their consciousness blends with that of the universe and lives eternally and immortally, because itis at one with the universe. "The dewdrop slips into the shining sea" -- its origin.Feeling the urge of almighty love in their hearts, the Buddhas of Compassion advance forever steadilytowards still greater heights of spiritual achievement; and the reason is that they have become thevehicles of universal love and universal wisdom. As impersonal love is universal, their whole natureexpands consequently with the universal powers that are working through them. The Buddhas ofCompassion, existing in their various degrees of evolution, form a sublime hierarchy extending from theSilent Watcher on our planet downwards through these various degrees unto themselves, and evenbeyond themselves to their chelas or disciples. Spiritually and mystically they contrast strongly withwhat Asiatic occultism, through the medium of Buddhism, has called the Pratyeka Buddhas.

Buddhism ::: The teachings of Gautama the Buddha. Buddhism today is divided into two branches, the Northern andthe Southern. The Southern still retains the teachings of the "Buddha's brain," the "eye doctrine," that isto say his outer philosophy for the general world, sometimes inadequately called the doctrine of formsand ceremonies. The Northern still retains his "heart doctrine" -- that which is hid, the inner life, theheart-blood, of the religion: the doctrine of the inner heart of the teaching.The religious philosophy of the Buddha-Sakyamuni is incomparably nearer to the ancient wisdom, theesoteric philosophy of the archaic ages, than is Christianity. Its main fault today is that teachers later thanthe Buddha himself carried its doctrines too far along merely formal or exoteric lines; yet, with all that, tothis day it remains the purest and holiest of the exoteric religions on earth, and its teachings evenexoterically are true -- once they are properly understood. They need but the esoteric key in interpretationof them. As a matter of fact, the same may be said of all the great ancient world religions. Christianity,Brahmanism, Taoism, and others all have the same esoteric wisdom behind the outward veil of theexoteric formal faith.

buddhi. ::: the intellect or higher mind; one of the four aspects of the internal organ; reason; understanding; the intuitive mind; the seat of wisdom; the discriminating faculty

Budhaism or Budhism [from Sanskrit budha wisdom] The anglicized form of the term for the teachings of divine philosophy, called in India budha (esoteric wisdom). It is equivalent to the Greek term theosophia. It must be distinguished from Buddhism, the philosophy of Gautama Buddha, although this is a direct and pure derivative from budhaism.

Budha (Sanskrit) Budha [from the verbal root budh to awake] As an adjective, intelligent, wise, clever, fully awake; hence a wise or instructed person, a sage. In mythology, Budha is represented as the son of Tara (or Rohini), the wife of Brihaspati (the planet Jupiter). Tara was carried off by Soma (the Moon), which led to the Tarakamaya — the war in svarga (heaven) — between the gods and asuras (the latter siding with Soma against the divinities). The gods were victorious and Tara was returned to Brihaspati, but the parentage of the son she gave birth to was claimed both by Brihapati and Soma: he was so beautiful he was named Budha (cf SD 2:498-9). Upon Brahma’s demand, Tara admitted that Budha was the offspring of Soma. Budha became the god of wisdom and the husband of Ila (or Ida), daughter of Manu Vaivasvata, and in one sense stands for esoteric wisdom.

"But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Butterfly The butterfly, because of its short life, its physical beauty, and its fluttering from flower to flower seeking nectar, has among many ancient peoples been regarded as an emblem of the impermanent, unstable characteristics of the lower human soul. For it is through the merely human soul that the person learns and gathers into the reincarnating ego the nectar or honey of wisdom through experience. Likewise the psyche in occult Greek philosophy was the organ or vehicle of the nous, the higher ego or reimbodying monad. The caterpillar lives its period, making for itself a chrysalis, which after a stage of dormancy is broken by the emerging butterfly. This suggests the idea of the less becoming the greater, of an earthy entity becoming aerial. These thoughts led the ancient Greeks to use the butterfly as a symbol of the human soul (psyche); and in their mythology Psyche was in consequence represented in art with butterfly wings.

Wisdom religion: The secret doctrine (q.v.) on which all occult and esoteric teachings are based; theosophy.

Caduceus (Latin) A herald’s staff; specially, the wand of Mercury or Hermes, god of wisdom, corresponding to Thoth. It consists of a rod or tree with two serpents wound in opposite directions round it, their tails meeting below, and their heads approaching each other above.

Called by Purucker the last of the seven jewels, the keynote running all through this jewel of wisdom being how the One becomes the many.

Canaan, Canaanites A Biblical term most often applied to the pre-Isrealite people of the land west of the Jordan, although not so ancient as the Amorites. Augustine mentions that the Phoenicians called their land Canaan. Seti I and Rameses III mention the Kan’na, probably referring to the lands of western Syria and Palestine. In Genesis 10, Canaan (kena‘an) is named among the four sons of Ham, and some scholars have suggested that the name here refers to tribes in Arabia which later settled in Palestine; further that the Phoenicians were members of the second great Semitic migration, carrying the name Canaan into the lands which they settled. The chief deity of the Canaanites would seem to be Ashtart (Astarte) from the number of her images discovered, although images closely resembling Egyptian deities have likewise been exhumed. Nebo, the ancient Chaldean god of wisdom, was also reverenced by the Canaanites.

Cardinal virtues: The cardinal virtues for a given culture are those which it regards as primary, the others being regarded either as derived from them or as relatively unimportant. Thus the Greeks had four: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice; to which the Christians added three: faith, hope, and love or charity.

Cardinal virtues: The cardinal virtues for a given culture are those which it regards as primary, the others being regarded either as derived from them or as relatively unimportant. Thus the Greeks had four, wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice, to which the Christians added three, faith, hope, and love or charity. -- W.K.S.

caturvarn.ya (chaturvarnya) ::: the ancient Indian system of the four caturvarnya orders (brahman.a, ks.atriya, vaisya, sūdra), representing four psychological types whose combination is necessary for the complete personality; these four types are symbolic of "four cosmic principles, the Wisdom that conceives the order and principle of things, the Power that sanctions, upholds and enforces it, the Harmony that creates the arrangement of its parts, the Work that carries out what the rest direct".

Ceridwen brewed the cauldron of wisdom on the mountainside. It was to boil for a year and a day while she roamed the hills to gather herbs to put in it; at the end of that time all would have boiled away but the Three Drops of Wisdom — Enw Duw (the Name of God). See also TALIESIN

Chance ::: Madhav: “Chance, erratic happening, is only an appearance. It is not the governing truth or feature of this existence. What look like unregulated result is really an effect foreseeable by an Intelligence higher than the mental reason; in fact, it is part of a process initiated and conducted by a divine wisdom, prajna, that rules the universe. What passes for chance is a purposive movement permitted and contained in the larger operations of the Law.” Readings in Savitri, Vol. I.

Characteristic doctrines held by them are the system of emanations, powers, or aeons, with which they bridged the gap, otherwise remaining unfilled, between divinity and the world; the whole thus constituting the pleroma. All the potentialities of the supreme descend by emanational evolution through the various orders of aeons to man, who is thereby endowed with unlimited potentials. The distinction between Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon; the recognition of the mystical serpent of knowledge as the endower of mankind with wisdom and opponent of the merely creative or working Demiourgos (represented as the Old Testament Jehovah) were, among other matters, fairly well made in these systems.

Chih: Wisdom, one of the three Universally Recognized Moral qualities of man (ta te), the Three Moral Qualities of the superior man (san te), the Four Fundamentals of the moral life (ssu tuan), and the Five Constant Virtues (wu ch'ang). (Confucianism.) Knowledge; intelligence. Discriminate knowledge; small knowledge, which is incapable of understanding Tao. Intuitive knowledge (liang chih). (Wang Yang-ming, 1473-1529.) --W.T.C Chih: Marks, designation, pointing at (with a finger, chih), an obscure term in the logic of Kung-sun Lung (c. 400 - c. 300 B.C.) which can be interpreted as:

Circulations of the Kosmos ::: Also Circulations of the Universe. This is a term used in the ancient wisdom or esoteric philosophy tosignify the network, marvelously intricate and builded of the channels or canals or paths or roadsfollowed by peregrinating or migrating entities as these latter pass from sphere to sphere or from realm torealm or from plane to plane. The pilgrim monads, however far advanced or however little advanced intheir evolution, inevitably and ineluctably follow these circulations. They can do nothing else, for theyare simply the spiritual, psychomagnetic, astral, and physical pathways along which the forces of theuniverse flow; and consequently, all entities whatsoever being indeed imbodiments of forces must ofnecessity follow the same routes or pathways that the abstract forces themselves use.These circulations of the kosmos are a veritable network between planet and planet, and planet and sun,and between sun and sun, and between sun and universe, and between universe and universe.Furthermore, the circulations of the kosmos are not restricted to the material or astral spheres, but are ofthe very fabric and structure of the entire universal kosmos, inner as well as outer. It is one of the mostmystical and suggestive doctrines of theosophy.

Classical references to the Druids are many, coming from about 200 b.c. until about 200 a.d. Those written before Caesar made his attack on Gaul speak of the Druids as possessors of a high wisdom; the very first reference says that it was held in Greece that philosophy came to the Greeks from the barbaroi or foreigners: the Brahmins of India, the Magi of Persia, the Egyptian priesthood, and the Druids.

Concentration With meditation, an equivalent for certain parts of yoga, as found in samadhi, dharana; the removal or surmounting of distractions originating in the mind and centering the latter on the spiritual and intellectual objective to be attained, which in the best sense is union with the inner god, the divine monad — a conscious identification of oneself with the universal through the individual’s innate divinity. The method of meditative concentration prescribed in the Bhagavad-Gita is to perform all the duties of life without either attachment or avoidance. The hindrances to concentration which are to be removed are those arising from anger, lust, vanity, fear, sloth, etc. Such obstacles are removed by lifting the mind above them or by deliberately ignoring them, since directly fighting with them serves to concentrate the mind on them, thus defeating the object aimed at; and by cultivating the spirit of impersonal love and the light of wisdom which it evokes. Thus the blending of the personal self with the impersonal self is achieved by an orderly process of self-directed evolution, first by unselfish work in the cause of humanity, continued in the various degrees of chelaship, culminating in initiation.

Conscience The imperfectly received or recognized working of one’s spiritual being, in itself a spiritual activity of the inner god, which as yet is able to send only some faint gleams of light, truth, and harmony into the heavy and obscure brain-mind in which most people live. The higher the stage of evolution, the more easily and abundantly is this spiritual energy transmitted to the lower self. Conscience is the voice of innate and of garnered spiritual wisdom, emanating first from the spiritual monad (buddhi) and also from the stored-up higher experiences of previous incarnations, reaching us through the veils of the intermediate principles. The thinner these veils are made through the cultivation of the virtues involved in impersonal living, the more easily does the conscience rule us and work within us.

Cosmically the four cardinal points represent a certain stage of manifestation where the three become four, in this case the number of matter. The Zohar says that the three primordial elements and the four cardinal points and all the forces of nature form the Voice of the Will, which is the manifested Logos. The Dodonaean Zeus includes in himself the four elements and the four cardinal points. Brahma is likewise four-faced. The pyramid is the triangle repeated on the four cardinal points and symbolizes, among other things, the phenomenal merging into the noumenal. The four cardinal points are presided over, or are manifestations of, four cosmic genii, dragons, maharajas — in Buddhism the chatur-maharajas (four great kings) — hidden dragons of wisdom, or celestial nagas. Hinduism has the four, six, or eight lokapalas. In the Egyptian and Jewish temples these points were represented by the four colors of the curtain hung before the Adytum. See also EAST; NORTH; SOUTH; WEST

creatrix ::: “O Wisdom-Splendour, Mother of the universe,

Crocodile [from Greek champsai, Egyptian emsehiu] In Egypt deified under the name of Sebak (or Sebeq). The principal seat of this worship was the city Crocodilopolis (Arsinoe) where great numbers of mummified beasts have been exhumed. When the canals became dry, the crocodiles would wander about the fields and make such havoc that they were naturally associated with the powers of destruction and evil, the principal malefactor of the pantheon being Set or Typhon. The ancient Egyptians did not regard Set or Typhon, and the crocodile which represented him, as the enemy, the destroyer. In fact, in the earlier dynasties Typhon was one of the most powerful and venerated of the divinities, giving blessings, life, and inspiration to the people, and in especial perhaps to the Royal House or rulers of Egypt. The reason lay in the fact that the earlier mythology showed Typhon or Set mystically as the shadow of Osiris, the god of light and wisdom — Typhon or Set being the alter ego or more material aspect of Osiris himself. “The Crocodile is the Egyptian dragon. It was the dual symbol of Heaven and Earth, of Sun and Moon, and was made sacred, in consequence of its amphibious nature, to Osiris and Isis” (SD 1:409). The crocodile was also named as one of the signs of the zodiac, the regency of which was connected with a group of lofty beings, whose “abode is in Capricornus” (SD 1:219).

Cyc "artificial intelligence" A large {knowledge-based system}. Cyc is a very large, multi-contextual {knowledge base} and {inference engine}, the development of which started at the {Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation} (MCC) in Austin, Texas during the early 1980s. Over the past eleven years the members of the Cyc team, lead by {Doug Lenat}, have added to the knowledge base a huge amount of fundamental human knowledge: {facts}, rules of thumb, and {heuristics} for reasoning about the objects and events of modern everyday life. Cyc is an attempt to do symbolic {AI} on a massive scale. It is not based on numerical methods such as statistical probabilities, nor is it based on {neural networks} or {fuzzy logic}. All of the knowledge in Cyc is represented {declaratively} in the form of logical {assertions}. Cyc presently contains approximately 400,000 significant assertions, which include simple statements of fact, rules about what conclusions to draw if certain statements of fact are satisfied, and rules about how to reason with certain types of facts and rules. The {inference engine} derives new conclusions using {deductive reasoning}. To date, Cyc has made possible ground-breaking pilot applications in the areas of {heterogeneous} database browsing and integration, {captioned image retrieval}, and {natural language processing}. In January of 1995, a new independent company named Cycorp was created to continue the Cyc project. Cycorp is still in Austin, Texas. The president of Cycorp is {Doug Lenat}. The development of Cyc has been supported by several organisations, including {Apple}, {Bellcore}, {DEC}, {DoD}, {Interval}, {Kodak}, and {Microsoft}. {(}. {Unofficial FAQ (}. (1999-09-07)

Da‘ath (Hebrew) Da‘ath Knowledge or science, frequently insight or wisdom; in the Qabbalah of Luriah, a triad is made of Hochmah (Father), Binah (Mother), and Da‘ath (Son). This emanation does not occur in the ancient Qabbalah, nor is it one of the Sephiroth there.

Dalai Lama [from Mongolian ta-le ocean] The title of the Great Lama or abbot of the Gedun Dubpa Monastery situated at Lhasa, Tibet; used mainly by the Chinese and Mongols. One key to the Dalai Lama’s symbolical name, ocean-lama meaning wisdom-ocean, is found in the tradition of the great sea of knowledge or learning which remained for ages where now stretches the Shamo or Gobi Desert (SD 2:502). The Tibetans call him rgyal be rinpoche (precious victor) or often simply Kun-dun (the Presence). Popularly believed to be an incarnation of Chenresi (Avalokitesvara), he is regarded as the temporal ruler of Tibet.

Dasa-bhumi: Sanskrit for ten stages. In Buddhist terminology, the ten stages of the spiritual development of a Bodhisattva (q.v.) toward Buddhahood. Each school of Buddhism has its own dasa-bhumi, but the most widely accepted set in Mahayana Buddhism is that set forth in the Dasa-bhumi Sastra, viz.: (1) The Stage of Joy, in which the Bodhisattva develops his holy nature and discards wrong views; (2) the Stage of Purity, in which he attains the Perfection of Morality; (3) the Stage of Illumination, in which he attains the Perfection of Patience or Humility, and also the deepest introspective insight; (4) the Stage of Flaming Wisdom, in which he achieves the Perfection of Meditation and realizes the harmony of the Worldly Truth and the Supreme Truth; (5) the Stage of Presence, in which he achieves the Perfection of Wisdom; (7) the Stage of Far-going, in which he attains the Perfection of Expediency by going afar and to save all beings; (8) the Stage of Immovability, in which he attains the Perfection of Vow and realizes the principle that all specific characters of elements (dharmas) are unreal; (9) the Stage of Good Wisdom, in which he achieves the Perfection of Effort, attains the Ten Holy Powers, and preaches both to the redeemable and the unredeemable; (10) the Stage of the Cloud of the Law, in which he attains mastery of Perfect Knowledge and preaches the Law to save all creatures, “like the cloud drops rain over all.”

default ::: n. --> A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor&

Deus Non Fecit Mortem (Latin) “God made not death”; from The Wisdom of Solomon (Apocrypha), which in the English runs: “Seek not death in the error of you life: and pull not upon yourself destruction with the works of your hands. For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For he created all things, that they might have their being. . . . But ungodly men with their works called it unto them” (1:12-16).

Devasena (Sanskrit) Devasena A Buddhist arhat; the feminine, Devasenā, is a host of spiritual or celestial beings, and a name given to Vach as an aspect of Sarasvati, goddess of occult wisdom.

Dhyani-bodhisattva (Sanskrit) Dhyāni-bodhisattva [from the verbal root dhyai to meditate, contemplate + bodhisattva he whose essence is bodhi (wisdom)] A bodhisattva of meditation or contemplation; the sixth in the descending series of the Hierarchy of Compassion, the mind-born sons of the dhyani-buddhas.

disproportionate ::: a. --> Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a work disproportionate means.

divine gnosis ::: the highest form of gnosis, the "invincible Gnosis of the Divine", also called (from 29 October 1927 onwards) supermind gnosis or supermind, "the secret Wisdom which upholds both our Knowledge and our Ignorance" and "which creates, governs and upholds the worlds". divine h hasya

divya chakshuh. ::: the heavenly eye; divine eye; wisdom

Dracontia Temples dedicated to the Dragon, emblem of the sun, of life, wisdom, and cycles. Once they covered the globe; all that remains are those colossal upreared monoliths, or combinations of monoliths, seen at Stonehenge, Carnac, and other places. The Serpent Mounds, such as those in Ohio, symbolize the same thing. Besides being mute historic witnesses of a knowledge of the mysteries of the cosmic or mundane serpent, these temples were used as means of divination by the priests who understood their secrets.

Dragon [from Greek drakon, serpent, the watchful] Known to scholarship as a mythical monster, a huge lizard, winged, scaly, fire-breathing, doubtless originating in the memory of an actual prehistoric animal. Dragon is often synonymous with serpent. The dragon and serpent, whether high or low, are types of various events in cosmic or world history, or of various terrestrial or human qualities, for either one can at different times signify spiritual immortality, wisdom, reimbodiment, or regeneration. In the triad of sun, moon, and serpent or cross, it denotes the manifested Logos, and hence is often said to be seven-headed. As such it is in conflict with the sun, and sometimes with the moon; but this conflict is merely the duality of contrary forces essential to cosmic stability. The dragon itself is often dual, and it may be paired with the serpent, as with Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon, the good and evil serpents, seen in the caduceus. Again the dragon is two-poled as having a head and a tail, Rahu and Ketu in India, commonly described as being the moon’s north and south nodes, the moon thus being a triple symbol in which a unity conflicts with a duality.

Dragon of Wisdom Commonly an adept, one of the wise; also popularly a skilled magician — whether of the right or left path. Referring to the earliest stages of cosmogony, dragon is a term often used for the sun in its various cosmologic functions, also for the One or Logos. An important significance of the phrase is that the real initiator of humanity, or of the individual neophyte, is the person’s own higher ego.

Drishti (Sanskrit) Dṛṣṭi [from the verbal root dṛṣ to see, behold with the mind’s eye] Seeing, the faculty of sight; also the mind’s eye, hence wisdom, intelligence. In Buddhism, not only a theory, doctrine, or visioning, but by contrast a wrong philosophical view of things.

Druids Members of a priestly hierarchy among the ancient Celts of Britain, Gaul, and Ireland, composed of the three Orders of Druids, Bards, and Ovates. According to the Gaulish reports mentioned by Julius Caesar, Druidism was founded in Britain, which remained in his time its headquarters, candidates for the priesthood being sent to that island from Gaul for their training. The Welsh tradition confirms this, stating the The Wisdom had always existed; that in remote times it was known simply as Gwyddoniaeth (science) and its teachers as the Gwyddoniaid (sing., Gwyddon); that knowledge of it had declined until at some unknown period a wiseman named Tydain Tad Awen arose and taught it to his three disciples, Plenydd, Gwron, and Alawn, who in their turn taught it to the race of the Cymry. From that time forth it was known as Derwyddoniaeth or Druidism, “the wisdom taught in oak groves.”

Dynasties Among ancient peoples almost worldwide there have always been two types of dynastic government, the divine and the human. Ancient religious philosophy taught that government should try to follow the pattern set in the heavens or in the hierarchies of nature; and it was upon this fact that arose the early teaching of what became later known as the divine right of kings. In fact, early human history taught of the former existence of dynasties which ruled the various peoples of earth by the right of spiritual wisdom and knowledge, first through demigods, then heroes, and finally before the system passed into the merely human dynasties as we now know them, the dynasties of initiate-kings.

Dzyan (Senzar) Closely similar to the Tibetan dzin (learning, knowledge). Although Blavatsky states that dzyan is “a corruption of the Sanskrit Dhyan and Jnana . . . Wisdom, divine knowledge” (TG 107), there is also a Chinese equivalent dan or jan-na, which in “modern Chinese and Tibetan phonetics ch’an, is the general term for the esoteric schools, and their literature. In the old books, the word Janna is defined as ‘to reform one’s self by meditation and knowledge,’ a second inner birth. Hence Dzan, Djan phonetically, the ‘Book of Dzyan’ ” (SD 1:xx). This term then is connected directly with the ancient mystery-language called Senzar, with Tibetan and Chinese mystical Buddhism mostly of the Mahayana schools, and thirdly with the Sanskrit dhyana of which indeed it was probably originally a corruption.

Dzyu (Senzar) Real knowledge; “the one real (magical) knowledge, or Occult Wisdom; which, dealing with eternal truths and primal causes, becomes almost omnipotence when applied in the right direction. Its antithesis is Dzyu-mi, that which deals with illusions and false appearances only, as in our exoteric modern sciences. . . . Dzyu is the expression of the collective Wisdom of the Dhyani-Buddhas” (SD 1:108).

Ea: In Babylonian and Assyrian mythology, the god of waters and of wisdom, crafts and learning, especially of the magical arts; the third member of the Babylonian triad of gods (Anu, Enlil, Ea).

Ea is figured as a man covered with the body of a fish, thus resembling Oannes and Dagon. Marodach and Marduk are also aspects of this same deity. His consort is Damkina (lady of that which is below) or Damgal-nunna (great lady of the waters). Ea is called the god of wisdom, and one of his titles, the Sublime Fish, points directly to his cosmic aspect as the ever-living spirit of and bearer of consciousness in the spatial deeps. “The waters are a symbol of wisdom and of occult learning. Hermes represented the sacred Science under the symbol of fire; the Northern Initiates, under that of water” (SD 2:495n).

East [from Old English est; cf Latin aurora, Greek auos dawn] One of the four quarters of the globe, different quarters being considered sacred in archaic religio-philosophy, sometimes said to be the place whence wisdom comes: there are the wise men from the East, the star in the East; Christian churches are orientated with the altar to the east. It is the place of the rising sun, and that part of the celestial equator which the ecliptic intersects at the spring equinox. Hence, as European symbology goes back to a time when the equinox was in Taurus, its corresponding figure among the four sacred animals is the bull.

Eclectic [from Greek eklektikos selective, picking out] Applied to systems of philosophy or religion which cull the best from a variety of systems, with the view of thus arriving at essentials. It was applied to the School of Ammonius Saccas and other Alexandrian philosophers, implying that they picked out what was best in all faiths in order to make a new system, doing so because they knew that all the major systems of human religion and philosophy fundamentally derive from a common wisdom-religion of remote antiquity, and therefore that each such system contains at least some elements of truth. Hence they were teaching the wisdom-religion through synthesizing, and by illustrating it from various faiths. The word is also applied to other matters, e.g. schools of painting.

Edda(s) (Icelandic) [from edda great grandmother] Matrix of the mythic wisdom of the ancient Norse peoples, the Edda consists of two main parts: the poetic or Elder Edda, which was written down by Saemund the Wise in Iceland after the ancient oral traditions of the skalds, about 1000 AD, a version known as the Codex Regius.

Egg-born The earlier divisions of the third root-race, which produced their offspring from eggs — a method which may still be said to exist in humans today, as well as among the animals. This race and its method of reproduction was the logical outcome of the so-called “sweat-born” of the later second and earliest third root-race. The human race from its beginnings on globe D passed through different modes of reproduction which again depended upon the physiological characteristics of the various phases through which humanity progressed from ethereal through astral into physical types. At first humanity was sexless and then, through various phases of seeding, budding, and egg-bearing, became androgynous, its offspring as time passed appearing with one or the other sex predominating, and finally during the latter third root-race appeared distinct males and females from birth as at present. The higher intellectual dhyanis (manasas, sons of wisdom) would not incarnate in the earliest forms, nor even in the bodies of the early egg-born. The first half of the egg-born race was therefore mortal in its lower or personal aspects, there being as yet no personal ego to survive; the inner monadic fires were there, but with no proper vehicle into which to pour their flames. The second half became intellectually immortal at will and spiritually immortal by reason of the development and incarnation of the fifth or manas principle through the agency of the informing manasas. In the days of Lemuria, the middle and later third root-race, the egg-born are to be referred not only to the physiological processes of reproduction then current, but to the seven dhyani-chohanic classes who incarnated in the “seven Elect” of the third root-race. See also ROOT-RACE, THIRD

Elder brother: A member of the Great White Lodge (q.v.), a high initiate in occultism and esoteric sciences whose efforts and diligence have made him attain a higher degree of spiritual evolution than the ordinary student of occultism. Referred to in occult literature also as Adept, Great Initiate, Master, Master Occultist, Master of Wisdom, or Rishi.

Enki: The Sumerian god of the earth, sweet waters, wisdom and profundity of mind. He was sometimes identified with Ea.

Ennoia (Greek) [from en + nous mind, as contrasted with the object or act without] The divine mind spoken of by Simon Magus as coequal with the supreme (the Father), and as being the mother of all the archangels and angels (aeons or emanations). Ennoia had descended through the lower worlds and finally become imprisoned in gross matter, where she was subjected to abuse; but the Father manifests himself as the Son and rescues Ennoia to reinstate her on her original throne. Simon used the first person in giving out this teaching, and in the same symbolic way called Ennoia his wife Helena, and speaks of her degradation as prostitution; this has been the occasion of misunderstanding on the part of scholars, ancient and modern. Ennoia is paired with Ophis (the serpent of divine wisdom) to constitute the creative Logos.

Eridu One of the oldest seats of religious culture in ancient Babylonia, located a few miles SSW of Ur in Chaldea, and mentioned in ancient records as the city of the deep. In it was a temple of Ea, god of the sea and of wisdom. Rediscovered in 1854, it is now about 120 miles from the Persian Gulf, though spoken of in old records as being on the shore; calculations based on the rate of alluvial deposition places its date in the seventh millennium BC. Sayce, by comparing the Akkadian calendar with the present position of the vernal equinox, gives a date going back to 4700 BC.

Ethical judgments fall, roughly, into tw o classes, (a) judgments of value, i.e. judgments as to the goodness or badness, desirability or undesirability of certain objects, ends, experiences, dispositions, or states of affairs, e.g. "Knowledge is good," (b) judgments of obligation, i.e. judgments as to the obligatoriness, rightness or wrongness, wisdom or foolishness of various courses of action and kinds of conduct, judgments enjoining, recommending or condemning certain lines of conduct. Thus there are two pnrts of ethics, the theory of value or axiology. which is concerned with judgments of value, extrinsic or intrinsic, moral or non-moral, the theory of obligation or deontology, which is concerned with judgments of obligation. In either of these parts of ethics one mav take either of the above approaches -- in the theory of value one may be interested either in anilvzing and explaining (psychologically or sociologically) our various judgments of value or in establishing or recommending certain things as good or as ends, and in the theory of obligation one may be interested either in analyzing and explaining our various judgments of obligation or in setting forth certain courses of action as right, wise, etc.

Ethical rule: See Rule. Ethics: (Gr. ta ethika, from ethos) Ethics (also referred to as moral philosophy) is that study or discipline which concerns itself with judgments of approval and disapproval, judgments as to the rightness or wrongness, goodness or badness, virtue or vice, desirability or wisdom of actions, dispositions, ends, objects, or states of affairs. There are two main directions which this study may take. It may concern itself with a psychological or sociological analysis and explanation of our ethical judgments, showing what our approvals and disapprovals consist in and why we approve or disapprove what we do. Or it may concern itself with establishing or recommending certain courses of action, ends, or ways of life as to be taken or pursued, either as right or as good or as virtuous or as wise, as over against others which are wrong, bad, vicious, or foolish. Here the interest is more in action than in approval, and more in the guidance of action than in its explanation, the purpose being to find or set up some ideal or standard of conduct or character, some good or end or summum bonum, some ethical criterion or first principle. In many philosophers these two approaches are combined. The first is dominant or nearly so in the ethics of Hume, Schopenhauer, the evolutionists, Westermarck, and of M. Schlick and other recent positivists, while the latter is dominant in the ethics of most other moralists.

Ethics: That study or discipline which concerns itself with judgments of approval and disapproval, judgments as to the rightness or wrongness, goodness or badness, virtue or vice, desirability or wisdom of actions, dispositions, ends, objects, or states of affairs.

Ethics ::: The theosophical teachings are essentially and wholly ethical. It is impossible to understand the sublimewisdom of the gods, the archaic wisdom-religion of the ancients, without the keenest realization of thefact that ethics run like golden threads throughout the entire system or fabric of doctrine and thought ofthe esoteric philosophy. Genuine occultism, divorced from ethics, is simply unthinkable becauseimpossible. There is no genuine occultism which does not include the loftiest ethics that the moral senseof mankind can comprehend, and one cannot weigh with too strong an emphasis upon this great fact.Ethics in the theosophical philosophy are not merely the products of human thought existing as aformulation of conventional rules proper for human conduct. They are founded on the very structure andcharacter of the universe itself. The heart of the universe is wisdom-love, and these are intrinsicallyethical, for there can be no wisdom without ethics, nor can love be without ethics, nor can there be ethicsdeprived of either love or wisdom.The philosophic reason why the ancients set so much store by what was commonly known as virtusamong the Latins, from which we have our modern word "virtue," is because by means of the teachingoriginating in the great Mystery schools, they knew that virtues, ethics, were the offspring of the moralinstinct in human beings, who derived them in their turn from the heart of the universe -- from thekosmic harmony. It is high time that the Occidental world should cast forever into the limbo of explodedsuperstitions the idea that ethics is merely conventional morality, a convenience invented by man tosmooth the asperities and dangers of human intercourse.Of course every scholar knows that the words morals and ethics come from the Latin and Greekrespectively, as signifying the customs or habits which it is proper to follow in civilized communities.But this fact itself, which is unquestionable, is in a sense disgraceful, for it would almost seem that wehad not yet brought forth a word adequately describing the instinct for right and truth and troth andjustice and honor and wisdom and love which we today so feebly express by the words ethics or morals."Theosophist is who Theosophy does," wrote H. P. Blavatsky, and wiser and nobler words she neverwrote. No one can be a theosophist who does not feel ethic-ally and think ethically and live ethically inthe real sense that is hereinbefore described. (See also Morals)

Evolution ::: As the word is used in theosophy it means the "unwrapping," "unfolding," "rolling out" of latent powersand faculties native to and inherent in the entity itself, its own essential characteristics, or more generallyspeaking, the powers and faculties of its own character: the Sanskrit word for this last conception issvabhava. Evolution, therefore, does not mean merely that brick is added to brick, or experience merelytopped by another experience, or that variation is superadded on other variations -- not at all; for thiswould make of man and of other entities mere aggregates of incoherent and unwelded parts, without anessential unity or indeed any unifying principle.In theosophy evolution means that man has in him (as indeed have all other evolving entities) everythingthat the cosmos has because he is an inseparable part of it. He is its child; one cannot separate man fromthe universe. Everything that is in the universe is in him, latent or active, and evolution is the bringingforth of what is within; and, furthermore, what we call the surrounding milieu, circumstances -- nature, touse the popular word -- is merely the field of action on and in which these inherent qualities function,upon which they act and from which they receive the corresponding reaction, which action and reactioninvariably become a stimulus or spur to further manifestations of energy on the part of the evolvingentity.There are no limits in any direction where evolution can be said to begin, or where we can conceive of itas ending; for evolution in the theosophical conception is but the process followed by the centers ofconsciousness or monads as they pass from eternity to eternity, so to say, in a beginningless and endlesscourse of unceasing growth.Growth is the key to the real meaning of the theosophical teaching of evolution, for growth is but theexpression in detail of the general process of the unfolding of faculty and organ, which the usual wordevolution includes. The only difference between evolution and growth is that the former is a generalterm, and the latter is a specific and particular phase of this procedure of nature.Evolution is one of the oldest concepts and teachings of the archaic wisdom, although in ancient days theconcept was usually expressed by the word emanation. There is indeed a distinction, and an importantone, to be drawn between these two words, but it is a distinction arising rather in viewpoint than in anyactual fundamental difference. Emanation is a distinctly more accurate and descriptive word fortheosophists to use than evolution is, but unfortunately emanation is so ill-understood in the Occident,that perforce the accepted term is used to describe the process of interior growth expanding into andmanifesting itself in the varying phases of the developing entity. Theosophists, therefore, are, strictlyspeaking, rather emanationists than evolutionists; and from this remark it becomes immediately obviousthat the theosophist is not a Darwinist, although admitting that in certain secondary or tertiary senses anddetails there is a modicum of truth in Charles Darwin's theory adopted and adapted from the FrenchmanLamarck. The key to the meaning of evolution, therefore, in theosophy is the following: the core of everyorganic entity is a divine monad or spirit, expressing its faculties and powers through the ages in variousvehicles which change by improving as the ages pass. These vehicles are not physical bodies alone, butalso the interior sheaths of consciousness which together form man's entire constitution extending fromthe divine monad through the intermediate ranges of consciousness to the physical body. The evolvingentity can become or show itself to be only what it already essentially is in itself -- therefore evolution isa bringing out or unfolding of what already preexists, active or latent, within. (See also Involution)

Evolution is an ancient and cardinal tenet of the archaic wisdom and was formerly called emanation. In mankind, three distinct, principal lines of evolution take place and converge; the spiritual, the mental or manasic, and the astral-vital-physical. The manasic factor is derived from the perfected humanity of a previous manvantara, whose entrance into the human stock of the third root-race brought about the union of the heavenly and the terrestrial so as to make a complete self-conscious being who thereafter mirrors every plane in nature. In humankind, the divine monad, a spark of the universal spirit, emanates from itself its first vehicle, and thus is formed the spiritual monad, atma-buddhi. This monad, emanating from itself in its turn another vehicle, becomes the higher human soul or reimbodying ego; and the emanational process is continued throughout the human constitution by the formation of the astral-vital soul which in its turn emanates or oozes forth the physical body.

Exoteric [from Greek exoterikos pertaining to the outer] Applied to teachings given to the public or to nonprepared candidates in the Mysteries or schools of philosophy. It applies to all the various great religions of the past insofar as their popular or public teaching is concerned. Thus exoteric does not mean false or untrue, but simply that form of the inner wisdom which was so clothed as to hide much of the inner truth; but nevertheless, despite that cloak, contained it in hidden and secret sense.

experience ::: 1. Knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone. 2. Philos. The totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered. **world-experience.

experience ::: n. --> Trial, as a test or experiment.
The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.
An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal

’Eyn Soph (Hebrew) ’Ēin Sōf Also Ain Soph, Ayn Soph, Eyn Suph, Ein Soph, etc. No-thing, the negatively existent one, or the no-thing of space corresponding closely in some respects to the mystical sunyata of Mahayana Buddhism. Used in the Qabbalah for that which is above Kether or Macroprosopus, i.e., no-thing. “It is so named because we do not know, and it is impossible to know, that which there is in this Principle, because it never descends as far as our ignorance and because it is above Wisdom itself” (Zohar iii, 288b).

faith ::: a dynamic intuitive conviction in the inner being of the truth of supersensible things which cannot be proved by any physical evidence but which are a subject of experience; the soul's witness to something not yet manifested, achieved or realised, but which yet the Knower within us feels to be true or supremely worth following or achieving; the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love, and grace.

Feminine principle; female force: In esoteric philosophy, the passive, negative or receptive aspect of the cosmic order, force or of the deity. Matter, wisdom, form are usually conceived of as feminine and are represented by goddesses in the pantheons of the polytheistic religions.

Fifty Gates of Wisdom. See GATES OF WISDOM

  “First it [the light of the Logos] is the life, or the Mahachaitanyam of the cosmos; that is one aspect of it; secondly, it is force, and in this aspect it is the Fohat of the Buddhist philosophy; lastly, it is wisdom, in the sense that it is the Chichakti [Chichchakti] of the Hindu philosophers. All these three aspects are . . . combined in our conception of the Gayatri” (N on BG 90).

Flaming Wisdom, Stage of: See: Dasa-bhumi.

fool ::: n. --> A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; -- commonly called gooseberry fool.
One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.
A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked

footstep ::: n. --> The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom.
An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

"For it is only the few who can make the past Teacher and his teaching, the past Incarnation and his example and influence a living force in their lives. For this need also the Hindu discipline provides in the relation of the Guru and the disciple. The Guru may sometimes be the Incarnation or World-Teacher; but it is sufficient that he should represent to the disciple the divine wisdom, convey to him something of the divine ideal or make him feel the realised relation of the human soul with the Eternal.” The Synthesis of Yoga*

“For it is only the few who can make the past Teacher and his teaching, the past Incarnation and his example and influence a living force in their lives. For this need also the Hindu discipline provides in the relation of the Guru and the disciple. The Guru may sometimes be the Incarnation or World-Teacher; but it is sufficient that he should represent to the disciple the divine wisdom, convey to him something of the divine ideal or make him feel the realised relation of the human soul with the Eternal.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Formally: (in Scholasticism) Is sometimes trtken for mentally, i.e. according to the formalities which we distinguish by the mind alone. When formally is so understood, it has as its correlative really. Thus the omnipotence and the wisdom of God are not really but formally distinct.

Further, the asuras “are the sons of the primeval Creative Breath at the beginning of every new Maha Kalpa, or Manvantara; in the same rank as the Angels who had remained ‘faithful.’ These were the allies of Soma (the parent of the Esoteric Wisdom) as against Brihaspati (representing ritualistic or ceremonial worship). Evidently they have been degraded in Space and Time into opposing powers or demons by the ceremonialists, on account of their rebellion against hypocrisy, sham-worship, and the dead-letter form” (SD 2:500).

ganesa ::: n. --> The Hindoo god of wisdom or prudence.

Ganesa (Sanskrit) Gaṇeśa The Hindu god of wisdom, son of Siva, who lost his human head which was replaced by that of an elephant. As he who removes obstacles, he is invoked at the commencement of any important undertaking, likewise at the beginning of books. In some respects he is thus equivalent to the Egyptian Thoth or Thoth-Hermes, the scribe of the gods. Ganesa is the chief or head of multitudes of subordinate spiritual entities — a necessity if as the god of wisdom he accomplishes his cosmic labors through subordinate hierarchies of intelligent and semi-intelligent beings, acting as their director or guide in forming and guiding nature.

Ganesha: The elephant-headed divinity of Shivaism. Ganesha, son of Shiva, is the god of good luck, prosperity and wisdom, and the remover of obstacles.


Gates of Wisdom Qabbalistic term meaning, among other things, that a candidate for occult wisdom must pass through successive gates in order to attain the highest knowledge possible to human beings. A common figure of speech in the ancient world, e.g., Egypt. In the Qabbalah fifty gates are enumerated, but

Gibborim (Hebrew) Gibbōrīm [plural of geber mighty man from gābar to be strong] Generally refers to the antediluvian giants or Atlanteans, the fourth root-race of mankind. In the fifth root-race they became known as the kabiri — the early mighty men of wisdom (SD 2:273). See also GEBER

gnosis ::: n. --> The deeper wisdom; knowledge of spiritual truth, such as was claimed by the Gnostics.

Gnostics Various schools — agreeing in fundamentals, differing in details according to their teachers — which inculcated gnosis (divine wisdom); they preceded or coincided with the early centuries of Christianity, and were grouped about Alexandria, Antioch, and other large centers of the Jewish-Hellenic-Syrian culture. The teachers include Philo Judaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Simon Magus and his pupil Menander, Saturninus, Basilides, Valentinus, Marcion, Celsus, and others. Their teachings in many respects were those of the ancient wisdom, derived from contact with the still extant sources in Egypt, India, Persia, and elsewhere.

Gods ::: The old pantheons were builded upon an ancient and esoteric wisdom which taught, under the guise of apublic mythology, profound secrets of the structure and operations of the universe which surrounds us.The entire human race has believed in gods, has believed in beings superior to men; the ancients all saidthat men are the "children" of these gods, and that from these superior beings, existent in the azurespaces, men draw all that in them is; and, furthermore, that men themselves, as children of the gods, arein their inmost essence divine beings linked forever with the boundless universe of which each humanbeing, just as is the case with every other entity everywhere, is an inseparable part. This is a truly sublimeconception.One should not think of human forms when the theosophist speaks of the gods; we mean the arupa -- the"formless" -- entities, beings of pure intelligence and understanding, relatively pure essences, relativelypure spirits, formless as we physical humans conceive form. The gods are the higher inhabitants ofnature. They are intrinsic portions of nature itself, for they are its informing principles. They are as muchsubject to the wills and energies of still higher beings -- call these wills and energies the "laws" of higherbeings, if you will -- as we are, and as are the kingdoms of nature below us.The ancients put realities, living beings, in the place of laws which, as Occidentals use the term, are onlyabstractions -- an expression for the action of entities in nature; the ancients did not cheat themselves soeasily with words. They called them gods, spiritual entities. Not one single great thinker of the ancients,until the Christian era, ever talked about laws of nature, as if these laws were living entities, as if theseabstractions were actual entities which did things. Did the laws of navigation ever navigate a ship? Doesthe law of gravity pull the planets together? Does it unite or pull the atoms together? This word laws issimply a mental abstraction signifying unerring action of conscious and semi-conscious energies innature.

God-wisdom. See THEOSOPHY

Gokard (Pahlavi) Gōkard. Also Geokar, Gaekarena. In the Bundahish the white haoma or Tree of Life which guards the tree of all seeds (Harawispa tohma). This tree of all germs was given forth and grew up in the Farakhkard (unbounded) ocean from which the germs of species of plants ever increased. And near it, the Gokard tree was produced for keeping away deformed decrepitude, and the full perfection of the world arose from this (Bundahis 9:5-6). It is described as a luxuriant tree in whose branches a serpent dwells. “But while the Macrocosmic tree is the Serpent of Eternity and of absolute Wisdom itself, those who dwell in the Microcosmic tree are the Serpents of the manifested Wisdom. One is the One and All; the others are its reflected parts. The ‘tree’ is man himself, of course, and the Serpents dwelling in each, the conscious Manas, the connecting link between Spirit and Matter, heaven and earth” (SD 2:98). See also HAOMA

golden Sphinx ::: Sri Aurobindo: "…the luminous veiled Sphinx of the infinite Consciousness and eternal Wisdom.” The Life Divine

Good Wisdom, Stage of: See: Dasa-bhumi.

Gorgon (Greek) In Greek mythology, three sisters with wings, brazen claws, enormous teeth, and serpents instead of hair on their heads. The one usually meant is the mortal Medusa, once a beautiful maiden turned into a gorgon by the gods. She was overcome by Perseus who avoided her fatal glance, which would have turned him to stone, by using a mirror. Pegasus, the winged horse, sprang from her severed neck. Evidently the gorgons represent one of the powers which rule the lower realms of nature which have to be overcome by the aspirant to wisdom in the initiatory trials.

Gorsedd (Welsh) A throne, seat, chair; an assembly of the Bards; now, the Assembly of Bards that directs the National Eisteddfod. According to Barddas, a Gorsedd might be held four times a year at the solstices and equinoxes. According to Iolo Morganwg, there were three Gorseddan [Gorseddau] of old, of which two became public and lost the secret wisdom; but the third, the Gorsedd of Morganwg (Glamorgan) disappeared from public view in early times and became an esoteric body (celddysgol — secret teaching), preserving the wisdom of the Druids.

gothamist ::: n. --> A wiseacre; a person deficient in wisdom; -- so called from Gotham, in Nottinghamshire, England, noted for some pleasant blunders.

Gotra-Bhu-Jnana (Sanskrit) Gotra-bhū-jñāna [from gotra race, family + bhū earth + jñāna knowledge, wisdom] Wisdom of the races of the earth.

Great Chain of Being ::: Traditionally refers to the central claim of premodern wisdom traditions: that reality consists of a great hierarchy of knowing and being which can be summarized as matter to body to mind to soul to spirit, and at which any level human beings can operate. In Integral Theory, the Great Chain is not accepted as pregiven, but is considered the product of evolutionary unfolding.

Guardian Angel Christian term for the various classes of dhyanis which guard the worlds, races, nations, and mankind pertaining to them. The five middle human principles are the essence of the sixfold dhyani-chohans and of the pitris. Equivalents are daimones, genii, theoi, devas, gods, Paracelsus’ flagae, etc. The personal quality that pervades so much of Christianity represents them as special to each individual, which is true enough in a sense; and they may be anything from a ray of divine light from the core of our being, to the kind of karmic heirloom designated as one’s lucky star. As a matter of fact, there is for each human individual an ever watching, forever guiding and stimulating spiritual power within himself, his own spiritual ego which, when allowed by the brain-mind, infills the individual with its strength, wisdom, and peace.

Guhya-vidya (Sanskrit) Guhyavidyā [from guhya secret from the verbal root guh to conceal, keep secret + vidyā knowledge, wisdom.] Secret knowledge, esoteric wisdom; in India, especially, the esoteric knowledge and science of the mantras and their true rhythm in chanting. Equivalent in grammatical meaning to gupta-vidya.

Gullveig (thirst for gold, wisdom) was transfixed on it and burned, “thrice burned and thrice reborn, again and again, yet still she lives.” It was then that Odin hurled his spear into the throng of gods, thus instigating the war in heaven which caused the aesir (active gods) to be ousted from Asgard, leaving the vanir in possession of their heavenly abode. The vanir are “water gods”: cosmic deities having reference to the mystic void, the waters of space. The vanir do not participate directly in our system of worlds, whereas the aesir are the creative powers in our universe and dwell in its globes, seen and unseen.

Gupta-vidya (Sanskrit) Gupta-vidyā [from gupta from the verbal root gup to conceal, preserve + vidyā knowledge, wisdom] Secret knowledge, secret wisdom; the source of all religions and philosophies known to the world: theosophy, the ancient wisdom-religion, the esoteric philosophy. See also THEOSOPHY

Guru-parampara(Sanskrit) ::: This is a compound formed of guru, meaning "teacher," and a subordinate compoundparam-para, the latter compound meaning "a row or uninterrupted series or succession." Henceguru-parampara signifies an uninterrupted series or succession of teachers. Every Mystery school oresoteric college of ancient times had its regular and uninterrupted series or succession of teachersucceeding teacher, each one passing on to his successor the mystical authority and headship he himselfhad received from his predecessor.Like everything else of an esoteric character in the ancient world, the guru-parampara or succession ofteachers faithfully copied what actually exists or takes place in nature herself, where a hierarchy with itssummit or head is immediately linked on to a superior hierarchy as well as to an inferior one; and it is inthis manner that the mystical circulations of the kosmos, and the transmission of life or vital currentsthroughout the fabric or web of being is assured.From this ancient fact and teaching of the Mystery schools came the greatly distorted ApostolicSuccession of the Christian Church, a pale and feeble reflection in merely ecclesiastical government of afundamental spiritual and mystical reality. The great Brotherhood of the sages and seers of the world,which in fact is the association of the Masters of Wisdom and Compassion headed by the Maha-chohan,is the purest and most absolute form or example of the guru-parampara existing on our earth today. (Seealso Hermetic Chain)

Guru(Sanskrit) ::: Sometimes gurudeva, "master divine." The word used in the old Sanskrit scriptures forteacher, preceptor. According to the beautiful teachings of the ancient wisdom, the guru acts as themidwife bringing to birth, helping to bring into the active life of the chela, the spiritual and intellectualparts of the disciple -- the soul of the man. Thus the relationship between teacher and disciple is anextremely sacred one, because it is a tie which binds closely heart to heart, mind to mind. The idea is,again, that the latent spiritual potencies in the mind and heart of the learner shall receive such assistancein their development as the teacher can karmically give; but it does not mean that the teacher shall do thework that the disciple himself or herself must do. The learner or disciple must tread his own path, and theteacher cannot tread it for him. The teacher points the way, guides and aids, and the disciple follows thepath.

Gyan (Persian) Also Gian-ben-Gian, Gyan-ben-Gian. According to the Persian legend, Gyan was king of the peris or sylphs. He had a wonderful shield which served as a protection against evil or black magic — the sorcery of the devs. Blavatsky remarks that Gyan might be spelled Gnan (which corresponds to the Sanskrit jnana), meaning true or occult wisdom. His shield, “produced on the principles of astrology, destroyed charms, enchantments, and bad spells, could not prevail against Iblis, who was an agent of Fate (or Karma)” (SD 2:394).

Hamsa, Hansa (Sanskrit) Haṃsa The mystic swan or goose; representing divine wisdom beyond the reach of men. Exoterically, a fabulous bird which, when given milk mixed with water, drank only the milk and left the water, milk standing for spirit and water for matter. Anagrammatically, hamsa

Hanuman or Hanumat (Sanskrit) Hanumān, Hanumat Monkey-god of the Ramayana. The son of Pavana, god of the winds, or spirit, Hanuman is fabled to have assumed any form at will, wielded rocks, removed mountains, mounted the air, seized the clouds, and to have rivaled Garuda in swiftness of flight. According to the epic, Hanuman and his host of semi-human monkey-beings became the allies of Rama, the avatara of Vishnu, in his war with the Rakshasa-king of Lanka, Ravana, who had carried off Rama’s wife, the beautiful Sita. As advisor to Rama and leader of his army, Hanuman showed unparalleled audacity, wit, and wisdom, thereby accomplishing great feats.

He is often identified with Mercury, the divine healer or cosmic serpent, represented by the caduceus of Mercury; and in some of his functions he is the same as Ptah in Egypt, creative intellect or wisdom, and as Apollo, Baal, Adonis, and Hercules (SD 2:208; 1:353). Also called the serpent and the savior: “Esculapius, Serapis, Pluto, Knoum, and Kneph, are all deities with the attributes of the serpent. Says Dupuis, ‘They are all healers, givers of health, spiritual and physical, and of enlightenment’ ” (SD 2:26). Thus Aesculapius is mystically the divine healer or healing power, the ray of divine wisdom emanating from the spiritual sun in man.

