The real problem is not the use of too much intelligence but the
non-use of emotion. Emotion is completely disregarded in our
civilization, so the balance is lost and a lopsided personality
develops. If emotion is also used, then there is no imbalance.
A balance of emotion and intellect must be maintained in the proper
ratio; otherwise the whole personality gets diseased. It is just like
using only one leg. You may keep on using it, but you get nowhere; you
simply tire yourself. The other leg must be used. Emotion and
intellect are like two wings: when we use only one wing the outcome
will be frustration. Then the bliss that comes from using both wings
simultaneously, in balance and harmony, is never attained.
Don’t be afraid of using the intellect too much. Only when
intelligence is used do you touch the depths; only there is your
potential stimulated. Intellectual work does not mean that your
intelligence is being used. Intellectual work is merely superficial;
no depth is touched, nothing is challenged. That gives rise to
boredom; it creates work that is without enjoyment. Enjoyment always
comes when your individuality is challenged and you have to prove
yourself and respond to the challenge. When challenged, intelligence
or emotion both create their own bliss.
A person is schizophrenic if only one part of his personality is
working and the other is dead. Then even the part that is working will
not work really well because it will be overworked. Personality is a
totality; it has no division at all. Actually, the whole personality
is a flowing energy. When energy is used in a logical way it becomes
intelligence, and when it is not used logically but emotionally it
becomes the heart. These are two separate things; it is the same
energy flowing through two different channels.
When there is no heart but only intellect, you can never relax.
Relaxation means that now the same energy within you is working in a
different channel. Relaxation never means no-work, it means work in
another dimension. Then the dimension that is overtaxed relaxes.
A person who follows an intellectual pursuit continuously, never
relaxes. He does not divert his energy to another dimension, so his
mind goes on working in only one direction unnecessarily. That creates
boredom. Thoughts and more thoughts come and go; energy is diffused,
wasted. You cannot enjoy it; on the contrary, you will be disappointed
and disgusted with this unnecessary burden. But the mind, or the
intellect, is not at fault. Because an alternative dimension has not
been provided, because there is no other door open to it, the energy
keeps circling round and round inside you.
Energy can never be stagnant. Energy means that which is not stagnant,
that which is always flowing. Relaxation does not mean energy which is
stagnant or asleep; scientifically, relaxation means that now energy
is flowing through another channel, another dimension — it has
entered another room.