Poems about Wisdom

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Poems about Wisdom


The book of Sufi wisdom

Is not written on the blank page,

But on a heart white as virgin snow.

Scholars pursue penmarks.
Sufis track footprints in the snow,

Like hunters tracing a musk – deer’s trail,

Until they breathe in the sweet scent

That the deer exudes from its navel,

And rush to catch their quarry.




A thousand lifetimes have passed since
my Passion first spoke unto me these words:
‘Go forth and speak that which is locked
within the timelessness of your soul and trust
the listener to understand.’

But the voice of my Wisdom answered:

‘It would be better, perhaps, to leave the Truth unsaid;
For the listener shall hear your words that clothe the Truth,
but will not see through the veil of their disguise.’

And hearing this caused my Passion to cry,
for he knew that Wisdom always spoke with
an enlightened reason;
And my Wisdom wept also, for there was no joy
in being right at his brother’s expense.
So now I come unto you that the thirst of my soul
be quenched and Truth be unveiled before the
eyes of this world.

Daniel from Reflections on the Dawn

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Spiritual Wisdom

“What do we mean by the word ‘wisdom’? Usually we mean something superior to knowledge, something deeper. In the spiritual world, the word ‘wisdom’ is not used in that way. Here wisdom means Light, illumining Light, transforming Light. That which illumines our unlit consciousness is wisdom. That which transforms the finite consciousness into the infinite Consciousness is called wisdom.”

– Sri Chinmoy