--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, a_non_moose_ff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> That the simple statment, "the intellect is a quite useful* tool in
> the attainment of higher states" was found so incorrect by some
> readers as to be hilarious, at least can't help but raise a smile. So
> much talk on this list, particularly by neo-advaitans or
> pseudo-advaitans, is about the great value of self-inquiry. What
> exactly is used in self-inquiry, ones big toe?
> 
> 
> 
> * In a later post, "quite useful" was substituted for the origninal
> term "necessary" -- which may be too extreme, though I beleive MMY
> goes as far to do that in the Gita.
>
You are cherry picking what was stated and it creates a distortion 
about what was said. Everyone agrees that the intellect is essential 
in the attainment of higher states. However, when you no longer need 
it, let it go, vs holding on to previous conceptual models defining 
where you are headed.





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