Chapter 5: Existence Must Be Laughing at Man
The home is on the further shore, beyond the bridge. The bridge joins instinct and intuition. But it all depends on you. You may start making a house on the bridge - then you have gone astray. Intellect is not going to be your home. It is a very small instrument to be used only for passing from instinct to intuition. So only the person who uses his intellect to go beyond it can be called intelligent.
Intuition is existential.
Instinct is natural.
Intellect is just groping in the dark.
The faster you move beyond intellect, the better.
When Billy Graham sang, “All I want is Jesus,” five thousand people joined the Protestant church.
When Pope the Polack sang, “Ave Maria,” ten thousand people joined the Catholic church.
When Frank Sinatra sang, “There’s a gold mine in the sky,” one hundred thousand Jews joined the Air Force.
Intellect functions that way. And Jews are intelligent people - if there is a gold mine in the sky, why waste time here? Just immediately join the Air Force.
Intellect can be a barrier to those who think nothing is beyond it. Intellect can be a beautiful way to those who understand that there is certainly something beyond it. Science has stopped at intellect. That’s why it cannot figure out anything about consciousness.
The intellect without your intuition awake is one of the most dangerous things in the world. And we are living under the danger of intellect, because intellect has given science immense power. But the power is in the hands of children, not in the hands of wise people.
Intuition makes a man wise. Call it enlightenment, call it awakening; those are simply different names for wisdom. Only in the hands of wisdom can intellect be used as a beautiful servant. And the instinct and intuition function together perfectly well: one on the physical level, another on the spiritual level.
The whole problem of humanity is getting stuck in the middle, in the mind, in the intellect. And then you will have misery and you will have anxiety and you will have agony and you will have meaninglessness. And you will have all kinds of tensions without any solution anywhere to be seen.
Intellect makes everything a problem and knows no solution at all. Instinct never creates any problem and does not need any solution, it simply functions naturally. Intuition is pure solution, it has no problems: intellect is only problems, it has no solution. If you rightly see the division, it is very simple to understand: unless instinct is available, you will be dead. And unless intuition is available, your life has no meaning - you just drag on. It is a kind of vegetation.