RE: Standard definition

From: Vincent Campbell (
Date: Tue 29 Oct 2002 - 13:38:02 GMT

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    Wisdom is like belief, a non-transmissable state of mind. To be wise means not only to have knowledge but to understand it. Just as an evolutionary biologist might read genesis but not believe it, so a creationist might read Darwin but not understand it.

            <<With others, transmission is not
    > obvious and may not actually occur. One's philosophy of life is a good
    > example.>>
            <Buddha realized that wisdom could not easily be transmitted directly and
    > developed a path for people to follow that would lead to the acquisition
    > of
    > wisdom indirectly.>
    > Buddhism obfuscates the transmission of knowledge in order to retain
    > detachment from social reality (remember Buddha's transformation occurred
    > when he ventured from his palace and saw the poverty around him). It 's a
    > con act playing the 'pay no attention to the man behind the curtain'
    > routine.

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