We all know that there is cosmic intelligence in all things, big or small. This is no metaphor, but real, if not tangible, essence. It is from here that all things begin, or sprout. You’d call it the intelligence substance, ‘mindful’ wisdom, or conscious awareness. Some call it god; some call it the divine core. The equation is simple — there can be no intelligence in the absence of the divine substance. There can, likewise, be nothing without its presence.
In keeping with the physics of consciousness, thinking is the active element, while thought is its passive corollary. A substance, which thinks, is full of zip; also, dynamism. It is laced with energetic thought and action — the vitality of the spheres. Thought, on the contrary, cannot be a function. Because, any function has to be endowed with motion — this is implausible without thinking. While it is agreed that most philosophers attest that thought is stillness and thinking is intelligent activity, the fact is ‘what makes our intelligence possible is nothing but movement of energy in the brain substance’ — thanks to its quintessential kinetic motion. Intelligence substance is also the result of a plethora of signals in the brain. It takes up thought and provides us with the ‘intelligent engine’ that drives our thinking — it is also our spirit substance, life principle, or prana. It animates the brain, not just by way of emotional energy, but also by the presence of the divine substance that guides us all.
If you were to think that the brain does not think and it is you that thinks and expresses your thoughts through the brain, you are spot on. This is because there is the spirit substance that thinks in every part of your mind. It is something that permeates your entire body, every cell, every tissue and organ. It is also present in all of nature — because nature is intelligence too. This is not all. It is said that nature knows more than we all do — because, it knows all things. Its knowledge, unlike us, is not limited; it is absolute, no less.
To cull an allegory — although our mind, from the beginning of time, has been in touch with all things, its knowledge is limited in each of us. It is not absolute. This relates to our life experiences too, which envelop certain things — things we know to an extent, each in his or her own manner. This is contrary to god’s experience, which encompasses all the things that have happened since creation — from the ‘Big Bang’ to the changing of the seasons, or the blossoming of flowers, at a given time of the year. It does not, of course, take an encyclopaedia to emphasise that there is intelligence in all things — far and near. As the Rig Veda extols,“Let knowledge and noble thoughts come to us from all sides.”
We all need inspiration to do well in life — inspiration is something we all possess in the compass of our mind. It is the radar of all that we explore, perceive and utilise in one form, or the other. Inspiration would have been a plain word, not a flash of energy, if it did not exist as thought, which, in turn, triggers our thinking. What does this connote? That we all own the intelligence substance for inspiration to emerge — a substance that makes us ‘think’ and ‘transform’ our insights for the higher purposes of our existence. Put simply, this is what that drives us all to make ourselves what we desire, or want to be, and accomplish things through conscious, intelligent wisdom.