Wisdom reflects peace and freedom from suffering. Meanwhile intelligence and accumulated worldly knowledge in a person doesn't necessarily guarantee that one will be peaceful or free from suffering.
One doesn't need to know 'the knowledge of how to build a house' to have peace and be free from suffering. Knowing 'the knowledge of how to build a house' doesn't guarantee that one will be peaceful and free from suffering. Though one can use 'the knowledge of how to build a house' to benefit oneself and others. Being a doctor with the knowledge of medicine and all kinds of illnesses, and using this knowledge to be doing something useful for one's and others' health condition also doesn't guarantee that one will be peaceful and free from suffering. Being a psychologist with the knowledge of psychology and all kinds of psychological illnesses, and using this knowledge to benefit oneself and others also doesn't guarantee that one will be peaceful and free from suffering.
Intelligence and accumulated worldly knowledge is neither good nor bad and it can be used for something good or bad under different 'intention', and it's uncorrelated with peace and wisdom.
Wisdom is one with peace. They manifest in oneness.
When there's peace, there's wisdom. When there's wisdom, there's peace. And vice versa.
Whenever one finds 'peace' in any particular quality of name and form, or experience, or action and inaction, or the result of action and inaction, or object, or space, or place, or condition, or situation, then very soon this 'peace' will change and disappear.
It's the same as compassion is uncorrelated with 'passionate love' towards the world and the worldly names and forms.
People talk about 'love the world' and 'love for peace in the world'. But without wisdom, this 'love' towards 'love the world' and 'love for peace in the world' is merely a form of passionate attachment and affection (derived from ignorance and egoism) towards worldly names and forms that are impermanent. Out of 'love' towards the world and desiring 'peace that we want' in the world, people 'desire' to make the world to be the way that how we would love it to be, and would 'destroy' any 'obstruction towards having the world to be the way that how we would love it to be' at any cost. The by-products of this kind of 'love' about 'love for the world' and 'love for peace in the world' is restlessness - a mixture of happiness/satisfaction/meaningfulness/peacefulness/victory/strong (when the world and the experience of the worldly names and forms are being the way that how one would love it to be) and unhappiness/dissatisfaction/meaninglessness/peacelessness/failure/vulnerability (when the world and the worldly names and forms are not being the way that how one would love it to be).
Out of 'love' towards what we believe as 'peacefulness', 'kindness', 'good' and 'right', we 'hate' what we believe as 'peacelessness', 'evilness', 'bad' and 'wrong'. 'Hating' what we believe as 'peacelessness', 'evilness', 'bad' and 'wrong' is nothing to do with compassion.
Compassion is not about 'accepting', 'allowing' and 'supporting' what we believe as 'peacelessness', 'evilness', 'bad' and 'wrong' either. But, it's freedom from 'the suffering' of 'hatred', 'anger', 'dissatisfaction', 'disappointment', 'craving', 'aversion', 'hurt', 'regret', 'guilt', 'violence', 'ill-will', 'ill-thinking', 'animosity', 'vulnerability', 'offensiveness', 'defensiveness', 'obsessiveness', 'possessiveness', 'fear' and 'worry', being undetermined or undisturbed by what the worldly passionate minds believe as 'peacelessness', 'evilness', 'bad' and 'wrong'.
The wise abandon 'love' towards the world of worldly names and forms that are impermanent, but resting in unconditional peace of wisdom and compassion.
Open-mind that exists along under the presence of compassion and wisdom is void of ignorance and the consequences of ignorance.
born out of compassion and wisdom reflects awareness towards ignorant
situation and knowing how not to get into unnecessary ignorant
situations and the consequence of that, being free from ignorant
thinking/action and the consequences of ignorant thinking/action.
are many passionate minds have misunderstanding towards what is
open-mindedness, where they would think and believe that open-mindedness
is about 'being optimistically trusting the universe will look after my
well-being where I should think and believe in everyone that I come in
contact with are all pure, good and kind people without any selfish
intention and desire, where I shouldn't have any doubtful/distrusting
thinking/feeling towards anyone in order to look after myself and my
well-being, by myself, because I think that it's 'bad', 'wrong', 'closed-mind', 'unfriendly',
'ill-thinking' and 'being selfish to look after myself by protecting myself from mistreatment/harm', and I don't
want to have 'ill-thinking' towards anyone or 'being selfish to look
after myself by protecting myself from mistreatment/harm'. I strongly believe that I myself, am a pure, positive,
generous, kind and loving being, that I only will be loved by everyone
and will be void of any mistreatment or harm, as I love the universe/God
and the universe/God loves me', and thus, ignorantly coming in contact
and dealing with ignorant beings with impure intention and desire, and
getting involve in ignorant situations/events that give rise to
mistreatment/harm to oneself. This is actually ignorantly 'encouraging'
mistreatment/harm or crimes to be happening.
the hand away from close contact with fire to avoid getting
injured/burnt is not 'bad', 'wrong', 'ill-thinking', or 'being selfish'.
By not keeping the hand away from close contact with fire, but
deliberately keeping the hand in close contact with fire, thinking that
it's 'bad', 'wrong', 'ill-thinking' or 'being selfish' to keep the hand away from fire, and I want to be
'open-mind' where I should believe in the universe or God will protect
me from any harm, is ignorance, or mere stupidity.
compassionate, friendly and open mind towards all beings doesn't mean
that one should be ignorantly and wittingly letting oneself to be taken
for granted/advantage by those with selfish intention/desire, or giving
the opportunity for others to misbehave and endangering oneself to be
mistreated/hurt by the ignorance of others.
Open mind towards
all without judgment is more about being opened towards everyone could
be kind or unkind, depending on the current state of their minds,
without judgment of 'This is a kind person' or 'This is an unkind
person'. One doesn't need to trust, or distrust, or mistrust anyone for
This is similar to where the teaching of
'surrendering' in Yoga is also being misunderstood by many passionate
minds in the same way. 'Surrendering' in Yoga is about surrendering the
ego and egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and
aversion, performing all our duties and actions without attachment,
renouncing the fruit of actions, being dispassionate and desireless. It
doesn't mean that one doesn't need to be responsible for one's actions
and the consequences of actions, or doesn't need to be responsible to be
looking after the well-being of oneself and those under one's care.
Such like, driving on the road. One needs to be attentive and stay alert
while driving, and be responsible to follow the traffic rules, and
watching out for 'reckless drivers' or 'other road users'.
'Surrendering' doesn't mean "Ah, I surrender to God completely.
Everything is God's will. Whatever will be, will be. I must not have
'ill-thinking' towards anyone that some of the drivers might be driving
recklessly. I shouldn't have 'negative thinking' about there could be
'unexpected objects/animals' might be on the road that I need to watch
out for. I don't need to drive carefully with attentiveness or stop at
any traffic lights and junctions, and without watching out for the other
road users or any unexpected objects/animals on the road, and I will
arrive safely at my destination without any problem." That is ignorance,
or mere stupidity.