intellect

A Quote by Albert Einstein on intellect, intellectual, god, personality, lead, leadership, serve, and service

We should take care not to make intellect our god.  It has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.  It cannot lead, it can only serve.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Earon on religion, spirituality, spiritual, faith, rational, rationality, peril, unconscious, mental, emotional, and intellect

Spirituality resides in the unconscious mind, or heart.  Rationality resides in the conscious mind, or intellect.  Religion is an attempt to join the two powerful forces and is therefore fraught with peril.

Earon Davis

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on stars, goals, soul, intellect, and emerson

Go, speed the stars of Thought On to their shining goals; -- The sower scatters broad his seed, The wheat thou strew'st be souls. Ralph Waldo Emerson  Source: Intellect-- from Essays: First Series (1841)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Intellect -Emerson's Essays: 1st Series

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy and intellect

Intellect is merely a narrow and highly specific kind of thing that we DO, but our immediacy relates us to what we naturally and essentially ARE, the actualities of our full-dimensional existence.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, intellect, modernity, specialization, utilitarianism, and banausoi

Nietzsche is absolutely correct, even more correct today than when he wrote it in Thus Spake Zarathustra:  I looked all about me for human beings but all I saw were fragments, deformed creatures with too much eye or too much ear.  This is what the modern culture of specialized intellect--the kind of one-sidedness that banausic utilitarianism alone can value--works so hard to produce. 

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, intellect, noesis, gnosis, academia, and education

The approach of intellect or noesis will forever be an effete and limited sort of thing by contrast with the vigor and color of gnosis; but in academia there is virtually nothing but noetic minds to be found, and the very idea of gnosis is alien and untranslatable, not to mention discreditable.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, education, academia, intellect, and intelligence

One can hardly appreciate how academia has perverted its highest tasks and "ideals" without pondering long and hard the implications of Jacques Barzun's House of Intellect and its Hegelian/Bergsonian contrast between rigidified "intellect" and always-growing "intelligence."  This fundamentally Hegelian distinction, needless to say, cuts to the quick of the contrast between Platonic and Aristotelian forms of philosophy.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on meditation, mind, love, space, thought, perception, ecstasy, pleasure, intellect, and krishnamurti

Perception without the word, which is without thought, is one of the strangest phenomena. Then the perception is much more acute, not only with the brain, but also with all the senses. Such perception is not the fragmentary perception of the intellect nor the affair of the emotions. It can be called a total perception, and it is part of meditation.

Perception without the perceiver in meditation is to commune with the height and depth of the immense. This perception is entirely different from seeing an object without an observer, because in the perception of meditation there is no object and therefore no experience. can, however, take place when the eyes are open and one is surrounded by objects of every kind. But then these objects have no importance at all. One sees them but there is no process of recognition, which means there is no experiencing.

What meaning has such meditation? There is no meaning; there is no utility. But in that meditation there is a movement of great ecstasy which is not to be confounded with pleasure. It is this ecstasy which gives to the eye, to the brain and to the heart, the quality of innocency. Without seeing life as something totally new, it is a routine, a boredom, a meaningless affair. So meditation is of the greatest importance. It opens the door to the incalculable, to the measureless.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Meditations 1969 part 2

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on god, intellect, reason, and sense

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Jane Roberts on intellect, purpose, and goal

SETH said:  When the intellect is used properly, it thinks of a goal and automatically sets the body in motion toward it, and automatically arouses the other levels of communication unknown to it, so that all forces work together toward the achievement.

Jane Roberts

Source: The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living (Roberts, Jane), Pages: 54

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