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Intellect vs. Intuition: Illustrated

Intellect is a cognitive faculty, that is static and discretely arranged in time (where the time is not changing or flowing like a river). Intellect has indeed made marvelous progress with technology and materials science. Intellect is great for external study of matter and material objects.

Intellect is a static, frame by frame analytical way of knowing things in time.


Intuition is dynamic and intermingled in pure duration (where the time is constantly undergoing a heterogeneous change, much like the river which we cannot step into twice identically). That is how our psyche, our ideas and indeed our lives proceed. Intuition is for internal study and reaching into our own creative, mysterious selves.

Intuition is a holistic, organic way of knowing things in duration.

The artist's intuition is revealed as the colors intermingle in his duration and express finally as a vibrant work of art. One can only use intuition to fully appreciate the work of art.

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