Resurrecting Innocence

My words for meditation today:

“Zen says that if you drop knowledge –
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others –
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being:

innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.”

– Osho

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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6 Comments»

  Rev Dani Lynn wrote @

Reblogged this on Spiritual Mysticism and commented:
A thought provoking quote by Osho as posted by Religion4All. – – I think the result of the “ifs” in the quote would be once again being one with God as it was at the beginning of creation.

  Rev Dani Lynn wrote @

I had to reblog this, what a beautiful quote.

  Religion4All wrote @

Thanks for sharing … I know, it kind of blew me away to read. It certainly was a very powerful quote to meditate on!

  Rev Dani Lynn wrote @

It also reminded me of Jesus stating that one needs to be ‘childlike’ to enter ‘heaven’. (I recognize there are different interpretations of that). And I also thought of the story (history or myth, however one sees it) of that act of eating from the ‘tree of knowledge’ as an act of separation between us and God. – To read this quote from a culture and time different from mine, well, I was moved.

  Religion4All wrote @

Yes, I had a very similar reaction. The symbolism of both regaining childlike innocence, coupled with the crucifixion analogy definitely spoke to my Christian roots. I LOVE finding ways that we are all inter-connected to God :-).


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