Tuesday, July 27, 2010
THE MEANING OF THE WORD 'AMEN'. ~OSHO~
THEISTS, ATHEISTS, both are victims. The really religious person has nothing to do with the Bible or the Koran or the Bhagavad Gita.
THE REALLY RELIGIOUS PERSON has a deep communion with existence. He can say yes to a roseflower, he can say yes to the stars, he can say yes to people, he can say yes to his own being, to his own desires. He can say yes to whatsoever life brings to him; HE IS A YEA-SAYER. And in this yea-saying is contained the essential prayer.
The last words of Jesus on earth were: "THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE. AMEN."
DO YOU KNOW THIS WORD 'AMEN', WHAT IT MEANS? It simply means "Yes, Lord, yes. Let thy will be done. Don't listen to what I say, I am ignorant. Don't listen to what I desire; my desires are stupid --bound to be so. Go on doing whatsoever you feel right -- go on doing it in spite of me." That is the meaning of the word 'amen'.
The Book of Wisdom
Chapter 7: Learning the Knack