dinsdag 26 maart 2019
From Sex to Superconsciousness
During my first contacts with Tantra (which can be read here) quite a few exercises were inspired by Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and later as 'Osho'.
Until that Tantra discovery, I had seen photographs of Osho in the past, now I was completely unfamiliar with who he was as a person or with his work. From what I could conclude during the Tantra massage modulo, it sounded to be a controversial person.
When I only hear positive things about living beings, I often take them fast as my truth. When I hear the contradictory things about living beings, I take nothing as my truth. I have understood for myself that when negative feelings are expressed, they are often a personal perception, with personal influences in them and so not to take them as they are.
Personally, I believe that every living being is kind, compassionate, and full of love. I think we don't always go deep enough within ourselves to find it, we are sometimes very distracted and it can give a completely different perception.
After these 2 tantra massage modules I did with Aïon Brussels, I did a small research on Osho, I found that he was an Indian spiritual guru, philosopher and the leader of the Rajneesh movement. He stressed the importance of meditation, mindfulness, love, celebration, courage, creativity and humour. He was also very active in advocating a more open attitude towards human sexuality and caused controversy in India during the late 1960s and became known as "the sex Guru".
With what I had experienced, especially in connection with his mediation techniques, I had to conclude that whatever he had done in his life, based on these experiences, he was a wise man. And I am very grateful that he shared his wisdom and made it available to other living beings.
Especially his various meditation techniques have been very mind-expanding. Just type 'Osho meditations' in google or youtube and you will discover a lot about it. More info can also be found at https://www.osho.com/.
To practice them in Belgium, I can also follow Aïon Brussels.
My next Tantra discovery, 'Chakra 2 - Osho's "From Sex To Superconsciousness" in Belgium', was organised in the Koningsteen Center in Kapelle-op-den-Bos. On the spot, the event was called "From Sex to Supreme Consciousness". During my time at this location several events took place. So while walking around on the domain, I also discussed with people from the other events and they looked to me like "From Sex To Superconscious" event, that is heavy. I didn't understand what they meant. They said the name is explicit.
I said that it depends of course on the definition of "Sex". When we talked a little further, we had to conclude that both events were quite similar and generally not very different. That made me wonder a little more about the meaning behind that title: "From sex to superconsciousness".
Osho had written a book entitled: "From Sex To Superconscious" and I thought that was a good starting point. I really enjoyed the book and it certainly gave me an excellent alternative view of the world I lived in.
After experiencing these tantra modules and reading his books "From Sex To Superconsciousness" and "Chapter 4: Osho's Philosophy of Tantra", I think there is a lot of wisdom in Osho's work. However, it is exactly the opposite of what I experience every day in the predefined normal life.
I concluded that there is much more to be found inside me, than outside me.
To understand this, just being still in times of my life, gives a good explanation.
Being still is unfortunately the most complicated part of my life today.
I'm always busy with something and if I feel bored, my smartphone is there to fill that gap.
Imagine that I am in the middle of nowhere with a few friends with nothing but nature around us. Of course I will start to experience with my different natural senses. Experience with silence, with breath, conscious breathing, feeling, seeing, smelling......
All kinds of activities that are almost completely excluded from our society and from which I am completely disconnected.
I am very grateful that wonderful initiatives by Aïon Brussels and Tantra Garden draw our attention to this, bring the change we want to see in the world and make it for everyone at least an opportunity to experience it.
After these experiences and knowledge, I personally agree that "sex" gets the wrong attention and that the "superconscious", is just a normal contemporary conscious life from which the present life is unfortunately so disconnected.
“In conclusion, from my heart of hearts, I desire that the lust inside each of us may become a ladder with which to reach to the temple of love, that the sex inside each of us may become a vehicle to reach to superconsciousness.” - Osho
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