Knowing Beyond Logic
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Intuition deals with the difference between the intellectual, logical mind and the more encompassing realm of spirit. Logic is how the mind knows reality, intuition is how the spirit experiences reality. Osho's discussion of these matters is wonderfully lucid, occasionally funny, and thoroughly engrossing.
All people have a natural capacity for intuition, but often social conditioning and formal education work against it. People are taught to ignore their instincts rather than to understand and use them as a foundation for individual growth and development-and in the process they undermine the very roots of the innate wisdom that is meant to flower into intuition.
In this volume, Osho pinpoints exactly what intuition is and gives guidelines for how to identify its functioning in others and ourselves. You will learn to distinguish between genuine intuitive insight and the "wishful thinking" that can often lead to mistaken choices and unwanted consequences. Includes many specific exercises and meditations designed to nourish and support each individual's natural intuitive gifts.
OSHO challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to experience life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people-along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha-who have changed the destiny of India. More than a decade after his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
Your body tells the truth
Eckhart Tolle said something to the effect of, "If there is disagreement between the mind and the body, look to the body to find the truth."
This was used as a philosophy textbook in the last philosophy class I took in college, which I think was "Ethics". My instructor was a hot, young gal working on her doctorate in some eastern flavor of philosophy or other. I'm a man, and, being 37 at that time, was the Class Elder. Older than any of the students and even had a few years on my teacher. This book is about intuition, as the title suggests, which is a way of 'just knowing'; of feeling it in your gut. It is a way of knowing which is at least as valid as logic, but has nothing at all to do with logic. With logic one must be methodical and clearly show the mental path from A to B. With intuition one still starts at A and ends at B, but it's a direct leap and there is no proving it. It's a way of 'knowing', after all, not a way of proving whatever knowledge to a sceptic.
This book is taken from a adapted from talks by Osho, which helps with the intuition part. I don't know about you, but truth comes out of my mouth. When I run it past the mind, think about it and craft some sort of story is where the BS creeps in. Good book. My guess is you could get it at a used BS for about 99 cents.
This book is not what it claims to be in its introduction. I think she uses the word instinct so much that she should have named the book Instinct instead of intuition . I made it to page 37 and have no interest in reading another page. Wish I could get my money back on this one.