YOU ARE ASLEEP…
“You are not awake. A mind full of thoughts is not awake, cannot be awake. Only a mind which has dropped thoughts and thinking, which has dispersed the clouds around it – and the sun is burning bright, and the sky is utterly empty of clouds – is the mind which has intelligence, which is awake.” Osho
DROPPING ALL FIXED ATTITUDES
Osho on Khajuraho Temples
Osho on KHAJURAHO Temples – I don’t think there has ever been such beauty created out of stone anywhere else in the world.
“The temple of Khajuraho has beautiful statues in all sexual postures. It was a tantra school that made the temple and those statues. And the first thing the student had to do was to meditate on each statue — and they are arranged in such a way that from one corner you go around the temple in a circle. It may take six months, but you have to watch each statue until you can see it just as a statue with no sexuality in it — and it is in a sexual posture. But just in your watching it, seeing it for months, it becomes a pure piece of art; all pornography disappears. Then you move to another. And all the perversions of human mind have been put into the statues.” Osho
Don’t Sacrifice Any Moment
Temporal versus Eternal
“The real history has not yet been written, because we become too engrossed in the temporal things.
We become too obsessed with the newspaper which is only
relevant today and tomorrow will be meaningless.
If you have eyes to see, see the point: become interested in the eternal.” Osho
Candle of Awareness
“Buddha says: Light the candle of awareness in your heart, and your whole being will radiate compassion.”
A strongly tachonised crystal can function as a lens and offer a nice colour pattern on the ceiling
You will always recognise the quality of a tree/bush by its fruits
The Truth has to be seen by You
Animals should be Loved
“Animals should be loved, should be respected,because somewhere at some timethey will also reach to the same consciousness as you.” There is a constant evolution going on.
The Art of Life
The Intelligent Person…
Your Best Teacher is your Last Mistake
From the very beginning you are told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer which is destroying your very soul, because each individual is unique and comparison is not possible. I am just myself and you are just yourself. There is nobody else in the world you can be compared with.
“The Difference between the Buddha Mind and the Ordinary Mind” Osho
“The difference between a buddha mind and an ordinary mind; An ordinary mind is an active agent. It is not like a mirror. It is not just showing whatsoever is the case; no, it penetrates ACTIVELY. It brings its own ideas to reality. It colors reality, it gives a shape. It gives a form to reality which is not there, which has been brought by the mind itself.The flower is there; the mind says, ”Beautiful.” Only the flower is there – nothing of beauty, nothing of ugliness.
The Mind brings Knowledge in
The mountains are there. Nothing beautiful, nothing ugly; they simply are there. Existence simply is. It is not divided. Mind brings its knowledge, divides it, and then you go on and on, and you never become aware that a subtle wall surrounds you. Because of that wall you are unable to penetrate reality. One has to become passive. Remember: alert, but passive – that is my definition of meditation. Alert but passive.Just the other day somebody sent me a small cartoon. I loved it.
Two men are standing – maybe neighbors, friends – and one says to the other, ”I hear that your son has started meditating.”The other says, ”Yes, he has started meditating. And I think it is far better than just sitting and doing nothing.”But that is the meaning of meditation! – just sitting and doing nothing. If you DO, it is not meditation.” Osho, Just Like That, Talks on Sufi Stories, Ch. # 5. Mind games
EYES are the WINDOWS of the SOUL
“THE EYES are very symbolic. They are part of your body, but they are also WINDOWS OF YOUR SOUL.
AS YOUR SOUL BECOMES SILENT, peaceful, joyous, your eyes attain a depth, a clarity, a purity, an innocence. They become so transparent that you can see into the very soul of the man.” Osho
LIFE REDUCED into TECHNOLOGY loses all FLAVOUR of JOY
“There is a great how-to-ism all over the world, and every person, particularly the modern contemporary mind, has become a how-to-er:
how to do this, how to do that, how to grow rich, how to be successful, how to influence people and win friends, how to meditate, even how to love.
The day is not far off when some stupid guy is going to ask how to breathe.
It is not a question of how at all. Don’t reduce life into technology. Life reduced into technology loses all flavour of joy.” Osho
“Don’t even say, ‘This is beautiful,’ because the moment you say that it is beautiful, it is no longer the same.” Osho
LIVE AN EXPERIENCE, DON’T FIX IT BY ANY WORD
“So one of the most important things to remember is, if it is possible, live an experience and don’t fix it by any word, because that will make it narrow. You are sitting… it is a silent evening. The sun has gone and the stars have started appearing. Just be. Don’t even say, ‘This is beautiful,’ because the moment you say that it is beautiful, it is no longer the same.
By saying ‘beautiful’ you are bringing in the past, and all the experiences that you have said were beautiful have colored the word. Your word beautiful contains many experiences of beauty – but this is totally new! It has never been so, and it will never be so again. Why bring in the past?” Osho, The A B C of ENLIGHTENMENT