September 4th, 2020 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

The state of knowing something is knowledge. Knowledge can be acquired by reading books. It can be accomplished through discussing with others. Gathering information with interest is knowledge.

The state of making right decision and judgement is Wisdom. It is attained through experience of life. Soul searching is the way of wisdom. Soul searching means to find who we are. Wisdom cannot be gained through material items, it is accomplished through churning of inner power. Wisdom refines our character. It is said that if character is lost , everything is lost. Character building begins from childhood. Childhood is the time to give values of life.

Knowledge can be obtained from external sources such as books, magazines, audio, video and classroom lectures. All the gadgets,what we use in today’s life came externally through knowledge. Electricity, electronic, atom bomb, automatic guns, all are invented by people through reading and research. Knowledge can be gathered by reading ,attending school , college, university. Knowledge is carried off through research. Different kind of medicines are the result of knowledge.

Today’s scenario of Corona virus (2020) is the result of stupidity of knowledge. This is done by so many knowledgeable persons. They involved themselves in the research in Wuhan, China. The world is suffering because of unwise invention. Virus is invented through research for destruction but where is the noble invention of remedies ? Invention of automatic guns are taking the life of wise and innocent. Knowledge is more appropriate if it is done with values.

On the other hand, wisdom is earned by judging the outcome of knowledge.

Wisdom teaches us to differentiate the  right or wrong actions. Wisdom is nothing but to find out the truth for oneself. Reasoning  out of any fact is the gate way of wisdom. That is realization. Feel nothing, know nothing, the Greek philosopher said that the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. They said, mankind is made of two kinds of people, one is wise people who know they’re fools, and fools who think they are wise. Second are worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Wisdom and Knowledge should go hand in hand. Many people in the world are so knowledgeable that is beyond ordinary people’s thinking. Teaching and learning begins at the very early age. Teaching with analysing can give better character building, values and ethics. Wisdom is the ability to use a sensible process of thinking by analysing properly.

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8 Responses

  1. Annapoorni Balan Says:

    Very beautifully presented ma’am, taking care of all aspects of the development and process of one’s life

  2. Ruby Dey Says:

    I really like the way you distinguish ‘Wisdom & ‘Knowledge in your well articulated write-up. Its an unending process to achieve both of these & there are endless resources available, although ultimately we humans have to continuously aspire & have the awareness & quest to truly achieve them appropriately.

  3. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    Though analysing oneself is difficult but not impossible.

  4. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    Thank you Annapoorni Balan & Ruby Dey for reading it thoroughly.

  5. Ramesh Nehete Says:

    Very well said….absolutely true

  6. Ramesh Nehete Says:

    Absolutely true

  7. Bikash Paul Choudhury Says:

    Well narrated the different facets of education and means by which the same is acqired. It will be useful to many in knowledge of building the character.

  8. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    Thank you Bikash and Ramesh Nehete

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