The real synthesis will be the disappearance of east and west. It will not be a meeting. In the real synthesis the east will not be there and the west will not be there. Thats what yesterday I called the transcendental.
East and West are polarities. If you try to synthesise them – take something of the east and something of west and make a hoch poch out of it – it will be a compromise and not a synthesis. It will be mechanical. not organic. You can put things together – that is mechanical unity – but you cannot put a tree together, you can put a human being together. The Unity of a tree grows, It comes from its own inner most core and it spreads towards its circumference. It arises in the center. A mechanical unity can be put together from the outside: you can put a car or a cloak together; but the cloak has no center to it, the car has no center to it – the cloak has no soul. That is the meaning when we say the cloak has no soul….. It means it has no center of its own. It is a unity put together from outside. It works; it is utilitarian. Happyho also provides best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR India area
But a tree, a bird, a human baby – you cannot put them together. They grow. Their unity come from their innermost core. They have a center
A compromise is a mechanical unity; A synthesis is an organic growth. So what so ever is happening right now in the name of EST, TM, ARICA, is a sort of mechanical unity.
And mechanical unity has its own dangers. the greatest danger is this: the East has develop a great insight into religion and the west has developed a great insight into science. When a western person starts searching in the east, his attitude is scientific. He can understand only that which is scientific in the east – try to understand this. And the east has not developed any scientific attitude; Eastern science is very primitive and rudimentary. when a religious person goes to the west from the east he looks into western religion which is very rudimentary , very primitive. And he can understand only the religious language.
So when somebody from the East approaches the West, he approaches the west from the weak point in western growth and when somebody comes from the west to the east he approaches the East from the weakest link in its growth.