To Put Intelligence in its Place
Intellect flourishes when directed towards loving service.
Intelligence should not be defined by someone’s capacity to remember things. There are different types of intelligence (buddhi) that present differently as it interfaces with the external world. Yet, accessible to all, is the vyavasāyātmikā buddhi or action directed at service to God as described throughout Bhagavad-gītā. It has no pre-condition other than some sincere attraction and desire to offer loving service. And this is considered the highest expression of intellect.
We may consider ourselves highly qualified in some area, or may have even achieved some degree of social recognition for our outstanding characteristics. We should not be averse to success, but at least intellectually awake enough to understand that such accomplishments are useless, in the ultimate sense, if we can’t bow down to a humble person doing what seems externally as menial work.
We should always strive with our intellect to find a way to look up to everyone.
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No part of this text was generated with artificial intelligence; just “flawsome” human thoughts here … with, of course, homage to The Algorithm that abides over us all.
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