Daily Meditation: Saturday, December 10, 2005

.Synthesis - its superiority over analysis

Synthesis and analysis are two approaches to knowledge. In a general sense, science has chosen the method of analysis, which separates, cuts and dissects. Of course, it is necessary from time to time to concentrate on a certain point of detail, but synthesis is the only method which is truly useful and productive, because synthesis alone brings about life. When we analyze, we limit ourselves, we shrink, we contract. Yes, and we can even say that analysis leads to death, while synthesis tends towards life. As proof, consider how a mother forms her infant. She assembles billions of elements, and the child is the living synthesis who breathes, moves, eats and speaks. Later, when the hour of analysis strikes, each particle of its body departs to rejoin the region from which it came: earth, water, air, fire, just as the characters are returned to the typographer’s drawers. In the same way, those who relentlessly analyze and dismantle things and living beings march towards death, towards spiritual death.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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The Author : Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov