Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 18 Jun 2017


Will intellect take immediate decision on an issue?

[Reply to Shri Karthik] Decision may be immediate or may be taken after some analysis. Intelligence of a human being may not be so efficient to take a decision even after analysis. Sometimes, intelligence may take wrong decision influenced by subconscious state. Hence, a group debate is essential. Discussion with human incarnation (Satguru) is the best, if possible. Without analysis, you should not accept even the knowledge of human incarnation, which is mixture of God and human being and such human being might have inserted its wrong opinion. Of course, human being is under the full control of God. Even then, you must doubt it and analyze because one need not fear for testing even 24-karat gold. Hence, Krishna told Arjuna to analyze the entire Gita told by Him and then only to accept it (vimrushyaitadesheshena…). The very beginning chapter of the Gita is regarding analysis by intelligence, which is called as Buddhi Yoga or jnana yoga or samkhya yoga (dadaami Buddhi Yogam tam…). It is said "to err is human…". Hence, the point should be discussed by several intellectuals and then should be ratified by experience (vidvadvadanubhava siddham pramaanam). You should analyze any scripture or any tradition. Ancient tradition of sages is correct, but, it was polluted by middle age ignorant people. You should not take anything for granted either from scripture or from tradition without sharp analysis passed through debate.