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[1] “The Dog that Didn’t Bark:”  
     What We Can Learn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle About Using the Absence of Expected Facts?    From: Briefly Writing


     The 1892 book, the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of short stories that includes “Silver Blaze,” a mystery about the disappearance of a famous racehorse the night before a race and the murder of the horse’s trainer. Sherlock Homes solves the mystery in part by recognizing that no one that he spoke to in his investigation remarked that they had heard barking from the watchdog during the night.


  •      Gregory: (Scotland Yard detective): “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
  •      Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
  •      Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
  •      Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”
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     The fact that the dog did not bark when you would expect it to do so while a horse was stolen led Homes to the conclusion that the evildoer was a not a stranger to the dog, but someone the dog recognized and thus would not cause him to bark. Holmes drew a conclusion from a fact (barking) that did not occur, which can be referred to as a “negative fact,” or for the purpose of this discussion, an expected fact absent from the record.

     It is not that difficult in many legal circumstances to recognize that you expect certain facts will be demonstrated — like the barking of a watchdog during the commission of a crime — and thus the absence of those expected facts can have meaning.

 
  The dog that didn't bark [1]  
From: the book of children | Chapter 3, Conditioning

The Dog That Didn't Bark
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Does a child have a right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning?
  ■ It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today.
  ■ The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before.
  ■ Only recently … have we become aware that the greatest slavery is that of the child.

It was never thought of before;
It is not mentioned in any scripture of the world. — Osho

A “negative fact” — an expected fact absent from the record.
  ■ The absence of those expected facts can have meaning.
A “negative fact” — an expected fact absent from the record

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Assuming: the greatest slavery is that of the child.
Then what is the significance of this "fact of life" being absent from the record?
What can be deduced from this negative fact?
What deeper truths may it reveal?

  • By whose authority is this proclimation made?
  • Hidden in plain sight.
  • Children as slaves and other facts of life.
  • Provenance of the information.
  • Not Astral Delivery.
  • Why was this information released in 2013?  [23 years after Osho's death.]
  • Prove it.
  • It was never thought of before.
  • Power Possessing Beings.
  • Osho's reading prowess and volume statistics.

Absent this information: — the greatest slavery is that of the child — all attempts to define/understand humanity's current situation fail.

Upon whose authority?

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If, after having read 70,000+ books, the most well-read mystic ever states:

  • quote small leftIt is not mentioned in any scripture of the world.quote small right

then, that statement is probably accurate.
(See tab# 12 for more details about Osho's reading prowess and volume statistics.)

What to make of this 'negative fact' that is absent from the record?

So easy a caveman can do it!

cavemen

Hidden in plain sight.

Having been subconsciously aware of this 'fact of life' (the greatest slavery is that of a child) since about age 4, it was not until after I had retired that I began to understand this 'fact of life' on a more conscious level.

Now it is easy articulate what had formerly been a vague feeling about 'having children'.
(“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” - famous saying)

But, not until after developing a series of websites, did the simplicity of this 'fact of life' begin to become apparent. The section in those websites titled "Children as Slaves" was the starting point for this realization.

The foregoing demonstrates that it's not 'rocket science' — even an ordinary person (myself) with a little perseverance is capable of formulating this conclusion/understanding.

However, I seriously doubt I would have ever figured this out, had I been unsuccessful in a life-long struggle to remain childless. It would seem that becoming a parent would mostly preclude acceptance and understanding of this simple 'fact of life'.

A more full understanding and confirmation did not become clear until after reading Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning.
Naming it: a 'fact of life' came even more recently.

Fact of Life: an inescapable truth, especially an unpleasant one

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As a point of reference, I searched for a list of the 'facts of life'.
It does not appear that such a list exists.

Considering the enormous amount of information on the Internet, it would seem that there would be a listing of the various facts of life somewhere on the Internet!
     ■ A simple, easy to understand list, of the basic facts of life, for kids to learn from.

Not even a page on Wikipedia!  (see right)

So, I made my own list… a little rough, but it's a start.

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The Facts of Life at Wikipedia
Facts of Life  
  Birth     Entropy
  Death   Hunger
  Slave at birth   Sickness
  Debt of existance   Air to breathe
  Levels of consciousness     Water to drink  
  Preditors   Fire burns
  Parasites   Ice freezes
Provenance of information

osho at 13 in 1945
Osho at 13 in 1945

From where did the subject matter in Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning arise?

