This is strong stuff, but the realm of authoritarian gurus has a problem, and dead ones a worse problem.
You might consider that the criticism of Osho merely reflects the chaotic war of dead gurus and the attempts to destroy each other.
I think Osho is the only survivor, of sorts, in the sense that he is a rebel himself against gurus, and brings some ancient across the finish line. But a church with a dead buddha isn’t going to do it for the future: we can simply move into that space and reconstruct a new future from the wreckage of the old…every needed is there in the Osho corpus…
But we have a new reality. Noone, not even enlightened men, is smart enough for the task…We can only take the approximation and try to enlarge our perspective…
But the deep unconscious control of the ‘self’ as ‘surrender’ won’t work on a global stage. The human wreckage is increasing: we must create a path of individuals dispersed globally who can’t be advised to surrender to a figure they barely know five thousand miles away. The dead zombies are lying in wait for this new opportunity.
Those who encounter gurus via a book on a distant continent need a whole new form of spiritual path…
In this kind of situation, which I recommend for others floundering in the master game quagmire, you must find a real spiritual path, fast. Easy!… Study a few buddhist sutras of the early kind, with not reference to Gautama, but to the larger tradition of man’s consciousness since the Paleolithic: the heritage of homo sapiens.
You can adopt a stealth path of meditation, meditation in action, study of the will, and a passage to a path to enlightenment, the latter belonging to noone. Nothing in the canon of buddhism says anything about gurus. Stay away from sufis, most monotheists (unless you are one yourself), with a possible hat-tip to ‘Jesus the Abstraction/Christ” (there is problem no such figure accessible at this point). Surrender to noone, and reserve your will to reflections on the highest good…Remember, the elements of buddhism were intended as a universal contribution to man via the Axial Age. You can quietly make neutral copies and use them free of the Gautama sphere.
Do not try to imitate Gautama or get into bullshit routines with the demon Mara, etc…Simply adopt a long path of meditation and reflection on the ‘cosmic’ question, i.e. god beyond god, or no god…The long path generates a wish for a short path, consider the reality of such in such figures as Paul Brunton’s short path. These probably won’t work, but they can bring dignity of a partial realization to the long wait of the long path…
You have a responsibility to keep your ‘will’ intact, and virtuous. Evade the rush of demons into the collapsing void of xtianity with the con artist versions of Crowleyanity. You cannot find your true will with occultism…You must consider a form of ethics. Better make it good! One false move and you are toast (with respect to your path).
You don’t have to dramatize any of this…a stealth approach is best…
Don’t be conned by xtian siren songs: Jesus is not a personal savior, but a ‘flag’ for those who can’t manage their own path. xtianity will ‘save’ people–to another rebirth…but provides no way to real consciousness…Be polite, sly and evade the whole mess…
Study the myth of Faust: spiritual power leads to the demonic…
I can’t change this situation. Gautama created one of the greatest paths, and then he killed it. One has to move in a new direction, alone…
I wish the Osho/Gurdjieff, Jesus/Christ, Gautama the Nazi and that fart the Dalai Lama, gold his nazi pals and the sufis, straight and gangsters, would go fuck themselves and cease interaction with me, including the x-way systems of murder.
This tone is suitably over key to terminate interaction…
Deep unconscious programming will be considered violence in action and will be denounced in public… Over and out….
You have spent a year trying to force me here and it didn’t work. You should give up and not try to kill to hide your failure.
How can i promote Osho and be so unwelcome myself? I don’t know, but I should be on my way.
I have done as requested, but need to steer clear of ‘deep invultuation’ that is the side effect of any attempt to speak as if a follower, which triggers a new cycle of depradation…
I think the Osho resource remains, but how to use it when the ‘ghost’ is taken over by demonic substitutes is beyond solution, from my direction. There is a lot of fine print that can be read two ways. One is the whole crap about living in the NOW. Gurus don’t live in the now, they just look like it. But maybe they do, but if they preach that to you, be wary: to take away your will and your future in the name of Lao Tse is an inveterate fraud.
YOU be the lao tse in your life, not the ‘guru’.
