Sunday, June 2, 2019

Spiritual reading discussion - Maturity by Osho - Form or content: What's important?



We have not bothered about the outside; we have insisted that only the inner should be paid attention to. The outer is unimportant. Somebody is young, somebody is old, somebody is black, somebody is white, somebody is man, somebody is woman—it does not matter; what matters is that inside there is an ocean of silence. In that oceanic state, the body takes a certain posture.

Osho. Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living) . St. Martin's Press. p.xvi

Comment:

What appears on the outside is form. What is important is what's on the inside, the content.

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. What this UU principle points to is the content not the form.

Look for the divine spark in every person, today, and focus on that. It's what's inside that counts not the outside. Same is true for oneself. I'm a fat old man, but inside I'm a beloved child of God.

1 comment:

  1. You can't tell a book by its cover.
    Beauty is only skin deep.
    Read beneath the lines.
    There's more to it than meets the eye.
    All sizzle, little meat.
    Sound but no substance.
    Glitter but no value.
    Bright shiny objects can hook you, and then what?

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