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We have repeatedly emphasized that the intellect is not by nature a negative faculty! It is neither bad nor, is its cultivation or training sinful. On the contrary, the intellect is the highest of all that belongs to the earthly. Its fine ethereal dimension enables it receive spiritual urges for earthly application and manifestation while its gross material (earthly) dimension allows it to gather earthly experiences and transmit them to the spirit and the Universe for real experiencing and growth. The intellect is therefore the Facilitator of life on earth; no other faculty is endowed with such capacity.
However, the intellect could be likened to fire! If tended and stoked with care, fire is a good servant, helper and companion; but if not applied properly or allowed out control it becomes a hazard and raging disaster.
The natural and proper hand to tend and stoke the intellect is the spirit; but, if unwittingly left on its own and the wind, as human beings have done over the ages, the result is bound to be chaotic.
Today, we are going to trace the origin and development of the chaos while in the next post, we shall look at modern day examples of the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of the intellect:
Like most fire disasters, the causes are usually small and seemingly harmless; a spark or smouldering hearth followed by a flicker and flames. So is it with the intellect!
When the human spirits first arrived on earth, they were saddled with bodies that were in their primal stage of development and with a consciousness not much different from today’s infants. One could say, with some measure of justification, that human beings on earth were glorified noble animals.
Gradually, they learnt how to walk erect, talk, shield themselves from the elements, collect and store food and so on! As the body evolved, the ego consciousness improved.
With time, they became conscious of the enormous potentials and capacity of the intellect; they realized that they were equipped with an intellect with which to think their way through life on earth and followed up by devoting more and more time to cultivating and sharpening the faculty. Generations later, the intellect became their standard bearer and alter ego!
The immediate fallout from this was that they stifled their intuitive capacity and gradually estranged themselves from the spirit and spiritual life.
On the other hand, the intellect grew in leaps and bounds and being a product of the earthly brain, it limited human perception to earthly time and space. Their attention and passions were primarily earthly and earth bound. They craved to taste of ‘the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ and as they tasted, they ‘realized’ they were naked; in short, they became vain and self-indulgent.
Another fall out was that their lopsided activity exerted undue pressure on the frontal brain which is the seat of the intellect and the body responded by nourishing the frontal brain more than the back brain. This later resulted in the disproportionate enlargement of the frontal brain compared to the back brain. Hence the designations large and small brains respectively.
This distortion was caused by humanity’s over-cultivation and subordination to the intellect. The spirit was relegated to the background and the intellect, once an amiable cub metamorphosed into a roaring wolf.
The intellect that was a gift, a blessing, became a curse, a sin. It became the Anti-spirit, the Serpent, the Original Sin which brought about the Fall of Man! The ‘Fall’ was the reciprocal effect of voluntarily disregarding the natural Order in Creation which is the same as disobeying the Will of God!
Fast forward to about 200,000 years from the present age and you have ‘new kids on the block’: Homo sapiens, the forebears of the modern man/woman. They come with refined gaits, straight limbs, rudimentary social and community life and large brains, ie large, overwhelming frontal brains and small, inert back brains. They received the enhanced frontal brains and crippled back brains from their immediate progenitors and also bequeathed same to their offspring who in turn handed down the distortion to their successors, on and on from one generation to the other.
This is the Hereditary Sin often misunderstood by many! The sin of the offspring inheriting physically distorted and handicapped brains from parents together with the propensity for only earthly passions and cravings! A purely PHYSICAL, gross material inheritance!
There is no such thing as Spiritual Heredity! Absolutely none! No spiritual DNA to pass on to your children! Spiritually we are self-contained and only bonded by karmic missions and ties or, the commonality of our Origin. Moreover, spiritually, the child could indeed be an older and more mature soul than the parents who actually receive help through the radiations of the child’s soul.
If human beings were left to their designs, they would have been spiritually lost and beyond redemption! But through the Unfathomable Love of the Almighty, we are constantly reminded and offered life belts to pull back, reflect on the real Purpose of Life and redirect our steps towards salvation, freedom and ‘oneness’ with the Light. These reminders come by way of events that have pushed us to our wits’ end, intuitive promptings and spiritual knowledge mediated to us by sages, prophets, called ones, messengers and Envoys of the Light.
In this we regard, we give thanks to the Almighty for the selfless, benevolent work of Truth bringers like Krishna, Lao-tse, Zoroaster, Buddha, Muhammad, Jesus, the Son of God and Abd-ru-shin.
…and where do we go from here?
