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The discernment of truth

How can we recognize truth when there are so many versions of that concept available on this planet, especially when it comes to spiritual and religious truths? Some truths are so diverse that one can wonder how it is possible that all these distinct versions can exist

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The awareness of death brings me closer to life

The awareness of death brings me closer to life. Once I get past the morass of feeling sorry for myself that death is nearby as I watch friends die and am aware of others who are not far from that reality, I realize that death is actually

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A brush with death

A brush with death

This article was originally posted on Facebook and expanded into an article for the Osho News. Two years ago my wife, lover and best friend, had a heart attack that would change our lives forever. She was told that she had Coronary Artery Disease and a rare

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We are supposed to exist as energy

We are supposed to exist as pure energy but instead got caught up with the desire to be physical. We’ve never been able to figure out why we have to die. We spend a lifetime attempting to ascertain who we are, creating a life to define this

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All things are born out of chaos

All things are born out of chaos: life, rebirth, creativity, transformation. Little can happen without some form of chaos. The universe was born out of chaos by way of the big bang. The birth of a new baby is the result of the chaos of a child

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Musings on The Great Mystery

What we scientifically know is made up of provable facts (not including theories of what we think might be true) and what we know with our physical senses makes up the sum of our knowledge of the physical universe. The rest I call The Great Mystery. The

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The Infinite sanctum of existence

The other day I was overwhelmed with the concept of infinity. Infinity is a theory of going on forever because there is no end, something that cannot be proven but appears as if it is certainly possible. How can one prove the existence of infinity? Mathematicians describe

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A question of sanity

Mankind has created an extremely complex world because of believing what is in hers/his remarkably complex mind. According to Wikipedia, there are 196 countries and roughly 6,500 languages and 4,200 religions in the world today. Every one of these minds continuously experiences a multitude of thoughts circulating

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Turn in or turn out

I recently awoke, one morning, with the realization that I had returned full circle on my spiritual journey. Throughout my lifetime I have been exposed to many different aspects of religious and spiritual following and have had the opportunity to experience a variety of spiritual and religious

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The simplicity of presence

Everything and everyone has a presence. Presence goes beyond just a body. It is the energy that emanates from everyone and everything. Even though we spend a lifetime labelling and refining that presence it is in fact very simple in its essence. It just is. Walk up

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Feel the presence

Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension...the drop has fallen into the ocean. ~ Osho

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