What is wisdom? Who is wise? Can wisdom be developed? These are the questions Horner sets out to answer, from a Buddhist perspective. The author sets forth 12 pillars of wisdom that are easily accessed and applied, not only to Buddhism but life in general. Spoiler alert; with proper intent and focused attention, wisdom can be developed.
Horner takes us on a deep divide into each of the 12 elements that make up the building blocks of wisdom; communication, perspective, values, humility, learning, life events, impermanence, compassion, bias, patience and concentration, Theory of Mind and emotional stability.
About the Author:
Edward G. Horner has been a practising Buddhist, in the Theravada tradition, since 2003 and enjoys talking and writing about his experiences and ideas. He is the author of Pain and Suffering in Buddhism as well as Death and Dying in Buddhism. He has been hiking, skiing and paddling throughout Ontario and Alberta for over 50 years. He's an avid photographer, cyclist and keen outdoor enthusiast. He founded Friends of Dieppe Park and is a past member of the Harbourfront Parks and Open Space Project, in Toronto.