The transcendent Intellect
Or The Pure Intellect
The transcendent intellect is of universal character.
It is important to distinguish from it any mental activity, or consciousness or reason, and to understand the difference.
The transcendent intellect is therefore not an individual faculty, which is why it (can and) will facilitate metaphysical knowledge. The latter is by definition a non-human knowledge, depending uniquely on pure intellectual intuition, *the eye of the heart* (aynu-l qalb ). DRG221-222
The transcendent or pure intellect transmits the light of direct Knowledge, which is the immediate, intuitive Knowledge.
Of it Aristotle said that: ”the Intellect is always in conformity with truth”, in the same way that ”nothing is more true than the Intellect.” This is an understanding which is much more a faculty of an intimate perception, rather than the result of any discursive comprehension of reasoning. DRG221-222
The transcendent intellect, in order to directly grasp the universal principles, must itself belong to the universal order; it is [then] not any more an individual faculty, and to conceive it as such would be self-contradictory, because it does not belong to the possibilities of the individual [or of the human being] to outstrip its own limits, [meaning] to exit the conditions which define it as an individual [being]. MXO11
 for DRG, MXO see [buchl]
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