Hence in its widest sense Scholasticism embraces all the intellectual activities, artistic, philosophical and theological, carried on in the medieval schools. Any attempt to define its narrower meaning in the field of philosophy raises serious difficulties, for in this case, though the term's comprehension is lessened, it still has to cover many centuries of many-faced thought. However, it is still possible to list several characteristics sufficient to differentiate Scholastic from non-Scholastic philosophy. While ancient philosophy was the philosophy of a people and modern thought that of individuals, Scholasticism was the philosophy of a Christian society which transcended the characteristics of individuals, nations and peoples. It was the corporate product of social thought, and as such its reasoning respected authority in the forms of tradition and revealed religion. Tradition consisted primarily in the systems of Plato and Aristotle as sifted, adapted and absorbed through many centuries. It was natural that religion, which played a paramount role in the culture of the middle ages, should bring influence to bear on the medieval, rational view of life. Revelation was held to be at once a norm and an aid to reason. Since the philosophers of the period were primarily scientific theologians, their rational interests were dominated by religious preoccupations. Hence, while in general they preserved the formal distinctions between reason and faith, and maintained the relatively autonomous character of philosophy, the choice of problems and the resources of science were controlled by theology. The most constant characteristic of Scholasticism was its method. This was formed naturally by a series of historical circumstances,   The need of a medium of communication, of a consistent body of technical language tooled to convey the recently revealed meanings of religion, God, man and the material universe led the early Christian thinkers to adopt the means most viable, most widely extant, and nearest at hand, viz. Greek scientific terminology. This, at first purely utilitarian, employment of Greek thought soon developed under Justin, Clement of Alexandria, Origin, and St. Augustine into the "Egyptian-spoils" theory; Greek thought and secular learning were held to be propaedeutic to Christianity on the principle: "Whatever things were rightly said among all men are the property of us Christians." (Justin, Second Apology, ch. XIII). Thus was established the first characteristic of the Scholastic method: philosophy is directly and immediately subordinate to theology.   Because of this subordinate position of philosophy and because of the sacred, exclusive and total nature of revealed wisdom, the interest of early Christian thinkers was focused much more on the form of Greek thought than on its content and, it might be added, much less of this content was absorbed by early Christian thought than is generally supposed. As practical consequences of this specialized interest there followed two important factors in the formation of Scholastic philosophy:     Greek logic en bloc was taken over by Christians;     from the beginning of the Christian era to the end of the XII century, no provision was made in Catholic centers of learning for the formal teaching of philosophy. There was a faculty to teach logic as part of the trivium and a faculty of theology.   For these two reasons, what philosophy there was during this long period of twelve centuries, was dominated first, as has been seen, by theology and, second, by logic. In this latter point is found rooted the second characteristic of the Scholastic method: its preoccupation with logic, deduction, system, and its literary form of syllogistic argumentation.   The third characteristic of the Scholastic method follows directly from the previous elements already indicated. It adds, however, a property of its own gained from the fact that philosophy during the medieval period became an important instrument of pedogogy. It existed in and for the schools. This new element coupled with the domination of logic, the tradition-mindedness and social-consciousness of the medieval Christians, produced opposition of authorities for or against a given problem and, finally, disputation, where a given doctrine is syllogistically defended against the adversaries' objections. This third element of the Scholastic method is its most original characteristic and accounts more than any other single factor for the forms of the works left us from this period. These are to be found as commentaries on single or collected texts; summae, where the method is dialectical or disputational in character.   The main sources of Greek thought are relatively few in number: all that was known of Plato was the Timaeus in the translation and commentary of Chalcidius. Augustine, the pseudo-Areopagite, and the Liber de Causis were the principal fonts of Neoplatonic literature. Parts of Aristotle's logical works (Categoriae and de Interpre.) and the Isagoge of Porphyry were known through the translations of Boethius. Not until 1128 did the Scholastics come to know the rest of Aristotle's logical works. The golden age of Scholasticism was heralded in the late XIIth century by the translations of the rest of his works (Physics, Ethics, Metaphysics, De Anima, etc.) from the Arabic by Gerard of Cremona, John of Spain, Gundisalvi, Michael Scot, and Hermann the German, from the Greek by Robert Grosseteste, William of Moerbeke, and Henry of Brabant. At the same time the Judae-Arabian speculation of Alkindi, Alfarabi, Avencebrol, Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides together with the Neoplatonic works of Proclus were made available in translation. At this same period the Scholastic attention to logic was turned to metaphysics, even psychological and ethical problems and the long-discussed question of the universals were approached from this new angle. Philosophy at last achieved a certain degree of autonomy and slowly forced the recently founded universities to accord it a separate faculty.

Heraclitus Herakleitos (535-475 BC) Greek philosopher from Ephesus, known as “the obscure” because of difficult writing style. He held that knowledge is based on sense perceptions, and wisdom consists in recognizing the intelligence that guides the universe. Everything is in constant flux, everything being resolvable into the primordial element fire after cycling through all the elements. Nature is constantly dividing and uniting itself, so that all things are at once identical and not identical. ( )

Herbs The very large number of plants used as remedial agents in medicine are the natural remedies in treating disease, divine instructors having revealed to early humanity the great boon of agriculture and the medical use of plants. Echoes of the archaic wisdom appear in Vedic writings, but few can interpret the philosophy of the one Life which functions in the elements and forces of the human body, and their related action in the plants and minerals of the body of the earth.

Hermanubis (Greek) Heru-em-Anpu (Egyptian) Ḥeru-em-Ȧnpu [Anubis in connection with Horus] The aspect of Anubis (Anpu) connected with the wisdom of the underworld, particularly in regard to its Mysteries, hence very little is known of this phase except what is mentioned mainly by Plutarch and Apuleius. In this aspect Anubis was “ ‘the revealer of the mysteries of the lower world’ — not of Hell or Hades as interpreted, but of our Earth (the lowest world of the septenary chain of worlds) — and also of the sexual mysteries. . . . The fact is that esoterically, Adam and Eve while representing the early third Root Race — those who, being still mindless, imitated the animals and degraded themselves with the latter — stand also as the dual symbol of the sexes. Hence Anubis, the Egyptian god of generation, is represented with the head of an animal, a dog or a jackal, and is also said to be the ‘Lord of the under world’ or ‘Hades’ into which he introduces the souls of the dead (the reincarnating entities), for Hades is in one sense the womb, as some of the writings of the Church Fathers fully show” (TG 139-40).

Hermes (Greek) Greek god, son of Zeus and Maia, the third person in a triad of Father-Mother-Son, hence the formative Logos or Word. He is equivalent to the Hindu Budha, the Zoroastrian Mithra, the Babylonian Nebo — son of Zarpa-Nitu (moon) and Merodach (sun) — and the Egyptian Thoth with the ibis for his emblem; also to Enoch and the Roman Mercurius, son of Coelus and Lux (heaven and light). Among his emblems are the cross, the cubical shape, the serpent, and especially his wand, the caduceus, which combines the serpent and cross. The name has been used generically for many adepts. To Hermes were attributed many functions, such as that of inspiring eloquence and healing, and he is the patron of intellectual, artistic, and productively agricultural pursuits. The nature and functions of this divinity express themselves to our mind as light, wisdom, intelligence, and quickness — especially in an intellectual sense. He was the messenger of the gods, and also the psychopomp or conductor of souls to the netherworld. In his lower aspects he is often made to serve as the inspirer of gross misuses of intelligence such as clever theft — thus illustrating that even the noblest qualities have their dark side.

Hermes: The ancient Greek god of herds, guardian of travellers, messenger of the gods, conductor of the dead to the underworld. The Romans identified him with Mercury. In Egypt, he was identified with Hermanubis, and chiefly with Thoth, the god of learning, and in the Roman imperial period he was worshipped as a revealer of divine wisdom by which men may become a new man, a Son of God.

Hermetic Chain ::: Among the ancient Greeks there existed a mystical tradition of a chain of living beings, one end of whichincluded the divinities in their various grades or stages of divine authority and activities, and the otherend of which ran downwards through inferior gods and heroes and sages to ordinary men, and to thebeings below man. Each link of this living chain of beings inspired and instructed the chain below itself,thus transmitting and communicating from link to link to the end of the marvelous living chain, love andwisdom and knowledge concerning the secrets of the universe, eventuating in mankind as the arts and thesciences necessary for human life and civilization. This was mystically called the Hermetic Chain or theGolden Chain.In the ancient Mysteries the teaching of the existence and nature of the Hermetic Chain was fullyexplained; it is a true teaching because it represents distinctly and clearly and faithfully true and actualoperations of nature. More or less faint and distorted copies of the teaching of this Hermetic Chain orGolden Chain or succession of teachers were taken over by various later formal and exoteric sects, suchas the Christian Church, wherein the doctrine was called the Apostolic Succession. In all the greatMystery schools of antiquity there was this succession of teacher following teacher, each one passing onthe light to his successor as he himself had received it from his predecessor; and as long as thistransmission of light was a reality, it worked enormous spiritual benefit among men. Therefore all suchmovements lived, flourished, and did great good in the world. These teachers were the messengers tomen from the Great Lodge of the Masters of Wisdom and Compassion. (See also Guru-parampara)

Hermetic Chain or Great Chain of Being Greek expression found even in Homer, signifying the chain of beings from divinities reaching down to inferior gods, heroes, and sages, to ordinary human beings. Each link in this aggregate of hierarchies, of which each link is itself a hierarchy, transmitted its wisdom and power to the next below it; and it is thus that knowledge was originally communicated to early mankind. See GURUPARAMPARA

  “He was a natural clairvoyant of most wonderful powers. With no education or acquaintance with science he wrote works which are now proved to be full of scientific truths; but then, as he says himself, what he wrote upon, he ‘saw it as in a great Deep in the Eternal.’ He had ‘a thorough view of the universe, as in a chaos,’ which yet ‘opened itself in him, from time to time, as in a young plant.’ He was a thorough born Mystic, and evidently of a constitution which is most rare; one of those fine natures whose material envelope impedes in no way the direct, even if only occasional, intercommunion between the intellectual and the spiritual Ego. It is this Ego which Jacob Boehme, like so many other untrained mystics, mistook for God; ‘Man must acknowledge,’ he writes, ‘that his knowledge is not his own, but from God, who manifests the Ideas of Wisdom to the Soul of Man, in what measure he pleases.’ Had this great Theosophist mastered Eastern Occultism he might have expressed it otherwise. He would have known then that the ‘god’ who spoke through his poor uncultured and untrained brain, was his own divine Ego, the omniscient Deity within himself, and that what that Deity gave out was not in ‘what measure he pleased,’ but in the measure of the capacities of the mortal and temporary dwelling IT informed” (TG 60).

Hierophant [from Greek hierophantes from hieros sacred + phainein to show] A revealer of sacred mysteries; title given to the highest adepts in the temples of antiquity, who taught and expounded the Mysteries. The attributes of a hierophant were those of Hermes or Mercury, being both expounder and mystagog or conductor of souls. In Hebrew an equivalent is found in the hierarchy of the ’elohim. Many names of man-gods refer to archaic hierophants, such as Orpheus, Enoch, etc. The hierophants of ancient Egypt handed down the sacred teachings, some of which were, however, lost by the deaths of hierophants before they had completed their message because, due to the degeneration which had come upon the West, they were unable to find appropriate pupils to receive the wisdom.

hikma :::   wisdom

Hitopadesa (Sanskrit) Hitopadeśa [from hita good, proper + upadeśa counsel, advice] Good counsel; a well-known Sanskrit collection of ethical precepts, allegories, and tales from a larger and older work called the Panchatantra, both books consisting of mingled verse and prose. The verses, mostly proverbs and maxims of practical wisdom, are supported by prose fables in which animals often play the part of human beings.

Hochmah (Hebrew) Ḥokhmāh Also transliterated as Chochmah, Hhokhmah, Chokmah, etc. Wisdom; the second Sephirah, regarded in the Qabbalah as the first emanation from the first Sephirah, Kether. Wisdom is considered as a masculine active potency, and is therefore called ’Ab, the Father, to whom Binah, the Mother and third of the Sephiroth, is united. It is the head of one of the three pillars in the Sephirothal Tree, called the Column of Benignity, Mercy, or Grace, placed on the right side. Its Divine Name is Yah (a substitute for the mystery-name Iao), whereas the Divine Name for the third Sephirah is the so-called four-lettered name or Tetragrammaton IHVH — Jehovah. Among the angelic hosts it is represented by the ’ophanim, the wheels of Ezekiel’s vision. In its human application, Hochmah is represented as infilling the skull and brain, and less accurately as corresponding to the right shoulder. “Wisdom generates all things. By means of the 32 paths, Wisdom is spread throughout the universe, it gives to everything form and measure” (Zohar iii, 290a).

Honey, Honey-dew Used by some ancient writers as a symbol for wisdom, the idea being that just as the bees (emblem of initiates) gather nectar or honey (knowledge) from the flowers (of life) and digest it into honey, so are the experiences of human life stored in the memory, and the knowledge so garnered is digested into wisdom. The priestesses of certain Greek temples were called Melissai (bees).

hot spot 1. (primarily used by {C}/{Unix} programmers, but spreading) It is received wisdom that in most programs, less than 10% of the code eats 90% of the execution time; if one were to graph instruction visits versus code addresses, one would typically see a few huge spikes amidst a lot of low-level noise. Such spikes are called "hot spots" and are good candidates for heavy optimisation or {hand-hacking}. The term is especially used of tight loops and recursions in the code's central algorithm, as opposed to (say) initial set-up costs or large but infrequent I/O operations. See {tune}, {bum}, {hand-hacking}. 2. The active location of a cursor on a bit-map display. "Put the mouse's hot spot on the "ON" widget and click the left button." 3. A screen region that is sensitive to mouse clicks, which trigger some action. {Hypertext} help screens are an example, in which a hot spot exists in the vicinity of any word for which additional material is available. 4. In a {massively parallel} computer with {shared memory}, the one location that all 10,000 processors are trying to read or write at once (perhaps because they are all doing a {busy-wait} on the same lock). 5. More generally, any place in a hardware design that turns into a performance {bottleneck} due to resource contention. 6. {wireless hotspot}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-16)

Huang Ti or Hoang Ty (Chinese) Great spirit; according to a legend, the Great Spirit’s sons fall into the Valley of Pain (our earth), by which they acquire new wisdom of the lower spheres, their leader, the Flying Dragon, having drunk of the forbidden ambrosia. They are identical with the Fallen Angels or reincarnating egos (TG 143).

humanly ::: adv. --> In a human manner; after the manner of men; according to the knowledge or wisdom of men; as, the present prospects, humanly speaking, promise a happy issue.
Kindly; humanely.

Ialdabaoth’s mother, Sophia Achamoth (wisdom of the lower four of the cosmic planes) is the daughter or manifested reflection of the Heavenly Sophia — divine wisdom, or the mahat-side of akasa. Therefore Ialdabaoth is equivalent to the Nazarene Demiourgos of the Codex Nazaraeus, which makes him identical with the Hebrew Jehovah, the creator of the physical earth and the material side of the rector of the planet Saturn. He is also identical with Tsebaoth-Adamas, “the Pthahil of the Codex Nazaraeus, the Demiurge of the Valentinian system, the Proarchose of the Barbelitae, the Great Archon of Basilides and the Elohim of Justinus, etc. Ialdabaoth (the Child of Chaos) was . . . the Chief of the Creative Forces and the representative of one of the classes of Pitris” (BCW 13:43n). In the Ophite scheme he is the first of the superior septenate.

Ida or Ila (Sanskrit) Iḍā, Iḷā Refreshment, flow; the goddess of sacred speech, similar to Vach; in the Rig-Veda called the instructress of Manu, instituting the rules for the performing of sacrifices. The Satapatha-Brahmana represents Ida as arising from a sacrifice which Manu had performed for the purpose of obtaining offspring. Although claimed by the gods Mitra and Varuna, she became the wife of Manu, giving birth to the race of manus. In the Puranas, she is daughter of Vaivasvata-Manu, wife of Budha (wisdom), and mother of Pururavas. In some accounts she is born a woman, becomes a man named Sudyumna, then rebecomes a woman before finally becoming a man again. This refers to the androgynous third root-race, as well as to the later part of the second root-race.

Immortality ::: A term signifying continuous existence or being; but this understanding of the term is profoundlyillogical and contrary to nature, for there is nothing throughout nature's endless and multifarious realmsof being and existence which remains for two consecutive instants of time exactly the same.Consequently, immortality is a mere figment of the imagination, an illusory phantom of reality. When thestudent of the esoteric wisdom once realizes that continuous progress, i.e., continuous change inadvancement, is nature's fundamental procedure, he recognizes instantly that continuous remaining in anunchanging or immutable state of consciousness or being is not only impossible, but in the last analysis isthe last thing that is either desirable or comforting. Fancy continuing immortal in a state of imperfection such as we human beingsexemplify -- which is exactly what the usual acceptance of this term immortality means. The highest godin highest heaven, although seemingly immortal to us imperfect human beings, is nevertheless anevolving, growing, progressing entity in its own sublime realms or spheres, and therefore as the ages passleaves one condition or state to assume a succeeding condition or state of a nobler and higher type;precisely as the preceding condition or state had been the successor of another state before it.Continuous or unending immutability of any condition or state of an evolving entity is obviously animpossibility in nature; and when once pondered over it becomes clear that the ordinary acceptance ofimmortality involves an impossibility. All nature is an unending series of changes, which means all thehosts or multitudes of beings composing nature, for every individual unit of these hosts is growing,evolving, i.e., continuously changing, therefore never immortal. Immortality and evolution arecontradictions in terms. An evolving entity means a changing entity, signifying a continuous progresstowards better things; and evolution therefore is a succession of state of consciousness and being afteranother state of consciousness and being, and thus throughout duration. The Occidental idea of staticimmortality or even mutable immortality is thus seen to be both repellent and impossible.This doctrine is so difficult for the average Occidental easily to understand that it may be advisable onceand for all to point out without mincing of words that just as complete death, that is to say, entireannihilation of consciousness, is an impossibility in nature, just so is continuous and unchangingconsciousness in any one stage or phase of evolution likewise an impossibility, because progress ormovement or growth is continuous throughout eternity. There are, however, periods more or less long ofcontinuance in any stage or phase of consciousness that may be attained by an evolving entity; and thehigher the being is in evolution, the more its spiritual and intellectual faculties have been evolved orevoked, the longer do these periods of continuous individual, or perhaps personal, quasi-immortalitycontinue. There is, therefore, what may be called relative immortality, although this phrase is confessedlya misnomer.Master KH in The Mahatma Letters, on pages 128-30, uses the phrase ``panaeonic immortality" tosignify this same thing that I have just called relative immortality, an immortality -- falsely so called,however -- which lasts in the cases of certain highly evolved monadic egos for the entire period of amanvantara, but which of necessity ends with the succeeding pralaya of the solar system. Such a periodof time of continuous self-consciousness of so highly evolved a monadic entity is to us humans actually arelative immortality; but strictly and logically speaking it is no more immortality than is the ephemeralexistence of a butterfly. When the solar manvantara comes to an end and the solar pralaya begins, evensuch highly evolved monadic entities, full-blown gods, are swept out of manifested self-consciousexistence like the sere and dried leaves at the end of the autumn; and the divine entities thus passing outenter into still higher realms of superdivine activity, to reappear at the end of the pralaya and at the dawnof the next or succeeding solar manvantara.The entire matter is, therefore, a highly relative one. What seems immortal to us humans would seem tobe but as a wink of the eye to the vision of super-kosmic entities; while, on the other hand, the span ofthe average human life would seem to be immortal to a self-conscious entity inhabiting one of theelectrons of an atom of the human physical body.The thing to remember in this series of observations is the wondrous fact that consciousness frometernity to eternity is uninterrupted, although by the very nature of things undergoing continuous andunceasing change of phases in realization throughout endless duration. What men call unconsciousness ismerely a form of consciousness which is too subtle for our gross brain-minds to perceive or to sense or tograsp; and, secondly, strictly speaking, what men call death, whether of a universe or of their ownphysical bodies, is but the breaking up of worn-out vehicles and the transference of consciousness to ahigher plane. It is important to seize the spirit of this marvelous teaching, and not allow the imperfectbrain-mind to quibble over words, or to pause or hesitate at difficult terms.

In ancient and modern occultism, 3, 4, and 7 are respectively held sacred as symbolizing light, life, and union — at least during our present manvantara; for the reckoning was somewhat as follows: unity, the One or the monad, was the generating point of spirit, from which flowed forth the first manifested stream of energy or the duad, which became in expressing itself the triad, the carrier and holder of cosmic wisdom and therefore light to our view. These three expressing themselves in the next stage of differentiation clothed themselves in a vehicle, the square or four, which thus became manifested life. Hence, when light and life conjoin in unitary action we have the complete septenary, the significant number of complete monadic being on this plane — the septenary individual.

In Chinese Buddhism the term is used for the genii of the four quarters, called in China the Black Warrior, the White Tiger, the Vermilion Bird, and the Azure Dragon — the Four Hidden Dragons of Wisdom. In her rendering of the Stanzas of Dzyan, Blavatsky uses Dragon of Wisdom as an equivalent of Oeaohoo the Younger — the germ and overseer of all things to the end of the life cycle.

infinite ::: a. --> Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite duration or distance.
Without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably great; perfect; as, the infinite wisdom and goodness of God; -- opposed to finite.
Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense; gigantic; prodigious.
Greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind; --

information "data, data processing" The result of applying {data processing} to {data}, giving it context and meaning. Information can then be further processed to yeild {knowledge}. People or computers can find patterns in data to perceive information, and information can be used to enhance {knowledge}. Since knowledge is prerequisite to wisdom, we always want more data and information. But, as modern societies verge on {information overload}, we especially need better ways to find patterns. 1234567.89 is data. "Your bank balance has jumped 8087% to $1234567.89" is information. "Nobody owes me that much money" is knowledge. "I'd better talk to the bank before I spend it, because of what has happened to other people" is wisdom. (2007-09-10)

In his capacity as Allfather, Odin “hung nine nights in the windtorn tree pierced by a spear,” in order to “raise runes of wisdom” from the nether worlds: the cosmic spirit sacrificed “my self to my Self above me in the tree” to gain universal experience.

Initiation [from Latin initio entering into, beginning] Generally, the induction of a pupil into a new way of living and into secret knowledge by the aid of a competent teacher. In ancient times initiation or the Mysteries were uniform and one everywhere, but as times passed, each country — though basing its Mysteries and initiation ceremonies on the one original wisdom common to mankind — followed manners of conducting the procedures native to the psychology and temperament of the different peoples. In still later times most of the original wisdom was but dimly remembered; and the Mysteries and the initiation ceremonies degenerated into little more than ceremonial rites, with more or less academic or theological teaching accompanying them — as was the case in the Mysteries of Greece, for instance; although it is true that there were genuine initiates in Greece down to the fall of the Mediterranean civilizations.

In modern usage, genius is exalted intellectual power and creative ability, a remarkable aptitude for some special pursuit, which is the greatest responsiveness of the brain and brain-memory to the higher manas or mind. The bent or especial aptitude along a particular line is due to efforts made along that line in past lives now coming forth in force, and relatively unhindered by the necessity of having to go through every step of the learning stages. It is as though the genius is enabled to tap the garnered treasury of wisdom stored within the reincarnating ego, and it flows forth through his mind unhampered; whereas the average person, except at odd inspirational moments, cannot regularly make the connection with this inner store of wisdom and knowledge. See also JINN

In other particular uses of the word, the Hermetic Chain is the succession of teachers of the esoteric wisdom who preserve and pass on the sacred knowledge from generation to generation.

"In our errors is the substance of a truth which labours to reveal its meaning to our groping intelligence. The human intellect cuts out the error and the truth with it and replaces it by another half-truth half-error; but the Divine Wisdom suffers our mistakes to continue until we are able to arrive at the truth hidden and protected under every false cover.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“In our errors is the substance of a truth which labours to reveal its meaning to our groping intelligence. The human intellect cuts out the error and the truth with it and replaces it by another half-truth half-error; but the Divine Wisdom suffers our mistakes to continue until we are able to arrive at the truth hidden and protected under every false cover.” The Synthesis of Yoga

insipient ::: a. --> Wanting wisdom; stupid; foolish. ::: n. --> An insipient person.

  “In that Atteekah [‘Attiqa’] nothing is revealed except the Head alone, because it is the Head of all Heads . . . The Wisdom above, which is the Head, is hidden in it, the Brain which is tranquil and quiet, and none knows it but Itself. . . . And this Hidden Wisdom . . . the Concealed of the Concealed, the Head of all Heads, a Head which is not a Head, nor does any one know, nor is it ever known, what is in that Head which Wisdom and Reason cannot comprehend” (Zohar iii 288a).

In the ancient Mysteries and in esoteric teachings of the great religions, references to partaking of flesh and blood are purely symbolic figures of speech, the mystical idea being that of partaking of wisdom and gaining understanding through union with the divinity whose name was used, such union being achieved during initiation, the communicant thereby acquiring spiritual strength and nobler life in common with the initiator.

In the ancient Scandinavian conception of the World Tree (Yggdrasil), the dew that fell from this cosmic tree was called honey-dew, and was gathered by the bees — the initiates who through successes in passing the rites are enabled to bring themselves into synchronous harmony with the different cosmic powers and planes, and thus become channels or interpreters of cosmic wisdom to humanity. The idea is akin to the real meaning of the ambrosia of the ancient Greeks, which was the food of the gods — standing for the ancient wisdom.

In theosophical literature, the Hierarchy of Compassion of our solar system is sometimes given as: 1) adi-buddhi (primal wisdom), the mystic universally diffused essence; 2) mahabuddhi (universal buddhi), the Logos; 3) daiviprakriti (universal divine light), universal life, the Second Logos; 4) Sons of Light, the seven cosmic logoi, the logoi of cosmic life, the Third Logos; 5) dhyani-buddhas (buddhas of contemplation); 6) dhyani-bodhisattvas (bodhisattvas of contemplation); 7) manushya-buddhas (human buddhas), racial buddhas; 8) bodhisattvas; and 9) men. Here, the Sons of Light or the seven cosmic logoi emanating from the sun and working in its kingdom are the parents of the rectors or planetary spirits of the seven sacred planets. The seven dhyani-buddhas, also called the celestial buddhas or causal buddhas, through their emanated representatives each govern one round of the septenary cycles of evolution on a planetary chain. The seven dhyani-bodhisattvas, or bodhisattvas of the celestial realms, similarly through their emanated representatives each govern one of the seven globes comprising a planetary chain. The manushya-buddhas are the buddhas which watch over the root-races in a round, two appearing in every race, one near the commencement and one near the midpoint of each root-race. Gautama Buddha was the second racial buddha of the fifth root-race. The bodhisattvas of earth are those spiritual and intellectually advanced human beings who leave the nirvana of buddhahood in order to remain on earth for their sublime work of aiding, stimulating, and guiding those hosts of entities, including humanity, trailing behind them.

In theosophy initiation is generally used in reference to entering into the sacred wisdom under the direction of initiates, in the schools of the Mysteries. By initiation the candidate quickens natural evolution and thus anticipates the growth which will be achieved by the generality of humanity at a much later time in developmental evolution. He or she unfolds from within the latent spiritual and intellectual powers, thus raising individual self-consciousness to a corresponding level. The induction into the various degrees was aptly spoken of as a new birth.

In the Vedas, amrita is applied to the mystical soma juice, which makes a new man of the initiate and enables his spiritual nature to overcome and govern the lower elements of his nature. It is beyond any guna (quality), for it is unconditioned per se (cf SD 1:348). Mystically speaking, therefore, amrita is the “drinking” of the water of supernal wisdom and the spiritual bathing in its life-giving power. It means the rising above all the unawakened or prakritic elements of the constitution, and becoming at one with and thus living in the kosmic life-intelligence-substance.

Intuition The working of the inner vision, instant and direct cognition of truth. This spiritual faculty, though not yet in any sense fully developed in the human race, yet occasionally shows itself as hunches. Every human being is born with at least the rudiment of this inner sense. Plotinus taught that the secret gnosis has three degrees — opinion, science or knowledge, and illumination — and that the instrument of the third is intuition. To this, reason is subordinate, for intuition is absolute knowledge, founded on the identification of the mind with the object. Iamblichus wrote of intuition: “There is a faculty of the human mind, which is superior to all which is born or begotten. Through it we are enabled to attain union with the superior intelligences, to be transported beyond the scenes of this world, and to partake of the higher life and peculiar powers of the heavenly ones.” From another point of view, intuition may be described as spiritual wisdom, gathered into the storehouse of the spirit-soul through experiences in past lives; but this form may be described as automatic intuition. The higher intuition is a filling of the functional human mind with a ray from the divinity within, furnishing the mind with illumination, perfect wisdom and, in its most developed form, virtual omniscience for our solar system. This is the full functioning of the buddhic faculty in the human being; and when this faculty is thus aroused and working, it produces the manushya or human buddha.

In view of the electric nature of matter, physical disorder may be regarded as an electrical disharmony or wrong, since disease always changes the polarity of the body, more or less. The vital currents of human electricity connect the conscious person with his body by the living wires of nerves. The rhythmic motion or natural harmony vibrating in each cell and organ at its own rate, is responsive to the universal vibration or Great Breath which in other modes of motion manifests as heat, light, sound, density, etc. But beyond the electrical and vibrational states of the body, and above the mental influence, is the essential self, the source of all harmony or rhythmic procedures in all below it, keyed to harmony and striving to raise the lower nature to act in unison with its finer and greater powers. When the instinct of the animal body, the mental reasoning faculties, and the reimbodying ego’s intuition are functioning together, the person is keyed to health, sanity, and wisdom. Otherwise, the real inner conflict manifests in some form of disorder.

Invisible Worlds ::: The ancient wisdom teaches that the universe is not only a living organism, but that physical humanbeings live in intimate connection, in intimate contact, with invisible spheres, with invisible andintangible realms, unknown to man because the physical senses are so imperfectly evolved that weneither see these invisible realms nor feel nor hear nor smell nor taste them, nor cognize them except bythat much more highly evolved and subtle sensorium which men call the mind. These inner realmsinterpenetrate our physical sphere, permeate it, so that in our daily affairs as we go about our duties weactually pass through the dwellings, through the mountains, through the lakes, through the very beings,mayhap, of the entities of and dwelling in these invisible realms. These invisible realms are built ofmatter just as this our physical world is, but of a more ethereal matter than ours is; but we cognize themnot at all with our physical senses. The explanation is that it is all a matter of differing rates of vibrationof substances.The reader must be careful not to confuse this theosophical teaching of inner worlds and spheres withwhat the modern Spiritism of the Occident has to say on the matter. The "Summerland" of the Spiritistsin no wise resembles the actuality which the theosophical philosophy teaches of, the doctrine concerningthe structure and operations of the visible and invisible kosmos. The warning seems necessary lest anunwary reader may imagine that the invisible worlds and spheres of the theosophical teachings areidentic with the Summerland of the Spiritists, for it is not so.Our senses tell us absolutely nothing of the far-flung planes and spheres which belong to the ranges andfunctionings of the invisible substances and energies of the universe; yet those inner and invisible planesand spheres are actually inexpressibly more important than what our physical senses tell us of thephysical world, because these invisible planes are the causal realms, of which our physical world oruniverse, however far extended in space, is but the effectual or phenomenal or resultant production.But while these inner and invisible worlds or planes or spheres are the fountainhead, ultimately, of all theenergies and matters of the whole physical world, yet to an entity inhabiting these inner and invisibleworlds or planes, these latter are as substantial and "real" -- using the popular word -- to that entity as ourgross physical world is to us. Just as we know in our physical world various grades or conditions ofenergy and matter, from the physically grossest to the most ethereal, precisely after the same general plando the inhabitants of these invisible and inner and to us superior worlds know and cognize their owngrossest and also most ethereal substances and energies.Man as well as all the other entities of the universe is inseparably connected with these worlds invisible.

  “is equal to a-ham-sa, . . . meaning ‘I am he’ (in English), while divided in still another way it will read ‘So-ham,’ ‘he (is) I’ — Soham being equal to Sah, ‘he,’ and aham, ‘I,’ or ‘I am he.’ In this alone is contained the universal mystery, the doctrine of the identity of man’s essence with god-essence, for him who understands the language of wisdom. Hence the glyph of, and the allegory about, Kalahansa (or hamsa), and the name given to Brahma neuter (later on, to the male Brahma) of ‘Hansa-Vahana,’ he who uses the Hansa as his vehicle. The same word may be read ‘Kalaham-sa’ or ‘I am I’ in the eternity of Time, answering to the Biblical, or rather Zoroastrian ‘I am that I am’ ” (SD 1:78).

isvara (ishwara; iswara) ::: lord; the supreme Being (purus.ottama) isvara as the Lord, "the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler" who by his conscious Power (sakti) "manifests himself in Time and governs the universe", ruling his self-creation with "an all-consciousness in which he is aware of the truth of all things and aware of his own all-wisdom working them out according to the truth that is in them"; identified with Kr.s.n.a; the individual soul (purus.a or jiva) as the master of its own nature.

It is customary to regard the later Atlanteans as a race of sorcerers because, according to the narratives told concerning the doom of Atlantis and its inhabitants (cf SD 2:427), many deliberately followed the left-hand path — yet not all were black magicians, for there were millions in all ages of Atlantis who earnestly essayed to preserve the wisdom of their semi-spiritual forebears of the third root-race. There were wonderful civilizations during the millions of years of Atlantean development surpassing in material things anything that is known today.

Jachin (Hebrew) Yākhīn The right-hand pillar set up before the temple of Solomon by Hiram (1 Kings 7:21). From the Qabbalistic standpoint, Jachin is the right pillar of the Sephirothal Tree composed of Hochmah (wisdom), Hesed (mercy), and Netsah (firmness). Its companion Boas (Bo‘az), the left pillar, consists of Binah (intelligence), Geburah (strength), and Hod (splendor). Jachin and Boaz together represent the dual manas, or higher and lower ego.

Jargon File "jargon, publication, humour" The on-line hacker Jargon File maintained by {Eric S. Raymond}. A large collection of definitions of computing terms, including much wit, wisdom, and history. {Many definitions (/contents/jargon.html)} in {this dictionary} are from v3.0.0 of 1993-07-27. {Jargon File Home (}. See also {Yellow Book, Jargon}. (2014-08-14)

Jehovah-Tzabaoth, -Tsebaoth, or -Sabbaoth The seventh Sephirah of the superior septenary, identified with Netsah (triumph), who “esoterically . . . corresponds with Haniel (human physical life), the androgyne Elohim, with Venus-Lucifer and Baal, and finally with the Letter Vau or Microprosopus, the Logos. All these belong to the formative world” — also with Siva, Saturn, and the angel Michael or Mikael; “Mikael and his angels, or Jehovah-Tzabaoth (the ‘Host’) who refused to create as the seven passionless, mind-born, sons of Brahma did, because they aspire to incarnate as men in order to become higher than the gods — fight the Dragon [of esoteric wisdom], conquer him, and the child of matter is born” (BCW 8:148). See also TSEBA’OTH (SD 1:459)

Jewels of Wisdom, The Seven Theosophical term for seven fundamental teachings explanatory of the universe, its structure, laws, and operations. As enumerated with their Sanskrit names, they are: 1) reimbodiment (punarjanman); 2) the doctrine of consequences, results, or of causes and effects (karma); 3) hierarchies (lokas and talas); 4) individual characteristics involving self-generation or self-becoming (svabhava); 5) evolution and involution (pravritti and nivritti); 6) the two paths (amritayana and pratyekayana); and 7) the knowledge of the divine self and how the One becomes the many (atma-vidya).

Jhana (Pali) Jhāna Meditation in wisdom, equivalent to Sanskrit dhyana. This experience was originally divided into four states: the mystic, with his mind free from sensuous and worldly ideas, concentrates his thoughts on some special subject such as the impermanence or mayavi character of all exterior things; uplifted above attention to externals and ordinary reasoning he experiences keen joy and quiet ease both of body and mind; the bliss passes away and he becomes suffused with a sense of inner completeness, in its higher stages approaching cosmic ranges; he becomes aware permanently of purest lucidity of intellect and perfect equanimity.

Jhumur: “Throughout Savitri I have noticed all the different times of the day and the position of the sun in relation to the earth. It runs through the book, the symbol dawn, night, not only that but there are different states of illumination, awakening of the consciousness progressively. Sometimes it falls into the darkness, sometimes twilight when one is caught between two states, and at the end it is the everlasting day. So the kingdoms of the rising sun represent states of being where the light is the most important. Mother always says that the sun is the symbol of the supreme truth, the supreme, the supreme wisdom. It is the world where the supreme truth and supreme wisdom rule, govern. Whereas In many other worlds this light gets covered, it gets clouded over but here there are the kingdoms of the rising sun because they are the godheads of the mind and the mind is an instrument of light. But it is a small early instrument, little mind, so it is just rising, it hasn’t come to its full glory. The kingdoms are the planes of consciousness where you have a little light, a little clarity, a little illumination. That is how I understand the main function of the mind, to seek for light. It is an instrument for seeking light although it often dodges light where the perversity comes in.”

Jnana and vidya are closely similar, with perhaps the suggestion of intuitive intellectual cognizance expressed in jnana, and a more active and individualized activity expressed by vidya. Either word can stand for knowledge or wisdom; in theosophy jnana is often translated as innate or intuitive knowledge, and vidya as reflective or stored-up cognizance of intellectual and other values, or wisdom, though these distinctions are somewhat arbitrary. See also JHANA

Jnana-darsana-suddhi (Sanskrit) Jñāna-darśana-śuddhi [from jñāna knowledge, wisdom + darśana vision, teaching + śuddhi purity, truth, perfection] Purity or perfection in the vision (or teaching) of knowledge or wisdom.

Jnana-devas (Sanskrit) Jñāna-deva-s [from jñāna knowledge, wisdom + deva god] Gods of knowledge or wisdom; the higher classes of gods or devas including the manasaputras, agnishvattas, and kumaras. In one sense these jnana-devas are our reincarnating egos; in another, the term is applied to high sages such as the mahatmas, with the implication that they have been successful in attaining, or are in training for attaining, self-conscious union with the god within.

jnana drishti. :::the "wisdom-insight" of remaining quiet

jnana ::: knowledge, wisdom; supreme self-knowledge; the essential aspect [cf. vijnana] of the true unifying knowledge, the direct spiritual awareness of the supreme Being. ::: jnanam [nominative]

Jnana: (Skr.) Cognition, knowledge, wisdom, philosophic understanding, insight, believed by some Indian philosophers to effect moksa (q.v.). -- K.F.L.


jnana swarupa. ::: the embodiment of spiritual wisdom; pure awareness that is free of conceptual encumbrances

jnana yoga. ::: the yoga of knowledge or wisdom is the most difficult path, requiring tremendous strength of will and intellect, which leads the aspirant to experience his unity with God directly by dissolving the veils of ignorance; constantly and seriously thinking on the true nature of the Self as taught by the Upanishads; one of the four paths of yoga &

jnanopadesha. ::: instruction in wisdom

Just as the serpent is connected with knowledge, wisdom, and magic, whether of the right- or left-hand path, so likewise has copper or brass since immemorial time in all mystic schools been a metallic compound supposed to be under the particular governance of the planet Venus, which is the ruler or controller of the human higher manas — manas being at once the savior as well as the tempter of mankind, for it is in the mind where temptation and sin or evildoing ultimately arise. See also SERPENT.

Karanopadhi(Sanskrit) ::: A compound meaning the "causal instrument" or "instrumental cause" in the long series ofreimbodiments to which human and other reimbodying entities are subject. Upadhi, the second elementof this compound, is often translated as "vehicle"; but while this definition is accurate enough for popularpurposes, it fails to set forth the essential meaning of the word which is rather "disguise," or certainnatural properties or constitutional characteristics supposed to be the disguises or clothings or masks inand through which the spiritual monad of man works, bringing about the repetitive manifestations uponearth of certain functions and powers of this monad, and, indeed, upon the other globes of the planetarychain; and, furthermore, intimately connected with the peregrinations of the monad through the variousspheres and realms of the solar kosmos. In one sense of the word, therefore, karanopadhi is almostinterchangeable with the thoughts set forth under the term maya, or the illusory disguises through whichspirit works, or rather through which spiritual monadic entities work and manifest themselves.Karanopadhi, as briefly explained under the term "causal body," is dual in meaning. The first and moreeasily understood meaning of this term shows that the cause bringing about reimbodiment is avidya,nescience rather than ignorance; because when a reimbodying entity through repeated reimbodiments inthe spheres of matter has freed itself from the entangling chains of the latter, and has risen intoself-conscious recognition of its own divine powers, it thereby shakes off the chains or disguises of mayaand becomes what is called a jivanmukta. It is only imperfect souls, or rather monadic souls, speaking ina general way, which are obliged by nature's cyclic operations and laws to undergo the repetitivereimbodiments on earth and elsewhere in order that the lessons of self-conquest and mastery over all theplanes of nature may be achieved. As the entity advances in wisdom and knowledge, and in the acquiringof self-conscious sympathy for all that is, in other words, as it grows more and more like unto itsdivine-spiritual counterpart, the less is it subject to avidya. It is, in a sense, the seeds of kama-manas leftin the fabric or being of the reincarnating entity, which act as the karana or reproducing cause, orinstrumental cause, of such entity's reincarnations on earth.The higher karanopadhi, however, although in operation similar to the lower karanopadhi, orkarana-sarira just described, nevertheless belongs to the spiritual-intellectual part of man's constitution,and is the reproductive energy inherent in the spiritual monad bringing about its re-emergence after thesolar pralaya into the new activities and new series of imbodiments which open with the dawn of thesolar manvantara following upon the solar pralaya just ended. This latter karanopadhi or karana-sarira,therefore, is directly related to the element-principle in man's constitution called buddhi -- a veil, as itwere, drawn over the face or around the being of the monadic essence, much as prakriti surroundsPurusha, or pradhana surrounds Brahman, or mulaprakriti surrounds and is the veil or disguise or sakti ofparabrahman. Hence, in the case of man, this karanopadhi or causal disguise or vehicle corresponds in ageneral way to the buddhi-manas, or spiritual soul, in which the spiritual monad works and manifestsitself.It should be said in passing that the doctrine concerning the functions and operations of buddhi in thehuman constitution is extremely recondite, because in buddhi lie the causal impulses or urges bringingabout the building of the constitution of man, and which, when the latter is completed, and when formingman as a septenary entity, express themselves as the various strata or qualities of the auric egg.Finally, the karana-sarira, the karanopadhi or causal body, is the vehicular instrumental form orinstrumental body-form, produced by the working of what is perhaps the most mysterious principle orelement, mystically speaking, in the constitution not only of man, but of the universe -- the verymysterious spiritual bija.The karanopadhi, the karana-sarira or causal body, is explained with minor differences of meaning invarious works of Hindu philosophy; but all such works must be studied with the light thrown upon themby the great wisdom-teaching of the archaic ages, esoteric theosophy. The student otherwise runs everyrisk of being led astray.I might add that the sushupti state or condition, which is that of deep dreamless sleep, involving entireinsensibility of the human consciousness to all exterior impressions, is a phase of consciousness throughwhich the adept must pass, although consciously pass in his case, before reaching the highest state ofsamadhi, which is the turiya state. According to the Vedanta philosophy, the turiya (meaning "fourth") isthe fourth state of consciousness into which the full adept can self-consciously enter and wherein hebecomes one with the kosmic Brahman. The Vedantists likewise speak of the anandamaya-kosa, whichthey describe as being the innermost disguise or frame or vehicle surrounding the atmic consciousness.Thus we see that the anandamaya-kosa and the karana-sarira, or karanopadhi, and the buddhi inconjunction with the manasic ego, are virtually identical.The author has been at some pains to set forth and briefly to develop the various phases of occult andesoteric theosophical thought given in this article, because of the many and various misunderstandingsand misconceptions concerning the nature, characteristics, and functions of the karana-sarira or causalbody.

kavibhih pavitraih ::: by the pure powers of superconscient Truth and Wisdom. [RV. 3.1.5; 3.31.16]

kavyani kavaye nivacana ::: seer-wisdoms that utter their inner meaning to the seer. [cf. RV 4.3.16]

:::   "Knowledge is a child with its achievements; for when it has found out something, it runs about the streets whooping and shouting; Wisdom conceals hers for a long time in a thoughtful and mighty silence.” *Essays Divine and Human

“Knowledge is a child with its achievements; for when it has found out something, it runs about the streets whooping and shouting; Wisdom conceals hers for a long time in a thoughtful and mighty silence.” Essays Divine and Human

"Krishna as a godhead is the Lord of Ananda, Love and Bhakti; as an incarnation, he manifests the union of wisdom (Jnana) and works and leads the earth-evolution through this towards union with the Divine by Ananda, Love and Bhakti.” Letters on Yoga

“Krishna as a godhead is the Lord of Ananda, Love and Bhakti; as an incarnation, he manifests the union of wisdom (Jnana) and works and leads the earth-evolution through this towards union with the Divine by Ananda, Love and Bhakti.” Letters on Yoga

Krsna (Krishna, Srikrishna) ::: a godhead, the Lord of ananda, Love and bhakti, [considered to be one of the ten incarnations of Visnu], as an incarnation he manifests the union of wisdom (jnana) and works and leads the earth-evolution through this towards union with the Divine by ananda, Love and bhakti. ::: Krsnah [nominative]

Kumbhaka(Sanskrit) ::: An extremely dangerous practice belonging to the hatha yoga system. It consists in retainingthe breath by shutting the mouth and holding the nostrils closed with the fingers of the right hand. Allthese breathing exercises of whatever kind are attended with the utmost physiological danger to thosewho attempt to practice them, unless under the skilled guidance of a genuine Adept; and their practice isvirtually forbidden, at least in the first few degrees, to all chelas of genuinely occult or esoteric schools.Indeed, except in rare instances, and for extraordinary reasons, the chela of a true Master of Wisdom willhave no need to practice these hatha yoga exercises, for the whole purpose of esoteric training is toevolve forth the faculties and powers of the inner divinity, and not to gain minor and often misleadingpowers of small range which are occasionally acquired by following the hatha yoga physiologic andphysical practices.

Macrocosm ::: The anglicized form of a Greek compound meaning "great arrangement," or more simply the greatordered system of the celestial bodies of all kinds and their various inhabitants, including theall-important idea that this arrangement is the result of interior orderly processes, the effects ofindwelling consciousnesses. In other and more modern phrasing the macrocosm is the vast universe,without definable limits, which surrounds us, and with particular emphasis laid on the interior, invisible,and ethereal planes. In the visioning or view of the ancients the macrocosm was an animate kosmicentity, an "animal" in the Latin sense of this word, as an organism possessing a directing and guidingsoul. But this was only the outward or exoteric view. In the Mystery schools of the archaic ages, themacrocosm was considered to be not only what is hereinbefore just stated, but also to consist moredefinitely and specifically of seven, ten, and even twelve planes or degrees of consciousness-substanceranging from the superdivine through all the intermediate stages to the physical, and even to degreesbelow the physical, these comprised in one kosmic organic unit, or what moderns would call a universe.In this sense of the word macrocosm is but another name for kosmic hierarchy, and it must beremembered in this connection that these hierarchies are simply countless in number and not only fill butactually compose and are indeed the spaces of frontierless SPACE.The macrocosm was considered to be filled full not only with gods, but with innumerable multitudes orarmies of evolving entities, from the fully self-conscious to the quasi-self-conscious downwards throughthe merely conscious to the "unconscious." Note well that in strict usage the term macrocosm was neverapplied to the Boundless, to boundless, frontierless infinitude, what the Qabbalists called Eyn-soph. Inthe archaic wisdom, the macrocosm, belonging in the astral world, considered in its causal aspect, wasvirtually interchangeable with what modern theosophists call the Absolute.

Madhav: “It is what is described in the Upanishads as prajna-chakshu, the eye of Wisdom. And in the very act of regarding, the very act of the look, it supports. That regard itself is the sanction without which the movement would come to a standstill.” The Book of the Divine Mother

magical ::: a. --> Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.
Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power; imposing or startling in performance; producing effects which seem supernatural or very extraordinary; having extraordinary properties; as, a magic lantern; a

Magi: The “Wise Ones,” philosophers, astrologers and priests of ancient Persia, expounders of Zoroastrian wisdom. Their name is the root of the words magic, magician, etc.

Mahatma(Mahatman, Sanskrit) ::: "Great soul" or "great self" is the meaning of this compound word (maha, "great";atman, "self"). The mahatmas are perfected men, relatively speaking, known in theosophical literature asteachers, elder brothers, masters, sages, seers, and by other names. They are indeed the "elder brothers"of mankind. They are men, not spirits -- men who have evolved through self-devised efforts in individualevolution, always advancing forwards and upwards until they have now attained the lofty spiritual andintellectual human supremacy that now they hold. They were not so created by any extra-cosmic Deity,but they are men who have become what they are by means of inward spiritual striving, by spiritual andintellectual yearning, by aspiration to be greater and better, nobler and higher, just as every good man inhis own way so aspires. They are farther advanced along the path of evolution than the majority of menare. They possess knowledge of nature's secret processes, and of hid mysteries, which to the average manmay seem to be little short of the marvelous -- yet, after all, this mere fact is of relatively smallimportance in comparison with the far greater and more profoundly moving aspects of their nature andlifework.Especially are they called teachers because they are occupied in the noble duty of instructing mankind, ininspiring elevating thoughts, and in instilling impulses of forgetfulness of self into the hearts of men.Also are they sometimes called the guardians, because they are, in very truth, the guardians of the raceand of the records -- natural, racial, national -- of past ages, portions of which they give out from time totime as fragments of a now long-forgotten wisdom, when the world is ready to listen to them; and theydo this in order to advance the cause of truth and of genuine civilization founded on wisdom andbrotherhood.Never -- such is the teaching -- since the human race first attained self-consciousness has this order orassociation or society or brotherhood of exalted men been without its representatives on our earth.It was the mahatmas who founded the modern Theosophical Society through their envoy or messenger,H. P. Blavatsky, in New York in 1875.

Mahatma: Sanskrit for great soul. An adept of occult sciences and arts who has attained the highest degree of esoteric knowledge. In theosophical terminology, the name is applied to a class of great ones, “elder brothers,” “masters of wisdom and compassion,” living in India and Tibet, who, because of their sympathy for mankind, have renounced the privilege of continuing further their spiritual evolution, to help others who are less advanced than they themselves.

Mahavira ::: (literally "the great hero", an epithet of Śrikr.s.n.a) the Mahavira aspect of the fourfold isvara whose sakti is Mahesvari, corresponding to the brahman.a who represents the cosmic principle of Wisdom in the symbolism of the caturvarn.ya; he is identified with Śiva or Mahesvara.

mainframe "computer" A term originally referring to the cabinet containing the central processor unit or "main frame" of a room-filling {Stone Age} batch machine. After the emergence of smaller "{minicomputer}" designs in the early 1970s, the traditional {big iron} machines were described as "mainframe computers" and eventually just as mainframes. The term carries the connotation of a machine designed for batch rather than interactive use, though possibly with an interactive {time-sharing} operating system retrofitted onto it; it is especially used of machines built by {IBM}, {Unisys} and the other great {dinosaurs} surviving from computing's {Stone Age}. It has been common wisdom among hackers since the late 1980s that the mainframe architectural tradition is essentially dead (outside of the tiny market for {number crunching} {supercomputers} (see {Cray})), having been swamped by the recent huge advances in {integrated circuit} technology and low-cost personal computing. As of 1993, corporate America is just beginning to figure this out - the wave of failures, takeovers, and mergers among traditional mainframe makers have certainly provided sufficient omens (see {dinosaurs mating}). Supporters claim that mainframes still house 90% of the data major businesses rely on for mission-critical applications, attributing this to their superior performance, reliability, scalability, and security compared to microprocessors. [{Jargon File}] (1996-07-22)

Man ::: Man is in his essence a spark of the central kosmic spiritual fire. Man being an inseparable part of theuniverse of which he is the child -- the organism of graded consciousness and substance which thehuman constitution contains or rather is -- is a copy of the graded organism of consciousnesses andsubstances of the universe in its various planes of being, inner and outer, especially inner as being by farthe more important and larger, because causal.Human beings are one class of "young gods" incarnated in bodies of flesh at the present stage of theirown particular evolutionary journey. The human stage of evolution is about halfway between theundeveloped life-atom and the fully developed kosmic spirit or god.From another point of view, man is a sheaf or bundle of forces or energies. Force and matter, or spiritand substance being fundamentally one, hence, man is de facto a sheaf or bundle of matters of variousand differing grades of ethereality, or of substantiality; and so are all other entities and thingseverywhere.Man's nature, and the nature of the universe likewise, of which man is a reflection or microcosm or "littleworld," is composite of seven stages or grades or degrees of ethereality or of substantiality; or,kosmically speaking, of three generally inclusive degrees: gods, monads, and atoms. And so far as man isconcerned, we may take the New Testament division of the Christians, which gives the same triformconception of man, that he is composed of spirit, soul, body -- remembering, however, that all these threewords are generalizing terms.Man stands at the midway point of the evolutionary ladder of life: below him are the hosts of beings lessthan he is; above him are other hosts greater than he is only because older in experience, riper in wisdom,stronger in spiritual and in intellectual fiber and power. And these beings are such as they are because ofthe evolutionary unfoldment of the inherent faculties and powers immanent in the individuality of theinner god -- the ever-living, inner, individualized spirit.Man, then, like everything else -- entity or what is called "thing" -- is, to use the modern terminology ofphilosophical scientists, an "event," that is to say, the expression of a central consciousness-center ormonad passing through one or another particular phase of its long, long pilgrimage over and throughinfinity, and through eternity. This, therefore, is the reason why the theosophist often speaks of themonadic consciousness-center as the pilgrim of eternity.Man can be considered as a being composed of three essential upadhis or bases: first, the monadic ordivine-spiritual; second, that which is supplied by the Lords of Light, the so-called manasa-dhyanis,meaning the intellectual and intuitive side of man, the element-principle that makes man Man; and thethird upadhi we may call the vital-astral-physical.These three bases spring from three different lines of evolution, from three different and separatehierarchies of being. This is the reason why man is composite. He is not one sole and unmixed entity; heis a composite entity, a "thing" built up of various elements, and hence his principles are to a certainextent separable. Any one of these three bases can be temporarily separated from the two others withoutbringing about the death of the man physically. But the elements that go to form any one of these basescannot be separated without bringing about physical dissolution or inner dissolution.These three lines of evolution, these three aspects or qualities of man, come from three differenthierarchies or states, often spoken of as three different planes of being. The lowest comes from thevital-astral-physical earth, ultimately from the moon, our cosmogonic mother. The middle, the manasicor intellectualintuitional, from the sun. The monadic from the monad of monads, the supreme flower oracme, or rather the supreme seed of the universal hierarchy which forms our kosmical universe oruniversal kosmos.

manu ::: n. --> One of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of human wisdom.