We should strive for freedom from the clutches of base propensities which are the symptoms of the over-dominating and enslaving intellect. In other words, we should strive for spiritual freedom; for inner freedom!
HE WHO IS NOT FREE WITHIN IS A SLAVE; EVEN IF HE IS A KING ON EARTH!
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Which includes all those who are mothers, who will be mothers, who cannot be mothers, who were mothers and who were not mothers! You are the guardians and preservers of the Flame of Purity on earth! We love you all!
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In our last essay, (Intellect……..Unveiled) we took an overview of the spirit – intellect partnership. Today, we are looking at the origin and stages of this partnership in the life of the human being on earth:
The spirit – intellect partnership starts in the womb. This is obvious as we all know that a child is born a fully-fledged human being complete with spirit, soul and body. However, to understand the origin of the partnership we need to understand the processes of procreation.
Procreation involves conception, incarnation and birth. Conception and birth are familiar processes while incarnation requires a bit of an explanation.
Incarnation is the process whereby the spirit takes on a physical body as its outermost cloak. It is another example of the beauty of seamless synchronization in nature! When a pregnancy occurs, so many activities are set in motion in various directions and realms but, all these have to interconnect, coalesce and lead back to the pregnancy. One principal activity is that human spirits in their ethereal soul forms approach in their numbers seeking an opportunity for earthly experiencing. Nature then sifts through the multitude to select the soul that is homogeneous or has strong karmic linkage with the mother or anchor person, and best suited for this particular body. As the natural selection is going on, a radiation bridge capable of holding different elements is prepared and the embryo keeps growing to the point where it can withstand and sustain a close spiritual bond. The processes continue until all fronts are ready for the next big stage.
The stage is reached at the middle of pregnancy when the embryo’s basic organs have evolved…and so the miraculous happens: the spirit is guided in through the well-known silver cord; the mother feels the first kicks and if open to pure light streams, she also feels the presence of a soul as if merged with her being. Thus, a new human being has taken on form in the World of Matter growing towards his/her earthly birth!
Incarnation therefore takes place mid-way in pregnancy and signals the beginning of the spirit-intellect partnership. It marks such a significant milestone that in the eyes of the inflexible Laws of Creation, any willful termination of a pregnancy after incarnation, is plain murder.
In early life, nature allows the body and intellect a learning/maturity period. During this period, the spirit maintains a rather loose or slackened connection with the body to allow it mature unfettered. The infant body grows and the mind learns through imitative instincts, experiences and later, free will.
This period, which lasts till about puberty, demands the highest concept of motherhood, parenthood and education! The child should be grounded in nature; he/she should be guided to appreciate nature, respect plant and animal life and understand that the elemental beings behind nature are but servants of God, not gods and definitely not malicious and wicked entities. Religion should sharpen the intuitive mind by teaching the virtues through simple illustrations, stories and parables and not through the tortuous memorizing and recitation of scriptures and creeds, or the undue subjection to doctrines and dogmas. Education should prepare the child for a life of self-reliance and creativity without being pernicious and overly materialistic. Balance and moderation should prevail in these matters!
Parents should therefore not regard child-bearing as merely a means of propagation; of extending the family lineage. Rather, it is a sacred duty which must be undertaken only with a deep understanding of what procreation and parenthood are. Blessed is the hand that rocks the cradle with knowledge and discernment.
What becomes of the spirit – intellect partnership now depends largely on the human product that emerges from the period of learning:
If there is a balance between the intuitive and intellectual minds; if the child is aware that this world is but a small section of real existence; if the intellect has not been over cultivated and crammed with purely earthly knowledge, the spirit then finds a handy and harmonious partner in the intellect. The youth finds peace within and grows in the proverbial ‘strength and knowledge of God’.
If on the other hand, the child’s upbringing only made room for bread and butter, science and technology, or ‘survival of the fittest’ instincts; if the intellect is so cultivated that it is raised to an idol, the spirit then finds a disagreeable or unruly partner in the intellect. The intellect takes over as the lord of the manor, suppressing any intuitive perception (voice of the spirit) and living its passions to the full.
In between both extremes above, neither the spirit nor the intellect takes over completely. Instead, there is an internal struggle, a raging calm. Some religions call it the internal personal struggle between good and evil, spirit and flesh or refer to situations where the ‘spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’.
You can then understand the wisdom in the old Cherokee proverb (see our post “The Intellect Continuously Wars Against The Spirit”) which speaks of two wolves within us.
The choice of which wolf to feed is yours and the consequences…………..still yours to bear!
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