Two Views of Wisdom

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two life moves.” –Nisargadatta Maharaj (Source: Online Wellness Network)

I prefer to believe that wisdom is knowing that we are love, and it’s the material things beyond those needed to live that are nothing.



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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8 Responses to Two Views of Wisdom

  1. utesmile says:

    I am with you here Russ!

  2. Wisdom can be found in love and peace

  3. I like both takes. i think the key here is the word choice between the definition–in love, one is everything, all feelings and emotions and thoughts–in wisdom, one is nothing–all feelings and emotions and thoughts conversely, such a part of a whole that there is no separation (the life force, the Tao…)

  4. whoops on the punctuation…i was formulating this idea, and so added a comma after conversely that shouldn’t be there…

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