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Richard Moss, Osho, conventional thinking, ignorance, realization, and childlike wisdom

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




“The radiant man beckoned me ...he instructed me to isolate myself from conventional thinking and study the wisdom of ignorance.”

Richard Moss



The wisdom of ignorance? This is the paradox of paradoxes. And yet it is obvious that knowledge is a failed attempt at emancipating, living, and loving. Thus, after his initiation into mystery, Richard Moss declared: “The wisdom of ignorance: For me it is a sacrament. The acknowledgement of ignorance- that I lack full comprehension of anything- is a sacred act that takes ordinary experience and makes it a door to infinite possibility.”

            Therefore, claims Osho: “It is always the case that a man of ultimate consciousness and an absolutely ignorant person seem identical- because their behavior is often similar. This is why there is always a great similarity between a small child and an old man who has attained enlightenment: they are not actually the same, but, superficially they seem alike. Sometimes an enlightened sage acts in a childlike way; sometimes, in the behavior of a child, we get a glimpse of saintliness. Sometimes an enlightened one looks like an absolutely ignorant person, an absolute fool, and it would seem that no one could be as foolish as he. But the sage has gone beyond knowledge while the child has still to arrive at knowledge. The similarity lies in the fact that they are both outside knowledge.”

True wisdom, then, is not so much a profound realization, but a profound unrealization; it is the recognition that true ignorance is not a failure- that perhaps we have simply failed to know what should be known- but that such ignorance is instead a success, due to the profound intelligence required to not-know what cannot be known.


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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

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