1979, 22 SEPTEMBER

DOGMA AND HUMAN INTELLECT[purely Original Discourse]

SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI

22 September 1979 RU, Kingston, JAMAICA

{typed hearing the English discourse as it is, believe this in true sense and not those electronic editions or AM Publication books, whosoever gives whatsoever logic…}

Today’s subject is “Dogma and Human Intellect.”

What for the human intellect is?

A human body has got three functions:

its crude physical movement and physical progress,

its intellectual progress, and

its spiritual progress.

So far as, the intellect is concerned, it has got two fold duties:

to think and to remember.

And what do we mean by “thinking”?

What is thinking?

Human mind is a collection of ectoplasmic stuff.

And whenever we create any figure with the help of that ectoplasmic stuff, we say it is a thought — we are thinking.

To think means, then to speak internally, and according to what we speak, we create a figure.

Although different inferences have got different implications on human mind, but the more important, rather the two most important, inferences are visionary and audibility.

What we create in the mind, we speak 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 figure of Delhi that you created.

Now, what we think, sometimes we think from the extro-internal projection and sometimes from the memory.

When we see an elephant, at that same moment we see it mentally; and when we see it mentally, then we feel that we are actually seeing the elephant.

And sometimes without seeing an elephant you can remember an elephant.

That is, in your memory you can create an elephant. It is a, an action of re-creation.

Now, human knowledge or knowing is divided into two portions; that is, the compartmentalized object may be of two types —

  1. one direct and
  2. one taken from memory.

It is said that knowledge or the knowing faculty is infinite.

Then, if it is done, if the knowing faculty is infinite, then.

Is the human brain or human cranium infinite? No, certainly not.

The cranium is something finite, something very little.

And human brain, although it has got immense potentialities, but it is finite.

It is very, its qualities are very big, but not infinite.

Human thought-waves or human knowledge, that’s why human thought-waves and human knowledge may directed towards two objects.

One the objective psychic stance, and

the objecto-subjective spiritual stance.

When it is objective psychic stance, then as a result of that objective movement in

psychic level, what does happen?

Mind becomes bigger and bigger. And in order to serve the purpose of the mind,

human brain both nerve-cells and nerve-fibres also become stronger and bigger.

As a result of this enlargement of nerve-cells, what will happen?

In future, 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 of humanity, because when mind will be developed, what will happen?

Spiritual progress will be more easy, spiritual progress will be easier.

And another psychic approach is – objecto-subjective, or you may say, subjecto-objective spiritual stance.

In that case, you withdraw different mental faculties or propensities and get it pinnacled.

And when those mental faculties are apexed, and then what you do?

You offer that pinnacled human mind at the altar of the supreme spirituality. This is the spiritual approach.

Now, so if one says that in human life, knowledge has got little value or no value, he is not cent percent correct.

In spiritual progress, if the knowledge, or the course of knowledge, or the avenue of knowledge, is subjective physicality, then in that case the progress may be delayed, but it wont be blocked forever.

For intellectuals, spiritual progress is always delayed, and the reason is this — that his intellectual body goes on increasing, but for want of the apexed mentality, the goal remains far away.

But when the intellectual body is highly enlarged, it is sure to become one with the Macrocosm.

And when this enlarged ectoplasmic structure becomes one with the Cosmic ectoplasmic structure, certainly he will feel his oneness with the Supreme.

For spiritual aspirants, this type of intellectual progress may be meaningless, may be treated as superfluous; but for the all-round progress of human society, for human society as a whole, this type of intellectual progress cannot be discouraged, must not be discouraged; rather should be encouraged.

I want that our boys and girls who are intellectually developed, or who want intellectual development, should encourage this intellectual progress of human society, which will finally help the human society in its all types of progress.

I hope you boys and you girls should feel, should realize, the utility of intellectual progress, and start your RU [Renaissance Universal] clubs in all towns and even in all big villages of the world.