Sadhguru says the mind is a sharp knife. Suitable for cutting, but destructive as a tool for sewing. Everything then gets cut up even more.
I once said the mind is a blunt tool that makes man helplessly lose himself in separation.
It is the same. The mind is useless without a knowing hand. Too sharp or too blunt. It does not matter.
The mind without the complement of soul knowledge is the reversion to the animal instinct of survival alone.
That is not enough for man. And he breaks in materialism because of this compulsion.