Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spiritual Reading - Ah, this! - The lustrous diamond within

This is the first post in a new feature on UU A Way Of Life which is called, "Spiritual Reading." I average 15 minutes of spiritual reading every day and will be featuring notes on the books I am reading. If you have a book you would like to feature or comment on, please forward the information to me in the comments or by sending me an email at davidgmarkham@gmail.com.

The book being discussed is "Ah, This!" by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh who later changed his name to Osho. This is a book on Zen and based on talks which Bhagwan gave at the Shree Rajneesh Ashram on Poona, India from January 3 - 10, 1980.

The Bhagwan says, "Before we enter into this small anecdote it will be good to understand a few things. The first: the Masters do not tell the truth. Even if they want to they cannot; it is impossible. Then what is their function? What do they go on doing? They cannot tell the truth, but they can call forth the truth which is fast asleep in you. They can provoke it, they can challenge it...........So anybody who pretends to give you the truth is simply exploiting your stupidity, your gullibility...........Truth cannot be given;it is already in you. It can be called forth, it can be provoked." P. 4

This is the meaning of education which comes from the Latin word, "educare" which means to lead out or call forth.

Unitarian Universalists know that there is no single path to Godliness, the Divine. UUs teach that there are many roads to Rome, many ways to skin the cat, and if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him!

We must find our own way and this free and responsible search for truth and meaning is within not without. The Master can not give you the truth. The Master helps you find your own truth which is already buried within you like a lustrous diamond.

1 comment:

  1. Le Dieu de l'islam n'est pas le Dieu du Coran.

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