Wisdom knows nothing of “more,” it is utter contentment. And when the “more” is there surrounding you, you are in a constant tension, a chronic tension because nothing seems to be enough. You live in despair and anguish.
Knowledge gratifies the ego. In wisdom, ego simply disappears, it is not found at all. Knowledge knows of distinctions, knowledge depends on distinctions: this and that, here and there, now and then, good and bad, beautiful and ugly, Devil and God. Knowledge is dualistic – I and thou – that’s its form. It divides reality. Knowledge is schizophrenic, wisdom unites.
Wisdom means unio mystica. Then there is no God and no Devil, only one is. What name you want to give to that one is just an arbitrary choice. You can call it God, but remember it is not God as opposed to the Devil. The God of wisdom is not opposed to the Devil; it contains the Devil in himself. You can call it Tao, you can call it dharma, you can call it Logos, or whatever you will. But remember one thing, it contains the opposite. That is the essential thing to be remembered. When a wise man asserts the word God, the Devil is contained in it.
Do you know the origin of the word devil? It comes from a Sanskrit root dev, the same root from where the Sanskrit word devata comes; they both come from the same root. Devata means God, devil means Satan, but they originate in the same root, dev. It is from dev that the English word devil comes, and also the English word divine. The divine and the devil are not two things.
Existence is one, utterly one, it is an organic unity. So when the wise man uses the word God it contains the Devil. When the wise man uses the word light, it contains all that is dark in it. It is comprehensive, it is inclusive, it does not exclude anything.
But when the man of knowledge uses the same words, his connotation is different. When he uses the word God, it is against the Devil. When he uses the word I, it is against thou. When he uses the word life, it is against death.
Wisdom knows no distinctions. All distinctions have to be dropped; only then one becomes wise. The distinctions that morality creates, the distinctions upon which our mundane life exists, is built upon, all those distinctions have to be dropped. The distinction between man and woman is superficial, just on the surface. The distinction between matter and mind is also superficial, just on the surface. Matter is mind asleep, mind is matter become awake. The distinction between the body and the soul is superficial. The body is only the visible part of the soul, and the soul is the invisible part of the body; they are not two. Wisdom knows nothing of the two.