Page 11 of 11So there is the art of proportion in the mind. And because the mind is accustomed to observing these internal proportions, it is thereby that he learns something about the external proportions intuitively. That is called intuitive knowledge. What is the definition of intuitive knowledge? That which the mind learns by observation of the personality within. If it has learned the geometry of the lines of the energy field within and thereby projects out and makes a geometric figure, that is intuitive knowledge. If the mind can be refined to such subtlety that it can perceive the functions of iron in the blood stream and thereby knows everything about iron and writes about it in a text of medical science, that is, intuitive knowledge. The mind observes the minutest detail.
I recall one day many, many years ago when one of our ashramites – who was not yet an ashramite – who was in my Immediate Philosophy class. After the Superconscious Meditation course, she was taking my second course, and I asked her to draw the outline of the human figure. No, first I asked, "Is there was an artist here?" And she raised her hand. So, "Okay, would you draw the outline of the human figure." So she drew the outline of the human figure. I said, "Okay, now here in this outline of the human figure – an outline of the human figure on the front and an outline of the human figure on the back – wherever it seems to you aesthetically pleasing and balanced, put a dot." So she put a dot. "So now, [put another dot] in relation to the entire figure and to this dot [you have just drawn], wherever it appears to you aesthetically pleasing and balanced, put another dot." So she put another dot. And in this way if she digressed to left and right or something I should know. Make it in straight lines to the center. And I had her put seven dots. And I asked her, "Have you ever heard of the chakras, or the Seven Centers of Consciousness, and she said, "No." So – when you put the dots exactly at the spots where the chakras or the Seven Centers of Consciousness exist in a human being."
So now from where does this knowledge occur? This is called intuitive knowledge because the human mind has observed these proportions within, only has not brought them to the conscious level. And a little stimulation from outside, and you learn of the meaning proportion. It makes sense. So it is not that first you draw by trial and error and you say, "Well, this looks well proportioned and this doesn't look well proportioned." Okay? This is the idiot way of doing things rationally. I prefer the easier way. Do it right the first time from your internal observation, and you project that observation out. It comes out right the very first time.
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