It seems apparent from reading chapter 3, and knowing little else about Osho's childhood, that the material was formulated (deduced) by Osho and based upon his real-life experiences. As he states, there is no mention of this subject matter in any publlication, which also tends to confirm this view.

Apparently Osho was familiar to Illuminati teachings, as evidenced by his thoughts in The Greatest Challenge: the Golden Future. However, a cursory search through an extensive selection of Illuminati material does not indicate the idea of a child being 'the greatest slave' is present within the Illuminati scheme of things.

Not astral delivery

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Numerous examples of channelled communication give no mention of this 'fact of life'.
(see: War in Heaven and The Fifth Interview for two examples of very extensive 'astral data dumps' in which this fact is abscent.

Apparently, as Amitakh Stanford and Joe Fisher have indicated, beings in the astral are as poorly informed as their earth-side counterparts.

Why now?

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quote small leftInformation wants to be free is a slogan of technology activists invoked against limiting access to information. According to criticism of intellectual property rights, the system of governmental control of exclusivity is in conflict with the development of a public domain of information.quote small right [1]

~ • ~

quote small leftOn the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other.quote small right [2]


Upon reading Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning, I began to wonder why it took 23 years from Osho's death for this book to be published? The Osho Media newsletter which announced the publication (Aug. 2013) states,

  • quote small leftThis book calls for a "children's liberation movement" to break through the patterns and create the opportunity for an entirely new way of relating as human beings.quote small right

Okay, fine, what took so long?
(FWIW – "children's liberation movement" is a comment from the publisher. This phrase is never used in the book.)

Is the reason for such a long delay simply neglegence and/or unawareness, or are there other reasons for the long delay to publish?

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For thousands of years, essentially until published in 1950, the Fourth Way was a "negative fact".
Absent from the Record

In Search of the Miraculous, for example was first published in 1950 in hardback.
The Foruth Way followed in 1957.

   ■ Both books did not appear in paperback until approximately 1971.

   ■ Again, the question arises, why did it take so long for these books to be published?

 

Who is Osho Media? What is their agenda? Who controls what is published and when? *

And why is Osho Media now calling for a "children's liberation movement"?

Which is correct: 1) kid Pays for a book to read, or 2) kid's Paid to read a book?
Pay kids to read books!


[1] Wagner, R Polk, Information wants to be free: intellectual property and the mythologies of control  (40 page PDF), University of Pennsylvania

[2] Clarke, Roger, Information Wants to be Free

Prove or Proof

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Proof is a noun, meaning: evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement. “you will be asked to give proof of your identity”

Prove is a verb, meaning: demonstrate the truth or existence of (something) by evidence or argument. “the concept is difficult to prove”

     ■ Proof is a physical truth which no one needs to prove it otherwise.
     ■ Prove is the action taken to have proof.

Evidence is a fact or situation that suggests something might be true. Proof is a fact or situation that removes all doubt. Sometimes more than one evidence can add up to proof.


Slave 1) a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them
        2) a person who is completely subservient to, strongly influenced by, and otherwise controlled by another [dominant] person

Does the evidence provided in Chapter 3 prove as true the statement, "the greatest slave is that of the child"? (Slave Proof #1) Or is more evidence needed to have proof that statement is unquestionably true?

Does the evidence provided previously (tab #2) prove as true the statement, "It is not mentioned in any scripture"? (Slave Proof #2) Or is more evidence needed to have proof that statement is unquestionably true?


Does the personal information provided on tab# 4 "So easy a caveman can do it!" provide enough evidence that an ordinary person can figure out Slave Proof #1 on his own?

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     First five paragraphs of chapter 3 | Conditioning


  • quote small leftDoes a child not have as much right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning as the parents expect for themselves? It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before. For the first time man has come of age, a certain maturity has happened - and as you become mature you have to face new problems.
  •      Slowly, slowly, as man progressed, he became aware of many kinds of slavery. Only recently in the West have we become aware that the greatest slavery is that of the child. It was never thought of before; it is not mentioned in any scripture of the world. Who could have thought ... a child and a slave? A slave to his own parents, who love him, who sacrifice themselves for the child? It would have looked ridiculous, utter nonsense!
  •      But now, as psychological insight has deepened into the human mind and its functioning, it has become absolutely clear that the child is the most exploited person; nobody has been exploited more than the child. And of course he is being exploited behind a façade of love.
  •      And I don't say that the parents are aware that they are exploiting the child, that they are imposing a slavery on the child, that they are destroying the child, that they are making him stupid, unintelligent, that their whole effort of conditioning the child as a Hindu, as a Mohammedan, as a Christian, as a Buddhist, is inhuman; they are not aware of it, but that does not make any difference as far as the facts are concerned. The child is being conditioned by the parents in ugly ways, and of course the child is helpless: he depends on the parents. He cannot rebel, he cannot escape, he cannot protect himself. He is absolutely vulnerable; hence he can be easily exploited.
  •      Parental conditioning is the greatest slavery in the world. It has to be completely uprooted, only then will man be able for the first time to be really free, truly free, authentically free, because the child is the father of the man. If the child is brought up in a wrong way then the whole of humanity goes wrong. The child is the seed: if the seed itself is poisoned and corrupted by well-intentioned people, well-wishing people, then there is no hope for a free human individual. Then that dream can never be fulfilled.quote small right