Master of wisdom: A designation, used especially in literature of the Theosophical Society, for an Elder Brother (q.v.).

Master of wisdom and compassion: See: Mahatma.

maxim ::: n. --> An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.

maya ::: signified originally in the Veda the comprehensive and creative knowledge, wisdom that is from of old, afterwards taken in its second and derivative sense, cunning, magic, illusion; phenomenal consciousness, the power of self-illusion in brahman. ::: mayabhih [instrumental plural], by (his) workings of knowledge. ::: mayah[plural], forms of knowledge.

Mean: In general, that which in some way mediates or occupies a middle position among various things or between two extremes. Hence (especially in the plural) that through which an end is attained; in mathematics the word is used for any one of various notions of average; in ethics it represents moderation, temperance, prudence, the middle way. In mathematics:   The arithmetic mean of two quantities is half their sum; the arithmetic mean of n quantities is the sum of the n quantities, divided by n. In the case of a function f(x) (say from real numbers to real numbers) the mean value of the function for the values x1, x2, . . . , xn of x is the arithmetic mean of f(x1), f(x2), . . . , f(xn). This notion is extended to the case of infinite sets of values of x by means of integration; thus the mean value of f(x) for values of x between a and b is ∫f(x)dx, with a and b as the limits of integration, divided by the difference between a and b.   The geometric mean of or between, or the mean proportional between, two quantities is the (positive) square root of their product. Thus if b is the geometric mean between a and c, c is as many times greater (or less) than b as b is than a. The geometric mean of n quantities is the nth root of their product.   The harmonic mean of two quantities is defined as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of their reciprocals. Hence the harmonic mean of a and b is 2ab/(a + b).   The weighted mean or weighted average of a set of n quantities, each of which is associated with a certain number as weight, is obtained by multiplying each quantity by the associated weight, adding these products together, and then dividing by the sum of the weights. As under A, this may be extended to the case of an infinite set of quantities by means of integration. (The weights have the role of estimates of relative importance of the various quantities, and if all the weights are equal the weighted mean reduces to the simple arithmetic mean.)   In statistics, given a population (i.e., an aggregate of observed or observable quantities) and a variable x having the population as its range, we have:     The mean value of x is the weighted mean of the values of x, with the probability (frequency ratio) of each value taken as its weight. In the case of a finite population this is the same as the simple arithmetic mean of the population, provided that, in calculating the arithmetic mean, each value of x is counted as many times over as it occurs in the set of observations constituting the population.     In like manner, the mean value of a function f(x) of x is the weighted mean of the values of f(x), where the probability of each value of x is taken as the weight of the corresponding value of f(x).     The mode of the population is the most probable (most frequent) value of x, provided there is one such.     The median of the population is so chosen that the probability that x be less than the median (or the probability that x be greater than the median) is ½ (or as near ½ as possible). In the case of a finite population, if the values of x are arranged in order of magnitude     --repeating any one value of x as many times over as it occurs in the set of observations constituting the population     --then the middle term of this series, or the arithmetic mean of the two middle terms, is the median.     --A.C. In cosmology, the fundamental means (arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic) were used by the Greeks in describing or actualizing the process of becoming in nature. The Pythagoreans and the Platonists in particular made considerable use of these means (see the Philebus and the Timaeus more especially). These ratios are among the basic elements used by Plato in his doctrine of the mixtures. With the appearance of the qualitative physics of Aristotle, the means lost their cosmological importance and were thereafter used chiefly in mathematics. The modern mathematical theories of the universe make use of the whole range of means analyzed by the calculus of probability, the theory of errors, the calculus of variations, and the statistical methods. In ethics, the 'Doctrine of the Mean' is the moral theory of moderation, the development of the virtues, the determination of the wise course in action, the practice of temperance and prudence, the choice of the middle way between extreme or conflicting decisions. It has been developed principally by the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks; it was used with caution by the Christian moralists on account of their rigorous application of the moral law.   In Chinese philosophy, the Doctrine of the Mean or of the Middle Way (the Chung Yung, literally 'Equilibrium and Harmony') involves the absence of immoderate pleasure, anger, sorrow or joy, and a conscious state in which those feelings have been stirred and act in their proper degree. This doctrine has been developed by Tzu Shu (V. C. B.C.), a grandson of Confucius who had already described the virtues of the 'superior man' according to his aphorism "Perfect is the virtue which is according to the mean". In matters of action, the superior man stands erect in the middle and strives to follow a course which does not incline on either side.   In Buddhist philosophy, the System of the Middle Way or Madhyamaka is ascribed more particularly to Nagarjuna (II c. A.D.). The Buddha had given his revelation as a mean or middle way, because he repudiated the two extremes of an exaggerated ascetlsm and of an easy secular life. This principle is also applied to knowledge and action in general, with the purpose of striking a happy medium between contradictory judgments and motives. The final objective is the realization of the nirvana or the complete absence of desire by the gradual destruction of feelings and thoughts. But while orthodox Buddhism teaches the unreality of the individual (who is merely a mass of causes and effects following one another in unbroken succession), the Madhyamaka denies also the existence of these causes and effects in themselves. For this system, "Everything is void", with the legitimate conclusion that "Absolute truth is silence". Thus the perfect mean is realized.   In Greek Ethics, the doctrine of the Right (Mean has been developed by Plato (Philebus) and Aristotle (Nic. Ethics II. 6-8) principally, on the Pythagorean analogy between the sound mind, the healthy body and the tuned string, which has inspired most of the Greek Moralists. Though it is known as the "Aristotelian Principle of the Mean", it is essentially a Platonic doctrine which is preformed in the Republic and the Statesman and expounded in the Philebus, where we are told that all good things in life belong to the class of the mixed (26 D). This doctrine states that in the application of intelligence to any kind of activity, the supreme wisdom is to know just where to stop, and to stop just there and nowhere else. Hence, the "right-mean" does not concern the quantitative measurement of magnitudes, but simply the qualitative comparison of values with respect to a standard which is the appropriate (prepon), the seasonable (kairos), the morally necessary (deon), or generally the moderate (metrion). The difference between these two kinds of metretics (metretike) is that the former is extrinsic and relative, while the latter is intrinsic and absolute. This explains the Platonic division of the sciences into two classes: those involving reference to relative quantities (mathematical or natural), and those requiring absolute values (ethics and aesthetics). The Aristotelian analysis of the "right mean" considers moral goodness as a fixed and habitual proportion in our appetitions and tempers, which can be reached by training them until they exhibit just the balance required by the right rule. This process of becoming good develops certain habits of virtues consisting in reasonable moderation where both excess and defect are avoided: the virtue of temperance (sophrosyne) is a typical example. In this sense, virtue occupies a middle position between extremes, and is said to be a mean; but it is not a static notion, as it leads to the development of a stable being, when man learns not to over-reach himself. This qualitative conception of the mean involves an adaptation of the agent, his conduct and his environment, similar to the harmony displayed in a work of art. Hence the aesthetic aspect of virtue, which is often overstressed by ancient and neo-pagan writers, at the expense of morality proper.   The ethical idea of the mean, stripped of the qualifications added to it by its Christian interpreters, has influenced many positivistic systems of ethics, and especially pragmatism and behaviourism (e.g., A. Huxley's rule of Balanced Excesses). It is maintained that it is also involved in the dialectical systems, such as Hegelianism, where it would have an application in the whole dialectical process as such: thus, it would correspond to the synthetic phase which blends together the thesis and the antithesis by the meeting of the opposites. --T.G. Mean, Doctrine of the: In Aristotle's ethics, the doctrine that each of the moral virtues is an intermediate state between extremes of excess and defect. -- O.R.M.

Messenger ::: In the theosophical sense, an individual who comes with a mandate from the Lodge of the Masters ofWisdom and Compassion to do a certain work in the world.Only real genius -- indeed something more than merely human genius -- only extraordinary spiritual andintellectual capacity, native to the constitution of some lofty human being, could explain the reason forthe choice of such messengers. But, indeed, this is not saying enough; because in addition to genius andto merely native spiritual and intellectual capacity such a messenger must possess through initiatorytraining the capacity of throwing at will the intermediate or psychological nature into a state of perfectquiescence or receptivity for the stream of divine-spiritual inspiration flowing forth from the messenger'sown inner divinity or monadic essence. It is obvious, therefore, that such a combination of rare andunusual qualities is not often found in human beings; and, when found, such a one is fit for the work tobe done by such a messenger of the Association of great ones.The Masters of Wisdom and Compassion and Peace send their envoys continuously into the world ofmen, one after the other, and in consequence these envoys are working in the world among men all thetime. Happy are they whose hearts recognize the footfalls of those crossing the mountaintops of theMystic East. The messengers do not always do public work before the world, but frequently work in thesilences and unknown of men, or relatively unknown. At certain times, however, they are commissionedand empowered and directed to do their work publicly and to make public announcement of theirmission. Such, for instance, was the case of H. P. Blavatsky.

minerva ::: n. --> The goddess of wisdom, of war, of the arts and sciences, of poetry, and of spinning and weaving; -- identified with the Grecian Pallas Athene.

mother-Wisdom ::: the wisdom of the Mother, the Divine Creatrix.

Mother, four of her leading Powers and Personalities have stood in front in her guidance of this Universe and in her dealings with the terrestrial play. One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness. Another embo&es her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force. A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace. The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact per- fection in all things. Wisdom, Strength, Harmony, Perfection are their several attributes and it Is these powers that they bring with them into the world. To the four we give the four great names, Maheshvari, Mahakali, Mabalakshmi, Mahasarasvati.

Mother take its place. C^st from the mind all insistence on your personal ideas and judgment, then you will have the wisdom to understand her. Let there be no obsession of self-will, ego- drive in the action, love of persona! authority, attachment to personal preference, then the Mother's force will be able to act eJeariy in you and you ivifl get the inexhaustible energy for which you ask and your service will be perfect.

naisa tarkena matir apaneya ::: this wisdom is not to be had by reasoning. [Katha 1.2.9]

Nature Philosophers: Name given to pre-Socratic "physiologers" and to Renaissance philosophers who revived the study of physical processes. Early in the 16th century, as a result of the discovery of new lands, the revival of maritime trade, and the Reformation, there appeared in Europe a renewed interest in nature. Rationalism grown around the authorities of the Bible and Aristotle was challenged and the right to investigate phenomena was claimed. Interest in nature was directed at first toward the starry heaven and resulted in important discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler. The scientific spirit of observation and research had not yet matured, however, and the philosophers of that time blended their interest in facts with much loose speculation. Among the nature philosophers of that period three deserve to be mentioned specifically, Telesio, Bruno and Carnpanella, all natives of Southern Italy. Despite his assertions that thought should be guided by the observation of the external world, Bernardino Telesio (1508-1588) confined his works to reflections on the nature of things. Particularly significant are two of his doctrines, first, that the universe must be described in terms of matter and force, the latter classified as heat and cold, and second, that mind is akin to matter. Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), a Dominican monk and a victim of the Inquisition, was greatly influenced by the Copernican conception of the universe regarded by him as a harmonious unity of which the earth was but a small and not too important part. The concept of unity was not a condition of human search for truth but a real principle underlying all things and expressing the harmonious order of Divine wisdom. Deity, in his view, was the soul of nature, operating both in the human minds and in the motion of bodies. Consequently, both living beings and material objects must be regarded as animated. Tomaso Campanella (1568-1639), another Dominican monk, was also persecuted for his teachings and spent 27 years in prison. He contended that observations of nature were not dependent on the authority of reason and can be refuted only by other observations. His interests lay largely along the lines previously suggested by Telesio, and much of his thought was devoted to problems of mind, consciousness and knowledge. He believed that all nature was permeated by latent awareness, and may therefore be regarded as an animist or perhaps pantheist. Today, he is best known for his City of the Sun, an account of an imaginary ideal state in which existed neither property nor nobility and in which all affair were administered scientifically. -- R.B.W.

Neutrosophy "philosophy" (From Latin "neuter" - neutral, Greek "sophia" - skill/wisdom) A branch of philosophy, introduced by Florentin Smarandache in 1980, which studies the origin, nature, and scope of neutralities, as well as their interactions with different ideational spectra. Neutrosophy considers a {proposition}, theory, event, concept, or entity, "A" in relation to its opposite, "Anti-A" and that which is not A, "Non-A", and that which is neither "A" nor "Anti-A", denoted by "Neut-A". Neutrosophy is the basis of {neutrosophic logic}, {neutrosophic probability}, {neutrosophic set}, and {neutrosophic statistics}. {(}. ["Neutrosophy / Neutrosophic Probability, Set, and Logic", Florentin Smarandache, American Research Press, 1998]. (1999-07-29)

Nolini: Chance is like a child at play. That is to say, it laughs and goes about, there is no rule about anything it does; laughter at play. There is no wisdom in its movements. The wisdom is behind and comes out of the irregular movements of Chance. It is not meaningless, there is some knowledge behind.

“ Now, that a conscious Infinite is there in physical Nature, we are assured by every sign, though it is a consciousness not made or limited like ours. All her constructions and motions are those of an illimitable intuitive wisdom too great and spontaneous and mysteriously self-effective to be described as an intelligence, of a Power and Will working for Time in eternity with an inevitable and forecasting movement in each of its steps, even in those steps that in their outward or superficial impetus seem to us inconscient. And as there is in her this greater consciousness and greater power, so too there is an illimitable spirit of harmony and beauty in her constructions that never fails her, though its works are not limited by our aesthetic canons. An infinite hedonism too is there, an illimitable spirit of delight, of which we become aware when we enter into impersonal unity with her; and even as that in her which is terrible is a part of her beauty, that in her which is dangerous, cruel, destructive is a part of her delight, her universal Ananda. Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

obscurant ::: n. --> One who obscures; one who prevents enlightenment or hinders the progress of knowledge and wisdom.

OBVIOUSLY we must leave far behind us the current theory of Karma and its shallow attempt to justify the ways of the Cosmic Spirit by forcing on them a crude identity with the summary notions of law and justice, the crude and often savagely primitive methods of reward and punishment, lure and deterrent dear to the surface human mind. There is here a more authentic and spiritual truth at the base of Nature’s action and a far less mechanically calculable movement. Here is no rigid and narrow ethical law bound down to a petty human significance, no teaching of a child soul by a mixed system of blows and lollipops, no unprofitable wheel of a brutal cosmic justice automatically moved in the traces of man’s ignorant judgments and earthy desires and instincts. Life and rebirth do not follow these artificial constructions, but a movement spiritual and intimate to the deepest intention of Nature. A cosmic Will and Wisdom observant of the ascending march of the soul’s consciousness and experience as it emerges out of subconscient Matter and climbs to its own luminous divinity fixes the norm and constantly enlarges the lines of the law—or, let us say, since law is a too mechanical conception, — the truth of Karma.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 20, 13 Page: 128, 427

oracular ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to an oracle; uttering oracles; forecasting the future; as, an oracular tongue.
Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom, authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism.

our inner being we can grow one body with it. Sometimes the rapidity of this change depends on the strength of our longing for the Divine thus revealed, and on the intensity of our force of seeking ; but at others it proceeds rather by a passive sur- render to the rhythms of his all-wise working which acts always by its own at first inscrutable method. But the latter becomes the foundation when our love and trust are complete and our whole being lies in the clasp of a Power that is perfect love and wisdom.

outwit ::: v. t. --> To surpass in wisdom, esp. in cunning; to defeat or overreach by superior craft. ::: n. --> The faculty of acquiring wisdom by observation and experience, or the wisdom so acquired; -- opposed to inwit.

overmind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The overmind is a sort of delegation from the supermind (this is a metaphor only) which supports the present evolutionary universe in which we live here in Matter. If supermind were to start here from the beginning as the direct creative Power, a world of the kind we see now would be impossible; it would have been full of the divine Light from the beginning, there would be no involution in the inconscience of Matter, consequently no gradual striving evolution of consciousness in Matter. A line is therefore drawn between the higher half of the universe of consciousness, parardha , and the lower half, aparardha. The higher half is constituted of Sat, Chit, Ananda, Mahas (the supramental) — the lower half of mind, life, Matter. This line is the intermediary overmind which, though luminous itself, keeps from us the full indivisible supramental Light, depends on it indeed, but in receiving it, divides, distributes, breaks it up into separated aspects, powers, multiplicities of all kinds, each of which it is possible by a further diminution of consciousness, such as we reach in Mind, to regard as the sole or the chief Truth and all the rest as subordinate or contradictory to it.” *Letters on Yoga

   "The overmind is the highest of the planes below the supramental.” *Letters on Yoga

"In its nature and law the Overmind is a delegate of the Supermind Consciousness, its delegate to the Ignorance. Or we might speak of it as a protective double, a screen of dissimilar similarity through which Supermind can act indirectly on an Ignorance whose darkness could not bear or receive the direct impact of a supreme Light.” The Life Divine

"The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind, — although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature.” The Life Divine

   "The overmind sees calmly, steadily, in great masses and large extensions of space and time and relation, globally; it creates and acts in the same way — it is the world of the great Gods, the divine Creators.” *Letters on Yoga

"The Overmind is essentially a spiritual power. Mind in it surpasses its ordinary self and rises and takes its stand on a spiritual foundation. It embraces beauty and sublimates it; it has an essential aesthesis which is not limited by rules and canons, it sees a universal and an eternal beauty while it takes up and transforms all that is limited and particular. It is besides concerned with things other than beauty or aesthetics. It is concerned especially with truth and knowledge or rather with a wisdom that exceeds what we call knowledge; its truth goes beyond truth of fact and truth of thought, even the higher thought which is the first spiritual range of the thinker. It has the truth of spiritual thought, spiritual feeling, spiritual sense and at its highest the truth that comes by the most intimate spiritual touch or by identity. Ultimately, truth and beauty come together and coincide, but in between there is a difference. Overmind in all its dealings puts truth first; it brings out the essential truth (and truths) in things and also its infinite possibilities; it brings out even the truth that lies behind falsehood and error; it brings out the truth of the Inconscient and the truth of the Superconscient and all that lies in between. When it speaks through poetry, this remains its first essential quality; a limited aesthetical artistic aim is not its purpose.” *Letters on Savitri

"In the overmind the Truth of supermind which is whole and harmonious enters into a separation into parts, many truths fronting each other and moved each to fulfil itself, to make a world of its own or else to prevail or take its share in worlds made of a combination of various separated Truths and Truth-forces.” Letters on Yoga


owlism ::: n. --> Affected wisdom; pompous dullness.

pallas ::: n. --> Pallas Athene, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.

pansophy ::: n. --> Universal wisdom; esp., a system of universal knowledge proposed by Comenius (1592 -- 1671), a Moravian educator.

Parardha and Aparardha [Higher and Lower Halves] ::: A separation, acute in practice though unreal in essence, divides the total being of man, the microcosm, as it divides also the world-being, the macrocosm. Both have a higher and a lower hemisphere, the parardha and aparardha of the ancient wisdom. The higher hemisphere is the perfect and eternal reign of the Spirit; for there it manifestswithout cessation or diminution its infinities, deploys the unconcealed glories of its illimitable existence, its illimitable consciousness and knowledge, its illimitable force and power, its illimitable beatitude. The lower hemisphere belongs equally to the Spirit; but here it is veiled, closely, thickly, by its inferior self-expression of limiting mind, confined life and dividing body.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 465

Path, The ::: Universal nature, our great parent, exists inseparably in each one of us, in each entity everywhere, and noseparation of the part from the whole, of the individual from the kosmos, is possible in any other than apurely illusory sense. This points out to us with unerring definiteness and also directs us to the sublimepath to utter reality. It is the path inwards, ever onwards within, which is endless and which leads intovast inner realms of wisdom and knowledge; for, as all the great world philosophies tell us so truly, ifyou know yourself you then know the universe, because each one of you is an inseparable part of it and itis all in you, its child.It is obvious from this last reflection that the sole essential difference between any two grades of theevolving entities which infill and compose the kosmos is a difference of consciousness, of understanding;and this consciousness and understanding come to the evolving entity in only one way -- by unwrappingor unfolding the intrinsic faculties or powers of that entity's own inner being. This is the path, as themystics of all ages have put it.The pathway is within yourself. There is no other pathway for you individually than the pathway leadingever inwards towards your own inner god. The pathway of another is the same pathway for that other;but it is not your pathway, because your pathway is your Self, as it is for that other one his Self -- andyet, wonder of wonders, mystery of mysteries, the Self is the same in all. All tread the same pathway, buteach man must tread it himself, and no one can tread it for another; and this pathway leads to unutterablesplendor, to unutterable expansion of consciousness, to unthinkable bliss, to perfect peace.

penetrative ::: a. --> Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.
Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.
Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.

philosopher ::: n. --> One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy.
One who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness.
An alchemist.

Philosophy: (Gr. philein, to love -- sophia, wisdom) The most general science. Pythagoras is said to have called himself a lover of wisdom. But philosophy has been both the seeking of wisdom and the wisdom sought. Originally, the rational explanation of anything, the general principles under which all facts could be explained; in this sense, indistinguishable from science. Later, the science of the first principles of being; the presuppositions of ultimate reality. Now, popularly, private wisdom or consolation; technically, the science of sciences, the criticism and systematization or organization of all knowledge, drawn from empirical science, rational learning, common experience, or whatever. Philosophy includes metaphysics, or ontology and epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics, etc. (all of which see). -- J.K.F.

philosophy ::: n. --> Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.
A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.
Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy.

Phronesis: (Gr. phronesis) Practical wisdom, or knowledge of the proper ends of conduct and of the means of attaining them; distinguished by Aristotle both from theoretical knowledge or science, and from technical skill. See Aristotelianism. -- G.R.M.

Platonism as a political philosophy finds its best known exposition in the theory of the ideal state in the Republic. There, Plato described a city in which social justice would be fully realized. Three classes of men are distinguished: the philosopher kings, apparently a very small group whose education has been alluded to above, who would be the rulers because by nature and by training they were the best men for the job. They must excel particularly in their rational abilities: their special virtue is philosophic wisdom; the soldiers, or guardians of the state, constitute the second class; their souls must be remarkable for the development of the spirited, warlike element, under the control of the virtue of courage; the lowest class is made up of the acquisitive group, the workers of every sort whose characteristic virtue is temperance. For the two upper classes, Plato suggested a form of community life which would entail the abolition of monogamous marriage, family life, and of private property. It is to be noted that this form of semi-communism was suggested for a minority of the citizens only (Repub. III and V) and it is held to be a practical impossibility in the Laws (V, 739-40), though Plato continued to think that some form of community life is theoretically best for man. In Book VIII of the Republic, we find the famous classification of five types of political organization, ranging from aristocracy which is the rule of the best men, timocracy, in which the rulers are motivated by a love of honor, oligarchy, in which the rulers seek wealth, democracy, the rule of the masses who are unfit for the task, to tyranny, which is the rule of one man who may have started as the champion of the people but who governs solely for the advancement of his own, selfish interests.

Plato's theory of knowledge can hardly be discussed apart from his theory of reality. Through sense perception man comes to know the changeable world of bodies. This is the realm of opinion (doxa), such cognition may be more or less clear but it never rises to the level of true knowledge, for its objects are impermanent and do not provide a stable foundation for science. It is through intellectual, or rational, cognition that man discovers another world, that of immutable essences, intelligible realities, Forms or Ideas. This is the level of scientific knowledge (episteme); it is reached in mathematics and especially in philosophy (Repub. VI, 510). The world of intelligible Ideas contains the ultimate realities from which the world of sensible things has been patterned. Plato experienced much difficulty in regard to the sort of existence to be attributed to his Ideas. Obviously it is not the crude existence of physical things, nor can it be merely the mental existence of logical constructs. Interpretations have varied from the theory of the Christian Fathers (which was certainly not that of Plato himself) viz , that the Ideas are exemplary Causes in God's Mind, to the suggestion of Aristotle (Metaphysics, I) that they are realized, in a sense, in the world of individual things, but are apprehended only by the intellect The Ideas appear, however, particularly in the dialogues of the middle period, to be objective essences, independent of human minds, providing not only the foundation for the truth of human knowledge but afso the ontological bases for the shadowy things of the sense world. Within the world of Forms, there is a certain hierarchy. At the top, the most noble of all, is the Idea of the Good (Repub. VII), it dominates the other Ideas and they participate in it. Beauty, symmetry and truth are high-ranking Ideas; at times they are placed almost on a par with the Good (Philebus 65; also Sympos. and Phaedrus passim). There are, below, these, other Ideas, such as those of the major virtues (wisdom, temperance, courage, justice and piety) and mathematical terms and relations, such as equality, likeness, unlikeness and proportion. Each type or class of being is represented by its perfect Form in the sphere of Ideas, there is an ideal Form of man, dog, willow tree, of every kind of natural object and even of artificial things like beds (Repub. 596). The relationship of the "many" objects, belonging to a certain class of things in the sense world, to the "One", i.e. the single Idea which is their archetype, is another great source of difficulty to Plato. Three solutions, which are not mutually exclusive, are suggested in the dialogues (1) that the many participate imperfectly in the perfect nature of their Idea, (2) that the many are made in imitation of the One, and (3) that the many are composed of a mixture of the Limit (Idea) with the Unlimited (matter).

prajna prasrta purani ::: Wisdom that went forth from the beginning. [Svet. 4.18]

prajna purani ::: [ancient Wisdom]. [see the preceding]


prajna ::: the Self situated in deep sleep [susupti], the lord and creator of things; the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (prajna).

Principles of Man ::: The seven principles of man are a likeness or rather copy of the seven cosmic principles. They areactually the offspring or reflection of the seven cosmic principles, limited in their action in us by theworkings of the law of karma, but running in their origin back into THAT which is beyond: into THATwhich is the essence of the universe or the universal -- above, beyond, within, to the unmanifest, to theunmanifestable, to that first principle which H. P. Blavatsky enunciates as the leading thought of thewisdom-philosophy of The Secret Doctrine.These principles of man are reckoned as seven in the philosophy by which the human spiritual andpsychical economy has been publicly explained to us in the present age. In other ages these principles orparts of man were differently reckoned -- the Christian reckoned them as body, soul, and spirit,generalizing the seven under these three heads.Some of the Indian thinkers divided man into a basic fourfold entity, others into a fivefold. The Jewishphilosophy, as found in the Qabbalah which is the esoteric tradition of the Jews, teaches that man isdivided into four parts: neshamah, ruah, nefesh, and guf.Theosophists for convenience often employ in their current literature a manner of viewing man'scomposite constitution which is the dividing of his nature into a trichotomy, meaning a division intothree, being spirit, soul, and body, which in this respect is identical with the generalized Christianizedtheosophical division. Following this trichotomy, man's three parts, therefore, are: first and highest, thedivine spirit or the divine monad of him, which is rooted in the universe, which spirit is linked with theAll, being in a highly mystical sense a ray of the All; second, the intermediate part, or the spiritualmonad, which in its higher and lower aspects is the spiritual and human souls; then, third, the lowest partof man's composite constitution, the vital-astral-physical part of him, which is composed of material orquasi-material life-atoms. (See also Atman, Buddhi, Manas, Kama, Prana, Linga-sarira, Sthula-sarira)

profound ::: a. --> Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.
Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.

Proprioceptor: See Receptor. Prosyllogism: See Episyllogism. Protagoras of Abdera: (about 480-410 B.C.) A leading Sophist, renowned for his philosophical wisdom; author of many treatises on grammar, logic, ethics and politics; visited Athens on numerous occasions and was finally forced to flee after having been convicted of impiety. His famous formula that man is the measure of all things is indicative of his relativism which ultimately rests upon his theory of perception according to which we know only what we perceive but not the thing perceived. -- M.F.

prudence ::: n. --> The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.

rashid :::   maturity; wisdom

"Reason divides, fixes details & contrasts them; Wisdom unifies, marries contrasts in a single harmony.” Essays Divine and Human

“Reason divides, fixes details & contrasts them; Wisdom unifies, marries contrasts in a single harmony.” Essays Divine and Human

Recognizing the essential oneness of the individual with the universe, not only spiritually but on all planes, the student of occultism strives for the subordination of the personal self as an individual to the common good of all mankind, and indeed of all things that are. With this training, the student in time comes keenly to realize that there is no longer a moral obligation lying upon him to subject his personal wish to the common good, but that this subordination becomes the first joyful duty of all his life. In this manner spiritual powers, faculties, and attributes are gained, as well as intellectual expansion that, when more or less complete, combine to make the full adept or initiate. A master of wisdom is one who has developed an individual consciousness of his oneness with the Boundless, and this is the very foundation of the ethics of theosophy.

Religion ::: An operation of the human spiritual mind in its endeavor to understand not only the how and the why ofthings, but comprising in addition a yearning and striving towards self-conscious union with the divineAll and an endlessly growing self-conscious identification with the cosmic divine-spiritual realities. Onephase of a triform method of understanding the nature of nature, of universal nature, and its multiformand multifold workings; and this phase cannot be separated from the other two phases (science andphilosophy) if we wish to gain a true picture of things as they are in themselves.Human religion is the expression of that aspect of man's consciousness which is intuitional, aspirational,and mystical, and which is often deformed and distorted in its lower forms by the emotional in man.It is usual among modern Europeans to derive the word religion from the Latin verb meaning "to bindback" -- religare. But there is another derivation, which is the one that Cicero chooses, and of course hewas a Roman himself and had great skill and deep knowledge in the use of his own native tongue. Thisother derivation comes from a Latin root meaning "to select," "to choose," from which, likewise, we havethe word lex, "law," i.e., the course of conduct or rule of action which is chosen as the best, and istherefore followed; in other words, that which is the best of its kind, as ascertained by selection, by trial,and by proof.Thus then, the meaning of the word religion from the Latin religio, means a careful selection offundamental beliefs and motives by the higher or spiritual intellect, a faculty of intuitional judgment andunderstanding, and a consequent abiding by that selection, resulting in a course of life and conduct in allrespects following the convictions that have been arrived at. This is the religious spirit.To this the theosophist would add the following very important idea: behind all the various religions andphilosophies of ancient times there is a secret or esoteric wisdom given out by the greatest men who haveever lived, the founders and builders of the various world religions and world philosophies; and thissublime system in fundamentals has been the same everywhere over the face of the globe.This system has passed under various names, e.g., the esoteric philosophy, the ancient wisdom, the secretdoctrine, the traditional teaching, theosophy, etc. (See also Science, Philosophy)

research ::: n. --> Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom. ::: v. t. --> To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

resipiscence ::: n. --> Wisdom derived from severe experience; hence, repentance.

saga "jargon" (WPI) A {cuspy} but bogus raving story about N {random} broken people. Here is a classic example of the saga form, as told by {Guy Steele} (GLS): Jon L. White (login name JONL) and I (GLS) were office mates at {MIT} for many years. One April, we both flew from Boston to California for a week on research business, to consult face-to-face with some people at {Stanford}, particularly our mutual friend {Richard Gabriel} (RPG). RPG picked us up at the San Francisco airport and drove us back to {Palo Alto} (going {logical} south on route 101, parallel to {El Camino Bignum}). Palo Alto is adjacent to Stanford University and about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We ate at The Good Earth, a "health food" restaurant, very popular, the sort whose milkshakes all contain honey and protein powder. JONL ordered such a shake - the waitress claimed the flavour of the day was "lalaberry". I still have no idea what that might be, but it became a running joke. It was the colour of raspberry, and JONL said it tasted rather bitter. I ate a better tostada there than I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant. After this we went to the local Uncle Gaylord's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. They make ice cream fresh daily, in a variety of intriguing flavours. It's a chain, and they have a slogan: "If you don't live near an Uncle Gaylord's - MOVE!" Also, Uncle Gaylord (a real person) wages a constant battle to force big-name ice cream makers to print their ingredients on the package (like air and plastic and other non-natural garbage). JONL and I had first discovered Uncle Gaylord's the previous August, when we had flown to a computer-science conference in {Berkeley}, California, the first time either of us had been on the West Coast. When not in the conference sessions, we had spent our time wandering the length of Telegraph Avenue, which (like Harvard Square in Cambridge) was lined with picturesque street vendors and interesting little shops. On that street we discovered Uncle Gaylord's Berkeley store. The ice cream there was very good. During that August visit JONL went absolutely bananas (so to speak) over one particular flavour, ginger honey. Therefore, after eating at The Good Earth - indeed, after every lunch and dinner and before bed during our April visit --- a trip to Uncle Gaylord's (the one in Palo Alto) was mandatory. We had arrived on a Wednesday, and by Thursday evening we had been there at least four times. Each time, JONL would get ginger honey ice cream, and proclaim to all bystanders that "Ginger was the spice that drove the Europeans mad! That's why they sought a route to the East! They used it to preserve their otherwise off-taste meat." After the third or fourth repetition RPG and I were getting a little tired of this spiel, and began to paraphrase him: "Wow! Ginger! The spice that makes rotten meat taste good!" "Say! Why don't we find some dog that's been run over and sat in the sun for a week and put some *ginger* on it for dinner?!" "Right! With a lalaberry shake!" And so on. This failed to faze JONL; he took it in good humour, as long as we kept returning to Uncle Gaylord's. He loves ginger honey ice cream. Now RPG and his then-wife KBT (Kathy Tracy) were putting us up (putting up with us?) in their home for our visit, so to thank them JONL and I took them out to a nice French restaurant of their choosing. I unadventurously chose the filet mignon, and KBT had je ne sais quoi du jour, but RPG and JONL had lapin (rabbit). (Waitress: "Oui, we have fresh rabbit, fresh today." RPG: "Well, JONL, I guess we won't need any *ginger*!") We finished the meal late, about 11 P.M., which is 2 A.M Boston time, so JONL and I were rather droopy. But it wasn't yet midnight. Off to Uncle Gaylord's! Now the French restaurant was in Redwood City, north of Palo Alto. In leaving Redwood City, we somehow got onto route 101 going north instead of south. JONL and I wouldn't have known the difference had RPG not mentioned it. We still knew very little of the local geography. I did figure out, however, that we were headed in the direction of Berkeley, and half-jokingly suggested that we continue north and go to Uncle Gaylord's in Berkeley. RPG said "Fine!" and we drove on for a while and talked. I was drowsy, and JONL actually dropped off to sleep for 5 minutes. When he awoke, RPG said, "Gee, JONL, you must have slept all the way over the bridge!", referring to the one spanning San Francisco Bay. Just then we came to a sign that said "University Avenue". I mumbled something about working our way over to Telegraph Avenue; RPG said "Right!" and maneuvered some more. Eventually we pulled up in front of an Uncle Gaylord's. Now, I hadn't really been paying attention because I was so sleepy, and I didn't really understand what was happening until RPG let me in on it a few moments later, but I was just alert enough to notice that we had somehow come to the Palo Alto Uncle Gaylord's after all. JONL noticed the resemblance to the Palo Alto store, but hadn't caught on. (The place is lit with red and yellow lights at night, and looks much different from the way it does in daylight.) He said, "This isn't the Uncle Gaylord's I went to in Berkeley! It looked like a barn! But this place looks *just like* the one back in Palo Alto!" RPG deadpanned, "Well, this is the one *I* always come to when I'm in Berkeley. They've got two in San Francisco, too. Remember, they're a chain." JONL accepted this bit of wisdom. And he was not totally ignorant - he knew perfectly well that University Avenue was in Berkeley, not far from Telegraph Avenue. What he didn't know was that there is a completely different University Avenue in Palo Alto. JONL went up to the counter and asked for ginger honey. The guy at the counter asked whether JONL would like to taste it first, evidently their standard procedure with that flavour, as not too many people like it. JONL said, "I'm sure I like it. Just give me a cone." The guy behind the counter insisted that JONL try just a taste first. "Some people think it tastes like soap." JONL insisted, "Look, I *love* ginger. I eat Chinese food. I eat raw ginger roots. I already went through this hassle with the guy back in Palo Alto. I *know* I like that flavour!" At the words "back in Palo Alto" the guy behind the counter got a very strange look on his face, but said nothing. KBT caught his eye and winked. Through my stupor I still hadn't quite grasped what was going on, and thought RPG was rolling on the floor laughing and clutching his stomach just because JONL had launched into his spiel ("makes rotten meat a dish for princes") for the forty-third time. At this point, RPG clued me in fully. RPG, KBT, and I retreated to a table, trying to stifle our chuckles. JONL remained at the counter, talking about ice cream with the guy b.t.c., comparing Uncle Gaylord's to other ice cream shops and generally having a good old time. At length the g.b.t.c. said, "How's the ginger honey?" JONL said, "Fine! I wonder what exactly is in it?" Now Uncle Gaylord publishes all his recipes and even teaches classes on how to make his ice cream at home. So the g.b.t.c. got out the recipe, and he and JONL pored over it for a while. But the g.b.t.c. could contain his curiosity no longer, and asked again, "You really like that stuff, huh?" JONL said, "Yeah, I've been eating it constantly back in Palo Alto for the past two days. In fact, I think this batch is about as good as the cones I got back in Palo Alto!" G.b.t.c. looked him straight in the eye and said, "You're *in* Palo Alto!" JONL turned slowly around, and saw the three of us collapse in a fit of giggles. He clapped a hand to his forehead and exclaimed, "I've been hacked!" [My spies on the West Coast inform me that there is a close relative of the raspberry found out there called an "ollalieberry" - ESR] [Ironic footnote: it appears that the {meme} about ginger vs. rotting meat may be an urban legend. It's not borne out by an examination of mediaeval recipes or period purchase records for spices, and appears full-blown in the works of Samuel Pegge, a gourmand and notorious flake case who originated numerous food myths. - ESR] [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-08)

sage ::: n. 1. A man who is venerated for his profound wisdom. sage"s, sages, king-sages. adj. 2. Having or exhibiting profound wisdom and calm judgement.

sage ::: n. --> A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.

The sagebrush.
A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.

sageness ::: n. --> The quality or state of being sage; wisdom; sagacity; prudence; gravity.

sapience ::: n. --> The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge.

sapiential ::: a. --> Having or affording wisdom.

Sarasvati (Saraswati) ::: "she of the stream, of the flowing movement"; [Ved.]: the streaming current and the word of inspiration of the Truth; the goddess of the Word; [Puranas]: the Muse and goddess of wisdom, learning and the arts and crafts.

saraswati. ::: goddess of speech, wisdom, learning and the arts

Sattva(Sanskrit) ::: One of the trigunas or "three qualities," the other two being rajas and tamas. Sattva is thequality of truth, goodness, reality, purity. These three gunas or qualities run all through the web or fabricof nature like threads inextricably mingled, for, indeed, each of these three qualities participates likewiseof the nature of the other two, yet each one possessing its predominant (which is its own svabhava) orintrinsic characteristic. One who desires to gain some genuine understanding of the manner in which thearchaic wisdom looks upon these three phases of human intellectual and spiritual activity must rememberthat not one of these three can be considered apart from the other two. The three are fundamentally threeoperations of the human consciousness, and essentially are that consciousness itself.

saturnian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.
Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year. ::: n.

Satya loka: In Hinduism and occult terminology, the world or plane of absolute purity and wisdom, the abode of the gods.

savitur. ::: the radiating Source of all creation with the brightness of the sun; the spiritual light that destroys ignorance and bestows wisdom, bliss and eternity; divine illumination

Schleiermacher, Friedrich Ernst Daniel (1768-1834): Religion, in which Schleiermacher substitutes for a theology (regarded impossible because of the unknowableness of God) the feeling of absolute dependence, is sharply delineated from science as the product of reason in which nature may ultimately attain its unity. Schleiermacher, a romanticist, exhibits Fichtean and Schellingean influence, and transcends Kant by proclaiming an ideal realism. Nature, the totality of existence, is an organism, just as knowledge is a system. Through the unity of the real and the ideal, wisdom, residing with the Absolute as the final unity, arises and is ever striven for by man. A determinism is evident in religion where sin and grace provide two poles and sin is regarded partly avoidable, partly unreal, and in ethics where freedom is admitted only soteriologically as spontaneous acknowledgment of identity with the divine in the person of Christ. However, the right to uniqueness and individuality in which each attains his real nature, is stressed. An elaborate ethics is based on four goods: State, Society, School, and Church, to which accrue virtues and duties. An absolute good is lacking, except insofar as it lies in the complete unity of reason and nature. -- K.F.L.

"Science is a right knowledge, in the end only of processes, but still the knowledge of processes too is part of a total wisdom and essential to a wide and a clear approach towards the deeper Truth behind.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“Science is a right knowledge, in the end only of processes, but still the knowledge of processes too is part of a total wisdom and essential to a wide and a clear approach towards the deeper Truth behind.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Secret Wisdom: Occult knowledge, esoteric philosophy; the magic art.

Secret doctrine: The esoteric teachings which Marc Edmund Jones defines as “arcane wisdom distinguished from secular knowledge because it cannot be told or learned in ordinary fashion, but instead must be acquired by a direct experience of its transcendental insights.”

Sephiroth: A Hebrew term for “the mystical and organically related hierarchy of the ten creative powers emanating from God, constituting, according to the kabalistic system, the foundation of the existence of the world.” (M. Buber: Tales of the Hasidim.) The ten Sephiroth are: 1. The Divine Crown (Kether); 2. The Divine Wisdom (Hokhmah); 3. The Intelligence of God (Binah); 4. The Divine Love or Mercy (Hesed); 5. The Divine Power of judgment and retribution (Gevurah or Din); 6. The Divine Compassion (Rahamin) which mediates between God’s Power of judgment and His Mercy; 7. The Lasting Endurance or Firmness of God (Netsah); 8. God’s Majesty or Splendor (Hod); 9. The Foundation of all active forces in God (Yesod); 10. The Kingdom of God (Malkhuth), which the Zohar usually describes as the mystical archetype of Israel’s community. (The above terms are based on the interpretations given by G. G. Scholem in Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. Other authorities occasionally adopt different terminologies. Thus, the fourth of the Sephiroth is frequently called Tiphereth, Beauty.)

Several meanings are possible: thirst for gold may be taken as the thirst for wisdom which causes deities to imbody in worlds, leaving their divine spheres to higher powers. This is reminiscent of the Hindu agnishvattas and kumaras. The thrice purified gold has been identified with manas, the conscious soul (SD 2:520). A more obvious meaning is that thirst for gold represents greed for possessions, and that Gullveig was an enchantress who brought sin into the world and with it the action of karma.

Sheng (jen): (a) A person of the highest wisdom.

Sishta(s)(Sista, Sanskrit) ::: This is a word meaning "remainders," or "remains," or "residuals" -- anything that is leftor remains behind. In the especial application in which this word is used in the ancient wisdom, thesishtas are those superior classes -- each of its own kind and kingdom -- left behind on a planet when itgoes into obscuration, in order to serve as the seeds of life for the inflow of the next incoming life-wavewhen the dawn of the new manvantara takes place on that planet.When each kingdom passes on to its next globe, each one leaves behind its sishtas, its lives representingthe very highest point of evolution arrived at by that kingdom in that round, but leaves them sleeping as itwere: dormant, relatively motionless, including life-atoms among them. Not without life, however, foreverything is as much alive as ever, and there is no "dead" matter anywhere; but the sishtas consideredaggregatively as the remnants or residuals of the life-wave which has passed on are sleeping, dormant,resting. These sishtas await the incoming of the life-waves on the next round, and then they re-awaken toa new cycle of activity as the seeds of the new kingdom or kingdoms -- be it the three elementalkingdoms or the mineral or vegetable or the beast or the next humanity.In a more restricted and still more specific sense, the sishtas are the great elect, or sages, left behind afterevery obscuration.

solomon ::: n. --> One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man.

  “Soma was never given in days of old to the non-initiated Brahman — the simple Grihasta, or priest of the exoteric ritual. Thus Brihaspati — ‘guru of the gods’ though he was — still represented the dead-letter form of worship. It is Tara his wife — the symbol of one who, though wedded to dogmatic worship, longs for true wisdom — who is shown as initiated into his mysteries by King Soma, the giver of that Wisdom. Soma is thus made in the allegory to carry her away. The result of this is the birth of Budha — esoteric Wisdom — (Mercury, or Hermes in Greece and Egypt). He is represented as ‘so beautiful,’ that even the husband, though well aware that Budha is not the progeny of his dead-letter worship — claims the ‘new-born’ as his Son, the fruit of his ritualistic and meaningless forms. Such is, in brief, one of the meanings of the allegory” (SD 2:498-9).

Sophia: (Gr. sophia) Theoretical as distinguished from practical wisdom, specifically, in Aristotle, knowledge of first principles, or first philosophy. -- G.R.M.

Sophia: The Holy Wisdom of the Gnostic doctrines.

sophical ::: a. --> Teaching wisdom.

Soulless Beings ::: "We elbow soulless men in the streets at every turn," wrote H. P. Blavatsky. This is an actual fact. Thestatement does not mean that those whom we thus elbow have no soul. The significance is that thespiritual part of these human beings is sleeping, not awake. They are animate humans with an animateworking brain-mind, an animal mind, but otherwise "soulless" in the sense that the soul is inactive,sleeping; and this is also just what Pythagoras meant when he spoke of the "living dead." They areeverywhere, these people. We elbow them, just as H. P. Blavatsky says, at every turn. The eyes may bephysically bright, and filled with the vital physical fire, but they lack soul; they lack tenderness, thefervid yet gentle warmth of the living flame of inspiration within. Sometimes impersonal love willawaken the soul in a man or in a woman; sometimes it will kill it if the love become selfish and gross.The streets are filled with such "soulless" people; but the phrase soulless people does not mean "lostsouls." The latter is again something else. The term soulless people therefore is a technical term. It meansmen and women who are still connected, but usually quite unconsciously, with the monad, the spiritualessence within them, but who are not self-consciously so connected. They live very largely in thebrain-mind and in the fields of sensuous consciousness. They turn with pleasure to the frivolities of life.They have the ordinary feelings of honor, etc., because it is conventional and good breeding so to havethem; but the deep inner fire of yearning, the living warmth that comes from being more or less at onewith the god within, they know not. Hence, they are "soulless," because the soul is not working with fieryenergy in and through them.A lost soul, on the other hand, means an entity who through various rebirths, it may be a dozen, or moreor less, has been slowly following the "easy descent to Avernus," and in whom the threads ofcommunication with the spirit within have been snapped one after the other. Vice will do this, continuousvice. Hate snaps these spiritual threads more quickly than anything else perhaps. Selfishness, the parentof hate, is the root of all human evil; and therefore a lost soul is one who is not merely soulless in theordinary theosophical usage of the word, but is one who has lost the last link, the last delicate thread ofconsciousness, connecting him with his inner god. He will continue "the easy descent," passing fromhuman birth to an inferior human birth, and then to one still more inferior, until finally the degenerateastral monad -- all that remains of the human being that once was -- may even enter the body of somebeast to which it feels attracted (and this is one side of the teaching of transmigration, which has been sobadly misunderstood in the Occident); some finally go even to plants perhaps, at the last, and willultimately vanish. The astral monad will then have faded out. Such lost souls are exceedingly rare,fortunately; but they are not what we call soulless people.If the student will remember the fact that when a human being is filled with the living spiritual andintellectual fiery energies flowing into his brain-mind from his inner god, he is then an insouled being, hewill readily understand that when these fiery energies can no longer reach the brain-mind and manifest ina man's life, there is thus produced what is called a soulless being. A good man, honorable, loyal,compassionate, aspiring, gentle, and true-hearted, and a student of wisdom, is an "insouled" man; abuddha is one who is fully, completely insouled; and there are all the intermediate grades between.

Soul ::: This word in the ancient wisdom signifies "vehicle," and upadhi -- that vehicle, or any vehicle, in whichthe monad, in any sphere of manifestation, is working out its destiny. A soul is an entity which is evolvedby experiences; it is not a spirit, but it is a vehicle of a spirit -- the monad. It manifests in matter throughand by being a substantial portion of the lower essence of the spirit. Touching another plane below it, orit may be above it, the point of union allowing ingress and egress to the consciousness, is a laya-center -the neutral center, in matter or substance, through which consciousness passes -- and the center of thatconsciousness is the monad. The soul in contradistinction with the monad is its vehicle for manifestationon any one plane. The spirit or monad manifests in seven vehicles, and each one of these vehicles is asoul.On the higher planes the soul is a vehicle manifesting as a sheaf or pillar of light; similarly with thevarious egos and their related vehicle-souls on the inferior planes, all growing constantly more dense, asthe planes of matter gradually thicken downwards and become more compact, into which the monadicray penetrates until the final soul, which is the physical body, the general vehicle or bearer or carrier ofthem all.Our teachings give to every animate thing a soul -- not a human soul, or a divine soul, or a spiritual soul-- but a soul corresponding to its own type. What it is, what its type is, actually comes from its soul;hence we properly may speak of the different beasts as having one or the other, a "duck soul," an "ostrichsoul," a "bull" or a "cow soul," and so forth. The entities lower than man -- in this case the beasts,considered as a kingdom, are differentiated into the different families of animals by the different soulswithin each. Of course behind the soul from which it springs there are in each individual entity all theother principles that likewise inform man; but all these higher principles are latent in the beast.Speaking generally, however, we may say that the soul is the intermediate part between the spirit whichis deathless and immortal on the one hand and, on the other hand, the physical frame, entirely mortal.The soul, therefore, is the intermediate part of the human constitution. It must be carefully noted in thisconnection that soul as a term employed in the esoteric philosophy, while indeed meaning essentially a"vehicle" or "sheath," this vehicle or sheath is nevertheless an animate or living entity much after themanner that the physical body, while being the sheath or vehicle of the other parts of man's constitution,is nevertheless in itself a discrete, animate, personalized being. (See also Vahana)

Speculation in Jewry rose again in the ninth century in the lands of the East, particularly in Babylonia, when Judaism once more met Greek philosophy, this time dressed in Arabic garb. The philosophic tradition of the ancients transmitted through the Syrians, to the young Arabic nation created a disturbance in the minds of the devotees of the Koran who, testing its principles by the light of the newly acquired wisdom, found them often wanting. As a result, various currents of thought were set in motion. Of these, the leading was the Kalamitic or the Mutazilite philosophy, (q.v.) of several shades, the general aim ot which was both to defend doctrines of religion against heresies and also to reconcile them with the principles of reason.

spirit of Delight ::: Sri Aurobindo: " Now, that a conscious Infinite is there in physical Nature, we are assured by every sign, though it is a consciousness not made or limited like ours. All her constructions and motions are those of an illimitable intuitive wisdom too great and spontaneous and mysteriously self-effective to be described as an intelligence, of a Power and Will working for Time in eternity with an inevitable and forecasting movement in each of its steps, even in those steps that in their outward or superficial impetus seem to us inconscient. And as there is in her this greater consciousness and greater power, so too there is an illimitable spirit of harmony and beauty in her constructions that never fails her, though its works are not limited by our aesthetic canons. An infinite hedonism too is there, an illimitable spirit of delight, of which we become aware when we enter into impersonal unity with her; and even as that in her which is terrible is a part of her beauty, that in her which is dangerous, cruel, destructive is a part of her delight, her universal Ananda. Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Spiritual man: The term may be applied by many occult philosophies to designate a human being who has attained to the divine principle of wisdom and is therefore immune to the ills of the flesh.

spiritual ::: The word “spiritual” has at least four major usages: 1. “Spiritual” refers to the highest levels in any developmental line (e.g., transrational cognition, transpersonal self-identity, etc.). 2. “Spiritual” is a separate developmental line itself (e.g., Fowler’s stages of faith). 3. “Spiritual” refers to a state or peak experience (e.g., nature mysticism). 4. “Spiritual” means a particular attitude or orientation, like openness, wisdom, or compassion, which can be present at virtually any state or stage.

