Dr. Varius Blynd: "Unlearning"

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Resonated & Orchestrated by Dr. Blynd, Ph.F.

unlearning - a process of eliminating obsolete and /or inaccurate foundational concepts by totally reorienting one's methods of accessing, coordinating, juxtaposing and internalizing data, perceptions, opinions, facts, truths and subjective reality. 2) awakening to one's fundamental Self-nature—our ground-state of Being. 3) the process of uncovering the nature of reality. 4) learning about the art of learning itself. 5) the ability to clear out one's default beliefs, programs, and self-doubts will open up one's consciousness to what you really want to create. By the time you reach your mid-twenties and beyond, your beliefs about yourself and the reality that you experience (or can experience) are pretty much already circumscribed and set in stone. The key to unlearning is to be a rolling stone—break away and then roll free. Unlearning involves reversing (undoing) the pedagogical technique that was applied in and during one's formative years of indoctrination, conditioning, education, programming, training, study, etc. Most of our learning has been unconsciously laced with limiting beliefs. The first step in unlearning is becoming aware of what is holding you back, holding you up or holding you down—in a word, what you deferred or settled for in life rather than what you preferred or dreamed possible. The technique of unlearning involves the following: Redirect Learning, Responsive Learning, Reflective Learning and Reverse Learning. Unlearning is akin to reverse engineering coupled with conscious re-imagineering. The conscious mind can only create what you desire in your reality if the subconscious mind doesn't present any stronger belief currents for why you can't. When the conscious mind knows how to unlearn (reverse the subconscious technique), it breaks the subconscious hold and breaks open as the processing mind breaks down. The degree to which ignorance falls away is the degree of enlightenment there will be. With a ruthless integrity we must scrutinize our own motives and make the honest effort to determine what our relationship to life is really based on. Those who learn think they are learning the ordinary that can be understood, while those who unlearn feel deep within they are embodying the extraordinary that is beyond understanding. Unlearning comprises a combination of learning {uncovering) something or realizing that something is possible and recovery (the removal of a block) of something that is aboriginal to us, something we've alienated, denied its rightfully belonging to us. Unlearning requires keen curiosity which embodies self-motivation. It is also about being aware of using concepts (which are static) without being fooled by them or getting lost in them, i.e., remaining in direct experience (which is dynamic). Unwinding a whole circuit of conditioned responses, inflexible seeing and fear-inducing habits requires an unimaginable amount of intellectual fortitude. R. D. Laing defines the depth of the challenge: "Our capacity to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell is so shrouded...that an intensive discipline of unlearning is necessary for anyone before one can begin to experience the world afresh, with innocence, truth and love." Unlearners leart at will by their own will. Learning consists of filling; unlearning consists of emptying. "The chief object of education is not to leam things but to unlearn things." ~G.K. Chesterton. We have to wean ourselves from overdependence on the expertise we've labored so hard to accumulate as stores of knowledge. "We must avoid letting our education interfere with our learning." -Albert Einstein. Unlearners are more favorably disposed toward the unexpected. Instead of filling with answers, empty of questions. Questions confine answers. When you are clear of questions, answers are unbound—free to arise of their own volition no longer held hostage by them. Unlearning is reformatting our gestalt in order to uncover and recover one's dormant or arrested potential through Self-Overstanding—the inner quest to the realization of the Overself. We must welcome the insecurity, the uncertainty and the wisdom of courting the unknown while making the familiar strange—to see or unblock the view totally anew. "We are too used to learning and too dependent on being taught. Over-reliance on the need to learn is making our society into a world of experts, ever more selective, divisive, and complicated." ~Dr. Ilchi Lee. Everything in Consciousness-based education starts with freedom from the need to leam. As you let go of your dependence on "learning" (in pursuit of earning a living), and simply listen, observe and reflect, life will naturally begin unfolding its secrets, mysteries and lessons to you. Unlearning reduces the frequency and extent of our pervasive misapprehension of reality—both its nature and attributes. Out from the shadows of familiarity and the cocoon of conditioning lies a vibrancy of life rarely encountered—and those that do, are mostly unlearns of the highest magnitude who recenter their perception and awareness into the actuality, the immediacy of the here-and-now. When you move from your deepest knowing, all the right doors will fling open for you. The more you learn the less you know; the more you unlearn the more you know that you don't. We gravitate with celerity those who think like us but learn slowly (and unlearn even slower) from those that don't. You know it's like that, 'cuz that's the way it is. When you're unlearning, you're burning—putting out a lot of self-made fires in the tender box of your unexamined life and unquestioning mind. When you're all burned up and the false self consumed, then you become the light. Drop what you've been taught so you can recollect what you know. "I got a pretty good education. It took me years to get over it!" While spirituality is all about unlearning all the garbage you've been taught. Unlearning has to do with awakening. (See: The Tao, Aw-akening, Unanswering, Questions, Overself, True Self, Questioning, Searching, False Self, Third Sight, Ego, Attention, Awareness, Stillness, Innocence, Truth, Seeing, U-Turners, Love, Truth Editing, Creative Seeing, Wisdom, Dream, Third-Door, Insecurity, Uncertainty, Unseeing, In-Seeing, Consciousness-Based Education, Unstuck & Seeking)

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of "Belief"

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Resonated & Orchestrated by Dr. Blynd, Ph.F.

