Intelligence & Intellect
Nov 26, 1998 02:22 AM
by M K Ramadoss
Here is a quote I saw in another maillist.
Krishnamurti: Training the intellect does not result in intelligence.
intelligence comes into being when one acts in perfect harmony,
both intellectually and emotionally. There is a vast difference
between intellect and intelligence. Intellect is merely thought
functioning independently of emotion. When intellect,
irrespective of emotion, is trained in a particular direction, one
may have great intellect, but one does not have intelligence,
because in intelligence there is the inherent capacity to feel
as well as to reason; in intelligence both capacities are equally
present, intensely and harmoniously.
...If you bring your emotions into business, you say, business
cannot be well-managed or be honest. So you divide your mind
into compartments: in one compartment you keep your religious
interest, in another your emotions, in a third your business
interest which has nothing to do with your intellectual and
emotional life. Your business mind treats life merely as a means
of getting money in order to live. So this chaotic existence, this
division of life continues. If you really used your intelligence in
business, that is, if your emotions and your thoughts were acting
harmoniously, your business might fail. It probably would. And
you will probably let it fail when your eally feel the absurdity, the
cruelty, and the exploitation that is involoved in this way of living.
Until you really approach life with your intelligence, instead of
merely with your intellect, no system in the world will save man
from the ceaseless toil for bread.
(source: The Book of Life, which cites the collected works of K,
vol. I, pp.115-16)
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