Sri Aurobindo: ::: "O Wisdom-Splendour, Mother of the universe,

Sri Aurobindo: "There are two allied powers in man: Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth, seen in a distorted medium, as the mind arrives at by groping; Wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit.” *The Hour of God

Ssu tuan: All men possess the 'four beginnings' of benevolence (jen), righteousness (i), propriety (li), and wisdom (chih). (Mencius). -- H.H.

statesmanlike ::: a. --> Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman.

St. Augustine distinguished the intellect from reason, aliud est intellectus, aliud ratio. Intellection would be impossible without reason: Intelligere non valemus, nisi ralionem habeamus. The intellect is the soul itself: Non enim aliquid aliud est quam anima, sed aliquid animae est intellectus. It rules the soul: Intellectus animam regit, ad ipsam animam pertinens. Sometimes the intellectus is called intelligentia. Both the intellect and reason are innate in the mind, mens cui ratio et intelligentia naturaliter inest. Reason seeks knowledge or science, scientia, while the intellect, which is higher, aims at wisdom, sapientia, or the contemplation of eternal things, and especially God. -- J.J.R.

sthitaprajna. ::: one who firmly abides in the state of Self-knowledge; the unshakable man who is calm, full of wisdom and rooted in God; a Self-realised sage

Swedenborgianism: A highly developed religious philosophy arising from Emanuel Swedenborg (Jan. 29, 1688-March 29, 1772). Swedenborg claimed direct spiritual knowledge. He recognized three descending levels or "degress of being in God"; Love the Celestial, Spirit or the End; then Wisdom, the Spiritual or Soul, Cause; and finally the degree of Use, the Natural and Personal, the realm of Effects. Swedenborgism was formally launched in London in 1783 and is often called the New (or New Jerusalem) Church. -- F.K.

te: Universally recognized moral qualities of man, namely, wisdom (chih), moral chiracter (jen), and courage (yung). (Confucianism). -- W.T.C.

The agnishvattas signify our ancestral solar selves in contradistinction to the barhishads, our lunar ancestors. The agnishvattas are variously spoken of in The Secret Doctrine as the fashioners of the inner man, manasa-dhyanis (lords of mind), solar devas, sons of the flame of wisdom, givers of human intelligence and consciousness, and fire-dhyanis. In ancient Greece they were collectively personified by the epic figure of Prometheus, and in China by the Fiery Dragons of Wisdom.

The body in general and the brain in particular are compact of finer and grosser elements, the former responsive only to the breath of divine wisdom, out of reach of the winds from the passion-laden lower mind, whose function is to act on and arouse the grosser elements of the nervous system. The brain, therefore, is a kind of reflector of thought-currents and emotional tides which arise in the kamic centers of the inner self, and are distributed through the nervous ganglia in the skull to the physical kamic reflection centers in the trunk. Thus we scarcely use at all the brain itself in the true sense, or at any rate only in its lowest aspects or functions; and it is only in rare moments that the brain tissues are suffused with the glory emanating directly from the higher nature and working through the pineal and pituitary glands in the skull and through the secret center in the heart.

“The brew of the as,” “Odin’s brew,” or the “bardic mead” is inspired poetry, the runes of ancient wisdom sought by Odin in the giant worlds. The “driving of the as” or Tordon (Thor’s din) is thunder.

The Demiourgos, however, is the deity in its creative aspect, the Second Logos — not a personal deity, but an abstract term denoting the host of creative powers. Later, the conception was anthropomorphized. It is the elohim of the Bible who make kosmos out of chaos; the universal mind, separated from its fountain-source; the four-faced Brahma; the seven principal dhyani-chohans. In the Qabbalah, Hokhmah (wisdom) becomes united with Binah (intelligence), which latter is Jehovah or the Demiourgos. But the Demiourgos itself is dual in the same sense as are those formative powers for which the name stands: acting on all planes from the highest to the lowest, the contrast between above and below, light and its shadow, is shown; added to which, it includes potencies which are symbolized by human minds as masculine and feminine. There was plenty of scope, then, for confusion as to the meaning and application of the word. See also ARCHITECTS; DHYANI-CHOHANS; LOGOS

The Divine Love, unlike the human, is deep and vast and silent ; one must become quiet and wide to be aware of it and reply to it. He must make it his whole object to be surrender- ed so that he may become a vessel and instrument — leaving it to the Divine Wisdom and Love to All him with what is needed.

The dragon symbol, then, is both cosmic and human in its applications: it may stand for powers of nature, which first overcome man, but which he must eventually overcome, as well as the monad atma-buddhi, which through the manasic principle seeks imbodiment, but needs the help of the still lower principles in order to effect a union with the principles of earth. Cosmologically analogies are drawn between the north polar constellation Draco and one or the other of the great floods, and the word dragon is sometimes used to denote such a flood; for the position of this constellation relative to that of the earth’s axis of rotation is intimately connected with cataclysms. The dragon in its higher or superior sense means among other things divine wisdom, especially where the serpent is used for terrestrial wisdom; and adepts or initiates were frequently called dragons. The dragon may be the symbol of a cycle; and the sevenfold dragon may mean the seven minor cycles in a great cycle.

The ethics of Platonism is intellectualistic. While he questions (Protagoras, 323 ff.) the sophistic teaching that "virtue is knowledge", and stresses the view that the wise man must do what is right, as well as know the right, still the cumulative impetus of his many dialogues on the various virtues and the good life, tends toward the conclusion that the learned, rationally developed soul is the good soul. From this point of view, wisdom is the greatest virtue, (Repub. IV). Fortitude and temperance are necessary virtues of the lower parts of the soul and justice in the individual, as in the state, is the harmonious co-operation of all parts, under the control of reason. Of pleasures, the best are those of the intellect (Philebus); man's greatest happiness is to be found in the contemplation of the highest Ideas (Repub., 583 ff.).

The fruit of the haoma was the fruit of the tree of knowledge and wisdom (later transformed into the forbidden fruit), similar to the apples of wisdom and the pippala. See also ASVATTHA

The Ganges, like many other ancient, highly revered streams, was an emblem of the flowing from spirit to matter, or from celestial realms to material, of occult forces including streams of wisdom and power flowing from heaven to earth or from gods to mankind, an idea which once understood kept perennially before people’s minds the reality of the spiritual worlds and their intimate interconnection with the realms of physical space and time.

The history of human evolution has passed down to us transfigured by the progressive accretion of myths, so that the name cyclopes was handed down to various owners until it meant merely giants who built vast walls. Hesiod’s original three were the last three subraces of the Lemurians, the one eye was the wisdom eye, the other eyes not being fully developed as physical organs until the beginning of the fourth root-race. Odysseus, a fourth-race hero, though he destroys a barbarous race in the interests of culture, nevertheless puts out the third eye. It is an allegory of the passage from a simpler Cyclopean civilization of huge stone buildings to the more sensual civilization of the Atlanteans (SD 2:769). Disciples of the initiates of the fourth root-race were said to hand over divine knowledge to their cyclopes, sons of cycles or of the infinite (SD 1:208), while the cyclopes supposed to have built walls were masons in the sense of initiators (SD 2:345).

"The ideation of the gnosis is radiating light-stuff of the consciousness of the eternal Existence; each ray is a truth. The will in the gnosis is a conscious force of eternal knowledge; it throws the consciousness and substance of being into infallible forms of truth-power, forms that embody the idea and make it faultlessly effective, and it works out each truth-power and each truth-form spontaneously and rightly according to its nature. Because it carries this creative force of the divine Idea, the Sun, the lord and symbol of the gnosis, is described in the Veda as the Light which is the father of all things, Surya Savitri, the Wisdom-Luminous who is the bringer-out into manifest existence.” The Synthesis of Yoga*

“The ideation of the gnosis is radiating light-stuff of the consciousness of the eternal Existence; each ray is a truth. The will in the gnosis is a conscious force of eternal knowledge; it throws the consciousness and substance of being into infallible forms of truth-power, forms that embody the idea and make it faultlessly effective, and it works out each truth-power and each truth-form spontaneously and rightly according to its nature. Because it carries this creative force of the divine Idea, the Sun, the lord and symbol of the gnosis, is described in the Veda as the Light which is the father of all things, Surya Savitri, the Wisdom-Luminous who is the bringer-out into manifest existence.” The Synthesis of Yoga

  “The initiated adept, who had successfully passed through all the trials, was attached, not nailed, but simply tied on a couch in the form of a tau tau(in Egypt) of a Svastika without the four additional prolongations (thus: cross, not svastika ) plunged in a deep sleep (the ‘Sleep of Siloam’ it is called to this day among the Initiates in Asia Minor, in Syria, and even higher Egypt). He was allowed to remain in this state for three days and three nights, during which time his Spiritual Ego was said to confabulate with the ‘gods,’ descend into Hades, Amenti, or Patala (according to the country), and do works of charity to the invisible beings, whether souls of men or Elemental Spirits; his body remaining all the time in a temple crypt or subterranean cave. In Egypt it was placed in the Sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber of the Pyramid of Cheops, and carried during the night of the approaching third day to the entrance of a gallery, where at a certain hour the beams of the rising Sun struck full on the face of the entranced candidate, who awoke to be initiated by Osiris, and Thoth the God of Wisdom” (SD 2:558).

“…the luminous veiled Sphinx of the infinite Consciousness and eternal Wisdom.” The Life Divine

The mate of Wisdom and the spouse of Light,

The Mother: "Wisdom cannot be acquired except through union with the Divine Consciousness.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*

The Mother: “Wisdom cannot be acquired except through union with the Divine Consciousness.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

Theosophy ::: A compound Greek word: theos, a "divine being," a "god"; sophia, "wisdom"; hence divine wisdom.Theosophy is the majestic wisdom-religion of the archaic ages and is as old as thinking man. It wasdelivered to the first human protoplasts, the first thinking human beings on this earth, by highlyintelligent spiritual entities from superior spheres. This ancient doctrine, this esoteric system, has beenpassed down from guardians to guardians to guardians through innumerable generations until our owntime. Furthermore, portions of this original and majestic system have been given out at various periods oftime to various races in various parts of the world by those guardians when humanity stood in need ofsuch extension and elaboration of spiritual and intellectual thought.Theosophy is not a syncretistic philosophy-religion-science, a system of thought or belief which has beenput together piecemeal and consisting of parts or portions taken by some great mind from other variousreligions or philosophies. This idea is false. On the contrary, theosophy is that single system orsystematic formulation of the facts of visible and invisible nature which, as expressed through theilluminated human mind, takes the apparently separate forms of science and of philosophy and ofreligion. We may likewise describe theosophy to be the formulation in human language of the nature,structure, origin, destiny, and operations of the kosmical universe and of the multitudes of beings whichinfill it.It might be added that theosophy, in the language of H. P. Blavatsky (Theosophical Glossary, p. 328), is"the sub-stratum and basis of all the world-religions and philosophies, taught and practiced by a few electever since man became a thinking being. In its practical bearing, Theosophy is purely divine ethics; thedefinitions in dictionaries are pure nonsense, based on religious prejudice and ignorance." (See alsoUniversal Brotherhood)

Theosophy: (Gr., lit. "divine wisdom") is a term introduced in the third century by Ammonius Saccas, the master of Plotinus to identify a recurring tendency prompted often by renewed impulses from the Orient, but implicit in mystery schools as that of Eleusis, among the Essenes and elsewhere. Theosophy differs from speculative philosophy in allowing validity to some classes of mystical experience as regard soul and spirit, and in recognising clairvoyance and telepathy and kindred forms of perception as linking the worlds of psyche and body. Its content describes a transcendental field as the only real (approximating to Brahman, Nous, and Pleroma) from which emerge material universes in series, with properties revealing that supreme Being. Two polarities appear as the first manifesting stage, consciousness or spirit (Brahma, Chaos, Holy Ghost), and matter or energy (Siva, Logos, Father). Simultaneously, life appears clothed in matter and spirit, as form or species (Vishnu, Cosmos, Son). In a sense, life is the direct reflection of the tnnscendent supreme, hence biological thinking has a privileged place in Theosophy. Thus, cycles of life are perceived in body, psyche, soul and spirit. The lesser of these is reincarnation of impersonal soul in many personalities. A larger epoch is "the cycle of necessity", when spirit evolves over vast periods. -- F.K.

Theosophy: In general, a philosophical system claiming to be divine wisdom and the true knowledge of the existence and nature of the deity. Specifically, the word is used to designate the “wisdom-religion” propagated by the Theosophical Society (q.v.).

“The Overmind is essentially a spiritual power. Mind in it surpasses its ordinary self and rises and takes its stand on a spiritual foundation. It embraces beauty and sublimates it; it has an essential aesthesis which is not limited by rules and canons, it sees a universal and an eternal beauty while it takes up and transforms all that is limited and particular. It is besides concerned with things other than beauty or aesthetics. It is concerned especially with truth and knowledge or rather with a wisdom that exceeds what we call knowledge; its truth goes beyond truth of fact and truth of thought, even the higher thought which is the first spiritual range of the thinker. It has the truth of spiritual thought, spiritual feeling, spiritual sense and at its highest the truth that comes by the most intimate spiritual touch or by identity. Ultimately, truth and beauty come together and coincide, but in between there is a difference. Overmind in all its dealings puts truth first; it brings out the essential truth (and truths) in things and also its infinite possibilities; it brings out even the truth that lies behind falsehood and error; it brings out the truth of the Inconscient and the truth of the Superconscient and all that lies in between. When it speaks through poetry, this remains its first essential quality; a limited aesthetical artistic aim is not its purpose.” Letters on Savitri

The primeval duck is very similar in idea to kalahansa, the primeval goose of ancient Hindustan, and also the Egyptian goose and Seb “the great Cackler”; although this ancient Finnish epic preserves the ancient wisdom-teaching of the seven globes which comprise the earth planetary chain, and also on a larger field of action, the solar system itself in its various inner and outer planes, and the surrounding and comprehending universe or galaxy.

  “There was a notable difference between the ape-headed gods and the ‘Cynocephalus’ . . ., a dog-headed baboon from upper Egypt. The latter, whose sacred city was Hermopolis, was sacred to the lunar deities and Thoth-Hermes, hence an emblem of secret wisdom — as was Hanuman, the monkey god of India, and later, the elephant-headed Ganesha. The mission of the Cynocephalus was to show the way for the Dead to the Seat of Judgment and Osiris, whereas the ape-gods were all phallic” (TG 92).

The ring here signifies the circle of knowledge or cycle of initiatory experience and wisdom thus gained, which the fully completed initiate thereafter carries with him in the form of the ring or circle of wisdom and power. One of the powers of the adept, for instance, is to render himself invisible at will, which is achieved by throwing around himself a veil of akasa. The descent into the earth points emphatically to the descent into the pit or underworld which every neophyte of the higher degrees must undertake before completing the initiatory cycle. See also BRIAREUS

The Roman Catholic Church has also adopted the term, speaking of itself as the Bride of Christ. Explaining the passage in Revelation (19:7-9) referring to the marriage of the Lamb to his bride, Blavatsky writes: “ ‘The Logos is passive Wisdom in Heaven and Conscious, Self-Active Wisdom on Earth,’ we are taught. It is the Marriage of ‘Heavenly man’ with the ‘Virgin of the World’ — Nature, as described in Pymander, the result of which is their progeny — immortal man” (SD 2:231).

The scheme of terrestrial evolution from the standpoint of the ancient wisdom given in The Secret Doctrine is, in a few words: the earth we see is the fourth of a sevenfold “chain” of globes which constitutes a single organism, as we may call it. The other six globes are not visible to our gross senses but the entire group is intimately connected. The vast stream of human monads circulates seven times round the earth planetary chain during the great cycle. We are now in the fourth circulation or round of the great pilgrimage on our globe and so this period is called the fourth round. While on our globe we pass through seven stages called “root-races,” each lasting for millions of years. Each in its turn is subdivided into smaller septenary sections. Each succeeding root-race is shorter than its predecessor, and there is some overlapping. Great geological changes separate each root-race from its successor and only a comparatively few survivors remain to provide the seed for the next root-race.

"The supermind contains all its knowledge in itself, is in its highest divine wisdom in eternal possession of all truth and even in its lower, limited or individualised forms has only to bring the latent truth out of itself, — the perception which the old thinkers tried to express when they said that all knowing was in its real origin and nature only a memory of inwardly existing knowledge.” The Synthesis of Yoga ::: *knowledge-bales, knowledge-scrap, half-knowledge, self-knowledge, world-knowledge.

“The supermind contains all its knowledge in itself, is in its highest divine wisdom in eternal possession of all truth and even in its lower, limited or individualised forms has only to bring the latent truth out of itself,—the perception which the old thinkers tried to express when they said that all knowing was in its real origin and nature only a memory of inwardly existing knowledge.” The Synthesis of Yoga

The whole underworld was said to be ruled over by Nergal, god of wisdom, and was divided into seven spheres or regions, each under the guardianship of a watcher stationed at a massive portal. The deceased is represented as a traveler who must surrender a portion of his vestments (his sheaths of consciousness) to each one of the seven guardians in turn. See also ISHTAR

“This is the Logos (the first), or Vajradhara, the Supreme Buddha (also called Dorjechang). As the Lord of all Mysteries he cannot manifest, but sends into the world of manifestation his heart — the ‘diamond heart,’ Vajrasattva (Dorjesempa)” (SD 1:571). Adi-buddha is the individualized monadic focus of adi-buddhi, primordial cosmic wisdom or intelligence, synonymous with mahabuddhi or mahat (universal mind). Otherwise expressed, adi-buddha is the supreme being heading the hierarchy of compassion and our solar universe; the fountain of light running through all subordinate hierarchies and thus the supreme lord and initiator of the wisdom side of our universe.

:::   "This is the omniscient who knows the law of our being and is sufficient to his works; let us build the song of his truth by our thought and make it as if a chariot on which he shall mount. When he dwells with us, then a happy wisdom becomes ours. With him for friend we cannot come to harm.” The Secret of the Veda

“This is the omniscient who knows the law of our being and is sufficient to his works; let us build the song of his truth by our thought and make it as if a chariot on which he shall mount. When he dwells with us, then a happy wisdom becomes ours. With him for friend we cannot come to harm.” The Secret of the Veda

"This supreme Soul and Self is the Seer, the Ancient of Days and in his eternal self-vision and wisdom the Master and Ruler of all existence who sets in their place in his being all things that are, . . . .” Essays on the Gita

“This supreme Soul and Self is the Seer, the Ancient of Days and in his eternal self-vision and wisdom the Master and Ruler of all existence who sets in their place in his being all things that are, …” Essays on the Gita

This tale, like so many mythic stories, is an allegoric history of the early races of mankind, featuring their successive development of distinctive qualities and intelligence. Many myths feature the slaying of a dragon or serpent of wisdom to obtain a treasure of gold (wisdom), which in many cases carries with it a curse, indicating the need for discrimination in its use.

This teaching is in all the religions of the world, expressing the law of our higher nature, which is love and harmony, as contrasted with the law of our lower nature, which makes for personal separateness and sets the individual at variance with his neighbor. Its realization in thought and conduct is an indispensable requisite to attainment on the path of wisdom and liberation. The following are selected from many similar teachings:

Thoth: Ibis-headed god of ancient Egypt, god of wisdom, and magical arts, inventor of writing, patron of literature.

Three senses of "Ockhamism" may be distinguished: Logical, indicating usage of the terminology and technique of logical analysis developed by Ockham in his Summa totius logicae; in particular, use of the concept of supposition (suppositio) in the significative analysis of terms. Epistemological, indicating the thesis that universality is attributable only to terms and propositions, and not to things as existing apart from discourse. Theological, indicating the thesis that no tneological doctrines, such as those of God's existence or of the immortality of the soul, are evident or demonstrable philosophically, so that religious doctrine rests solely on faith, without metaphysical or scientific support. It is in this sense that Luther is often called an Ockhamist.   Bibliography:   B. Geyer,   Ueberwegs Grundriss d. Gesch. d. Phil., Bd. II (11th ed., Berlin 1928), pp. 571-612 and 781-786; N. Abbagnano,   Guglielmo di Ockham (Lanciano, Italy, 1931); E. A. Moody,   The Logic of William of Ockham (N. Y. & London, 1935); F. Ehrle,   Peter von Candia (Muenster, 1925); G. Ritter,   Studien zur Spaetscholastik, I-II (Heidelberg, 1921-1922).     --E.A.M. Om, aum: (Skr.) Mystic, holy syllable as a symbol for the indefinable Absolute. See Aksara, Vac, Sabda. --K.F.L. Omniscience: In philosophy and theology it means the complete and perfect knowledge of God, of Himself and of all other beings, past, present, and future, or merely possible, as well as all their activities, real or possible, including the future free actions of human beings. --J.J.R. One: Philosophically, not a number but equivalent to unit, unity, individuality, in contradistinction from multiplicity and the mani-foldness of sensory experience. In metaphysics, the Supreme Idea (Plato), the absolute first principle (Neo-platonism), the universe (Parmenides), Being as such and divine in nature (Plotinus), God (Nicolaus Cusanus), the soul (Lotze). Religious philosophy and mysticism, beginning with Indian philosophy (s.v.), has favored the designation of the One for the metaphysical world-ground, the ultimate icility, the world-soul, the principle of the world conceived as reason, nous, or more personally. The One may be conceived as an independent whole or as a sum, as analytic or synthetic, as principle or ontologically. Except by mysticism, it is rarely declared a fact of sensory experience, while its transcendent or transcendental, abstract nature is stressed, e.g., in epistemology where the "I" or self is considered the unitary background of personal experience, the identity of self-consciousness, or the unity of consciousness in the synthesis of the manifoldness of ideas (Kant). --K.F.L. One-one: A relation R is one-many if for every y in the converse domain there is a unique x such that xRy. A relation R is many-one if for every x in the domain there is a unique y such that xRy. (See the article relation.) A relation is one-one, or one-to-one, if it is at the same time one-many and many-one. A one-one relation is said to be, or to determine, a one-to-one correspondence between its domain and its converse domain. --A.C. On-handedness: (Ger. Vorhandenheit) Things exist in the mode of thereness, lying- passively in a neutral space. A "deficient" form of a more basic relationship, termed at-handedness (Zuhandenheit). (Heidegger.) --H.H. Ontological argument: Name by which later authors, especially Kant, designate the alleged proof for God's existence devised by Anselm of Canterbury. Under the name of God, so the argument runs, everyone understands that greater than which nothing can be thought. Since anything being the greatest and lacking existence is less then the greatest having also existence, the former is not really the greater. The greatest, therefore, has to exist. Anselm has been reproached, already by his contemporary Gaunilo, for unduly passing from the field of logical to the field of ontological or existential reasoning. This criticism has been repeated by many authors, among them Aquinas. The argument has, however, been used, if in a somewhat modified form, by Duns Scotus, Descartes, and Leibniz. --R.A. Ontological Object: (Gr. onta, existing things + logos, science) The real or existing object of an act of knowledge as distinguished from the epistemological object. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ontologism: (Gr. on, being) In contrast to psychologism, is called any speculative system which starts philosophizing by positing absolute being, or deriving the existence of entities independently of experience merely on the basis of their being thought, or assuming that we have immediate and certain knowledge of the ground of being or God. Generally speaking any rationalistic, a priori metaphysical doctrine, specifically the philosophies of Rosmini-Serbati and Vincenzo Gioberti. As a philosophic method censored by skeptics and criticists alike, as a scholastic doctrine formerly strongly supported, revived in Italy and Belgium in the 19th century, but no longer countenanced. --K.F.L. Ontology: (Gr. on, being + logos, logic) The theory of being qua being. For Aristotle, the First Philosophy, the science of the essence of things. Introduced as a term into philosophy by Wolff. The science of fundamental principles, the doctrine of the categories. Ultimate philosophy; rational cosmology. Syn. with metaphysics. See Cosmology, First Principles, Metaphysics, Theology. --J.K.F. Operation: "(Lit. operari, to work) Any act, mental or physical, constituting a phase of the reflective process, and performed with a view to acquiring1 knowledge or information about a certain subject-nntter. --A.C.B.   In logic, see Operationism.   In philosophy of science, see Pragmatism, Scientific Empiricism. Operationism: The doctrine that the meaning of a concept is given by a set of operations.   1. The operational meaning of a term (word or symbol) is given by a semantical rule relating the term to some concrete process, object or event, or to a class of such processes, objectj or events.   2. Sentences formed by combining operationally defined terms into propositions are operationally meaningful when the assertions are testable by means of performable operations. Thus, under operational rules, terms have semantical significance, propositions have empirical significance.   Operationism makes explicit the distinction between formal (q.v.) and empirical sentences. Formal propositions are signs arranged according to syntactical rules but lacking operational reference. Such propositions, common in mathematics, logic and syntax, derive their sanction from convention, whereas an empirical proposition is acceptable (1) when its structure obeys syntactical rules and (2) when there exists a concrete procedure (a set of operations) for determining its truth or falsity (cf. Verification). Propositions purporting to be empirical are sometimes amenable to no operational test because they contain terms obeying no definite semantical rules. These sentences are sometimes called pseudo-propositions and are said to be operationally meaningless. They may, however, be 'meaningful" in other ways, e.g. emotionally or aesthetically (cf. Meaning).   Unlike a formal statement, the "truth" of an empirical sentence is never absolute and its operational confirmation serves only to increase the degree of its validity. Similarly, the semantical rule comprising the operational definition of a term has never absolute precision. Ordinarily a term denotes a class of operations and the precision of its definition depends upon how definite are the rules governing inclusion in the class.   The difference between Operationism and Logical Positivism (q.v.) is one of emphasis. Operationism's stress of empirical matters derives from the fact that it was first employed to purge physics of such concepts as absolute space and absolute time, when the theory of relativity had forced upon physicists the view that space and time are most profitably defined in terms of the operations by which they are measured. Although different methods of measuring length at first give rise to different concepts of length, wherever the equivalence of certain of these measures can be established by other operations, the concepts may legitimately be combined.   In psychology the operational criterion of meaningfulness is commonly associated with a behavioristic point of view. See Behaviorism. Since only those propositions which are testable by public and repeatable operations are admissible in science, the definition of such concepti as mind and sensation must rest upon observable aspects of the organism or its behavior. Operational psychology deals with experience only as it is indicated by the operation of differential behavior, including verbal report. Discriminations, or the concrete differential reactions of organisms to internal or external environmental states, are by some authors regarded as the most basic of all operations.   For a discussion of the role of operational definition in phvsics. see P. W. Bridgman, The Logic of Modern Physics, (New York, 1928) and The Nature of Physical Theory (Princeton, 1936). "The extension of operationism to psychology is discussed by C. C. Pratt in The Logic of Modem Psychology (New York. 1939.)   For a discussion and annotated bibliography relating to Operationism and Logical Positivism, see S. S. Stevens, Psychology and the Science of Science, Psychol. Bull., 36, 1939, 221-263. --S.S.S. Ophelimity: Noun derived from the Greek, ophelimos useful, employed by Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) in economics as the equivalent of utility, or the capacity to provide satisfaction. --J.J.R. Opinion: (Lat. opinio, from opinor, to think) An hypothesis or proposition entertained on rational grounds but concerning which doubt can reasonably exist. A belief. See Hypothesis, Certainty, Knowledge. --J.K.F- Opposition: (Lat. oppositus, pp. of oppono, to oppose) Positive actual contradiction. One of Aristotle's Post-predicaments. In logic any contrariety or contradiction, illustrated by the "Square of Opposition". Syn. with: conflict. See Logic, formal, § 4. --J.K.F. Optimism: (Lat. optimus, the best) The view inspired by wishful thinking, success, faith, or philosophic reflection, that the world as it exists is not so bad or even the best possible, life is good, and man's destiny is bright. Philosophically most persuasively propounded by Leibniz in his Theodicee, according to which God in his wisdom would have created a better world had he known or willed such a one to exist. Not even he could remove moral wrong and evil unless he destroyed the power of self-determination and hence the basis of morality. All systems of ethics that recognize a supreme good (Plato and many idealists), subscribe to the doctrines of progressivism (Turgot, Herder, Comte, and others), regard evil as a fragmentary view (Josiah Royce et al.) or illusory, or believe in indemnification (Henry David Thoreau) or melioration (Emerson), are inclined optimistically. Practically all theologies advocating a plan of creation and salvation, are optimistic though they make the good or the better dependent on moral effort, right thinking, or belief, promising it in a future existence. Metaphysical speculation is optimistic if it provides for perfection, evolution to something higher, more valuable, or makes room for harmonies or a teleology. See Pessimism. --K.F.L. Order: A class is said to be partially ordered by a dyadic relation R if it coincides with the field of R, and R is transitive and reflexive, and xRy and yRx never both hold when x and y are different. If in addition R is connected, the class is said to be ordered (or simply ordered) by R, and R is called an ordering relation.   Whitehcid and Russell apply the term serial relation to relations which are transitive, irreflexive, and connected (and, in consequence, also asymmetric). However, the use of serial relations in this sense, instead ordering relations as just defined, is awkward in connection with the notion of order for unit classes.   Examples: The relation not greater than among leal numbers is an ordering relation. The relation less than among real numbers is a serial relation. The real numbers are simply ordered by the former relation. In the algebra of classes (logic formal, § 7), the classes are partially ordered by the relation of class inclusion.   For explanation of the terminology used in making the above definitions, see the articles connexity, reflexivity, relation, symmetry, transitivity. --A.C. Order type: See relation-number. Ordinal number: A class b is well-ordered by a dyadic relation R if it is ordered by R (see order) and, for every class a such that a ⊂ b, there is a member x of a, such that xRy holds for every member y of a; and R is then called a well-ordering relation. The ordinal number of a class b well-ordered by a relation R, or of a well-ordering relation R, is defined to be the relation-number (q. v.) of R.   The ordinal numbers of finite classes (well-ordered by appropriate relations) are called finite ordinal numbers. These are 0, 1, 2, ... (to be distinguished, of course, from the finite cardinal numbers 0, 1, 2, . . .).   The first non-finite (transfinite or infinite) ordinal number is the ordinal number of the class of finite ordinal numbers, well-ordered in their natural order, 0, 1, 2, . . .; it is usually denoted by the small Greek letter omega. --A.C.   G. Cantor, Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, translated and with an introduction by P. E. B. Jourdain, Chicago and London, 1915. (new ed. 1941); Whitehead and Russell, Princtpia Mathematica. vol. 3. Orexis: (Gr. orexis) Striving; desire; the conative aspect of mind, as distinguished from the cognitive and emotional (Aristotle). --G.R.M.. Organicism: A theory of biology that life consists in the organization or dynamic system of the organism. Opposed to mechanism and vitalism. --J.K.F. Organism: An individual animal or plant, biologically interpreted. A. N. Whitehead uses the term to include also physical bodies and to signify anything material spreading through space and enduring in time. --R.B.W. Organismic Psychology: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, an instrument) A system of theoretical psychology which construes the structure of the mind in organic rather than atomistic terms. See Gestalt Psychology; Psychological Atomism. --L.W. Organization: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, work) A structured whole. The systematic unity of parts in a purposive whole. A dynamic system. Order in something actual. --J.K.F. Organon: (Gr. organon) The title traditionally given to the body of Aristotle's logical treatises. The designation appears to have originated among the Peripatetics after Aristotle's time, and expresses their view that logic is not a part of philosophy (as the Stoics maintained) but rather the instrument (organon) of philosophical inquiry. See Aristotelianism. --G.R.M.   In Kant. A system of principles by which pure knowledge may be acquired and established.   Cf. Fr. Bacon's Novum Organum. --O.F.K. Oriental Philosophy: A general designation used loosely to cover philosophic tradition exclusive of that grown on Greek soil and including the beginnings of philosophical speculation in Egypt, Arabia, Iran, India, and China, the elaborate systems of India, Greater India, China, and Japan, and sometimes also the religion-bound thought of all these countries with that of the complex cultures of Asia Minor, extending far into antiquity. Oriental philosophy, though by no means presenting a homogeneous picture, nevertheless shares one characteristic, i.e., the practical outlook on life (ethics linked with metaphysics) and the absence of clear-cut distinctions between pure speculation and religious motivation, and on lower levels between folklore, folk-etymology, practical wisdom, pre-scientiiic speculation, even magic, and flashes of philosophic insight. Bonds with Western, particularly Greek philosophy have no doubt existed even in ancient times. Mutual influences have often been conjectured on the basis of striking similarities, but their scientific establishment is often difficult or even impossible. Comparative philosophy (see especially the work of Masson-Oursel) provides a useful method. Yet a thorough treatment of Oriental Philosophy is possible only when the many languages in which it is deposited have been more thoroughly studied, the psychological and historical elements involved in the various cultures better investigated, and translations of the relevant documents prepared not merely from a philological point of view or out of missionary zeal, but by competent philosophers who also have some linguistic training. Much has been accomplished in this direction in Indian and Chinese Philosophy (q.v.). A great deal remains to be done however before a definitive history of Oriental Philosophy may be written. See also Arabian, and Persian Philosophy. --K.F.L. Origen: (185-254) The principal founder of Christian theology who tried to enrich the ecclesiastic thought of his day by reconciling it with the treasures of Greek philosophy. Cf. Migne PL. --R.B.W. Ormazd: (New Persian) Same as Ahura Mazdah (q.v.), the good principle in Zoroastrianism, and opposed to Ahriman (q.v.). --K.F.L. Orphic Literature: The mystic writings, extant only in fragments, of a Greek religious-philosophical movement of the 6th century B.C., allegedly started by the mythical Orpheus. In their mysteries, in which mythology and rational thinking mingled, the Orphics concerned themselves with cosmogony, theogony, man's original creation and his destiny after death which they sought to influence to the better by pure living and austerity. They taught a symbolism in which, e.g., the relationship of the One to the many was clearly enunciated, and believed in the soul as involved in reincarnation. Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato were influenced by them. --K.F.L. Ortega y Gasset, Jose: Born in Madrid, May 9, 1883. At present in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Son of Ortega y Munillo, the famous Spanish journalist. Studied at the College of Jesuits in Miraflores and at the Central University of Madrid. In the latter he presented his Doctor's dissertation, El Milenario, in 1904, thereby obtaining his Ph.D. degree. After studies in Leipzig, Berlin, Marburg, under the special influence of Hermann Cohen, the great exponent of Kant, who taught him the love for the scientific method and awoke in him the interest in educational philosophy, Ortega came to Spain where, after the death of Nicolas Salmeron, he occupied the professorship of metaphysics at the Central University of Madrid. The following may be considered the most important works of Ortega y Gasset:     Meditaciones del Quijote, 1914;   El Espectador, I-VIII, 1916-1935;   El Tema de Nuestro Tiempo, 1921;   España Invertebrada, 1922;   Kant, 1924;   La Deshumanizacion del Arte, 1925;   Espiritu de la Letra, 1927;   La Rebelion de las Masas, 1929;   Goethe desde Adentio, 1934;   Estudios sobre el Amor, 1939;   Ensimismamiento y Alteracion, 1939;   El Libro de las Misiones, 1940;   Ideas y Creencias, 1940;     and others.   Although brought up in the Marburg school of thought, Ortega is not exactly a neo-Kantian. At the basis of his Weltanschauung one finds a denial of the fundamental presuppositions which characterized European Rationalism. It is life and not thought which is primary. Things have a sense and a value which must be affirmed independently. Things, however, are to be conceived as the totality of situations which constitute the circumstances of a man's life. Hence, Ortega's first philosophical principle: "I am myself plus my circumstances". Life as a problem, however, is but one of the poles of his formula. Reason is the other. The two together function, not by dialectical opposition, but by necessary coexistence. Life, according to Ortega, does not consist in being, but rather, in coming to be, and as such it is of the nature of direction, program building, purpose to be achieved, value to be realized. In this sense the future as a time dimension acquires new dignity, and even the present and the past become articulate and meaning-full only in relation to the future. Even History demands a new point of departure and becomes militant with new visions. --J.A.F. Orthodoxy: Beliefs which are declared by a group to be true and normative. Heresy is a departure from and relative to a given orthodoxy. --V.S. Orthos Logos: See Right Reason. Ostensible Object: (Lat. ostendere, to show) The object envisaged by cognitive act irrespective of its actual existence. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ostensive: (Lat. ostendere, to show) Property of a concept or predicate by virtue of which it refers to and is clarified by reference to its instances. --A.C.B. Ostwald, Wilhelm: (1853-1932) German chemist. Winner of the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1909. In Die Uberwindung des wissenschaftlichen Materialistmus and in Naturphilosophie, his two best known works in the field of philosophy, he advocates a dynamic theory in opposition to materialism and mechanism. All properties of matter, and the psychic as well, are special forms of energy. --L.E.D. Oupnekhat: Anquetil Duperron's Latin translation of the Persian translation of 50 Upanishads (q.v.), a work praised by Schopenhauer as giving him complete consolation. --K.F.L. Outness: A term employed by Berkeley to express the experience of externality, that is the ideas of space and things placed at a distance. Hume used it in the sense of distance Hamilton understood it as the state of being outside of consciousness in a really existing world of material things. --J.J.R. Overindividual: Term used by H. Münsterberg to translate the German überindividuell. The term is applied to any cognitive or value object which transcends the individual subject. --L.W. P

T'ien li: Heaven-endowed nature. The Reason of Heaven; the Divine Law; the moral principle of Heaven which is embodied in benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and wisdom (ssu tuan) (Chu Hsi, 1130-1200) the Law of Nature, which is the Reason (li) m all things and is impartial. (Tai Tung-yuan, 1723-1777). --W.T.C. T'ien ti: Heaven and Earth: as the universe; as the origin of life; as the consolation of the pure and impure vital forces (ch'i) respectively; as the active or male (yang) and the passive or female (yin) phases of the universe, respectively. --W.T.C. Timarchy: (Gr.) A type of government characterized by voluntary or acclamatory rule of worthv and competent men, not aristocrats. -- K.F.L.

" To become ourselves by exceeding ourselves, — so we may turn the inspired phrases of a half-blind seer who knew not the self of which he spoke, — is the difficult and dangerous necessity, the cross surmounted by an invisible crown which is imposed on us, the riddle of the true nature of his being proposed to man by the dark Sphinx of the Inconscience below and from within and above by the luminous veiled Sphinx of the infinite Consciousness and eternal Wisdom confronting him as an inscrutable divine Maya. To exceed ego and be our true self, to be aware of our real being, to possess it, to possess a real delight of being, is therefore the ultimate meaning of our life here; it is the concealed sense of our individual and terrestrial existence.” The Life Divine*

“ To become ourselves by exceeding ourselves,—so we may turn the inspired phrases of a half-blind seer who knew not the self of which he spoke,—is the difficult and dangerous necessity, the cross surmounted by an invisible crown which is imposed on us, the riddle of the true nature of his being proposed to man by the dark Sphinx of the Inconscience below and from within and above by the luminous veiled Sphinx of the infinite Consciousness and eternal Wisdom confronting him as an inscrutable divine Maya. To exceed ego and be our true self, to be aware of our real being, to possess it, to possess a real delight of being, is therefore the ultimate meaning of our life here; it is the concealed sense of our individual and terrestrial existence.” The Life Divine

“To become ourselves by exceeding ourselves,—so we may turn the inspired phrases of a half-blind seer who knew not the self of which he spoke,—is the difficult and dangerous necessity, the cross surmounted by an invisible crown which is imposed on us, the riddle of the true nature of his being proposed to man by the dark Sphinx of the Inconscience below and from within and above by the luminous veiled Sphinx of the infinite Consciousness and eternal Wisdom confronting him as an inscrutable divine Maya. To exceed ego and be our true self, to be aware of our real being, to possess it, to possess a real delight of being, is therefore the ultimate meaning of our life here; it is the concealed sense of our individual and terrestrial existence.” The Life Divine

To Kao Tzu, contemporary of Mencius, human nature is capable of being good or evil; to Mencius (371-289 B.C.), good; to Hsi'm Tzu (c 355-c 238 B.C.), evil; to Tung Cchung-shu (177-104 B.C.), potentially good; to Yang Hsiung (d. 18 B.C.), both good and evil; to Han Yu (676-82+ A.D.), good in some people, mixed in some, and evil in others; to Li Ao (d. c 844), capable of being "reverted" to its original goodness. To the whole Neo-Confucian movement, what is inborn is good, but due to external influence, there is both goodness and evil. Chang Heng-ch'u (1020-1077) said that human nature is good in all men. The difference between them lies in their skill or lack of skill in returning to accord with their original nature. To Ch'eng I-ch'uan (1033-1107) and Ch'eng Ming-tao (1032-1193), man's nature is the same as his vital force (ch'i). They arc both the principle of life. In principle there are both good and evil in the vital force with which man is involved. Man is not born with these opposing elements in his nature. Due to the vital force man may become good or evil. Chu Hsi (1130-1200) regarded the nature as identical with Reason (li). Subjectively it is the nature; objectively it is Reason. It is the framework of the moral order (tao), with benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and wisdom (ssu tuan) inherent in it. Evil is due to man's failure to preserve a harmonious relation between his nature-principles. Wang Yang-ming (1473-1529) identified the nature with the mind, which is Reason and originally good. -- W.T.C.

Trikaya: Sanskrit for triple body. That school in Buddhist mysticism which conceives of the Buddha as having three bodies, viz.: The Law-Body (Dharma-kaya) which is the soul of Buddha, the Enjoyment-Body (Sambhogakaya) which is the embodiment of Wisdom, and the Transformation-Body (Nirmana-kaya) which is the embodiment of compassion.

unerring ::: a. --> Committing no mistake; incapable or error or failure certain; sure; unfailing; as, the unerring wisdom of God.

unintelligence ::: n. --> Absence or lack of intelligence; unwisdom; ignorance.

unwisdom ::: n. --> Want of wisdom; unwise conduct or action; folly; simplicity; ignorance.

unwise ::: a. --> Not wise; defective in wisdom; injudicious; indiscreet; foolish; as, an unwise man; unwise kings; unwise measures.

Upanishad(Sanskrit) ::: A compound, composed of upa "according to," "together with," ni "down," and the verbal rootsad, "to sit," which becomes shad by Sanskrit grammar when preceded by the particle ni: the entirecompound thus signifying "following upon or according to the teachings which were received when wewere sitting down." The figure here is that of pupils sitting in the Oriental style at the feet of the teacher,who taught them the secret wisdom or rahasya, in private and in forms and manners of expression thatlater were written and promulgated according to those teachings and after that style.The Upanishads are examples of literary works in which the rahasya -- a Sanskrit word meaning"esoteric doctrine" or "mystery" -- is imbodied. The Upanishads belong to the Vedic cycle and areregarded by orthodox Brahmans as a portion of the sruti or "revelation." It was from these wonderfulquasi-esoteric and very mystical works that was later developed the highly philosophical and profoundsystem called the Vedanta. The Upanishads are usually reckoned today as one hundred and fifty innumber, though probably only a score are now complete without evident marks of literary change oradulteration in the way of excision or interpolation.The topics treated of in the Upanishads are highly transcendental, recondite, and abstruse, and in orderproperly to understand the Upanishadic teaching one should have constantly in mind the master-keys thattheosophy puts into the hand of the student. The origin of the universe, the nature of the divinities, therelations between soul and ego, the connections of spiritual and material beings, the liberation of theevolving entity from the chains of maya, and kosmological questions, are all dealt with, mostly in asuccinct and cryptic form. The Upanishads, finally, may be called the exoteric theosophical works ofHindustan, but contain a vast amount of genuine esoteric information.

ūrya Savitr. (Surya Savitri) ::: Sūrya2 as the Creator, "the Wisdom-..Luminous who is the bringer-out into manifest existence".

veda. ::: knowledge; wisdom; understanding; revealed scripture

Veda(s)(Sanskrit) ::: From a verbal root vid signifying "to know." These are the most ancient and the most sacredliterary and religious works of the Hindus. Veda as a word may be described as "divine knowledge." TheVedas are four in number: the Rig-Veda, the Yajur-Veda, the Sama-Veda, and the Atharva-Veda, thislast being commonly supposed to be of later date than the former three.Manu in his Work on Law always speaks of the three Vedas, which he calls "the ancient triple Brahman"-- sanatanam trayam brahma." Connected with the Vedas is a large body of other works of variouskinds, liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystical, the Veda itself being commonly divided into twogreat portions, outward and inner: the former called the karma-kanda, the "Section of Works," and thelatter called jnana-kanda or "Section of Wisdom."The authorship of the Veda is not unitary, but almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to adifferent author or rather to various authors; but they are supposed to have been compiled in their presentform by Veda-Vyasa. There is no question in the minds of learned students of theosophy that the Vedasrun back in their origins to enormous antiquity, thousands of years before the beginning of what is knownin the Occident as the Christian era, whatever Occidental scholars may have to say in objection to thisstatement. Hindu pandits themselves claim that the Veda was taught orally for thousands of years, andthen finally compiled on the shores of the sacred lake Manasa-Sarovara, beyond the Himalayas in adistrict of what is now Tibet.

Vedas, the drink and the plant refer to the same entity, and is perceived as a giver of immortality, a healthy and long life, offspring, happiness, courage, strength, victory over enemies, wisdom, understanding and creativity

veneration ::: n. --> The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.

Vidya: Sanskrit for knowledge. In theosophy, the “wisdom knowledge” which enables man to distinguish between true and false.

Vidya(Sanskrit) ::: The word (derived from the same verbal root vid from which comes the noun Veda) for"knowledge," "philosophy," "science." This is a term very generally used in theosophical philosophy,having in a general way the three meanings just stated. It is frequently compounded with other words,such as: atma-vidya -- "knowledge of atman" or the essential Self; Brahma-vidya -- "knowledge ofBrahman," knowledge of the universe, a term virtually equivalent to theosophy; or, again, guhya-vidya -signifying the "secret knowledge" or the esoteric wisdom. Using the word in a collective but neverthelessspecific sense, vidya is a general term for occult science.

viveka. ::: wisdom; discrimination between the Real and the unreal, between the Self and the non-Self, between the permanent and the impermanent; right intuitive discrimination; one of the four prerequisites for qualification as a spiritual aspirant of vedanta; the foremost quality required for a fruitful enquiry

"What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.” Essays Divine and Human

“What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.” Essays Divine and Human

When the human ego realises that its will is a tool, its wisdom ignorance and childishness, its power an infant’s groping, its virtue a pretentious impurity, and learns to trust itself to that which transcends it, that is its salvation. The apparent freedom and self-assertion of our personal being to which we arc so profoundly attached, conceal a most pitiable subjection to a thousand suggestions, impulsions, forces which we have made extraneous to our little person. Our ego, boasting of freedom, is at every moment the slave, toy and puppet of countless beings, powers, forces, influences in uniwrsal Nature. The self-abnega- tion of the ego in the Divine is its self-fulfilment ; its surrender to that which transcends it is its liberation from bonds and limits and its perfect freedom.

When the human ego realises that its will is a tool, its wisdom ignorance and childishness, its power an infant’s groping, its virtue a pretentious impurity, and learns to trust itself to that which transcends it, that is its salvation. The apparent freedom and self-assertion of our personal being to which we are so profoundly attached, conceal a most pitiable subjection to a thousand suggestions, impulsions, forces which we have made extraneous to our little person. Our ego, boasting of freedom, is at every moment the slave, toy and puppet of countless beings, powers, forces, influences in universal Nature. The self-abnegation of the ego in the Divine is its self-fulfilment; its surrender to that which transcends it is its liberation from bonds and limits and its perfect freedom.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 59-60

While the historical legend of the Buddha obtaining omniscience under the bodhi tree may be correct historically, it is also a usage of the mystical language of the Mysteries — Gautama attaining supreme wisdom and knowledge under the “wisdom tree” is but another way of saying that through initiation into the highest grades of the Mysteries, he reached the stage of buddhahood because he was already a buddha through inner evolution. Again, in India adepts of both the right- and left-hand were often referred to as trees, the path indicated by whether the tree named was beneficent or maleficent. See also ASVATTHA

While the Romans were fighting the Celts, writers, beginning with Caesar, repeat more or less what has been said before about the wisdom of the Druids but, following Caesar, have much to say about their atrocities. When the Romans were no longer at war with the Druidic Celts, however, the references to the Druids are similar to the early ones, with no mention of atrocities. Blavatsky stated that Druidism was the one branch of the sacred Mysteries of antiquity in the Western world which had not degenerated; and that during the campaigns of Caesar and his forces in Gaul, three million Gauls were killed and Druidism virtually wiped out there. It is Caesar who is responsible for the current notion that the Gauls and Britons were crude savages and the Druids barbarous and cruel. He stated first that the Druids of Gaul, who were judges as well as priests, inflicted excommunication as their severest sentence, passed even on the worst criminals. Excommunication was their capital punishment. Later on in his book he describes the famous wicker cages filled with criminals (with just men added when there were not criminals enough) who were then burnt. The two statements are contradictory. The later statement is entirely unsupported; the former is not only compatible with the Druids’ reputation for profound wisdom and great humanity, but is supported indirectly by practically every classical reference which mentions the Druids at all.

wisdom ::: 1. The quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgement as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight. 2. Accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment. Wisdom, wisdom"s, Wisdom"s, wisdom-cry, wisdom-self, Wisdom-Splendour, wisdom-works, All-Wisdom, Mother-wisdom, Mother-Wisdom, Mother-Wisdom"s.

wisdom ::: a. --> The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.
The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.

wisdom suckling the child-laughter of Chance

wisdom ::: “There are two allied powers in man: Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth, seen in a distorted medium, as the mind arrives at by groping; Wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit.” The Hour of God

wisdom ::: wisdom suckling the child-laughter of Chance

wiseacre ::: v. --> A learned or wise man.
One who makes undue pretensions to wisdom; a would-be-wise person; hence, in contempt, a simpleton; a dunce.

wisecraft ::: Jhumur: “– Instead of saying witchcraft he says wisecraft. It is an interesting thing because witch, the word comes from ‘wit’ and that I think originally is the same root as wisdom. It has associations of evil and so here he uses the idea of magic but it is something that is magic beyond our comprehension which it is why it is some kind of wisecraft. It is wisdom beyond our understanding which is what we call ‘magic’.”

wisely ::: adv. --> In a wise manner; prudently; judiciously; discreetly; with wisdom.

wiseness ::: n. --> Wisdom.

Work ::: Efface the stamp of ego from the heart and let the love of the Mother take its place. Cast from the mind all insistence on your personal ideas and judgments, then you will have the wisdom to understand her. Let there be no obsession of self-will, ego-drive in the act, love of personal authority, attachment to personal
   reference, then the Mother’s force will be able to act clearly in you and you will get the inexhaustible energy for which you ask and your service will be perfect.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 838

Wu ch'ang: The Five Constant Virtues of ancient Confucianism: righteousness on the part of the mother, brotherliness on the part of the elder brother, respect on the part of the young brother, and filial piety on the part of the son. Also called wu chiao and wu tien. The Five Constant Virtues of Confucianism from the Han dynasty (206 B.C. -220 A.D.) on benevolence (jen), righteousness (i), proprietv (li), wisdom (chih), and good faith (hsin). Also called wu hsing and wu te. The Five Human Relationships of Confucianism (wu lun).

Wu tien: The Five Constant Virtues. See wu ch'ang. Wu wei: Following nature, non-artificiality, non-assertion, inaction, inactivity or passivity. It means that artificiality must not replace spontaneity, that the state of nature must not be interfered with by human efforts, superficial morality and wisdom. "Tao undertakes no activity (wu wei), and yet there is nothing left undone. If kings and princes would adhere to it, all creatures would tranform spontaneously." (Lao Tzu).

