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Why Osho Rajneesh Did Not Allow Non-Vegetarian Food in the Commune

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I don’t allow non-vegetarian food in the ashram has nothing to do with religion, it is just pure aesthetics. I am not one who thinks that if you take non-vegetarian food you will not become enlightened. Jesus became enlightened, Mohammed became enlightened, Ramakrishna became enlightened — there has been no problem about it. You can take non-vegetarian food and you can become enlightened, so there is no religious problem about it. (Paras note: I know people who don’t eat meat that have tried to make themselves out as being more spiritual than meat eaters. To me that already shows ignorance on the path and their ‘level of enlightened-ness’.) To me the problem is that of aesthetics. Because Jesus continued to eat meat, I have a feeling that he did not have a great aesthetic sense. Not that he is not religious — he is perfectly religious, as religious as Buddha, but something is missing in him. Ramakrishna continued to eat fish; just nonaesthetic, it looks a little ugly. Enlightenment is not at stake, but your poetry is at stake, your sense of beauty is at stake. Your humanity is at stake, not your super-humanity. That’s why it is not allowed in my ashram — and it will not be allowed. It is a question of beauty. If you understand this many things will be clear to you. Alcohol can be allowed in this ashram but not meat, because alcohol is vegetarian — fruit juice…. fermented, but it is fruit juice. And sometimes to be a little drunk gives rise to great poetry. That is possible, that has to be allowed. In the new commune we are going to have a bar — Omar Khayyam. Omar Khayyam is a Sufi saint, one of the enlightened Sufis. But meat cannot be allowed, that is just ugly. Just to think that you are killing an animal to eat, just the very idea, is unaesthetic. I am not against it because the animal is killed… because that which is essential in the animal will live, it cannot be killed, and that which is nonessential, whether you kill it or not, is going to die. So that is irrelevant, that is not a point for me to consider. The question is not that you have killed the animal and killing is not good, no. The question is that you have killed the animal — you. Just to eat? While beautiful vegetarian food is available? If vegetarian food is not available, that’s one thing. But the food IS available. Then why? Then why destroy a body? And if you can kill an animal, then why not be a cannibal? What is wrong with killing a man? The meat derived from a human body will be more in tune with you. Why not start eating human beings? That too is a question of aesthetics. And the animals are brothers and sisters, because man has come from them. They are our family. To kill a man is only to kill an evolved animal, or to kill an animal is just to kill somebody who is not yet evolved but is on the way. It is the same. Whether you kill the child when he is in the first grade or whether you kill the young man when he has come to his last grade in the university, it does not make much difference. The animals are moving towards human beings, and human beings had once been animals. It is only a question of aesthetics. Why not kill your wife and eat her? She is so beautiful and so sweet…. Why can’t you eat your mother? Why can’t you eat your husband or your child? — so delicious. The question is not religious, I would like to remind you again, it is a question of aesthetics. An aesthetic man will see that life remains beautiful it does not become ugly and nightmarish. (Paras note: In this Kardashian world where people are so focused on physical beauty and booty I found a lovely quote – If only your eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.) But the question has arisen in Chinmaya’s mind, that shows something. In India people who are vegetarian are not really vegetarian; it is just because they are born in a vegetarian family, so from the very beginning the vegetarianism has been imposed on them. And naturally they are curious, naturally they want to taste other things also, and naturally the idea arises, “The whole world is nonvegetarian; people must be enjoying.” The vegetarian feels that somehow he is missing much. That’s why the question has arisen. It has nothing to do with meditation. You can eat meat and you can meditate. You can eat meat and you can love. It has nothing to do with love either. But you will be showing one thing about yourself — that you are very crude, that you are very primitive, uncultured, uncivilized; that you don’t have any sense of how life should be. It was out of an aesthetic sense that vegetarianism was born. It became entangled in religion and got lost. It has been taken out from the religious context. People come to see me and they ask, a Jaina asked me, “How can you say that Jesus was enlightened? — because he was a meat-eater….” His question is relevant because he thinks that meat-eaters cannot become enlightened. Meat-eaters can become enlightened, just as people who are not poets can become enlightened. That is not a barrier. People who don’t have any sense of beauty, who will not see any beauty in a rose, can become enlightened… who will not see any beauty in the moon, can become enlightened… who will not have any taste for Beethoven’s music, can become enlightened. But Jesus shows something crude. Maybe it was not possible, maybe he lived amongst people who were all meat-eaters. It would have been difficult for him to be a vegetarian. It would have been almost impossible for him. But still, that trouble has to be taken. But remember that here my whole approach is an integrated approach. Meditation is needed, so is poetry, so is aesthetics, so is religion, so is music, so is art. Man should evolve in many dimensions in an integrated way. Then comes the ultimate flowering when all your petals have opened. And you will have greater joy and greater benediction in life. (Paras question: Why can’t we all just live in peace with each other. Why can’t we keep our noses out of each others plates and beliefs to ourselves? Do we need more reasons for separation? What school one goes to, what God one follows, what phone one has? Is it so hard to just let me eat my bacon and egg sandwich without the hysterics?)

