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The Limits of the Intellect and the Power of Intuition in the Search for Truth



The Limits of the Intellect and the Power of Intuition in the Search for Truth

‘You are approaching the universe with a completely wrong instrument; the intellect.’ – Sadhguru, Indian Mystic

The intellect, according to Google dictionary, is ‘the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract matters.’

I define it as the ‘logical side of intelligence.’

Modern society, through science and academic education, has encouraged the over-reliance on the intellect, thus making us believe that it can help us in the search for Truth.

Little do we know that although the intellect is good at reasoning and solving problems, it’s an unreliable faculty in the search for Truth because it relies on the information we’ve gathered from our senses, which are inaccurate. For instance, the sense of sight shows us that it’s impossible to see in the dark, but the owl’s sense of sight allows it to see at night.

As well, the intellect is an unreliable faculty because it relies on the information we’ve gathered in the past. For this reason, it can never help us in the search for Truth because Truth is only realized through a faculty that’s always in the present moment.

Therefore, the intellect, although useful, is limited and can’t help us gain the wisdom we need to understand the universe. The intuition, however, can help us realize all TRUTH regarding the universe because it gathers information from both the past, present, and the future, and as Azriel Reshel puts it, ‘it’s the spark or gateway to higher knowing.’

Intuition enabled ancient men to discover the existence of magic, God, and spiritual beings without studying, and it allowed them to understand many truths that were used as the foundation of modern religion and technology.

We must thus rely on the intellect while reasoning but depend on the intuition to help us know what the mind can’t understand. The intellect will never help us understand God, the multidimensional-self, spirits, magic, and other esoteric ideas, but the intuition can. You can know everything intuitively, but not through reasoning.

With that in mind, we must start cultivating our intuitive abilities.

There are many ways of awakening the intuition, but transcending the ego, and being in the present moment are the surest ways of awakening this faculty.

May the universe bless you with the wisdom you need to awaken your intuitive abilities.

‘Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.’  – Steve Jobs, Magnet Entrepreneur

‘Modern philosophy has failed in that it has come to regard thinking as simply an intellectual process.’ –Manly P. Hall, Mystic

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