Two kinds of intelligenceMon, November 12, 2007 - 6:43 PM
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 the 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 it's 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
though the conduits of plumbing-learning.
This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.
RUMI, "Two Kinds of Intelligence"
translated by Coleman Barks
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Tribe.... what is it good for?We need to support beings of the fountainhead in a "rational" world where academic acheivment is rated as a symbol of success .
The other of course being material wealth.
There are threads hereon tribe that can be very instrumental in supporting the seers and the knowers.
\it is so valuable to have our fellows manifest outward signs of thier inner wealth .
And to celebrate with and for each other.