world valuing common sense more than wisdom

world valuing common sense more than wisdom

This is my own interpretation, my own discursive thoughts which I like to share with you. There is something called wisdom and there is something called common sense. World in general and specially, particularly the countries that used to really cherish the wisdom, they are beginning to opt common sense rather than the wisdom. Buddha was an agent of the wisdom. I think some of you buddhist may not agree but there are people like Mahavira, Shankaracharya, they are great agent of wisdom. They really promoted wisdom. And I think even in China there are people like Lao Tze, there are I think the agent of wisdom. But at the same time we also have agent of common sense. Like in China there is Confucius. They are agent of common sense.

World now is actually valuing the common sense more than the wisdom. And this is very unfortunate from the spiritual point of view. Because as you cherish common sense more and more, I think you will lose your wisdom. Common sense is such a samsaric thing. It is something to do with this life. Where as wisdom transcends the logic of this life. Wisdom people talk about illusion. Wisdom people talk about: “At the end of the day, nothing works.” Stuff like that. Whereas the common sense people say: “You do this, it will work.” They give you mathematical solutions.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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