Zen Master Rama, Dr. Frederick Lenz:
“Wisdom isn’t to know these words. Wisdom isn’t to have ideas or philosophies. Those are just thoughts. Wisdom is to be that perfect
consciousness. Wisdom, in the world of enlightenment, is not gained through conversation. Wisdom and enlightenment is something that you gain by making the mind still. All of the systems that present different worlds, planes of being and energy centers ultimately fail if you try to make them all-inclusive. They are symbolic representations of something that lies beyond the world of thought and analysis.
The way we gain wisdom in meditation is not by explanation. If you go into the planes of light, you will come out of the meditation knowing things…things that are inexpressible. When you meditate and still your mind, you will gain the wisdom of knowing things in this world, in other worlds and beyond worlds – it just comes to you. Higher meditation is not taught through techniques or words. The real meditation experience is taught inwardly. You shift a person through different dimensional planes.
In order to pass into other dimensions you need to really understand what is out there. A teacher of mysticism is able to explain how to deal with these other worlds and universes. The way you learn is by sitting with the Master, as he moves into those states of attention, you feel that and follow him. He generates tremendous energy when he’s doing anything. You are taught inwardly. A teacher of knowledge and power gives you experiences in other dimensions. They show you that the universe is much bigger and more fascinating than you had ever imagined. They give you direct and immediate experiences in other realities.
What creates happiness, peace and balance is by not becoming simply powerful, but knowledgeable. Will is guided by wisdom. Wisdom comes from introspection, looking inside yourself, probing, studying the wisdom of the teachers, the masters and bringing that into your mind. If you are truly wise, you love life very deeply. You love the things in your life, transient though they may be. You don’t live forever, at least in this life. Life draws us in different directions, sometimes simultaneously. When you follow the direction that life draws you in, if you stay in a very powerful state of mind, then you’ll see eternity.
Keep the deepest feelings of your heart to yourself. They tend to stay more pure if you do. There is a wisdom to that. Ever make a move until you find yourself making it, because it might be too soon. It’s always better to wait. Whenever you’re not sure, wait, and in time you’ll find yourself doing it. To act before then would be a mistake. If you wait till you’re very sure, then you’ll find yourself doing it,
and when you do there’ll be an ease. If you act impetuously, it will be uncertain, and you’ll know it. It just won’t feel right. It is better to wait. It’s always better to be conservative in action. One must always consider the dangers in the world.
When the answer doesn’t come, it’s not supposed to come yet. Don’t make eternity try and conform to what you want. That’s desire. Desire leads to frustration. Real wisdom does not occur here in this physical universe. Real wisdom is something that you have to move into the planes of the highest light to experience. To be wise doesn’t always mean to have a wrinkled face and sparkly eyes. To be wise means to be still inside. Some people get tired of continual perception of the finite universe. They feel the perception of the universe over and over in variant forms is kind of an unhappy condition, because it doesn’t last. Wisdom is to see the difference between nirvana and this world, this self-reflection that the mind creates.
The world is a grain of sand on the beach of Eternity. Eternity is a grain of sand on the beach of Infinity. The ocean of Nirvana connects
both Eternity and Infinity without connecting them. Know this and you will be free. All answers are only found in the super-conscious. It takes us to a point where we don’t ask questions anymore because that part of us which would ask goes away. Wisdom is seeing that there are templates in the universe that you can follow. They will show you what to do and what not to do. In order to see them you have to make your mind very quiet, very still. There is a wonderful continuity of being, the continuous awareness of self, a sense of yourself continuing in time and space.
It is only when you realize that you are mortal and yet immortal simultaneously that you begin to realize that the beautiful
incongruities of existence aren’t incongruous at all, but rather perfect. The universe is perfection. But there are different views that universe provides for itself to view itself. Beyond all views there is nirvana. Wisdom is the ability to do two things at once, to be in the world and enjoy it and at the same time, to be in the realms of light, to be in samadhi. Children are wise in a funny kind of way. They haven’t developed so many vested interests of self. There is a wisdom, a lack of self-consciousness, that is innocence.
True wisdom is to see and understand your relationship with the universe. When you gain that relational knowledge, then you are wise. There is wisdom in not letting anyone really know who you are or what you are like. If you define yourself, people hold you in their mind a certain way making it difficult to change. A person of knowledge and power never goes out looking for battles. All
their battles are within. This world only brings things apart that come together, and brings things together that weren’t together. Tragedy brings us closer to ourselves – it’s the only thing that does. Honestly admitting what you lost and not trying to rationalize it or
push it off is an important step in self-assessment and mindfulness.
If you are truly wise, then you reflect the universe and you are relational in your approach to things. You are a mirror of infinity.
That is wisdom. The ultimate intelligence of all things is your essence. Your mind is the universe. Your body is all things. Knowledge is the ability to love, the ability to feel, the ability to probe the depths and the heights of life. It is the experience of the experiencer, and at the same time, it is beyond that. The only loser who walks away from a wise man is the one who walks away. Suffering follows the lack of wisdom. The universe is complicated and we’re not going to get it all in one night or one incarnation or one infinity.”