Tuesday, 6 October 2009

wisdom - study


"Wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight."

"Confucius stated that wisdom can be learned by three methods: Reflection (the noblest), imitation (the easiest) and experience (the bitterest). Wisdom is not told by self but unless asked for by another."

"In Taoism Practical Wisdom may be described as knowing what to say and when to say it."


The Crane is a symbol of long life and immortality
The Crane is associated with longevity, health, happiness, wisdom and good luck.

In Asia, Cranes are symbols of longevity and immortality. The White Crane can fly to the heavens and it is a Chinese symbol for "wisdom" and is sometimes called the "heavenly" or "blessed" Crane. Cranes were vehicles of the gods and in China fly them to the "Isle of the Immortals", the legendary home of the eight immortals. A Crane's eggs were used in magic potions to grant eternal life upon its drinkers.

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