Practising “wrong” paths is better than no practice at all and just reading and thinking. Practice makes wisdom. Reading and thinking make knowledge. Wisdom is immortal. Knowledge will perish if it is not made wisdom through practice.
I really would love too give proper attribution to the author of this quote, it really helped me understand the unity of truth, and another famous parable, that of;
The Parable of the Weeds | Mat -13
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’