Discriminative Intelligence and The Seven Stages of Life – Laughing Man Magazine

Adi Da Samraj: The exercises that we’ve done here in this “consideration” are so fundamental, so obvious – and yet you have to be instructed in it, you see? And seem to have this and that limitation associated with all of it. You must be able to exercise the deeper faculties. The mere physical energy, the etheric force, the emotional being, the mind and so on – these are all relatively mechanical. Their doings are subject to your intention. But they themselves are rather mechanical, will do anything. So the higher, deeper aspect of human personalities, the senior, is about discrimination, discriminative intelligence – measuring, understanding, observing, and directing the faculties below it according to that disposition, according to that understanding. But see how difficult it is for you all to get to the point where you’re willing to live based on understanding, rather than based on what the body-mind wants to do at the moment?

Adi Da Samraj – The Torque of Attention, Volume 1, Number 8, January 13, 1996

The following is from The Laughing Man Magazine, Vol 3, No. 1, 1982

Discriminative Intelligence and The Seven Stages of Life