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   1 Psalms XXXVII. 27
   1 Psalms XXXIV. 13
   1 Psalms XXVII.8
   1 Psalms XXIII
   1 Psalms. XVI.7
   1 Psalms CXXI.1
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   1 ProverbsXXXIV
   1 Proverbs XXVI. 12
   1 Proverbs XXV. 28
   1 proverbs XXL 3
   1 Proverbs XXIX. 23
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   1 Proclus
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   1 Plato: Republic
   1 Philolaus
   1 Philippians IV. 11
   1 Philippians II. 4
   1 Philippians II. 29
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   1 Pasteur
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   1 Orphic Precept
   1 Orphic Hymns
   1 ol IV.8
   1 Nyogen Senzaki
   1 Nidhikama Sutta
   1 Native American wisdom.
   1 Narada Sutra 18-19
   1 Napoleon Bonaparte
   1 "Mystic Wisdom: Rosicrucian Order AMORC"
   1 Mundaka Upanishad III. 1-5
   1 Mundaka Upanishad I.210.
   1 Mundaka Upanishad
   1 M. Scott Peck
   1 Montaigne
   1 Mohyiddin in Arabi
   1 Mohyddin-ibn-Arabi. "Essay on Unity."
   1 Mohammed
   1 Miyamoto Musashi
   1 Minamoto Sanemoto
   1 Minamoo Sanemoto
   1 Michelet
   1 Meng-Tse VII. I. IV. I. 3
   1 Meng Tse. VII. II. III. 1
   1 Meng-Tse. I V. II. XII
   1 Meng-Tse II. 7.3
   1 Meng-Tse II 5.17
   1 Meng-Tse
   1 Menedemus
   1 Melessus
   1 Matthew XX IV. 13
   1 Matthew XX
   1 Matthew. XVI. 26
   1 Matthew XV. 19
   1 Mat-thew. XIX. 18
   1 Matthew XII. 25
   1 Matthew X. 28
   1 Matthew X. 16
   1 Matthew VII. 7
   1 Matthew VII. 12
   1 Matthew. VI. 21
   1 Matthew VI. 21
   1 Matthew VI. 1
   1 Matthew V. 8
   1 Matthew V. 6
   1 Matthew V. 10
   1 Matthew IX.17
   1 Matthew
   1 Mark V. 36
   1 Mark Twain
   1 Mark IX. 23
   1 Marcus Aurelius. X.I
   1 Marcus Aurelius VII. 59
   1 Marcus Aurelias
   1 Marcos Aurelius
   1 Majihima Nikaya
   1 Maimonides
   1 Mahomed
   1 Mahavantara
   1 Mahavajjo
   1 Ma havagga
   1 Mahatma Gandhi
   1 Mahabharara
   1 Maggima Nikaya
   1 Macrobius
   1 Mababharata
   1 Lun-Yu
   1 Lun Yu
   1 Luke XXI. 34
   1 Luke XXI. 19
   1 Luke XVI.10
   1 Luke XIV. 11
   1 Luke XII. 25
   1 Luke XII. 22
   1 Luke V. 8
   1 l Peter II. I
   1 Li-ki
   1 Leviticus XIX. 18
   1 Leviticus XIX.17
   1 Leviticus XIX. 11
   1 Lebrun
   1 Laws of Manu VI. 72
   1 Laws of Manu. II. 193
   1 Laws of Mann
   1 Latita Vistara
   1 Las-tse
   1 Lao-Tse: Tao-Te-King" XVI
   1 Lao-tse: Tao-te-king
   1 Lao-Tse. 44
   1 Lao-Tse-35
   1 Lao- Tse
   1 Lao Tse
   1 Lao Tee
   1 Lalita-vistara
   1 Lalita-Vistara
   1 Lacordaire
   1 Labor
   1 Kyorai
   1 Kun Yu
   1 Krishna
   1 Kobo Daishi
   1 Kin-yuan-li-sao
   1 King Solomon
   1 kihagavad Gita
   1 Khawwas
   1 Ken Wilber
   1 Kena Upanishad
   1 Katha-Upanishad
   1 Katha Upanisbad
   1 Kapila
   1 Kant
   1 Kaivalya Upanishad
   1 Kaivaiya Upanishad
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Judges VI. 14
   1 Joshua I. 9
   1 John. XV. 17
   1 John. XIV. 27
   1 John. XIV. 21
   1 John. XIII
   1 John XII. 25
   1 John VIII. 32
   1 John VI. 27
   1 John IV. 12
   1 John III. 7
   1 John III. 18
   1 John. III. 15
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   1 John Florio
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   1 Job XXIX. 14
   1 Job XV. 17.18
   1 Jimi Hendrix
   1 Jeremiah XVIII. II
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   1 Jalaluddin Rumi
   1 Jack Gardner
   1 I Timothy. VI. 12
   1 I. Timothy. IV. 14
   1 I Thessalonians V. 19
   1 I Thessalonians V. 16
   1 Isocrates
   1 Isha Upanishad
   1 I-sha Upanishad
   1 Isaiah. LII. 11
   1 Inscriptions of Asoka
   1 Inscription on the Catacombs
   1 Inscription of the Temple of Delphi
   1 Imitation of Christ I. 3. 7
   1 II Timothy. II. 4
   1 II Timothy II. 22
   1 II Peter I. 6
   1 II Coriothians IV. 16
   1 II Corinthians. XIII. 5
   1 II Corinthians VII. I
   1 II Corinthians V. 17
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   1 II Corinthains XIII. 8
   1 id. VI. I.XI
   1 id. 36
   1 id. 25. 26
   1 I. Corinthians. XVI. 14
   1 I. Corinthians III. 18
   1 Ibrahim of Cordova
   1 Ibn Masnd
   1 ibid
   1 Iamblichus
   1 Huxley
   1 Hosea X. 12
   1 Hosea VIII
   1 Hoce-nan-tse
   1 Hitopadesa
   1 Hermes I. "Poimandres"
   1 Hermes II
   1 Hermes 1. "The Character"
   1 Heraclitus 88
   1 Harivansa
   1 Gyothai
   1 Gulschen Raz
   1 Georg C Lichtenberg
   1 Genesis III.19
   1 Galatians VI. 9
   1 Galatians. V. 14
   1 Galatians V. 13
   1 Franklin
   1 Francis Hutcheson
   1 Fo-tho-hing-tsang-king
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   1 Fo-shu-hing-tsau-king
   1 Fo-shu-hing-tsan-kiug
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   1 Fo-sho-hing-tsau-king
   1 Fo-sho.hing-tsan-king
   1 Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king.-
   1 Formula of devotion of Mahayanist Buddhism
   1 Firdausi; "Shah-Namah."
   1 Firdausi
   1 Ezekiel XXXIII
   1 Exodus XX.82
   1 Evagrius Ponticus
   1 Euripides
   1 Esdras
   1 Erelesiastieus
   1 Epsitle to Diognetus
   1 Epictetus 33. 2
   1 Epicietus
   1 Empedocles
   1 Emanuel Swedenborg
   1 Eliphas Levi
   1 Egyptian Funeral Rites
   1 Ed Hacker
   1 Ecolesiasticus VI. 19
   1 Eckhart Tolle
   1 Dogen Zenji
   1 Diogenes of Apollonia
   1 Dhammapada 243
   1 Dhammapada. 236
   1 Dhammapada. 160
   1 Dham-mapada
   1 Deuteronomy XXXI. 6
   1 Deuteronomy XIII. 15
   1 Deuteronomy
   1 Delphic Inscription
   1 Dammapada 354
   1 Dammapada 146
   1 CwetawataraUpanishad. II. 9
   1 Cullavaga
   1 Corinthians XVI. 13
   1 Corinthians XV. 58
   1 Corinthians I
   1 Confueins
   1 Confucius: Lia yu II XV. 20
   1 Colossians III. 9
   1 Colossians III. 8
   1 Colossians III. 5
   1 Colossians. III. 1
   1 Colossians III
   1 Clement of Alexandria
   1 Chu-king
   1 Chinese Maxims
   1 Chinese Buddhist Scriptures
   1 Chinese Buddhistic
   1 Chi-King
   1 Channing
   1 Chang Yung
   1 Chamtrul Rinpoche
   1 Chadana Sutta
   1 CErsted
   1 Catinat
   1 Buddhist Writings in the Japanese
   1 Buddhist scriptures from the Chinese
   1 Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese
   1 Buddhist Scripture
   1 Buddhist Maxim
   1 Buddhist Canons in Pali
   1 Buddhacharita
   1 Brihadaranyaka Upanishad I.4
   1 Bossuet
   1 Book of the Dead
   1 Bony of flours
   1 Bonaventure
   1 Bha-ullah
   1 Bharon Guru
   1 Bhagavad Git. V. 16
   1 Bhagavad Gita XIII
   1 Bhagavad Gita XII. 11
   1 Bhagavad Gita VI. 34
   1 Bhagavad Gita VI. 26
   1 Bhagavad Gita VI
   1 Bhagavad Gita V. 16
   1 Bhagavad Gita IV. 38
   1 Bhagavad Gita IV. 3
   1 Bhagavad Gita. II. 30
   1 Bhagavad Gita. II. 16
   1 Bhagavad Gita. II. 11
   1 Bhagavad Gita. 2.49
   1 Bhagavad Gita. 2.47
   1 Bhagavad Gita 11. 53
   1 Bhagavad-Gita
   1 Benjamin Franklin
   1 Benjamin Disraeli
   1 Baltasar Gracian
   1 Bahaullah: the Seven Valleys
   1 Baha-ullah: "The Seven Valleys."
   1 Baha-Ullah: The Seven Valleys
   1 Baha-ullah: Kitab-al-ikon
   1 Baha Ullah
   1 Baha-ulalh
   1 Bacon
   1 Avesta: Yana
   1 Avesta: Vexididad
   1 Avesta: Vendidad
   1 Auguttara Nikaya
   1 Augelius Silesius
   1 Asoka
   1 Antonie the Healer
   1 Antoine the Healer; Revelations
   1 Antoine the Healer: Revelations
   1 Antoine the Healer: "Revelations"
   1 Antoine the Healer : Revelations
   1 Anthony De Mello. 'One Minute Wisdom'
   1 Angolua Siloaius
   1 Angelus Silesius II. 22
   1 Angelus Silesius I.15
   1 Angelus Silesins
   1 Angelns Silesius
   1 Angelius Silesius
   1 Angeles Silesins
   1 Anaximander
   1 Amaghanda Susta
   1 Aleister Crowley
   1 Alcineon
   1 Swami Vivekananda
   1 Saint Teresa of Avila
   1 Rudolf Steiner
   1 Paracelsus
   1 Nichiren
   1 Leonardo da Vinci
   1 Kabir
   1 Jalaluddin Rumi
   1 Epictetus
   1 Dogen Zenji
   1 Aristotle
   1 Angelus Silesius
   1 Ahmed Halif: Mystic Odes
   1 Ahmed Halif
   1 Ahm-ed Halif
   1 A Hindu Thought
   1 Aeschylus
   1 A Chinese Buddhist Inscription
   1 Abraham Joshua Heschel
   1 Abraham-ibn-Ezra
   1 Abhidhamrnatthasangaha


   46 Anonymous
   26 Socrates
   20 Mehmet Murat ildan
   19 Heraclitus
   17 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   14 Confucius
   13 Sophocles
   13 Paulo Coelho
   13 Marcus Tullius Cicero
   12 William Shakespeare
   12 Plato
   12 Euripides
   11 Rick Riordan
   11 Mason Cooley
   10 Toba Beta
   10 Linda Wisdom
   10 Horace
   10 Alexandre Dumas
   9 Laozi
   9 Lao Tzu

