Knowledge is easy and cheap. One can accumulate as much as one wants, one can it from others. But wisdom is costly, very precious. One has to pay for it with great effort, awareness, meditativeness. Nobody can give it to you and nobody can take it away from you, It is absolutely your individual effort that will release your wisdom.
It is there like a seed, but only a seed. It has to be planted, nourished, nurtured, watered, taken care of – and that’s what meditation is all about. Slowly it starts growing. Then you become a rose bush and many flowers come. The moment those flowers open up and your fragrance is released to the winds, there is great joy – not only in you; the whole existence rejoices with you.
Whenever one person becomes enlightened, the whole of existence takes a step ahead.