Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We are all here just to disappear sooner or later. Life is very precarious, accidental, any moment anybody can go. So don't be worried about what happened, there is no why. All the answers that can be given to your why will be nothing but consolations to somehow rationalize a thing which is mysterious, but which by rationalizing we hope to console ourselves. I am not interested in consoling, because it is a dangerous game this consolation. It keeps you hidden behind buffers. The truth is that the child was alive and is alive no more. This should make you understand the dreamlike quality of life. Life is made of the stuff called dreams. We may be seeing a beautiful dream but it can be broken by any small thing - just a noise and the dream disappears. It may have been a sweet dream and one feels hurt and one wants to close one's eyes and continue dreaming - but now nothing can be done. Rather than finding explanations and consolations, always look at the naked truth. It is sad, it hurts, it is painful: see it, that it is so, but don't try to somehow whitewash it. All explanations and all philosophies are nothing but efforts to whitewash things which are not white, which are very dark and mysterious. When such moments come, they are of tremendous significance because in these moments, awakening is possible. When your child dies, it is such a shock; you can awaken in such a shock; rather than crying and wasting the opportunity. After a few days the shock will be shock no more: time heals everything. After a few years you will forget all about it. By the end of your life it may look as if you had seen it in some movie or read about it in a novel. In time it would have faded and faded so far away that only an echo..............catch hold of it right now. This is the moment when it can help you to be alert, awake. Don't miss the opportunity; all consolations are ways of missing opportunities. Never ask "why". Life is without any "why" and death is without any "why". The "why" cannot be answered, need not be answered. Life is not a problem that can be solved, neither is death. Life and death are both parts of the mystery which knows no answer. The question mark is ultimate. So all that can be done in such situations is that one should awaken, because these shocks can become a breakthrough. Thinking stops, the shock is such that the mind goes in a blur. Nothing seems to be meaningful, all seems to be lost. One feels an utter stranger, outsider, uprooted. These are tremendously significant moments; these are the moments when you enter into a new dimension. And death is one of the greatest doors that open into the divine. When somebody so close as a child is to a mother, dies, it is almost the death of yourself, as if you had died, a part of you has died. So just see that life is a dream, that everything will disappear sooner or later, dust into dust. Nothing abides here. We cannot make our home here. It is a caravanserai, an overnight's stay and in the morning, we go. But there is one thing which is constantly there and permanently there - that is your watching, your witnessing. Everything else disappears, everything else comes and goes, only witnessing remains. So witness this whole thing. Just be a witness, don't become identified. Don't be a mother, otherwise you are identified. Just be a witness, a silent watcher and that watching will help you tremendously, that is the only key which opens the doors of mysteries. Not that it solves anything, but it makes you capable to live the mysterious, and to live it totally. -OSHO
Friday, July 6, 2012
SRIM KLIM SRIM: I RADIATE GRATITUDE FOR THE ABUNDANCE IN MY LIFE We all start from the Earth and come back to the Earth...so enjoy the journey. Like a flower emerging from the ground, reaching towards the sky, allowing the sun to warm its petals; we too evolve out of what feels like intense stagnation and transform into lightness... When was the last time you slowed down long enough to really feel the presence of life. What does life exhibit within you? What is your relationship with life? Sometimes it seems as though we are walking on a tightrope between the infinite and finite, between our Source and what will never cease to be and then 'this' world of physical attachments and what will cease to be. How do we go about being true to our very nature while being in this world? How do we integrate our heart among the brainwaves? The space in between extremes, between being right and wrong, between good and bad, between the heart and mind...why is it that this valley is avoided? Is this where we are truly natural? The more I live here in this experience I really feel this is where I am most natural and where I am becoming one with my aliveness. It is sometimes safe or comforting for us to be on one polar extreme or the other, and feels rather uncomfortable in the middle. Perhaps in the middle there is no attachment and the spirit then becomes free. Why in our mind is it that we want to attach and coil up... The remedy I continue to discover is simply know your Source. When we actively trust this, none of 'this' even matters, it is simply just icing on the cake, more fringe on our physical experience. The more we attach to 'this' the more we will suffer...when we feel that tinge of anxiety, worry, remorse, fear.....pause, and ask yourself, where am I placing my dependence? What is my Source? This will solidify the WHY...WHY are we here, WHY are we participating...the WHY gives us intention and focus and dissolves the illusion, the attachment to something that simply is not real. Take time in your day to focus on what is real and have fun...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Do you have the courage to swim naked even when others are wearing their suits? I am not referring to being physically naked; it is infinitely more important to be spiritually naked?to be who you are, whatever you are, where you are, and to act from a sense of inner vitality rather than social accommodation.Give me the courage to be what I am.In the presence of Your love, I have nothing to hide and everything to celebrate.Who and what I am is enough.” OSHO