 
It was never thought of before

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  • quote small leftOnly recently in the West have we become aware that the greatest slavery is that of the child. It was never thought of beforequote small right [1]

That is a ridiculous statement – "it was never thought of before".
How could Osho ever make such a sweeping generalization and blatant lie?

Or was it Osho Media inserting that thought into formerly unpublished material written by Osho.
In other words, a 'fall back' excuse for supressing this information for a quarter-century or more.

As further evidence of this information being supressed, it is nowhere to be found in the Fourth Way material.
  • On top of that, Gurdjieff fathered over (100) children!
  • He obviously had little concern about the consequences of fathering so many children.
  • It is very doubtful that Gurdjieff – as a 'seeker of truth' – ever heard of, or in other ways came into contact with the material within Chapter 3 | Conditioning.

The Fourth Way was a major release of formerly 'secret knowledge' purporting to be the All and the Everything, but without the slightest inkling of this minor detail “fundamental problem facing humanity today”.

Is the absence of this information an intentional inexactitude, or was it simply an unconscious parroting of received material?

But of course…

  • quote small leftFor instance, the evolution of humanity beyond a certain point, or, to speak more correctly, above a certain percentage, would be fatal FOR THE MOON. The moon at present FEEDS on organic life, on humanity.
  •      Humanity is a part of organic life; this means that humanity is FOOD for the moon. If all men were to become too intelligent they would not want to be eaten by the moon.
  •      But, at the same time, possibilities of evolution exist, and they may be developed in SEPARATE individuals with the help of appropriate knowledge and methods.quote small right – Gurdjieff chapter 3, In Search of the Miraculous
Power Possessing Beings

bilderberg banksters
The 161 Bankers Who Run the World
These guys ain't them. These guys are faces. The top guys probably are known only by a few of their closest associates. But these guys will do for now — they fill the role of face and name.

On Conspiracy Theorizing is an easy (280 words) introduction to the world of Power Possessing Beings (PPBs).

quote small leftMen and women of wealth and power conspire. Period.quote small right

Secret Societies is a popular article on Gaian Corps, which provides much more in-depth information.

Then there's the Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Committee of 300, The Pilgrims Society, The Vatican, British Monarchy, Chinese & Japanese secret societies, Zionists, Russian/Japanese/Chinese/international Mafia, World Bank, ECB, U.S. Govt., various Military Industrial Complexes, Major Media, Pharmaceuticals, Petro-Chemical, G4S, General Electric, Blackrock … and the list goes on …

See: Kingsman: The Secret Service for Hollywood's brief confession about how they all begin (“An organization which is funded by inheritances of a lot of powerful men”).


Power Possessing Beings typically have very good intelligence. Sometime between the time of Gurdjieff's training and the time of Osho's heyday, the program changed. For thousands of years there was nary a word about this fact of life (the greatest slavery is that of the child), but that all changed with Osho's admission. Formerly, it was always in PPBs best interest to encourage unconscious human procreation. But that has changed.

Formerly it was always in PPBs best interest to continue the status quo regarding religious indoctrination and belief in the afterlife. That has also changed, as evidenced by The Matrix, Jupiter Ascending, War in Heaven, The Fifth Interview, and so on…


Then there is the very real fact of outside intervention becoming more generally accepted (another 'fact of life'), and the ever present threat that overt, direct intervention will begin. Formerly it was in the best interest of the PPBs to go along with covert intervention, but that may not be the case any longer.

The problem PPBs have is how to disclose. Many people question how all this 'conspiracy theory' could be real. But if outside intervention is added into the picture, the means, motive and opportunity become clear. Who is able to disobey or stray from the program? Certainly not the PPBs who have the most to loose and are easily toppled, and if they are not controllable by other means (bribery, blackmail, sexual, etc.) the reality of outside intervention has always been the trump card.

