Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 18 Nov 2021


What is the similarity between mind and intelligence?

[A question by Ms. Lakshmi Trailokya]

Swami Replied:- When an advice is given, people give importance to the experience of a person determined by age of that person. This experience is related to mind, which just collects the information and stores in its associated faculty called memory or Chittam. When an experienced person gives advice, he is giving it simply based on the stored information. If he is not intelligent, he simply stored the information and is giving the advice based on the existing information in the brain. That may be wrong or right. But, if the same person is also intelligent, he will not store the information collected by mind simply as it is. He will analyse it with intelligence and then only store the right information. Hence, you should not give importance blindly to the age, but, you should observe whether that person has intelligence or not. A person with little age can give correct information if he is intelligent. Intelligence (analysis) is greater than the mind (experience) because intelligence is greater than mind. Of course, both mind and intelligence are the best.