Monday, 17 April 2017

Knowledge is not wisdom

There is often a menial attitude toward the world and its fruits in occult circles, and this is not a virtue. 

Why do some maintain poverty of mind, emotions, body and estate instead of widening worldly contacts so that Life’s resources can flow through? 

Those seeking the Path should look for life and more life and leadership to achieve this, not facts and a musty library to house them. 

Why are so many occultists who claim to be way-showers still hiding in the graveyards of their own making, instead of leading in the field of art or science?

Why are they not striving to be the best educators, providers of healthcare, ethical business leaders and truly revolutionary politicians? 

Knowledge without life breeds stagnation and decay. 

Knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is a product of life.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt in Citizenship In A Republic, delivered at the Sorbonne, Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

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