The Subtle Difference Between Wisdom and Knowledge.
May you lack knowledge but possess wisdom, or may you lack wisdom but possess knowledge, or may you have both.
Having tons of knowledge doesn’t determine living in wholeness and oneness with existence.– Master Oneness
Here is a parable about wisdom and knowledge; A grandson showed his grandfather how to use an advanced smartphone. He grew up being in close connection with and understanding of smart technology. The grandson talked about other advanced computers and so on. The grandfather looked at his grandson’s face with love and affection and a feeling of appreciation.
This grandson appears to be knowledgeable, but may not be sure he had the wisdom. May the grandfather have better wisdom due to his life experiences.
When you know a lot, it doesn’t mean you have wisdom.
If you know a lot, you can entertain others, but you can’t transform them.
Only through your wisdom can you transform others. That’s the reason this world entertains you more than it transforms you.
Why is all the education, art, and technology in this world knowledge-based rather than wisdom?
You can earn lots of money and material freedom even if you don’t have wisdom. With knowledge of trading is enough to get more money.
So, earning and having lots of money may not reflect your wisdom. But the way you spend money and how you use your fortune for your mental health and community benefits will reflect your wisdom.
That’s the reason, even if you are the most successful. You can’t enjoy life’s well-being and offerings. Knowledge is a paradox. Knowledge is endless.
Knowledge never ends, and at the same time, knowledge always keeps you busy in your mind.
Why is knowledge endless? Because the material and its components and the possibility of collaboration between all the materials are vast.
For example, take the human body. How many years will it take you to understand every aspect of the human body? Every bone and muscle, every organ, and every cell have their own world.
The heart has its own world, and the brain has its own world. Every part of the body has its own world.
So it goes with endless knowledge: if you start to learn, the count will go on, whether you are learning about the oceans, physics, or agriculture, science. Chemicals, technology, economics, and cosmology. Everything again has its own huge world.
Look at the culture, history, and languages and how colossal its depth.
For example, we have more than seven thousand languages, and each language has its world. Take the music world, there are more than fifteen hundred instruments, and each instrument has its own world. Singing, painting, sports, etc. So knowledge is endless. Because knowledge is endless, that’s why people are always busy with something.
The Internet (Google, YouTube) can provide knowledge but not wisdom.
Wisdom will be cultivated through contemplation, which is combined with essence and gratitude.
Well, wisdom is something that can’t be calculated; it’s weightless but deep.
Knowledge is endless, and wisdom is beyond endless.
Without wisdom, knowledge is just like a life without love and friendship.
Imagine life without a mother’s love and compassion—how terrible and mechanical it is.
Wisdom keeps us alive and knowledge keeps us engaged.
Just for perspective, we can say like this
1 tonne of knowledge = 1 gramme of wisdom
Wisdom is a basis for humanity, empathy, wholeness, integrity, fairness, ethics, the divine, and holiness.
Your schools, universities, government policies, TV shows, and trading systems have created an environment in which you can seek knowledge, but there is little room for wisdom in this materialistic world. It’s a materialistic world rather than an ethical or alive world.
It is not how much knowledge, university degrees, or Ph.D. doctorates you have that matters, but how liberal and conscious you are to nourish yourself, your family, and mother nature.
There are many religious people who are knowledge-driven.
They impose their religion on others by saying my god is the only the true god; those who don’t believe in my god are influenced by Shaitan; at least if they have one gramme of wisdom, they will witness the essence of god in every religion and philosophy.
Where knowledge leads you to external thriving. Wisdom leads to eternal thriving.
Knowledge keeps you busy in competition and a rat race, whereas wisdom gives you space to enjoy the essence. Actually, people who are knowledge-driven may be pulled into different kinds of intellectual spending or may engage with many kinds of toxic entertainment and end up addicted to drugs, mental illness, and crime.
The interesting thing is that many doctors and medical students smoke to relieve their stress. When you have knowledge, even if you are aware that it is harmful, you continue to do it because you have not mastered your tendency toward something;
Wisdom is the intimate knowledge of experience and knowledge. Once you know something is not worth trying, you will never give time to it. Because you have mastered your senses, memories, pleasure-seeking, and behavior.
So the question is, “How much knowledge do you need to live the fullest life?“
That will be subjective for you, but one thing is clear, wisdom is a must to justify your knowledge and drive righteous direction.
Wisdom shows you the consequences of your actions very clearly.
You are very precise in using your time and efforts to balance and live in holistic wholeness.
Religion takes place to empower the wisdom of humanity.
But somehow many religious leaders got busy proving that their religion has an ultimate philosophy and god. In the case of religion, it doesn’t help you to improve your wisdom.
You may do one simple thing: drop all your labels and identification, and with pure awareness and consciousness, objectively travel to any part of the world without money for at least a few weeks and explore the wisdom through your own experience.