"Wisdom is given to no man, until he asks for it" Manly Palmer Hall

When Keely's discovery has been made known to scientists, a new field of research will be opened up in the realm of Philosophy, where all eternal, physical, and metaphysical truths are correlated; for Philosophy has been well defined by Willcox as the science of that human thought which contains all human knowledges. He who possesses the structure of philosophic wisdom built up of all knowledges - grand and sublime - has a mental abode wherein to dwell which other men have not. Dr. Macvicar says:- "The nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action, the more magical must everything inevitably become, for that fountain-head is pure volition. And pure volition, as a cause, is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is merely meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliances - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination, and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call 'the natural' - that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating, the sphere into which the vis inertiae is alone admitted." In Keely's philosophy, as in Dr. Macvicar's "Sketch of a Philosophy," the economy of creation is not regarded as a theory of development all in one direction, which is the popular supposition, but as a cycle in which, after development and as its fruit, the last term gives again the first. Herein is found the link by which the law of continuity is maintained throughout, and the cycle of things is made to be complete: - the link which is missing in the popular science of the day, with this very serious consequence, that, to keep the break out of sight, the entire doctrine of spirit and the spiritual world is ignored or denied altogether." [The Fountain Head of Force]

the present, and the future, developing in geometric progression; as the past retires, the future advances. The rests in harmony correspond with silence in the Scriptures, both limiting and illimitable. But there is this essential difference: musical instruments can only be tuned to a certain pitch, whereas the Bible will never need fresh editions or corrections, but as it always has unfolded, it always will unfold, as it is necessary to meet our higher mental powers. I believe that, eventually, scientific minds will arrive at the conclusion that all the energies around us arise from the laws which regulate the life of matter, and cause the continual development of trinities from unities. Continuity everywhere adapts simple laws to wondrous workings. If we evade the belief in the development of trinities, this scheme falls to the ground. We can conceive no grander idea of the power, wisdom, and love of the Parent of the universe than that of His following out His own characteristics, knowing that at any moment, if His life-giving power were withdrawn, all would crumble into dust. Let us link with this thought these glorious promises— [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Scripture Compared with Scripture, page 47]

If, as I believe, the Natural Sciences throughout Creation develope by Trinities, how silently, yet how strikingly, may we trace the wonders of Redeeming Love. "Wisdom hath builded her house; she hath hewn out her seven pillars."— Prov. ix. I. We strikingly see in the development of harmonies the type of 2 Cor. iii. 18, as each key rises from darkness to light, or, descending, falls from light to darkness.
F. J. Hughes
February, 1885 [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Supplementary Remarks, page 54]

Quimby used the term wisdom to denote Truth, Christ Consciousness or what Cayce called Superconscious. Also see Clairvoyance our ability to know beyond the five physical senses.

I will try to give an illustration of my First Cause. Wisdom is outside of everything. Opinion is in wisdom, for wisdom fills all space. Therefore, it being all wise, everything comes within itself. Opinion being in belief cannot be wisdom, for it is liable to change. Now man is in one or the other of these two elements, wisdom or opinion. Principles are wisdom reduced to science or practice. Laws are not principles but are based on opinions that can change and they belong to man's reasoning. Principles do not reason at all but are like rays of light. All the principles of wisdom that are understood are like the points of a compass and these we call cardinal principles. Now man divides the globe into four quarters and the filling up of the points of compass is to fill up the space, so that man knows more than the four points; so with wisdom. The principles are so many that it is impossible to understand only as we grow wise.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, The First Cause]

"The difference between a truth based on an opinion and on wisdom is this. Wisdom backs itself up by science; opinion gives no proof but someone's opinion. Here is the difference. Man who is under the wisdom of opinion has no idea on what his opinion are based. All controversy springs from this error." [Quimby]

"Therefore to know God is to get wisdom, but to be separated from God is to be religious and believe that there is a fountain of water large enough to quench the thirst of everyone if they can find it. This is religion. But to the wise, it is to know this fountain is in yourself, a well of water springing up into everlasting wisdom. Then you will ask of this wisdom, and just as you understand, you will receive and your wisdom will teach you that you cannot ask of wisdom by your belief and have your prayers answered. God is like mathematics, for mathematics is wisdom put into practice or reduced to man's comprehension. To receive an intelligent answer in mathematics, you must ask in wisdom, not in opinion, and just according to your wisdom, the answer comes." [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby]

