Wisdom is not in words, it is in understanding.

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Wisdom is not in words, it is in understanding.

Bowl of Saki, November 15, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:

What a great thing is understanding! It is priceless. No man can give
greater pleasure to his fellow man than by understanding him.


What can one wish for more in life than understanding? Understanding gives
one harmony in the home with those near and dear to one and peace outside
the home with so many different natures and characters. If one lacks
understanding, one is poor in spite of all that one possesses of the goods
of this world; it is understanding which gives a person riches. … A life
without such understanding is like a dark room which contains everything
you wish  it is all there, but there is no light.

~~~ “Gatheka 16, Sufi Mysticism “, by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)

If there is no understanding between two persons, words are of no use. They
may talk and talk, and discuss and discuss, and it will only go from bad to
worse, for argument will never end. As it is said in the Vadan, ‘Why? Is an
animal with a thousand tails. At every bite you give it, it drops one of
its curved tails and raises another.’ Can argument bring about
understanding? Never. Argument only increases argument, and so one can go
on till two persons turn their back upon one another. Understanding is a
gift of God, understanding is a soul’s unfoldment, and understanding is the
greatest fortune one can have in life.



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