“Holy One,” a disciple is said to have asked a master within the context of a traditional “school” of learning. “What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?”
The Holy One answered: “When you have knowledge, you use a torch to show the way. When you are wise, you become the torch.”
If the word “wisdom” is like a spark to your soul, a glimpse of light flickering on an unreached shore, a flash above the horizon that at least compels you to move in the direction of its promised heat and light, then you may be in the early stages of desiring, along with saints and awakened ones through the ages, the privilege and the sacrifice of Becoming Flame.
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