The idea of the Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley leads one to the idea that God is too big for any one religion. How is it that sometimes people outgrow their religion of childhood? James Fowler, among others, has mapped out a model of spiritual development. Osho says that a person cannot enter into a spiritual life until he/she rebels against childish religious beliefs. Notes On A Spiritual Life intends to explore deeper understandings of an authentic spiritual life.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Forgive your brothers and sisters and gain peace.
Rising above the drama and mistakes of our brothers and sisters takes a big person, a person with an awareness that far exceeds the everyday nonsense born of our illusions and projections.
Bob said to me angrily, "This isn't right, man! It's bullshit!"
And I said, "How right you are! What will you do?"
Bob said, "I'm gonna set them straight. I'm gonna get to the bottom of this! I'm gonna show them!"
And I said, "Sounds like a waste of time, effort, and energy to me. They're not going to listen to you."
"Okay, if you know so much, what should I do?"
I said, "It's up to you. However if it were me, I'd rise above it. I've got better things to be doing with my time and energy. You're throwing pearls before swine if you know what I mean. Did you hear the one about the farmer who tried to teach his pig to sing?"
"What about it," said Bob?
"Frustrated the hell out of the farmer and annoyed the hell out of the pig," I said.
"Yeah, well," said Bob.
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