"Such things have been revealed to me that now all I have written appears in my eyes as of no greater value than straw."
- St. Thomas Aquinas
"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."
Do not increase your artificial intelligence, but rather develop your natural wisdom and true knowledge first.
-Chuang Tzu (Teacher)
The Greek and other ancient civilizations established themselves in a higher state of consciousness through meditation-cultivation. The by-products (and reward) of this accomplishment was the gift of the understanding of the so-called physical universe. Jesus said the same thing when he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God (God-self-realization) and all things (remembrance) shall be added unto you."
Genius, a spirit, a guardian spirit with special intellectual endowment of the highest kind, which becomes attached to the person of the same disposition of mind or purpose in life. In ancient Taoism the practice of meditation attracted intellectual spiritual energy, this leads to insights and the ability to use knowledge in a positive beneficial way.