1:Wisdom is knowing you know nothing ~ Socrates,
2:Wisdom sails with wind and time." ~ John Florio,
3:A calm mind is the jewel of wisdom. ~ Dogen Zenji,
4:Discipline is wisdom and vice versa." ~ M. Scott Peck,
5:Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." ~ Jimi Hendrix,
6:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
   ~ Francis Bacon,
7:Wisdom is seeking wisdom. ~ Dogen Zenji,
8:Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom." ~ Witold Gombrowicz,
9:Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom." ~ Francis Bacon,
10:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
   ~ Baltasar Gracian,
11:Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
   ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
12:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates?,
13:The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~ Socrates,
14:The beginning of wisdom is to desire it. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
15:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry,
16:There is an advantage in the wisdom won from pain. ~ Aeschylus,
17:The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates,
18:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious." ~ Zhuangzi,
19:Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson
20:The truest wisdom is a resolute determination." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
21:Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom. ~ Zen Proverb,
22:The desire for wisdom leads us to the Eternal Kingdom. ~ Book of Wisdom,
23:The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness." ~ Michel de Montaigne,
24:Wisdom is the fruit of a balanced development. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
25:God is Light. ~ John, the Eternal Wisdom
26:The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
   ~ Michel de Montaigne,
27:The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness." ~ Proverb,
28:Wisdom is full of light and her beauty is not withered. ~ Book of Wisdom,
29:The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. ~ Cicero,
30:To find our real being and know it truly is to acquire wisdom. ~ Porphyry,
31:Ye are Gods. ~ Psalms, the Eternal Wisdom
32:Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." ~ Immanuel Kant,
33:Silence is the maturation of wisdom. ~ Maimonides,
34:All is living. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
35:A true philosopher is married to wisdom; he needs no other bride. ~ Proclus,
36:Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
   ~ Immanuel Kant,
37:Wisdom is Crystallized Pain.
   ~ Rudolf Steiner,
38:Man's greatest wisdom is to choose his obsession well.
   ~ Eliphas Levi, [T5],
39:Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom." ~ Bodhidharma,
40:Not Engaging in Ignorance is Wisdom.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
41:He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise. ~ Quintus Ennius,
42:All is full of gods ~ Thales, the Eternal Wisdom
43:Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. ~ William Wordsworth,
44:He is an eternal silence. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
45:Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. ~ Tao Te Ching, ch.33,
46:The most dangerous people are those who have passion but lack wisdom - Haemin Sunim,
47:Thou art. ~ Delphic Inscription, the Eternal Wisdom
48:For all is full of God. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
49:Having only wisdom and talent is the lowest tier of usefulness. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
50:Love as brothers. ~ Peter III. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
51:Speak ye the truth. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
52:Think no evil thoughts. ~ Kun Yu, the Eternal Wisdom
53:Wisdom denotes the pursuit of the best ends by the best means.
   ~ Francis Hutcheson,
54:God and Nature are one. ~ Spinoza, the Eternal Wisdom
55:He is pure of all name. ~ The Bab, the Eternal Wisdom
56:Speak well, act better. ~ Catinat, the Eternal Wisdom
57:Act as you speak. ~ Lalita-vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
58:In death he sees life. ~ Bha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
59:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
   ~ Aristotle,
60:Love one another. ~ John. XIII, 14, the Eternal Wisdom
61:Peace be unto you. ~ John. XIV. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
62:Sorrow is a form of Evil. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
63:The end of all wisdom is Love. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
64:Thou shalt not kill. ~ Exodus XX.82, the Eternal Wisdom
65:Thyself vindicate thyself. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
66:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ Heraclitus,
67:God is all and all is God. ~ Eckhart, the Eternal Wisdom
68:No man liveth to himself. ~ St. Paul, the Eternal Wisdom
69:The sage knows himself. ~ Lao-Tse-35, the Eternal Wisdom
70:The Universe is a unity. ~ Philolaus, the Eternal Wisdom
71:Ye must be born again. ~ John III. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
72:Go in this thy might. ~ Judges VI. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
73:Have no vicious thoughts. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
74:Indolence is a soil. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
75:Look within things. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
76:Man is a small universe. ~ Democritus, the Eternal Wisdom
77:The Universe is a unity. ~ Anaxagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
78:Become what thou art. ~ Orphic Precept, the Eternal Wisdom
79:Hard to animals, hard to men. ~ Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
80:Set not thy heart upon riches. ~ Psalms, the Eternal Wisdom
81:The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
82:The race of men is divine. ~ Pythagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
83:The word "He" diminishes Him. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
84:Flee youthful lusts. ~ II Timothy II. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
85:In heaven fear is not. ~ Katha-Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
86:No man hath seen God at any time. ~ John, the Eternal Wisdom
87:One should seek God among men. ~ Novalis, the Eternal Wisdom
88:Only the like knows its like. ~ Porphyry, the Eternal Wisdom
89:Those who love her discover her easily and those that seek her do find her. ~ Book of Wisdom,
90:Thou shalt not kill. ~ Mat-thew. XIX. 18, the Eternal Wisdom
91:Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
   ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
92:Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use." ~ Thomas J. Watson,
93:Above all, respect thy sell. ~ Pythagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
94:Be not afraid, only believe. ~ Mark V. 36, the Eternal Wisdom
95:Love is strong as death. ~ Bony of flours, the Eternal Wisdom
96:Rejoice evermore. ~ I Thessalonians V. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
97:Seek and ye, shall find. ~ Matthew VII. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
98:The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
99:The tree is known by its fruit. ~ Matthew, the Eternal Wisdom
100:Blessed are the pure in heart. ~ Luke V. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
101:But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? ~ Job, 28:12,
102:For the saint there is no death. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
103:Love the truth and peace. ~ Zacharias VIII, the Eternal Wisdom
104:Possess your souls in patience. ~ St. Paul, the Eternal Wisdom
105:The evildoer is the only slave. ~ Rousseau, the Eternal Wisdom
106:At this instant the disciple became liberated. ~ Anthony de Mello, 'One Minute Wisdom,", (1985),
107:Lie not one to another. ~ Colossians III. 9, the Eternal Wisdom
108:Love is the one truth. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
109:Love light and not darkness. ~ Orphic Hymns, the Eternal Wisdom
110:Practise love and only love. ~ Narada Sutra, the Eternal Wisdom
111:I do not die, I go forth from Time. ~ Lebrun, the Eternal Wisdom
112:Knowledge is learning something everyday. Wisdom is letting go of something everyday." ~ Unknown,
113:Shine out for thyself as thy own light. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
114:Sorrow is the daughter of evil. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
115:To say eternal is to say universal. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
116:What is cannot perish. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
117:All beings are from all eternity. ~ Awaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
118:All that is one and one that is all. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
119:Examine yourselves. ~ II Corinthians. XIII. 5, the Eternal Wisdom
120:Hold such in reputation. ~ Philippians II. 29, the Eternal Wisdom
121:If thou lovest, God liveth in thee. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
122:In all circumstances be wakeful. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
123:Turn ye from your evil ways. ~ Ezekiel XXXIII, the Eternal Wisdom
124:Be strong and of a good courage. ~ Joshua I. 9, the Eternal Wisdom
125:Blessed is he whokeepeth himself pure. ~ Koran, the Eternal Wisdom
126:For the wages of Sin is death. ~ Romans VI. 23, the Eternal Wisdom
127:Human opinions are playthings. ~ Heraclitus 88, the Eternal Wisdom
128:If He were apparent, He would not be. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
129:Man's first duty is to conquer fear. ~ Carlyle, the Eternal Wisdom
130:No man can serve two masters. ~ Sankhya Karika, the Eternal Wisdom
131:Quench not the spirit. ~ I Thessalonians V. 19, the Eternal Wisdom
132:The righteous man is always active. ~ Chi-King, the Eternal Wisdom
133:Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ~ Albert Einstein,
134:Be thy own torch; rise up and become wise. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
135:It is needful to watch over oneself. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
136:Never lie; for to lie is infamous. ~ Zendavesta, the Eternal Wisdom
137:Purity and peace make men upright. ~ Lao-Tsu-Te, the Eternal Wisdom
138:Reason is the foundation of all things. ~ Li-Ki, the Eternal Wisdom
139:The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure." ~ William Blake,
140:To have wisdom is worth more than pearls. ~ Job, the Eternal Wisdom
141:ubject thyself to thee. ~ Bhagavad Gita XII. 11, the Eternal Wisdom
142:Wisdom is a thing vast and grand. She demands all the time that one can consecrate to her. ~ Seneca,
143:Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
144:Be ye steadfast, immovable. ~ Corinthians XV. 58, the Eternal Wisdom
145:Brothers, be good one unto another. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
146:None can be saved without being reborn. ~ Hennes, the Eternal Wisdom
147:The good man remains calm and serene. ~ Chi-king, the Eternal Wisdom
148:The ignorant is a child. ~ Laws of Manu. II. 193, the Eternal Wisdom
149:Thou belongest to the divine world. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
150:Why stand ye here all the day idle? ~ Matthew XX, the Eternal Wisdom
151:Will is the soul of the universe. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
152:And so the Apostle says that this mystical wisdom is revealed by the Holy Spirit. ~ Saint Bonaventure,
153:Be holy in every kind of action. ~ kihagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
154:Fear pleasure, it is the mother of grief. ~ Solon, the Eternal Wisdom
155:Forsake your ignorance and live. ~ Proverbs IX. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
156:Soul is one. Nature is one, life is one. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
157:Sustain one another in a mutual love, ~ Cullavaga, the Eternal Wisdom
158:To think is to move in the Infinite. ~ Lacordaire, the Eternal Wisdom
159:Under all circumstances be vigilant. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
160:ut now put off all these things. ~ Colossians III, the Eternal Wisdom
161:and at its deepest level, God itself." ~ "Mystic Wisdom: Rosicrucian Order AMORC", (Last edition 2015),
162:Be thou faithful unto death. ~ Revelations III, 10, the Eternal Wisdom
163:He is the principle of supreme Wisdom. ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
164:He who conceives the Truth, is born anew. ~ Vemana, the Eternal Wisdom
165:Patience is the companion of Wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
166:Regard as true only the eternal and the just. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
167:Strive forcefully, cross the current. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
168:The whole universe is life, force and action. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
169:Wisdom is only found in truth.
   ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
170:All is truth for the intellect and reason. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
171:All you have issued the one from the other. ~ Koran, the Eternal Wisdom
172:And, first, ordinarily be silent. ~ Epictetus 33. 2, the Eternal Wisdom
173:Found not thy glory on power and riches. ~ Theognis, the Eternal Wisdom
174:Give not thy heart over to anxieties. ~ Mahabharara, the Eternal Wisdom
175:Goodness in the form of Truth, and Truth in the power of Goodness, is Wisdom. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
176:Heedlessness is the road of death. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
177:He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus,
178:It is that which is and that which is not. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
179:Little children, keep yourselves from idols. ~ John, the Eternal Wisdom
180:Our true glory and true riches are within. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
181:The mind which studies is not disquieted. ~ Lao-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
182:There is no suitable name for the eternal Tao. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
183:All wisdom is one: to understand the spirit that rules all by all. ~ Heraclitus,
184:Alone the sage can recognize the sage. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
185:He is all things and all things are one. ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
186:Let us net give ourselves up to excesses. ~ Chi-king, the Eternal Wisdom
187:Let your yea be yea and your nay, nay. ~ James V. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
188:Real action is done in moments of silence. ~ Emerson, the Eternal Wisdom
189:There is no fire that can equal desire. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
190:Behold, we count them happy who endure. ~ James V. 11, the Eternal Wisdom
191:Speak always the truth and cultivate harmony- ~ Li-ki, the Eternal Wisdom
192:The Idea is cause and end of things. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
193:The soul bound is man; free, it is God. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
194:Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeates all things. ~ Heraclitus,
195:At all times love is the greatest thing ~ Narada Sutra, the Eternal Wisdom
196:Compassion and love, behold the true religion! ~ Asoka, the Eternal Wisdom
197:Let charity be without dissimulation. ~ Romans. XII. 9, the Eternal Wisdom
198:Nothing is wholly dead nor wholly alive. ~ Victor Hugo, the Eternal Wisdom
199:The evil of the soul is ignorance. ~ Hermes, "The Key", the Eternal Wisdom
200:The soul of man is the mirror of the world. ~ Leibnitz, the Eternal Wisdom
201:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
202:True strength is to have power over oneself. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
203:Deliver them that are drawn unto death. ~ ProverbsXXXIV, the Eternal Wisdom
204:Do not thyself what displeases thee in others. ~ Thales, the Eternal Wisdom
205:Do what thy Master tells thee; it is good. ~ Ptah-hotep, the Eternal Wisdom
206:For charity covers a multitude of sins. ~ St. Poter. IV, the Eternal Wisdom
207:In the universe there is nothing which God is not. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
208:Let us watch over our thoughts. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
209:Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed. ~ Heraclitus,
210:Seek those things which are above. ~ Colossians. III. 1, the Eternal Wisdom
211:That which is was always and always will be. ~ Melessus, the Eternal Wisdom
212:The perfect man does not hunt after wealth. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
213:There is no pollution like unto hatred. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
214:A calm heart is the life of the body. ~ Proverbs XIV. 30, the Eternal Wisdom
215:All this is full of that Being. ~ Swetaswatara Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
216:Everything is but a shadow cast by the mind. ~ Awaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
217:I desire and love nothing that is not of the light. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
218:Love is the deliverance of the heart. ~ Auguttara Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
219:Renovate thyself daily. ~ A Chinese Buddhist Inscription, the Eternal Wisdom
220:The charm of a man is in his kindness. ~ Proverbs XII 22, the Eternal Wisdom
221:The oneness of all wisdom may be found, or not, under the name of God. ~ Heraclitus,
222:This Wisdom is the principle of all things.- ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
223:What you wish others to do, do yourselves. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
224:All that is born, is corrupted to be born again. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
225:Blessed is the man that endureth temptation. ~ James I 12, the Eternal Wisdom
226:For what is God? He is the soul of the universe. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
227:I have chosen the way of truth. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
228:Thou knowest, O my son, the way of regeneration. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
229:To renounce one's self is not to renounce life. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
230:Walk in charity. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians,. V. 2, the Eternal Wisdom
231:We are every one members one of another. ~ Romans. XII. 5, the Eternal Wisdom
232:Be pure, be simple and hold always a just mean. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
233:Neglect not the gift that is in thee. ~ I. Timothy. IV. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
234:Render unto all men that which is their due. ~ Corinthians, the Eternal Wisdom
235:The desire of the slothful killeth him. ~ Proverbs XXI. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
236:There where all ends, all is eternally beginning. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
237:Totally to renounce one's self is to become God. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
238:All you have to do then is to comm and yourselves. ~ Cicero, the Eternal Wisdom
239:Be ye wise as serpents and simple as doves. ~ Matthew X. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
240:Death is the only remedy against death. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
241:He must be good to animals, yet better to men. ~ Baha Ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
242:He that soweth iniquity, shall reap vanity. ~ Proverbs XXII, the Eternal Wisdom
243:If thou hast many vices, thou hast many masters. ~ Petrarch, the Eternal Wisdom
244:In perseverance ye shall possess your souls. ~ Luke XXI. 19, the Eternal Wisdom
245:Let us think that we are born for the common good. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
246:Love towards all beings is the true religion. ~ Jarakaniala, the Eternal Wisdom
247:Nothing here below should trouble the sage. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
248:or out of the heart proceed evil thoughts. ~ Matthew XV. 19, the Eternal Wisdom
249:Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation. ~ Romans XII. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
250:There is no happiness apart from rectitude. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
251:To covet external objects is to defile the mind. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
252:Whence come these beings? What is this creation? ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
253:Who knoweth these things? Who can speak of them? ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
254:All things are possible to him that believeth. ~ Mark IX. 23, the Eternal Wisdom
255:Be sober, be vigilant. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Peter, V. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
256:Be strong; fear not. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, XXXV. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
257:He is the supreme Light hidden under every veil. ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
258:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
259:The Essence of all things is one and identical. ~ Aswaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
260:The plague of ignorance overflows all the earth. ~ Hermes II, the Eternal Wisdom
261:A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. ~ Proverbs XVII. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
262:Let us keep watch over our thoughts. ~ Fo-shu- hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
263:Love thy neighbour and be faithful unto him. ~ Erelesiastieus, the Eternal Wisdom
264:Only he who lives not for himself, does not perish. ~ Lao-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
265:There is no happiness so great as peace of mind. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
266:The sage is not a savant nor the savant a sage. ~ Lao-Tse. 44, the Eternal Wisdom
267:Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. ~ Leviticus XIX. 18, the Eternal Wisdom
268:Zealous and not slothful; fervent in spirit. ~ Romans XII. II, the Eternal Wisdom
269:A one-minded pursuit of the inner joys kills ambition. ~ Renan, the Eternal Wisdom
270:Cross force-fully the torrent flood of the world. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
271:Destroy the darkness of delusion with the brightness of wisdom. ~ The Sutra on the Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching,
272:Empty for the fool are all the points of Space. ~ Hindu Saying, the Eternal Wisdom
273:Fortune fears the brave soul; she crushes the coward. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
274:He is truly great who has great charity. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
275:Life is a journey in the darkness of the night. ~ Panchatantra, the Eternal Wisdom
276:Neither, do men put new wine into old bottles. ~ Matthew IX.17, the Eternal Wisdom
277:Never get done by others what thou canst thyself do. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
278:Owe no man anything but to love one another. ~ Ro-mans. XIV. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
279:Practising wisdom, men have respect one for another. ~ Lao Tee, the Eternal Wisdom
280:Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
281:The knowledge one does not practise is a poison. ~ Hitopadesha, the Eternal Wisdom
282:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry, the Eternal Wisdom
283:There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. ~ Plato,
284:Thou shalt call Intelligence by the name of mother. ~ Kabbalah, the Eternal Wisdom
285:To the persevering and the firm nothing is difficult. ~ Lun-Yu, the Eternal Wisdom
286:Your peace shall be in a great patience. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
287:All the accidents of life can be turned to our profit. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
288:Becoming is the mode of activity of the uncreated God. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
289:Comprehend then the light and know it. ~ Hermes I. "Poimandres", the Eternal Wisdom
290:Dust thou art and unto dust shall thou return. ~ Genesis III.19, the Eternal Wisdom
291:e that overcometh shall inherit all things. ~ Revelation XXI. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
292:Examine all things and hold fast that which is good. ~ St. Paul, the Eternal Wisdom
293:He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. ~ John III. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
294:How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ~ Proverbs,
295:In due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ~ Galatians VI. 9, the Eternal Wisdom
296:Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars. ~ Heraclitus,
297:Men will only be happy when they all love each other. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
298:Of female powers I am Fame, Fortune, Speech,
Memory, Wisdom, Steadfastness, Patience.
~ Bhagavad Gita, 10, 34
299:Strength of character primes strength of intelligence ~ Emerson, the Eternal Wisdom
300:The Being that is one, sages speak of in many terms. ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
301:Above all banish the thought of the "I." ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-kiug, the Eternal Wisdom
302:A dumb man's tongue is better than the liar's. ~ Turkish Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
303:Be strong and of a good courage; fear not. ~ Deuteronomy XXXI. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
304:He governs his soul and expects nothing from others. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
305:He that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. ~ Ro-wans XIII. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
306:He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise. ~ Proverbs XIII 20, the Eternal Wisdom
307:He who abases Matter, abases himself and all creation. ~ CErsted, the Eternal Wisdom
308:In the world of the Unity heaven and earth are one. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
309:Nothing is more dangerous for man than negligence. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
310:One must be God in order to understand God. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
311:One should be careful to improve himself continually. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
312:The highest wisdom is never to worry about the future but to resign ourselves entirely to his will. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
313:The perfection of evil is to be ignorant of the Divine. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
314:Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart. ~ Leviticus XIX.17, the Eternal Wisdom
315:Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads thy grain ~ Deuteronomy, the Eternal Wisdom
316:We share one Intelligence with heaven and the stars. ~ Macrobius, the Eternal Wisdom
317:Wisdom seems to dawn, though it is natural and ever present. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
318:an's duty is to give the guidance of the soul to reason. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
319:By the taming of the senses the intelligence grows. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
320:For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. ~ Corinthians, the Eternal Wisdom
321:Matter and Spirit are one since the first beginning. ~ Aswaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
322:None is wise enough to guide himself alone. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
323:O Inexpressible, Ineffable, whom silence alone can name! ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
324:Stupidity is doomed,
therefore, to cringe
at every syllable
of wisdom. ~ Heraclitus,
325:The essence of God, if at all God has an essence, is Beauty. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
326:The sage is happy everywhere, the whole earth is his. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
327:The veils that hide the light shall be rent asunder. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
328:Thou art the sovereign treasure of this universe. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
329:Wisdom is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it. ~ Proverbs, the Eternal Wisdom
330:Let brotherly love continue. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XIII, the Eternal Wisdom
331:Let us lend ear to the sages who point out to us the way. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
332:Mere inherence in pure Being is known as the Vision of Wisdom. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
333:O children of desire, cast off your garb of vanities. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
334:Seek the Truth, though you must go to China to find it. ~ Mohammed, the Eternal Wisdom
335:There is in the universe one power of infinite Thought. ~ Leibnitz, the Eternal Wisdom
336:This thing I comm and you that ye love one another. ~ John. XV. 17, the Eternal Wisdom
337:Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness ~ Psalms CXII, the Eternal Wisdom
338:Whoever knows himself, has light. ~ Lao-Tse, "Tao-Te King." XXXIII, the Eternal Wisdom
339:Wisdom is a thing of which one can never have enough. ~ Minokhired, the Eternal Wisdom
340:e ye clean, ye that bear the vessels of the Lord. ~ Isaiah. LII. 11, the Eternal Wisdom
341:Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. ~ Revelations II, the Eternal Wisdom
342:Fight the good fight, lay hold on eternal life. ~ I Timothy. VI. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
343:Follow peace with all men. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XII. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
344:I was dead and, behold, I am alive for evermore. ~ Revelation I. 18, the Eternal Wisdom
345:Let all your things be done with charity. ~ I. Corinthians. XVI. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
346:Let not the talk of the vulgar make any impression on you. ~ Cicero, the Eternal Wisdom
347:Let the man in whom there is intelligence... know himself. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
348:Our creation, our perfection are our own work. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
349:Renounce without hesitation faith and unbelief. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
350:Since the world passes, thyself pass beyond it. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
351:The just man is himself his own law. ~ Inscription on the Catacombs, the Eternal Wisdom
352:There is the Truth where Love and Righteousness are ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
353:This mysterious Wisdom is the supreme principle of all. ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
354:herefore seek one thing only,-the kingdom of the permanent. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
355:Knowing what wisdom is, Is the hardest piece of wisdom To acquire." ~ Jack Gardner, from "Words Are Not Things,", (2005),
356:Save the world that is within us, O Life. ~ Hermes: "On the Rebirth", the Eternal Wisdom
357:The universe is a living thing and all lives in it. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
358:Thou hast a name that thou livest and art dead. ~ Revelations III. 1, the Eternal Wisdom
359:To comprehend God is difficult, to speak of Him impossible. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
360:To love long, unweariedly, always makes t-lie weak strong ~ Michelet, the Eternal Wisdom
361:True knowledge leads to unity, ignorance to diversity. ~ Ramakrishan, the Eternal Wisdom
362:Wherever you find movement, there you find life and a soul. ~ Thales, the Eternal Wisdom
363:Wide open to all beings be the gates of the Everlasting. ~ Mahavajjo, the Eternal Wisdom
364:Wisdom is the most precious riches. ~ Chinese Buddhistic, Scriptures, the Eternal Wisdom
365:A man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. ~ Proverbs XVII. 27, the Eternal Wisdom
366:Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. ~ Matthew V. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
367:Constantly observe sincerity and fidelity and good faith. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
368:Control by thy divine self thy lower being. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
369:Let the wise man fight Mara with the sword of wisdom. He should now protect what he has won, without attachment. ~ Buddha,
370:One must receive the Truth from wheresoever it may come. ~ Maimonides, the Eternal Wisdom
371:Patience is an invincible breast-plate. ~ Chinese Buddhist Scriptures, the Eternal Wisdom
372:Poor souls are they whose work is for a reward. ~ Bhagavad Gita. 2.49, the Eternal Wisdom
373:Root out in thee all love of thyself and all egoism. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
374:The most perfect man is the one who is most useful to others. ~ Koran, the Eternal Wisdom
375:There are no partitions between ourselves and the Infinite. ~ Emerson, the Eternal Wisdom
376:Thou art my sister", and call understanding thy kinswoman. ~ Proverbs, the Eternal Wisdom
377:What purity is for the soul, cleanliness is for the body. ~ Epicietus, the Eternal Wisdom
378:When one follows the Way, there is no death upon the earth. ~ Lao-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
379:All men participate in the possibility of self-knowledge. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
380:All that exists in the world, has always existed. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
381:Always higher must I mount, higher must I see. ~ Angelus Silesius I.15, the Eternal Wisdom
382:Beloved, let us love one another. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, IV.7, the Eternal Wisdom
383:Be not astonished that man can become like God. ~ Epistle to Diognetus, the Eternal Wisdom
384:By dominating the senses one increases the intelligence. ~ Mababharata, the Eternal Wisdom
385:He is the happy man whose soul is superior to all happenings. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
386:hen the spirit has comm and over the soul, that is strength. ~ Lao-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
387:He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. ~ Proverbs XIV. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
388:If we drink of this cup, we shall forget the whole world. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
389:I will trust and not be afraid. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, XII. 2, the Eternal Wisdom
390:Let not worldly thoughts and anxieties disturb the mind. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
391:Lying is for slaves; a freeman speaks the truth. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
392:Make yourself loved by the example of your life. ~ St. Vincent de Paul, the Eternal Wisdom
393:Mortify therefore covetousness, which is idolatry. ~ Colossians III. 5, the Eternal Wisdom
394:Sleep not until thou hast held converse with thyself. ~ Chinese Maxims, the Eternal Wisdom
395:They that plough iniquity and sow wickedness, reap the same. ~ ol IV.8, the Eternal Wisdom
396:Three roots of evil: desire, disliking and ignorance. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
397:What is virtue ? It is sensebility towards all creatures. ~ Hitopadesa, the Eternal Wisdom
398:Yes, His very splendour is the cause of His invisibility. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
399:A just man falleth seven times and riseth up again. ~ Proverbs XXIV. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
400:Blush not to submit to a sage who knows more than thyself. ~ Democritus, the Eternal Wisdom
401:He who acts according to what he holds to be the law of life, ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
402:I approve the better way, but I follow the worse. ~ Romans. VII. 19. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
403:Indolence is an infirmity and continual idleness a soil. ~ Uttama Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
404:Leave hereafter iniquity and accomplish righteousness. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
405:My heart within instructs me also in the night seasons. ~ Psalms. XVI.7, the Eternal Wisdom
406:Renounce pleasure and renounce wrath and observe justice. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
407:Sorcery has been called Magic: but Magic is Wisdom, and there is no wisdom in Sorcery ~ Paracelsus,
408:Terrestrial things are not the truth, but semblances of truth. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
409:The Ancestors fashioned the gods as a workman fashions iron. ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
410:The desire for wisdom leads us to the Eternal Kingdom. ~ Book of Wisdom, the Eternal Wisdom
411:They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind. ~ Hosea VIII, the Eternal Wisdom
412:To put an end to care for one's self is a great happiness. ~ Udanavarga, the Eternal Wisdom
413:When darkness envelops you, do you not seek for a lamp? ~ Dammapada 146, the Eternal Wisdom
414:Whosoever thinketh with love, never offendeth any. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
415:Work Purifies the heart and so leads to Vidya (wisdom). ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 39),
416:Be kindly affectioned one to another by brotherly love. ~ Romans.XII. 10, the Eternal Wisdom
417:Be persevering as one who shall last for ever. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
418:Depart from evil and do good and dwell for evermore. ~ Psalms XXXVII. 27, the Eternal Wisdom
419:For there is nothing so powerful to purify as knowledge. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
420:Have a care that ye sow not among men the seeds of discord. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
421:His creation never had a beginning and will never have an end. ~ The Bab, the Eternal Wisdom
422:If thou wouldst be free, accustom thyself to curb thy desires. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
423:In accordance with the divine wisdom, genesis can only take place through destruction. ~ Maimonides,
424:Intelligence divorced from virtue is no longer intelligence ~ Minokhired, the Eternal Wisdom
425:Let not worldly thoughts and anxieties trouble your minds. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
426:Love is greater than knowledge...because it is its own end. ~ id. 25. 26, the Eternal Wisdom
427:The hand of an artisan is always pure when it is at work. ~ Laws of Mann, the Eternal Wisdom
428:The world is full of marvels and the greatest marvel is man. ~ Sophocles, the Eternal Wisdom
429:What we would not have done to us, we must not do to others. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
430:Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ~ Matthew. VI. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
431:Who is blinder even than the blind? The man of passion. ~ Buddhist Maxim, the Eternal Wisdom
432:Wisdom is full of light and her beauty is not withered. ~ Book of Wisdom, the Eternal Wisdom
433:And it is inaccessible, unknowable and beyond comprehension for all. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
434:Break, break the old Tables, ye who seek after the knowledge. ~ Nietzsche, the Eternal Wisdom
a woman's wisdom
~ Kyorai, @BashoSociety
436:Hold in horror dissimilation and all hypocrisy. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king.-, the Eternal Wisdom
437:I know no other secret for loving except to love. ~ St. Francois de Sales, the Eternal Wisdom
438:Let him in whom there is understanding know that he is immortal. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
439:Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. ~ Corinthians I, the Eternal Wisdom
440:Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. ~ John. XIV. 27, the Eternal Wisdom
441:Let us walk, as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness. ~ Romans XIII, the Eternal Wisdom
442:Men perish because they cannot join the beginning and the end. ~ Alcineon, the Eternal Wisdom
443:Pass; thou hast the key, thou canst be at ease. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
444:Renounce your desires and you shall taste of peace. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
445:The soul spiritual should have comm and over the soul of sense. ~ Lao-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
446:The wise man acts towards all beings even as towards himself. ~ Madharata, the Eternal Wisdom
447:To find our real being and know it truly is to acquire wisdom. ~ Porphyry, the Eternal Wisdom
448:Verily, I say to thee; he who seeks the Eternal, finds Him. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
449:With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes satin. ~ Persian Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
450:All, even the vegetables, have rights to thy sensibility ~ Chinese Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
451:At each instant he sees a wonderful world and a new creation. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
452:e ye holy in all manner of conduct. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Peter, I. 15, the Eternal Wisdom
453:He who is a friend of wisdom, must not be violent. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
454:It is you who must make the effort; the sages can only teach. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
455:Let us be one even with those who do not wish to be one with us. ~ Bossuet, the Eternal Wisdom
456:Not to weary of well doing is a great benediction. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsau-king, the Eternal Wisdom
457:The man who docth these things shall live by them. ~ Epistle to the Romans, the Eternal Wisdom
458:There is one body and one Spirit. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, IV, 4, the Eternal Wisdom
459:True philosophy is beyond all the attacks of things. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
460:Watch ye, stand fast, quit you like men, be strong.* ~ Corinthians XVI. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
461:All is in the One in power and the One is in all in act. ~ Abraham-ibn-Ezra, the Eternal Wisdom
462:For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ~ Matthew VI. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
463:God is love and we are in our weakness imperfect gods. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
464:If man surrenders himself to Tao, he identifies himself with Tao. ~ Lao-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
465:Ignorance is also most always on the point of doing evil. ~ Chinese Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
466:Look into thy heart and thou shalt see there His image. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
467:Man is divine so long as he is in communion with the Eternal. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
468:O disciples, be ye heirs to Truth, not to worldly things. ~ Magghima Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
469:One of the most important precepts of wisdom is to know oneself. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
470:Personal success ought never to he considered the aim of existence. ~ Bacon, the Eternal Wisdom
471:Put always in the first rank uprightness of heart and fidelity. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
472:Surmount the desires of which gods and men are the subjects. ~ Uttana Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
473:The spirit and the form; sentiment within and symbol without. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
474:What use to cut the branches if one leaves the roots? ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
475:When you have seen your aim, hold to it, firm and unshakeable. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
476:Whoso seeketh with diligence, he shall find. ~ Bahaullah: the Seven Valleys, the Eternal Wisdom
477:All the gods and goddesses are only varied aspects of the One. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
478:Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake. ~ Matthew V. 10, the Eternal Wisdom
479:etter is he that rulethhis spirit than he that taketh a city. ~ Proverbs XVI, the Eternal Wisdom
480:It is far more useful to commune with oneself than with others. ~ Demophilus, the Eternal Wisdom
481:One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
482:Respect man as a spiritual being in whom dwells the divine Spirit. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
483:Temples cannot imprison within their walls the divine Substance. ~ Euripides, the Eternal Wisdom
484:The idea of thou and I is a fruit of the soul's ignorance. ~ Bhagavat Purana, the Eternal Wisdom
485:The man who knows the Tao, does not speak; he who speaks, knows It not. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
486:There is in this world no purification like knowledge. ~ Bhagavad Gita IV. 3, the Eternal Wisdom
487:This is a great fault in men, to love to be the models of others. ~ Meng-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
488:those who gain this treasure win the friendship of God ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Wisdom 7:13).,
489:To think one is sufficiently virtuous, is to lose hold of virtue. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
490:What can he desire in the world who is greater than the world? ~ St. Cyprian, the Eternal Wisdom
491:Aspire to the regions where oneness has its dominion. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
492:He who knows himself, knows his Lord. ~ Mohyddin-ibn-Arabi. "Essay on Unity.", the Eternal Wisdom
493:My lips shall not speak wickedness nor my tongue utter deceit, ~ Job XXVII. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
494:Such is the last good of those who possess knowledge: to become God. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
495:The principle of supreme purity is in repose, in perfect calm. ~ Hoce-nan-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
496:The simple and upright man is as strong as if he were a great host. ~ Lao-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
497:The sinner sins against himself, for he makes himself evil. ~ Marcus Aurelias, the Eternal Wisdom
498:The whole dignity of man is in thought. Labour then to think aright. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
499:Time which destroys the universe, must again create the worlds. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
500:Tire not being useful to thyself by being useful to others. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
501:To transform death and make of it a means of victory and triumph. ~ Nietzsche, the Eternal Wisdom
502:Who is the enemy? Lack of energy. ~ The Jewel-wreath of Questions and Answers, the Eternal Wisdom
503:Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing." ~ Revelation 5:12,
504:And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. ~ John VIII. 32, the Eternal Wisdom
505:Covet earnestly the best gifts. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians,.XII. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
506:Do not believe all that men say. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, XIX. 10, the Eternal Wisdom
507:e who subdues men is only strong; he who subdues himself, is mighty. ~ Lao-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
508:e will see with the divine eyes the mysteries of the eternal art. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
509:For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, 1:18,
510:How shall thy patience be crowned, if it is never tried? ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
511:Intelligence is worth more than all the possessions in the world. ~ Minokhired, the Eternal Wisdom
512:Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile. ~ Psalms XXXIV. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
513:O my friends, plant only flowers of love in the garden of hearts. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
514:Take heed that ye do not alms before, men, to be seen of them. ~ Matthew VI. 1, the Eternal Wisdom
515:The man who has done good does not cry it through the world. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
516:The Master replied, If you never condemned you would never need to forgive." ~ Anthony de Mello, from "One Minute Wisdom,", (1985),
517:The physical world is only a reflection of the spiritual. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
518:The sage increases his wisdom by all that he can gather from others. ~ Fenelon, the Eternal Wisdom
519:The soul is veiled by the body; God is veiled by the soul. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
520:Thou hast a right only to work, but never to its fruits. ~ Bhagavad Gita. 2.47, the Eternal Wisdom
521:All wisdom is one: to understand the spirit that rules all by all. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
522:But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? ~ Job, the Eternal Wisdom
523:Death is swallowed up in victory. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XV. 54, the Eternal Wisdom
524: Deliver thyself from the inconstancy of human things. ~ Seneca: De Providentia, the Eternal Wisdom
525:Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise. ~ Proverbs XVII. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
526:Happy is the man whose senses are purified and utterly under curb. ~ Udanavarga, the Eternal Wisdom
527:He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. ~ Matthew XX IV. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
528:He who loves is in joy, he is free and nothing stops him. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
529:hosoever is truly enlightened, cannot fail to arrive at perfection. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
530:No compromises; to live resolutely in integrity, plenitude and beauty. ~ Goethe, the Eternal Wisdom
531:They rest from their labours and their works follow them. ~ Revelations XIV. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
532:Through Thy creations I have discovered the beatitude of Thy eternity. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
533:To be enlightened is to know that which is eternal. ~ Lao-Tse: Tao-Te-King" XVI, the Eternal Wisdom
534:To know how to die in one age gives us life in all the others. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
535:Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature. ~ Luke XII. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
536:All beings aspire to happiness, therefore envelop all in thy love. ~ Mahavantara, the Eternal Wisdom
537:Battle with all thy force to cross the great torrent of desire. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
538:Be not proud in thy riches, nor in thy strength, nor in thy wisdom. ~ Phocylides, the Eternal Wisdom
539:Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Peter, I. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
540:God or the Good, what is it but the existence of that which yet is not? ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
541:Have your loins girt about with truth. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, VI. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
542:Is there a single man who can see what the Sage cannot even conceive? ~ Tseu-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
543:Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man (n. 368) (Divine Love and Wisdom, 1763)
   ~ Emanuel Swedenborg,
544:There is an eternal Thinker, but his thoughts are not eternal. ~ Katha Upanisbad, the Eternal Wisdom
545:We fight to win sublime Wisdom; therefore men call us warriors. ~ Book of Wisdom, the Eternal Wisdom
546:Whatever is not of use to the swarm, is not of use to the bee. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
547:Dost thou not know that thou hast become God and art the son of the One? ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
548:He is everywhere in the world and stands with all in His embrace. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
549:Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. ~ Revelations III, 11, the Eternal Wisdom
550:I begin life over again after death even as the sun every day. ~ Book of the Dead, the Eternal Wisdom
551:If thou canst not equal thyself with God, thou canst not understand Him. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
552:Let us respect men, and not only men of worth, but the public in general ~ Cicero, the Eternal Wisdom
553:Nothing is lost in the world because the world is enveloped in eternity. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
554:The name of the Ancient and most Holy is unknowable to all and inaccessible. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
555:The smallest drop of water united to the ocean no longer dries. ~ A Hindu Thought, the Eternal Wisdom
556:Virtue shows itself in the lowest as well as in the sublimest things. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
557:What we would not like being done to us, let us not do it to others. ~ Chang Yung, the Eternal Wisdom
558:Apply thyself to think what is good, speak what is good, do what is good. ~ Avesta, the Eternal Wisdom
559:For all are called to cooperate in the great work of progress ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
560:Happy is his portion who knows and performs and has knowledge of the ways. ~ Labor, the Eternal Wisdom
561:He whose heart longs after the Deity, has no time for anything else. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
562:If a man covets nothing, how shall he fail to do what is just and good? ~ Chi-king, the Eternal Wisdom
563:If Paradise is not within thee, thou shalt never enter into it. ~ Angelus Silesins, the Eternal Wisdom
564:My son, give me thy heart and let thine eyes observe my ways. ~ Proverbs XXIII. 26, the Eternal Wisdom
565:That which is in all reality cannot begin to be nor be annihilated. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
566:The eternal Tao has no name; when the Tao divided Itself, then It had a name. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
567:Unite always to a great exactitude uprightness and simplicity of heart. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
568:What is there more precious than a sage? He sets peace between all men. ~ Tsu-king, the Eternal Wisdom
569:What joy is there in this world which is everywhere a prey to flames? ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
570:What you do not wish to be done to yourselves, do not do to other men. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
571:Wisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its light even in the darkest night. ~ Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese,
572:All that is contains Thee; I could not exist if Thou wert not in me. ~ St Augustine, the Eternal Wisdom
573:He that killeth an ox is as if lie slew a man. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, LXVT, the Eternal Wisdom
574:In truth there is no difference between the word of God and the world. ~ Baha-ulalh, the Eternal Wisdom
575:I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help! ~ Psalms CXXI.1, the Eternal Wisdom
576:Let us, who are of the day, be sober. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Thessalonians, V. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
577:Listen to Nature: she cries out to us that we are all members of one family. ~ Sadi, the Eternal Wisdom
578:Man is like an ignorant spectator of a drama played on the stage. ~ Bhagavat Purana, the Eternal Wisdom
579:No man of war entangleth himself with the affairs of this life. ~ II Timothy. II. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
580:Our inner self is provided with all necessary faculties ~ Meng-Tse VII. I. IV. I. 3, the Eternal Wisdom
581:Out of academies there come more fools than from any other class in society. ~ Kant, the Eternal Wisdom
582:That is worlds, gods, beings, the All,-the supreme Soul. ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
583:The soul when it has arrived at unity, acquires a supernatural knowledge. ~ Lao-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
584:The superior man must always remain himself in all situations of life. ~ Tsung yung, the Eternal Wisdom
585:Be gentle, strike not an inoffensive animal, break not a domestic tree. ~ Pythagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
586:Be then on your guard against everything that suppresses your liberty. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
587:Do not believe in men's discourses before you have reflected well on them. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
588:Eternal wisdom builds: I shall be her palace when she finds repose in me and I in her. ~ Angelus Silesius,
589:Fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. ~ Matthew X. 28, the Eternal Wisdom
590:For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits near them, waiting.
   ~ Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, [T5],
591:God is spirit, fire, being and light, and yet He is not all this. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
592:He must content himself with little and never ask for more than he has. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
593:He who does no evil to any is as if the father and mother of all beings. ~ Madharata, the Eternal Wisdom
594:If holiness can be compared to any other quality, it is only to strength. ~ Meng-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
595:In this immense ocean the world is an atom and the atom a world. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
596:It is easier today to triumph over evil habits than it will be tomorrow. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
597:It is only the coward who appeals always to destiny and never to courage. ~ Ramayana, the Eternal Wisdom
598:Knowledge belongs to the very essence of God, if at all God has an essence. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
599:Nourish in your heart a benevolence without limits for all that lives. ~ Metta Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
600:Nowhere and in no situation is the sage dissatisfied with his condition. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
601:Old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. ~ II Corinthians V. 17, the Eternal Wisdom
602: one and single direction is needed which will conduct us to a one sole end. ~ Philo, the Eternal Wisdom
603:Question attentively, then meditate at leisure over what you have heard. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
604:Repress then your senses; calm, minds appeased, master your bodies. ~ Lalita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
605:Retire into thyself as into an island and set thyself to the work. ~ Dhammapada. 236, the Eternal Wisdom
606:Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being
   ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
607:They have conquered the creation, whose mind is settled in equality. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
608:Thus Space exists only in relation to our particularising consciousness. ~ Awaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
609:To enter into the soul of each and allow each to enter into thine. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
610:To it with good heart, O pilgrim, on to that other shore ! ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
611:To look on high, to learn what is beyond, to seek to raise oneself always. ~ Pasteur, the Eternal Wisdom
612:Upright and sincere is the virtue of the man who directs well his mind. ~ Lao-Tsu-Te, the Eternal Wisdom
613:Happy the man who has tamed the senses and is utterly their master. ~ Buddhist Maxims, the Eternal Wisdom
614:Let your standpoint become that of wisdom then the world will be found to be God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
615:Man understands his life only when he sees himself in each one of his kind. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
616:Render to God the sole worship which is fitting towards Him, not to be evil. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
617:So should He be adored...for it is in That all become one. ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
618:That which satisfies the soul is the wisdom which governs the world. ~ Lalita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
619:The straight way is the love of the infinite essence. ~ Baha-Ullah: The Seven Valleys, the Eternal Wisdom
620:The voice which tells us that we are immortal is the voice of God within us. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
621:Those I love who know how to live only to disappear, for they pass beyond ~ Nietzsche, the Eternal Wisdom
622:When thou possessest knowledge thou shalt attain soon to peace. ~ Bhagavad Git. V. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
623:A bad thought is the most dangerous of thieves. ~ Buddhist scriptures from the Chinese, the Eternal Wisdom
624:Await with calm the moment of extinction or perhaps of displacement. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
625:Be not children in understanding,be men. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XIV 20, the Eternal Wisdom
626:Be watchful, divest yourself of all neglectfulness; follow the path. ~ Buddhist Maxims, the Eternal Wisdom
627:Only from his own soul can he demand the secret of eternal beauty. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
628:O sage, very high raise thyself, even to the most high dwelling of Truth. ~ Ma havagga, the Eternal Wisdom
629:Space is only a mode of- particularisation and has no real self-existence. ~ Awaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
630:Thou shalt heal thy soul and deliver it from all its pain and travailing. ~ Pythagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
631:Use all your forces for endeavour and leave no room for carelessness. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
632:An apostle of the truth should have no contest with any in the world. ~ Samyutta Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
633:Be firm in the accomplishment of your duties, the great and the small. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
634:By whom is this world conquered? By the patient and truthful man. ~ Pranottaratrayamala, the Eternal Wisdom
635:Can it be that change terrifies thee? But nothing is done without it. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
636:Cleanse your heads, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. ~ James IV. 1, the Eternal Wisdom
637:For nobody can see what He is, except the soul in which He himself is. ~ Maitre Eckhart, the Eternal Wisdom
638:I call him a man who recognises no possessions save those he finds in himself. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
639:Is one, indeed, master of himself when he follows his own caprices? ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
640:It is extravagance to ask of others what can be procured by oneself. ~ Seneca: Epistles, the Eternal Wisdom
641:The sage's rule of moral conduct has its principle in the hearts of all men. ~ Tseu-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
642:All reflects Him in His shining and by His light all this is luminous. ~ Katha Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
643:Be master of thy thoughts, O thou who strivest for perfection. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
644:Beware when the Almighty sends a thinker on this planet; all is then in peril. ~ Emerson, the Eternal Wisdom
645:Equal in heart, equal in thought thou hast won for thyself omniscience. ~ Lalita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
646:He who has a mistaken idea of life, will always have a mistaken idea of death. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
647:hings mortal change their aspect daily; they are nothing but a lie. ~ Hermes: On Rebirth, the Eternal Wisdom
648:It is he who is never discouraged who greatens and tastes the eternal joy. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
649:Just as unity is in each of the numbers, so God is one in all things. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
650:Let a man make haste towards good, let him turn away his thought from evil. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
651:Let him repulse lust and coveting, the disciple who would lead a holy life. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
652:Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the ways of different arts one by one. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
653:Purity is, next to birth, the greatest good that can be given to man. ~ Avesta: Vendidad, the Eternal Wisdom
654:Wisdom is one thing, to know how to make true judgment, how all things are steered through all things. ~ Heraclitus,
655:Wouldst thou penetrate the infinite? Advance, then, on all sides in the finite. ~ Goethe, the Eternal Wisdom
656:A solitary may miss his goal and a man of the world become asage. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
657:A struggling ignorance is his wisdom's mate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
658:If thou understand, what seems invisible to most shall be to thee very apparent. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
659:Ignorance is the field in which all other difficulties grow. ~ Patanjali, Aphorisms II. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
660:Let not thy heart give way to discouragement. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, VII 8, the Eternal Wisdom
661:Put away from thee a forward mouth and perverse lips put away from thee. ~ Proverbs IV 24, the Eternal Wisdom
662:Show kindness unto thy brothers and make them not to fall into suffering. ~ Chadana Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
663:Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
   ~ King Solomon,
664:The man of knowledge with-out a good heart is like the bee without honey ~ Sadi: Gulistan, the Eternal Wisdom
665:The sage is never alone...he bears in himself the Lord of all things. ~ Angelius Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
666:Thou shalt hear what no ear has heard, thou shalt see what no eye has seen. ~ Ahmad Halif, the Eternal Wisdom
667:To be a man of worth and not to try to look like one is the true way to glory. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
668:What human voice is capable of telling me, "This is good and that is bad ?" ~ Kobo Daishi, the Eternal Wisdom
669:Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. ~ Leviticus XIX. 11, the Eternal Wisdom
670:A happy life is the fruit of wisdom achieved; life bearable, of wisdom commenced. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
671:A mind without wisdom remains the sport of illusion and miserable. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
672:Awake thou that steepest and arise from the dead. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, V. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
673:Be master of thy thoughts, O thou who wrest lest for perfection. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
674:Do not think to gain God by thy actions...One must not gain but be God. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
675:f one ponders well, one finds that all that passes has never truly existed. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
676:For all things difficult to acquire the intelligent man works with perseverance. ~ Lao-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
677:Giving all diligence, add to virtue knowledge and to knowledge temperance. ~ II Peter I. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
678:He shall contemplate under the veil millions of secrets as radiant as the sun. ~ Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
679:Ignorance is the night of the spirit, but a night without stars or moon. ~ Chinese Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
680:Intelligence, soul divine, truly dominates all,-destiny, law and everything else. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
681:It is Itself that which was and that which is yet to be, the Eternal. ~ Kaivaiya Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
682:Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. ~ Proverbs IV. 23, the Eternal Wisdom
683:Let your words corres-pond with your actions and your actions with your words. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
684:Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you wisdom unless you first empty your cup? ~ Nyogen Senzaki,
685:Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
686:The greater his aspiration and concentration, the more he finds the Eternal. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
687:The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XV, the Eternal Wisdom
688:The superior man enacts equity and justice is the foundation of all his deeds. ~ Confueins, the Eternal Wisdom
689:The wise in joy and in sorrow depart not from the equality of their souls. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
690:To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. ~ proverbs XXL 3, the Eternal Wisdom
691:Within the Supreme Brahma, the worlds are being told like beads:
Look upon that rosary with the eyes of wisdom. ~ Kabir,
692:All virtues are comprised injustice; if thou art just, thou art a man of virtue. ~ Theegris, the Eternal Wisdom
693:Deck thyself now with majesty and excellence and array thyself with glory and beauty. ~ Job, the Eternal Wisdom
694:For wisdom shall enter into thine heart and knowledge be pleasant unto thy soul. ~ Proverbs, the Eternal Wisdom
695:He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, IV. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
696:He thinks actively, he opens his heart, he gathers up his internal illuminations. ~ Lao Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
697:How can the soul which misunderstands itself, have a sure idea of other creatures? ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
698:If you live one sixth of what is taught you, you will surely attain the goal. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
699:In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired. In pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped. ~ Lao Tzu,
700:It is not difficult to know the good, but it is difficult to put it in practice. ~ Tsu King, the Eternal Wisdom
701:Pride goeth before destruction, but before honour is humility. ~ Proverbs XVI. 18: XVII. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
702:The gods have been created by Him, but of Him who knows the manner of His being? ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
703:The great man is he who has not lost the child's heart within him. ~ Meng-Tse. I V. II. XII, the Eternal Wisdom
704:The Lord gives wisdom (sophia), from his face come knowledge (gnosis) and understanding (sunesis)
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs, 2.6, [T5],
705:Thus even though it is not durable, there is no interruption in substance. ~ Lalita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
706:Above all things avoid heedlessness; it is the enemy of all virtues. ~ Fo-shu-hiug-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
707:All wisdom can be expressed in two phrases: What is done for you-allow it to be done. What you must do yourself-make sure you do it.
   ~ Khawwas,
708:An evil thought is the most dangerous of all thieves. ~ Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese, the Eternal Wisdom
709:Birth and death are two limits; beyond those limits there is a sort of uniformity. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
710:Each separate movement is produced by the same energy that moves the sum of things. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
711:If you do not meet a sage following the same road as yourself, then walk alone. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
712:Let the superior man regard all men who dwell within the four seas as his brothers. ~ Lun Yu, the Eternal Wisdom
713:Let thy mind be pure like gold, firm like a rock, transparent as crystal. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
714:Shun agreeable amusements, deliver not yourselves to the pleasures of the senses. ~ Chu-king, the Eternal Wisdom
715:There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John,, the Eternal Wisdom
716:Those who love her discover her easily and those that seek her do find her. ~ Book of Wisdom, the Eternal Wisdom
717:Thou remainest the same and thy years shall not fail. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, I. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
718:Watch diligently over yourselves, let not negligence be born in you. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
719:Without indomitable Faith or inspired Wisdom no great cause can conquer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, In Either Case,
720:All the knowledge one can require emanates from this love ~ Antoine the Healer: "Revelations", the Eternal Wisdom
721:Lend thine ear, hear the words of the wise, apply thy heart to knowledge. ~ Proverbs XXII. 17, the Eternal Wisdom
722:ll is movement and nothing is fixed; we cannot cross over the same stream twice. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
723:Nothing is superior to truthfulness, nor anything more terrible than falsehood. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
724:Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy, break up your fallow ground. ~ Hosea X. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
725:The ills we inflict upon our neighbours follow us as our shadows follow our bodies. ~ Krishna, the Eternal Wisdom
726:There is always one man who more than others represents the divine thought of the epoch. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
727:We know that we have passed from death into life because we love our brothers. ~ John III. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
728:When he knows that he is That, the Eternal, he is delivered from all limitations. ~ Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
729:Endeavour with your whole energy and leave no place for carelessness. ~ Fo -shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
730:Eye and ear are poor witnesses for man, if his inner life has not been made fine. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
731:Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XIII, the Eternal Wisdom
732:He sees the one Spirit in all beings and he sees all beings in the one Spirit. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
733:I put on righteousness and it clothed me; my justice was my robe and my diadem. ~ Job XXIX. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
734:Let us help each other as friends that we may put a term to suffering. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
735:Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Thessalonians, V. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
736:See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil. ~ Deuteronomy XIII. 15, the Eternal Wisdom
737:The demons become his companions who abandons himself to heedlessness. ~ Fo-shu-hiug-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
738:The end of our study consists merely in recovering our heart that we have lost. ~ id. VI. I.XI, the Eternal Wisdom
739:We have no power against the truth, we have power only for the truth. ~ II Corinthains XIII. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
740:When the soul has not self-mastery, one looks and sees not, listens and hears not. ~ Theng-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
741:Who can be the Master of another? The Eternal alone is the guide and the Master. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
742:As food mixed with poison, so is abhorrent to me a prosperity soiled by injustice. ~ Jatakanmla, the Eternal Wisdom
743:Cut away in thee the love of thyself, even as in autumn thy hand plucks the lotus. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
744:Intelligence is the beneficent guide of human souls, it leads them towards their good. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
745:I renounce the honours to which the world aspires and desire only to know the Truth. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
746:It is we who, in the eyes of Intelligence, are the essence of the divine regard. ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
747:Lift up the hands which hang down and the feeble knees. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, HI. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
748:One should guard oneself like a frontier citadel well defended-without and within. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
749:The company of saints and sages is one of the chief agents of spiritual progress. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
750:The griefs thou puttest upon others shall not take long to fall back upon thyself. ~ Demophilus, the Eternal Wisdom
751:The ignorant is the slave of his passions, the wise man is their master. ~ Sutra in 42 articles, the Eternal Wisdom
752:Thence you can see that it is in a clear knowledge that is found our eternal life. ~ Ruysbroeck, the Eternal Wisdom
753:There is no before or after: what will come tomorrow, is in fact in eternity ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
754:The soul like the body accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contract. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
755:This world is a republic all whose citizens are made of one and the same substance. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
756:Three roads to good: knowledge, the spiritual life and the control of the mind. ~ Sangiti Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
757:Believe in the fundamental truth; it is to meditate with rapture on the Everlasting. ~ Awaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
758:Expel thy desires and fears and there shall be no longer any tyrant over thee. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
759:In the beginning all things were in confusion; intelligence came and imposed order. ~ Anaxagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
760:It is no use being in a rage against things, that makes no difference to them. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
761:Master the body, be temperate in food and eat only at opportune moments. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
762:One should maintain the vigour of the body in order to preserve that of the mind. ~ Vanvenargues, the Eternal Wisdom
763:Renew thyself utterly day by day; make thyself new and again new and ever again new. ~ Tsang-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
764:Surpass all bodies, traverse all times, become eternity, and thou shalt comprehend God. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
765:Take delight in questioning; hearken in silence to the word of the saints. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
766:There is nothing however small, however vile it be, that does not contain mind. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
767:The true royalty is spiritual knowledge; put forth thy efforts to attain it. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
768:Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. ~ II Coriothians IV. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
769: Thou shalt not kill " relates not solely to the murder of man, but of all that lives. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
770:Unto the pure all things are pure, but unto them that are defiled nothing is pure. ~ Titus I. 15, the Eternal Wisdom
771:We begin to know really when we succeed in forgetting completely what we have learned. ~ Thoreau, the Eternal Wisdom
772:You shall wander in the darkness and see not till you have found the eternal Light. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
773:Each man ought to say to himself, "I was the creator, may I become again what I was". ~ Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
774:ho has ruder battles to sustain than the man who labours for self-conquest? ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
775:Honour to the high and sublime excellence of wisdom! ~ Formula of devotion of Mahayanist Buddhism, the Eternal Wisdom
776:Idleness like rust destroys much more than work uses up; a key in use is always clean. ~ Franklin, the Eternal Wisdom
777:If thou comprehend Him, what seems invisible to most, will be for thee utterly apparent. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
778:In all things to do what depends on oneself and for the rest to remain firm and calm. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
779:In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death. ~ Proverbs XII, the Eternal Wisdom
780:Know thyself and thou shalt know the universe and the gods. ~ Inscription of the Temple of Delphi, the Eternal Wisdom
781:No name is applicable to God, only He is called Love,-so great and precious a thing is Love. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
782:The supreme Brahman without beginning cannot be called either Being or Non-being. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
783:The true treasure is self-mastery; it is the secret wealth which cannot perish. ~ Nidhikama Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
784:The wisdom of the Lover is justified and supported by the wisdom of the Seer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, In Either Case,
785:Three kinds of thirst; the thirst of sensation, of existence and of annihilation. ~ Sangiti Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
786:Whatsoever things were written afore time, were written for our learning. ~ Epistle to the Romans, the Eternal Wisdom
787:Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. ~ Psalms XXIII, the Eternal Wisdom
788:All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. ~ Matthew VII. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
789:If you act towards your like as a true brother, you do charity to yourselves. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
790:Know that all this is so, but habituate thyself to surmount and conquer thy passions. ~ Pythagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
791:Lose thyself in Him to penetrate this mystery; everything else is superfluous. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
792:What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? ~ Matthew. XVI. 26, the Eternal Wisdom
793:Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XII. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
794:An atom of love is to be preferred to all that exists between the two horizons. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
795:But how can that be manifested to thy eyes if what is within thee is to thyself invisible? ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
796:Gather thyself into thyself crouched like an infant in the bosom of its mother. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
797:Give not up thy heart to sorrow, for it is a sister to distrust and wrath. ~ The Shepherd of Hermas, the Eternal Wisdom
798:I meet the sincere man with sincerity and tie insincere also with sincerity. ~ Lao-tse: Tao-te-king, the Eternal Wisdom
799:The destruction of things is their return to the cause that has produced them. ~ Sankhya Pravachana, the Eternal Wisdom
800:The sages who see the eternal in things transient, for them is the peace eternal. ~ Katha Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
801:Thou shalt have given a drop and won the sea, given thy life and won the well-beloved. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
802:Wisdom is a thing vast and grand. She demands all the time that one can consecrate to her. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
803:18 Light the fire of divine love and destroy all creed and all cult. ~ Baha-ullah: The Seven Valleys, the Eternal Wisdom
804:A man's pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. ~ Proverbs XXIX. 23, the Eternal Wisdom
805:And all beings are resumed and reduced into one sole being, and they are one and all are He. ~ Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
806:As a living man abstains from mortal poisons, so put away from thee all defilement. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
807:Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. ~ Matthew V. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
808:Essence without form divided itself; then a movement took place and life was produced. ~ Tchuang-Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
809:He who looks on the forms of existence as a form or a mirage, shall not see death. ~ Sanyutta Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
810:hough your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, I. 18, the Eternal Wisdom
811:I am the mother of pure love and of science and of sacred hope. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
812:If you would live tranquil and free, get rid of the habit of all which you can do without. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
813:In each thing he will see the mystery of the transfiguration and the divine apparition. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
814:Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, II. 15, the Eternal Wisdom
815:Oh, if the heart could become a cradle and God once more a child upon the earth! ~ Augelius Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
816:Sraddha: the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love and grace.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
817:That which is not cannot come to being and that which is cannot cease to be. ~ Bhagavad Gita. II. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
818:The fire divine burns indivisible and ineffable and fills all the abysses of the world. ~ Iamblichus, the Eternal Wisdom
819:There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XV. 44, the Eternal Wisdom
820:The sage having perceived God by the spiritual union casts from him grief and joy. ~ Katha Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
821:The way of life is above to the wise that he may depart from hell which is beneath. ~ Proverbs XV 24, the Eternal Wisdom
822:To the eyes of men athirst the whole world seems in dream as a spring of water. ~ Sadi, Gulistan VII, the Eternal Wisdom
823:To work only in the material sense is to increase the load that is crushing us. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
824:True knowledge does not grow old, so have declared the sages of all times. ~ Buddhist Canons in Pali, the Eternal Wisdom
825:Cultivate the intelligence so that you may drink of the torrent of certitude. ~ Baha-ullah, "Tablets", the Eternal Wisdom
826:He who sees all things in the self and the self in all things, has doubt no longer. ~ I-sha Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
827:How shouldst thou not profit by thy age of strength to issue from the evil terrain? ~ Kin-yuan-li-sao, the Eternal Wisdom
828:I see of Thee neither end nor middle nor beginning, O Lord of all and universal form. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
829:I will therefore make ready to render my thought an alien to the illusion of the world. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
830:Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. ~ Philippians II. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
831:O friend, fill not with mortal thoughts thy heart which is the seat of eternal mysteries. ~ Bahaullah, the Eternal Wisdom
832:One does not need to hope in order to act, nor to succeed in order to persevere. ~ William the Silent, the Eternal Wisdom
833:See unceasingly the enchainment, the mutual solidarity of all things and all beings ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
834:Three worlds; the world of desire, the world of form and the world of the formless. ~ Sanyutta Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
835:True royalty consists in spiritual knowledge; turn thy efforts to its attainment. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
836:When the spark of truth is discovered in the spirit, all is taught to it that it needs. ~ Ruysbro-eok, the Eternal Wisdom
837:When thou art enfranchised from all hate and desire, then shalt thou win thy liberation. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
838:Aid each other in practising that which is good, but aid not each other in evil and injustice. ~ Koran, the Eternal Wisdom
839:Be indifferent to the praise and blame of men; consider it as if the croakings of frogs. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
840:For all the law is fulfilled in one word, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. ~ Galatians. V. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
841:For in them there is a source of intelligence, a fountain of wisdom and a flood of knowledge. ~ Esdras, the Eternal Wisdom
842:Labour not for the food which perishes but for that which endures into everlasting life. ~ John VI. 27, the Eternal Wisdom
843:Let all bitterness and wrath and anger be put away from you. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, IV. 31, the Eternal Wisdom
844:Nobility is for each man within him; only he never thinks of seeking for it within. ~ Meng-Tse II 5.17, the Eternal Wisdom
845:Often man is preoccupied with human rules and forgets the inner law. ~ Antoine the Healer; Revelations, the Eternal Wisdom
846:Recoil from the sun into the shadow that there may be more place for others. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
847:The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, -- God, Light, Freedom, Immortality
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
848:The just holds his own suffering for a gain when it can increase the happiness of others. ~ Jatakamala, the Eternal Wisdom
849:Thou who hast been set in thy station of man to aid by all means the common interest ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
850:Ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. ~ Galatians V. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
851:All that is has already existed, but will not remain in the form in which we see it today. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
852:And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. ~ Romans XII. 2, the Eternal Wisdom
853:An upright nature, and true purification is for each the uprightness of his nature. ~ Avesta: Vexididad, the Eternal Wisdom
854:He who seeks him, finds him; he who yearns intensely after the Ineffable, has found the Ineffable. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
855:How canst thou desire anything farther when in thyself there are God and all things? ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
856:Humanity does not embrace only the love of one's like: it extends over all creatures. ~ Chinese Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
857:If in the morning you have heard the voice of celestial reason, in the evening you can die. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
858:It is by gentleness that one must conquer wrath, it is by good that one must conquer evil. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
859:Let not one even whom the whole world curses, nourish against it any feeling of liatred. ~ Sutta Nipata, the Eternal Wisdom
860:Nothing is fixed, nothing stable, nothing immobile in nature, nor in heaven, nor on the earth. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
861:Observe thyself, not that which is thine, nor that which is around thee, but thyself alone. ~ St. Basil, the Eternal Wisdom
862:Return ye now every one from his evil way and make your ways and your doings good. ~ Jeremiah XVIII. II, the Eternal Wisdom
863:Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. ~ Proverbs XXVI. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
864:There can be no true freedom and happiness so long as men have not understood their oneness. ~ Channing, the Eternal Wisdom
865:There is no shame in any work even the un-cleanest. Idleness alone ought to be held shameful. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
866:And let this be our thought, "Our bodies are different, but we have one and the same heart." ~ Mahavagga, the Eternal Wisdom
867:Do not listen if one criticises or blames thy Master, leave his presence that very moment. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
868:Every man who returns into himself, will find there traces of the Divinity. ~ Cicero, "De Regibus. I. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
869:It is on the blindness of ignorance that is founded the working which affirms the ego. ~ Sanyutta Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
870:The knowledge of the soul is the highest knowledge and truth has nothing for us beyond it. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
871:There is no beast on the earth, no bird flying on its wings that do not form a community like us ~ Koran, the Eternal Wisdom
872:To be evenminded
is the greatest virtue.
Wisdom is to speak
the truth and act
in keeping with its nature. ~ Heraclitus,
873:Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love." ~ Saint Juliana of Norwich,
874:Whosoever has oneness engraven in his heart, forgets all things and forgets himself. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
875:Wilt thou that thy heart should be free from sorrow ? Forget not the hearts that sorrow devours. ~ Saadi, the Eternal Wisdom
876:Your greatness is within and only in yourselves can you find a spectacle worthy of your regard. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
877:But call Him by what name you will; for to those who know, He is the possessor of all names. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
878:Cross even beyond the light which illumines thee and cast thyself upon the bosom of God. ~ Maitre Eckhart, the Eternal Wisdom
879:Eternal wisdom builds: I shall be her palace when she finds repose in me and I in her. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
880:Keep over your actions an absolute empire; be 10 not their slave, but their master. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
881:Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceit. ~ Romans X II, the Eternal Wisdom
882:Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XIII. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
883:That Intelligence is God within us; by that men are gods and their humanity neighbours divinity. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
884:The knowledge which purifies the intelligence is true knowledge. All the rest is ignorance. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
885:The sage regards the heart of every man in the millions of the crowd and sees only one heart. ~ Tseng Tee, the Eternal Wisdom
886:When thou saidst, Seek ye my face, my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. ~ Psalms XXVII.8, the Eternal Wisdom
887:Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. ~ Luke XIV. 11, the Eternal Wisdom
888:As righteousness tendeth to life, so he that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death. ~ Proverbs XI.19, the Eternal Wisdom
889:Contraries harmonise with each other; the finest harmony springs from things that are unlike. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
890:He that followeth after righteousness and mercy, findeth life, righteousness and honour ~ preverbs XXI. 21, the Eternal Wisdom
891:In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
892:In that God who illumines the reason, desiring liberation I seek my refuge. ~ Swetaswatara Upanishad VI.18, the Eternal Wisdom
893:It is at all times a sensible consolation to be able to say, "Death is as natural as life." ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
894:It is better to follow one's own law even though imperfect than the better law of another. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
895:Labour to purify thy thoughts. If thou hast no evil thoughts, thou shalt commit no evil deeds. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
896:Not overjoyed at gaining what is pleasant, nor disturbed, overtaken by what is unpleasant. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
897:Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, V. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
898:Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, nor for your body, what ye shall put on.- ~ Luke XII. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
899:That is the bright Light of all lights which they know who know themselves. ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad I.4, the Eternal Wisdom
900:The eternal Truth shall never be attained by him who is not entirely truthful in his speech. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
901:The greatest science is the knowledge of oneself. He who knows himself, knows God. ~ Clement of Alexandria, the Eternal Wisdom
902:There is nothing greater than the practice of the precept which says, "Know thyself". ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
903:The sage having seen the Self in everything, when he leaves this world, becomes immortal. ~ Kena Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
904:When the mind is one with the deeper spirit, there results the absolute knowledge of the self. ~ Patanjali, the Eternal Wisdom
905:But let perseverance have her perfect work that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ~ James I. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
906:By the purity of the thoughts, of the actions, of holy words one cometh to know Ahura-Mazda. ~ Avesta: Yana, the Eternal Wisdom
907:For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, II, the Eternal Wisdom
908:It is better to be good and to be called wicked by men than to be wicked and esteemed good. ~ Sadi Gulistan, the Eternal Wisdom
909:It is good to have what one desires, but it is better to desire nothing more than what one has. ~ Menedemus, the Eternal Wisdom
910:It would be better not to have books than to believe all that is found in them. ~ Meng Tse. VII. II. III. 1, the Eternal Wisdom
911:Melt thy soul in the fire of love and thou wilt know that love is the alchemist of the soul. ~ Ahm-ed Halif, the Eternal Wisdom
912:One can recognise in those beings who are so lar from us the principle of our own existence. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
913:One should realize the Self by the Eye of Wisdom. Does Rama need a mirror to recognize himself as Rama? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
914:One who thinks that his spiritual guide is merely a man, can draw no profit from his contact. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
915:The beginning of wisdom is the sincere desire for instruction. To observe attentively its laws is to establish the perfect purity of the soul. ~ Book of Wisdom,
916:The deeds a man has accomplished follow him in his journeying when he fares to another world. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
917:There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. ~ Proverbs XIV. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
918:Are we then so insensate as to forget that we are members one of the other? ~ St. Clement to the Corinthians, the Eternal Wisdom
919:As one sun illumines all this world, so the conscious Idea illumines all the physical field. ~ Bhagavad-Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
920:A torrent of clarity streams from the mind which is purified in full of all its impurities. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
921:Being but one, she is capable of all; immutable in herself, she renews all things; she diffuses herself among the nations in saintly souls. ~ The Book of Wisdom,
922:Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, IV. 26, the Eternal Wisdom
923:Do no harm to an ant that is carrying its grain of corn, for has a life and sweet life is a good. ~ Firdausi, the Eternal Wisdom
924:Not seeking what is other than the Self is detachment or desirelessness; not leaving the Self is wisdom. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
925:Perfection is the end and the beginning of all things, and without perfection they could not be. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
926:Seek out swiftly the way of righteousness; turn without delay from that which defiles thee. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
927:The man veritably free is he who, disburdened of fear and desire, is subjected only to his reason. ~ Fenelon, the Eternal Wisdom
928:The present world and the next are but a drop of water whose existence is of no account. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
929:The soul not being mistress of itself, one looks but sees not, listens buthears not. ~ Tseng-tsen-ta-hio VII, the Eternal Wisdom
930:They who torture living beings and feel no compassion towards them, them regard as impure. ~ Amaghanda Susta, the Eternal Wisdom
931:By knowing for an absolute fact that he does not live but is being lived, the man of wisdom is aware of the perfect futility of all intentions. ~ Ramesh Balsekar,
932:Fear not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revillings. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, LI. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
933:God's power and essence and will and intellect and wisdom and justice are all the same ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.25.5ad1).,
934:Good and evil cannot bind him who has realised the oneness of nature and self with the Eternal. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
935:If a man could cast a firm and clear glance into the depths of his being, he would see there God. ~ J. Tauler, the Eternal Wisdom
936:Improve others not by reasoning but by example. Let your existence, not your words be your preaching. ~ Amiel, the Eternal Wisdom
937:In the bosom of Time God without beginning becomes what He has never been in all eternity. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
938:It was by love that beings were created and it is commanded to them to live in love and harmony. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
939:Knowest thou not that thy life, whether long or brief, consists only of a few breathings? ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
940:Let him destroy by deep meditation the qualities that are opposed to the divine nature. ~ Laws of Manu VI. 72, the Eternal Wisdom
941:Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body that ye should obey it in the lusts there of. ~ Romans VI. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
942:Men who possess virtue, wisdom, prudence, intelligence have generally been formed in tribulations. ~ Meng-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
943:Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
   ~ Aleister Crowley,
944:Self-control brings calm to the mind, without it the seed of all the virtues perishes ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
945:Self-interest is the prolongation in us of the animal. Humanity begins in man with disinterestedness. ~ Amiel, the Eternal Wisdom
946:The beginning of wisdom, perfection and beatitude is the vision of the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad, Self-Realisation,
947:There is nothing in the world that man's intelligence cannot attain, annihilate or accomplish. ~ Hindu Saying, the Eternal Wisdom
948:The saint does not seek to do great things; that is why he is able to accomplish them. ~ Lao-Tse: Tao-te-King, the Eternal Wisdom
949:The world is but a dream that passes and neither happiness nor sorrow are enduring. ~ Firdausi; "Shah-Namah.", the Eternal Wisdom
950:They had gained this supreme perfection, to be totally masters of their thoughts. ~ The Lotus of the Good Law, the Eternal Wisdom
951:Thou whom all respect, impoverish thyself that thou mayst enter the abode of the supreme riches. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
952:When one has done great things and made a reputation, one should withdraw out of view. ~ Lao-Tse: Tao-te-King, the Eternal Wisdom
953:Wherefore laying aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all evil speaking. ~ l Peter II. I, the Eternal Wisdom
954:A man should be glad of heart. If you have joy no longer, find out where you have fallen into error. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
955:And when the benevolence of benevolences manifests itself, all things are in her light and in joy. ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
956:A teacher never falls short of the wisdom of life, Divine Wisdom, which is superior to the wisdom taught in books. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
957:Be master of thy soul, O seeker of eternal verities, if thou wouldst attain thy end. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
958:He alone is truly a man who is illumined by the light of the true knowledge. Others are only men in name. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
959:He who regards the body as a milage or as a flake of foam on the waves, shall no longer see death ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
960:In the beginning all this was Non-being. From it Being appeared. Itself created itself. ~ Taittiriya Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
961:Let your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Thessalonians, V. 23, the Eternal Wisdom
962:only after having the experience of suffering have I learned the kinship of human souls to each other. ~ Gogol, the Eternal Wisdom
963:There is no better way to cultivate humanity and justice in the heart than to diminish our desires. ~ Meng-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
964:There is not a body, however small, which does not enclose a portion of the divine substance. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
965:They had attained to the supreme perfection of being completely masters of their thought. ~ The Lotus of Bliss, the Eternal Wisdom
966:Thou must pass over thyself to mount beyond, ever higher till the stars themselves are below thee. ~ Nietzsche, the Eternal Wisdom
967:Thyself stimulate and direct thyself; thus self-protected and clairvoyant thou shalt live happy.- ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
968:To retire from the world, that is to retire into oneself, is to aid in the dispersion of all doubts. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
969:I have preferred wisdom to kingdoms and thrones and I have believed that riches are nothing before wisdom, for she is an endless treasure for men. ~ Book of Wisdom,
970:It is not today nor tomorrow; who knoweth That which is Supreme? When It is approached, It vanishes. ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
971:I will show thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare, which wise men have told: ~ Job XV. 17.18, the Eternal Wisdom
972:Peace to him who has finished this supreme journey under the guidance of the Truth and the Light ! ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
973:The sins that we do against men come because each one does not respect the Divine Spirit in his like. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
974:To do to men what we would have them do to ourselves is what one may call the teaching of humanity. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
975:Wouldst thou abstain from action? It is not so that thy soul shall obtain liberation. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
976:And in the heart of the worst the best shall be born by my wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
977:An upright life tastes calm repose by night and by day; it is penetrated with a serene felicity. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
978:Awake, arise; strive incessantly towards the knowledge so that thou mayst attain unto the peace. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
979:Darkness grew nurse to wisdom's occult sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
980:Even the profoundest and surest political instinct is not wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Ancient and Modern Methods of Empire,
981:Hearken unto thy soul in all thy works and be faithful unto it. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, XXXIII. 17, the Eternal Wisdom
982:He has a form and He is as if He had no form. He has taken a form in order to be the essence of all. ~ The Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
983:In the interior of each atom that thou shalt cleave thou shalt find imprisoned a sun. ~ Ahmed Halif: Mystic Odes, the Eternal Wisdom
984:Let the sage unifying all his attentive regard see in the divine Spirit all things visible and invisible. ~ Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
985:Reason cannot dwell with the madness of love : love has nothing to do with the human reason. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
986:Scorn not-the discourse of the wise, for thou shalt learn from them wisdom. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
987:The ideal birth is perfected, the twelfth executioner is driven forth and we are born to contemplation. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
988:The Tao which can be expressed is not the eternal Tao, the name which can be named is not the eternal Name. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
989:When a thought rises in us, let us see whether it has not its roots in the inferior worlds. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
990:Be master of thy soul, O seeker of the eternal truths, if thou wouldst attain the goal. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
991:God is love, and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God and God in him. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, IV. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
992:If you have art and science, you have religion; if you have neither art nor science, then have religion. ~ Goethe, the Eternal Wisdom
993:Seeing many things, yet thou observest not; opening the ears ye hear not. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, XLII.20, the Eternal Wisdom
994:The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
995:Thus little by little the enemy invades the soul, if it is not resisted from the beginning. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
996:Wisdom streng theneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in a city. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
997:All that is required is to cease regarding as real that which is unreal. That is all we need to attain wisdom. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
998:Be humble if thou wouldst attain to wisdom; be humbler still if thou hast attained to it ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
999:Each of our good thoughts tears the veil behind which appears the pure, the infinite, God, our self. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1000:et the soul be submitted within to an upright judge whose authority extends over our most secret actions. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1001:For what is our life! It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away. ~ James.IV. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
1002:He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down and without walls. ~ Proverbs XXV. 28, the Eternal Wisdom
1003:I do not believe that any name, however complex, is sufficient to designate the principle of all Majesty. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1004:If one turns inward in search of that One Reality they fall away. Those who see this are those who see wisdom. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1005:The body may be covered with jewels and yet the heart may have mastered all its covetings. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1006:The ego of the servant, the ego of the worshiper, and the ego of wisdom, vidya -- these are all names of the ripe ego. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1007:The members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians,. XII. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
1008:The sage's quest is for himself, the quest of the-ignorant for other than himself. ~ Confucius, "Lun-Yu," II 15.20, the Eternal Wisdom
1009:Thou hast always a refuge in thyself...There be free and look at all things with a fearless eye. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1010:To compel men to do what appears good to oneself is the best means of making them disgusted with it. ~ Ramakrishss, the Eternal Wisdom
1011:When we can draw from ourselves all our felicity, we find nothing vexatious to us in the order of Nature. ~ Cicero, the Eternal Wisdom
1012:he wise man sits not inert; he is ever walking incessantly forward towards a greater light. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1013:How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ~ Proverbs, the Eternal Wisdom
1014:In rest shall you be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, XXX, the Eternal Wisdom
1015:In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, VII, the Eternal Wisdom
1016:Labour to master adversity even as your passions, to which it would be shameful for you to be subjected. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
1017:Let us act towards others as we would that they should act towards us: let us not cause any suffering. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1018:Life pervades and animates everything; it gives its movement to Nature and subjects her to itself. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
1019:Sin is nothing other than man's act of turning his face away from God and himself towards death. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1020:The origin of things is the Infinite: necessarily they disappear into that which put them into birth. ~ Anaximander, the Eternal Wisdom
1021:This self can always be won by truth and austerity, by purity and by entire knowledge. ~ Mundaka Upanishad III. 1-5, the Eternal Wisdom
1022:Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.
   ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1023:Wouldst thou that the world should submit to thee? Be busy then to fortify thy soul without ceasing. ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
1024:And this shall be the true manner of thy fasting that thy life shall be void of all iniquity. ~ The Pastor of Hermas, the Eternal Wisdom
1025:Christ tells us: The field is the world. Let us work in it and dig up wisdom, its hidden treasure, a treasure we all look for and want to obtain. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
1026:He who has perfectly mastered himself in thought and speech and act, he is indeed a man of religion. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
1027:His name is conscious spirit, His abode is conscious spirit and He, the Lord, is all conscious spirit. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1028:If we dreamed every night the same thing, it would affect us as much as the objects which we see every day. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
1029:One should rely on love only, because it alone is the base of all strength and all regeneration ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
1030:Only one who knows not that God lives in him can attri bute to certain men more importance than to others. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1031:Slay desire, but when thou hast slain it, take heed that it arise not again from the dead. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1032:That which is most subtle in matter is air, in air the soul, in the soul intelligence, in intelligence God. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1033:We must always meditate on God's wisdom, keeping it in our hearts and on our lips. Your tongue must speak justice, the law of God must be in your heart. ~ Saint Ambrose,
1034:Would you call Him Destiny? You will not be wrong. Providence? You will say well. Nature? That too you may. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1035:Approach unto wisdom like one who tilleth and soweth and await in peace its excellent fruits. ~ Ecolesiasticus VI. 19, the Eternal Wisdom
1036:Behind each particular idea there is a general idea, an absolute principle. Know that and you know all. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1037:Force cannot resist intelligence; in spite of force, in spite of men, intelligence passes on and triumphs. ~ Ramayana, the Eternal Wisdom
1038:For the waking there is only one common world...During sleepeach turns towards his own particular world. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
1039:I have issued out of myself, I have put on an immortal body, 1 am no longer the same, I am born into wisdom. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1040:In each thing there is a door to knowledge and in each atom is seen the trace of the sun. ~ Baha-ullah: Kitab-al-ikon, the Eternal Wisdom
1041:Infected by the vices, the soul is swollen with poisons and can only be cured by knowledge and intelligence. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1042:Let us strive to destroy in ourselves all that is of the animal, that the humanity in us may be manifest. ~ Bahaullah, the Eternal Wisdom
1043:Nothing is born of nothing, nothing can be annihilated, each commencement of being is only a transformation. ~ Thales, the Eternal Wisdom
1044:Only by falling back on our better thought, by yielding to the spirit of prophecy which is innate in every man, can we know what that wisdom saith. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1045:Such is the science of the Intelligence, to contemplate things divine and comprehend God. ~ Hermes 1. "The Character", the Eternal Wisdom
1046:Take heed unto yourselves lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness. ~ Luke XXI. 34, the Eternal Wisdom
1047:The greatest man in the world is not the conqueror, but the man who has domination over his own being. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
1048:The human body is the most perfect in the world as the human creature is the most perfect of creatures. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1049:The just man is not one who does hurt to none, but one who having the power to hurt represses the will. ~ Pytha-goras, the Eternal Wisdom
1050:Thence comes it that the saint occupies himself with his inner being and not with the objects of his eyes. ~ Lao- Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
1051:The vulgar say : "This is one of ours or a stranger." The noble regard the whole earth as their family. ~ Bhartrihari, the Eternal Wisdom
1052:Thinkest thou that thou canst write the name of God on Time? No more is it pronounced in Eternity. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1053:When we are alone, we must act with the same sincerity as if ten eyes observed and ten fingers pointed to us ~ Ta-hio, the Eternal Wisdom
1054:As every man hath received the gilt, even so minister the same one to another. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Peter, IV. 10, the Eternal Wisdom
1055:But now put off all these, wrath, anger, malice, calumny, filthy communications out of your mouth. ~ Colossians III. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
1056:By not doing evil to creatures and mastering one's arrives here below at the supreme goal. ~ Laws of Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
1057:Follow the great man and you will see what the world has at heart in these ages. There is no omen like that. ~ Emerson, the Eternal Wisdom
1058:For you were sometimes darkness, but now are light; walk as children of light. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, V. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
1059:His purity has brought him many profitable things, and this in the first rank, to know his soul. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
1060:In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. ~ Mark Twain
1061:Is it asked, who is the most excellent of the strong? I reply, it is he who possesses patience. ~ Sutra in 42 articles, the Eternal Wisdom
1062:It is by resisting the passions, not by yielding to them that one finds true peace in the heart. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
1063:O thou who resumest in thyself all creation, cease for one moment to be preoccupied with gain and loss. ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
1064:The man who lives in the bosom of the temptations of the world and attains perfection, is the true hero. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1065:The present is the most precious moment. Use all the forces of thy spirit not to let that momentescape thee. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1066:This is the new birth, my son, to turn one's thought from the body that has the three dimensions. ~ Hermes: On Rebirth, the Eternal Wisdom
1067:To represent constantly the world as one single being with one single soul and one single substance. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1068:When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. ~ James I. 14, 15, the Eternal Wisdom
1069:Whoever is rich within and embellished with virtue, seeks not outside himself for glory and riches. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1070:All is Narayana, man or animal, the wise and the wicked, the whole world is Narayana, the Supreme Spirit. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1071:Each through his nature He leads and the world by the lure of His wisdom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
1072:Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1073:He is not a man of religion who does ill to another. He is not a disciple who causes suffering to another. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1074:It is He who engenders Himself perpetually.......the Lord of existences and of non-existences. ~ Egyptian Funeral Rites, the Eternal Wisdom
1075:It is impossible to arrive at the summit of the mountain without passing through rough and difficult paths. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
1076:It is wisdom to know about others, it is enlightenment to know oneself.
~ Lao Tzu, @BashoSociety
1077:Not by work, not by family, not by riches, but by renunciation great beings attain to immortality. ~ Kaivalya Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1078:Opinions on the world and on God are many and conflicting and I know not the truth. Enlighten me, O my Master. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1079:Take care that the reading of numerous writers and books of all kinds does not confuse and trouble thy reason. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1080:The Eternal is in every man, but all men are not in the Eternal; there lies the cause of their suffering. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1081:The man who recognises in his own soul the supreme Soul present in all creatures, shows himself the same to all. ~ Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
1082:The poor animats who live in ail obscure consciousness of dream posses many rights to love and campassion. ~ Jatakamala, the Eternal Wisdom
1083:The power of the human intelligence is without bounds; it increases by concentration: that is the secret. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1084:True success is not measured by the amount of money that you have made. It is measured by the amount of wisdom and compassion that you have cultivated. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
1085:When all the desires that trouble the heart have fallen silent, then this mortal puts on immortality. ~ Katha Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1086:Whoever has perfected himself by the spiritual union, finds in time the true science in himself. ~ Bhagavad Gita IV. 38, the Eternal Wisdom
1087:Wisdom is eternally negating the unreal. To see the unreal is wisdom. Beyond this lies the inexpressible. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1088:Charity is the affection that impels us to sacrifice ourselves to humankind as if it were one being with us. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
1089:Contemplate the mirror of thy heart and thou shalt taste little by little a pure joy and unmixed peace. ~ Sadi, "Bostan", the Eternal Wisdom
1090:Death and decrepitude are inherent in the world. The sage who knows the nature of things, does not grieve. ~ Metta Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
1091:earn what are the duties which are engraved in the hearts of men as their means of arriving to beatitude. ~ Laws of Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
1092:God being Supreme Wisdom uses everything for His supreme purposes and out of evil cometh good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Opinion and Comments,
1093:Idleness ought to be numbered among the torments of hell, and it has been placed among the joys of paradise. ~ Montaigne, the Eternal Wisdom
1094:It is difficult, even after having learned much, to arrive at the desired term of science. ~ Sutra in 42 Articles. XI. 2, the Eternal Wisdom
1095:It is said of Divine Wisdom: "She reacheth from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Wis. 8:1).,
1096:Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom.
   ~ Plato,
1097:Never to be heedless of one's own perfect pure Self is the acme of yoga, wisdom and all forms of spiritual practice. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1098:Prepare thyself for thou must travel alone. The Master can only indicate to thee the road. ~ Book of the Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1099:So long as thou art not dead to all things, one by one, thou canst not set thy feet in this portico. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1100:The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding, shall remain in the congregation of the dead. ~ Proverbs XXI. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
1101:The radiant beings themselves envy him whose senses are mastered like horses well trained by their driver. ~ Udana-varga, the Eternal Wisdom
1102:Thinkest thou that thy body is nothing when in thee is contained the most perfect world? ~ Baha-ullah: The Seven Valleys, the Eternal Wisdom
1103:Thus thou shalt be in perfect accord with all that lives, thou shalt love men as thy brotheas. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1104:Whoever has his footing firm in love, renounces at one and the same time both religion and unbelief. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1105:Even as the sun rises to us and sets, so also for the creation there are alternations of existence and death. ~ Harivansa, the Eternal Wisdom
1106:Everything that is composite is soon destroyed and, like the lightning in heaven, does not last for long ~ Lalita-Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
1107:He who has to see written things has need of the light; and he who has to learn the wisdom of beings has need of spiritual love. ~ Evagrius Ponticus, Kephalaia Gnostika 3.58,
1108:How then shalt thou discover in thy age what in thy youth thou hast not gathered in? ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
1109:If you observe in all your acts the respect of yourself and of others, then shall you not be despised of any. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
1110:Love is an invisible, a sacred and ineffable spirit which traverses the whole world with its rapid thoughts. ~ Empedocles, the Eternal Wisdom
1111:None can be richer, more powerful, freer than he who knows how to renounce his self and all things. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
1112:Obey them that guide you and submit yourselves; for they watch over your souls. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XIII. 17, the Eternal Wisdom
1113:O my soul, wilt thou be one day simple, one, bare, more visible than the body which envelops thee? ~ Marcus Aurelius. X.I, the Eternal Wisdom
1114:The man who knows Tao is inaccessible to favour as to disgrace, to profit as to loss, to honour as to ignominy. ~ Lao-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
1115:The perfection of virtue consists in a certain equality of soul and of conduct which should remain un-alterable. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1116:The wise man should rein in intently this mental action like a chariot drawn by untrained horses. ~ Swetawatara Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1117:Thou art man thou art a citizen of the world, thou art the son of God, thou art the brother of all men. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1118:To control the mind! How difficult that is! It has been compared, not without good reason, to a mad monkey. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1119:When one turns within and searches whence this 'I' thought arises, the shamed 'I' vanishes and wisdom's quest begins. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1120:Why do you amass stones and construct great temples? Why do you vex yourselves thus when God dwells within you ? ~ Vemara, the Eternal Wisdom
1121:With a heart pure and overflowing with love I desire to act towards others even as I would toward myself. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
1122:Young and old and those who are growing to age, shall all die one after the other like fruits that fall. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1123:An off-cast from the city is he who tears his soul away from the soul of reasoning beings, which is one. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1124:As the musician knows how to tune his lyre, so the wise man knows how to set his mind in tune with all minds. ~ Demophilus, the Eternal Wisdom
1125:A sun of wisdom in a miracled grove. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1126:If thou feel not love for men, busy thyself with thyself, handle things, do what thou wilt, but leave men alone. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1127:In each atom thou shalt see the All, thou shalt contemplate millions of secrets asluminous as the sun. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1128:It needs a lion-hearted man to travel the extraordinary path; for the way is long and the sea is deep. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1129:So long as we do not die to ourselves and are not indifferent to creatures, the soul will not be free. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1130:That it may be easy for thee to live with every man, think of what unites thee to him and not of what separates. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1131:To surmount this thirst of existence, to reject it, to be liberated from it, to give it no farther harbourage. ~ Mahavagga, the Eternal Wisdom
1132:When one says to a man, "Know thyself," it is not only to lower his pride, but to make him sensible of his own value. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1133:Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. ~ John. III. 15, the Eternal Wisdom
1134:Anger is an affection of the soul which, if it is not treated, degenerates into a malady of the body. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
1135:Confidence in help from outside brings with it distress. Only self-confidence gives force and joy. ~ Fo-tho-hing-tsang-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1136:He who in his neighbour sees no other tiling but God, lives with the light that flowers in the Divinity. ~ Angelns Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1137:He whose thought is always fixed on the Eternal has no need of any devotional practice or spiritual exercise. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1138:It is from the shoot of self-renunciation that there starts the sweet fruit of final deliverance. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1139:Let us lay aside every weight and run with patience the race that is set before us. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XII. I, the Eternal Wisdom
1140:Man can only be happy by the fruit of the labour which he spends on his self-improvement. ~ Antoine the Healer: Revelations, the Eternal Wisdom
1141:No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is perfected in us. ~ John IV. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
1142:One must accustom oneself to say in the mind when one meets a man, "I will think of him only and not of myself. " ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1143:So long as thou livest in the bewilderment and seduction of pride, thou shalt abide far from the truth. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1144:The sage does not die any more, for he is already dead, dead to all vanity, dead to all that is not God. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1145:Those, on the contrary, who contemplate the immutable essence of things, have knowledge and not opinions. ~ Plato: Republic, the Eternal Wisdom
1146:Thy soul cannot be hurt in thee save by reason of thy ignorant body; direct and master them both. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1147:To be master of one's mind! How difficult that is! it has been compared, not without reason, to a mad monkey. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1148:To my eyes the majesty of lords and princes is only a little smoke that floats in a ray of sunlight. ~ Sutra in 42 articles, the Eternal Wisdom
1149:When one ceases to gain, one begins to lose. What matters is not to advance quickly, but to be always advancing. ~ Plutarch, the Eternal Wisdom
1150:A man who has comm and over his senses and the forces of his being, has a just title to the name of king. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1151:As the light of a torch illumines the objects in a dark room, even so the light of wisdom illumines all men, whosoever they be, if they turn towards it. ~ To-shu-hing-tsan-king,
1152:Circumstances, though they attack obstinately the man who is firm, cannot destroy his proper virtue,-firmness. ~ Bhartrihari, the Eternal Wisdom
1153:e should follow the law which Nature has engraved in our hearts. Wisdom lies in the perfect observation of her law. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1154:For of all things He is the Lord and Father and Source, and the life and power and light and intelligence and mind. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1155:He alone traverses the current of the illusion who comes face to face with the Eternal and realises it. ~ Hermes: On Rebirth, the Eternal Wisdom
1156:If thou canst raise thy spirit above Space and Time, thou shalt find thyself at every moment in eternity. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1157:I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content,-both to abound and to suffer need. ~ Philippians IV. 11, 12, the Eternal Wisdom
1158:Keep thyself from all evil in thought, in word, in act. If thou transgress not these three frontiers of wisdom, thou shalt find the way pursued by the saints. ~ Magghima Nikaya,
1159:Let the Godhead within thee protect there a virile being, respect-worthy, a chief, a man self-disciplined. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1160:One ray of light from my Divine Mother, who is the Goddess of Wisdom, has the power to turn the most leaned scholar into a worm. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1161:Patience is sweeter than very honey, by this understand how useful it is to the soul that possesses it. ~ Shepherd of Hermas, the Eternal Wisdom
1162:That man who seeth the self in all beings and all beings in the self, has no disdain for any thing that is. ~ Isha Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1163:The knowledge of a great number of trivialities is an insurmountable obstacle to knowing what is really necessary. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1164:The more thou knowest God, the more thou wilt recognise that thou canst not name Him, nor say what He is. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1165:The soul is its own witness, the soul is its own refuge. Never despise thy soul, that supreme witness in men. ~ Laws of Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
1166:The virtue of a man who has attained to the height of perfection, extends even to a foreknowledge of the future. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
1167:We all cooperate in one common work, some with knowledge and full intelligence, others without knowing it ~ Mar-cus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1168:When the soul has been made godlike (deiformis), Wisdom immediately enters into it. . . . Without sanctity a person is not wise. ~ Bonaventure, Collations on the Hexaemeron 2.6,
1169:When we act with obstinacy, malice, anger, violence, to whom do we make ourselves near and like? To wild beasts. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1170:A man's deeds are slavish, his very thoughts false, so long as he has not succeeded in putting fear under his feet. ~ Carlyle, the Eternal Wisdom
1171:Before I was myself, I was God in God, that is why I can again become that when I shall be dead to myself. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1172:By zeal, by vigilance, by peace of soul the sage can make himself as an island which the waves cannot over flow. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1173:Faith may vary with different men, in different epochs, but love is invariable in all. The true faith is ~ Ibrahim of Cordova, the Eternal Wisdom
1174:From the immobile stone to the supreme principle creation consists in the differentiation of existences. ~ Sankhya Pravachana, the Eternal Wisdom
1175:God dwells in a Light, to which a road is wanting. He who does not become That himself, will never see It. ~ Angelus Silesius, the Eternal Wisdom
1176:Heaven and Earth are the father and mother of all beings; among beings man alone has intelligence for his portion. ~ Chu-King, the Eternal Wisdom
1177:If thou art weary of suffering and affliction, do no longer any transgression, neither openly nor in secret. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1178:I love the great scorners because they are the great worshippers, arrows shot by desire towards that other shore. ~ Nietzsche, the Eternal Wisdom
1179:Men and women live in the world without yet having any idea either of the visible world or the invisible. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1180:O friends, despise not the eternal Beauty for the mortal beauty, and be not held back by the things of the earth. ~ Bahaullah, the Eternal Wisdom
1181:Sincerity, a profound, grand, ingenuous sincerity is the first characteristic of all men who are in any way heroic. ~ Carlyle, the Eternal Wisdom
1182:That is why it is permitted to him who has attained to the truty within, to say, "I am the true Divine." ~ Mohyiddin in Arabi, the Eternal Wisdom
1183:The good things of this world perish but the treasures won by a life of uprightness are imperishable. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1184:There is no law that wisdom should be something rigidly solemn and without a smile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Cheerfulness and Happiness,
1185:The teaching of our master consists solely in this, to be upright in heart and to love one's neighbour as oneself ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
1186:True good can only be obtained by our effort towards spiritual perfection and this effort is always in our power. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1187:A link was wanting between two craving parts of Nature and he was hurled into being as the bridge over that yawning need. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1188:A man's spiritual gain depends on his ideas and sentiments; it is the product of his heart and not of his works. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1189:Assuredly, whoever wishes to discover the universal truth must sound the depths of his own heart. ~ J. Tauler, "Institutions.", the Eternal Wisdom
1190: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. ~ Confucius,
1191:For never in this world can hate be appeased by hate: hatred is vanquished only by love,-that is the eternal law. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1192:he external forms are alone subject to change and destruction; for these forms are not the things themselves. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
1193:It is not by the water in which they plunge that men become pure but he becomes pure who follows the path of the Truth. ~ ibid, the Eternal Wisdom
1194:Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace and the things wherewith one may edify another. ~ Romans XIV. 19, the Eternal Wisdom
1195:Man's vast spirit in its power to understand things, has a wider extent than heaven and earth. ~ J. Tauler, "Institutions" XII, the Eternal Wisdom
1196:This world after all our sciences remains still a miracle, marvellous, inscrutable, magical and more, for whoever thinks. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1197:When a thought rises in us, let us see whether it is not in touch with the inferior worlds. ~ Antoine the Healer : Revelations, the Eternal Wisdom
1198:When thy soils shall have vanished and thou art free of defect, thou shalt no more be subject to decay and death. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1199:With ignorance are born all the passions, with the destruction of ignorance the passions also are destroyed. ~ Majihima Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
1200:As the herdsman urges with his staff his cattle to the stall, so age and death drive before them the lives of men. ~ Udanavarga, the Eternal Wisdom
1201:Man cannot possess perfect happiness until all that separates him from others has been abolished in oneness. ~ Angolua Siloaius, the Eternal Wisdom
1202:Man is the creator of the gods whom he worships in his temples. Therefore humanity has made its gods in its own image. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1203:Master invisible filling all hearts and directing them from within, to whatever side I look, Thou dwellest there. ~ Bharon Guru, the Eternal Wisdom
1204:One arrives at such a condition only by renouncing all that one has seen, heard, understood. ~ Baha-ullah: "The Seven Valleys.", the Eternal Wisdom
1205:Rely on nothing that thy senses perceive; all that thou seest, hearest, feelest; is like a deceiving dream. ~ Minamoto Sanemoto, the Eternal Wisdom
1206:When wilt thou understand that the true happiness is always in thy power and that it is the love for all men. ~ Marcos Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1207:When you have made progress in wisdom, you will find no situation troublesome to you; every condition will be happy. ~ Plntarch, the Eternal Wisdom
1208:Who is the superior man ? It is he who first puts his words in practice and then speaks in agreement with his acts. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
1209:Among all human pursuits, the pursuit of wisdom is more perfect, more noble, more useful, and more full of joy ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.2).,
1210:Beloved, believe not every spirit-because many false prophets are gone out into the world. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, IV. 1, the Eternal Wisdom
1211:Eternity is for all time, but the world only for a moment. Sell not then for that moment thy kingdom of eternity. ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
1212:Hell has not been created by any one, but when a man does evil, he lights the fires of hell and burns in his own fire. ~ Mahomed, the Eternal Wisdom
1213:He who consecrates his life to spiritual perfection, cannot be ill-content; for what he desires is always in his power. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
1214:He who was heedless and has become vigilant, shines over the darkened world like a moon in cloudless heavens. ~ Udanavarga Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
1215:Let us never lose sight of this, my brothers, that when we depart from sincerity, we depart from the Truth. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
1216:Man should never cease to believe that the incomprehensible can be comprehended; otherwise he would give up his search. ~ Goethe, the Eternal Wisdom
1217:n verity, there exists one law only, the law of our conscience; all truth is there controlled and verified. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
1218:Reject passion and attachment, then shall be revealed in thee that which now dwells hidden from thy eyes. ~ Sutra in 42 articles, the Eternal Wisdom
1219:Stimulate thyself, direct thyself; thus protected by thyself and full of clear-seeing thou shalt live always happy. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1220:Tell us what have you got from enlightenment? Did you become divine?" 'No' "Did you become a saint?" 'No' "The what did you become?" 'Awake' ~ Anthony De Mello. 'One Minute Wisdom',
1221:Thyself awaken thy self: then protected by thyself and discovering thy own deepest secret, thou shalt not change. ~ Hindu Wisdom, the Eternal Wisdom
1222:Accept what is good even from the babbling of an idiot or the prattle of a child as they extract gold from a stone. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
1223:Ah, let us live happy without hating those who hate us. In the midst of men who hate us, let us live without hatred. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1224:For it is an ancient and a true saying, Never shall hate be vanquished by hate, only by love is hatred extinguished. ~ Udanavaryu, the Eternal Wisdom
1225:For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, 12:8,
1226:Hearing of wisdom from a teacher makes a greater impression than the mere reading of books, but seeing makes the greatest impression. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1227:I would act towards others with a heart pure and filled with love exactly as I would have them act to- wards me. ~ Lalita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
1228:Knowledge gropes, but meets not Wisdom's face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.04
1229:My brothers, when you accost each other, two things alone are fitting, instructive words or a grave silence. ~ Buddhist Scripture, the Eternal Wisdom
1230:Open the eye of the heart that thou mayst see thy soul; thou shalt see what was not made to be seen. ~ Ahmed Halif, "Mystic Odes", the Eternal Wisdom
1231:When the mind is one with the deeper spirit and wholly in touch with knowledge, its universality embraces all things. ~ Patanjali, the Eternal Wisdom
1232:As in a house with a sound roof the lain cannot penetrate, so in a mind where meditation dwells passion cannot enter. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1233:A soul full of wisdom, however excellent it be, cannot be compared with right and straightforward Thought. ~ Fo-sho-hing-tsau-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1234:Be master of thyself by taming thy heart, thy mind and thy senses; for each man is his own friend and his own enemy. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
1235:He that loveth his life, shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal. ~ John XII. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
1236:ike burning coals are our desires; they are full of suffering, full of torment and a yet heavier distressfulness. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1237:In this state of pure felicity the soul is enlarged and the material substance that is subject to her profiteth also. ~ Tneng Tseu, the Eternal Wisdom
1238:Let your behaviour be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews,. XIII. 5, the Eternal Wisdom
1239:One should seek the truth himself while profiting by the directions which have reached us from ancient sages and saints. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1240:Restore to heaven and earth that which thou owest unto them...But of this dead man there is a portion that is immortal. ~ Rig Veda, the Eternal Wisdom
1241:Seek for a guide to lead you to the gates of knowledge where shines the brilliant light that is pure of all darkness. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1242:So live as if thou hadst at once to say farewell to life and the time yet accorded thee were an unexpected gift. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1243:There is one only way of salvation, to renounce the life which perishes and to live the life in which there is no death. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1244:Who knows this ruler within, he knows the worlds and the gods and creatures and the Self, he knows all. ~ Mundaka Upanishad I.210., the Eternal Wisdom
1245:Arise and be not slothful ! Follow the straight path ! He who so walks, lives happy in this world and in those beyond. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1246:By the assemblage of all that is exalted and all that is base man was always the most astonishing of mysteries. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1247:Desire is the profoundest root of all evil; it is from desire that there has arisen the world of life and sorrow. ~ Pali Canonymous, the Eternal Wisdom
1248:For the ignorant there is no better rule than silence and if he knew its advantage he would not be ignorant. ~ Sadi : Gulistan VIII, the Eternal Wisdom
1249:He is the king of Nature because he alone in the world knows himself...His substance is that of God Himself. ~ The Rose of Bakamate, the Eternal Wisdom
1250:If the mind makes a practice of rectitude in its thinking, there is no evil that can make entrance into it. ~ Fo-sho.hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1251:I will rise now and go about the city in the streets and the broadways, I will seek him whom my soul loveth. ~ Songs of Songs III.2, the Eternal Wisdom
1252:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable and more full of joy.
   ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
1253:One who returns not wrath to wrath, saves himself as well as the other from a great peril: he is A physician to both. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
1254:O you who are vain of your mortal possessions, know that wealth is a heavy barrier between the seeker and the Desired. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
1255:Seek and you shall find.... It is when we seek for the things which are within us that quest leads to discovery. ~ Meng-Tse II. 7.3, the Eternal Wisdom
1256:Think not that when the sins of thy gross form are overcome, thy duty is over to nature and to other men. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1257:When thou art purified of thy omissions and thy pollutions, thou shalt come by that which is beyond age and death. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1258:But since there is a Permanent, there is also a possible issue for that which belongs to the world of the impermanence. ~ Udanavarga, the Eternal Wisdom
1259:But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. ~ Latita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
1260:For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XV. 53, the Eternal Wisdom
1261:Happy are they whom Truth herself instructs not by words and figures but by showing herself as she is. ~ Imitation of Christ I. 3. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
1262:He becomes master of all this universe who has this knowledge.-Know thyself, sound the divinity ~ Epictetus, "Conversations." III.22, the Eternal Wisdom
1263:He who sowed sparingly, shall reap also sparingly, and he who sowed bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. ~ II Corinthians IX. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
1264:He who speaks best of God is he who, in the presence of the plenitude of the interior riches, knows best how to be silent. ~ Eckhart, the Eternal Wisdom
1265:It is by suffering and troubles that it is given us to acquire little portions of that wisdom which is not learned in books. ~ Gogol, the Eternal Wisdom
1266:It is truly the supreme Light, inaccessible and unknowable, from which all other lamps receive their flame and their splendour. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1267:The Catholic is our brother but the materialist not less. We owe him deference as to the greatest of believers. ~ Antonie the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
1268:All that exists is but the transformation of one and the same Matter and is therefore one and the same thing. ~ Diogenes of Apollonia, the Eternal Wisdom
1269:All the modes of relative existence of our phenomenal world are simply created by particularisation in the troubled mind. ~ Awaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
1270:Count it all joy when ye fall into diverse temptations, knowing this that the trying of your faith work-eth patience. ~ James 1. 2, 3, the Eternal Wisdom
1271:Fine language not followed by acts in harmony with it is like a splendid flower brilliant in colour but without perfume. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1272:I say to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly. ~ Romans X II, the Eternal Wisdom
1273:It is not by shaving the head that one becomes a man of religion; truth and rectitude alone make the true religious man. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1274:Let thy tongue be the instrument of truth. Be ever true in all that thou shall speak and permit not to thy tongue a lie. ~ Phocylides, the Eternal Wisdom
1275:Like the waves of a rivulet, day and night are flowing the hours of life and coining nearer and nearer to their end. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1276:Meditate on the Eternal either in an unknown nook or in the solitude of the forests or in the solitude of thy own mind. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1277:Some say that knowledge is the road that leads towards love; others, that love and knowledge are interdependent. ~ Narada Sutra 18-19, the Eternal Wisdom
1278:The light of thy spirit cannot destroy these shades of night so long as thou hast not driven out desire from thy soul. ~ Hindu Wisdom, the Eternal Wisdom
1279:The man of superior virtue is well pleased in the humblest situation. His heart loves to be deep as the abyss. ~ Lao-Tse: Tao-te-King, the Eternal Wisdom
1280:The man who does not try to raise his spirit above itself, is not worthy to live in the condition of a man. ~ Angelus Silesius II. 22, the Eternal Wisdom
1281:The more people believe in one thing, the more one ought to be careful with regard to that belief and attentive in examining it. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1282:Then, accomplished in knowledge, he shakes from him good and evil, and, stainless, reaches that supreme Equality. ~ Mundaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1283:The wisdom and love of God in turning our evil into His good does not absolve us of our moral responsibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Facts and Opinions,
1284:The wise weep not for the dead nor the living: all of us were before and shall not cease to be hereafter. ~ Bhagavad Gita. II. 11, 12, the Eternal Wisdom
1285:This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
   ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1286:This world is a people of friends, and these friends are first the gods and next men whom Nature has made for each other. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1287:To know the One and Supreme, the supreme Lord, the immense Space, the superior Rule, that is the summit of knowledge. ~ Tsuang-Tse II, the Eternal Wisdom
1288:Words fail us when we seek, not to express Him who Is, but merely to attain to the expression of the powers that environ Him. ~ Philo, the Eternal Wisdom
1289:Youth, beauty, life, riches, health, friends are things that pass; let not the wise man attach himself at all to these. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
1290:For this is the message that ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 John, III.11, the Eternal Wisdom
1291:God is not knowledge, but the cause of Knowledge; He is not mind, but the cause of mind; He is not Light, but the cause of Light. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1292:He who thus knows, "I am the Eternal", the gods themselves cannot make him other, for he is their own self. ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1293:If the atom is lost in the sun of immensity, it will participate, although a simple atom, in its eternal duration. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1294:If you do not cover yourself on every side with the shield of patience, you will not remain long without wounds. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
1295:In the true nature of Matter is the fundamental law of the Spirit. In the true nature of Spirit is the fundamental law of Matter. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1296:Men of superior virtue practise it without thinking of it; those of inferior virtue go about it with intention. ~ Lao-Tse: Tao-te-King, the Eternal Wisdom
1297:Nature wills that each thing after its fulfilment shall disappear; it is for this that everything ages and dies. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, the Eternal Wisdom
1298:o discern the eternal Reality and to detach oneself from the world are the two means of purification of the human heart. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1299:So and likewise, if you tear away the veils of the heart, the light of the oneness will shine upon it. ~ Baha-ullah: The Seven Valleys, the Eternal Wisdom
1300:The breath of desire and pleasure so ravages the world that it has extinguished the torch of knowledge and understanding. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
1301:There is no death, the word mortal has no significance ; death would be destruction and nothing is destroyed in the universe. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1302:Those become immortal who know by the heart and the understanding Him who in the heart has his dwelling-place. ~ wetaswatara Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1303:Those who are consecrated to Truth shall surely gain the other shore and they shall cross the torrent waves of death. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1304:Wisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its light even in the darkest night. ~ Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese, the Eternal Wisdom
1305:With my soul have I desired thee in the night; with my spirit within me will I seek thee early. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah, XXVI.9, the Eternal Wisdom
1306:Before the soul can see, it must have acquired the inner harmony and made the eyes blind to all illusion. ~ The Book of Gulden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1307:Be not ashamed to be helped: thy end is to accomplish that which is incumbent on thee, like a soldier in the assault. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1308:Do not do to others what you would not wish to suffer at their hands, and be to them what you would wish them to be to you. ~ Isocrates, the Eternal Wisdom
1309:Fill then your heart with this knowledge and seek for the sources of life in the words dictated by Truth itself. ~ Epsitle to Diognetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1310:He who discerns the truth as truth and the illusion as an illusion, attains to the truth and is walking in the right road. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1311:He who makes to be heard words without harshness, true and instructive, by which he injures none, he, I say, is a Brahmin. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1312:Our thoughts;
Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1313:The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with. ~ Proverbs XVII. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
1314:The self is master of itself, what other master can it have? A self well controlled is a master difficult to procure. ~ Dhammapada. 160, the Eternal Wisdom
1315:When one lives for oneself, one lives only a portion of his true "I". When one lives for others, one feels his "I" expanding. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1316:A man's heart showeth to him what he should do better than seven sentinels on the summit of a rock. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
1317:As the Magick Wand is the Will, the Wisdom, the Word of the Magician, so is the Magick Cup his Understanding.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick,
1318:Be not taken in the snares of the Prince of death, let him not cast thee to the ground because thou hast been heedless. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1319:Courtesy is the most precious of jewels. The beauty that is not perfected by courtesy is like a garden without a flower. ~ Buddhacharita, the Eternal Wisdom
1320:From coveting is horn grief, from coveting is born fear. To be free utterly from desire is to know neither fear nor sorrow. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1321:I am sorry to inform you that due to medical problems this is my last tweet. I have very much enjoyed spreading the wisdom of Nisargadatta and others and reading your comments. ~ Ed Hacker,
1322:Nothing divides men so much as pride, whether it be the pride of the individual, of the family, of the class or of the nation. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1323:Once the mind has been trained to fix itself on formed images, it can easily accustom itself to fix on formless realities. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1324:One who has acquired supreme wisdom sees the all-pervading spirit both within and without; he lives, as it were, in a room with glass doors. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1325:Only the man who knows that God lives in his soul, can be humble; such a one is absolutely indifferent to what men say of him. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1326:The contemplation of impermanence is a door which leads to liberation and dissolves the formations of Illusion. ~ Abhidhamrnatthasangaha, the Eternal Wisdom
1327:The man full of uprightness is happy here below, sweet is his sleep by night and by day his heart is radiant with peace. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
1328:The wise do not linger in the thicket of the senses, the wise heed not the honeyed voices of the illusion. ~ The Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1329:Use your body and your thought and turn away from anybody who asks you to believe blindly, whatever be his good will or his virtue. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1330:when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money." ~ Native American wisdom.,
1331:When creation perishes, Thou dost not perish, when it is reborn, thou coverest it, O Imperishable, with a thousand different forms. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1332:Without stick or sword, filled with sympathy and benevolence, let the disciple show to all beings love and compassion. ~ Magghima Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
1333:An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory. Practice Yoga, Religion and Philosophy in daily life and attain Self-realization. ~ Swami Sivananda, Light Power and Wisdom, Introduction,
1334:Do no evil and evil shall not come upon thee; be far from the unjust and sin shall be far from thee. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
1335:Even wisdom, hewer of the roads of God,
Is a partner in the deep disastrous game: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1336:For those in whom self-knowledge has destroyed their ignorance, knowledge illumines sunlike that highest existence. ~ Bhagavad Gita V. 16, the Eternal Wisdom
1337:hat is the true law? It is a right reason invariable, eternal, in conformity with Nature, -which is extended in all human being. ~ Cicero, the Eternal Wisdom
1338:Holy Knowledge, by thee illumined, I hymn by thee the ideal light; I rejoice with the joy of the Intelligence. ~ Hermes: "On the Rebirth", the Eternal Wisdom
1339:If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. ~ Romans VIII. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
1340:If you wish to battle and strive for Truth become a thinker, that is to say, a free man. ~ Apollonius of Tyana, 28th Letter to the King.", the Eternal Wisdom
1341:Life and death, waking and sleep, youth and age are one and the same thing, for one changes .into the other, that into this. ~ Heraclitus, the Eternal Wisdom
1342:Morality can muddle mystical understanding and virtue is only necessary in so far as it favours success. All wisdom must be encompassed in order to achieve enlightenment. ~ Aleister Crowley,
1343:The individual consciousness by the attempt to measure the Impersonal loses its individual egoism and becomes one with Him. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1344:The least indigent mortal is the one who desires the least. We have everything we wish when we wish only for what is sufficient. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1345:To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of eternal things; to knowledge, the rational knowledge of temporal things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1346:And all things depend one on the other and all are bound to each other...all is that Ancient One and nothing is separate from him. ~ Zohar, the Eternal Wisdom
1347:As dawn announces the rising of the sun, so in a man disinterestedness, purity, rectitude forerun the coming of the Eternal. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1348:First of the elements, universal Being, Thou hast created all and preservest all and the universe is nothing but Thy form. ~ Vishnu Purana, the Eternal Wisdom
1349:Life is not short if it is filled. The way to fill it is to compel the soul to enjoy its own wealth and to become its own master. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1350:Like the waves of a river that flow slowly on and return never back, the days of human life pass and come not back again. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1351:Putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians, IV. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
1352:To conform one's conduct to one's talk is an eminent virtue; attain to that virtue and then you may speak of the duties of others. ~ Li-Ki, the Eternal Wisdom
1353:When the present dream of our life is finished, a new dream will succeed it and there our life and death will not be known. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
1354:All this universe, and in that word are comprised things divine and human, all is only one great body of which we are the members. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1355:And yet, O the happiness of being man and of being able to recognise the way of the Truth and by following it to attain the goal. ~ Gyothai, the Eternal Wisdom
1356:Compassion toward animals is essentially bound up with goodness of character. Whoever is cruel to them cannot be good to men ~ Sehopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
1357:Each being who renounces his self and detaches himself completely from it, hears within this voice and this echo, "I am God. ~ Gulschen Raz, the Eternal Wisdom
1358:Slay thy desires, O disciple, make powerless thy vices, before thou takest the first step of that solemn journey. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1359:Strength in the spirit, wisdom in the mind,
Love in the heart complete the trinity
Of glorious manhood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
1360:The holiness of justice is the health of the soul; it is more precious than heaps ol gold and silver. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiasucus, the Eternal Wisdom
1361:The individual dies, the kind is indestructible. The individual is the expression in time of the kind which is outside time. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
1362:The superior soul asks nothing from any but itself. The vulgar and unmeritable man asks everything of others. ~ Confucius: Lia yu II XV. 20, the Eternal Wisdom
1363:The world is a dream and resembles a flower in bloom which shakes out to all its sides its pollen and then no longer is. ~ Minamoo Sanemoto, the Eternal Wisdom
1364:To believe blindly is bad. Reason, judge for yourselves, experiment, verify whether what you have been told is true or false. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1365:Do what thou knowest to be good without expecting from it any glory. Forget not that the vulgar area bad judge of good actions. ~ Demophilus, the Eternal Wisdom
1366:Each descent of the gaze on oneself is at the same time an ascension, an assumption, a gaze on the true objectivity. ~ Novalis, "Fragments.", the Eternal Wisdom
1367:Energetically resolved on the search, they must pass without ceasing from negligence to the world of effort. ~ Baha-ullah: The Seven Valleys, the Eternal Wisdom
1368:Even though thou shouldst be of all sinners the most sinful, yet by the raft of knowledge thou shalt cross utterly beyond all evil. ~ id. 36, the Eternal Wisdom
1369:Have compassion, have pity for all beings that live. Let thy heart be benevolent and sympathetic towards all that lives. ~ Fo'shu-tsrn-king-, the Eternal Wisdom
1370:Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all pollutionof the flesh and spirit. ~ II Corinthians VII. I, the Eternal Wisdom
1371:Neglect not the conversation of the aged, for they speak that which they have heard from their fathers. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
1372:The Divine knows best and one has to have trust in His wisdom and attune oneself with His will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Divine Grace and Guidance,
1373:The mind is a clear and polished mirror and our continual duty is to keep it pure and never allow dust to accumulate upon it. ~ Hindu Saying, the Eternal Wisdom
1374:What is it that is? It is that which was. And what is it that was? It is that which is. There is nothing new under the sun. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
1375:When anyone does good without troubling himself for the result, ambition and malevolence pass quickly away from him. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1376:All other vanities can be gradually extinguished, but the vanity of the saint in his saintliness is difficult indeed to banish. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1377:Attach thyself to the sense of-things and not to their form. The sense is the essential, the form is only an encumbrance. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1378:elf-control which lies on a man like a fine garment, falls away from him who negligently gives himself up to slumber. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1379:Even as the hard K us ha-grass tears the hand which knows not how to size it, so a misplaced asceticism leads to the lower life. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1380:He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. ~ Luke XVI.10, the Eternal Wisdom
1381:Just as the penetrating rays of the sun visit the darkest corners, so thought concentrated will master its own deepest secrets. ~ Vivekananda, the Eternal Wisdom
1382:Learn then, in brief, matter and its nature, qualities and modifications and also what the Spirit is and what its power. ~ Bhagavad Gita XIII, the Eternal Wisdom
1383:Men never commit bad actions with more coolness and assurance in their rectitude than when they do them by virtue of a false belief. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
1384:The divine Spirit dwells in every man. How can we make a difference among those who carry in themselves one and the same principle? ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1385:This liberation is attained by him alone who has understood the lesson of complete disinterestedness and forgetfulness of self. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1386:A Guru is a God-knowing person who has been divinely appointed by Him to take the seeker as a disciple and lead him from the darkness of ignorance to the light of wisdom. ~ PARAMAHAMSA YOGANANDA,
1387:A man may conquer thousands and thousands of men in battle, but he is the greatest conqueror who has mastered himself. ~ Fo-shu-hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
1388:Equality of soul created by the surrender to the universal Wisdom gives us a supreme peace and calm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Agni, the Illumined Will,
1389:He whose senses are not attached to name and form who is no longer troubled by transient things; can be really called a disciple. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1390:In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
1391:Some men only have the happiness to raise themselves to that perception of the Divine which exists only in God and in the human mind. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1392:The mind is restless, violent, powerful, obstinate; its control seems to me as difficult a task as to control the wind. ~ Bhagavad Gita VI. 34, the Eternal Wisdom
1393:There is not a grain of dust, not an atom that can become nothing, yet man believes that death is the annihilation of his being ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
1394:The supreme gift is the gift of Truth, the supreme savour is the savour of Truth, the supreme delight is the delight of Truth. ~ Dammapada 354, the Eternal Wisdom
1395:The Tao is diffused in the universe. All existences return to It as streams and mountain rivulets return to the rivers and the seas. ~ Las-tse, the Eternal Wisdom
1396:We are born to contri bute to a mutual action like feet and hands. The hostility of men among themselves is against Nature. ~ Mar-cus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1397:Affirm thy heart in the uprightness of a good conscience; for thou shalt have no more faithful counsellor. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, the Eternal Wisdom
1398:All men are separated from each other by the body, but all are united by the same spiritual principle which gives life to everything. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1399:God invisible,...say not so; for who is more apparent than He? That is the goodness of God, that is His virtue, to be apparent in all. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1400:He whose mind is utterly pure from all evil as the Sun is pure of stain and the moon of soil, him indeed I call a man of religion. ~ Udanavagga, the Eternal Wisdom
1401:Let no man deceive himself; if any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him a fool that he may be wise. ~ I. Corinthians III. 18, the Eternal Wisdom
1402:Make no parade of your wisdom; it is a vanity which costs dear to many. Let wisdom correct your vices, but not attack those of others. ~ Scneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1403:O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?...Death is swallowed up in victory. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, XV.56.55, the Eternal Wisdom
1404:Put Wisdom at the head of the world; the world will fight its battle victoriously and will be the best world that men can constitute. ~ Carlyle, the Eternal Wisdom
1405:Such are they who have not acquired self-knowledge, men who vaunt their science, are proud of their wisdom, vain of their riches. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1406:The Church does not consist in a great number of persons. He who possesses the Truth at his side is the church, though he be alone. ~ Ibn Masnd, the Eternal Wisdom
1407:There are numerous Masters. But the common Master is the Universal Soul: live in it and let its rays live in you. ~ Book of the Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1408:The soul that dwells in the body of every man is unslayable, and therefore thou shouldst not weep for all these beings. ~ Bhagavad Gita. II. 30, the Eternal Wisdom
1409:Tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope.-Only by hope can one attain to unhoped-for things. ~ Romans V. 3, 4, the Eternal Wisdom
1410:When one perceives clearly this Self as God and as the Lord of all that is and will be, he knows no longer any fear. ~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
1411:Decry not other sects nor depreciate them but, on the contrary, render honour to that in them which is worthy of honour. ~ Inscriptions of Asoka, the Eternal Wisdom
1412:Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city cur house divided against itself shall not stand. ~ Matthew XII. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
1413:No radiance of the Spirit can dissipate the darkness of the soul below unless all egoistic thought has fled out of it. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
1414:Put all things to the touchstone of your reason, to a free and independent scrutiny and keep what is good, what is true, what is useful ~ Huxley, the Eternal Wisdom
1415:Step by step, piece by piece, hour by hour, the wise man should purify his soul of all impurity as a silver worker purifies silver. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1416:The firmness of our resolution gives the measure of our progress and a great diligence is needed if one wishes to advance. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
1417:Things in their fundamental nature can neither be named nor explained. They cannot be expressed adequately in any form of language. ~ Aswaghosha, the Eternal Wisdom
1418:When thou canst see that the substance of His being is thy being,... then thou knowest thy soul...So to know oneself is the true knowledge. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1419:And shall I then no longer be? Yes, thou shalt be, but thou shalt be something else of which the world will have need at that moment. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1420:Disinterestedness is not always understood. Yet is it the foundation of the virtues, without it they could not be practised. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
1421:Good is mastery of the body, good the mastery of the speech, good too the mastery of the thought, good the perfect self-mastery. ~ Maggima Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
1422:Look within thee; within thee is the source of all good and a source inexhaustible provided thou dig in it unceasingly. ~ Marcus Aurelius VII. 59, the Eternal Wisdom
1423:That man whose mind attaches itself only to sensible objects, death carries away like a torrent dragging with it a sleeping village. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1424:The mind is restless, strong, insistent, violently disturbing; to control it I hold to be as difficult as to control the wind. ~ Bhagavad Gita VI, the Eternal Wisdom
1425:The soul includes everything; whoever knows his soul, knows everything and whoever is ignorant of his soul, is ignorant of everything. ~ Socrates, the Eternal Wisdom
1426:Two kinds of joy are there, O my brothers, and what are they? The noisy and the silent joy; but nobler is the joy that is silent. ~ Sangiti Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
1427:When thy understanding shall stand immovable and unshakeable in concentration, then thou shalt attain to the divine Union. ~ Bhagavad Gita 11. 53, the Eternal Wisdom
1428:Even as I are these, even as they am I,-identifying himself thus with others, the wise man neither kills nor is a cause of killing. ~ Sutta Nipata, the Eternal Wisdom
1429:How canst thou seize by the senses that which is neither solid nor liquid...that which is conceived only in power and energy? ~ Hermes: On Rebirth, the Eternal Wisdom
1430:In the end its not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." ~ Shing Xiang, (no bio. found). From "1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom", (2014) Ed. Kim Lim,
1431:Let us attach ourselves to a solid good, to a good that shines within and not externally. Let us devote all our efforts to its discovery. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1432:No man has a right to constrain another to think like himself. Each must bear with patience and indulgence the beliefs of others. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
1433:One must begin by annihilating one's self, to be able to kindle within the Flame of existence and be admitted into the paths of Love. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
1434:Self-conquest is the most glorious of victories; it shall better serve a man to conquer himself than to be master of the whole world. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1435:That which distinguishes from others the upright man, is that he never pollutes the genius within him which dwells in his heart. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1436:The body is not distinct from the soul but makes of part it and the soul is not distinct from the whole but one of its members ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1437:The union of the soul and nature has for its only object to give the soul the knowledge of nature and make it capable of eternal freedom. ~ Hennes, the Eternal Wisdom
1438:To take neither wine nor meat is to fast ceremonially, it is not the heart's fasting which is to maintain in oneself the one thought. ~ Tsuang-tso, the Eternal Wisdom
1439:To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, [T5],
1440:When the man who does good, ceases to concern himself with the result of his act, ambition and wrath are extinguished within him. ~ Lalita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
1441:A hundred years of life passed without the vision of the supreme law are not worth a single day of a life consecrated to that vision. ~ Dham-mapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1442:And at last thou shalt come into that place where thou shalt find only one sole being in place of the world and its mortal creatures. ~ Ahmad Halif, the Eternal Wisdom
1443:As soft clay easily takes an impression, but not hard stone, so also Divine wisdom impresses itself on the heart of a devotee, but not on a bound soul. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1444:Even if thou wouldst, thou couldst not separate thy life from the life of humanity. Thou livest in humanity and by it and for it. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
1445:he night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light. ~ Romans XIII. 12, the Eternal Wisdom
1446:It is much better to observe justice than to pass one's whole life in the prostrations and genuflexions of an external worship. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1447:Life is like a moth which in summer at nightfall turns about a lamp; there it finds at first a fugitive joy, but afterwards death. ~ Zeisho Aishako, the Eternal Wisdom
1448:Like a chariot drawn by wild horses is the mind, the man of knowledge should hold it in with an unswerving attention. ~ CwetawataraUpanishad. II. 9, the Eternal Wisdom
1449:Man falls not suddenly into death, but moves to meet him step by step. We are dying each day; each day robs us of a part of our existence. ~ Sencea, the Eternal Wisdom
1450:So long as the mentality is inconstant and inconsequent, it is worthless, though one have a good teacher and the company of holy men. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1451:Whoever, without having the true science to which Life offers witness, fancies he knows something, knows, I repeat, nothing. ~ Epistle to Diognetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1452:All good thoughts, good words, good actions are works of intelligence; all bad thoughts, bad words, bad actions are works of unintelligence ~ Avesta, the Eternal Wisdom
1453:If thy first endeavour to find the Eternal bears no fruit, lose not courage. Persevere and at last thou shalt obtain the divine grace. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
1454:If ye fulfil the royal law, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well ; but if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin. ~ James II.8, 9, the Eternal Wisdom
1455:Like a piece of water that is deep, calm and limpid, having ears only for the precepts of the law the wise live in a complete serenity. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1456:Man, every time he gives up and abandons himself, finds God in the depths of his heart, as if the immutable principle of his abnegation. ~ J. Tauler, the Eternal Wisdom
1457:The day of days, the great feast-day of the life, is that in which the eye within opens on the unity of things, the omnipresence of a law. ~ Emerson, the Eternal Wisdom
1458:the Many returning to and embracing the One is Good, and is known as wisdom; the One returning to and embracing the Many is Goodness, and is known as compassion. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality,
1459:The wisdom of Plato is not a philosophy, a search for God by means of human reason.... The wisdom of Plato is nothing other than an orientation of the soul towards grace. ~ Simone Weil, 'God in Plato',
1460:What is man?... Thou crownedst him with glory and honour.... thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews,, the Eternal Wisdom
1461:You veil your eyes and complain that you cannot see the Eternal. If you wish to seeHim, tear from your eyes the veil of the illusion. ~ Ramakrishnan, the Eternal Wisdom
1462:Even as the high mountain-chains remain immobile in the midst of the tempest, so the true sage remains unshaken amidst praise and blame. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1463:he man who has conquered his unreined desires, offers no hold to sorrow; it glides over him like water over the leaves of the lotus. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
1464:Oh no," said the Master. "Think how right-intentioned the monkey is when he lifts a fish from the river to save it from the watery grave." ~ Anthony de Mello, (1931-1987) from "One Minute Wisdom"(1985),
1465:The good acts we do today, our own progress will show to us tomorrow as an evil, because we shall have acquired a greater light. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
1466:There is a stain worse than all stains, the stain of ignorance. Purify yourselves of that stain, O disciples, and be free from soil. ~ Dhammapada 243, the Eternal Wisdom
1467:The self is the master of the self, what other master wouldst thou have? A self well-controlled is a master one can get with difficulty. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1468:To be ignorant of the path one has to take and set out on the way without a guide, is to will to lose oneself and run the risk of perishing. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
1469:What then is the duty of the citizen? Never to consider his particular interest, never to calculate as if he were an isolated individual. ~ Epictetus, the Eternal Wisdom
1470:All souls are merely determinations of the universal Soul. Bodies taken separately are only varied and transient forms of material substance. ~ Kapila, the Eternal Wisdom
1471:At first sin is a stranger in the soul; then it becomes a guest; and when we are habituated to it, it becomes as if the master of the house. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
1472:Follow not a law of perdition, shut not yourselves up in negligence, follow not a law of falsehood; do nothing for the sake of the world. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1473:Hard is the mind to restrain, light, running where it pleases; to subjugate it is a salutary achievement; subjugated it brings happiness. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
1474:He has read everything, learned everything, practised everything, who has renounced his desires and lives without any straining of hope. ~ Hitopadesha, the Eternal Wisdom
1475:He whose mind is utterly purified from soil, as heaven is pure from stain and the moon from dust, him indeed I call a man of religion. ~ Buddhist Text, the Eternal Wisdom
1476:If to-day when thou art with thy self, thou knowest nothing, what wilt thou know tomorrow when thou shalt have passed out of this self? ~ Omar Khayyam, the Eternal Wisdom
1477:Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
   ~ Buddha,
1478:O my friend, hearken to the melody of the Spirit in thy heart and in thy soul and guard it as the apple of thy eyes. ~ Baha-ullah, "The Seven Valleys", the Eternal Wisdom
1479:O obscurity of obscurity, O soul of the soul, Thou art more than all and before all. All is seen in Thee and Thou art seen in all. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
1480:The knowledge which sees one imperishable existence in all beings and the indivisible in things divided know to be the true knowledge. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
1481:Your body is an image of heaven and earth confided to your keeping. Your life is the harmony of heaven and earth confided to your keeping. ~ Tswangrse, the Eternal Wisdom
1482:ach time that the mobile and inconstant mind goes outward, it should be controlled, brought back into oneself and made obedient. ~ Bhagavad Gita VI. 26, the Eternal Wisdom
1483:An attentive scrutiny of thy being will reveal to thee that it is one with the very essence of absolute perfection. ~ Buddhist Writings in the Japanese, the Eternal Wisdom
1484:Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Peter, II. 11, the Eternal Wisdom
1485:He who is alone uncreated is then by that very fact unrevealed and invisible, but, manifesting all things, He reveals Himself in them and by them. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
1486:Mind keeps the soul prisoner, we are slaves to our acts;
We cannot free our gaze to reach wisdom's sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1487:Silence, the great empire of silence, loftier than the stars, profounder than the kingdom of Death! It alone is great; all the rest is petty. ~ Carlyle, the Eternal Wisdom
1488:That he may vanquish hate, let the disciple live with a soul delivered from all hate and show towards all beings love and compassion. ~ Magghima Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
1489:The rays of the divine sun, the infinite Orient, shine equally on all that exists and the illumination of Unity repeats itself everywhere. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
1490:A person of wisdom is not one who practices Buddhism apart from worldly affairs but, rather, one who thoroughly understands the principles by which the world is governed. ~ Nichiren,
1491:Seek wisdom carefully and she shall be uncovered to thee, and when once thou hast seen her, leave her, not. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, VI, 28, the Eternal Wisdom
1492:Stand firm therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians,. VI. 14, the Eternal Wisdom
1493:The foundation of man's life is the dwelling in him of the divine Spirit equal in all men. And that is why men among themselves are all equal. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
1494:Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ecclesiastes, I, 2, 3, the Eternal Wisdom
1495:Who hug their lot and mock the saviour Light
And see in Mind wisdom's sole tabernacle, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1496:Do not to others what would displease thee done to thyself: this is the substance of the Law; all other law depends on one's good pleasure. ~ Mahabharata, the Eternal Wisdom
1497:If man thinks only of himself and seeks everywhere his own profit, he cannot be happy. If thou wouldst really live for thyself, live for others. ~ Seneca, the Eternal Wisdom
1498:If we raise ourselves for a moment by aesthetic contemplation above the heavy terrestrial atmosphere, we are then beings blessed over all. ~ Schopenhauer, the Eternal Wisdom
1499:Man, if thou wouldst discover in the crowd the friends of God, observe simply those who carry love in their hearts and in their hands. ~ Angeles Silesins, the Eternal Wisdom
1500:My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth. ~ John III. 18, 19, the Eternal Wisdom


