Friday, July 12, 2013

Wisdom is not about knowing everything

Wisdom is not about knowing all the answers.

No one has all the answers.

Wisdom is about asking the right questions and seeking the right answers.
Life is always filled with unanswered questions. It takes courage and humility to ask questions.

Great people ask great questions. If Arjuna had not asked so many questions, there would not have been any " Bhagavd Gita " Today.

Guru Granth Sahib is full of such intelligent questions and the answers by the Gurus to guide the humanity.

Lord Buddha did not stop asking until he got the answers thru his own experience. 

Goswami Tulasi Das, in his Ramaayana (Ram Charit Maanas ) has presented numerous people / characters such as  Lakshman, Garuda, Sugreeva and Shabree, including Devi Parvati and many other sages asking questions about Gyaana &  Bhakti, (enlightenment and Devotion)  and the answers provided by Guru Vashishta, KaagBhushundi, Lord Shiva and Lord Rama himself among others.

                            Ask ... not for the sake of argument, but to learn.

To gain wisdom, seek the right answers from the right teachers by asking the right questions with genuine intention.

"Tad viddhi pranipatena pariprashnena sevaya
upadeksyanti te jnanam  jnaninas tattva-darshinah"     (Gita 4: 34)

"This knowledge should be learned from a spiritual master by submissive inquiry and rendering service to him.
The self-realized / enlightened saint will instruct you in that wisdom. "

                                                               (Bhagavad Gita 4: 34)

                                                                      "Rajan Sachdeva"

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