Are spiritual development and the gaining of wisdom the same thing?

In answer to Quora question: "Are spiritual development and the gaining of wisdom the same thing?"

Thanks for the A2A Joel.

Consider this graphic:

Discernment - from Essential Mysticism

Notice that the various input streams do include what can be considered spiritual elements, but the streams are not exclusively spiritual. They include information from other dimensions of being. So in order for wisdom to be applied - to be pragmatic, skillful and discerning - it must be integrated and balanced with other avenues of insight and other metrics of evaluation. In my opinion, this principle and practice should be part of any holistic spiritual training and development, but that is not always the case.

Along these lines, I would encourage you to read this essay: A Mystic's Call to Action. I would enjoy hearing what you think about it.

My 2 cents.


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