Saturday, March 13, 2010

Open Thread

Another day, another thread.


  1. A blog asked "But what is wisdom, really?"

    I responded: "What a profoundly wonderful question!

    The answer is difficult, and in some degree not answerable, because wisdom is ever evolving just ahead of us in some degree.

    The portion of that vastness of wisdom we think we can touch, see, feel, or cognitively envision is likewise so diverse as to strain our ability to grasp it.

    There is motherly wisdom, fatherly wisdom, social wisdom, and personal wisdom.

    In one sense one person's wisdom is another person's foolishness, because our nations and ethnicities are so varied.

    Nevertheless, I think wisdom in the ultimate sense is that which applies to all of us as a species.

    In that sense, wisdom's most primitive essence is our ability to avoid extinction as a species in this cosmos

  2. @Randy, Chogyam Trunkpa Rinpoche said...

    "Good and bad, happy and sad, all thoughts vanish into emptiness like the imprint of a bird in the sky."

    No more crows.