Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Proverbs and Wisdom


Wisdom embedded in proverbs are precious, as Miguel de Cervantes, defined proverbs as

“short sentences drawn from long experience”

Knowledge becomes wisdom when the the understanding is internalized that it becomes an intuition based on experience. I think that’s how it feels when I “go with my gut”.

Buddhism defines the bases of wisdom with these three thoughts:

  1. accept that everything is impermanent, that
  2. there is inherent dissatisfaction in life, and
  3. to rid of (the concept of) self

I think Cervantes, even though he was probably not exposed to the study of Buddhism, he probably would have agreed with the above, as the author of Don Quixote.

Photo: Scandinavian horses in Aarhus, Denmark


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This entry was posted on October 24, 2015 by in Buddhism, Quote and tagged , , , , , .
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