How do we acquire intelligence?
Please read the note below before answering.
NOTE: It seems evident that, in people, the degree of intelligence varies with the individual and, also, there is a difference between intellect and intelligence. I have explained this difference in the extract from The Milk Is White below:
“Let us here differentiate between intelligence and intellect. Intelligence is an innate ability to perceive, comprehend, reason and understand whereas intellect is to do with the acquisition of knowledge of an academic nature. Intellect is dependent on intelligence but intelligence is not dependent on intellect. Many highly intelligent people are not intellectual, mostly because they have not had the opportunity of education and some because they have not had the inclination to study, and many highly intellectual people are not intelligent outside their specific sphere of intellectual study. Those with intellectual deficiency are actually highly intelligent. The proverbial “absentminded professor” would be an extreme example of this. Therefore, no one need feel unqualified to seek, or at a disadvantage in seeking the spiritual Truth. If anything, the intellectual has a greater tendency to experience mental blocks or tunnel vision than the purely intelligent person.”