Wisdom cannot be compartmentalized.
Most of the books about Buddhism that I have read over a long duration fall into three distinct categories. The first is the complex scholarly thesis that delves into the esoteric origins and workings of the Buddhist philosophies. Many terms in foreign languages are used and practical application is generally overlooked. The other category is the simplistic, one saying on a badly illustrated page, containing an almost cliché’ adage. Very few of the sayings can be applied or utilized in today’s societies. The third category are the texts known as Sutras which were written by the followers of Siddhartha as he became known as the Buddha, the enlightened one. The sutras were collections of the Buddha’s lectures and dialogues and are chanted by Buddhists worldwide because they embody wisdom.