Volume 13, Number 17
06 Feburary

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A 20th century Indian spiritual teacher's books including Intuition and Creativity may offer unique insight into problems faced in the 21st century.

"Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circles. Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge, it repeats the same knowledge, it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again." - Osho Rajneesh

Head is man.
"Heart doesn't know what doubt is, heart doesn't know what BELIEVE is- heart simply knows trust." - Osho Rajneesh

Heart is woman.
These are the two sides of humans and the two parts of the brain, basically.

Nuclear bombs are the rationale of the head. Love, tears, emotions and peace are the nature of the heart. The heart and the feminine belong to the whole. The mind and the masculine are aggressive, always fighting: divisive.

The heart makes no sense to the mind. It is beyond reason and is the highest form of knowing. The source of the heart is intuition; having more influence over life than the mind thinks, open to surprises and experiences. It is your unconscious knowledge; somehow you sense that something is right for you to do. In the world today, the heart is being denied and feminine thoughts are denied. What counts in the modern world is reason. The world has not given the same chance to the heart as it has to the mind. The heart can barely find a place for itself. The denial of the heart means the denial of women.

Being of two minds.
A person whose personality has been divided into heart and mind will suffer. Practically, a bridge must be built between the heart and mind and balance must be achieved. A wise person finds balance between the heart and head. Contradictions meet and create balance. The yin and yang, night and day: man and woman.
The head is prone to violence while the heart cannot fathom violence. The heart sings, paints and loves. The head invents and discovers, forging ahead in math, geography, history, and chemistry. All sciences exist because of the mind. However the mind is blind. The mind cannot decide to use the advancements it discovers for good or bad. The mind invents bombs and makes wars; the heart seeks peace.

"The heart is always right-- if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart-- because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted." -Osho Rajneesh

Should Hillary win?
Finally tapping into the difference between masculine and feminine presences and approaches to conflict, the United Nations has sent an all-female peace keeping force composed of more than 100 women to keep the peace after years of war in Liberia. To a country in fact, where the president, Ella Johnson, is the first female president of an African country. It is becoming clear that the heart is necessary in a world long dominated by the mind.

Hillary Clinton should win the next election. Believe it or not, the president of the US matters to us, and to the whole world. Those tabulating, analyzing and thinking that reason alone - bottom lines and black and white definitions - can justify wielding weapons are leading the US. People like Bush. The world needs leaders who have a heart, people who are able to lead compassionately. The head lacks solutions at times, but the answers in the heart are infinite.

Gülay Acar (COMD/IV)

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