Spiny O'Norman wrote:
thereductor wrote:If you want to go further then we might say that previous insight makes you wiser, and as a wiser person you are more skilled in analyzing your experience and are thus more likely to have future insights.
That makes sense. I also have a sense of insight being primarily passive ( seeing things clearly ) whereas wisdom can be both passive and active ( ie wisdom leading to skillful action ). I am less clear about the technical distinctions that may exist.
Don't worry too much about it Spiny. The important thing is to engage in practice. And while you are practicing, complement it with some study as they will both support each other.
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