Intelligence: The Creative Response to Now

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In Intelligence, Osho challenges the common conception that the best way to promote intelligence is to train the intellect. Intellect is logical, he says; intelligence is paradoxical. Intellect takes things apart to see how they work; intelligence puts things together to see the functioning of the whole. Osho posits that when our education systems put too much emphasis on developing intellect, an imbalance is created and both the individual and the society suffer. It is only through intelligence that we can ...

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In Intelligence, Osho challenges the common conception that the best way to promote intelligence is to train the intellect. Intellect is logical, he says; intelligence is paradoxical. Intellect takes things apart to see how they work; intelligence puts things together to see the functioning of the whole. Osho posits that when our education systems put too much emphasis on developing intellect, an imbalance is created and both the individual and the society suffer. It is only through intelligence that we can respond creatively to the challenges of a changing world.

The Insights for a New Way of Living series aims to shine light on beliefs and attitudes that prevent individuals from being their true selves. The text is an artful mix of compassion and humor, and readers are encouraged to confront what they would most like to avoid, which in turn provides the key to true insight and power.

By exploring the distinction between intellect and intelligence, Intelligence encourages readers to be more aware of how they approach problems—-logical, emotional, and practical—-and how they solve them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312320720
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Osho Insights for a New Way of Living Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 461,535
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. He is the author of many books, including Love, Freedom, Aloneness; The Book of Secrets; and Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder.

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Table of Contents

Foreword : intelligence is not what you think
Intelligence - a gift of nature 1
What makes people stupid 22
Mind - a Pandora's box 45
From mind to no-mind 70
Outside the box - breaking free of conditioning 101
Symptoms, stepping-stones, and stumbling blocks : responses to questions 142
Afterword : rediscovering intelligence through meditation 181
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