Food For Soul- Maulana Rumi

August 23, 2020 5 Comments

Two Kinds 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 spring-box. 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.


How do you allow the freshness of this second knowledge to stay evergreen in your heart? 

What do you do to feed YOUR soul? 

What is the source of this second type of Knowledge? 

We would love to hear form you. Share your ideas and practices to keep this flame going in your heart. 

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Milt Buckingham
Milt Buckingham

August 29, 2020

Thank you for writing on this topic, Saba. This is a very empowering message – that if we just look within ourselves, we have all (or at least most) of the tools we need to live, and even to heal ourselves if we are in pain (physically or otherwise). If we can’t truly heal, we can certainly make things much better and become accepting of our station in life – to let go and stop fighting as we all tend to do. Using our innate wisdom that each of us is born with, we can take charge of our lives and come to find and pursue our true purpose in life. By observing and listening to ourselves deeply, the path we end up taking is usually right. Where does this wisdom come from? That is the mystery of life, but it must be from the spirit, soul, the divine or whatever we want to call it. For me, quiet observation and reflection in the form of meditation, yoga and readings on mindfulness helps me uncover this wisdom (or at least gets me closer to it – some days more than others!). I haven’t read too much of Rumi, but from what I have read, he seemed definitely ahead of his time! The first celebrity mindfulness teacher maybe?

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