Sunday, February 04, 2007
Learning is the Mother of all Virtue !
"Learning is the mother of all virtue" said Montaigne, the Sceptic.
The Bible says " Righteous heart seeketh knowledge ". Islam also gives priority to Learning " The ink of the scholar is greater than the blood of the martyr. He who reads is handsome in the sight of God " !
To Indians, Wisdom and He are synonyms. The distinction between knowledge and Wisdom is made. Knowledge is of things; Wisdom is about the Absolule alone !
Thou art Wisdom
Thy Form the fourfold Veds
Thou art the End of Wisdom !
The Jewish Kabbalah is another treatise on Wisdom. Albert Pyke remarked about the Kabbalah " One is stunned while entering the sanctuary of the Kabbalah, at finding the doctrine so simple, so logical and at the same time so absolute "
Kabbalah, Yoga, Zen, Gnosticism, Sufism - all these mystic schools are the figurative representatives of the royal Solomon and personify Wisdom !