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Osho, Ramtha, Jung, Jiddu Krishnamurit, E. M. Cioran, God, knowledge, and words

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

 

                 

           

“When, having thought of everything, he thinks of himself- for he manages this only by the detour of the universe, as if he were the last problem he proposes to himself- he remains astonished, confused...”

E.M. Cioran

 

 

            In Osho’s words: “Knowledge is a bridge between the object and the subject. If they are not separate, the bridge cannot exist. ...We are one with it, there is no space between us and the truth, so we cannot become the knower.”

Thus ‘wonder’ is simply God waking up in, and as, the incomprehensible context of God’s creation. Through this threshold, the being walks back to itself, for itself is its Unknowable Godself. This is why we must ‘become as children’, so that we may become Children of God, and then grow into God.

Now, Jiddu Krishnamurti , in his relentless manner, makes certain that we do not all become megalomaniacs, or develop ‘messiah complexes’, simply because we are God. He admonishes: “All your conceptual progress is based on the term ‘to be’. The moment you use the word, not only verbally but with significance, you inevitably assert being as ‘I am’- ‘I am God’, ‘I am the everlasting’... The moment you live within that idea or within that feeling of being or becoming or having been, you are a slave to that word.”

All pride in being God ends when God realizes his or her own incomprehension.

As such, Jung comments: “¼a man’s attitude towards the self is the only one that has no definable aim and no visible purpose. It is easy enough to say ‘self’, but exactly what have we said? That remains shrouded in ‘metaphysical darkness’¼ it is a veritable lapis invisibilitatis¼[and] since we cannot possibly know the boundaries of something unknown to us, it follows that we are not in a position to set any bounds to the self.” Having said that, Jung suggests: “If [a man] possesses a grain of wisdom, he will lay down his arms and name the unknown by the more unknown, ignotum per ignotius- that is, by the name of God.”

Which is to say, to know that we are the God who does not understand, is to accept ourselves as being greater than we can ever imagine the grandeur of God to be. It is to elevate and yet humble ourselves in the very same moment.

Ramtha adds: “God is not a word. It is a feeling that lives within each of us. And the more unlimited your perception of God, the grander and more joyful that feeling...[Therefore] just as God is imageless, so be you. ...[For] the more unlimited your thinking becomes, the more unlimited your life shall become. ¼How can you say ‘This is what God is’, when what God is now will not be the same in the next now? How do you perceive an open-ended universe? ...with a finite mind you cannot reach that far with description. Though the terms ‘God’ and ‘The Father’ have been used, they are only words to refer to...the unlimited isness of forever.”

        Again, God is unknowable. We are unknowable. And if we accept not knowing ourselves, we will be God not knowing God.

 

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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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