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Symbols {86} ~ Ichthus — DiosRaw

In Hellenistic Greek, the word Ichthus (aka Ichthys or Ikhthus) means fish. It is composed of two intersecting arcs. One end of both arcs extends beyond the meeting point, creating the profile of a fish. The fish is a very significant symbol for Christians. Literally, the word Ikhthus means Jesus (I) Christ (KH), God’s (TH) […] Symbols {86} ~ Ichthus — DiosRaw

Getting caught in the fish net of Jesus is attaining ego less state.

It happens on its own, as Lao Tzu said Wu-Wei-Wu Or in Zen they say ‘Sit silently do nothing, season comes and the grass grows by itself green.’

In that egoless state the person becomes ‘Truth-that liberates’-said Jesus, and by it can be known by getting merged with it or become one with it. Now a days this ‘Truth’ is termed as Reality or Totality or Wholeness too.

Getting liberated from material world is getting caught in his fish net.

Meditation is the way to enlarge the size of fish, ie our soul. Loving and serving people as Jesus said too is part of meditation. The day your meditation has grown you in size larger than his net size, that day it happens that you are caught. We will keep repeating this cycle of birth and death till the time, when we decide that enough is enough now I will put in dedicated and sincere efforts to find the Reality or Truth. This may happen in this life too. In ‘the book of mirdad’ it is said that at every blink of the eye, he is accounting our acts. This is like Jesus is throwing the net to catch the growing fishes. The moment the fish got caught is experience of Philosia for fish. Now immediately the realisation too happens that all others are still not caught. This is transformation. Now one is able to see things in its totality or Wholeness. This is knowing the Reality.

The first experience of being caught is Philosia.

Fish is used as metaphor by Kabir too, he has quoted Jesus in his couplets too, so it seems this wisdom of Jesus is used by him. We all are like Fish. We born and die in the ocean of existence. Still our search is to know the existence or truth or reality or soul.

Going on pilgrimage is ridiculed by all Mystics, who believe on evolutionary mysticism, like Kabir because it is all around us, we need to put in efforts to create a situation which increases our size. If it is enough large than you will find it immediately without going anywhere.

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.

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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’.

Hi ….. I write my comments from my personal experiences of my inner journey. This post may include teachings of Mystics around the world that I found worth following even today. For more about me and to connect with me on social media platforms, have a look at my linktree website for connecting with my social media links, or subscribe my YouTube channel and/or listen to the podcasts etc.

#Mysticism #Totality #Reality #mindfulness #Oneness #Wholeness #consciousness #Philosia #meditation

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