Real purpose of human intellect

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What is the human intellect for? A human body has three functions viz its crude physical movement and physical progress, its intellectual progress and its spiritual progress. So far as intellect is concerned, it has two duties: to think and to remember. What is thinking? The human mind is a collection of ectoplasmic stuff. And whenever we create any figure in the mind with help of that ectoplasmic stuff, we say it is a thought. To think means, then, to speak internally, and according to what we speak, we create a figure.
Although different inferences have got different implications for human mind, the two most important inferences are visuality and audibility. What we create in the mind, we speak mentally and at the same time we hear mentally. ‘I’ll go to Delhi.
When you think like this, you utter this sentence mentally: ‘I – will – go – to – Delhi.’ And you hear mentally the sound ‘I – will – go – to – Delhi.’ And at that time, mentally you see the picture of Delhi, either a projection of actual external Delhi or an imaginary Delhi that you created.
Now, human knowledge or knowing is divided into two portions; that is, the compartmentalised object may be of two types – one direct and the other taken from memory.
It is said that knowledge or knowing faculty is infinite. If so, is the human cranium infinite? No. The cranium is something finite, something very little. And the human brain, although it has immense potentialities, is finite. Human thought-waves and human knowledge may be directed towards two objects. One is objective psychic stance, and the other is the objecto-subjective spiritual stance. When it is the objective psychic stance, then as a result of that objective movement on psychic level, what happens? The mind becomes bigger and bigger. And in order to serve the purpose of he mind, both the nerve cells and nerve fibres of the human brain also become stronger and bigger. As a result of this enlargement of the nerve cells, what will happen? In the future, the human cranium will become bigger, and limbs and other parts of the body will become lean and thin. But it is also a desired future for humanity, because when the mind will be developed and spiritual progress will be easier.
And the other psychic approach is objecto-subjective spiritual stance. In that case, you withdraw different mental faculties and make them pinnacled. And when those mental faculties are apexed, you offer that pinnacled human mind at the altar of the supreme spirituality. This is the spiritual approach.
Shrii Shrii Anandamurtijii

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