( A collection of thirty immortal letters written by Osho to Ma Yoga Bhakti, NY, U.S.A.)
Letter: 5/Authentic Knowledge -- Only Through Meditation

        beloved bhakti,

    Love. Now man knows more about man than ever.
    And yet no problem is solved.
    It seems that something is basically wrong with our so-called
knowledge itself.
    This whole knowledge is derived from analysis.
    And analysis is incapable of penetrating into the depths of
    The Analytical method is all right with matter or with
    Because there is no INSIDE to them.
    But consciousness is INSIDENESS.
    And to use the analytical method with consciousness is to
treat it as an object, while it is not an object at all.
    And it cannot be made an object
    Its very nature is subjectivity.
    Its being is subjectivity.
    So it must not be approached from outside.
    Because, then whatsoever is known about it is not about it.
    Consciousness must be approached from inside.
    And, then the method is meditation and not analysis.
    Meditation is synthetic.
    It is concerned with the whole and not with the parts.
    It is subjective, and not objective.
    It is irrational or super-rational, and not rational.
    It is religious or mystic, and not scientific.
    Authentic knowledge of consciousness comes only through
meditation, and all else is just superficial aquaintance and basically
erroneous because the very source of it is fallacious.
    And, poisonous.

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