His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wisdom

hhdlThere are three types of wisdom, or three stages in one’s understanding. First is the stage of hearing or learning, the initial stage when you read or hear about something.The second stage is when, after learning, you think about the issue or the topic constantly, and through constant familiarity and thinking, your understanding becomes clearer. Then at that time you begin to have certain feelings or experiences.This third stage is called “meditatively acquired wisdom.” This is when you not only intellectually understand the subject matter but also, through meditative experience, are able to feel it.~His Holiness The Dalai Lama