New logo of Philosia and its meaning.
My English is poor, pronunciation is further ahead of it. Still I write so that you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to, like it happens when you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it. If you are thirsty of this knowledge, so you get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected because I am writing only from my own experiences or understanding.
You may prefer to listen to (in US English) this post on the my Podcast Philosia (दर्शन) on Podcast at Overcast , Podcast at Castbox and at Radio Public Credit for idea behind this design goes to Osho sannyasin Prem Satisha Warner as well as Simon, a budding author of book, available at Kindle: Alex-Dreams can kill Alex-Nerd kid.
I was interacting with both and just by combining the ideas we shared the logo in Hindi was designed. Monish Choudhary, a budding designer from craft & design field added his genuine idea to it and the site identity logo could came into existence.
To know more about this interaction with Sannyasin Prem Satisha:, Who lived in Osho’s satsang for about 20 years.
Prem Satisha shared a post of half Shiva and half Parvati in one body called as ardhanaarishwar. I replied her with an image of Yin-Yang given by Lao Tzu.
Source : en.m.Wikipedia.com
I recently came to know that whatever Lao Tzu learned about spirituality during his job in a library was from Hindu Upanishads. There is no such Lord Shiva or Parvathi concept in China. So he may have converted it into a Yin-Yang picture.
That time I was having discussion with Simon about how God has created human being like him or in his image. To let him understand better and to let everyone get benefitted by this new idea revealed to me in a Satori, I posted an article on Fibonacci series is nature’s method of evolution.
So combining both the logo in Hindi came into existence and the logo in English is artistic representation on the same logic. Since the journey ends in seeing the unseen means Philosia, so this logo has two aspects or call it is a gestalt image. It is representing the evolution of nature and mankind through Fibonacci series or Fibonacci numbers and the last step called Philosia to complete the circle and again become Zero from where the journey begun.
In the beginning there was emptiness or God or Cosmic Consciousness or Cosmic Soul present. This is represented by outer zero in the logo. This zero is infinite too because it represents timelessness and forever remains constant.
One part be treated as Logo depicting journeys from first birth to last birth. Parvati with the Lion and another part be treated as Shiva with the Oxen or the Bull.
As per this Fibonacci series development model of universe and living beings, from Zero like a seed, came out one or number one as Female power or Mother Nature the next number ‘1’ of Fibonacci series. This power refers to power of governing so Lion is treated as its true representation of Shakti or Goddess Durga. This form was incomplete or unsustainable because then God has to produce everything. This is why many religions treat God as female power. It is true in the sense because in the reverse journey to zero one has to encounter it. But female power cannot produce on its own. So instead God entered into Mother Nature to create another form ie Male part of Nature or third number of series as ‘1’. In Fibonacci series the next number in series is the sum of two previous numbers. So this one is different because it is sum of earlier numbers ‘Zero’ and ‘One’. It is like a pregnant women with a male child conceived. In human being the sperm of an Oxen is found by sages to be the finest form in which this god given regenerative power exists. So the Oxen or Bull is taken as Symbol of Shiva.
Before our birth as human being we were also present in invisible form for few days ie ‘Zero’ but this zero is unstable due to desires of previous lives. Just like an unstable reversible reaction. This is why we get new body as soon as our death. So in a sense in each number of the Fibonacci series after this one, the zero or God too is present. So in spiritual sense each number is that number plus zero or God. My post on We exist and does not exist at the same time . When God disconnects we die as visible body form and take new form too because this state too is unstable.
The first graph of Fibonacci series in black represents the evolution of material world. The more the distance from the beginning the more is the speed of that object in the material world. The more is the speed of mind and the speed of reaction by a person the farther he or she is away from the centre.
The more intensive meditation or meditative state of a person the nearer he or she is moving towards the centre. In case a person find it difficult to meditate than Osho’s dynamic meditation is needed because the energy that is causing restlessness needs to be released first. You can also try any meditation from 120 he suggested. At least dynamic meditation is needed for such persons.
The essence of spiritual journey is to make our life such that our desires vanish while living the life. This way at least after death our Zero gets merged with Cosmic eternal and constant Zero that existed before our birth. Nirvana is merging of Zero into cosmic Zero while the body is still living.
But to be able to separate one must first experience them as separate. Philosia is experience of the first glimpse of the Zero as separate from the body. Then this state never returns back to earlier state.
The journey of human life to see it as separate is spiritual journey. Without dedicated effort it is not possible for normal human being to see them as separate. What I did is dedicated only two minutes in life for it for 35 years and kept the lamp lit. Then 100% dedicated efforts for 3-6 years further invested to get the first glimpse. This 100% dedicated journey is depicted in different colour for reaching to the beginning and completing the circle. So time required in one lap is not the same as time I took for second. It may happen otherwise also.
For details about this spiritual journey my post of Zones of Spiritual and Material journey: Divide both sides of the logo in four parts as per above post to exactly understand it.
Now the one series refers to our progress in material world where we keep enhancing our ego. Then at peak of our career it should be stopped and a new journey into the spiritual world must begin. In Japan it is called as ‘The best archer will throw away his bow and arrow at peak of his/her career’ and Miyamoto Mushashi was such zen samurai that he remained undefeated in his life, and left the swordsmanship to learn farming in a small village. He ultimately got enlightened too.
So in one journey ego enhances and in other it dissolves to again become pure Zero. The one who exhausts his or her whole life in straight line progressing only in material world like improving, improving and improving, will have to take rebirth again and again till one day he or she begins journey towards zero again by following second part or white part. Living material life or growing in spiritual journey, In any way your journey is always destined towards the centre of the Fibonacci series. So living material life you can progress till you reach number one of the series. Only consistent, persistent and dedicated efforts needed to be able to ‘see’ separate from one or Philosia or Satori. The journey from number one of Fibonacci series towards zero is appreciated by God.
The God becomes happy because this is the answer he is expecting you to give to him which is called as ‘Return’ in Jews or ‘Repent’ in Christianity. So when you take a U turn at peak of your career then not only you moves towards your pure Zero the Cosmic zero ie God too moves towards you. Mystic Kabir says that only when he grabs you, you can get dissolved in him because you do not know anything about him. It is like two lovers are moving toward each other.
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
Osho International Online (OIO) provides facility to learn these from your home,
1. through Osho Meditation Day @€20.00 per person. OIO rotate times through three timezones NY,Berlin and Mumbai. You can prebook according to the convenient time for you.
2. There is OSHO Evening Meeting streaming which can be accessed every day at local time starting 6:40 pm (of which Osho says that he wants his people to view it all over the world and these days it is possible) and 16 of the meditations mostly with video instructions and so much more on iOSHOthrough App.
3. There is a 7 days Free Trial also for people who would like to first try it out.
This is an opportunity for learning and knowing Osho through these sannyasins who lived in his presence and brought to life his words in best possible quality in all formats.
Disciples of Jesus left him alone in last minutes but Osho’s disciples remained with him till he left his body willingly after working, till last day, for all of us to get enlightened. Jesus tried hard till last minute, before being caught, to teach meditation to his disciples. As per Saint John’s Gospel:- Jesus used word ‘Sit’ to transfer his meditative energy to them and went on to pray God, but on returning he found them sleeping. He tried two times again but in vain.
Even today Zen people use word ‘Sit’ for meditation in their saying ‘Sit silently, do nothing, season comes and the grass grows by itself green’.
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