Science has to accept that it has been neglecting the most important part of existence: human consciousness. And once science starts moving into man’s interiority, religions will start disappearing of their own accord. They will become meaningless. When knowing is available, who is going to believe?
You have within you the secret key, and now it is science’s responsibility to help you find the key. My vision of religiousness is scientific. That’s why I don’t offer any belief system. I offer methods, just as science has methods. They explore objects by their methods; we explore consciousness with our methods.
Our methods are called meditations. They are absolutely scientific. No prayer is scientific, because you first have to believe in a God and only then can you pray, because a prayer has to be addressed. Meditation is not to be addressed to anybody; it is just a method of digging within yourself. And you are there! There is no need to believe you exist.
Everything in the world can be denied, except you. You are the most fundamental reality – undeniable, indubitable. And finding it is a scientific experience.
In the coming world, the new humanity, we will not have to bother about how to bridge religion and science, how to bring them together, how to stop them fighting and destroying each other – there is no need.
~ Osho, The Book of Understanding, Chapter 2