Via The Huffington Post, the most recent article by Lama Surya Das,
Can you tell me What is Wisdom while standing on one leg? This was the challenge put to a rabbi of old.
King Solomon said that wisdom was the knowledge and judgment to know right from wrong. He received his vaunted wisdom from God in a dream; would that we too had such dreams!
"Blessed is the man who finds wisdom,
the man who gains understanding,
for he is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold."
-- Proverbs 3:13
The Talmud says that the wisest among men is he who learns from all. My father's view on the subject was that it would be wise if I did what he said and didn't say what he did. Wisdom is as wisdom does.