Osho quotes on Intelligence



Osho
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
    past.
  • 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
    intelligence.
  • 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
    happy.
  • 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.

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