I Am The Beast I Worship.
"If we learn how to curb our self-pity, and at the same time make room for the authentic ‘me’, we will become drivers of cosmic intent, and conduits for torrents of energy."
In many ways, Jesus and Buddha were talking about the same experience of human transformation.
Suffering is the teacher of transformation for both of them. It is the only thing strong enough to grab our attention and defeat the ego. Suffering, for me, is whenever we are not in control. It is our opposition to the moment, our inner resistance that says, “I don’t want it to be this way.” The ego is always trying to control reality and therefore it is invariably suffering, because reality is never fully what we want.
Jesus’ suffering on the cross was a correct diagnosis and revelation of the human dilemma. It was an invitation to enter into solidarity with the pain of the world, and our own pain. Lady Julian of Norwich understood it so well, as if to say, “There is only one suffering and we all share in it.” That is the way all mystics eventually see it. That is the way the Buddha saw it. There is only one suffering, and for Christians Jesus personified that surrender to that cosmic mystery—a “non-resistance” to reality until we learn its deepest lessons. The ultimate lesson is always resurrection."
"Smoking is unhealthy, unhygienic, but not a sin. It becomes a sin only if you are doing it unconsciously — it is not smoking that makes it a sin but unconsciousness. Let me emphasize the fact. You can do your prayer every day unconsciously; then your prayer is a sin. You can become addicted to your prayer. If you miss the prayer one day, the whole day you will feel something is wrong, something is missing, some gap. It is the same with smoking or with drinking; there is no difference in it. Your prayer has become a mechanical habit; it has become a master over you. It bosses you; you are just a servant, a slave to it. If you don’t do it, it forces you to do it."
Osho (via lazyyogi)
words i need to remember right now… <3
"If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others."
Joyful Abandon: Daily Teaching - Sin
Many religions have the concept of sin. The really big one that comes to mind is christianity.
Now before I begin, I should be clear about my view on christianity. Jesus had it very right; he was a self-realized saint, a buddha. He was not buddhist but he was his own thing. Just as Buddha…
Did yoga today for the first time in 8 months… in turn, I am currently the most relaxed I’ve been in… well, 8 months… haha.
Suffice to say, I apparently require more yoga in my life to keep what is left of my sanity.
I’m going to
(try to) make this a regular part of my life again. <3