The praise of the “intellect.”

In Brahma Kumaris there is an emphasis on the “intellect” as a tool to obtain and use “knowledge.”
The “intellect” then, will apply this “knowledge” in every situation that Life may bring. This is known as “wisdom.”
A wise person then, is no more “skilled” than a lawyer or an engineer. A lawyer deals with human laws whereas the “wise” person deals with “knowledge” provided by some higher authority endorsed by a religion, a philosophy, etc.

This emphasis on “knowledge” (gyan) will bring many undesirable outcomes in Life, for Life doesn’t match any “ideas” or “truths” that we may have about it.
Life is not a structure where we will be better off if we “do good,” for the extent of what we consider “good” is contaminated by our ideas or concepts: Conditioning.

If a religion comes up with commandments, “reality” does not fit that ideal. Consequently, there is the struggle that every “sinner” has and the struggle that every “moral” person will face when choosing repression over understanding of the self. It is hard to be “good.”

Observe Life. There is an Earthquake. Thousands of people die. Famine everywhere. Diseases will appear. What is the cause of that? Our reasoning, our “good intellect” will not find a “reason” for such “evil” event. Wasn’t that a consequence? (karma) Or perhaps that is the cause of something else? Who is responsible? Weren’t all of those people “punished”?
Our “reasoning” our “intellect” doesn’t know. “Knowledge” is no longer applicable. However, explanations and tall stories are abundant. Theories proliferate. Believe in an “answer.” Make it “reasonable.”

Life doesn’t operate under those concepts of “good” and “bad.” However, humans DO. Although those concepts are necessary to function in a human society; observe that those ideals do not reflect necessarily, the reality of Life.

A snake is about to eat a pretty rabbit. It is in your hands to stop it or to allow it. What is the “moral” standard to apply? What is the reasonable solution?
Humans through religions, operate under the illusion that “good” is a “reality” that we could follow every single time to obtain a favorable result.
It is the pursue of what is “favorable for me,” what is underneath our “moral” concepts.

In “reality” we delineate when killing is “good or bad” according to conveniences. However, the commandment has to be specific as not to confuse the masses.

The intellect does not carry “knowledge.” It carries conditioned information for self-righteousness. Every conceptual view of Life only reflects a particular angle. Brahma Kumaris perceives Life from an angle. That perception makes up their world.

A wise person does not need “knowledge” for he has insight. That goes beyond our “reasoning” and our little concepts of what is “good or bad.”
The intellect is not the panacea for living a “righteous Life,” but when there is absence of inner knowledge, the learned recipes are needed to be safe, to be out of trouble; but that is not the path for self-realization.

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