What is rational thinking?

Rational thinking is the opposite of emotional thinking. While emotional thinking is a result of one’s conditioning, rational thinking takes place when man is able to extricate his mind from conditioning and thinks logically. Majority today, is devoid of rational thinking. Former Prime Minister, Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru said, ‘What India lacks most is the ‘scientific temper,’ that is, the ability to take decision basis facts. According to a tradition, Prophet used to pray to God to show him truth as truth, falsehood as falsehood and the true nature of things, as they are. The first step to rational thinking is to de-condition the mind and make it free of prejudices and obsessions.