The Spiritual Life, Topic Twenty Five
In which world do you put your faith: the world of the ego or the world of the spirit?
Osho. Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living) . St. Martin's Press. P.53
Like so many ideas in the spiritual life, they seem paradoxical.
“We get by giving.”
“We learn what we teach.”
“Love is an overflowing not a sucking up.”
These paradoxical ideas are not difficult, but to the ego they seem counter intuitive.
So today whatever you need give some away. Share. See what happens.
Jesus points out this paradox when He teaches that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Jesus is not talking about things in the ego world but in the world of the spirit. Jesus teaches that we have to be “in” the world, but not “of” the world.
So where do you focus your attention and effort? Your experience is heavily influenced by what you think, the thoughts you pursue and cling to. In which world do you put your faith: the world of the ego or the world of the spirit?