Originally posted by Arkaleus
I am not satisfied with the answer of "instinct." I do not believe in such a thing as "instinct." It is a completely non-scientific concept
anyway, how on earth can a group of cells form its own intelligence? There is spirit, and that is what intelligence is made of. It doesn't come
from cells, DNA, or any kind of elemental matter.
Human intelligence comes from a most sacred place. We begin with little life sparks that occupy our bodies. These are the seeds of our individual
personalities. As we grow older, some of us add to them, some get damaged and lose them, others rebuild and become strong again.
But the Origin of our intelligence is NOT from our bodies. Surely you guys are more insightful than THAT. The NATURE of that ORIGIN is the real
inquiry I am making. Don't you recall your own origins?
Children love the Golden Rule by their natures. Their reasoning is superior to the man's, who says, "My knowledge is power." Did you think that
the clever and the crafty were divine?
What is your definition of divinity?
I agree with this for the most part. I might as well give my theory. Judging by this thread I assume you do not believe in reincarnation, would this
be a correct assumption? Anyhow as you will read, I do.
When a child is born, the odds are that the spirit inside has existed many lifetimes before as a human. In their new body they are allowed a fresh
start. The human body has evolved over the centuries to be a great vehicle for spiritual development. Practicing spirituality has great physical
benefits to the human form and our current society provides rapid developments for those who wish to pursue it.
The human body allows even evil spirits to reincarnate and have somewhat of a chance at positive change. This is accomplished by the physiology of
humans. When reborn all past lives are, for the moment, forgotten. All that a newborn child knows is that love feels good and hate/anger/fear is an
As the child grows the cumaltive personality of its past lives begins to seep through by way of their intuition. These intuitive glimpses then mix in
with their experiences in their current life to form a new personality.
So the reason children are all inherently good is due to the phsiology of the human form and not because of the spirit behind the child.
For example: Its like a mass murderer suffering an acute case of amnesia. He forgets his evil ways and has a chance to become an entirely different
person. As time goes by he begins to have glimpses of his past. When his past fully comes back to him he then has a choice; continue being a
murderer or continue the life he developed after suffering amnesia. Hopefully his short life after the amnesia set in is more appealing then his past
Spiritual growth takes many lifetimes for most people. It is not that they are necessarily bad or evil. It is just that being born into a life that
is highly condusive to positive spiritaul progress is rare. However, each incarnation of a person, overall, has a positive effect on their spiritual
growth even though it is usually very small.
The benefit of this society we live in though is that for those people that are born into a life that is condusive to spiritual growth, they tend to
grow very fast. With so much corruption and negativity in our society, those that can see clearly see exactly what they need to rid from their own
lives to progress.
So I agree with you when you say intelligence does not originate from the body. But the inherent goodness of children, I feel, Does originate from
the body through our emotional makeup and ignorance of the past.
As a side note on intelligence, I personally believe in the car analogy. If I push on the gas pedal the car goes forward. The car didn't initiate
the command to move, I did. I am seperate from the car but while driving I can be considered a part of the car. If the engine breaks down then I can
continue pushing the gas pedal but the car will no longer respond.
So as I see it, intelligence originates "outside" of the body but yet is dependent on the body to operate in our existence.
Again just my theories, they are still a work in progress.