Lack of Wisdom

09/04/2011 Comments Off on Lack of Wisdom

Lack something absent: something that is needed but is in short supply or missing Wisdom defined: the quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity
[ Old English wīs< Indo-European, “see, know”]
Wisdom is not a fixed idea.  It’s knowing how to use your wits.

Hinduism [1] One who is ignorant of scriptures yet vain, poor yet proud, and who resorts to unfair means for the acquisition of his objects, is a fool.
[2] One who, forsaking his own, concerns oneself with the objects of others, and who practises deceitful means for serving his friends, is unwise.
[3] …he who divulges his projects, doubts in all things, and spends a long time in doing what requires a short time, is a fool. [4] That man who being himself guilty casts the blame on others, and who though impotent gives vent to anger, is the most foolish of men. [5] That man, without knowing his own strength and dissociated from both virtue and profit, desires an object difficult of acquisition, without again adopting adequate means, is said to be unwise.
(MahabharataUdyoga Parva, sections XXXIII to XLI- Vidur niti; Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli)

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