Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Osho - "I" is an obstacle on the path of truth.

Every Tuesday, UU A Way Of Life publishes an article on the teachings of Osho.


Osho has said, "There is no bigger mistake that the idea of "I." It is the biggest obstacle on the path to truth. Those who don't overcome this obstacle never make any progess on the path of truth."

Why would Osho say such a thing? Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and if, by this principle, they mean to exalt the ego they make a big mistake. If, on the other hand, they mean to exalt the part we all play in the interdependent web of existence, they may be on to something.

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and where is the Truth to be found? The perennial psychology tells us clearly it is not to be found on the path of the ego.

There is no "I." The "I" is a social construction. It is an illusion which has been constructed from many identities none of which is permanent, all of which change, none of which is really real.

If  a person believes in the "I" that person can never find the truth which Unitarian Univeralists believes lies in the interdependent web, the Oneness, the Tao, of which we are just a part.

If there is no "I" it becomes apparent that the truth cannot be found on the path of the ego.

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