June 27, 2008
The very nature of experience is bliss.
To be AWARE
- is to be free
- is to love
- is to be holy and sacred
- is to be one with the source(Divine).
- Sri Bhagavan
Awareness is a factor of our consciousness levels . The rising of our consciousness levels is a Gift of Grace, the benediction of Sri Amma Bhagavan and the Oneness Movement for one and all.
To be in a state of perennial awareness is the goal of our lives...
June 26, 2008
June 25, 2008
Intelligence and Insights into our basic situation are a happening when we awaken to our suffering...They lead to breakthroughs...
June 23, 2008
June 20, 2008
It's a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Just lift its cover. Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere--even sitting in an armchair by the fire--yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM or more.
Here's how it works: each BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable) , each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. These pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence. By using both sides of each sheet, manufacturers are able to cut costs in half.
Each sheet is scanned optically through your eyes, registering the information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. The book may be taken up at any time and used by merely opening it. The "browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward and backward as you wish. Most come with an "index" feature, which pinpoints the exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval.
An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open the BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session--even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus a single BOOKmark can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers.
Portable, durable and affordable, the BOOK is the entertainment wave of the future, an many new titles are expected soon, due to the surge in popularity of its programming tool, the Portable Erasable-Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus...
June 19, 2008
The Buddha refers to klesas, impurities; the egoist is always in search of something to brag about or to feel hurt about.
Just watch the mind - for what its goes on searching, then the coverings, the avernas would reveal themselves.
There are either incomplete acts, or impurities; or the third is called ghaya avernas - beliefs, opinions, ideologies, knowledge coverings. They don't allow you to know; they don't give you enough space to see.These 3 coverings, when dropped lead to "nothingness".
- Osho in heartsutra
June 17, 2008
Normally, we focus on the content of the conflict and debate on it's right and wrong, the pros and cons. It leads us nowhere.
We have to rather focus on the process of conflict.
Conflict is intrinsic to decision making of the mind when it involves inner world aspects like joy, fulfilment and love.
One has to just watch that the mind is functioning and the conflict would just drop. Conflict is a quality of the process , nay of content.
In our colloquial worlds, we take decisions when we are disturbed , agitated, restless.
It would help us is we watch the disturbance, the agitation, the restlessness.As we watch, we get de-clutched and we sublime into a creative silence. it is this silence which is capable of decisions. Decisions just flow through us, it is not a struggle. It is not a fight ; it is rather a flow, an explore of a new experience. And irrespective of the outcome of the experience, we are always richer with the learning.
Sometimes, we have already decided, a disturbance within has consumed us and coerced a decision. Then, we try to fit our reality into this decision. A conditioning within you hates a person. This becomes a positionality and consumes us. Whatever the person does will necessarily be viewed negatively by us. This is an automation of the decision making process.In such a situation, our relationship is only with the image of a person we have created within us.There is no actual relationship. The reality of most of us today...
The inner silence. a state of nothingness where all chatter ceases enables us to live; else it is our various disturbances that is taking decisions - fear, lust, guilt etc...Do not fight them; make friends with them and as u be with them, the de-clutch occurs....
June 16, 2008
Some of their songs are so mystical(like in sufi tradition) and thanks to Osho's translations, we get to know them...
Only a connoisseur of the flavours of love
can comprehend the flavours of a lover's heart;
others have no clue.
The taste of lime rests in the core of the fruit
and even experts know of no easy way to reach it.
Honey is hidden within the lotus bloom
but the bee knows it.
Dung beetles nestle in dung, discounting honey.
Submission is the secret of knowledge.......
My cousin gifted me a fish tank with 6 fish yesterday. They travelled by his car in their glass house to their new abode.
i was wondering at their experience. How would it feel to be transported alongwith our house as we are inside, to a distant planet. the uncertainty, the anxiety, the fear and so on....a kind of weird and spooky feeling..
Or , is it that the fish only experience the water around them?
They were restless a while.....now they seem ok....must have been akin to an earth shattering experience!!!!!!!!!!!
June 15, 2008
The man did not like the movie he was watching. He decided to change the television.However, after a few changes , the movie continued.He was desperate.
It never occurred to him that the dvd required changing, not the television.....
How sane it is then to keep seeking changes on the outside when our inner hard disks are playing the same movie? We then wonder why the same underlying patterns are getting repeated across seemingly different events?
The outer worlds are mere reflections of our inner worlds..changing events in the outer worlds can really lead us nowhere..in a while, we are back to the fundamental theme of our lives; repetitive and monotonous.
A hunter went to the forest and hunted down a baby bird while the mom managed to escape.He caged the kid in his house, she appeared forlorn and sad. One day , he returned to the forest where he came across the mom. She enquired of her child. The hunter mentioned that she was very sad. Hearing this, the mom fell down, apparently dead.
The hunter returned home and conveyed the same to the kid. Hearing this, the kid fell down, apparently dead. The hunter slowly opened the cage. Seizing the opportunity, the kid flew off.While going, it told the hunter, "To attain freedom in the world , one has to die as one is. This was my mom's teaching for me."
So it is with us....freedom has no halfway measures. Pain never decreases or increases in our lives. It is a constant - physical + psychological + spiritual. When we say we have solved something, we have merely changed it's apparent cause. The pain remains intact.Notice, how after deep psychological suffering, we end with a headache. The psychological pain transmutes to physical which is more manageable.We can pop a pill.
As we rise in consciousness, we get de-clutched from the fundamental pain, not it's apparent causes. This process is liberating, not managing. It is not a moving across concepts; it is moving beyond concepts and watching everything as a concept and dissolving our acquired positionalities vis-a-vis the same.It is not a transformation within the mind, it is a moving away from the mind, a reformation - creation emerging in emptiness....the mind stops using us, we could use the mind where required.
Awareness is freedom, liberating, a death of the old....It is radical...
An old zen story says that a man was going to the market and on the way became liberated.He went to the market and finished his shopping. Everything is seemingly the same, but the vision is different. Before enlightenment, the trees are the trees and the rivers are teh rivers. During enlightenment , nothing seems real. After enlightenment, again the trees are the trees and the rivers are the rivers.But everything has changed in the way we see them and feel connected....
perspectives change with time....once upon a time people used to hide their playboy magazines within annual reports or the bible...today it is the other way round..people hide their bibles inside their playboys!!!!!!!!!
-inspirations from Osho
June 14, 2008
Sri Bhagavan has said "Don't try to change another.It is not possible". This can be misinterpreted by some. Suppose your 10 year old child has recently exposed himself to the habit of smoking. As a parent , it is important for you to try and stop him. On the other hand, if your mother has a habit of being constantly critical of another or judging another, do not try to change it through advice; for it can backfire.She will get angry or may try to control her behaviour.After a while , it is back to square one. It is here that Bhagavan's statement comes into play. It is futile to try and changing another. It is prudent if we can accept them.
Also , on the aspect of accepting oneself; it does not apply to events in the outside world. if one has committed fraudulent behaviour anywhere, we will have to pay for it, today or tomorrow.On teh other hand, if one experiences a sense of lust, one should not deny it. One should accept it.The seeds of change lie in it's acceptance , not in resistance.We have to accept our inner world situation as it is.There is no point in trying to change it. It is an impossibility. Watching in awareness and accepting it, enables us to respond, not react. It is the same with anger. Reacting in anger is very destructive; however, one can respond discretionally in anger.
- from talks of Sri Sammadarshini.