Machinery of the Soul 03 Intelligence and Mechanicity.pdf
Slides accompanying the lecture. Explains the real meaning of intelligence, how it is a root aspect of our Being, and how it becomes mechanized into creation for the benefit for self-realization.
"We have intelligence, but we find when we try to do something, we can't see to get to that pure intelligence and just act, to do what we want to do. When we have a problem in life and we want to accomplish the solution to that problem. We want to move forward in life, but what happens? Immediately, there are obstacles. Or we achieve something, we get what we sought, but it ends up not being what we really want, which is some type of contentment, satisfaction, or happiness. We get what we want sometimes but we become jaded by the experience because it is not what we actually wanted - because we were mistaken. We saw the possibilities in a mistaken way. Intelligence (Binah in Kabbalah), is not just about creating. It is the capacity to see into the possibilities, to correctly discern the possibilities of the unmanifested potential."