reza.bfar at oracle.com
Mon Mar 28 13:31:29 PDT 2011
Applying good old Occom's Razor...
Intuition = Heuristic Function in A*
Rational decisioning is very similar to A* search. The complexity is how the
Heuristic Function is built...
On 3/28/11 1:27 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> "intuition - Knowing Beyond Logic - Insights for a new way of living" - Osho -
> And I quote:
> "Intuition cannot be explained scientifically becasue the very phenomenon is
> unscientific and irrational. The very pheonomenon of intuition is irrational.
> And intuition is something beyond intellect, something not of the intellect,
> something coming from some place where intellect is totally unaware. So the
> intellect can feel it, but it cannot explain it.
> The leap of intuition can be felt becasuse there is a gap. Intuition can be
> felt by intellect - it can be noted that something has happened - but it
> cannot be explained, because explanation needs causality. Explanation means
> to answer the question from hwere does it come, why does it come, what is the
> casue. And it comes from somewhere else, not from the intellect itself - so
> there is no intellectual cause. There is no reason, no link, no continuity
> within the intellect.
> Intuition is a different realm of happening that is not related to the
> intellect at all, although it can penetrate the intellect. It must be
> understood that a higher reality can penetrate a lower reality, but the lower
> cannot penetrate the higher. So intuition can penetrate intellect because it
> is higher, but intellect cannot penetrate intuition because it is lower.
> It is just like your mind can penetrate your body, but your body cannot
> penetrate the mind. Your being can penetrate the mind, but the mind cannot
> penetrate the being. That is why, if you are going into the being, you have
> to separate yourself from body and mind both. They cannot penetrate a higher
> As you go into a higher reality, the lower world of happenings has to be
> dropped. There is no explanation of the higher in the lower because the very
> terms of explanation don't exist there; they are meaningless. But the
> intellect can feel the gap, it can know the gap. It can come to feel that
> "something has happened that is beyond me." If even this much can be done,
> the intellect has done much.
> But the intellect can also reject what has happened. That is what is meant by
> having faith or not having faith. If you feel that what cannot be explained
> by the intellect does not exist, then you are a "non-believer." Then you will
> continue in this lower existence of intellect, tethered to it. Then you
> disallow mystery, then you disallow intuition to speak to you.
> This is what a rationalist is. The rationalist will not even see that
> something from the beyond has come. If you are rationally trained, you will
> not allow the higher; you will deny it, you will say, "It cannot be. It must
> be my imagination; it must be my dream. Unless I can prove it rationally, I
> will not accept it." A rational mind becomes closed, closed within the
> boundaries of reasoning, and intuition cannot penetrate.
> Intuition is possible because the unknowable is there. Science denies the
> existence of the divine because it says, "there is only one division: the
> known and the unknown. If there is any God, we will discover him through
> laboratory methods. If he exists, science will discover him."
> The mystic, on the other hand, says, "Whatever you do, something in the very
> foundation of existence will remain unknowable - a mystery." And if the
> mystics are not right, then I think that science is going to destroy the whole
> meaning of life. If there is no mystery, the whole meaning of life is
> destroyed and the whole beauty is destroyed.
> The unknowable is the beuty, the meaning, the aspiration, the goal. Because
> of the unknowable, life means something. When everything i sknown, then
> everything is flat. You will be fed up, bored. The unknowable is the secret;
> it is life itself.
> I will say this:
> Reason is an effort to know the unknown, and intuition is the happening of the
> unknowable. To penetrate the unknowable is possible but to explain it is not.
> The feeling is possible; the explanation is not. The more you try to explain
> it, the more closed you will become, so do not try. Let reason work in its
> own field, but remeber continuously that there are deeper realms. There are
> deeper reasons, which reason cannot understand. Higher reasons, which reason
> is incapable of conceiving."
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