Wisdom has no laws, it is the true wisdom or light. The law of man is the invention of evil thoughts and wisdom is not in it, for as wisdom is in us the law is dead. So to be wise is to be dead to the law, for the law is man's belief and wisdom is of God which is science. Now if we could understand the true idea of causes and effects, we could learn where the cause of disease originates.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby]

Jesus had to establish a kingdom as the priests had done: theirs was based on opinions, his on science, so everything that they believed was only an opinion which his science could tear to pieces. So he begins by saying, ‘Seek first the kingdom of Heaven’; that is, seek wisdom or science, then all their craft could be explained. Then he says, ‘The kingdom of Heaven has come unto you and ye will not receive it’; that is, the science is here but you will not try to understand it. In the Old Testament, David called this science wisdom and exhorted his son to seek it first of all. Jesus called it the Kingdom of Heaven and calls on all men to seek it. If this Wisdom and the Kingdom of Heaven were not the same, then Jesus and David had different ideas of wisdom. Does the priest call on the people to get understanding? No. That is what they fear. The priests want them to have religion; that is, to believe in the creeds which cramp the intellect and bind burdens upon them so that they can lead them. They fear investigation, for it is death to their craft.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby; Is There Another World Beyond This?, page 344]

True Wisdom
from Complete Writings, Volume I

"Let me give you an idea of true wisdom and how it acts on man. True wisdom is like heat. Now you know that heat in the soil of the earth brings forth vegetation. Vegetation is like ideas. Wisdom warms the heart of the mind or matter. This puts vegetation or thought in action so the mind brings forth food or ideas; these being forced by the heat or activity of the soil, they grow like a tree, and the root or fibers take root in the soil or mind. As it grows, it derives its life from them and the mind being fed by the wisdom of the world, the tree takes up the particles it receives. The earth brings forth all creeping things, everything that has life as well as all diseases. They grow in the mind like a tree. For instance . . . (unfinished) [Quimby, August 1861 See As a Man Thinketh]

"A belief is one thing and wisdom is another." [Quimby]

"It is not an easy thing to steer the ship of wisdom between the shores of poverty and the rocks of selfishness. If he is all self, the sick lose that sympathy which they need at his hand. If he is all sympathy, he ruins his health and becomes a poor outcast on a charitable world. For the sick can't help him and the rich won't. Here you see the true character of Wisdom. It shrinks not from investigation, although it is unpopular and has the whole world to contend with." Quimby

"The cause of man's misery and trouble lies in our false reasoning. It always has and it always will be so till man is convinced that his happiness depends on Wisdom, and his misery on belief.

People never seem to have thought that they are responsible for their belief. To analyze their beliefs is to know themselves, which is the greatest study of man. All theories for the happiness of man contain more misery than happiness, either directly or indirectly. See Awareness

To destroy the beliefs of man is to leave him where God left him: to work out happiness by His own wisdom." [Quimby]

“Man puts wisdom in the matter and not in the principle. So when the matter is destroyed, the principle is dead. Man's wisdom is not of God. God's wisdom is not in matter but outside of it and through it, as the identity of water is distinct from a particular valley. It may be said that this is what all men believe, but actions show that our wisdom is placed in the natural man or matter by our very ignorance. Man has no idea of wisdom identified with anything but his own belief. But if God or Wisdom is the First Cause, everything that is seen is in a representation of Wisdom developed into form. Therefore all identities of man and beasts may exist with the Father, as all the appurtenances of war exist with the government.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby; Illustrations of Immortality, Page: 321]

Rudolf Steiner
"Now we can understand that the whole world can be united through wisdom. Consequently the substance of wisdom is a positive theosophy that must be expressed in the spiritual scientific worldview. This does not happen by telling people that we must unite! It is not enough to preach "community" to people; moralizing is useless. Just as we must fuel a stove when we want heat, so also humanity must be given wisdom that will unify it as a community. Talking to people on behalf of community is like telling the stove to give warmth. What brings us further is really teaching, concept for concept, picture for picture, conveying the wisdom of the world's evolution and the wisdom of the essence of the human being. Preaching compassion - even having compassion - means nothing without wisdom. How does it help someone who has fallen and broken a leg when fourteen people stand around overflowing with compassion and love, but not one of them can set the leg. None of them is of any use. But the one who can do this will help if that person is a spiritual being." [From The Christian Mystery, Rudolf Steiner March 25, 1907 (Berlin)]

