We hear people saying you don’t need to listen to the teachings. But what if you are not intelligent at all. Can you find the truth without the teachings? I don’t think so.
Who are the “not intelligent at all?” While the teachings have made me more aware to an extent, truth is ambiguous when navigating the sensory, technological, economic, and relational aspects of humanity.
The unintelligent ones but I didn’t say that , I said IF you are not intelligent at all then what?..
Is intelligence an absolute, wavering, conditional, or something that can be learned? What determines “if you are not intelligent at all?”
K spoke of the “awakening of intelligence”. I take that to mean that, despite how much more intellectual one may be than others, no human brain is intelligent in and of itself, but can only awaken to the existence of Intelligence (which is beyond the brain) and commune with it.
K also speaks how when confronting an immediate crisis or physical threat, humans respond appropriately. Is this “awakened intelligence?”
The organism learns from experience how to manage itself, preserve itself. It’s muscle memory, physical intelligence. The intelligence K refers to is not mine or yours, but the intelligence of Mind, which is beyond the brain.
(ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəns)
1. capacity for learning, reasoning, and understanding; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
2. mental alertness or quickness of understanding.
3. manifestation of a high mental capacity.
4. the faculty or act of understanding.
5. information received or imparted; news.
In the same way that a mentally ill finds out that he is ill and sees a doctor. But the topic is not about intelligence but people who think that they are above the teachings and advocate self reliance.
Not being dependant on words/theories/concepts, not being fooled by authority and dogma - ie. being aware of our relationship to the teachings, is part of the teachings - isn’t it? (btw )
Alone-ness too methinks. We are ultimately alone when considering our personal experience/existence.