a reply to: frenchfries
Oh over the ages there have been many searching for gnosis (that's greek for Knowledge while Sophia/Sophis is actually Greek for Wisdom) in one
manner or another, the old alchemists searching for there philosophers stone (which was metaphorically explained as being able to turn lead into gold
so some searched for an actual substance while other's understood the metaphor of the gold as wisdom and lead as ignorance).
Then you have the lunatic's searching for the metaphorical Emerald Tablets of Thoth as if they were a real item rather than yet another Gnostic
Couple this with a VERY western perspective on eastern mysticism and a completely alien to the eastern mind mixing of African, Occidental and
Oriental tradition's and philosophy's and a bunch of lady's convinced a piece of rock can calm and orientate there aura's and you have the new age
hodge podge made up self inflicted pseudo culture of fake mysticism and false enlightenment.
If you seek true wisdom then remember this, wisdom has to be earned over a lifetime there is no magic pill, no secret enlightenment for that though
you can learn or be taught knowledge, wisdom is something else and is more like intuitive understanding than educated knowledge, the ideal state
though is of course a mix of both with the (correct and true) wisdom over ruling the knowledge and to have knowledge with both the wisdom to
understand and to use it correctly for full affect.
To draw a metaphorical observation Imagine You are a very disturbed pond, the ripples are lost in the swell, calming your mind will not work unless
you can calm the pond itself, those ripple's are caused by the stone's of Gnosis as they enter your mind, the ripple's are the lesson's we learn from
the new knowledge but the choppy nature of the water occludes them due to the many thing's in our lives but hey that is fine, we are not mere
observers but are in the physical world.
No amount of sitting under a tree is going to give you a perfectly still mind.
Some say you must unlearn everything first but then Qin had the history's of China from before his time burned and he whom forgets the past is doomed
to repeat it's mistake's, other's that followed that idiotic philosophy or sought to inflict it upon other's included the Stalinists, Maoists, Khmer
Rouge and of course Hitler as well as more recently the Jihadists blowing up ancient sites.
The Christian way were this is concerned is this, it is not what goes into a person that corrupt's them but what come's out of them (what they do
What is the point of having all the knowledge in the universe if it then just sit's on a shelf.
What is the point of using that knowledge if doing so corrupt's it's purpose.
Caveat and after thought, there is a certain genuine wisdom in opening a new age shop and selling worthless or nearly worthless sub gem quality
crystal's to new age believers because there is a definite profit to be made and if that also entails having a shop uniform that is part of the
charade than so be it - just don't start believing in the stuff yourself though you know while I AM religious there is a certain truth to the whole
placebo affect, if they believe the stone is going to make them well then just maybe there own mind's have made them well.
Do you know why great wisdom is great sorrow?.
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