The definition seems to vary with different countries and beliefs.
asked 05 Dec '09, 04:16
To Quote the Toa Te Ching:
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answered 13 Sep '13, 02:05
I think a true Sage would be someone who would never describe themselves at that.
They are humble, would never dream of even offering their opinion unless a seeker asked them for it.
They would be someone who had learnt their craft by pure experience.
They would be someone whose experience and life proved the validity of their beliefs.
They may also be very unknown, overlooked by many and could be nearer to you than you might imagine.
answered 13 Sep '13, 06:29
A Sage could mean different things to different people. One example is: a Sage could be the wise old man in the village that everyone goes to for advice. So, one can refer to him as the Sage of the village, or the wise one.
A Sage could be a person full of wisdom, with different talents, and abilities. He may have the gift to heal; he may be able to provide treatment that no one else can give to you. He is highly respected for the work he does, and for some he is the answer to all problems. He could be considered to be the no all to the end all to the ones who seeks his help, and advice. His work to some is everything short a miracle.
In our modern day society, the Sage could be your Guidance Counselor at school, or someone you trust, respect, and you could go to for personal advice and guidance. This someone could help you to work towards your goals to succeed in life, or could help you to solve a difficult problem. Another example is: your next door neighbor could be the Sage, the wise person in your Community that everyone goes to for advice, and help.
answered 06 Dec '09, 23:14
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It is one thing to seek the advice of the sage because you don't know what to do, and you think the sage can help.
Otherwise you maybe seeking advise from the village idiot who is dressed as a sage.
answered 06 Dec '09, 23:56
a sage is some one that know himself and other, it is someone that is not divided in himself even if the world is divided in them self around him. as long as one is intoxicated he cannot drink water, and see is own reflection. then how could he truly know him self as the light that he is? the light came to the world and darkness did not comprehend it.
you are not in darkness any more walk while you have the light.
let there be light, be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.
if you need a visual help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W7w0GL4qgE&list=PLBiAKEGXaxpK0UYQQFGcjAh0g2jTwXXNY
make thine eye single. clean the inside of the cup, see your reflection on the water, get to know the light that you are until the 2 become one.
am I telling you the truth?
The key in this understanding, that their love can only be addressed to God not for the others, while for the others there is only caring.
Practically, their heart can vibrate only because of God, while for the other their vibration are less than generally human (less than loving). If their awareness are directed to the others they will feel closer to emptiness, but if their awareness are directed to God (however it is), suddenly they are absorbed into loving God.
What is a Sage and what does one do ? It's obedience with loving wholeheartedly that specifically for God.
answered 08 Dec '13, 04:21
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