Information, knowledge and wisdom everyday terms, most common and often use interchangeably. Today, we are living in a world of information technology. Our friendly search engine on the web comes up with data for almost every query that we have as it has become a repository of information from countless websites, blogs covering all fields comprehensible to the human race.
The world is full of information that gets circulate without checking its authenticity and applying the brain.
Then what is knowledge, Knowledge is skill, understanding or structure information which a person gets by experience or learning.
Then question comes how is knowledge different from wisdom?
Wisdom is the practical application of knowledge at the right time for a good cause.
For explain, Knowing that investors in the share market make good returns through investment and trading is information. Knowledge is enrolling for a course to learn more about share market trading and investment.
But, wisdom is when you conquer your greed, fear and practically follow the trading system taught in your investment class to earn big returns.
Every scientific discovery or invention originates with a higher thought to aid you in your progress, success and save the most precious resource of mankind and time.
But later whether you use the invention and save time wisely for your all-round progress and liberation?
Now, there are innumerable and easily accessible sources of information surrounding you and many of you must be engage in learning something or the other all the time.
Certificates from courses pile up and many videos are still save in your watch-later list. Is this information and knowledge making you Wise or Otherwise?
As per Vishnu Puran, सा विद्या या विमुक्तये (knowledge is that which liberates us).
The knowledge which you learn in schools, colleges or courses, the information you consume through the internet or social media, does it have the power to liberate you from all your problems and worries?
If not, then you surely need to do something else to be wise.
As India is known to be a land of spiritually enlighten gurus having wisdom technology whereby Guru transfers wisdom to their students instantly through one meditation.
A timeless example of wisdom technology is the transfer of knowledge from 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita within a few minutes by Lord Krishna to Arjun in Kurukshetra amidst war.
Only information and knowledge do not help on their own.
The source of knowledge should be authentic and works best for you when it comes to you from your Guru.
The Wise uses the same resources for gaining or imparting wisdom and enlightening oneself and others.
All have access to the same resources and technology, yet we see only a few become legends, visionaries and multi-millionaires.
But Why, because they know exactly how to use resources and technology wisely to transform themselves for a larger-than-life-goal.
So let’s take an oath to use technology for transferring wisdom.
Let’s not become victims of the technology.
let’s spread the ‘Wisdom Technology’.
When all here is born to seek liberation, then why not largely use this genius mode for enlightening the self and others?
Rahul Ram Dwivedi (RRD) is a senior journalist in 2YoDoINDIA.
NOTE : Views expressed are personal.