13 January, 2011

Guruji's Knowledge Sheet: Intellect

Sri Sri: It is the intellect which harbors inhibitions, likes and dislikes, approvals and disapprovals and it is again the intellect which harbors wisdom, which brings forth the intuition.

Q: Is intuition beyond intellect?

Sri Sri: Yes, but it moves through intellect. It's the intellect that lodges wisdom.

Q: Are emotion and intellect contradictory?

Sri Sri: They can be contradictory.

Q: When there is a conflict, which is better?

Sri Sri: There is no better conflict, in conflict. The pure intellect rises beyond conflicts. The pure intellect is not caught up in the emotional turbulence of the mind. Otherwise the intellect often gets coloured by the emotion and becomes impure like muddy water. Then it is unable to reflect the Self. Whereas pure intellect, still and serene, reflects the Self.

Q: Is intellect affected by Karma?

Sri Sri: Karma does not afflict the pure intellect. Liberation is purifying the intellect. The Sanskrit word for intellect is Buddhi and one who is liberated is Buddha.

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When Guruji was 9, he went to his grand ma & came across the practice of untouchability. Swaminathan, a harijan servant was not allowed to eat inside. He questioned grand ma for which she said he is untouchable. Guruji promptly quoted gita “ISHVARO SARVABHUTANAM” & shared his food with him & visited his home.

|| Jai Guru Dev ||

SUTRA: "Do anything 100%, that will free you and would give you a sense of fulfillment." - Sri Sri...

Jai Gurudev!

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