Faith is the ultimate essence of intellect.
Through the practice of correct faith, the intellect comes to shine. Intellect without correct faith lacks a firm anchor in the soil of life and eventually becomes disordered. This prompted The Buddha, to remark that many modern thinkers his time were suffering from what he termed “higher psychosis.”
Historically faith without intellect, leads to blind faith and fanaticism. Intellect alone – blinds us to hidden possibilities and understanding. It is the balance of faith and intelligence that builds us stronger, wiser and more apt to take the difficult steps of our paths while recognizing the joys of our steps.
Peace and Love, Jim