The U.S./Anglo alliance (the Military, Industrial, Media Complex) has failed. However they are not going down easily, and have become a direct threat to Russian sovereignty and Putin. They want him out and the country's assets and resources strip-mined to maintain the Ponzi. Maybe Putin is a player, but now they want his head – yet another indication that no leader is safe. Then there is China… and where do they fit in? Is the Chinese leadership/oligarchy along with the U.S./Anglo plan? Same question for India. What about Iran – hard to believe they are with the plan.

The U.S./Anglo system [the ponzi] depends more and more on an uninformed, lifeless public that procreates unconsciously, thus bringing more blank-slate child slaves into the system ready to be programmed with a failed system. At what point is it acknowledged by non-aligned leaders that unsustainable growth [an uninformed and lifeless public] is not in the leader's/oligarchy's best interest?


to be continued… (maybe)

Osho's reading prowess and volume statistics.
70,000 books read, signed and dated

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  • quote small leftOsho was without question the most literate Eastern guru in memory — and possibly the most well read mystic ever. From his teenage years he began collecting books and by the time he was twenty years old he was already very well read. Throughout his college years both as an undergraduate and later as a philosophy professor his collection continued to grow.
  •      Near the end of his life in the late 1980s it was estimated to be around 100,000 volumes. Osho himself mentioned the figure of 150,000. The Danish professor Pierre Evald, who is also a disciple of Osho’s, did a study of Osho’s library and estimated the actual number to be closer to 80,000. He reports that about 70,000 of these have been read, signed and dated by Osho. The remaining 10,000 have been gathered since 1987 at which point Osho was no longer reading (he said in an interview in 1985 that he’d basically stopped reading in 1981).
  •      For a private library the figure of 80,000 is extraordinarily large (and indeed, Evald suggested that it may be the largest private collection in the world). - P.T. Mistlbergerquote small right

If “possibly the most well read mystic ever,” states — after having read 70,000+ books — that “It is not mentioned in any scripture of the world,” that statement probably is accurate.

Osho, John Dee, and the Greatest Library in the World

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A rare early picture of Osho (seated, with
his patented leg-cross, on far right in white
robe) from his days as a young graduate
student of philosophy, approximately 1955.

From: P.T. Mistlberger.com

(The following article appears as Appendix IV in my book The Three Dangerous Magi).

Osho was without question the most literate Eastern guru in memory — and possibly the most well read mystic ever. From his teenage years he began collecting books and by the time he was twenty years old he was already very well read. Throughout his college years both as an undergraduate and later as a philosophy professor his collection continued to grow.

Near the end of his life in the late 1980s it was estimated to be around 100,000 volumes. Osho himself mentioned the figure of 150,000. The Danish professor Pierre Evald, who is also a disciple of Osho’s, did a study of Osho’s library and estimated the actual number to be closer to 80,000. [1] He reports that about 70,000 of these have been read, signed and dated by Osho. The remaining 10,000 have been gathered since 1987 at which point Osho was no longer reading (he said in an interview in 1985 that he’d basically stopped reading in 1981).


[1] Pierre Evald’s is the only serious attempt at a scholarly study of Osho’s library that I am aware of. His excellent paper can be viewed at
     www.pierreevald.dk/osho.php

Largest private collection in the world?

For a private library the figure of 80,000 is extraordinarily large (and indeed, Evald suggested that it may be the largest private collection in the world). As a point of comparison an entire main library in a mid-sized city might hold around a million books, barely ten times more than Osho’s collection. [2] The most important library of the ancient world, in Alexandria in northern Egypt, is estimated to have had a collection of several hundred thousand scrolls. However an entire piece of writing — what we would now call a “book” — could take several scrolls to contain and so the actual number of “books” in the Alexandria library would have been smaller, perhaps around 100,000, similar to the size of Osho’s library. The Alexandrian library was famously destroyed in a series of calamities, most notably in what are suspected to have been burnings instigated by Julius Caesar (accidentally) a fourth century Christian bishop (intentionally) and a seventh century Muslim Caliph (intentionally).

In England in the late 16th century during the time of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare, the largest library in the country (and possibly all of Europe) belonged to the queen’s court astrologer, advisor, and magus, John Dee. He had around 4,000 volumes. [3] Much of this collection was eventually destroyed by a mob convinced that Dee was a conjurer of spirits. He was, amongst other things, but what today would be regarded as “channeling” unfortunately was in those days highly suspect and possible grounds for being burnt at the stake. Dee survived, but alas, many of his books didn’t.


