Intelligence is equal. It permeates all of creation. A flower has the same intelligence as a cow or a man or a rock or a dog, etc. It is enlightenment that is different in every part of creation. It is enlightenment that raises us upward. Knowledge is good; knowledge brings enlightenment. Seek it!
If you love perfectly you will never do any wrong. Perfection is a challenge given to us at the point of separation from the Creator. Once separated, we become imperfect, but retain the ability to become perfect. The flesh is imperfect so we cannot be perfect because of its confines. We constantly give in to it. The flesh wants to be perfectly indulgent to itself which harms our superior mind.