Intellect and Inertia

Is it true that a person with a well-trained intellect will not have much inertia? A well-trained intellect and study are two different things — there […]

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 […]

On Logic

Q: Does logic help us to observe, think, judge, imagine in the right intellectual way? No, not necessarily. It is a theoretical training; you learn by […]
Sri Aurobindo

Role of experience and intellect in Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga

Q: Is not all action incompatible with Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga? His idea that all action is incompatible with this Yoga is not correct. Generally, it is […]
Sri Aurobindo

The function of the intellect in Sadhana

Q: What is the proper function of the intellect? Is it helpful in Sadhana? Its function is to reason from the perceptions of the mind and […]
Sri Aurobindo in his own room

Intellectual Preparation

It is not enough to devote ourselves by the reading of Scriptures or by the stress of philosophic reasoning to an intellectual understanding of the Divine; […]

Awaken the psychic being

It is no use trying to decide the things of the Spirit by the power and in the light of the intellect. The intellect can only […]

Difficulties and sufferings: a creation of human ignorance

First of all, one should know that the intellect, the mind, can understand nothing of the Divine, neither what He does nor how He does it […]

The nation’s fate

When the intellect is stirred and feelings become sincere and acute, parties arise, each passionate for its opinions, eager to carry them out, full of enthusiasm for an […]