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#1555: Addendum to #1554
Thank you for detecting this and pointing it out. I'm forwarding this to
the highlights list to let folks know.
I'm not sure of the proper protocol here . . .
Thanks muchly for the ND Highlights, today's anecdote about Loori and
Maezumi was wonderful.
But i have also to address the quote from "Leonard Ingram." (see below)
>Nondual Highlights Issue #1553 Saturday, September 13, 2003 Editor: Mark
>The greatest mystery in life is not life itself, but death.
>Death is the culmination and "blossoming" of life, it is the "ultimate"
>mystery of life. In death, the whole of one's life is summed up; in death
>you complete life's journey. Life is simply a pilgrimage and journey
>towards death. From the very moment of your birth, the process" of dying
>starts; already you are moving towards death. And the greatest calamity
>that has happened to human intelligence is that we are in denial about
>death. Being in denial about the reality of death means you will miss
>life's greatest mystery. You will miss the whole point of having lived.
>You will miss the "true" meaning and purpose of life itself, because life
>and death are deeply involved with each other; they are not two separate
>phenomena. The journey and the goal are not separate--the journey has
>meaning only in relationship to the goal.
>- Leonard Ingram
This quote reminded me flavour-wise of Osho. I puzzled about it a bit and
then remembered a guy whom i list in Ratings who cuts and pastes and
paraphrases Osho. but it wasn't Ingram. Hmmm, puzzle puzzle. Then Ah! I
list him as Bhagwan Ra Afrika (aka Ingram).
Okay, i supply below the original material from Osho for your delectation.
I understand it is not your job to police this kind of stuff, so this is
not a complaint against you or even a suggestion. But i want to point out
to the subscribers that this is not Ingram's original words, but Osho's.
Should i let you pass it on, either to NDH or NDS? Or should i just pass it
on to NDS myself?
ps: I understand there are a lot of boats up for grabs by the (former) Aral
Sea. They're yours for the taking, you just gotta pay shipping.
THE greatest mystery in life is not life itself but death. Death is the
culmination of life, the ultimate blossoming of life. In death the whole
life is summed up, in death you arrive. Life is a pilgrimage towards death.
From the very beginning, death is coming. From the moment of birth, death
has started coming towards you, you have started moving towards death.
And the greatest calamity that has happened to the human mind is that he is
against death. Being against death means you will miss the greatest
mystery. And being against death also means that you will miss life itself
-- because they are deeply involved in each other; they are not two. Life
is growing, death is the flowering of it. The journey and the goal are not
separate -- the journey ends in the goal.
-- Osho, from The Revolution (1978)
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