Every human being is destined to go beyond these patterns but the way is through it only. Awareness meditation helps to not only understand these patterns but to go beyond them i e Tao, Jesus consciousness or Buddha consciousness or Krishna consciousness etc.
Whatever will be written under this series, is vetted by my own experience only, except nirvaana. It is my own experience from practically applying Osho’s teachings in my family life over a span of about 30 years.
Kabir is a ‘Bhakti marg’ saint where surrender comes first and meditative state attained as by product at the end.
What comes automatically has more impact in teachings of few saints like Kabir.
Laozi too seems to be ‘Jnan marg’ where meditative state attained through knowledge. And by taking knowledge from everyone the meditative state is attained first and then surrender happens automatically and so they start talking about Love, Compassion and surrender etc Like with Buddha, Osho etc.
So those teachings of Kabir after enlightenment will be helpful to understand Tao and those teachings of Buddha after his enlightenment will be helpful to understand Kabir.
One mystic ‘Ashtavakra’ whose ‘Maha Geeta’ most referred by ‘Jnana marg’ followers too have some insightful messages that may be helpful understand Tao. Osho talked at length on all these mystics and his version seems to me as most authentic, so in light of those teachings my comparison is basically based upon.
Another thing worth understanding is that in India there was many full fledged developed systems or methodologies for spiritual journey through ‘Bhakti marg’ (path of prayer of idol or God) was and is mostly part of organised religion and only few ‘Casts’, mostly Brahmins, in India are allowed to enter into it. ‘Jnana marg’( path of knowledge) remained and still continuing mostly for lower caste people/masters of South India and one’s own dedicated effort is required while facing society alone at the same time. Jnana marg is suitable for people of lower casts, in India as they have no other options, and also for those who are living family life.
Meera is exception to Bhakti marg mystic and Kabir is exception, of belonging to lower cast, to Bhakti marg. May be due to grace of their masters as they had seen spark in them.
Osho too added another feather to this exceptional mystics list by Organising and systematising the unorganised ‘Jnana marg’ and opening it to foreigners and for other religions too. He also founded a commune for such seekers where they can stay together with like minded a as lone strugglers in pursuit of eternal happiness through spiritual wisdom.
For such foreign disciples Osho gave a tinge of traditional wisdom of great Indian known mystics, unknown or forgotten one and many such foreign mystics too. Hence giving a new lease of life to their teachings too because it may be of help for someone in future.
In last stage ie 7th rug of inner ladder, the person realises that whole world around him/her is just illusion (above Hologram with mind and all senses too, with capacity to reproduce!) and it seems to us that we are real due to this mind only, and (stopping of this) mind is also helping to awaken from a dream like state which makes possible to take Holographic body as real!
Hence human being can be best described by any enlightened mystic of today, or past, as Most sophisticated Hologram that can be produced ever- is having capacity to create lower level Holograms using machines or technology.
Whether you are a healing practitioner, Zen follower, artist, Craft person, buddhist, Lemuria partner, Jesus follower or Kabir/Krishna follower meditation helps everyone.
Meditation is the way to stop mind or come to no-mind state that brings this understanding-Said Buddha and all other mystics through different names.
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As you grow in material world, with experience many idioms and story heard, in younger age, cast a different shade of teachings behind them.
As one grows in spiritual world or inner world the same idiom or quote or story points towards an altogether different meaning and lesson there from.
Jokes by Osho or small stories by Buddha too have different shades of lessons behind them. In a way they act as milestones in your inner journey! At the same time they get further path lighted to make journey a celebration by raising level of confidence.
A story i heard had a different meaning then for me and now its meaning is changed altogether.
The story is about efforts of a person to save lives of fishes that were washed away to shore by waves of high magnitude.
One by one he was throwing them back to the ocean while millions are just living in pain and fear of dying.
Then another person passing by asked him about his futility of efforts in trying to save lives of fishes as there are millions and he has limited time and only one by one he can save. So he suggested that it is better not to put in such great efforts in saving those few, as their percentage is too low as compared to those which you are unable to save even with Herculean efforts at your end, that he was sincerely putting in actually.
He replied that i care about the one which i can save as it means a lot for that fish.
Today i got another meaning of this story :
The people are the fishes living an ordinary life in pain and fear. Our soul, our God, our inner being, our consciousness or our heart is represented by the ocean.
A mystic or Guru or Buddha or Osho or Nanak or Kabir or Rabia or Gurdjief or Zarathustra or Mahavira is the one who try their best to free us from pain and fear. While millions they are unable to save but yes it affects the one who is saved as he is saved for eternity as he enters the infinite ocean of emptiness or Kingdom of God as Jesus said.