THE ENLIGHTENMENT EXPERIENCE
heal – vitalize – transcend
“When one of the great Greek philosophers, Pythagoras, reached Egypt to enter a school – a secret esoteric school of mysticism, he was refused. And Pythagoras was one of the best mind ever produced. He could not understand. He applied again and again, but was told that unless he goes through a particular training of fasting and breathing he cannot be allowed to enter the school”.
Pythagoras is reported to have said, “I have come for knowledge, not any sort of discipline.” But the school authorities said “We cannot give you knowledge unless you are different. And, we are not interested in knowledge at all. We are interested in actual experience. And no knowledge is knowledge unless it is lived and experienced…” There was no other way, so Pythagoras had to pass through this training.
It is said that Pythagoras said, ”…I am a different man. I am reborn. and you were right and I was wrong because then my whole standpoint was intellectual. Through this purification my centre of being has changed. From the intellect it has come down to the heart. Now I can feel things. Before this training I could only understand through the intellect, through the head. Now I can feel. Now truth is not a concept to me, but a life. It is not going to be a philosophy, but rather, an experience – existential.”
What was that training he went through? This fifth technique was the technique that was given to Pythagoras… Pythagoras went with this technique to Greece. And, really, he became the fountainhead, the source, of all mysticism in the West. He is the father of all mysticism in the West… This technique is one of the very deep methods.”
From “The Book Of The Secrets” by Osho
It is only by acquiring the attributes of clarity and detachment that lasting peace and happiness can be found.
During the retreat we will be using the techniques of yoga, meditation, fasting, rebirthing, silence, stillness and study to release the conditioning of the ego-personality.
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WHERE: Awaba Retreat, Palmdale via Ourimbah, Central Coast NSW
TEXTBOOK: The Book Of Secrets by Osho
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