In the last three talks we have been considering that intelligence which is developed through the activities and habits of the self - that desire which is constantly accumulating and with which thought identifies itself as the 'me' and the 'mine'. This accumulative, identifying habit is called intelligence; the aggressive and self-expanding desire ever seeking security, certainty, is called intelligence. This enchaining habit-memory binds thought, and so intelligence is imprisoned in the self. How can this intelligence, this mind that is petty, narrow, cruel, nationalistic, envious, comprehend the real? How can thought which is the outcome of time, of self-protective activity, comprehend that which is not of time?
Fourth Talk in The Oak Grove, 1946