Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Another Kind of Intelligence

There are two kinds of intelligence:
one acquired,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 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 its 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
through conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.

-- Rumi

1 comment:

The Mad-Eyed Monk said...

I love this wisdom by Rumi! and your amazing photo. Thank you for sharing once again...