Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Spiritual Reading Discussion Group - Maturity by Osho - Awareness becomes oceanic
As you become more sensitive, life becomes bigger. It is not a small pond; it becomes oceanic. It is not confined to you and your wife and your children—it is not confined at all. This whole existence becomes your family, and unless the whole existence is your family you have not known what life is—because no man is an island, we are all connected.
We are a vast continent, joined in millions of ways.
And if our hearts are not full of love for the whole, in the same proportion our life is cut short.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world—the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We belong intrinsically to existence. We are part of it, we are heart of it.
Osho. Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living) . St. Martin's Press. pp.xiv-xv
Osho is a great master because he recognizes and manifests the nondualistic Oneness. Osho says in this passage that as a person matures they become aware of the Oceanic Oneness of not only that they are a part but of which all of existence is a part.
In A Course In Miracles, one of the metaphors used to describe nondualistic Oneness is the Great Rays of which all things are a manifestation of God's creative being.
In A Course In Miralces, it is made clear that we cannot describe this because God is indescribable. ACIM encourages us to say, "God is ...................." and become silent.
This Universality (nondualistic Oneness) was recognized by the Universalists and as we move forward in maturing our consciousnesses we will become more inclusive in our awareness that we all are One.