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Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Master.......Your Self Nature. Osho

Man is living in a nightmare, and the only way out is to bring the master in...
                             

Mind is a negative force; it cannot use anything creatively, it needs a master. 
Mind is a servant. So to me the question is...Do you have a master?

                                          

 Meditation brings the master in. It makes you fully aware and conscious that the mind is your instrument. 
Now, whatever you want to do with it you can do. And if you don’t want to do anything with it, you can put it aside and you can remain in absolute silence.
Right now you are not the master - even for five minutes. You cannot say to the mind, “Please, for five minutes, just for five minutes be silent.” Those will be the five minutes when the mind will be faster, rushing more than ever - because it will have to show you who is the master....
Your thoughts have to understand one thing: that you are not interested in them. The moment you have made this point you have attained a tremendous victory. 
                                                
Just watch. Don’t say anything to the thoughts. 
Don’t judge. Don’t condemn. 
Don’t tell them to move. 
Let them do whatsoever they are doing, any gymnastics, let them do; you simply watch, enjoy. 
It is just a beautiful film. And you will be surprised: just watching, a moment comes when thoughts are not there, there is nothing to watch.
This is the door I have been calling nothingness, emptiness. From this door enters your real being, the master. And that master is absolutely positive; in its hands everything turns into gold.
If Albert Einstein had been a meditator, the same mind would have produced atomic energy not to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki but to help the whole of humanity to raise its standard of living. 
                                                      

Without meditation the mind is negative, it is bound to be in the service of death. 
With meditation the master is there, and the master is absolute positiveness. In its hands the same mind, the same energy, becomes creative, constructive, life affirmative.

 

So you cannot do anything directly with the mind. You will have to take a little roundabout way; first you have to bring the master in. The master is missing, and for centuries the servant has been thinking he is the master. 

Just let the master come in, and the servant immediately understands. Just the presence of the master and the servant falls at the feet of the master and waits for any order, for anything the master wants to be done - he is ready.

The mind is a tremendously powerful instrument. No computer is as powerful as man’s mind - cannot be, because it is made by man’s mind. Nothing can be, because they are all made by man’s mind. 

                                     

A single man’s mind has such immense capacity: in a small skull, such a small brain can contain all the information contained in all the libraries of the earth, and that information is not a small amount....
But the result of this immense gift to man has not been beneficial - because the master is absent and the servant is running the show. 

                                                
The result is wars, violence, murders, rape. Man is living in a nightmare, and the only way out is to bring the master in. It is there, you just have to get hold of it. And watchfulness is the key: just watch the mind. The moment there are no thoughts, immediately you will be able to see yourself - not as mind, but as something beyond, something transcendental to mind.
Once you are attuned to the transcendental then the mind is in your hands. It can be immensely creative. It can make this very earth paradise. There is no need for any paradise to be searched for above in the clouds, just as there is no need to search for any hell - because hell we have created already. We are living in it.

         
People still go on thinking that hell is somewhere down underneath the earth - and you are living in it, this is the beauty - and heaven is somewhere above.

You can change this hell into heaven if your mind can be under the guidance of the master, of your self nature. And it is a simple process....

Courtesy Osho Times/www.osho. com

Via Mrs. Sangeeta Hegde



Saturday, June 15, 2013

Eyes on the Shore


A story is told about a Lion chasing a stag.  
                           
A fox crossed the path, so the Lion chased the fox.  
After a while a rabbit crossed the path, so the Lion chased it.  
Later, a mouse crossed the path and the Lion chased the mouse into a hole.  
The Lion began his hunt on the trail of a magnificent stag and ended up watching a mouse hole!

                              

Not that there is anything wrong with spontaneity. But there is also something to be said for knowing where we want to go.

                     

Florence Chadwick (an American swimmer who was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions), learned the importance of keeping a goal in mind on July 4, 1952.  
She waded into the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island and began swimming toward the California coast 26 miles away.  The day was cold and her attendants drove off sharks throughout the journey.

 

Florence had already swum the English Channel twice and, if she could finish today, she would be the first woman to have swum both.  But after fifteen hours in the water, for the first and only time in her long-distance swimming career, she gave up and climbed into the escort boat.  Others had urged her on, but in the fog they could not tell her how near she was to the coast.  She later learned that she was less than half a mile from shore.
                           
When asked by a reporter why she gave up, Florence replied:  "It was the fog.  If I could have seen land, I could have finished.  But when you can't see your goal, you lose all sense of progress and you begin to give up."

On a warm, sunny day two months later Florence Chadwick swam the Catalina Channel, handily beating the men's record.  Only when she kept her eyes on the shore did she eventually arrive there.
 


Keeping that goal constantly in sight will get you where you want to go.




- Sangeeta Hegde

Friday, June 7, 2013

Swami Vivekananda on LOVE

 



Swami Vivekananda 
 
 I once had a friend who grew to be very close to me. 


Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool, she filled the palm of her hand with some water and held it before me, and said this: 
"You see this water carefully contained on my hand? 
It symbolizes Love".
 

                       

This was how I saw it: "As long as you keep your hand 'caringly' open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will
spill through the first crack it finds.
 

                                          
This is the greatest mistake that people make when they meet love ... 

they try to posses it, 
they demand, 
they expect ... and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you. 

                                            

For love is meant to be free,  you can not change its nature.

             


 
If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings.
 
Give and don't expect.
Advise, but don't order.
Ask, but never demand.



                           
 
It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice.
 
It is the secret to true love. To truly practice it, you must sincerely have no expectations from those who you love, and yet be unconditionally caring."


                                
  via 
P V Swaminathan, Hyderabad