Mooji, Eckhart & The Awakened – A Facebook group (Maybe a Cult?)

 

 

This group describes itself as: “…an advanced group for those who are attracted to knowing the true nature of reality, especially those taught by Mooji, Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Adyashanti, Rupert Spira, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj and others with the same non-dual theme. Let’s try to keep postings and or discussions on Oneness (Non-Duality), or the integration of the (Non-Dual) Truth into our everyday lives.”

So I posted the following memes. ALL of them were rejected without comment or explanation. Why?

Michael Soham. He’s an admin and “group expert.” He is also apparently the one who approves all posts. He is also the most frequent poster, including many, many, many memes attributed to himself. He’s an egotistic putz, so wrapped up in his own spirituality that he makes a complete mockery of the teachings and the teachers.

This was my last post. I am not surprised that it was not allowed:

This groups description states, “This is an advanced group for those who are attracted to knowing the true nature of reality, especially those taught by Mooji, Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Adyashanti, Rupert Spira, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj and others with the same non-dual theme.”
 
Well, this is exactly why I was attracted to the group. I like to contribute things. I see it as almost a duty, and most Admins expect this behavior. I’ve contributed several memes to the group, all of which, I believe anyway, kept with the guidelines stated:
“Let’s try to keep postings and or discussions on Oneness (Non-Duality), or the integration of the (Non-Dual) Truth into our everyday lives.”
 
Now, three posts were quotes from Osho. One was a quote from Stephan Gabriel (who, incidentally, is a local (Humboldt County CA) Guru, and I believe a member of this group). What was wrong with these posts? Do you not like Osho? Is Sri Baba Ram Stephan not famous enough? If wisdom is quoted, does it really matter WHO said it? Or, perhaps, I am the one who is not worthy. I can accept that. I’m just trying to wrap my head around this.

 

What usually happens when I have strong disagreements with Admins, is that I block them and maybe start a new, related group. Here is the new group: Thou art God!



About the Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh

 

He is also known as Osho.

I recently completed watching the Netflix Documentary, “Wild. Wild, Country.”  It is a very well done. six part series, concerning Osho (The Bhagwan Rajneesh) and his attempt to establish an intentional community in rural Oregon in 1981.

I’ve always felt that the man was very wise, perhaps even a Boddhisatva, I can really relate, as I too dream of just such a spiritual community to be established here in the Redwoods of Northern California.

The documentary interviewed lots of people who were involved, on both sides of the controversy.

My take: Osho’s first mistake was trusting Sheila. She was probably alright in the beginning, but she very quickly became bat-shit- crazy, and ultimately it was her and only her who was responsible for the demise of Rajneeshpuram.   First, the last place you should try a project like this is rural Oregon. The people are there are backwards, redneck, racist Christians.  They would never accept brown people practicing any form of Hinduism. If Rajneeshpuram had been established in California, there would probably have been no problem. Take for example the intentional community called Ananda. It’s a successful version of Osho’s vision, that has thrived for some fifty years.

Now Osho had some other things that would not be acceptable to redneck racist Christians:

  1. He wasn’t a Christian.
  2.  He wasn’t white.
  3. He wasn’t an American.
  4.  He believed that sex was a sacrament – something that should be enjoyed and even something that can be used to further ones “enlightenment.”  (I believe that also, and I always have.)

So those were the main “sins.”  He was accused of a lot of stuff, but it was Sheila who did the bulk of the dirty deeds. Osho was not aware of this stuff.

The worst thing, I think, was the way the Government broke him.  Osho was a old man with deteriorating health.  When he tried to flee the country aboard a Learjet, that plane had to refuel, and it was in Charlotte North Carolina where the aircraft was being refueled that agents of our Government captured him.  It took four hours for him to fly from Rajneeshpuram to Charlotte NC. but the US Marshalls took him from facility to facility in shackles for three weeks, which was clearly reckless and abusive. In the end he pled guilty to all charges because he just didn’t have the physical stamina, at his age, to fight anymore. Shortly after he returned to India he passed away.

Osho was a saint. Our Government, and the rednecks of Oregon, made him a martyr.

I bring this up because after posting a meme of one of Osho’s quotes, my middle son asked me if I had seen another documentary about what happened in Oregon.  I was never able to find that particular video, but when Netflix released this one, I jumped on it.  Now, up until this time I have refrained from posting any Osho memes, because of my middle sons concern.

Well, that’s not going to happen again. Osho was innocent. He as for all intents and purposes a saint, a very wise holy man, and from this time forward I will post his memes.

Namaste!

 

 



The Rabbi’s Story

 

 

It’s a High School class of about fifteen boys and girls.  The Rabbi says, “Today we’re going to examine some of the creation stories in the Torah, and specifically Genesis.”

“The stories of Adam and Eve and of Noah and the Ark are metaphors.  They represent events that happened, but not in the way they are presented.”

“Let’s start with Adam and Eve. They are living in Eden. They disobey Hashem, and they get kicked out. What really happened?  Eden was a planet between Mars and Jupiter. Today, all that is left is an asteroid field – the remains of what was once the planet Eden.  Adam and Eve represent mankind, and what happened is that they, through technological advancement, blew it up.”

“So mankind relocated to Mars.”

“This is the Noah and the Ark story.  On Mars mankind destroyed the atmosphere. This happened, as it happened on Eden, over many thousands of years.  Once again mankind had to relocate and this is how we ended up on Earth.”

“The Ark, the space ship that brought us from Mars,  is still with us. Most nights you can see her, as she orbits the Earth.  Today we call her the Moon.”

Let’s look at some facts about the Moon:

  1. The moon’s rotation aligns almost perfectly with its rotation around the Earth, we only ever see one side of it that is the near side. The far side remains hidden. It is one of the most surprising facts about Moon that you don’t know. This is unique to our Moon. None of the other moons around the other planets in our solar system behave this way. But, artificial satellites also do this,
  2. The moon doesn’t orbit around Earth’s equator, like many other planets’ moons. It’s inclined 20-30°.
  3.  Large lunar craters, generally assumed to be formed from meteor impact, are generally too shallow and have flat or even convex bottoms. They hypothesized that small meteors are making a cup-shaped depression in the rocky surface of the moon while the larger meteors are drilling through a rocky layer and hitting an armored hull underneath. The fact is that no craters are more than 144 feet deep anywhere on the moon.
  4. Between 1969 and 1977, seismometers installed on the Moon by the Apollo missions recorded moonquakes. The Moon was described as “ringing like a bell” during some of those quakes, specifically the shallow ones. This phrase was brought to popular attention in March 1970 in an article in Popular Science. When Apollo 12 deliberately crashed the Ascent Stage of its Lunar Module onto the Moon’s surface, NASA reported that the Moon rang like a bell for almost an hour, leading to arguments that it must be hollow like a bell.
  5. There are other things as well. See https://oursolarsystem.fandom.com/wiki/Spaceship_Moon_Theory for more information.

“Why was this space ship left in orbit?  Why wasn’t it sent into the sun, like the spaceships in the Science Fiction TV series conclusion of Battlestar Galactica?  There are a number of things the moon does for the Earth, including slowing down it’s rotation, regulating the tides and others.  My guess was that when man kind arrived here, they found that the Earth was not quite inhabitable, and found that their spaceships parking spot in orbit made things a lot better.”

“What’s my point?  “Everything has happened before, and it will happen again.”  Man made climate change is destroying our home at an alarming rate. We’re doing it again. Only this time, where will we go?”