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Saturday, May 29, 2010

What is a philosopher?

First one must decide what widom is. Then one must decide what a lover is. Then one can think they know what a lover of wisdom is.

So, what is wisdom? I think wisdom is about wholeness or totality, viewing things or ideas or events from all perspectives. An impossible feat indeed, yet that is why a philosopher is a lover and not a knower.

Maybe it is like viewing a raindrop as itself as well as part of the rainstorm as part of the clouds as part of the weather front as part of climate as part of ... and knowing that for a moment the raindrop is itself, as well as the whole in all its many forms as well as the cool drop hitting your tongue as well as the poem that forms in your mind.
    

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

I also believe a philosopher is a lover of wisdom , also a seeker. A seeker is a drive that keeps them looking,,,,, looking for truth, not just truth, but important truths of extreme reality.
As for poems, i believe they come from within.