1:Wisdom begins in wonder.  ~ socrates, @wisdomtrove
2:By suffering comes wisdom. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
3:Wisdom cometh by suffering. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
4:The wisdom of our ancestors. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
5:Wisdom is a sacred communion. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
6:Wisdom is the use of knowledge ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
7:Doubt is the beginning of wisdom. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
8:Incredulity is not wisdom. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
9:A man of wisdom delights in water. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
10:Doubt is the origin of wisdom. ~ rene-descartes, @wisdomtrove
11:Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
12:The result proves the wisdom of the act. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
13:Wisdom is the health of the soul. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
14:Silence is true wisdom's best reply. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
15:Words of wisdom are precise and clear ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
16:Aphorism, n. Predigested wisdom. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
17:Celestial wisdom calms the mind. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
18:Nature and wisdom never are at strife. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
19:There is no wisdom save in truth. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
20:Wisdom comes alone through suffering. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
21:Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
22:Wisdom is not the purchase of a day ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
23:Wisdom leads us back to childhood. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
24:Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
25:Liberty, without wisdom, is license. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
26:Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
27:Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
28:Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
29:Much wisdom often goes with fewer words. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
30:The soul is love, joy. Joy. Peace. Wisdom. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
31:It is wisdom to believe the heart. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
32:To be fond of learning is near to wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
33:Wisdom comes from disillusionment. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
34:A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
35:A short saying often contains much wisdom. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
36:Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
37:In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
38:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
39:There is no wisdom like frankness. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
40:True wisdom is knowing what you don't know ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
41:Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
42:The doors of wisdom are never shut. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
43:When Reason died, then Wisdom was born. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
44:Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
45:To understand yourself is the key to wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
46:Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
47:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ~ francis-bacon, @wisdomtrove
48:Wisdom and eloquence are not always united. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
49:Knowledge can communicated but not wisdom. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
50:Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
51:The wisdom to quit is all we have left. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
52:Wisdom is exercised in the choices you make. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
53:Wisdom lies in understanding our limitations. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
54:You are joy, wisdom, peace, compassion, and love ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
55:A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
56:Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ~ francis-bacon, @wisdomtrove
57:There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
58:There is no happiness where there is no wisdom. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
59:The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
60:We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
61:Wisdom is the most important part of happiness. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
62:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
63:Not to know is the beginning of wisdom. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
64:Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
65:Circumspection and caution are part of wisdom. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
66:Knowledge gropes but meets not Wisdom's face. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
67:No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
68:He's a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
69:Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
70:To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
71:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
72:Those who love wisdom must investigate many things ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
73:We pay a high price for intelligence. Wisdom hurts. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
74:Wisdom deprives even poverty of half its power. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
75:The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.  ~ socrates, @wisdomtrove
76:Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
77:The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
78:To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
79:Education gives you neither experience nor wisdom. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
80:I believe that traditional wisdom is incomplete. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
81:The divine essence itself is love and wisdom. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
82:The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
83:Wisdom can be learned. But it cannot be taught. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
84:Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
85:There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
86:The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
87:In the mountains of wisdom no climbing is in vain. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
88:Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
89:From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
90:In doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
91:Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
92:The noble soul occupies itself with wisdom and friendship. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
93:Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~ norman-cousins, @wisdomtrove
94:Wisdom leads to unity, but ignorance to separation. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
95:Applicants for wisdom do what I have done: inquire within ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
96:Cunning differs from wisdom as twilight from open day. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
97:If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
98:The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
99:To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
100:A man's bewilderment is the measure of his wisdom. ~ nathaniel-hawthorne, @wisdomtrove
101:Modest wisdom plucks me from over-credulous haste. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
102:The love to Wisdom is getting closer to the own bright path. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
103:When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
104:Justice is charity in accordance with wisdom. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
105:Knowledge, idea, belief stands in the way of wisdom. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
106:Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
107:The heart's words fall back unheard from Wisdom's throne. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
108:True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
109:Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with ignorance... ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
110:Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
111:Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
112:madness, in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
113:Nine tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
114:Our purpose in life is to grow in wisdom and in love. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
115:Wisdom that don't make us happier ain't worth plowing for. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
116:Consult the wisdom of your heart as well as your mind.    ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
117:Exhausting thought, And hiving wisdom with each studious year. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
118:God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
119:Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree, but it preserves it. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
120:The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
121:There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
122:True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
123:The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
124:There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom. ~ democritus, @wisdomtrove
125:Traditional wisdom is long on tradition and short on wisdom. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
126:Wisdom is rooted in watching with affection the way people grow. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
127:Facts bring us to knowledge, but stories lead to wisdom. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
128:Never, no never, did Nature say one thing, and wisdom another. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
129:To realize the unimportance of time is the gate to wisdom. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
130:You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
131:Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
132:Virtue is the habit of acting according to wisdom. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
133:Wisdom is doing now what you are going to be happy with later on ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
134:Without wisdom, power tends to destroy the one who wields it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
135:A quiet mind married to integrity of heart is the birth of wisdom. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
136:Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
137:Even if I am but a pretender to wisdom, that in itself is philosophy. ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
138:There is gravity in wisdom, but no particular wisdom in gravity. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
139:They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
140:Wisdom degenerates in governments as governments increase in age. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
141:Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeated all things. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
142:As our heart summons our strength, our wisdom must direct it. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
143:Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
144:The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - success. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
145:The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
146:They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
147:Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
148:Better to learn wisdom from other people's misfortunes than from your own. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
149:How poor is the wisdom of men, and how uncertain their forecast! ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
150:Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
151:Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
152:Today I am altogether without ambition. Where did I get such wisdom? ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
153:True wisdom, in general, consists in energetic determination. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
154:Do not mistake for wisdom that opinion which may rise from a sick mind. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
155:How terrible is wisdom, when it brings no profit to the man that's wise ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
156:I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
157:Stupidity is doomed, therefore, to cringe at every syllable of wisdom. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
158:Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
159:Age is frequently beautiful, wisdom appearing like an aftermath. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
160:Great wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
161:Man needs now no more degrees, but character, No more study, but wisdom. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
162:Not too isolated, not too many relationships, the middle, that's wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
163:The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
164:The lips of the righteous teach many, but fools die for want of wisdom. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
165:Wisdom consists in knowing what not to want as well as what to want. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
166:Wisdom is a dreadful thing when it brings no knowledge to its possessor. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
167:Wisdom is sold in a desolate marketplace where none can come to buy. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
168:Wisdom is the art of being courageous and generous with the unknown. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
169:Each thing in the universe is a vessel full to the brim with wisdom and beauty. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
170:Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
171:Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions. ~ democritus, @wisdomtrove
172:What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
173:In this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
174:Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
175:Leadership shows judgment, wisdom, personal appeal and proven competence. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
176:Mother's words of wisdom: Answer me! Don't talk with food in your mouth! ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
177:Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
178:Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
179:Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
180:I am one with the power and wisdom of the Universe. I have all that I need. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
181:Wisdom is one of the few things in human life that does not diminish with age. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
182:Wisdom lies in taking everything with good humor and a grain of salt. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
183:As we stop monitoring others' opinions, we connect with our heart's wisdom. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
184:How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
185:Perfect good sense shuns all extremity, content to couple wisdom with sobriety. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
186:To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
187:Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
188:Cleverness is not wisdom. And not to think mortal thoughts is to see few days. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
189:First, cut out all the wisdom, then cut out all the adjectives. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
190:He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
191:Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
192:Stop being afraid of getting older. With age comes wisdom and confidence. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
193:Wisdom is worried for being slow in its speech and expeditious in its actions. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
194:Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
195:Ripe in wisdom was he, but patient, and simple, and childlike. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
196:Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
197:The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
198:The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
199:Wisdom is something that comes, little by little, through a lot of listening. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
200:Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
201:Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
202:Love makes a spot beautiful: who chooses not to dwell in love, has he got wisdom? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
203:The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
204:Though wisdom is common, yet the many live as if they had a wisdom of their own. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
205:To know is not to be wise. To know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
206:Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
207:Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
208:Never question another man's motive. His wisdom, yes, but not his motives. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
209:Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
210:Our wisdom and deliberation for the most part follow the lead of chance. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
211:Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
212:We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
213:What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know. This is true wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
214:Everything you need to know is within you. Listen. Feel. Trust the body's wisdom. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
215:There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, and lovers of gain. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
216:To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
217:If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher? ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
218:Life offers its wisdom generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
219:Live in the Moment", "Empty Your Mind of the Trash" Wisdom is the Use of Knowledge ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
220:The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
221:We work for peace every time we exercise authority with wisdom and authentic love. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
222:You can't trust God to be unmerciful. There you have the beginning of all wisdom. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
223:Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
224:The intuitive recognition of the instant, thus reality is the highest act of wisdom. ~ d-t-suzuki, @wisdomtrove
225:Men who are lovers of wisdom [i.e., philosophers] must be inquirers into many things. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
226:Real wisdom is simple. Living life rightly does not have to be a complicated challenge. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
227:The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
228:The wisdom of the years is confusing. Only the wisdom of eternity is edifying. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
229:All that we need to know all the wisdom of the cosmos we will find in our own heart ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
230:I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn't taught by men but is a gift from God. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
231:Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
232:Religion is not &
233:The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
234:We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
235:What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
236:More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
237:Old Marley was dead as a doornail... The wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
238:The intuitive recognition of the instant, thus reality... is the highest act of wisdom. ~ d-t-suzuki, @wisdomtrove
239:What is wisdom? It is the skill to achieve the perfect means by the perfect ends ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
240:If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
241:Build wisdom and confidence in others by forcing them to think and decide for themselves. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
242:In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
243:Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
244:There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
245:Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
246:Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
247:There are no holy places and no holy people, only holy moments, only moments of wisdom. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
248:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
249:Those who would learn must suffer. In our own despair, against our will, wisdom comes to us. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
250:Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
251:His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
252:If we cannot learn wisdom from experience, it is hard to say where it is to be found. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
253:Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
254:It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
255:No matter how fleeting Your smile is, Your smile is the very beginning Of your wisdom-light. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
256:Where is wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
257:Wisdom is neither gold, nor silver, nor fame, nor wealth, nor health, nor strength, nor beauty. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
258:It is better to preach five words of God's Word than five million words of man's wisdom. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
259:Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
260:Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
261:Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
262:Of all whose words I have heard, no one attains to this, to know that wisdom is apart from all. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
263:We shall quench our thirst, for we shall drink deep at the bubbling fountain of Wisdom. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
264:We were ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God . ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
265:A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
266:Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
267:Wisdom always waits for the right time to act, while emotion always pushes for action right now! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
268:Do you need strength? Peace? Wisdom? Direction? Discipline? Ask for it! God will hear you. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
269:Every twenty-four hours God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, of forgiveness. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
270:Obstinacy standing alone is the weakest of all things in one whose mind is not possessed by wisdom. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
271:Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
272:Be it mine to draw from wisdom's fount, pure as it flows, that calm of soul which virtue only knows. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
273:I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
274:Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
275:A virtuous, ordinary life, striving for wisdom but never far from folly, is achievement enough. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
276:Faith gives us strength and reassurance and leaves us bathed in the wisdom that we are never alone. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
277:It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
278:Music-hall songs provide the dull with wit, just as proverbs provide them with wisdom. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
279:Nature is what we know - Yet have not art to say - So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
280:Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
281:It is better to speak wisdom foolishly like the saints than to speak folly wisely like the deans. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
282:No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
283:The world's oldest wisdom: each evil thought infuses the mind, sooner or later, with an unholy fear. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
284:You won't find God at the Seminary and you won't find wisdom in the halls of intellectualism. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
285:Angels from their wisdom go still further. They say that not only every thing good and true is ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
286:In not only the physical science, but in the real mental silence, the wisdom dawns. ~ swami-satchidananda-saraswati, @wisdomtrove
287:Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
288:Meditation is really just quieting yourself enough so you can get in touch with your own inner wisdom. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
289:To anticipate and prevent disasterous contingencies would be the part of wisdom and patriotism. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
290:Welcome the challenges. Look for the opportunities in every    situation to learn and grow in wisdom. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
291:When the wisdom of the heart replaces the chatter of the mind, The power of Love flows forth. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
292:Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
293:Wisdom is one thing, to know how to make true judgment, how all things are steered through all things. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
294:A number of our scientists boast intelligence but lack wisdom. I find those to be the predictable ones. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
295:In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
296:The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
297:Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
298:Wisdom is a solid and entire building, of which every piece keeps its place and bears its mark. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
299:If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
300:To be evenminded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
301:The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
302:We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
303:Develop wisdom in sales by reflecting on your experience, and learning everything you can from every call. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
304:Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, - an open and noble temper. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
305:If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
306:Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired." "Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
307:To make knowledge valuable, you must have the cheerfulness of wisdom. Goodness smiles to the last. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
308:True happiness flows from the possession of wisdom and virtue and not from the possession of external goods. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
309:Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
310:Allow me to offer a simple definition of wisdom. Wisdom is looking at life from God's point of view. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
311:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
312:I distrust the wisdom if not the sincerity of friends who would hold my hands while my enemies stab me. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
313:Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom. ~ democritus, @wisdomtrove
314:The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
315:We have much to do together. Let us do it in wisdom and love and joy. Let us make this the human experience. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
316:Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
317:If we lose touch with our heart's wisdom, then no method avails; if we love, then nothing else is necessary. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
318:Late, I learned that when reason died, then Wisdom was born; before that liberation, I had only knowledge. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
319:Nothing is so contemptible as that affectation of wisdom, which some display, by universal incredulity. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
320:The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
321:There is a better way. It is to repudiate our own wisdom and take instead the infinite wisdom of God. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
322:Your creativity comes from the universal source of all creation, the source of all intelligence and wisdom. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
323:For an America of wisdom that honors the family, knowing that if the family goes, so goes our civilization. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
324:Meditation is re-discovering the inner Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God lies in our understandings and wisdom. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
325:Prosperity isn't defined by money alone; it encompasses time, love, success, joy, comfort, beauty, and wisdom. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
326:Where there are so many, all speech becomes a debate without end. But two together may perhaps find wisdom. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
327:Wisdom, humanity & courage, these three are universal virtues. The way by which they are practiced are one. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
328:Consciousness equals energy = love = awareness = light = wisdom = beauty = truth = purity. It's all the same trip. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
329:Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
330:Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
331:The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
332:There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
333:We chase phantoms half the days of our lives. It is well if we learn wisdom even then, and save the other half. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
334:We have the time, we have the knowledge, and we have the wisdom to move out into the world with love and power. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
335:Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
336:It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
337:If love is not married to wisdom (or if goodness is not married to truth), it cannot accomplish anything. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
338:The basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
339:The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
340:[Government's] great contribution to human wisdom... is the discovery that the taxpayer has more than one pocket. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
341:Love says: &
342:Nature is but an image of wisdom, the last thing of the soul; nature being a thing which doth only do, but not know. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
343:People want power but not wisdom. Power without wisdom is a very dangerous thing. Better to have wisdom first. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
344:The true wisdom is to be always seasonable, and to change with a good grace in changing circumstances. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
345:Knowledge is merely brilliance in organization of ideas and not wisdom. The truly wise person goes beyond knowledge. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
346:Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
347:What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
348:Light of compassion and the light of wisdom that arises from our deepest and truest nature surpasses all other lights. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
349:The six great gifts of an Irish girl are beauty, soft voice, sweet speech, wisdom, needlework, and chastity. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
350:Wisdom delights in water; love delights in hills. Wisdom is stirring; love is quiet. Wisdom is merry; love grows old. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
351:Great is wisdom; infinite is the value of wisdom. It cannot be exaggerated; it is the highest achievement of man. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
352:Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
353:A sense of our own folly is a great step towards being wise, when it leads us to rely on the wisdom of the Lord. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
354:It doesn't make sense that the process of accumulating experience and wisdom during this lifetime is ultimately futile. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
355:The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of his wisdom who made it. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
356:To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
357:Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
358:Masculine wisdom is about communing with the impersonal oneness, but feminine wisdom is about loving the personal world. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
359:There is one respect in which beasts show real wisdom... their quiet, placid enjoyment of the present moment. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
360:Twas a special gift of God that speech was given to mankind; for through the Word, and not by force, wisdom governs. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
361:Was not this ... what we spoke of as the great advantage of wisdom - to know what is known and what is unknown to us? ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
362:Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
363:Marinate in your own being, grow in your wisdom, mature in understanding, be firm in your conviction, be strong in your Self. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
364:Courage and wisdom are, indeed, rarities amongst men, but of all that is good, a just man it would seem is the most scarce. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
365:Embrace the higher truth that everything comes to pass exactly as it should. Find peace and wisdom by accepting what is. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
366:On Being Blonde: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes. Book by Paula Munier, p. 67, September 1, 2004. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
367:One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
368:The beginning of all wisdom is to look fixedly on clothes, or even with armed eyesight, till they become transparent. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
369:The common wisdom is that ... managers have to learn to motivate people. Nonsense. Employees bring their own motivation. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
370:Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
371:In the depth of the soul is the atman, the oversoul. And that oversoul is really love and compassion, peace, joy, and wisdom. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
372:In truth it is best to learn wisdom, and abandoning all nonsense, to leave it to boys to enjoy their season of play and mirth. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
373:Keep the deepest feelings of your heart to yourself. They tend to stay more pure if you do. There is a wisdom to that. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
374:We see an enlightened teacher to gain a sense of humor, to learn balance and proportion and of course to learn wisdom. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
375:Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
376:Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
377:The door to God is the insecurity of not knowing anything. Bear the grace of that uncertainty and all wisdom will be yours. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
378:The free world knows, out of the bitter wisdom of experience, that vigilance and sacrifice are the price of liberty. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
379:Ask God to fill your mouth with the words you need to say today. No issue is so small that it doesn't require God's wisdom. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
380:Economy has frequently nothing whatever to do with the amount of money being spent, but with the wisdom used in spending it. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
381:I pray daily, not for more riches, but for more wisdom with which to recognize, embrace and enjoy what I already possess. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
382:Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
383:The axle of the wheels of the chariot of Providence is Infinite Love, and Gracious Wisdom is the perpetual charioteer. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
384:Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
385:God is the Source of real love, joy, peace, wisdom and everything else we all need to be the people He has created us to be. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
386:I relax and cast aside all mental burdens, allowing God to express through me His perfect love, peace, and wisdom. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
387:Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
388:The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
389:Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
390:Heart opening reveals wisdom. Wisdom is mercy. It’s impossible to be merciful to anyone else if your heart is closed to yourself. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
391:Inner peace is more a question of cultivating perspective, meaning, and wisdom even as life touches you with its pain. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
392:When you create, with love and wisdom, and remain unattached to your creations, the result is harmony and peace. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
393:Even though you acknowledge diverse religions, you all presuppose in all of this diversity the one, which you call wisdom ~ nicholas-of-cusa, @wisdomtrove
394:iPerceptive is centred around the wisdom of history and the empowerment of consciousness through direct experience and mysticism. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
395:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
396:The representative system of government is calculated to produce the wisest laws, by collecting wisdom where it can be found. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
397:The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom... for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
398:To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
399:Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfful to seek other than itself. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
400:I give you soul. I give you wisdom and light and music and a bit of laughter. Also, I am the world's greatest horseplayer. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
401:Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
402:There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
403:The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom... for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
404:To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of eternal things; to knowledge, the rational knowledge of temporal things. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
405:The highest wisdom has but one science-the science of the whole-the science explaining the whole creation and man's place in it. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
406:All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
407:Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
408:Experience: the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
409:Just as it is agreed that we all wish to be happy, so it is that we all wish to be wise, since no one without wisdom is happy. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
410:True wisdom is plenty of experience, observation, and reflection. False wisdom is plenty of ignorance, arrogance, and impudence. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
411:Does the Eagle know what is in the pit Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod, Or Love in a golden bowl? ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
412:I don't believe any experiment until it is confirmed by theory. I find this is a witty inversion of "conventional" wisdom. ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
413:Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
414:I live my life by True North principles - the Laws of Life. I connect with the wisdom of the ages and the wisdom of the heart.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
415:Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more. ~ alfred-lord-tennyson, @wisdomtrove
416:Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own: [I hate a sage who is not wise for himself] ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
417:Consideration is the soil in which wisdom may be expected to grow, and strength be given to every upspringings plant of duty. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
418:In humility alone lies true greatness, and knowledge and wisdom are profitable only in so far as our lives are governed by them. ~ nicholas-of-cusa, @wisdomtrove
419:The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
420:True wisdom gives the only possible answer at any given moment, and that night, going back to bed was the only possible answer. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
421:We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom. ~ shakti-gawain, @wisdomtrove
422:Without Freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom;and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
423:There is no counsel like God's counsel. No comfort like His comfort. No wisdom more profound than the wisdom of the Scriptures. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
424:Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
425:The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
426:To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
427:I will wait and watch till the day of David at last shall be finished, and wisdom no more fox-faced, and the blood gets back its flame. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
428:Most of us are wiser than we may appear to be. On one level, wisdom is nothing more profound than an ability to follow one's own advice. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
429:Once you have the cap and gown all you need do is open your mouth. Whatever nonsense you talk becomes wisdom and all the rubbish good sense. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
430:Does the Eagle know what is in the pit / Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? / Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod, / Or Love in a golden bowl? ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
431:It is social good feeling that gives charm to a neighborhood. And where is the wisdom of those who choose an abode where it does not abide? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
432:Perfect goodness can never debate about the end to be attained, and perfect wisdom cannot debate about the means most suited to achieve it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
433:Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers. ~ sir-arthur-eddington, @wisdomtrove
434:Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
435:The road to wisdom is paved with excess. The mark of a true writer is their ability to mystify the familiar and familiarize the strange. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
436:The spiritual journey has to do with learning to think more deeply and take as long a time as we need. That's the path to wisdom. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
437:To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
438:Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
439:Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
440:It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.  ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
441:Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
442:When willpower is not guided, it's terrible. Hitler had a lot of will. But he used it for destructive purposes because he lacked wisdom. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
443:Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
444:Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
445:Our wounds ultimately give us wisdom. Our stumbling blocks inevitably become our stepping stones. And our setbacks lead us to our strengths ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
446:Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
447:That experience is the parent of wisdom is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
448:My work as a human being is to quiet my mind, open my heart and do what I can to relieve the suffering with as much wisdom, skill, whatever I got. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
449:wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world my blood approves, and kisses are a far better fate than wisdom lady i swear by all flowers. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
450:It is wisdom to recognize necessity when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
451:Much of the Western world emphasizes rationality and reason, but overlooks or ignores the enormous value of intuition and instinctive wisdom. ~ shakti-gawain, @wisdomtrove
452:Perhaps wisdom is simply a matter of waiting, and healing a question of time. And anything good you've ever been given is yours forever. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
453:The simple power of prayer can save us all kinds of time and trouble if we will ask God to give us wisdom and discernment in our relationships. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
454:In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
455:We all owe to others much of the gentleness and wisdom that we have made our own; and we may well ask ourselves what will others owe to us ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
456:Don't wish it was easier wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
457:I suppose that people, using themselves and each other so much by words, are at least consistent in attributing wisdom to a still tongue... ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
458:It is scarcely credible to what degree discernment may be dazzled by the mist of pride, and wisdom infatuated by the intoxication of flattery. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
459:Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom-light. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
460:Within each experience of pain or negativity is the opportunity to challenge the perception that lies behind it and to choose to learn with wisdom. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
461:Built on the foundation of concentration is the third aspect of the Buddha’s path of awakening: clarity of vision and the development of wisdom. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
462:God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
463:In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
464:It is only by prudence, wisdom, and dexterity that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
465:The other side is beyond knowing. You cannot know what you experience on the other side, here. Wisdom is beyond the grasp of the conscious mind. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
466:In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
467:Angels from their wisdom go still further. They say that not only every thing good and true is from the Lord, but every thing of life as well. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
468:God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
469:No reason makes it right To shun accepted ways from stubborn spite; And we may better join the foolish crowd Than cling to wisdom, lonely though unbowed. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
470:God in his omnipotence could not give more, in His wisdom He knew not how to give more, in His riches He had not more to give, than the Eucharist. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
471:The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.   ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
472:Wisdom isn't to know these words. Wisdom isn't to have ideas or philosophies - those are just thoughts. Wisdom is to be that perfect consciousness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
473:Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
474:The conduct of a losing party never appears right: at least it never can possess the only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar judgements-success. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
475:The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
476:Happy will it be for ourselves, and most honorable for human nature, if we have wisdom and virtue enough to set so glorious an example to mankind! ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
477:I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
478:Wisdom always makes men fortunate: for by wisdom no man could ever err, and therefore he must act rightly and succeed, or his wisdom would be wisdom no longer. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
479:Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
480:Wisdom without love is like having lungs but no air to breathe. Do not seek wisdom in order to acquire knowledge but in order to live and love more fully. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
481:Silence is one of the hardest kind of arguments to refute. There is no good substitute for wisdom; but silence is the best that has yet been discovered. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
482:Authentic power is the energy that Is formed by the intentions of the Soul. It is the light shaped by the intentions of love and compassion guided by wisdom ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
483:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
484:The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
485:When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
486:Wisdom, in the world of enlightenment, is not gained through conversation. Wisdom and enlightenment is something that you gain by making the mind still. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
487:Without a bullshit detector we’re truly lost. We can end up following channelled wisdom on how to live from disembodied spirits and aliens from the Pleiades. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
488:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
489:Health begins with firmness in the body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom and finally the unveiling of the soul. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
490:It is necessary to take what is common as our guide; however, though this logic is universal, the many live as if each individual has his own private wisdom. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
491:Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise only when we can settle into being complete in this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
492:Without balance and wisdom, power becomes very destructive. It creates unhappiness and not happiness. To simply see a teacher to gain power is a mistake. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
493:There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
494:When you meditate and still your mind, you will gain the wisdom of knowing things in this world, in other worlds and beyond worlds - it just comes to you. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
495:If Christ is the wisdom of God and the power of God in the experience of those who trust and love Him, there needs no further argument of His divinity. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
496:Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
497:One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
498:Popular topics: Inspirational Love Funny Success Friendship Life Motivational Wisdom Leadership Dream Positive Freedom Knowledge Happiness ~ pseudo-dionysius-the-areopagite, @wisdomtrove
499:The highest form of wisdom is to get drunk and go to pieces. The highest form of wisdom is to get drunk and go to pieces. Candy is dandy But liquor is quicker. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
500:Books tap the wisdom of our species - the greatest minds, the best teachers - from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove

