H. S. Lewis - Wisdom of the Sages - Source of the great Light

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SHALL we say that unto some men by selection has come all the Light, all the Wisdom, of the ages and that a few men are possessors of knowledge not common to all nor even comprehensible by all?

Not without modification can such a statement be made.

By whom selected? would be the logical question,--and why?

Comprehensible knowledge! Comprehension presupposes a basis of understanding and then a complete conscious realization. But, the basis of understanding is dependent upon relativity, and this upon the presentment of facts.

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We are told, academically, that knowledge is "the state of being or having become aware of fact or truth; intellectual recognition of or acquaintance with fact or truth; the condition of knowing."

The emphasis and reiteration is upon fact and truth. It is the possession of these--essentially one--that constitutes knowledge.

Education, we are told, is: "the imparting or acquisition of knowledge."

Summarizing, we find that our education should consist of the presentment of knowledge, that we may acquire knowledge consisting of fact and truth.

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