by Sohail Inayatullah
My own encounter with intuition as a legitimate way of knowing came from the works of P.R. Sarkar. Following the Tantric tradition, in my limited understanding, he argued that intuition develops once the intellect is pointed, reached its pinnacle. By this, he meant that once the intellect is focused – like a laser – intuition can further develop. Intellect is a necessary factory, thus, in the development of intuition (Inayatullah, 2002; Inayatullah, 1999; Inayatullah and Fitzgerald, 1999).