An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Turn Intelligence into Ignorance and become Mad!

Here is a crazy yet interesting writing from Rumi.. it essentially underscores the necessity of renunciation and letting go of self:

You must turn your intelligence into ignorance; you must become mad. Whenever you see something that may yield material profit, flee from it. Curse anyone who praises you. Lend your wealth to the poor and the feckless. Abandon the security of your home, and live in places of danger. Throw away your reputation, and embrace dishonor and disgrace. I shall test my intellect to the limit; and then I shall make myself mad.

-Rumi, “Mathnawi”

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