Bonus – Osho on Intelligence (Veg food and Circumcision)

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100 Best Photographs – Not Photoshopped

This is what happens if you throw hot water into the air in Antarctica

A galactic tennis ball

Modern dykes, windmills and highways in the Netherlands

A temple covered in ash from the Ontake volcanic eruption, Japan

Two worlds divided, New York, USA

The Supermoon in a radio telescope

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Just an ordinary day’s building — catching a cloud

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder

A blue universe in Japan

Spider webs in Abernethy forest, Scotland

Now I can finally get a tan

Volcanic eruption in Iceland

An eagle soaring over a lake in Canada

An Italian beach

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Yunnan, China

Hotaru Ika firefly squids, Japan

Namib Desert, Africa

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The 15 mile long shadow of Mount Fujiyama, Japan

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Flamingos gathered in the shape of a flamingo, Yucatan Peninsula

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Forests without end, Russia

Rapeseed fields in Luoping, China

The sea-like dunes of the Namib Desert

Westerdok District, Amsterdam

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Beehive

Frosted trees

Hello there, sister

The chosen one

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Holiday village near Arkhangelsk, Russia

This is what happens when a spider and a leaf get together

Birdy hurricane

Alien invasion in Charlotte, USA

A helicopter near Yosemite waterfall, USA

On target

Rango plays guitar

Waterspout on Lake Victoria, Uganda

Red cardinal levitating

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A cargo train at Morant’s Curve

Winter’s abrupt arrival, Mari El, Russia

Selfie with comet, 290,000,000 miles from Earth (courtesy of the Rosetta probe)

Autumn and winter meet in Colorado, USA

Fishman, Mahabalipuram, India

Angels

A ghost town, San Francisco, USA

Autumn and winter meet in Miklukhin, Rostov region, Russia

Highly artistic make-up

A toothy sea

That’s how they mine diamonds. Mirny, Yakutia, Russia

Man with Flashlight on Ice creates Beauty

Dog sledding in Greenland

Giant wave illusion

Sleeping

Long exposure of a plane taking off

Yoga by the sea

It’s just a crayfish in the bucket but it looks like it’s capturing the world

Jeep ghost

Dancers on paper, USA

The Royal British Navy puts on a show

A road on ice, Chukotka Peninsula, Russia

A Statue of Christ covered with corals at the bottom of the Atlantic near Key Largo island, USA

The aftermath of a flood in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Explosion illusion

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The One

Tiny ants surrounded a drop of honey, Malaysia

Sky lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Kaindy Lake appeared just 100 years ago due to a severe earthquake in Kazakhstan

50 shades of grey

A train on the Kazakh steppe. View from plane window

Spectacular ice formations on a mountaintop in Slovenia

Sunrise in Bushy Park, London

Moravian fields, Czech Republic

Cherries under the water

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China’s Gansu Province

Tractor among almond fields, California

Amitabha Buddha Day, Vietnam

Lake Retba, Senegal

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My neighbor Totoro

The gifts of the Earth

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Moon rising above Madrid, Spain

