Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Intellect and Heart

Intellect is necessary, for without it we fall into crude errors and make all sorts of mistakes. 
Intellect checks these; but beyond that, do not try to build anything upon it. It is an inactive, secondary help; the real help is feeling, love. 
Do you feel for others? 
If you do, you are growing in oneness. 
If you do not feel for others, you may be the most intellectual giant ever born, but you will be nothing; you are but dry intellect, and you will remain so. 

And if you feel, even if you cannot read any book and do not know any language, you are in the right way. The Lord is yours. 

         - Swami Vivekananda, Practical Vedanta I, London

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