Is being clever a trap?


Quote I’m pondering :

“One of the big traps we have in the West is our intelligence, because we want to know that we know.
Freedom allows you to be wise, but you cannot know wisdom, you must be wisdom.
When my guru wanted to put me down, he called me ‘clever.’ When he wanted to reward me, he would call me ‘simple.’
The intellect is a beautiful servant, but a terrible master. Intellect is the power tool of our separateness. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity.”— Ram Dass

Damn! I love feeling clever or that I know something I can share. When is knowledge useful and when is it boastful – hmmm …

Source: “5-Bullet Friday” – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss