There are several things - data, information, knowledge, wisdom, Gyaan,
Pragyaa, and entertainment too. The borders of these classifications are
at times blurred - the world in truth never fits into exact classification
acrobatics of the fragmented mind. So beware when you use these definitions,
even though such classifications could be helpful to understand the terms.
way to define them - two examples --
Example - 1
Information is that sweets is available at a Sweets Shop
Knowledge is when you buy it from there, and
Wisdom is whether you should buy it from that shop or not.
Example - 2
Information is that there are dense clouds with 80% chance of precipitation on 10th August
Knowledge is that August is a month of rainy season - so there is a high
chance of rain (refinement of information and over-arching top level
Wisdom is I should take an umbrella if I go out
Non-processed data or just collected facts randomly or in an organized way
Information = Processed data (data processed, some patterns are
identified, some derivations and conclusions are drawn)
Knowledge = Circumference awareness (the outline) generated or availed based on information.
Wisdom/Consciousness/Gyaan/ Pragyaa = Different levels with minute differences.
But the common theme is that Knowledge moves from circumstance to the center becoming
awareness; becoming part of yourself; the core.
is rules of righteousness
Knowledge is self awareness
Wisdom is universal awareness
Information is everywhere
Knowledge is what information is accurate and base your decisions on it and proceed
Wisdom is ignoring the inaccurate and hitting the Bull's Eye.
and knowledge are very contextual. In the universe knowledge is
abundant, knowledge. People collect it everyday in their mind, some get
lost in information so much that they lose track of wisdom. Some
arduously try to be wise but lack the effort to gather knowledge. While
some possess both the knowledge and the information, but cannot relate
and make good use of it.
Our mythology has lots of
interesting facts scattered about which have to be consolidated for better understanding.
Some related information has been condensed here on these pages.
MS PowerPoint Presentations - There are lots of
PowerPoint Presentations here
Japan-Tsunami - About
Kaal or Samaya - What is happening
today and why?
Sankraanti - What is it
Better Living - Some rules for
Boons - About Var
(boons) given to various Daitya, kings and Rishi
Curses - About curses to various
kings, Rishi and even gods, parents to their children
Vaastu Among Gods
Mahaabhaarat - Information about MBH
Raamaayan - Information about Raamaayan
Quizzes - Here are some quizzes on
Religious - Some information
about Hindu religion
Religious Activities - These
pages are about Hindu religious activities
Sites and Videos
Videos - Here are the links for some religious
TV serials on various religious subjects
Sites - Here are some sites for
Mantra and Stotra etc.
Tidbits - There are lots of interesting facts condensed from our scriptures