The illusive intellect is manipulative. It moves and controls in a skillful way for a particular purpose. It clings to past memories, people, and possessions. In so doing, it can hurt others, harm relationships, and cause violence.
The illuminating intellect is trusting. It sees the drama of life as a sequence of many scenes. Each scene is revealing a secret, and unfolding a significance. The illuminating intellect knows when to be a detached observer, and when to act. It is guided by pure intentions and clean motives. It is non-violent by nature.