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 Tuesday 29 November 2022

INTELLECT IS FINITE AND LIMITED

Swami Sivananda

Mind and intellect are finite instruments. They cannot realize the infinite Reality. But they are a means. Intellect is permeated by intuition and is its adumbration, when free from impurity. Thinking fails to penetrate the heart of Reality but intuition penetrates to the core of realization. Intellect is not adequate to grasp the Supreme. Speech and mind turn away, unable to reach It. Intellect functions in the realm of duality but is powerless in the realm of Non-duality. Secular experiences are partial, while spiritual experience is the experience-whole. Sense-knowledge is a knowledge of appearance and not of Truth. Contd…


Knowledge is not merely the cause for freedom; it is itself freedom. The universe has no reality independent of its Universal Knower.

- Swami Krishnananda

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