Monday, June 12, 2017

Wisdom is the balance...

Rationality gives us the sense to understand that we cannot reach there through rationality.
Because unless and until this thing happens to you, you are not going to believe in it. You are not going to believe in it that, this rationality, on which we depend, which is our support, which  we all the time think that our identification is complete with rationality. And we are very rational, we are proud of our rationality also.

So then, you reach a point when, through rationality, where you understand that this is not the horse which will be useful any further. This is the use of rationality! One way it takes you to that culminating point where you think it is to be discarded or cannot be depended upon. On the other side rationality gives you a view, a view which can be related later on, when you get the experience. You start understanding why rationality was failing you. So it's a teacher on a negative way. It's a teacher on a negative way. But it is essential because man was given freedom and he started using his freedom, he started using his rationality.

When he reaches that point, then he starts depending on his wisdom. And wisdom is the balance between his emotionality and rationality, in the centre of it, between his heart and his mind. It is a centre somewhere there, in the central, or you say in the fulcrum. So if you are too much on the emotionality or too much on the rationality you have to move further into the centre and balance it at a point; then only you are in wisdom and that's how you rise within yourself. Any extreme behaviour, on the left or the right, or dependence, is not going to help you."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 12, 1978  " Rationalism,Emotionalism and Wisdom "  Public Program
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Caxton Hall  London, U.K.

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