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the only truth I know is my own experience

Are you an intellectual? October 1, 2009

Intellectuals are those nice people who think they reach their destination merely by studying the road map.Gregoir de Kalbermatten

I love this quote! I was a classical intellectual since my childhood – books meant everything to me and mental knowledge was the measure of all things. At some point I realised that this leads nowhere, that I dramatically miss the REAL knowledge. And I did not mean the knowledge of what is called “life experiences”, no. It was the longing for something else, something universally accessable and clear, powerful and very practical… I was fed up with studying the road map, I wanted finally to reach my destination.

And it turned out to be possible! The guide was called “vibratory awareness” – this is something which one can easily obtain and use for all possible life purposes. It is not only practical, but very REAL and knowledgable as well. Even long before the vibrational awareness became available to masses (amass realisation method was discovered by Nirmala Devi in 1970), namely in the beginning of the 20th century a great Sufi saint described this unique phenomenon just to the point:“Whoever knows the mystery of vibrations indeed knows all things.” I know it may sound a bit too arrogant, but in fact… it is true!

It is the real knowledge of life, one just “knows” things without even reading books: it is about reaching the destination, and not merely studying the roadmap. Get you real knowledge here.

DECLAIMER: Even after having reached actually there, to my destination, my interest to mental knowledge like science was still there. I once told to one great yogi ” oh, it seems like being an intellectual never goes away!” he smiled and replied: “Don’t you worry, you have an enlightened intellect”. What a relief! 🙂


LOVE; axinia

(image by me)


17 Responses to “Are you an intellectual?”

  1. Ldinka_108 Says:

    i love “enlightened intellect” 🙂 and enlightened attention, too. among with compassion, they make great tools and unbeatable weapon.

  2. CECE Says:

    I agree Ldinka 🙂 knowledge is power IF you use it. but I think a great combination is being spiritual and being knowledgeable about the world, especially to use your knowledge and spirituality to help it become a better place

  3. As long as “intellectuals” keep studying the roadmap, they aren’t going to get anywhere 😐

    At some point they will have to begin traveling, or at least use their knowledge of the map to help other travellers. As usual, there is a huge difference between the civilised, progressive world and the mediaeval, backward, semi-civilised world.

    In the civilised world, intellectuals usually happen to be fiercely independent thinkers, anti-establishment rebels, inventors, innovators and crusaders against any kind of decay. They function as the spark that ignites the flame that keeps the wood burning, saving society from itself. A fine example was Socrates. Such intellectuals are respected by the masses and loathed by the tyrants and the establishment crooks since they can ignite the flames of revolution or evolution which threatens any established power structure. That’s why civilised societies have an inbuilt mechanism of progress.

    In the semi-civilised world inhabited by the mediaeval-minded hordes, intellectuals of the kind found in civilised societies are very, very few and rare to find. The kind of “intellectuals” found in such primitive societies are the voracious boot-lickers. Such “intellectuals” are the darlings of tyrants, dictators and other establishment crooks. The role of such “intellectuals” is comparable to that of termites. The only kind of “intellect” they possess is the ability to differentiate between the tastes of different boot soles. They eat away at the vitals of society, causing decay, corruption and backwardness. That’s why semi-civilised societies have an inbuilt mechanism of stagnation and decay.

    It is the real knowledge of life, one just “knows” things without even reading books

    Axinia, if the final destination can be “reached” at the snap of a finger, then where does one get the adventure and fun of actual travel 😕


    • axinia Says:

      No, Raj the travels is still there, it is not only that you actually UNDERTAKE it, and not mere study the maps.

      • If one already “knows all things”, Axinia, according to what the saint said, then what else is left to do 😕 If the purpose of life is solved in an instant, then where does one obtain the thrill of living from? 😐 If knowledge, wisdom and reason and the ability to acquire them or put them into practice are so useless, then wouldn’t it be better for the whole world to go back to cave-dwelling and hunting-gathering? 😐 If humankind were to assume that “everything is finite and already known”, then where would the thirst to invent, discover and research come from 😕

        Known is a drop; unkown is an ocean. Is this sentence true or false?


        • axinia Says:

          “If one already “knows all things”, Axinia, according to what the saint said, then what else is left to do.”