Eiffel Tower from the bottom

Fickle moods

Residential area in Hong Kong

Tianzi Mountain (China) — inspiration for the landscapes of Pandora in Avatar

Surfing

An outsider in a red hat

An autumn forest. 50% Downloaded

The Freezing Athabaska River in Jasper National Park, Canada

Times Square, New York, USA. A view from below

A dragon

Climber on mountaintop, Iceland

A boat cuts through newly-formed ice in Marion Bay

Kallur lighthouse on picturesque cliffs on Kalsoy island, Faroe Islands

It must be wonderful having a secluded home all to yourself — and some land to plant potatoes

Wingardium Leviosa

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Snow express

Sunrise in the Kingdom of Bagan, Myanmar

Annual base jumping contest in Norway

Breaking the sound barrier

Glacier Lake in Banff National Park, Canada

Preview photo credit: Fred Johns

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Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – Sanskrit text with English translation

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These are key texts of the Trika school of Kashmir Shaivism. It’s put as a conversation between the god Shiva and his consort Devi/Shakti. He shares about one hundred and twelve ways whereby the mind (is rendered still) without any surge of thought, knowing which people
become wise. From breath awareness, focus on body centres, non-dual awareness, chants, imagination and visualization and contemplation through each of the senses.

How most of these are shared in one or two sentences which doesn’t help much since I’ve been going through Osho’s Book of Secrets to help me and he helps break each one down really well.

Other notes:
– Constantly forcing steady awareness and practice to make it stronger.
– Meditating on hollow and empty, quite a few meditations are on this theme.
– The breath is exhaled with the sound ‘Ha’ and inhaled again with the sound ‘Sa’. Thus the individual always repeats this particular mantra Hamsa. (This verse is found only in some versions of Vijnana Bhairava; hence it is given as 155b)

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Free Humanity with Jeffrey Slayter – Perth 18/19 July 2015 #freehumanity

Notes:
– You may be broke but you’re not broken.
– Man disconnects from nature and because of that he hurts it, in-turn hurting himself.
– The ‘system’ has demonized tobacco (mapacho) by adding their own chemicals and crap. The real stuff is sacred and is still used as protection by the shamans.
– Puking – Get it out, give it to mother earth.
– The right song can fix anything.
– As influencers you need to be heard.
– Nature rewards courage.
– Smell bypasses intellect and goes to the heart. Good way to meditate and no wonder they were constantly spraying stuff in the seminar.
– Leads > Sales > Fulfilment = Business
– I think my friend Malindi started the Chocolate Yogi thing but wow had most of their flavours and they’re sooo good!
– I gazing exercise and hugging.
– Talks about plant medicine and shamanic work.
– Free resources at http://www.thegrandinitiative.com/#!videos/c1246
– We have been working with drums, fire, plants, real food, music longer than we have been without.
– Marketing his products of course and doing some drumming around a guy working with animals. That whole I sense something in you stuff.
– American Apparel don’t use touching up or photoshop their models… look it up.
– Just when I was thinking that he didn’t talk about he started with the 30 day challenge not to eat meat. And advice for Vegans was to stop being such higher than thou pricks.
– 5 minutes of telling each other our stories. Talks about every exercise where people where given talking sticks and they talked about what matters to them and their values, never once is money mentioned.
– Own the computer, don’t let it own you.
– Body lotions, shampoo etc. If you can’t eat it don’t put it on your body.
– Getting fondled at the airport (cracked me up).
– 3 papers NLP exercise. Present State, Present +1 State and Desired State. Something Hypnotica really backs and been meaning to do it so glad was finally taken through it.
– I want to clear up this notion that the curries you eat in restaurants or what ‘tourists’ taste in India is not real Indian food so for Jeffrey to make it sound like that is what everyone in India eats is just ignorant.

Sales
– Ask for the sale – This is it do you want it? Then tell them how to buy it. Don’t chat, sell properly and listen well.
– Best thing we can do for ourselves is what we do for our clients.
1. Who is  your perfect customer.
2. Evaluate 10 customers you have (are they close to the perfect customer?).
3. Does your marketing attract such customers? Do sales training if you need it.
4. Package and position well. Use customer language vs. your language. Also keep actual results vs. precieved results in mind (what they see on google and SEO and FB likes etc). Where is the imbalance there?

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts

A Higher Conscious Conversation – From the film My Dinner With Andre

Questions before 1st Shamanic Journey
A – What could really challenge you?
B – What terrifies me?
C – What are you not willing to let go of?
D – What is your biggest gift to the world?
Draw a stick figure and specify where you feel fear.