How does this spiritual teaching relate to New Science? As John Keely alluded to, such clarification of the Heart energy is necessary to guide one on her/his path toward greater knowingness, and its application to good use. This should be the definition of Science: application of Universal wisdom to daily life’s challenges. An increasingly heightened awareness is necessary to deal with increasingly more powerful methods of applying remedies to earthly ills. For example, genetic engineering requires a raised consciousness and conscience about the ramifications and use of the technology. If the technology is developed, what assurance is there that it will be used in wisdom instead of with greed or other misplaced motives? Only the Good Heart can make such an assurance. [Jesus, Good Heart]

"Thus has it oft been said, the Fear of the Lord (Cosmic/Christ Consciousness) is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom, then, is Fear to misapply knowledge in thy dealings with thyself, thy fellow man. For as ye are honest, as ye are patient, as ye are sincere with thyself in thy meeting with thy God, thy Savior, thy Christ, in thy meditation, ye will be in thy dealings with thy fellow man." Cayce (281-28)

"There are no shortcuts to knowledge, to wisdom, to understanding - these must be lived, must be experienced by each and every Soul." Cayce (830-2)

"In wisdom thou wilt not find fault. In wisdom thou wilt not condemn any. In wisdom thou wilt not cherish grudges. In wisdom thou wilt love those, even those that despitefully use thee." Cayce (262-105)

"Many individuals have knowledge and little wisdom. Many have wisdom without knowledge." Cayce (1206-13)

"Wisdom then is the divine love made manifest in thy daily conversation, thy daily advocation, thy daily acts as one to another." [Cayce 262-104]

"How oft shall I forgive? Seven times? Yea, seventy times seven, that ye may know that which is builded in self. Through patience does the understanding come. Knowledge of itself is nothing. Remove self far from criticisms or fault-findings in others, and there comes then patience in word, deed and act. These are the BEGINNINGS, as it were, of wisdom." [Cayce 262-24]

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great Soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh." [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

"It is possible for any man or woman to enter into that ancient fellowship of those who seek to become the servants of the great preservers of the secret records of antiquity. Krishna taught Arjuna in the fourth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita that after the greatest - now forgotten - civilizations of long ago came and went, "the mighty spiritual art" was lost. Though it was lost, collectively speaking, it was never lost to all because these hierophants assiduously preserved it. It has been called the Wisdom - Religion. It is the divine wisdom maintained by those few who embody it, who are its self-conscious custodians, tribeless and raceless, genuinely free men proud to belong to the family of man. They differ from the exhaustless potentiality of the Divine Mind only as divine thought differs from divine ideation. It is the difference between a library and men who in using the library and in reflecting and ideating upon its books, magically bring them to life. . . The faculty of self-conscious awareness in the human being never seems to be exhausted, even by the whole catalogue of abuse of that power." [D. K. Mavalankar, "Order and Chaos"]

Manly Palmer Hall
"Honesty is the beginning of wisdom. Without honesty, no great spirituality can be accomplished." [Manly Palmer Hall]

"No one can walk the road of wisdom for anyone else. But those who have walked it a little way can become a great inspiration to those who are now seeking some kind of reasonable solution to their problems." [Manly Palmer Hall, The Power of Right Example 1969, p.14]

"Wisdom is given to no man until he asks for it." [Manly Palmer Hall]

Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"There is nothing that electromagnetism has brought into visible being which the human mind can deem to be lacking purpose or meaning.
Science ignores this most basic and vital level of creation. Without an answer to this question, as to why everything which has been brought into visible manifestation by the activity of the twin energies of electromagnetism is invariably purposeful, successful and rational - nothing of any value in the search for your origins will be discovered.
Until science can probe and discover the 'Reality' of the 'space' in which electrical particles of 'visible being' are supported, science will forever remain behind locked doors of materialism. It will be barred to eternal Truth and universal wisdom and imprisoned within the bondage of reason alone - reason which is solely the product of the finite activity of brain cells.