Gurdjieff’s ‘trogoautoegocrat’ unwittingly gives the game away: trap people into a ‘feed over your will, feed off your will frustrated’ routine and you have a nice business with these idiot disciples…
The case for living in the ‘now’ is a strong one, but new age jargon can be twisted into some tricky stuff…
Osho is dangerous for me, and I was warned last year of this, but didn’t respond right, and I can see the wreckage in the last year (personal stuff I won’t discuss, but like having your computer hacked, or your credit card used by a stranger who thinks you should live dangerously and go broke, an actual sufi exercise too, for certain suckers..)
What was the source of the warning, and wasn’t this really someone else (G, guys) seizing the Osho mask? Maybe…
One interpretation of this blog is that Osho wanted someone to attack Gurdjieff, pick me, without anyone finding out what was up. I think Osho suddenly realized he could not mix his world path with that of Gurdjieff,if only because the latter is unspecified and takes the sucker on a ride chosen by the ‘master’ who has never divulged what he is up to.
Schopenhauer is a neglected figure, but he created a foundation for a new spirituality for the future. In fact, reading his work in the late nineties was an experience very close, I see now, to the kind of euhphoric low altitude ‘enlightenment’ that many advaita fans (see previous post) speak about now.
Schopenhauer should be given his due here and join the fray. Keeping in mind that his thought is transcendental idealism, a very difficult KW summit near Everest. But if you can suddenly ‘see’ his elegant philosophic mist in one take (and many many have done that, from Wagner to many others) you have a jumping off point into a version as yet unconstructed of the kind of enlightenment pointed to by Nisargadatta. But Schopenhauer couldn’t quite figure out what he had, although he soon saw he was in the realm of the Upanishads…It is still in the mind, but I f ear so is much ‘advaita’ realization.
An honest plateau created from philosophy, a base camp to rest on the way to a higher peak beyond thought.
This advaita fad is a mystery to me, and I missed almost all of it.
I fear that the foundations are insecure, but the basic point is good: to give people some dignified ‘success’ at its most basic level. But this expansion can’t do the trick for a whole movment…
I am getting a kind of message from this direction: people embedded without realizing it in reactionary spiritual formations who aren’t going to stand for the ‘heil hitler’ on demand routines being weilded in the background…
I think that the ‘Osho entity’ is a diffuse fuzzy incompetence fading away into astral dayglo, should be relieved of his command, and that the original idea should take effect. At this point the left should (forget me, please, the gurus all wish to kill, so far in vain) and take over the Osho commune in spirit if not in practice (with an intent to learn) and create a foundational materialist spirituality that can be an intelligent response to the fact that the historical materialists are stuck in the early nineteenth century and have been left behind by a global culture that is integrating modernity with legacy religious streams, such as buddhism. The left should simply carry disintegrating buddhism into a new future beyond the fascist nightmares of the ‘dead buddhas’ of the antimodernist reaction of the nineteenth century, a phenomenon that has left ‘buddhism’ like a man walking a few more steps with his head cut off…
The Osho world is being destroyed by multiple enemies, but its wreckage is just as good a starting point…Sufism in extremis and the ‘Munzerian Church of historical memory’ discussed at Darwiniana can come into conjunction…
Don’t let these gurus or the Tibetans turn spiritual obedience into a venue of occult fascist control.
It is time to move to destroy the mystique of the gurus, and void all surrenders. The movement of buddhism is a stealth antimodern fascist movement with a whole population of dupes.
We don’t need this. We can’t rewrite modern civilization with a corrupt buddhism created to govern a medieval Tibetan feudalism. How did this idiotic waste product of buddhism manage this stupidty. With the fall of nazism, that was the end of it. The remnant is just a bunch of hasbeens trying to reinvent a dead fascism.
Time to simply dismantle Tibetan buddhism. It is something almost empty behind its facade.
The counterattack here is pretty simple, and works far better: a five way system of ridicule of five (or more) guru/spiritual sources….:
Tibetan buddhism, and that fart the Dalai Lama
Xtianity/and its hidden legion of black magicians attacking critics…eh…that is six…
Shouldn’t we include Ramana Maharsi? Such a sweet fellow, …doesn’t everyone know yet his public image is, eh…misleading…I think the truth leaked out during the Da Free John years. The latter was one of his aborted disciple/gurus…what the blazes was that????