[2] The largest library in the world is the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As of 2008 it holds around thirty-two million books.

[3] Peter French, John Dee: The World of an Elizabethan Magus (New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987), pp. 43-44.

The true academic center of England

To give some idea of the impressiveness of Dee’s collection, the main library at Cambridge University in the late 16th century only had about 450 books in all. [4] In fact Dee’s library was the true academic center of England at his time and was known to have received visits from a number of notable people, including the queen herself. As for content his collection reflected the fact that he was a Renaissance magus: he had works on science (he was one of the leading mathematicians, cartographers, and navigators of his time), as well as the complete works of the major Greek philosophers, the Neoplatonists, poetry, theology, alchemy, magic, and so on.

Osho may not have been a conjurer of spirits (at least in the classic sense) and nor was India’s head of state sufficiently open to use him as an advisor, [5] but one thing he did have in common with Dee was that he was a man with a universal outlook and (especially in his younger years) an interest in reading anything of quality he could get his hands on.


[4] Peter French, John Dee: The World of an Elizabethan Magus (New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987), p. 44.

[5] That would suggest that either Queen Elizabeth was unusually open-minded for a head of state, or that John Dee was a tame fellow compared to Osho. Somehow I more suspect the latter. Although granted, Osho did not have to worry about being roasted at the stake (at least, not that type of stake). Dee was considered fortunate to escape the Inquisition.

The most voracious reader worldwide in the 20th century

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A central chamber in Osho's library
at his ashram in Pune, India.

Osho said that for much of his life he read twelve hours per day, sometimes eighteen hours. [6] This again is reminiscent of Dee who famously recorded that he allowed himself only four hours sleep a night, two hours for eating and other essentials, and eighteen hours a day for study. Assuming that Pierre Evald’s estimate is accurate and that Osho had read about 70,000 volumes of his collection; and assuming that Osho was reading consistently from around ages fifteen to fifty (that is, around 1946 to 1981 when he gave up reading) then that would suggest that in roughly 35 years he read about 2,000 books per year — or, around six books per day. And when it’s considered that he did not actually retain a copy in his collection of every book he read — Evald reports that there are libraries in northern India that still have Osho’s name on them as the only person who ever borrowed the book — then we can safely assume that the number he read is even higher. Osho was a known speed reader and was reported by those close to him who used to supply him with books that he was devouring between ten and fifteen per day. So the above figures would indeed seem to be legitimate.

Any way it is looked at Osho’s accomplishment in this realm is extraordinary. Evald — in his critically researched and balanced study — simply calls him “the greatest bookman of India and the most voracious reader worldwide in the 20th century.” He further claims that Osho actually read between 150,000 and 200,000 books in his lifetime. That indeed translates as his followers claimed to between twelve and fifteen books a day over thirty-five years. Even if we use a “low” figure of ten books per day this works out to about a book per hour of available reading time. The average book is about 60,000-80,000 words long. This means Osho’s speed reading amounted to at least 1,000 words per minute. The average reader can comprehend and retain about 150-300 words per minute; high achievers can approach 600 words per minute. Speed readers however are capable of spectacular rates: the current record holder is a man named Howard Berg who can read (if you can believe it) 25,000 words per minute. [7] He has been repeatedly tested on this and demonstrated his ability to actually recall in detail what he reads. That rate is sufficient to read the Bible in half an hour and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace in just over 20 minutes.


[6]Osho's Library

[7]Who’s the fastest reader in the world

One remaining worldly attachment

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Sam, in Life Of Osho, reports that in the mid-1970s Osho was a “recluse.” He ominously notes, “After the morning lecture he went back into his house…and stayed alone in his room. No one knew what he did there.” [8] Perhaps the mystery is hereby solved. However the most remarkable paradox about Osho has always been the substance of his teachings: emphasizing Being, heart, mindfulness, the body — but never the intellect. And yet there he was, with one of the most extraordinary intellects of any mystic ever — and a bibliophile to top it off.

Shortly before Osho died he gave specific instructions for his library: no more than three books to be lent out at any given time. It appears as if he left his body with at least one remaining worldly attachment.

Copyright 2009, by P.T. Mistlberger, all rights reserved.


[8] Sam, Life Of Osho (London: Sannyas, 1997), p. 37.

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