Showing posts with label Secret of Secrets Osho. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Secret of Secrets Osho. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Where are you searching?

 Where are you searching?

Never think of going somewhere. Think in terms of transforming yourself here. “There” is a cunning strategy of the mind to deceive you. The mind always makes you interested in things far away, there, so that you can be led away from here. Or at least your attention is no longer here, it is there. And you will never be there. Going from here to there, slowly, slowly you acquire the habit of always looking there, so wherever you reach, that place is no longer in your focus – your goal has shifted somewhere else.

Osho. The Secret of Secrets (p. 6). Watkins Media. P.6

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Has anyone in UU told you that the search is not external but internal. Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is within you. 

So where are you searching?

At UU A Way Of Life we encourage people to look within.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Does UU teach a way?

Life is the way. Life has no goal. That’s why I love the word Tao. Tao means the way, with no goal. Simply the way. It was courageous of Lao Tzu, twenty-five centuries ago, to tell people that there is no goal and we are not going anywhere. We are just going to be here, so make the time as beautiful, as loving, as joyous as possible. He called his philosophy Tao, and Tao means simply “the way.”

Osho. The Secret of Secrets (p. 6). Watkins Media.p.6

David Markham (DM) Does UU teach a way? 

Harry Hollywood (HH) No. They have a covenant organized around seven principles.

DM Do the seven principles describe a way?

HH Yes, of sorts.

DM To what extent do UUs practice the seven principles?

HH Most don’t even know what they are and if they do and were asked how they practice them probably couldn’t tell you much. Ministers hardly ever preach on them and they are not a very visible and important part of UU life.

DM Is there a theology which describes the genesis of and hermeneutical value of the seven principles?

HH Very little and to find anything on the topic takes a lot of digging.

DM So is Unitarian Universalism a serious tradition which facilitates spiritual development?

HH No. They are much more interested on social justice and activism than nurturing spiritual development.

DM So, is UU a real religion?

HH It probably is better thought of as a social club like the Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Elks, etc. They do good works sometimes but mostly gather for fellowship. There is very little interest in nurturing spiritual development.

DM So if a person was interested in spiritual formation they are not likely to find it in a UU congregation.

HH Yes, that’s correct.

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