The world of the totalitarian guru is over and we need forthwith to find a successor. That successor is already implied by the reality of the current situation: which is a war of all against all, all gurus amongst themselves. This is really what has been described here over the past few years. These gurus are not demanding surrender, they refuse it themselves, they are really fighting for supremacy by eliminating rivals. The whole game is grotesque, and I note the hypocrisy of the Osho game: Rajneesh made a point of saying he never had a guru. So let us grant the same status to all.
What is needed is not the authority of the guru, but a means to self-defense in the coming chaos beyond guruism: already rogue sufis and buddhas are emerging to litter the field with new confusions. But wait, that already happened long ago: all these gurus are the riffraff of real guru tradition long since defunct.
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Dynamics of caste, religion, food and cultural rights reflect a harsh reality of Indian politics today.
The planet could pass the critical 1.5°C global temperature threshold in a decade—and is already two-thirds of the way to hit that warming limit, climate scientists warned on Thursday.Speaking at a University of Oxford conference this week, led by leading U.K. climate researcher Richard Betts, scientists said global greenhouse gas emissions are not likely to slow down quickly enough to avoid passing the 1.5°C target.
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a discussion of the nature of consciousness in terms of non-locality
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disciples so-called of gurus, viz. Gurdjieff and Osho, should see this film. In non-democratic systems, recalcitrant individuals, or even quite innocent ones, are subject to arbitrary imprisonment and may simply be left there until they go mad or die. Any authoritarian system will always produce variants of this kind of situation. The movie shows something related, but the point here is that the melodramatic escape is Hollywood and omits the many cases where there is no such ending.
We must always suspect rendition in many cases of disciples in buddhism, sufism, and xtianity. And that includes the world of the gurus save that the scale is different, the general awareness of what is going on is greater leading to outside help, etc…
The analogy is to the psychological imprisonment of the disciple by the guru who is creating a social ashram in the large. All these cults have endless numbers in variants of this.
…and the Gurdjieff world is downright unsafe at any speed. Warn people away from it, and from interlopers like EJGold who have made sufism downright dangerous.
In general, NEVER surrender your will to an external agent in the name of any Faustian pact of a ‘spiritual path’. The consequences can be disastrous. People cling to guruism due to the mystique of getting a hit of ‘grace’ to make a path realized. But all of that is available from the individual himself.
Here are a few of the Dalai Lama’s remarks to the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, which he visited on Thursday. As you see, he claims that any religious…
We need a new spirituality for the modern world…Osho’s (et al.!) fascist switch of liberation for freedom
We need a new spirituality for the modern world, one that learns from India but is free from the preposterous regime of gurus. This should especially refer to the attempts like Osho’s in imitation of buddhism (and most of muddled hinduism) to create large-scale movements that preach liberation but confiscate freedom behind the disguise of the ‘path of enlightenment’.
The whole game has had a few good innings since the sixties new age movement, but the momentum of modernity is going to reassert itself and these classic movements will start to recede.
We see the charming surface of buddha, osho (I won’t even consider that hindu chauvinist Shankara), but the reality is a totalitarian movement that has virtually scrapped the chance of enlightenment. We see it in the totally bogus path of boddhisatwas that has crippled so many behind the celebrity of a few Mahayana saints.
An ashram or sangha is a dictatorship run by a caudillo: that entity can’t allow real enlightenment or his control will dissolve.
The new path starts with seeing that ‘ego’ is an illusion, but the only starting point for autonomous individuality, as a stand in for that essential will, but not subject to destruction in the name of enlightenment all too conveniently a cannibal game by the buddha so-called.
Buddhism has a special history in the context of the Axial Age, and it was once a revolutionary path that aimed to liberate hinduism from its corrupted cultural history. But that project failed and see now that buddhism is a fascist horror that has outlived its time. Osho’s attempt to reset the process for a new cycle isn’t going to work. Osho the ghost would have to enforce a fascist discipline on his followers and wage a war against modernity. It is a giant waste of time, and we have see the twentieth century attempt end in a gotterdammerung. Let’s skip the replay…