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Meister Eckhart, Nikos Kazantzakis, Mary Magdalene, Osho, sin, and virgin wonder

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas

 

                                                  

            

“I must be the Virgin and give birth to God

should I ever be graced divine beatitude.”

Angelus Silesius

 

 

And so, as has been outlined in past chapters, we must continually become absent of ‘preconception’, by unknowing what we think we know, if we are to be mentally virginal. That is: “To do away with the worshipping of an idol that is an empty ideal, to return back to the virgin self of becoming without any limitations”, as Ramtha suggests.

Similarly, describing Mary Magdalene’s re-virginization in The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis wrote: “She had wept and cleansed her soul with tears, had struggled to erase her past from her mind, to forget everything...and to be born again with a virgin body, [then] she felt her soul newly virgin and her lips unkissed.”

And later Kazantzakis wrote of the effect produced in Jesus from spending time alone in the desert: “The desert sand was being removed from his body and the virtues and vices of mankind from his soul- leaving it again virgin.”

To come to this blessed state of newness, of virginality, we must continually humble ourselves from the false pride of thinking we understand what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil, what is God and what is not-God, thus chastening ourselves until we are chaste of all thought, if we are going to continually be virginal, and brides of God. To be virginal is not a one-time event, it is a never-ending openness, allowing the forever-new to continually actualize itself to us.

 

 

“Do not know him, for it is impossible; but if by means of an enlightened thought you should know him, be ignorant of him.

...he is united with the ignorance that sees him.”

The book of Allogenes

 

 

            It is the continual re-virginization of the mind that perpetuates the living wonder.

Osho describes this necessity as such, “...unless you drop all your knowledge, you will not enter back, you will not be received back. Knowledge is the sin and ignorance is the virtue. ...To be ignorant and to know that all knowledge is false, is a radical revolution. Then you remain virgin. Then knowledge never corrupts you.”

Which is to say, we must return at every moment to ignorance, over and over again, and thus eternally be alive to receive the now-mystery of being.

Meister Eckhart reflected on this perspective when he stated: “A virgin, in other words, is a person who is free of irrelevant ideas, as free, as he was before he existed.”

So ‘virginity’ is neither a gender inference, nor a sexual one. It is simply a cloudless sky, a soundless night, or a thoughtless mind. It is the point where the individual re-enters the pristine womb of beingless being, so as to be born again ...as a child.

 

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way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra

 

 

THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer

 

 

 

      

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