"as remote from wisdom, from salvation"

According to Buddhist scriptures a wise person is endowed with good bodily conduct, good verbal conduct, and good mental conduct.(AN 3:2). A wise person may undertake unpleasant actions but they have good results. Wisdom is thus the ability to comprehend between right and wrong, and comprises of contemplation based on knowledge, nobility of thoughts and actions, intuitive understanding, discipline, and discretion.

Personfication of wisdom
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In the Christian Bible and Jewish scripture, wisdom is represented by the sense of justice of the lawful, and is a virtue as seen in the parable of the and wise king Solomon, In Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10, the fear of the Lord is called the beginning or foundation of wisdom. In Proverbs 1:20, there is also reference to wisdom personified in female form, "Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares." Continuing in Proverbs 8:22-31, this personified wisdom is described as being present with God before creation began and even taking part in creation itself, delighting especially in human beings.

According to Hindu philosophy one's actions or karma cause one to be reborn as a higher or lower being. A person with a multitude of good actions or karma, is likely to be reborn as a higher being, and can even escape from saṃsāra, the cycle of death and rebirth, through the attainment of the highest spiritual state. This state is called moksha (or mukti) in Hinduism.