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Chapter 2.3

The Integration of the Chakras: Part 1

Intellect is not Intelligence.


 

Chakra 6; Ajna - The Chakra of the Intellect.

Also, it is important to note that our much-vaunted intellect, though important, is only a small part of the whole, the gestalt. The intellect is only one function of the greater whole. The function of Ajna chakra, one chakra amongst seven. It is of great importance to know the intellect is not intelligence. Intellect is of the mind; it depends on memory, it functions through borrowed knowledge.

 

All of our educational systems in the world are rooted in intellectual development; hence they all depend on memory. The examinations in our schools, colleges, universities, are not of intelligence. Memory is mechanical. A computer can have a better memory than a man of genius, but the computer has no intelligence.

Intellect is the faculty of knowledge. Intelligence is the faculty of knowing.

Knowledge is always dead; it is information. All of our educational institutions are doing with students exactly what we are doing with our chakra computers, just feeding them more and more information. No computer can answer a question for which it has not already been prepared. Intellect can only answer that which it already knows; it is stale, it is of yesterday.

Intelligence is responsibility, it is a response to a new situation, not out of your past memories but from your present awareness, this very moment. You donít function as a computer, you don't search for the answer in your memory; rather you simply open your consciousness to the situation with your totality, the gestalt, and allow the spontaneous response, in real time.

Intelligence is response - ability; the ability to respond. The response is going to surprise even you, because it is so new - you are not repeating anything from the past.

There has been a perennial conflict between intelligence and intellect. The man of intellect thinks the he is intelligent because he knows so much. He has accumulated a great heritage of knowledge; he is burdened with all kinds of information, which he cannot get rid of. He does not have the possibility of being able at will to lay down his burden, to stop the fears of the past, the worries of the future, his life programming given to him by his reaction to his parents. Because he wants their attention. Because he wants their Love. Because he wants their Energy he programs himself as a child with selfish strategies to obtain all these things.

In this way is created Selfishness and the thoughtform of "The Law of the Jungle" - Kill or be Killed.

In this way is programmed selfishness. The whole of our lives can be destroyed by adherence to this thoughtform and the strategies we program ourselves to use in this selfishness. These hopeless, destructive strategies are depicted on three parallel levels by Eric Berne of "Transactional Analysis" fame who wrote "The Games People Play."

The man of real intelligence is innocent; he functions from moment to moment. His functioning has a freshness and beauty but to find intelligence one has to go beyond the intellect.

 

The Seven Chakra System.

The intellect is just one function in one Chakra. It works better when it is integrated with the whole. With all Seven Chakras functioning perfectly together. The movement of the body as in the martial arts or in dancing. The emotions as in will power or love. Every improvement of each function. The ability to stop any function at will. Each step towards functional integration adds to our total intelligence. To our Wisdom.

 

In the ancient texts the mind is likened to a mad monkey which leaps here and there, totally out of control. Our painful memories which we cannot get rid of are the problem; our worries and cares; each negative and uncontrolled thought causes a part of our mental capacity to be blocked.


 

"And we are here as on a darkling plain

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night."

- Matthew Arnold -

 


In a computer, what happens when it has too many programs running at one time? It slows the whole thing down tremendously and it eventually locks up. It is the same thing with thoughts. The mind's capacity is used up by useless fears and negative thinking and it too eventually locks up.

 


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