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Intuition and Osho

A Tract Book

By

Anthony J. Fejfar

© Copyright 2006 by Anthony J. Fejfar

In his book, “Intution: Knowing Beyond Logic,” Osho

discusesses the difference between instinct, intellect and intuition. In so

doing, Osho follows Aristotle and Plato with the levels of Body, Mind, and

Spirit. I argue, however, that real intellect is a level three spiritual function,

and that level two “mind” knowing involves only analytic understanding.

The following chart illustrates the difference in vocabulary:

Fejfar Osho

Level 1 Body Senses Instinct

Level 2 Analytic Understanding Intellect

Level 3 Spirit/Intellect Intuition

I argue, analogous to the argument of Ken Wilber, that Intuition, as

such, is a Level 6 phenomenon. Level 4 is formal operations and Level 5 is

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Creativity. Once Intuition is “downloaded” to Level 3, mere analysis at

Level 2 is integrated and transformed into intellect at Level 3. Thus, Level

3 intellection involves judgment and reflection, intuitive functions, not just

analytic understanding. Moreover, it is possible to hypothesize that Intution

is downloaded even further so that Level 2 Analytic Understanding is

complemented by Level 2 Intuitive Understanding, and, Level 1 Sensation is

complemented by Level 1 Intuitive Experience.

Osho also argues that Intuition is irrational. I would argue, instead,

that intuition is arational not irrational. Intuition represents arational

wisdom. Intuition is curvelinear. Such wisdom can be discussed in poetry,

parables, stories, etc. It can sometimes even be analytically thematized and

categorized. Equity, for example is an intuitive-wisdom concept. Intuition

emanates from the Spirit deep within all of us. Intuition is a matter of mind

as much as it is a matter of heart. It is, however, the arational wisdom mind.

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