Meditation is the experience of aloneness.
Only very courageous people can enter into that dimension.
Prayer is a crowd phenomenon,
it is part of the collective mind.
And when you are in a crowd,
certainly a great confidence arises in you.
It is infectious, because so many people cannot be wrong.
But I would like to tell you:
it is always the case that the multitudes are bound to be wrong.
Only rarely is there an individual who is right,
because truth is such a pinnacle, such a peak, like Everest.
You cannot go to Everest with a multitude;
there is not space enough.
Only one person can stand on the highest peak – alone.
Osho, The Goose is Out, Ch 7, Q 1