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The Need to Integrate the Truths of the Intellect With the Truths of the Heart and Life

The human mind naturally moves towards an “either/or” paradigm. This means essentially that if one particular thing is considered true, the opposite must be considered false. 300 more words

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The Impersonal and the Personal Aspects of Reality

The intellect struggles to understand existence. Due to the structure of the mind, it tends to adopt an exclusive position and deny the validity or truth of an opposing view. 242 more words

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The Nature of the Philosophical Intellect

It is important to understand the human intellect, its capacities and its limitations, in order to get at the root cause of the disconnect that has generally taken place between the path of knowledge, the path of love and the path of works. 267 more words

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The Limitations of the Human Intellect In Perceiving the Ultimate Truths of Existence

Even the rational intellect can recognize that the human mind is unable to directly cognize and assimilate the entirety of the manifested universe. As humanity pushes ever farther in its examination of the facts of existence, this principle becomes ever more clear. 369 more words

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The Question of the Divine Personality

For those who follow a path of religion that believes in a personal God, the question of the Divine Personality is one of faith. In today’s world, with its emphasis on facts, science and provable assumptions, the concept of a Divine Personality has been either entirely removed or relegated to the status of something illusory and less “real” than the Eternal, Impersonal, the Absolute. 376 more words

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The Heaven of Beatitude of the Eternal Union

The mystery of the divine Personality underlies the practice of the Yoga of devotion, and it is this divine Personality who is the object of the love and devotion in all the various forms that such love and devotion can take for the seeker. 394 more words

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Possessed by the Call of the Divine Flute Player

The natural tendency of the human mind is to try to create some kind of system or organized methdology that one can follow to achieve a particular result. 417 more words

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