unspoken wrote:Is it true that if you interpret and learn a lot of suttas and slowly you will gain wisdom? Or solve most of the thing with text? Because I have a friend says that true wisdom is observing the world but not text. Text could die while world won't. But I found he's not so true at all as I see most of the members in Dhamma Wheel know a lot of suttas and almost every post use suttas to solve problems. So basically using text as answers or suggest any books will be wise?
Well... yes and no. The text is good for pointing you (or other people) in the right direction, but ultimately, your own understanding of these text will have to be based on your own real-world experiences.
The more you're pointed in a direction by a text, the more your experience will deepen in that direction... and then the more your experience deepens, the more your own understanding of that text will deepen, and that will deepen your experience some more, and so on.
Also, I think the text is very helpful in that it gives you a common ground to discuss your own experiences with other people. If there were no text, then you will have to invent new words, system, etc., and then convince other people the merit of your own system. That will make it more difficult for you to share your experiences, or teach other people about your experiences.
So... I think it's a good thing that there are suttas already written down.
They make it easier.