Re: So You Think You're Enlightened?
- "jvmarco" <jvmarco@...> wrote:
> OSHO: Anybody who gives you a belief system is your enemy
> The true teaching?
You've pointed us to two teachers who I think
it wise to heed the ancient advise that says
to listen to the message and not focus on the
messenger. Osho is perhaps one the most controversial
Guru's ever, what with his sexual antics, his
Rolls Royces, his followers attempt at
poisoning a town, and so on, but he did share
some meditative concepts and techniques that
potentially have great beneficial aspects.
Gangaji also shares many things worth meditating
on and about, but she too has "things" that
distract from her message, like her hiding
her husband's cheating on her, and other
things that I found were well stated in a "review"
of her video on You tube that said the following:
"Apparently Papaji (Gangaji's teacher/Guru) said
that he meant for the Westerners to send people
to him for enlightenment not to start charging
money and setting themselves up as teachers. He
said that they were enlightened only in his
presence but could not maintain that state and
were not truly enlightened. I'm sure her delusion
is most sincere."
So, without any personal judgement about how Enlightened
Osho or Gangaji are or aren't, I think it well
worth restating the wisdom St, Dylan spoke of...
"Don't follow leaders. Watch the parking meters."
Peace and blessings,