The Function of the Intellect

September 18th ~ I do not know if you have considered the nature of the intellect.  The intellect and its activities are all right at a certain level, are they not?  But when the intellect interferes with that pure feeling, then mediocrity sets in.  To know the function of the intellect, and to be aware of that pure feeling, without letting the two mingle and destroy each other, requires a very clear, sharp awareness…

So the function of the intellect is always, is it not, to inquire, to analyze, to search out; but because we want to be secure inwardly, psychologically, because we are afraid, anxious about life, we come to some form of conclusion to which we are committed.  From one commitment we proceed to another, and I say that such a mind, such an intellect, being slave to a conclusion, has ceased to think, to inquire.

October 20th, 2019 ~  The key point for me here is “to know the function of the intellect, and to be aware of that pure feeling, without letting the two mingle and destroy each other.”  More specifically not allowing the two to mingle.  To be aware of the two, but keep them separate.  Definitely something to think about.  I thought K said in another posting that true intelligence was seeing where thought and emotion were together on the same page.  

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As in most posts on Zentrepreneurial.com, italicization of words refers to the words of either Jiddu Krishnamurti or Albert Low.  The website writer’s words are in regular text.

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