          Raj, there is a lot to do!!! First of all to enjoy 🙂 And then…to share it! That is a geat and almost never-ending task:)

          • I don’t know, Axinia. I don’t think bubble-dwelling is so enjoyable 😐 It may be useful as a means of relaxing by resting the mind for a while, but enjoying the bubble-existence is a mere illusion, may be like pure maya 😐

  4. steve Says:

    From the web: “Intelligence is an umbrella term used to describe a property of the mind that encompasses many related abilities, such as the capacities to reason, to plan, to solve problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend ideas, to use language, and to learn”

    So, used in the right (enlightened way) intelligence or intellectual pursuits go hand in hand with spirituality. Spirituality does not equal anti-intellectualism and being an intellectual doesn’t neccessarily mean being anti-spiritual. God gave us all these apsects of human consciousness. The trick is to integrate them all. 🙂

    • axinia Says:

      steve, thanks for this great input!

      however I have a feeling that intelligence and being an intelectual are not really the same.

      I mean sometimes uneducated peope can be very intelligent and posses an exellent common sense, and ability to paln, to solve, problems, to reason etc., which is often not the case with intellectuals 🙂 Under intellecutals I have always understood people who are fond of book knowledge and all kind of mental overload.

      It is true that integration of spirituality and intellect is the ideal. Und luckily, I know quite some people who embody that! 🙂

  5. Sigrid Says:

    It is funny that a few days ago I was looking exactly for this quote, and could not find it. We must be connected 🙂

  6. Axinia,

    I’m not referring to your personal perceptions and experiences as “bubble-dwelling” 😦

    To explain what I meant, let’s consider one particular semi-civilised Third World country that has the world’s largest number of bubble-dwellers. It has produced plenty of wise bubble-dwelling saints and has an even larger number of “Gods” and “Godesses”. What has all this bubble-dwelling done for this semi-civilised Third World country? Let’s see the wonderful results:

    According to the NGO, despite a decade of “rapid economic growth”, India’s record on child mortality at 72 per 1,000 live births is worse than that of neighbouring Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world.

    Two million children under five years of age die—one every 15 seconds—each year in India, also the highest anywhere in the world, it said. Of these more than half die in the first month of their birth.

    Moreover, one-third of all malnourished children live in India, 46 per cent of children under three are underweight in the country, and over two-thirds of infants die within the very first month of their birth.

    However, going by the present trends, India will not meet MDG4 until 2020, which is five years after the promised date, ‘Save the Children’ points out. Even countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Peru and the Philippines are on track to meet MDG4, exploding the myth that the costs of reducing new born and child mortality are high, it says. India ranks 171 out of 175 countries in the world in public health spending, it says.

    Another related report: http://tinyurl.com/ycc425c

    Why is this happening? It’s primarily because of what I call as bubble-dwelling. The semi-civilised society believes that it’s all due to “fate” and “previous births’ karma”. The worthless, shameless, hypocritical criminal elite and the filthy central government and “mainstream media” of this semi-civilised country are also responsible. The hordes that inhabit this semi-civilised society have only one solution – it’s an opium called “fate”. They have been deliberately and maliciously tricked into the false belief that their “fate” is not in their own hands, but because of “previous births’ karma” administered by the “all-powerful” imaginary entity.

    And what’s the solution? Even more bubble-dwelling and singing continuous praises to the imaginary entity for “His beautiful karmic plan” that’s filled with “love” (i.e., the killing of innocent babies on the very day they are born for no fault of their own). The hapless hordes don’t realise that they have been tricked into dwelling in a fake, imaginary bubble even after seeing that the “all-powerful” imaginary entity to whom they sing continuous praises is so powerless that “He” cannot even save a baby despite desperate pleas for help from the people who continuously praise “Him”, even if “He” is so full of “love”. Such is the mind-numbing (and soul-numbing, character-crushing, ethics-annihilating) property of savage, primitive, vicious superstitious beliefs such as “fate” and “previous births’ karma” that it will curse any society that believes in such nonsense for an endless period of time.


  7. george Says:

    sometimes you have to make detours to get to be where you want to be as maps change when old roads are replaced by new ones

  8. Monica Cuneo Says:

    Hi, I love the expression “enlightened intellect”! I love maps, but they are just a starting pointy for me. I often study them to find more ways to get to a destination. I even recognize your map, it’s Milan where I’ve lived most of my life. Thanks for your article and the whole website.

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