Direct knowledge is grounded in one’s own experience.
“The only way to know something absolutely is to experience it for yourself; anything less is theory, speculation, and belief.” ~Osho
The words of the wise should be heeded and taken into account, not with passive acceptance but, in constant questioning and personal testing. Identify those truths which you demonstrate to yourself and when practiced and undertaken, conduce to well-being and happiness. Incorporate these virtues in your daily life – live accordingly.
“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” ~Dalai Lama