I have started the Osho meditation series with Day One.
Lots of talk… very meditative for me. Participants complained that there was no meditation.
When you meditate, that doesn’t mean there is silence outside. The silence is inside. When you meditate it doesn’t mean you cannot listen to someone talk: it only means you listen and hear it, but not through the busy mind, that compares, argues, tries to understand, criticizes and judges. No, the mind simply allows it to be, allows it in, in a meditative state.
The Harmony of the Universe… and the human race that blocks the flow
The Universe, as we call it, (all existence, all-of-it, are other possible names for it) is an incredible harmonious flow, from the tiniest part to the largest part, all flowing, all moving, ever changing.
Originally this included the species we call humans. Until something went wrong, and instead of consciousness, humans started demonstrating self-consciousness.
My story is, my interpretation of the biblical story of the Original Sin, sounds slightly different from the current Christian, or even Jewish interpretation.
The question that no one has debated until now, I think, is:
Soul correction: another area where we plan to let go of the tree of knowledge
Tree of Knowledge is the body of guesses humanity has made to make sense of the Universe.
It’s a huge body of knowledge, much of it made up… the mystical knowledge all belongs there. Religion, astrology, numerology, etc.
I, myself, wasn’t very curious about the world. My class mates were: I was pragmatic: I was taking things as they were. That was, in a way, my advantage when I started to delve into the world of the 99%: I had no preconceived notions, pretty much none.
I did like to read my horoscope though, but my attitude about horoscopes was different from the majority’s: I used and still use horoscopes to take me off the beaten path and pay attention to stuff I normally don’t pay attention to.