Osho Insights : Heaven and Hell


“Heaven is here — just you have to know how to live it. And hell too is here, and you know perfectly well how to live it. It is only a question of changing your perspective, your approach towards life.

The earth is beautiful. If you start living its beauty, enjoying its joys, you are in paradise. If you condemn everything, then the same earth turns into a hell — only for you. It depends on you, where you live, it is your own transformation. It is not a change of place, it is a change of inner space.

Live joyously, guiltlessly, live totally. And then heaven is no more a metaphysical concept, it is your own experience.” ~Osho

When It Looks and Feels Like Totalitarianism…


“In only three years, the Obama administration and its enablers have established, legitimized, and normalized a national security state apparatus that removes any doubt that domestic policing is a prelude to a totalitarian police state. This apparatus has surpassed the Bush administration’s attempts to expand executive power by crushing the civil liberties of US citizens. And it has done so boldly, with only a few prominent critics, and without so much as a whimper from so-called leftists…

[I]t is clear that, even though it seems to only be concerned with international wars and other misadventures, the US government is preparing for domestic insurrection. And it has done so by unleashing the structures of totalitarianism, as it seeks to regulate our actions through mass surveillance, fear, and threats of repression…

And why not? The political order is being shaken, the Western financial infrastructure is collapsing, and empire is imploding. They know it and they are ready.”

How Modern Philosophy is Killing You


“[S]elf-obsession has infiltrated (or perhaps even created) the field of self-improvement. Teachers and gurus have invented modern philosophies and distorted ancient ones in order to accommodate the all consuming self. For example…

As you soon as you lock your intention upon that, bang! You’ve got a Mercedes. And that’s how it works. -James Arthur Ray (actual words from a live workshop)

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. -Bob Proctor

If you can envision it, you can have it! -“Law of Attraction” quote

Beyond being painfully untrue and misleading… every quote above reflects self-centered desires, childish wishes and a lust for “more” … We want to be unlimited, unstoppable, success-bound, wealthy and popular. And we want it now!

We don’t want to hear the truth:

• You can’t have anything you want and you will not achieve everything you intend. You can have many things and achieve many things, if you are willing to work hard and make sacrifices.

• You have limitations, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Only you can learn where those limitations are. Only you can accept them. When you do, you will free yourself from the expectation that you should be doing more than you are capable of doing.

• Wishing for something does not make it so. Wanting something doesn’t bring it into reality. Focusing your intention does not manifest anything other than focused attention.

• Suffering is unavoidable and a good thing to learn to do well.”

Dealing with Suffering and Seeing It As Grace


“[T]here is a tendency in us to find suffering aversive. And so we want to distance ourselves from it…

[Y]ou are afraid you will drown in it. You are afraid you will drown in a pain that will be unbearable. And the fact of the matter is, you have to. You finally have to. Because if you close your heart down to anything in the universe, it’s got you. You are then at the mercy of suffering.

And to have finally dealt with suffering, you have to consume it into yourself. Which means you have to, with eyes open, be able to keep your heart open in hell… And what it involves is bearing the unbearable. And in a way, who you think you are can’t do it. Who you really are can do it. So that who you think you are dies in the process.” ~Ram Dass

SPYING ON AMERICANS : Obama’s Backdoor “Cybersecurity” Wiretap Bill Threatens Political and Private Rights


“Under the guise of “cybersecurity,” the new all-purpose bogeyman to increase the secret state’s already-formidable reach, the Obama administration and their congressional allies are crafting legislation that will open new backdoors for even more intrusive government surveillance: portals into our lives that will never be shut…

The shredding of constitutional protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment, granted to the Executive Branch by congressional passage of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) after the 9/11 attacks, followed shortly thereafter by the oxymoronic USA Patriot Act set the stage for today’s depredations…

Since January, Obama has signed legislation (NDAA) granting the Executive Branch authority to condemn alleged “enemy combatants,” including U.S. citizens detained in America, indefinite military detention without charges or trials, and with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asserting that the president has the “right” to assassinate American citizens anywhere on earth, its clear to anyone who hasn’t drunk the Hope and Change™ Kool-Aid, that the architecture of an American police state is now in place.”

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)


“Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency…(the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever). A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.

The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” …

William Binney… left the NSA in late 2001, shortly after the agency launched its warrantless-wiretapping program. “They violated the Constitution setting it up,” he says bluntly. “But they didn’t care. They were going to do it anyway, and they were going to crucify anyone who stood in the way. When they started violating the Constitution, I couldn’t stay.” … The former NSA official held his thumb and forefinger close together: “We are that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.”’

“The Hunger Games” : A Glimpse at the Future?


“Set in a dystopian future (why is the future always “dystopian”?), The Hunger Games paints a rather grim picture of the world of tomorrow, whether it be from a social, economical or political point of view. In short, it is a big-brotherish nightmare where a rich elite thrives on the backs of a starving population. Meanwhile, the perversity and voyeurism of mass media is taken to absurd levels and is used by the government as a glue to keep its unjust social order intact…

[T]he concepts of democracy and freedom have disappeared from America to be replaced by a high-tech dictatorship based on surveillance, monitoring, mass-media indoctrination, police oppression and a radical division of social classes… [The masses are] subjugated to the high-tech rule of the Capitol, which uses technology to monitor, control and indoctrinate [them]. Surveillance cameras, RFID chips and 3D holograms are abundantly used by the government to manipulate the will of a weak and uneducated population…

The Hunger Games is set in a world that is exactly what is described to be the New World Order: A rich and powerful elite, an exploited and dumbed-down mass of people, the dissolving of democracies into a police state… high-tech surveillance, mass media used for propaganda and a whole lot of blood rituals…

Is The Hunger Games attempting to warn an apathetic youth of the danger of allowing the current system to devolve into a totalitarian nightmare? Or is it simply programming it to perceive the coming of a New World Order as an inevitability?”