On The Intellect

Q: What is the characteristic of a well-developed intellect? Is it helpful to a higher knowledge?

A well-developed intellect is one which is plastic, wide, free from rigidity and stiffness, — that can be of use.

Q: You said, “The intellect is made up of imaginations, perceptions, inferences. The pure reason is quite another thing, but only a few are able to use it.” What is the pure reason made of?

Pure reason deals with things in themselves, ideas, concepts, the essential nature of things. It lives in the world of ideas. It is philosophic and metaphysical in its nature.

– Sri Aurobindo