Balance Your Intelligence
The balance of intelligence is the essence of yoga. First, it will be useful for us to understand what the balance of intelligence is. Generally, our mind is always swaying in extremes. Either we love somebody madly or we start hating him madly. Either we are madly after money, or we are crazy about renouncing it. But it seems very difficult to remain in the middle. Making a friend is easy and making an enemy is also easy; but to remain in the middle of friendship and enmity is extremely difficult for us. And the one who stays in the middle, attains to balance.
Balanced intelligence means — to balance; to become balanced between duality. You must have seen a shopkeeper weighing goods on a scale. When both the sides become evenly balanced and the needle of the scale stays exactly in the centre — when it is neither tilting towards the left side nor towards to the right side; is neither a leftist nor a rightist – then the balanced intelligence is attained.
Krishna says, “The essence of yoga is balanced intelligence.”
Krishna says, “I call that man a yogi who has attained the balance of intelligence. He breaks his identity with the sides of the scale and stands where the scale stops, where the equilibrium is gained, where the middle point is attained. He stays in the middle of two extremes; finds exactly the middle point; he is neither a friend, nor an enemy; he stops in the middle.”