Someone once said to the Guru,
“Intelligent people might be smart, but they do not have much heart. They have few deep feelings.”
To which the Guru replied,
“That is not possible. Feelings lie at the basis of the intellect. Without heart, without deep and refined feelings, the intellect can not be strong and clear.”
I love this. Turns my thinking sideways.
But not upside down? That is excellent Nimka!
Getting to the point where your thinking can be turned sideways or upside down without rejecting what is heard or read is the gateway to true learning.
Most rigidly adhere to one way of thinking and that is it… no real learning there. The mind is capable of so much more than that. Deep within every individual is a universe of knowing… beyond paradigm, beyond limitation. It is not about lawlessness or anything goes. Rather it is about aligning with nature, your true nature… natural law. It is called dharma. It is called emancipation. It is called freedom… the freedom to dance in harmony with who and what it is you truly are. Most have no idea of their true potential, of what it means to be free, of what it means to live unbounded. Unbounded does not mean reckless. Unbounded is what finding “The Kingdom of Heaven Within” is all about.
Thanks for the inspiration Nimka… this merits an article or slideshare or both.
Regarding this sentence in my previous comment:
“Most have no idea of their true potential, of what it means to be free, of what it means to live unbounded.”
The word ‘unbounded’ is intentional here, not ‘unboundedly’… just as we ‘live life’. We do not ‘live lifely’. It is fun to play with grammar, be it ‘right-ly’ or ‘wrong-ly’.
Thank you! I am so so SO excited for your California class. Can’t wait to have my thinking turned sideways AND upside down!
I guess this depends on the definition of intellect though, doesn’t it? And whether the intellect on the surface is actually integrated with the depth. Or are you saying one is a prerequisite for the other, regardless?