Sin, Sins and Sinners
Osho Says

Fletcher, NC

#2 Dec 4, 2012
"Question : AREN’T A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE WESTERN MIND THE RESULT OF THE SIN-ANDGUILT IN CHRISTIANITY?

Osho : Yes, that is bound to be. The concept of sin creates a very different consciousness around it. This concept is lacking in the Eastern mind. Rather, it is substituted for by the concept of ignorance. In Eastern consciousness the root of all evil is ignorance not sin. Evil is there because you are ignorant. So the problem is not of guilt but of discipline. You have to be more aware, more knowing.

In the East, knowledge is transformation – and meditation is the instrument for that transformation. With Christianity, sin became the center. And it is not only your sin. It is the original sin of humanity. You are burdened with a concept of sin. This creates guilt, tension. That is why Christianity could not really develop meditative techniques. It only developed prayer. What can you do to fight sin? You can be moral and prayerful!

There is nothing like the Ten Commandments in the East. An overly moral concept is not there. So the problems in the East are different from the West. With people who come from the West, guilt is the problem. Deep down they feel guilty. Even those who have revolted feel guilty. It is a psychological problem, concerned more with the mind and less with the being.

First, their guilt has to be released. That is why the West had to develop psychoanalysis and confession. They were not developed in the East because they were never needed. In the West you have to confess. Only then can you get free from the guilt that is deep inside. Or you have to go through psychoanalysis so that the guilt is thrown out. But it is never thrown out permanently, because the concept of sin remains. The guilt will accumulate again.

So psychoanalysis and confession can only be a temporary help. You have to confess again and again. They are only temporary helps against something that has been accepted. The root of the disease – the concept of sin – has been accepted.

In the East it it not a question of psychology, it is a question of being. It is not a question of mental health. Rather, it is a question of spiritual growth. You have to grow spiritually, to be more aware of things. You do not have to change your behavior, but to change your Consciousness. Then the behavior follows.

Christianity is more concerned with your behavior. But behavior is just peripheral. The question is not what you do; the question is what you are. If you go on changing what you are doing, you are not really changing anything. You remain the same. You can be a saint outwardly and still be the same being inside." ~ Osho

Since: Nov 12

Asheville, NC

#3 Dec 5, 2012
Man was born a sinner because man weas born self-centered selfish. Selfishness breeds sin. Amen! But there is a saving grace. Amen! Give your self-centered nature over to Jesys Christ and He will turn you into a Heart-centered Christian Lover! Praise God Amen!
Osho Says

Fletcher, NC

#4 Dec 5, 2012
Jimmy Jesus Seed wrote:
Man was born a sinner because man weas born self-centered selfish. Selfishness breeds sin. Amen! But there is a saving grace. Amen! Give your self-centered nature over to Jesys Christ and He will turn you into a Heart-centered Christian Lover! Praise God Amen!
"While one is asleep one cannot do anything that is good. Virtue is impossible in unconsciousness, only sin is possible. Unconsciousness is the source of sin." ~Osho WAKE UP!

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