Buddhi is best used as an instrument for self-realisation. It is closest to the atma in man, but when it is ever busy seeking faults in others, it gets polluted in the process and loses the power of reflecting the majesty, the splendour and the glory of the Atma which can illumine it. Now, the advantage of closeness is lost and buddhi strays far into the world in search of objective pleasure and sensory satisfaction. If the sum mum bonus of living is the satisfaction of the senses, the birds and beasts with far less intelligence and much poor discrimination are as successful as man, if not more. No! Man has a nobler and higher purpose - the realisation of the Eternal Truth.
- Baba -