Questions before 2nd Shamanic Journey
A – What are you willing to let go of?
B – What fears are you willing to let go of?
C – How might I experience my own medicine?
D – What greatness lies within me that I am afraid to see and feel?
E – What fear do I have about my sexuality and creativity?
F – What is my intention for this journey?

– Amazing shamanic journey. The drums, flutes, dongs, aromatic spray and burning smells of mapacho/tobacco etc reminded me of gong puja and yagnas etc. Felt like I was lucid dreaming until the screams lol. Then the music was driving me nuts I wanted the remix of the yeha noha sacred spirit song and rattles and drumming by Ono Teave. Very tribal.

Business Steps
– Love your client 1st.
– Before having the coffees – qualify. Know if you’re chatting or selling and if you’d both suit each other.
– Be curious about the person, what they want and why.
– Ask if they are a decision maker in a subtle way.
– What do they want, their values and frustrations.
– 80% questions, 20% statements (10% of which should be metaphors).
– Sell an experience and come out from behind the brand, be the face.
– Take the value/vibe down by asking what is not working.
– Then take it back up by asking what would happen if things go the way they want it to go. That is where real value/trust/authenticity is created.
– Now it’s time to act! Get that yes! Or the NLP 3 yes’s.
– Details: Time to sell the product with the positives.
– Money talk. Their profit and your price. If there is a hesitance, address it.
– If you’re international you need a .com site.

Terence McKenna – On Culture and Language: You Matter (Video)

Jeffrey’s Routine
– Wake up no snooze and to sunlight. No electronics near the bed or on air-plane mode.
– Lot of water.
– Jumping for 20 seconds (wow this felt so good).
– Cold press/coconut oil pulling.
– Meditate.
– Morning smoothie with all sorts especially reishi mushroom extract. Get it from superfeast.com.au He likes avocado in there too but said ayurveda don’t so look that up. Get wild and organic stuff.
– Feet in the dirt (Jeffrey has video on grounding).
– Weed is getting legal because it’s purity has been hijacked.

Self Issues
– What is your glass ceiling, keep questioning deeper, be your own CCTV.
– Do you embody your mission, vision and value?
– Make a list specific to what you want.

Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

Public Speaking
– Know what you’re selling when you get on stage.
– Usually 90 minute sections for each goal when talking. e.g. Stuart Zadel and his crew.
– Plant in the centre, look around the room. Connect with someone for 3 seconds.
– Walk around. Guys should touch only guys first and not women and they are watching!
– Vulnerable speakers hit home more.
– Ask for permission before telling a story.
– How many of you… question with your hand up strong and sure will get better results.
– Presentation slides should be pictures which get emotions.

Music
– Xavier Rudd – Spirit Bird

– Ono Teave – Shamanic Journet Drumming and Rattling (1 hour or 30 minutes of beats)

– Shamanic – Claire Ludwig
http://www.ayahuasca-wasi.com/songs/2012/Shamanic%20drum%20&%20flute.mp3

– The Earth is our Mother – Diego Palma

– Angels of Healing – Diego Palma

– Jon Henrik Fjällgren – My Home Is My Heart

– Grateful – Carioca

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Osho Rajneesh – Those who talk nonviolence are violent against themselves

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From The Book of Secrets

Victory needs knowledge, not fight. Fight is a subtle violence. And this is strange, but this has happened: those who talk about nonviolence to others are very much violent against themselves. There are teachings and traditions which say, “Do not be violent to anyone,” but those same teachings are very much violent as far as you are inwardly concerned. They teach you to be violent with yourself, but not to be violent with others. All types of asceticism, renunciation, negative attitudes, life-denying philosophies, are based on maintaining a violent attitude toward yourself. They tell you to be violent with yourself.

Tantra is absolutely nonviolent. It says, if you cannot be nonviolent with yourself, you cannot be nonviolent with anyone else — that is impossible. A person who is violent to himself will be violent to everyone; in his nonviolence also he will be just hiding his violence. Aggression can be turned against yourself, but that aggressive attitude is destructive.

Paras note: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talks about how Gandhiji was so violent with himself when fasting in his cause to stop the violence of others.

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