Osho: “Meditation of the Week” [April 2, 2012]

Be Real!

Always remember, no matter what you are doing, observe whether your center is involved in it or not, because if it is not involved it is better not to do a thing. Don’t do it! No one is forcing you to do anything.

Preserve your energy for the moment when something real happens to you; then do it. Don’t smile, preserve the energy. The smile will come, and then it will change you completely. Then it will be total. Then every cell of your body will smile. Then it will be an explosion—nothing painted.

Remember this: from the very morning, when you open your eyes, try to be real and authentic. Don’t do anything that is false. Only for seven days, go on remembering. Don’t do anything that is false. Whatsoever is lost, let it be lost. Whatsoever you lose, lose it. But remain real, and within seven days a new life will be felt within you. The dead layers will be broken and a new living current will come to you. You will feel alive again for the first time—a resurrection.

Bahai: Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah (an excerpt, translated by Shogi Effendi)

Far, far from Thy glory be what mortal man can affirm of Thee, or attribute unto Thee, or the praise with which he can glorify Thee! Whatever duty Thou hast prescribed unto Thy servants of extolling to the utmost Thy majesty and glory is but a token of Thy grace unto them, that they may be enabled to ascend unto the station conferred upon their own inmost being, the station of the knowledge of their own selves.

No one else besides Thee hath, at any time, been able to fathom Thy mystery, or befittingly to extol Thy greatness. Unsearchable and high above the praise of men wilt Thou remain forever. There is no other God but Thee, the Inaccessible, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, the Holy of holies.

The beginning of all things is the knowledge of God, and the end of all things is the strict observance of whatsoever hath been sent down from the empyrean of the divine will that pervadeth all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth.

Wicca: “The Wiccan Rede” (an excerpt)

Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.

Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.

To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch, speak little, listen much.

Honor the Old ones in deed and name,

Let love and light be our guides again…

When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.

When the moon rides at Her peak, then your heart’s desire seek.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.

When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest,

Elder is the Lady’s tree, burn it not or cursed you’ll be.

Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark…

Be true in love, this you must do, unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

“An Ye Harm None, Do What You Will.” 

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