( A collection of thirty immortal letters written by Osho to Ma Yoga Bhakti, NY, U.S.A.)
Letter: 21/Knowledge is Through Experiencing

        beloved bhakti,

Love. Knowledge is through experiencing.
More information is not knowledge.
On the contrary, it cannot give the clarity which knowledge
gives to the mind, and may confuse one more.
    Because, a confused mind is still more burdened with it.

    Two men had played chess regularly together for several
years. They were quite evenly matched, and there was keen
rivalry between them. And, then, one man began to beat his
rival nearly everytime they played. And the other man was
completely at a loss to understand this phenomenon. On the
contrary, he was expecting his game to improve because he was
reading a 4-Volume set on 'HOW TO PLAY CHESS!' After
such thought, he came up with an idea. He sent the books to
his friend as a gift. And it was not long before they were evenly
matched again!

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