It is to the true nature of the SPACE I intend to introduce you - but before proceeding to this, I must first bring many highly pertinent questions to your attention." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 8]

T. S. Eliot
'The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.' [T. S. Eliot Born in St Louis 1888]

"Intellect is the knowledge obtained by experience of names and forms; wisdom is the knowledge which manifests only from the inner being; to acquire intellect one must delve into studies, but to obtain wisdom, nothing but the flow of Divine mercy is needed; it is as natural as the instinct of swimming to the fish, or of flying to the bird. Intellect is the sight which enables one to see through the external world, but the light of wisdom enables one to see through the external into the internal world.” [Hazrat Inayat Khan]

I had never known these profound distinctions between Intelligence and Wisdom - BBC TV
1. Intelligence leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.
2. Intelligence is power of will.
Wisdom is power OVER will.
3. Intelligence is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.
4. Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.
5. Intelligence is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.
6. Intelligence leads you.
Wisdom guides you.
7. An intelligent man thinks he knows everything.
A wise man knows that there is still something to learn.
8. An intelligent man always tries to prove his point.
A wise man knows there really is no point.
9. An intelligent man freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise man keeps his counsel until all options are considered.
10. An intelligent man understands what is being said.
A wise man understands what is left unsaid.
11. An intelligent man speaks when he has to say something.
A wise man speaks when he has something to say.
12. An intelligent man sees everything as relative.
A wise man sees everything as related.
13. An intelligent man tries to control the mass flow.
A wise man navigates the mass flow.
14. An intelligent man preaches.
A wise man reaches.
No doubt Intelligence is good, but Wisdom achieves better results.

Sri Shankaracharya Atma Bodha
1. Wisdom is that essential thing that helps liberation. Just as food cannot be cooked without fire, so without wisdom one cannot achieve perfect freedom.
2. Since ignorance and activity are not opposite to each other, ignorance cannot be destroyed by mere performance of (good) deeds, but ignorance is destroyed by wisdom, just as darkness is dispersed by light when the clouds are removed.
3. The True Reality, shrouded in ignorance, after the destruction of this shell begins to shine with its own light, like the rays of the sun when the clouds disappear.
4. Just as water is purified by adding a suitable substance, so delusion naturally disappears when, under the influence of wisdom, a life darkened by ignorance is enlightened.
5. This life is like a dream, filled with love and hate. While this dream lasts, it resembles reality; but whoever wakes up will know that this is just a dream.
6. Just as the shine of pearls is like silver, so this fleeting world is like reality; but that's how he is only until the Eternal is cognized - the only essence in all that has no similarity.
7. In the true conscious Reality, in the all-pervading (eternally) lasting, all-filling Atman, all manifested things are contained, just as gold contains all bracelets.
8. Like the ether, the Lord of the senses, emanating, dressed in various images, seems to be divided himself, since his clothes are divided; but he is known by the One in his purity when these shells are destroyed.
9. Differences in forms, genders, names and places of residence relate to the Atman in the same way as they say: the taste and color of this water is different from that while water in its purity is the same everywhere.
10. The body (sthula-sarira), which, due to the accumulation of actions, is formed from the fivefold mixed elements, is the place in which pleasure and suffering are experienced.
11. The body of thoughts (sukshma-sharira), being the bearer of the fivefold vital breath, feeling, soul and ten forces, composed of unmixed elements - this body is a tool for feeling joy and sorrow.
12. From the eternal inexplicable ignorance is born the celestial garment, the causal body (karana-sarira), but the Atman must be considered as something separate from these garments.
13. The Atman, enveloped in the fivefold veil (Maya), appears to participate in the nature of these garments, just as a crystal appears blue on a blue background.
14. Just as rice is cleared of chaff by winnowing, so the true inner Atman must be distinguished by the mind from the sheaths surrounding it.
15. Although the Atman is everywhere, it does not always manifest itself in its true light. Let it shine in your pure mind, like light reflected in a pure mirror.
16. Multiplicity and differences occur due to the body, feelings, soul, powers and nature. The Atman, which (in ourselves) is the spectator of this existence, will find the eternal lord of everything.
17. Due to the activity of forces, to those who do not know how to discriminate, the Atman appears to be active, just as the moon appears to move through the evening clouds, running past him.
18. When true self-knowledge comes, it is discovered that the body, powers, feelings and intellect move in their own objects, like people in sunlight.
19. Due to ignorance, the properties of the body, powers, actions and signs are attributed to the pure, untainted Atman, just as the colorless sky appears azure.
20. Thanks to information (the deception of “being”), the activity of the spiritual sheaths is attributed to the Atman; This is how the moon appears to move in the water when it is reflected in the rippling water surface.
21. The passions of desire, lust and suffering move in the (pure) soul, but in the very depths of our inner essence there is peace; these movements belong to the soul, and not to the Atman.
22. Just as the radiance of the sun, the coolness of water and the heat of fire constitute their nature, so being, consciousness, the feeling of blissful joy, the constant absence of spots - such is the nature of the Atman.
23. When being (truth) and consciousness belonging to the Atman are both united due to ignorance (the deception of the self) with the activity of the mind, the idea arises: “I know.”
24. There is no change in the Atman. There is no knowledge through the mind. Thanks to the appearance of life as a separate phenomenon, delusion arises, the idea of ??one “I” that acts and cognizes.
25. They take life activities in the Atman for the Atman itself; how a rope is mistaken for a snake; through this fear arises. With the knowledge that “I” is not a life activity, but the highest Atman, fear disappears
26. The Atman itself illuminates the mind and other forces, like a lamp - the vessel in which it is placed. The Atman cannot be illuminated by these sluggish forces.
27. In self-knowledge, knowledge of anything else does not matter, since knowledge of the Atman is an independent entity. Light does not need to be illuminated by another light; he shines from himself.
28. Seek the unity of the Atman in life with the supreme Self through the repetition of the great words: “This is not this! This is not that!”
29. Visible, i.e. the body and everything arising from ignorance (avidya) is as transitory as a soap bubble. Without paying any attention to appearances, we must find the undefiled: “I am eternal.” [Sri Shankaracharya Atma Bodha]

