Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Wings of Knowledge

Knowledge has two wings. Conjecture is one wing. Conjecture alone is lacking and cuts short the flight. The one-winged bird continues to struggle, hoping to reach the nest somehow with one wing. And then wisdom shows his shining face. Delivered from conjecture, the bird now spreads both wings (and soars once again).

-Rumi, "The Life and Thought of Rumi"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed.

6 comments:

V said...

Assumptions and conclusions. Avoid them.

V said...

But we can't help wanting to fly. Vanity is insanity.

Shubhajit said...

there is always an assumption and then after a conclusion..a single thought can be visualized in numerous different angles..and ultimately leads to numerous different conclusions..How to get rid of confusion? Who give us the light?

I completely agree with V that vanity is insanity..

Eyeshare said...

As the respectable blogers "V" and Shubhajit expressed thier views, Its Okay but its only in that case when we just put on the eyeglasses, eyeglasses of the brainpower or just wisdome.

But when we put on the eyeglasses of the mind's eye or intution then there is whole a new world.

Several human being has experienced it, indeed and its a core capability, essence, objective or pride of us.

Best Regards.

V said...

Vanity, we can't do a thing about it. That's us. Perhaps we should learn how to fly.

human being said...

Conjectures are like hands... they tend to grasp... to cling...

we can fly when we are not attached... to any opinion or theory or conclusion...