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Knowing Beyond Logic
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.
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    #1: Maps
    #2: Head, Heart, and Being
    # 3: Past Present, and Future
    #4: Three Rungs of a Ladder
    #5: Barriers to Knowing
    #6: Knowledge
    #7: Intellect
    #8: Imagination
    #9: Politics
    #10: Strategies
    #11: Peel the Onion
    #12: Function from the Feminine
    # 13: Move from Thinking to Feeling
    #14: Relax
    #15: Find the Inner Guide
    #16: Make Happiness the Criterion
    # 17: Go for the Poetry
    Also by Osho
    Afterword - No Destination
    About the Author
    Osho Meditation Resort
Excerpt from: Intuition, Chapter 13
"Intuition travels without any vehicle – that is why it is a jump; that is why it is a leap. It is a jump from one point to another point, with no interconnection between the two. If I come to you step by step, it is not a jump. Only if I come to you without any steps is it a jump. And a real jump is even deeper. It means that something exists on point A and then it exists on point B, and between the two there is no existence. That is a real jump.

"Intuition is a jump – it is not something that comes to you in steps. It is something happening to you, not coming to you – something happening to you without any causality anywhere, without any source anywhere. This sudden happening means intuition. If it were not sudden, not completely discontinuous with what went before, then reason would discover the path. It would take time, but it could be done. Reason would be capable of knowing and understanding and controlling it. Then any day an instrument could be developed, just like radio or TV, in which intuitions could be received.

"If intuition came through rays or waves, then we could make an instrument to receive them. But no instrument can pick up intuition because it is not a wave phenomenon. It is not a phenomenon at all; it is just a leap from nothing to being.

"Intuition means just that – that’s why reason denies it. Reason denies it because reason is incapable of encountering it. Reason can only encounter phenomena that can be divided into cause and effect.

"According to reason there are two realms of existence, the known and the unknown. And the unknown means that which is not yet known but someday will be known. But mysticism says that there are three realms: the known, the unknown and the unknowable. By the unknowable, the mystic means that which can never be known.

"Intellect is involved with the known and the unknown, not with the unknowable. And intuition works with the unknowable, with that which cannot be known. It is not just a question of time before it will be known – unknowability is its intrinsic quality. It is not that your instruments are not fine enough or your logic not up-to-date, or your mathematics primitive – that is not the question. The intrinsic quality of the unknowable is unknowability; it will always exist as the unknowable.

"This is the realm of intuition.

"When something from the unknowable comes to be known, it is a jump – there is no link, there is no passage, there is no going from one point to another point. But it seems inconceivable, so when I say you can feel it but you cannot understand it, when I say such things I know very well that I am uttering nonsense. "Nonsense" only means that which cannot be understood by our senses. And mind is a sense, the most subtle.

"Intuition is possible because the unknowable is there. Science denies the existence of the divine because it says, ‘There is only one division: the known and the unknown. If there is any God, we will discover him through laboratory methods. If he exists, science will discover him.’

"The mystic, on the other hand, says, ‘Whatever you do, something in the very foundation of existence will remain unknowable – a mystery.’ And if the mystics are not right, then I think that science is going to destroy the whole meaning of life. If there is no mystery, the whole meaning of life is destroyed and the whole beauty is destroyed.

"The unknowable is the beauty, the meaning, the aspiration, the goal. Because of the unknowable, life means something. When everything is known, then everything is flat. You will be fed up, bored.

"The unknowable is the secret; it is life itself." Osho

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