A lot of what we call knowledge today is information. Information can be very useful data but it describes details rather than reality itself.
True knowledge is embedded in the layers of reality, be it the subtle structures that underlay all forms and phenomena, the field of becoming that accepts only truth (ritam and resolute intellect), the dynamics of consciousness, or the intelligence of Divinity.
In many spiritual circles, there is an emphasis on alertness, on the quality of consciousness that makes us aware. This is the Purusha value, the witness. This wakes up to itself as consciousness so there is great value in that. However, it is only one aspect of the equation. If we want to awaken fully, we want to unfold all of it.
Another aspect of consciousness is liveliness. It is liveliness that stirs alertness to become aware. Without liveliness, consciousness is dormant. It doesn’t flow and it doesn’t express. There is no Prakriti or nature.
And yet, even liveliness is not the full story. Liveliness doesn’t just agitate alertness. It brings it forth with intelligence. It takes a direction and flows, becoming self-aware.
That is the subtle quality of intelligence within liveliness. And that tells us that liveliness is the home of pure knowledge. It is pure memory of Divinity in a way we can directly experience.
The vibrations that create all forms and phenomena originate in this lively intelligence. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi called this Creative Intelligence and developed a science of it.
As Lorne Hoff observes, these flows of lively intelligence are very fine but are right on the surface of life. We know them subjectively as bliss. Specific flows are the laws of nature themselves. They live in that cosmic aliveness. This surrounds and immerses us in an ocean of lively intelligence.