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“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
Welcome to the ‘World of Wisdom’.
For centuries now, the mind of humanity has been mired in self-centred ignorance which has produced a mentality obsessed with money and other short-sighted materialistic goals. This mentality has led to many problems in the world where each person economically competes against ‘his neighbour’ – instead of cooperating and working together towards their common good.
Humanity needs to become wiser!
Each of us has within us, the capacity to be a better person – to do what we know to be just and right. We just need the courage to see beyond our personal selfishness.
To transform the state of the world into a positive global vision which gives each person real hope for the future, will require true courage from each one of us. Only in working together do we have the potential to truly change the state of the world and protect the future wellbeing of this planet.
Let’s get to work!
The foundation of this site is starting to take shape.
One of the key challenges of this section is to provide excellent content while at the same time keeping it organised, easy to find, and useful to people at their relevant stage of learning.
For now, we will simply be providing some important base content as a starting point. This will however continue to evolve and ultimately mature into a fully functional international portal for human wisdom, learning and understanding.
- More indepth content and ‘Teachers’ – Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Amma – the Hugging Saint, Kahlil Gibran, Robert Fisk, etc. Our objective here is to gather wisdom from all relevant sources and organise it into a set of useful tools for learning.
- A new ‘Themes’ section. Themes will focus in on specific subjects – Consciousness, Mind, Society, etc. They will be designed to act as a resource about specific subjects and incorporate videos, discussions, polls, etc.
- A new ‘Path to Wisdom’ section. Once a good range of core material has been organised with appropriate themes, a new section will be developed to allow you to take a ‘path to wisdom’ relative to your level of understanding.
- The ’5min Wisdom Newsletter’ Email is also currently a ‘work-in-progress’. This will be to help spread the word about the need for greater unity and wisdom in the world.
There are some other great ideas in the pipeline as well and the site design will evolve with those changes over time. If you’d like to stay informed of our progress, just sign up to our newsletter.
- Gregg Braden
- Mantak Chia
- Deepak Chopra
- James Christopher
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Da Free John
- Martin Luther King, Jr
- J.K. Krishnamurti
- Bruce Lee
- Michael Sandel
- Eckhart Tolle
You will see that a lot of the material in this section of the website has references to Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
Is used to describe content that is fairly straightforward to understand or appreciate, even if you are new to the field of wisdom.
Is used to describe content that tends to require a deeper understanding to be more fully understood or appreciated.
Is used to describe content that requires you to keep an ‘open mind’, and/or have a much deeper understanding of life, and/or an ability to appreciate life from multiple perspectives without personal ego or prejudice.
Following are a list of people that have in their own way, tried to positively contribute to the world of humanity and its future. Each person encourages us to discover more about ourselves and the world in which we live – so that together, we can make it better! This list will continue to grow and diversify into all fields of wisdom and human potential. If you have a recommendation, please feel free to contact us.
Utilising his professional scientific background and skills, he blends ancient wisdom and teachings with modern scientific insights and discoveries.
Themes: Consciousness | Oneness | Quantum Physics
An expert in Taoist Health practices, he has written a great number of books to help people maintain excellent health and strengthen their internal energy (chi). He is still an active writer, speaker and runs courses and workshops.
Themes: Body & Mind | Health | Happiness | Taoism
“There are so many wizards of the computer, stock market, test tube, and spectator sport,
but so few of the art of life.”
An expert in Ayurvedic Medicine and professionally trained as a medical physician, he has written a great number of books to help people develop greater health and happiness in their lives. He is still an active writer, teacher, and international speaker.
Themes: Body & Mind | Consciousness | Health | Happiness | Society
“To think is to practice brain chemistry.”
The focus of his life is centred on unifying humanity to finally bring peace to the world. This final step towards the global unification of humanity is necessary to its future – but it must be based on wisdom – and not the self-centred ignorance of its past.
Themes: World Peace | Unity and Cooperation | Mind | Society
“A society can only be as great as its people.”
A human being of great integrity, he actively demonstrated wisdom in his everyday life. He gained international recognition and respect for adopting a non-violent approach to injustice and oppression.
Themes: Freedom | Justice | Society
“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”
Da Free John
A self-styled guru, he was very active in the New Age Movement and Personal Development field during the 1970′s and 80′s. He authored a great range of books about the human condition.
Themes: Universal Consciousness | Oneness | Ego | Society
“Ego: The ego does not exist. It is a model of interpretation. It is a way of making sense out of nonsense”
Martin Luther King, Jr
Challenging the ‘status quo’ of societal thinking is never an easy path – even when you’re right! And losing your life to that cause because others don’t want to hear the truth is an even greater sacrifice.
Themes: Civil Rights | Justice | Society
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
He spoke throughout his life in many parts of the world to large audiences as well as with numerous individuals. Asked to describe what lay at the heart of his teaching, he said…
Themes: Awareness | Understanding the Mind | Observation | Society
“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem”
A Martial Arts legend. Bruce had a dynamic personality and a deeper awareness of life than most people realise. He utilised philosophical wisdom to perfect his own Martial Arts style and unleash his human potential.
Themes: Martial Arts | Physical Discipline | Health
“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.”
He majored in philosophy and like other ‘gurus’ in the New Age Movement, he gave some very insightful and educational talks about the state of the human mind and how it reflects the condition of society.
Themes: Happiness | Awareness | Being Yourself
Sandel has taught the famous “Justice” course at Harvard for two decades. An abridged form of this recording is now a 12-episode TV series, Justice: What’s the right thing to do?
Themes: What’s the right thing to do? | Ethics | Moral Issues | Society
Someone that is very focused on helping to teach people how to fully recognise and appreciate the present moment – Now. He has written a number of books and is still a very active teacher and public speaker.
Themes: Being Here, Now | Enlightenment | Society
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level”
The following subjects are arranged by appropriate subject matter and category. They link to a great range of video’s (which also include commentaries, polls, feedback comments and related links) and content designed to help clarify, educate and assist in answering some of the most important questions about life and the state of humanity today.
‘Society’ is intentionally positioned here between Wisdom and Ignorance. The challenge is to help move society as a whole, towards greater wisdom and understanding. There are a mix of videos and articles reflecting that challenge. Some reflect wisdom – some ignorance. Every person by their thoughts, words and actions exists somewhere on the spectrum between wisdom and ignorance.
Ignorance in the World:
The following newspaper articles and media content have been included here to provide clear ‘evidence’ of the ignorance and problems in society, and why wisdom is so important to addressing these issues. Ignorance – as in war, violence, greed, corruption, hate groups, racism, environmental destruction, etc…are all actions that result from the state of our hearts and minds. We create the world in ‘our image’.