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1:wisdom begins in wonder ~ Socrates,
2:Applicants for wisdom ~ Heraclitus,
3:Wisdom begins in wonder. ~ Socrates,
4:Wisdom overcomes fortune. ~ Juvenal,
5:Wisdom belongs in wonder. ~ Socrates,
6:Cleverness is not wisdom. ~ Euripides,
7:By suffering comes wisdom. ~ Aeschylus,
8:Enough words, little wisdom. ~ Sallust,
9:There's wisdom in wine. ~ Jack Kerouac,
10:Wisdom triumphs over chance. ~ Juvenal,
11:Ego is recessive in wisdom. ~ Toba Beta,
12:Even the wise need wisdom. ~ Sara Evans,
13:Science is not wisdom. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
14:Wisdom comes with winters ~ Oscar Wilde,
15:Wisdom cometh by suffering. ~ Aeschylus,
16:Wisdom devours the weak. ~ Laird Barron,
17:wisdom needs no violence. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
18:Fools, their wisdom weak, ~ Juan Mascaro,
19:Intellect is not wisdom. ~ Thomas Sowell,
20:is the man who finds wisdom, ~ Anonymous,
21:Love is wiser than wisdom. ~ Umberto Eco,
22:Wisdom is seeking wisdom. ~ Dogen Zenji,
23:Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ~ Sophocles,
24:Culture is coded wisdom ~ Wangari Maathai,
25:"Wisdom is seeking wisdom." ~ Dogen Zenji,
26:You must base the Wisdom on Love. ~ Plato,
27:Diversity is wisdom. ~ Sheila Renee Parker,
28:I've got some words of wisdom. ~ Nick Cave,
29:Wisdom is prudent strength. ~ Atul Gawande,
30:Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; ~ Rumi,
31:A fence to wisdom is silence. ~ Rabbi Akiva,
32:Don't mistake knowledge for wisdom. ~ Lil B,
33:The middle path is the way to wisdom ~ Rumi,
34:There is wisdom to loving. ~ Frederick Lenz,
35:The wisdom of our ancestors. ~ Edmund Burke,
36:whats intelegnece without wisdom ~ Ed Young,
37:Wisdom at times is found in folly. ~ Horace,
38:Wisdom comes through suffering. ~ Aeschylus,
39:Wisdom is a sacred communion. ~ Victor Hugo,
40:wisdom is the ability to cope ~ Stephen Fry,
41:Be aware of too much wisdom! ~ Hermann Hesse,
42:Doubt is the beginning of wisdom ~ Aristotle,
43:Empathy is the door to wisdom. ~ Suzy Kassem,
44:There's lower wisdom in comment. ~ Toba Beta,
45:Doubt is the origin of wisdom ~ Ren Descartes,
46:Incredulity is not wisdom. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
47:Scars are wisdom in disguise. ~ Napoleon Hill,
48:There is no dishonor in wisdom. ~ James Welch,
49:Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
50:Wisdom is earned, not given ~ Dante Alighieri,
51:Wisdom is knowing you know nothing ~ Socrates,
52:Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune. ~ Juvenal,
53:Wisdom is wasted on fools. ~ Elisabeth Storrs,
54:Wisdom precludes boldness. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
55:Wisdom requires a flexible mind. ~ Dan Carlin,
56:Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates,
57:All I wanted was humor and wisdom. ~ Ana s Nin,
58:A man of wisdom delights in water. ~ Confucius,
59:Beware the drunkard’s wisdom. ~ Steven Erikson,
60:Doubt is the origin of wisdom ~ Rene Descartes,
61:Only wise men look for new wisdom. ~ Toba Beta,
62:Scoffing cometh not of wisdom. ~ Philip Sidney,
63:The stream from Wisdom's well, ~ Bayard Taylor,
64:Wisdom is knowing you know nothing ~ Socrates,
65:Wisdom is the winner over good luck. ~ Juvenal,
66:Wisdom sails with wind and time. ~ John Florio,
67:All wisdom ends in paradox. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
68:Fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Solomon,
69:Increase in me that wisdom ~ Benjamin Franklin,
70:Knowledge talks, wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
71:Looking is the nature of wisdom. ~ Rick Riordan,
72:Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ~ Aeschylus,
73:now unmuzzle your wisdom. ~ William Shakespeare,
74:O loving wisdom of our God ~ John Henry Newman,
75:The result proves the wisdom of the act. ~ Ovid,
76:Those who have wisdom have all: ~ Thiruvalluvar,
77:To have wisdom is worth more than pearls. ~ Job,
78:Wisdom is the health of the soul. ~ Victor Hugo,
79:And wisdom is a butterfly ~ William Butler Yeats,
80:A philosopher's a lover of wisdom. ~ Cornel West,
81:conventional wisdom dies hard. ~ Steven D Levitt,
82:Fear is the start of wisdom. ~ Miguel de Unamuno,
83:I could not accept from wisdom ~ Hilda Doolittle,
84:I'm trying to grow older with wisdom. ~ Alek Wek,
85:In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare! ~ Homer,
86:Nature and wisdom always say the same. ~ Juvenal,
87:Patience is the road to wisdom. ~ Kao Kalia Yang,
88:Silence is true wisdom's best reply. ~ Euripides,
89:Wisdom is a return to childhood. ~ Blaise Pascal,
90:Wisdom is Crystallized Pain.
   ~ Rudolf Steiner,
91:Wisdom is knowing how little we know. ~ Socrates,
92:Wisdom is knowing when you don't know ~ Socrates,
93:All wisdom is not new wisdom. ~ Winston Churchill,
94:Celestial wisdom calms the mind. ~ Samuel Johnson,
96:Mingle a dash of folly with your wisdom. ~ Horace,
97:Nature and wisdom never are at strife. ~ Plutarch,
98:Silence is the maturation of wisdom. ~ Maimonides,
99:Suffering is wisdom’s schoolteacher ~ Lauren Kate,
100:The more neurosis the more wisdom. ~ Pema Chodron,
101:There is no wisdom save in truth. ~ Martin Luther,
102:Wisdom comes alone through suffering. ~ Aeschylus,
103:Wisdom is knowing what you don't know. ~ Socrates,
104:Wit and wisdom are born with a man. ~ John Selden,
105:Wonder is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Socrates,
106:Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. ~ Plato,
107:Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom. ~ Barack Obama,
108:Embrace the wisdom of uncertainty. ~ Deepak Chopra,
109:He is the principle of supreme Wisdom. ~ The Zohar,
110:I'm looking for a market for wisdom. ~ Leo Szilard,
111:I reject most conventional wisdom. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
112:Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. ~ Bodhidharma,
113:Silence is the maturation of wisdom. ~ Maimonides,
114:The awe of God is wisdom. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
115:The heart of wisdom is tolerance. ~ Steven Erikson,
116:Wisdom is an ethics of knowledge ~ J rgen Moltmann,
117:Wisdom is not the domain of the Wiz. ~ Frank Zappa,
118:Wisdom is not the purchase of a day ~ Thomas Paine,
119:Wisdom leads us back to childhood. ~ Blaise Pascal,
120:A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Cynthia Hand,
121:Beauty and wisdom are rarely conjoined. ~ Petronius,
122:Caution is always wisdom’s tool. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
123:Contemplation is wisdom's best nurse. ~ John Milton,
124:Different times require different wisdom. ~ Ken Liu,
125:Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. ~ M Scott Peck,
126:Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest. ~ Pindar,
127:Humor is the mask of wisdom. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt,
128:Knowing thyself is the height of wisdom. ~ Socrates,
129:Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens ~ Jimi Hendrix,
130:Liberty, without wisdom, is license. ~ Edmund Burke,
131:Questions are the gateway to wisdom. ~ Jayce O Neal,
132:Reality + Dreams + Humor = Wisdom   So ~ Lin Yutang,
133:...scoffing cometh not of wisdom... ~ Philip Sidney,
134:Suffering is wisdom's school teacher. ~ Lauren Kate,
135:The secret to wisdom is curiosity. ~ Yoshiko Uchida,
136:Truth is superior to man s wisdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
137:Wisdom can’t prevent the storm. ~ Rich Wilkerson Jr,
138:Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~ George Santayana,
139:Wisdom is better than silver and gold ~ Lauryn Hill,
140:Wisdom is the fruits of reflection... ~ Gino Norris,
141:Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets. ~ Mason Cooley,
142:All wisdom does not reside in Delhi. ~ P Chidambaram,
143:Always seek wisdom and live a virtuous life. ~ Plato,
144:Always seek wisdom and live a vrituous life. ~ Plato,
145:Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. ~ Victor Hugo,
146:Cultural memory is the mother of wisdom. ~ Anonymous,
147:Fear itself is the vanguard of wisdom ~ Pema Chodron,
148:Holding on to anything blocks wisdom. ~ Pema Chodron,
149:I pay respect to wisdom not to strength. ~ C S Lewis,
150:It is not virtue, wisdom, valour, wit, ~ John Milton,
151:Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~ E E Cummings,
152:Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~ e e cummings,
153:Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
154:Much wisdom often goes with fewer words. ~ Sophocles,
155:The end of all wisdom is Love. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
156:There is no wisdom without love. ~ Nilakanta Sri Ram,
157:Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy. ~ John Milton,
158:Wisdom is learning what to overlook. ~ William James,
159:wisdom must lie in a keen self-loathing. ~ Morrissey,
160:A little extra wisdom never goes amiss. ~ J K Rowling,
161:A man can learn wisdom even from a foe ~ Aristophanes,
162:Force without wisdom falls of its own weight ~ Horace,
163:It is wisdom to believe the heart. ~ George Santayana,
164:It's very hard to know what wisdom is ~ James Hillman,
165:Not Engaging in Ignorance is Wisdom.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
166:Old politicians chew on wisdom past, ~ Alexander Pope,
167:O loving wisdom of our God ~ Saint John Henry Newman,
168:The soul is love, joy. Joy. Peace. Wisdom. ~ Ram Dass,
169:The wisdom of age: don't stop walking. ~ Mason Cooley,
170:The wisdom of men is worth little or nothing. ~ Plato,
171:To be fond of learning is near to wisdom. ~ Confucius,
172:Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be. ~ Lactantius,
173:Wisdom comes from disillusionment. ~ George Santayana,
174:Wisdom is dead. Long live information. ~ Mason Cooley,
175:Wisdom speaks with a silent tongue. ~ Matthew Skelton,
176:A good smile is the sunshine of wisdom. ~ Hosea Ballou,
177:All the wisdom doesn’t reside in one party. ~ Bob Dole,
178:A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Charles Dickens,
179:A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. ~ Aristophanes,
180:A short saying often contains much wisdom. ~ Sophocles,
181:Behold, I am weary of my wisdom, ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
182:Don't be fooled by your own wisdom ~ Witold Gombrowicz,
183:Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom. ~ M Scott Peck,
184:experience does not always mean wisdom. ~ L Frank Baum,
185:In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom. ~ Euripides,
186:It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. ~ Menander,
187:Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Alfred Tennyson,
188:Literature, it seems to me, is wisdom. ~ Toni Morrison,
189:Love is the first lie; wisdom the last. ~ Djuna Barnes,
190:Love shouldn't be binding, but freeing. ~ Linda Wisdom,
191:Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another. ~ Juvenal,
192:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine,
193:Sleep, where in the waste is the wisdom? ~ James Joyce,
194:Suffering follows the lack of wisdom. ~ Frederick Lenz,
195:Surprise is the beginning of wisdom. ~ David Gelernter,
196:The past was a trove of hard-won wisdom. ~ Dean Koontz,
197:The primary wisdom is intuition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
198:There is no wisdom like frankness. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
199:To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates,
200:True wisdom is knowing what you don't know ~ Confucius,
201:Will the future bring your wisdom to me? ~ Nostradamus,
202:Wisdom ain't a virtue I ever aspired to. ~ Moira Young,
203:Wisdom comes to no one by chance. ~ Seneca the Younger,
204:Wisdom is a blaze, kindled by a leaping spark. ~ Plato,
205:Wisdom is finding joy in bewilderment ~ Peter S Beagle,
206:Wisdom married to immortal verse. ~ William Wordsworth,
207:Wisdom mitigates the risk of being honest. ~ Toba Beta,
208:Your wisdom should be without pride. ~ Saint Augustine,
209:ADAGE, n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
210:All our wisdom is stored in the trees. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
211:All true wisdom is found on T-shirts. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
212:anger joined with thine age, is not wisdom. ~ Euripides,
213:but such is the wisdom of simplicity! ~ Charles Dickens,
214:Curiosity is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Fran oise Sagan,
215:intelligence and wisdom aren’t the same. ~ John Brunner,
216:Knowledge studies others, wisdom is self known. ~ Laozi,
217:Make wisdom human to the adolescent mind. ~ Will Durant,
218:Science is wisdom reduced to practice. ~ Phineas Quimby,
219:Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger ~ Timothy Ferriss,
220:Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne,
221:The doors of wisdom are never shut. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
222:To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. ~ Joyce Cary,
223:We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. ~ Umberto Eco,
224:What I lack in energy, I have in wisdom. ~ Marcia Cross,
225:When Reason died, then Wisdom was born. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
226:When Reason died,then Wisdom was born. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
227:Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences. ~ Plato,
228:Wisdom and spirit of the Universe! ~ William Wordsworth,
229:Wisdom comes not from reason but from love. ~ Andr Gide,
230:Wisdom comes with age and experience. ~ Matthew Skelton,
231:Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. ~ Robert E Lee,
232:Wisdom lies not in possessing knowledge ~ Paul Johnson,
233:Wisdom lies only in truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
234:Wonder is the beginning of wisdom... ~ Mortimer J Adler,
235:A lesson in folly is worth two in wisdom. ~ Tom Stoppard,
236:Aphorism, n. Predigested wisdom. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
237:A poet begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ Anonymous,
238:As an elder I mistrust the wisdom of age. ~ Mason Cooley,
239:Earth sounds my wisdom, and high heaven my fame. ~ Homer,
240:His divine wisdom can kiss my common arse ~ Rachel Caine,
241:It comes down to a doubt about the wisdom ~ Robert Frost,
242:Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. ~ Plautus,
243:Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. ~ Sophocles,
244:scarred by wisdom she'd never asked for. ~ Dennis Lehane,
245:The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts. ~ Thubten Yeshe,
246:The young have everything but wisdom. ~ Adriana Trigiani,
247:This Wisdom is the principle of all things.— ~ The Zohar,
248:To understand yourself is the key to wisdom. ~ Confucius,
249:Wisdom comes not from reason but from love. ~ Andre Gide,
250:Wisdom is infused into every form. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
251:Wisdom is knowing what you can accept. ~ Wallace Stegner,
252:Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise. ~ Muhammad Ali,
253:Wisdom is not gained through vengeance. ~ Susan Bernhard,
254:Wisdom is the daughter of experience ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
255:Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
256:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ~ Francis Bacon,
257:Body cannot teach wisdom; God only. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
258:Deserts need trees; men need wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
259:Finding patterns is the essence of wisdom ~ Dennis Prager,
260:Fortune, not wisdom, rules lives. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
261:Half of wisdom is learning what to unlearn. ~ Larry Niven,
262:It is wisdom that is seeking for wisdom. ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
263:Knowledge is speaking, Wisdom is listening ~ Jimi Hendrix,
264:Knowledge is speaking, wisdom is listening ~ Jimi Hendrix,
265:Love and wisdom are guides towards awakening. ~ Belsebuub,
266:Silence is Wisdom where Speaking is Folly. ~ William Penn,
267:The conventional wisdom is often wrong. ~ Steven D Levitt,
268:The loneliness is the mother of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne,
269:Wisdom accepts that all things have two sides ~ Carl Jung,
270:Wisdom and eloquence are not always united. ~ Victor Hugo,
271:Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability ~ Plautus,
272:Wisdom is seldom gained without suffering. ~ Arthur Helps,
273:Wisdom is the repose of the mind. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
274:With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven. ~ Paulo Coelho,
275:Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom ~ George Carlin,
276:An abundance of commonsense is called wisdom. ~ Shiv Khera,
277:And may our sanctuary always give us peace. ~ Linda Wisdom,
278:Arrogance is a great obstruction to wisdom. ~ Wilfred Bion,
279:Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young ~ William Butler Yeats,
280:Compassion arises spontaneously from wisdom. ~ Eric Weiner,
281:Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes. ~ Rick Riordan,
282:Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself. ~ Rajneesh,
283:for experience does not always mean wisdom. ~ L Frank Baum,
284:Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, ~ William Cowper,
285:Knowledge can communicated but not wisdom. ~ Hermann Hesse,
286:Life is short, and wisdom long to learn. ~ Cassandra Clare,
287:My love for you
was greater than my wisdom. ~ Euripides,
288:Observation, not old age, brings wisdom. ~ Publilius Syrus,
289:Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. ~ Keith Miller,
290:Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott,
291:Share wisdom with those who will receive it. ~ Tyler Perry,
292:Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise ~ Euripides,
293:The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Solomon,
294:The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances. ~ Atisa,
295:The only wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates,
296:The wisdom to quit is all we have left. ~ Charles Bukowski,
297:To a fool time brings only age not wisdom. ~ Louis L Amour,
298:We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. ~ Dora Russell,
299:Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge. ~ T S Eliot,
300:Wisdom comes through suffering or old age. ~ Lesley Pearse,
301:Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. ~ Phil Jackson,
302:Wisdom is found in the least expected places. ~ Wendy Mass,
303:Wisdom lies in understanding our limitations. ~ Carl Sagan,
304:Wisdom might be conversion into a tree. ~ Manoel de Barros,
305:Wisdom starts with epistemological modesty. ~ David Brooks,
306:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
307:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ~ Baltasar Graci n,
308:Without wisdom, brilliance is not enough. ~ Barry Schwartz,
309:Working cuts down on both folly and wisdom. ~ Mason Cooley,
310:Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom. ~ George Carlin,
311:All the words of wisdom sound the same. ~ Christopher Cross,
312:and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom ~ E E Cummings,
313:A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ Robert Frost,
314:A strong perspective is the root of wisdom. ~ Ming Dao Deng,
315:conventional wisdom” sometimes isn’t very wise… ~ Anonymous,
316:Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom. ~ Witold Gombrowicz,
317:For only by unlearning Wisdom comes. ~ James Russell Lowell,
318:Happiness is the highest form of wisdom. ~ Jacqueline Carey,
319:humility is the true measure of wisdom. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
320:Intelligence complicates. Wisdom simplifies. ~ Mason Cooley,
321:. . . Intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom. ~ Laozi,
322:It's hard to keep track of all your wisdom. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
323:Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
324:Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
325:Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
326:Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ~ Francis Bacon,
327:The heart of wisdom is tolerance. I think. ~ Steven Erikson,
328:There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain. ~ Aeschylus,
329:There is no happiness where there is no wisdom. ~ Sophocles,
330:There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing. ~ Willem Dafoe,
331:The world wisely prefers happiness to wisdom. ~ Will Durant,
332:The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. ~ William Blake,
333:Time is not wisdom; wisdom is not intellect. ~ Claire North,
334:true wisdom is the skill and practice of death. ~ C S Lewis,
335:We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
336:Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination. ~ Petronius,
337:Wisdom comes through suffering or old age. ~ Lesley Pearse,
338:Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to load. ~ Ted Kooser,
339:Wisdom is found only in truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
340:Wisdom is only found in truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
341:Wisdom is the most important part of happiness. ~ Sophocles,
342:Wisdom knows when to return death's embrace. ~ Mason Cooley,
343:Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
344:Wisdom thus is always work in progress. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
345:You are joy, wisdom, peace, compassion, and love ~ Ram Dass,
346:A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
   ~ Francis Bacon,
347:Baltasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom, ~ David Brooks,
348:Fools always mistake wealth for wisdom. ~ Michael R Fletcher,
349:Justice without wisdom is impossible. ~ James Anthony Froude,
350:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle,
351:Knowledge is only as safe as our wisdom. ~ Michael C Grumley,
352:Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty. ~ Will Durant,
353:Knowledge without wisdom is double folly. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
354:Live in the wisdom of accepted tenderness. ~ Brennan Manning,
355:Not to know is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
356:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates,
357:... scarred by wisdom she'd never asked for. ~ Dennis Lehane,
358:The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. ~ Socrates,
359:There is no wisdom but in death ~ Corinne Roosevelt Robinson,
360:The wisdom of age defeats the strength of youth. ~ Ginn Hale,
361:The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. ~ Hippolyte Taine,
362:The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, ~ William Penn,
363:Wearing his wisdom lightly. ~ Alfred Tennyson, A Dedication.,
364:Wisdom and fortune combating together, ~ William Shakespeare,
365:Wisdom comes with age, but keep it to yourself. ~ Mary Roach,
366:Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
   ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
367:With wisdom we shall learn liberality. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
368:Wonder is the precondition for all wisdom. ~ Christian Wiman,
369:A lie can run deeper than strength or wisdom. ~ Mark Lawrence,
370:All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience. ~ Philip Sidney,
371:Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. ~ Euripides,
372:Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates,
373:Circumspection and caution are part of wisdom. ~ Edmund Burke,
374:Conventional wisdom would have one believe. ~ Mumia Abu Jamal,
375:Fortune, thou hadst no deity, if men Had wisdom. ~ Ben Jonson,
376:He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom. ~ Winston Churchill,
377:He that increaseth wisdom, increaseth sorrow. ~ Robert Burton,
378:I believe yours is the only wisdom, Demelza. ~ Winston Graham,
379:Knowledge gropes but meets not Wisdom's face. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
380:Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~ Juvenal,
381:No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. ~ C S Lewis,
382:No shortcut to wisdom.
No tollways to be wise. ~ Toba Beta,
383:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Isocrates,
384:Sincerity is the most compendious wisdom. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
385:There is no happiness where there is no wisdom... ~ Sophocles,
386:There is no liberty save wisdom and self-control. ~ H G Wells,
387:The study of History is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Jean Bodin,
388:When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
389:Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you. ~ Wayne Dyer,
390:Wisdom is tolerance of cognitive dissonance. ~ Robert Thurman,
391:Wisdom oft comes from the mouth of babes. ~ George R R Martin,
392:Wisdom ruleth in counsel -- so do riches. ~ Lancelot Andrewes,
393:Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men. ~ Anonymous,
394:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
   ~ Baltasar Gracian,
395:Cowardice is incompatible with divine wisdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
396:For wisdom is the property of the dead, ~ William Butler Yeats,
397:He's a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
398:In the mountains of wisdom no climbing is in vain. ~ Nhat Hanh,
399:Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. ~ Hermann Hesse,
400:Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom. ~ Roger Bacon,
401:Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
   ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
402:Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom. ~ Paulo Coelho,
403:Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. ~ Leonard Nimoy,
404:My mother says looking is the nature of wisdom. ~ Rick Riordan,
405:Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. ~ Socrates?,
406:Only wisdom and virtue can truly win men's devotion. ~ Liu Bei,
407:Practising wisdom, men have respect one for another. ~ Lao Tee,
408:Silence does not always mark wisdom. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
409:Sow love, reap peace. Sow meditation, reap wisdom. ~ Sivananda,
410:The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~ Socrates,
411:The beginning of wisdom is to desire it. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
412:The definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates,
413:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry,
414:The Sahibs have not all this world’s wisdom. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
415:To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell,
416:True wisdom always leads us to please God. ~ Anthony DeStefano,
417:Windows mean light, wisdom means Windows! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
418:Wisdom chooses the unknown to be its reason. ~ Akiane Kramarik,
419:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ Heraclitus,
420:Wisdom entereth not into a malicious mind. ~ Francois Rabelais,
421:Wisdom is an ornament of grace to the soul. ~ Elizabeth George,
422:Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know. ~ Chuck Smith,
423:Wisdom is only found in truth.
   ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
424:Wisdom makes light the darkness of ignorance. ~ Gautama Buddha,
425:You see, wisdom does not come with grey hairs. ~ Nikolai Gogol,
426:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: ~ Anonymous,
427:A man's wisdom is measured by his hope. ~ Florence Earle Coates,
428:...detachment from anger is one part of wisdom. ~ Steven Saylor,
429:God gave me wisdom, but the devil's got style. ~ Rodney Crowell,
430:He’s a Fool that cannot conceal his Wisdom. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
431:He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom. ~ Winston S Churchill,
432:It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law ~ Thomas Hobbes,
433:Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom. ~ Galileo Galilei,
434:Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
   ~ Aristotle,
435:Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. ~ Anonymous,
436:Life requires more than a whisper of wisdom ~ Julian Pencilliah,
437:Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
438:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
439:Professionals give advice; pilgrims share wisdom. ~ Bill Moyers,
440:Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root. ~ Robert Burns,
441:Stupidity well packaged can sound like wisdom. ~ Burton Malkiel,
442:Technology evolves so much faster than wisdom. ~ Jennifer Stone,
443:The average person is allergic to the words of wisdom. ~ Lowkey,
444:The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. ~ Socrates,
445:"The narrow mind rejects; wisdom accepts." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche,
446:The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates,
447:The possession of wisdom leadeth to true happiness. ~ Porphyry,
448:The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance. ~ Socrates,
449:Those who love wisdom must investigate many things ~ Heraclitus,
450:We are not wise; we are wise to seek divine wisdom. ~ T F Hodge,
451:We pay a high price for intelligence. Wisdom hurts. ~ Euripides,
452:When did Youth ever thank Age for its wisdom? ~ Margaret Deland,
453:Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use. ~ Herodotus,
454:Wisdom consists in speaking and acting the truth. ~ Heraclitus,
455:Wisdom is vindicated by all her children. ~ Luke the Evangelist,
456:Wisdom sits with children round her knees. ~ William Wordsworth,
457:Don't speak to fools, they scorn the wisdom of your words. ~ Nas,
458:Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
459:Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom. ~ Philip Sidney,
460:[Gratitude is] the cheerfulness of wisdom. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
461:Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
462:he loved wisdom too much to be a “successful” man. ~ Will Durant,
463:It is but sorrow to be wise when wisdom profits not. ~ Sophocles,
464:Knowledge is never in doubt. Wisdom is never certain. ~ Dee Hock,
465:Knowledge of death is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Mallory Ortberg,
466:No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. ~ Erica Jong,
467:Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. ~ William J Clinton,
468:The end of all wisdom is love, love, love. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
469:The first step of wisdom is to question everything. ~ Jim Palmer,
470:The greatest wisdom is to get to know oneself. ~ Galileo Galilei,
471:We gather knowledge faster than we gather wisdom. ~ William Bell,
472:What is strength without a double share of wisdom? ~ John Milton,
473:When wisdom and knowledge appear, great pretense arises. ~ Laozi,
474:Winning provides happiness. Losing provides wisdom. ~ Neil Patel,
475:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile. ~ William Shakespeare,
476:Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile: ~ William Shakespeare,
477:Wisdom and inner peace must be created by yourself. ~ Dalai Lama,
478:Wisdom cannot prevent a fall, but may cushion it. ~ Mason Cooley,
479:Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept. ~ Wallace Stegner,
480:Wisdom is to the soul as food is to the body. ~ Abraham ibn Ezra,
481:Wisdom often exists under a shabby coat. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
482:All delay is irksome, but it teaches us wisdom. ~ Publilius Syrus,
483:Even strength has to bow down to wisdom sometimes. ~ Rick Riordan,
484:Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. ~ Zhuangzi,
485:He had a fine mustache. Men of wisdom so often do. ~ Laini Taylor,
486:It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
487:Never confuse acquiring degrees with wisdom. ~ Marshall Goldsmith,
488:The arts are the servant; wisdom its master. ~ Seneca the Younger,
489:The Bush administration is a paragon of wisdom. ~ George Saunders,
490:The end of wisdom is consultation and deliberation. ~ Demosthenes,
491:The highest wisdom adopts the humblest of bodies. ~ Antoni Tapies,
492:The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing... ~ Socrates,
493:There are no crowds in the shores of wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
494:The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. ~ William Blake,
495:the surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness. ~ Amor Towles,
496:[T]he wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile. ~ Charles Dickens,
497:To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish. ~ Euripides,
498:True patience is grounded in wisdom and compassion. ~ Allan Lokos,
499:When ignorance is bliss, there's folly in wisdom. ~ David Eddings,
500:Wisdom is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it. ~ Proverbs,
501:Wisdom is justified by all her children.
Luke 7:35 ~ Anonymous,
502:wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone ~ Horace,
503:Wisdom, thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten. ~ Pythagoras,
504:Age is wisdom if one has lived ones life properly. ~ Miriam Makeba,
505:but why should I waste wisdom on a river-turtle? ~ Rudyard Kipling,
506:Education gives you neither experience nor wisdom. ~ Peter Drucker,
507:"Great wisdom is generous;petty wisdom is contentious." ~ Zhuangzi,
508:How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
509:I believe that traditional wisdom is incomplete. ~ Martin Seligman,
510:If wisdom's silence then it's time to play the fool. ~ Chris Kraus,
511:if wisdom was easy any fool would be able to do it. ~ S M Stirling,
512:In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance. ~ Theodore Dreiser,
513:Knowing that you are nothing is Wisdom, ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
514:Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth. ~ Voltaire,
515:Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not. ~ Laurence Sterne,
516:The divine essence itself is love and wisdom. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg,
517:The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open. ~ Louise Hay,
518:The greatest wisdom often consist in ignorance. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
519:Wash the dust from your SOUl and HEART with wisdom's WATER. ~ Rumi,
520:We gain no wisdom by imposing our way on others. ~ James Lee Burke,
521:Wisdom can be learned. But it cannot be taught. ~ Anthony de Mello,
522:Wisdom—even a tiny bit—is clarity. Clarity is freedom. ~ Anonymous,
523:Wisdom is a thing of which one can never have enough. ~ Minokhired,
524:Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. ~ Horace,
525:Wisdom often consists of knowing what to do next. ~ Herbert Hoover,
526:All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom. ~ Publilius Syrus,
527:A lot of thinking without wisdom is extreme suffering. ~ Ajahn Chah,
528:A loving heart is the truest wisdom. —Charles Dickens ~ Marie Force,
529:Answers based in truth are the foundation of wisdom. ~ Jayce O Neal,
530:A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell,
531:A wrong path may take you to the right wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
532:Because wisdom is innate, we can all enlighten ourselves. ~ Huineng,
533:Empathy nurtures wisdom. Apathy cultivates ignorance. ~ Suzy Kassem,
534:For wisdom, piety, delight, or use. ~ Sir John Denham, Of Prudence.,
535:Have wisdom in your actions and faith in your merits. ~ Yogi Bhajan,
536:Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
537:I am old, so give me your peace. Wisdom comes with age. ~ Hammurabi,
538:I could do worse than live by toilet door wisdom. ~ Caitriona Lally,
539:It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it. ~ Plautus,
540:May our sanctuary give us sustenance and nurture us. ~ Linda Wisdom,
541:The beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of folly. ~ Norm MacDonald,
542:The feeling of right or wrong is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Mencius,
543:The first wisdom is to heed the wise when they speak. ~ Neel Burton,
544:There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow. ~ Samuel Johnson,
545:the road of knowledge leads to the palace of wisdom
~ Tom Wolfe,
546:The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
547:This mysterious Wisdom is the supreme principle of all. ~ The Zohar,
548:True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion. ~ Allan Lokos,
549:wisdom and knowledge are two entirely different things. ~ Anonymous,
550:With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone. ~ Oscar Wilde,
551:Amnesty, that noble word, the genuine dictate of wisdom. ~ Aeschines,
552:anxiety is a trail that leads to insight and wisdom? ~ Irvin D Yalom,
553:Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. ~ Laozi,
554:Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God. ~ Victor Hugo,
555:My hope for the future is that we learn wisdom again. ~ Jane Goodall,
556:Solomon made a big mistake when he asked for wisdom. ~ Anton Chekhov,
557:Suspicion is the beginning of wisdom, and of madness. ~ Mason Cooley,
558:The path to wisdom is to be yourself. Stop "seeking". ~ Paulo Coelho,
559:Wisdom adorneth riches and casteth a shadow over poverty. ~ Socrates,
560:Wisdom comes after the moment when it is most needed. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
561:Wisdom corresponds to the future; it is philosophy. ~ Herbie Hancock,
562:Wisdom is seeing something in a non-habitual manner. ~ William James,
563:Wisdom is the most precious riches. ~ Chinese Buddhistic, Scriptures,
564:After knowledge comes wisdom. After wisdom comes understanding. ~ RZA,
565:All things that pass Are wisdom's looking-glass. ~ Christina Rossetti,
566:"A lot of thinking without wisdom is extreme suffering." ~ Ajahn Chah,
567:America was being replaced by a new source of wisdom ~ David Kupelian,
568:Bridge shortens the roads; wisdom does the same! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
569:From prideful wisdom one falls into simple stupidity ~ Kathryn Tanner,
570:From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom, ~ Thomas Paine,
571:From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom. ~ Thomas Paine,
572:Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
573:happy those who learn wisdom at another’s expense! ~ Ludovico Ariosto,
574:In doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom. ~ J R R Tolkien,
575:I wish for you the wisdom to mind your own business. ~ Steve Maraboli,
576:Knowing others is Wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment ~ Lao Tzu,
577:Man's greatest wisdom is to choose his obsession well. ~ liphas L vi,
578:My wisdom is for my friends, my folly for myself. ~ Frederick Marryat,
579:No man has all the wisdom in the world; everyone has some. ~ E W Howe,
580:Often, what comes with age is not wisdom but intolerance. ~ C J Tudor,
581:Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. ~ Frank Herbert,
582:Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr,
583:Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom. ~ Joseph Joubert,
584:Relaxation is the doorway to both wisdom and compassion. ~ Tara Brach,
585:So many consumers are mistaking volume for wisdom. ~ Danielle LaPorte,
586:The calm and wisdom of old age are achieved over time. ~ Atul Gawande,
587:The noble soul occupies itself with wisdom and friendship. ~ Epicurus,
588:The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation. ~ John Ray,
589:Virtue consists in avoiding vice, and is the highest wisdom. ~ Horace,
590:We need wisdom the most when we believe in it the least. ~ Hans Jonas,
591:what wisdom can build, ignorance can destroy ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
592:Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~ Norman Cousins,
593:Wisdom had rather be buffeted than not listened to. ~ Publilius Syrus,
594:Wisdom often comes from those with the least to lose. ~ James A Moore,
595:Wisdom was so easy to pass on--much harder to practice. ~ Cathy Kelly,
596:A memory without the emotional charge is called wisdom. ~ Joe Dispenza,
597:Consult the wisdom of your heart as well as your mind. ~ Stephen Covey,
598:Folly is as often justified of her children as wisdom. ~ Edith Wharton,
599:Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
600:I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom. ~ Nina Totenberg,
601:I like the old wisdom--puns, riddles, spells, proverbs. ~ Mason Cooley,
602:Intelligence is overrated. Wisdom is under applied. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
603:I think that cynicism can often be mistaken for wisdom. ~ Sarah Polley,
604:I think the first wisdom is to restrain the tongue. ~ Cato the Younger,
605:I will seek wisdom. I will choose my friends with care. ~ Andy Andrews,
606:Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. ~ Lao Tzu,
607:Knowledge is not the same as wisdom. Wisdom is doing it. ~ Dan Millman,
608:Let the people know my wisdom, fill the land with smoke ~ John Fogerty,
609:Man's life is ruled by fortune, not by wisdom. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
610:One’s sense of mortality is a great source of wisdom. ~ Robin S Sharma,
611:Romance says, ' I want it now!'. Wisdom urges patience ~ Joshua Harris,
612:Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom. ~ Zen Proverb,
613:The gateways to wisdom and knowledge.” are always open. ~ Louise L Hay,
614:The man who has no knowledge of the past has no wisdom. ~ Ian Mortimer,
615:The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
616:the new conventional wisdom. This article is an attempt ~ Tim O Reilly,
617:The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship. ~ Norman Douglas,
618:Vigilance enables wisdom and is the key to freewill ~ Michael J Cooper,
619:Wisdom and knowledge is everywhere, but so is stupity. ~ Trudi Canavan,
620:Wisdom is the best guide and faith is the best companion. ~ Dalai Lama,
621:Wisdom is the intelligence of the system as a whole. ~ Gregory Bateson,
622:Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity. ~ Brian Rathbone,
623:Wisdom leads to unity, but ignorance to separation. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
624:You gain wisdom and you don't make the same mistakes. ~ Rick Heinrichs,
625:Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles. ~ Estelle Getty,
626:Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. ~ Walter Benjamin,
627:Cunning differs from wisdom as twilight from open day. ~ Samuel Johnson,
628:I do not feel I have wisdom enough yet to love what is ugly. ~ Stendhal,
629:Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom. ~ Hugo Grotius,
630:Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with ignorance. ~ William Blake,
631:Lenity has almost always wisdom and justice on its side. ~ Hosea Ballou,
632:Luck, mere luck may make even madness wisdom. ~ Douglas William Jerrold,
633:Riches bring anxiety; wisdom gives peace of mind. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
634:Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ~ Will Durant,
635:The Bible is the ultimate book of wisdom and advice. ~ Elizabeth George,
636:The desire for wisdom leads us to the Eternal Kingdom. ~ Book of Wisdom,
637:The path to wisdom is not being afraid to make mistakes. ~ Paulo Coelho,
638:There is a woe that is wisdom, a woe that is madness. ~ Herman Melville,
639:The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
640:Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity. ~ Cato the Elder,
641:To understand yourself is the beginning of w