|August 24, 2001 |
When an animal is bitten by a snake, it can only run or cry, but it does not have the ability to find a solution. As humans, we can find both the source of the problem, as well as an appropriate solution. This is because beyond animal instincts, humans have intellect. But even the intellect can be problematic. The intellect is a double-edged sword: if not used properly, it can cause great havoc. For example, all of history's wars have been based on the intellect. (You never hear of animals fighting at such a large scale that millions are killed!) Thus it is of utmost importance to make the intellect divine.