On Tuesdays, UU A Way Of Life ministries blog publishes an article on the teachings of Osho.
Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles the fourth of which is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. That's it. That's all the principle tells us. It doesn't tell us where to search.
Many people search on the path of the ego thinking that more facts, more knowledge, more experiences of the external world will provide that truth and meaning. Even in the world of science, we are told that we know more about the natural world until the next quarterly journal comes out.
Osho, the mystic, tells us that "Truth exists in our very self. And it is not so difficult to find, but we have to travel inside to do so. When someone goes inside himself, he finds truth as well as himself, at the deepest core of his life's breath."
In A Course In Miracles we are told that human beings live in denial and denial obsures the light of Love. One of the hardest things to do in life is to learn to live with the truth of ourselves. The truth scares us because we are not what we think we are. We go through life pretending to be one social role after the other. We pretend to be something we think other people want us to be. Our lives unconsciously become a lie.
Osho tells us to cut through the bull shit, cut through the false fascade, cut through the pretense, cut though trying to be something we are not. At the bottom, if we travel far enough, we experience all encompassing Love from which we came and to which we will return.