"All numbers are multiples of one, all sciences converge to a common point, all wisdom comes out of one centre, and the number of wisdom is one. The light of wisdom radiates into the world, and manifests itself in various ways according to the substance in which it manifests itself. Therefore man may manifest reason in a threefold manner: as instinct, as animal reason, and spiritual intelligence. The knowledge which our soul derives from the physical and animal elements is temporal ; that which it derives from the spirit is eternal.
God is the Father of wisdom, and all wisdom is derived from him. We may grow into knowledge, but we cannot grow knowledge ourselves, because in ourselves is nothing but what has been deposited there by God. Those who believe that they can learn anything without the assistance of God (love and wisdom) will fall into idolatry, superstition, and error. They may obtain great names in the world and be admired by the ignorant, but their intellect is repulsed from the light and will end in darkness. But those who love the luminous centre will be attracted to it, and their knowledge comes from God.
God is the Father of wisdom, and man is the son. If we wish for knowledge we must apply for it to the Father and not to the son. And if the son desires to teach wisdom, he must teach that wisdom which he derived from the Father. The knowledge which our clergymen possess is not obtained by them from the Father, but they learn it from each other.
They are not certain of the truth of what they teach, and therefore hey use argumentation, circumvention, and prevarication; they fall into error and vanity, and mistake their own opinions for the wisdom of God. Hypocrisy is not holiness, conceit is not power, slyness is not wisdom. The art of deceiving and disputing, sophisticating, perverting, and misrepresenting truths may be learned in schools ; but the power to recognize and to follow the truth cannot be conferred by academical degrees; it comes only from God.
He who desires to know the truth must be able to see it, and not be satisfied with descriptions of it received from others. The highest power of the intellect, if it is not illuminated by love, is only a high grade of animal intellect, and will perish in time; but the intellect animated by the love of the Supreme is the intellect of the angels, and will live in eternity." ??[Paracelsus, «De Fundamento Sapientiae."]

See Also

Christ Consciousness
scared science
Universal Wisdom

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