Who is Person of Wisdom - The Bhagavad Gita
॥ श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता ॥ ॥ ॐ श्री परमात्मने नमः ॥ ॥ अथ श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता ॥
Knowledge is the information of the facts or conditions. Intelligence is one’s mental capacity of acquiring knowledge and to apply knowledge & experiences in problem solving whereas wisdom is the insight and ability to discern what is true, right or lasting to make sensible decisions. Hence, wisdom is essential for material as well as spiritual success.
Shree Krishna in Bhagavad Gita has delineated the path of attaining wisdom and attributes of the wise person. (A separate article is published on the Path of wisdom i.e. Jnana Yoga or Samkhya Yoga) The Shree Krishna has explained the attributes of person of wisdom in chapters 5, 14 and 18 of Bhagavad Gita. The attributes of person of steady wisdom are steadiness of intelligence, unperturbed in misery & happiness, free from attachment, anger & fear and control over senses & can withdraw senses inward from objects of excitement.
Samkhya Yogi has controlled mind, speech and body through firmness of Sattvika type, regulated diet, detachment and dispassion and is free from lust, anger and greed. By tranquillity in mind and meditation, he attains oneness with Brahman (almighty) who is Truth, Consciousness and Bliss.
Jnani looks upon the world as a mere appearance but vijnani sees it as a divine play.
The main attributes of wise Person (Person of Spiritual Wisdom) are Sattvika diet, body, mind & intellect; detachment from objects of senses; steady mind; dedicated to selfless service; equanimity; practice meditation; devotion to almighty and establish oneness with Brahman which lead to liberation from re-birth.
The details of verses are as under (in bracket, chapter.verse) (the relevant Sanskrit verses of Bhagavad Gita are mentioned at the bottom):
Sattvika diet, body, mind & intellect:
Detachment from sense of objects:
Dedicated to Selfless Service:
Devotion to Almighty:
Establish Oneness with Brahman:
Liberation from Re-Birth: