Ego Trip! One Day Special for Bored Sages.
[Oshana] Dear RC,
[RC] I have sat with many of these teachers and can attest that many of them are true teachers. You mentioned Andrew Cohen, and although he obviously is on fire with something of the Self he also is on a subtle and not so subtle ego trip, mentioned by Papaji and also his own mother.
[Oshana] There are different meanings of the word 'ego'. Ego is identification. It can also mean 'empire-building behaviour'. Andrew may be surrendered to that behaviour.
Ramana secretly built an ashram. Andrew publicly builds a publishing house.
Andrew's arrival on the spiritual circuit preceded the Mass Exodus of Papajian Satsang Sharers from Lucknow. The floodgates opened only AC (After Cohen).
Who can be sure if Andrew is on a subtle ego trip? Rest in not being sure about anything.
Maybe Jesus was on an ego trip and paid the ultimate price? After all, He could have stayed at home with mum cooking matzos rather than running all over the Galilean foothills and raising hell!
It has been rumoured that Mary wrote a book about Jesus. Wonder what it said?
[RC] When you mentioned "deepening" and how there is no deep and shallow in Truth. I hear you, that's really true. But this deepening seems to refer to the continually deeper Surrender/True-seeing of the identified (Leela) consciousness, and even Papaji spoke of drowning a little more each day.
[Oshana] But who drowns? Perhaps, the 'identity' drowns and comes up for air before getting a dunking again. Possibly, the dunking is automatic after Awakening. Have you seen those executive toy bobbing birds...once set up they dip in and out of the water beaker....ad infinitum?
Every day the ego gets killed again? A re-enactment of the Valentine's Day Massacres? Or the sinking of the Titanic everyday on video? Will these ego's never go away? Leonardo and Kate keep re- appearing before one's eyes egged on by diva Dion only to go down and resurrect the next day.
Groundhog Day. Does Jesus get up on the Cross and get crucified everyday just in case someone missed an earlier performance? Maybe he should have stuck to matzo baking. Although matzos get pierced they never bother to rise. Can't get more laid back than that.
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