quotes on Intelligence
quotes on Intelligence
- First, Know well that Intellectuality is not
intelligence. To be intellectual is to be phony; it is a pretending
intelligence. It is not real because it is not yours; it is borrowed.
Intelligence is the growth of inner consciousness. It has nothing to do
with knowledge, it has something to do with meditativeness. An intelligent
person does not function out of his past experience; he functions in the
present. He does not react, he responds. Hence he is always unpredictable;
one can never be certain what he is going to do.
- Remember, meditation will bring you more and more
intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation
will make you more alive and sensitive; your life will become richer
- The mind is a mechanism. It has no intelligence. The
mind is a bio-computer. How can it have any intelligence? It has skill,
but it has no intelligence; it has a functional utility, but it has no
awareness. It is a robot; it works well but don`t listen to it too much
because then you will lose your inner intelligence. Then it is as if you
are asking a machine to guide you, lead you. You are asking a machine
which has nothing original in it.
- What is understanding? — understanding is pure
intelligence. That pure intelligence is originally yours; you are born
with it. Nobody can give you intelligence. Knowledge can be given to you,
not intelligence. Intelligence is your own sharpened being. Through deep
meditation one sharpens one`s being; through meditation one drops borrowed
thoughts, reclaims one`s own being, reclaims one`s originality, redaims
one`s childhood, innocence, freshness. Out of that freshness, when you
act, you act out of understanding. And then the response is total,
here-now; and the response is because of the challenge, not because of the
- You have to be reminded of a basic fact: intelligence
belongs to the watching consciousness; memory belongs to the mind. Memory
is one thing — memory is not intelligence. But the whole of humanity has
been deceived for centuries and told indirectly that the memory is
intelligence. Your schools, your colleges, your universities are not
trying to find your intelligence; they are trying to find out who is
capable of memorizing more. And now we know perfectly well that memory is
a mechanical thing. A computer can have memory, but a computer cannot have
- If you are a meditator, as your meditation goes on
becoming more and more luminous, your intelligence will be growing to the
last breath of your life. Not only that, even after the last breath your
intelligence will continue to grow — because you are not going to die,
only your body will be dying. And the body has nothing to do with
intelligence, mind has nothing to do with intelligence. Intelligence is
the quality of your awareness — more aware, more intelligent. And if you
are totally aware, you are as intelligent as this whole existence is.
- The mind always functions in an eccentric way, the mind
is always an idiot. The really intelligent person has no mind.
Intelligence arises out of no-mind, idiocy out of the mind. Mind is
idiotic, no-mind is wise. No-mind is wisdom, intelligence. Mind depends on
knowledge, on methods, on money, on experience, on this and that. Mind
always needs props, it needs supports, it cannot exist on its own. On its
own, it flops.
- Mind is just in the middle. You are nothing but a mess.
If you can go beyond it, intelligence grows in you; if you go below it,
any intelligence that you had disappears.
- Idiots are very very clear — clear in the sense that
they do not have the intelligence to feel confusion. To feel confusion
needs great intelligence. Only the intelligent ones feel confusion;
otherwise the mediocres go on moving in life, smiling, laughing,
accumulating money, struggling for more power and fame. If you see them
you will feel a little jealous; they look so confident, they even look
- The real man of intelligence will not cling to any
ideology — for what? He will not carry a load of readymade answers. He knows
that he has enough intelligence so that whatever situation arises, he will
be able to respond to it. Why carry an unnecessary load from the past?
What is the point of carrying it?
- What is intelligence? Intelligence means the insight
that no object can fulfill your desire. No object, I say, and I say it
categorically, no object can ever fulfill your desire. Your desire is
divine. Your desire is as big as the sky — even the sky is not a limit to
it. No object can fill it. Then what is to be done? The intelligent person
stops desiring objects. He makes his desire pure of all objects —
worldly, otherworldly. He starts living his desire in its purity, moment
to moment. He is full of desire, full of overflowing energy. His ordinary
life becomes so intense, so passionate, that whatsoever he touches will be
transformed. The baser metal will become gold, and the dead tree will come
to bloom again.