noun: a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative.
noun: a religious or scientific doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof.
See Error, Opinion, Superstition
"It is the most intricate of problems to treat philosophically; isolated as it is from all approach by any of the prescribed rules in "the orthodox scheme of physics." It turns upon the interchangeable subdivision of interatomic acting agency, or the force of the mind." [Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter]
"Science admits that nature works with dual force, though at rest she is a unit. "Nature is one eternal cycle." Keely's discoveries prove that the doctrine of the Trinity should be set down as an established canon of science - the Trinity of force. All nature's sympathetic streams - cerebellic, gravital, electric and magnetic - are made up of triple currents. The ancients understood this dogma in a far deeper sense than modern theology has construed it. The great and universal Trinity of cause, motion and matter - or of will, thought and manifestation - was known to the Rosicrucians as prima materia. Paracelsus states that each of these three is also the other two; for, as nothing can possibly exist without cause, matter and energy - that is, spirit, matter and soul (the ultimate cause of existence being that it exists), we may therefore look upon all forms of activity as being the action of the universal or Divine will operating upon and through the ether, as the skilled artificer uses his tools to accomplish his designs; making the comparison in all reverence." [Bloomfield-Moore, More Science]
"Where you turn Science into Dogma...Is when you "Lock-in" on a given Model...You assume your Model is perfect...and therefore anything that does not agree with that model can not possibly exist in Nature..." [Tom Bearden]
A true understanding is only possible after appropriate observable demonstrations, whereupon all the rigid theorems, principles and dogmas of today will then be rendered untenable and quickly collapse upon themselves. Moreover, all present laws, regardless of whether they concern the laws of energy conservation, gravitation or so-called heat-equivalence, will likewise be invalidated. To make it quite clear at the outset, what is here involved is something entirely new, which is why any proper assessment by scientists would be impossible. For this reason the Austrian government was requested to dispense with the expert opinion of specialists. All that is required is practical proof for which certain prerequisites are necessary, such as the one requested in the memorandum of the 15th of March 1946. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, The Life-Current in Air and Water]
escape-less dead-end. Rigid laws and dogmas were contrived which simply do not exist in Nature, where constant change is sovereign. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, The Life-Current in Air and Water]
Naturally, no normal thinking person will believe that he or she were so brain-washed at school and in church as to be made to believe in the existence of rigid laws and dogmas in a Nature so rich in interchanges of substances and metabolic processes. For this reason it is still necessary to take a small example as an aid, which every respectable Tyrolean knows, who loves a good wine, even if a little dry. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, New Forms of Motion and Energy]
For this reason any expert opinion from this quarter is totally uninteresting, because the scientists, who failed to perceive the natural process of development, formulated rigid laws and dogma that do not exist in Nature's rhythmical interplay of forces. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, Magnetism - Electricism]
individualities and while similarities occur, identicalities never do. This fact alone suffices to show that any rigid conformity to law or dogma-derived process is just as impossible as an identically formed product, for the form and type of the product of synthesis is determined by a process of constantly changing change. It was Heraclitus, who long ago stated that one cannot bathe in the same water twice, because it is in continual motion even when apparently still, and is thus in a constant state of metamorphosis. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, The Liquefaction of Coal by Means of Cold Flows]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"You can be certain, however, that my personal message will always awaken people to the urgent need to move away from the restricting and erroneous tenets of all dogma and institutionalized religion. The message will open up channels of consciousness leading to the growth of spiritual awareness. It will be leading people into ever higher and higher dimensions of celestial thought, as opposed to earthly and materialistic concepts. It will impart a more vivid appreciation of the true nature of your Source of Being and the universe in which you presently live." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth - Letter 7]
Dangers of Dogma
You have said that YOU DON'T CARE IF THERE IS ANY SUCCESSOR WHEN YOU ARE GONE. What do you see happening to your sannyasins, to your religion, the moment you die?
Osho: I DON'T AT ALL THINK ABOUT IT. Never does the thought occur to me, for the simple reason that THE VERY IDEA GOES AGAINST MY APPROACH. The people who are living with me are enjoying the moment. Do you want me alone not to enjoy the moment?
I AM TEACHING EVERYBODY TO ENJOY THE MOMENT, and don't be bothered by tomorrow. Living in the moment intelligently, consciously, meditatively, will take care of the future. THERE IS NO NEED FOR ME TO GIVE YOU DIRECTIVES, guidelines for what you have to do when I am gone. That's what all the old religions have done.
MANU GAVE ALL THE GUIDELINES FOR HINDUS FIVE THOUSAND YEARS BEFORE, and they are still following them. EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED, NOTHING OF MANU IS ANY MORE APPLICABLE. In fact, it is a hindrance to the evolving of Hindus, to become contemporaries.
Now, MANU HAS COMMITTED A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY by giving these directives. He did not prove a blessing, he proved himself a curse. But the same is done by Moses, Mohammed, Mahavira, Jesus, Buddha. On one thing they are all certain: that WHEN THEY ARE GONE THEY HAVE STILL TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE who had come into contact with them, who had trusted them - but they don't trust their people.
I TRUST MY PEOPLE. I know that they are living fully, joyously. They know how to live joyously, how to live fully, and that's enough. I HAVE GIVEN THEM THE EXPERIENCE; NOW THAT EXPERIENCE WILL BE DECISIVE. And they will have a freedom - because THINGS WILL CHANGE, SITUATIONS WILL CHANGE. I can give directives that will become hindrances to their growth - I cannot do that. That is criminal, very criminal.
For example, MAHAVIRA GAVE THE DIRECTIVE TO HIS DISCIPLES NOT TO WEAR SHOES. In his time, it was perfectly right - because TO USE LEATHER MEANS YOU ARE in some way or other indirectly SUPPORTING THE KILLING OF THE ANIMALS. And the best leather comes out in a very torturous way. Young calves have to be boiled, and their skin has to be taken off. Then it is soft, very soft. The moment an animal dies his skin becomes hard, then you cannot make beautiful shoes out of it. You can make shoes, but they will not be so soft, so velvety. And the younger the kid, the better leather you get - the softer leather you get.
MAHAVIRA, SEEING this whole scene happening in every town, every city - YOUNG ANIMALS ARE BEING BOILED ALIVE! - STOPPED HIS PEOPLE. They were not eating meat, but at least they were using shoes, and that leather comes from torture. But Mahavira becomes decisive for the future too; HE MAKES IT A RULE THAT HIS SANNYASINS SHOULD NEVER WEAR SHOES.
THIS IS GOING TOO FAR. Now, I'm wearing shoes which are not made of leather. MAHAVIRA HAD NO IDEA OF rubber; he had no idea of SYNTHETIC LEATHER. He had no idea that shoes can be made of canvas, of cloth - of so many things. But we cannot condemn him for not having the idea; there was no possibility of that. All he knew was that he had forbidden his people to use leather, but HE SHOULD HAVE LEFT THEM OPEN FOR THE FUTURE.
The Last Testament
Vol 2, Ch #14: Awareness is my successor
pm in Jesus Grove
(part 1 of 4)