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Wonderlike Rumi

Februarie 22, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Two Kinds of Intelligence


There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,

as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts

from books and from what the teacher says,

collecting information from the traditional sciences

as well as from the new sciences.


With such intelligence you rise in the world.

You get ranked ahead or behind others

in regard to your competence in retaining

information. You stroll with this intelligence

in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more

marks on your preserving tablets.


There is another kind of tablet, one

already completed and preserved inside you.

A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness

in the center of the chest. This other intelligence

does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,

and it doesn’t move from outside to inside

through conduits of plumbing-learning.


This second knowing is a fountainhead

from within you, moving out.


From Essential Rumi

By Coleman Barks

8 antwoorde op Wonderlike Rumi

  1. I like 🙂

  2. palamino het gesê op Februarie 22, 2010

    Ai, ek probeer…maar niks wil gebeur as ek die font size groter maak nie. Weetie wat aangaan nie. Hoop die donkerblou help bietjie.

  3. abrham het gesê op Maart 10, 2010

    nav ghaap se blog

    When two or more individuals who have awakened to what I call the Evolutionary Impulse, or Authentic Self, come together in deep dialogue and focused conversation, the experience is something akin to thinking aloud with yourself. Why? Because there is only one Authentic Self. The ego can only have a relationship with other separate individuals, but the Authentic Self can only have a relationship with itself. If you awaken to the Authentic Self and another also becomes illuminated by that same Self, you will find that you both experience a strong pull to be together, but what you are drawn to is not the other individual’s unique personality. The Authentic Self isn’t interested in other individuals. It is always only seeking itself in others. When people who have shared absolutely no personal history come together in this higher state of consciousness, they experience an ecstatic intimacy that infinitely transcends any kind of closeness or connectedness that can be experienced in a more familiar or personal context. Carried on the wings of the Authentic Self, our self-consciousness falls away, and an intoxicating sweetness envelops us. Here, where there is no other, we all awaken to a radiant transparency, fueled by egoless passion. Here, conflict and competition disappear. We are not separate individuals coming together; we are one Self experiencing sheer delight in being with itself.

  4. palamino het gesê op Maart 10, 2010

    Ag nee man! Nou cut&paste jy vir my so ‘n lang quote… 🙂

  5. palamino het gesê op Maart 13, 2010

    Spekbek, ek weetnie of jy nou met Abraham of met my praat nie, maar as jy met my gesels is die antwoord ja, Tolle het ‘n groot invloed op my lewe gehad met “The power of now”.

  6. abrham het gesê op Maart 13, 2010

    ken wilber

  7. HeavyHenry het gesê op Maart 13, 2010

    Alweer Nice!

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