Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
4th March 2016
What does wisdom reveal?
“Love, care and patience”
It is commonly believed that more knowledge is wisdom. But more knowledge is just knowledge and not wisdom. Wisdom is revealed when knowledge is deeply understood.
Surely, wisdom does not and cannot reveal knowledge, because knowledge has evolved in the human mind much before wisdom. Therefore, the question is what does wisdom reveal?
If what knowledge informs is understood, that would give a clue as to what wisdom could reveal. It is obvious that knowledge has evolved in the human mind, because primitive man did not have any knowledge within his mind.
Understanding is an inherent characteristic of intellect, and the fabric of understanding is made up of duality or opposites, through which logic and reason function and lead to knowledge.
Logic and reason within knowledge separate duality or opposite from each other. A wise understanding of duality or opposites is that opposites provide a meaning to a word. The word by itself is devoid of any meaning without the presence of its opposite, for example; good is known because of its opposite bad, otherwise what good is could never be known.
The opposite is a word as well, which gets its meaning from the word it gives meaning to, which is nevertheless without a meaning by itself. It only means that the quantum nature of meanings is a word with its opposite in the same moment.
Life is energy and energy is quantum in nature, to mean an atom of energy appears as a wave and a particle in the same moment. This means that a word is a sound-wave (light) at a quantum level, but displays the presence of opposites when a word is perceived.
It is obvious that knowledge of everyday life contains opposites. The quantum nature of meanings, however, is a word with its opposite in the same moment. This implies that the meaning which you do not want is also present in the meaning that you do want, meaning right is present along with wrong.
This deep understanding of the quantum nature of opposites is wisdom, while superficial understanding of right and wrong in knowledge keeps duality or opposites separate. Duality when deeply understood is non-duality.
Wisdom, therefore, at quantum level is sound-waves (light), but displays deep understanding of knowledge when spoken, written or heard. Similarly, knowledge at quantum level is sound-waves (light), but displays superficial understanding of words when spoken, written or heard.
So what does wisdom reveal? By the above understanding wisdom reveals unconditional love, unconditional care and patience, whereas knowledge conditions love, care and impatience.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2016
Knowledge as the precursor to wisdom is presented with precision in this article. It is the significant step towards the maturing of man’s understanding of unity.
Understanding of duality has already become the accepted cornerstone of man’s appreciation of relationship in his or her life and is the basis of all his actions.
Understanding of unity is the dawning of wisdom – life’s wonderful gift to mankind. Such gratitude to Dr Shankar for presenting this step, free from condition.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator’s Note:
Love, care and patience is what man and woman is longing for his and her entire life. We want more of love and less hatred, more care and less indifference, more patience and less hastiness. However, Dr. Shankar makes it very clear, opposites are a quantic phenomenon in the mind and not a reality in life. This understanding makes love, care and patience possible even when the mind thinks of opposites. Grateful for your love, care and patience while explaining wisdom for humanity, Dr. Shankar!
Marcus Stegmaier, Munich