Belief- the psychological calm of imagined certitude safely beyond de-stabilizing doubt and troublesome reality-entanglement. 2) a construction of approximate truths, absolute truths, mass truths and primary myths, based on genetic predisposition, and environmental and socio-psychological conditioning. 3) the institutionalization of the unknowable, i.e., a conviction that is not necessarily based upon any empirical, direct-mind or experiential knowledge. 4) a non-physical surviving thought-form. 5) any conclusion based on a fundamental assumption; the evidence of things not seen, no longer actively sought. 6) an intellectual
rationalization surrounded by (based on) "'proofs," reasons and arguments. 7) that which springs out of cultural ideology. 8) the greatest fiction. 9) a trick of the mind to repress doubt. 10) a mental doubt-suppression tactic. A suppressed doubt is neither faith nor even trust. 11) repressed doubt. 12) an explicit or implicit assent to dogmatic propositions (with or without overgrown religious foliage) on someone else's authority. 13) reverential blindness that thwarts fresh perception and intuitive apperception. 14) a prejudice without any experience to support it. 15) a peculiar blend of fatiloquent assertion on one hand and adamant
denial on the other. 16) a manic flirtation with the terminally unprovable. 17) certainty based in the unknown. 18) having another "see" it for you while seeing him see it (for you)—in effect being for another. 19) a conclusion without the verification of direct experience—make-believe made real. 20) the inability or unwillingness to master the requisite logic or reason to counterbalance (or overcome) the willingness to be misled. 21) the abnegation of internal authenticity for outside authority. 
22) ego-consoling faith. 23) acceptance of a statement, tenet or creed with available verification and substantive evidence to its contrary. The word belief in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon root 'leif, which means, "to wish." Belief is the inability to formulate the necessary suspicion that there is something seriously missing. Sin means missing the mark—and belief is the mark that's missed in the very act of merely believing. Belief is the blind spot of what's not. It's beautiful—you can't see what's not really there. When people believe something, their beliefs take form and appear real to them. Belief, even in the most arrant nonsense, often finds the greatest audience with the highest credulity. When you utter the creed, "I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth..." you are really saying, "I fervently wish that there exists God the Father Almighty." With belief, you have to believe only in lies; you don't have to believe in truth. Remember, you cover a lie; you discover truth. A belief is an unwarranted, unchallenged or cherished assumption that is elevated to the status of a conclusion or absolute truth without examination and verification through observation, direct or authentic experience, critical thought and contemplation. A belief is a stub (proxy-rung) in one's personal ladder of truth. Each belief carries the embedded doubt in itself. A belief is the violation of epistemological integrity in which something one doesn't really or truly know is feigned as something one knows. Most belief is founded on the form—not the content—of the words believed in. Once a belief is rigidified or solidified as dogma, individuals (believers) will predictably limit themselves only to the experiences that validate their belief (wishes). Don't believe or disbelieve, because in either case, '"you" will never undertake the effort of direct experience to really know. Belief is external absolute-truth-based blindness. Belief is something fixed, static, stagnant, frozen— a conclusion we have reached (albeit not on our own and based on the unknown). Once we believe something, we shut the door to everything outside of, or opposed to, that belief and stop inquiring or questioning. Belief is a cultural conditioning imposed on you by others; it is a slavery. Belief is our substitute for truth: truth our substitute for reality—thereby stultifying our opportunity for awareness. Belief is what we cling to when we have no true overstanding or comprehension (knowingness) of the nature of reality, existence, or the Totality. Only the blind must believe in sunlight. For those who can see with a single eye, belief plays no part in the experience of seeing. A belief is a question we have put aside so that we don't have to seek an answer from reality. Belief is present when you don't know, yet believe anyway. A belief cannot be questioned—its very nature is to end the quest in the very believing. To believe a statement or proposition "P' is to act as if 'P' is held to be true; and if so, it too holds true for others.   It is not necessary that the belief be neither conscious nor certain.   Confusion arises from failure to overstand the essential difference between theoretical (i.e., intellectual) belief, and vital (i.e., unconscious) belief. Most beliefs are merely the result of indoctrination, acculturation, programming and conditioning.   Only vital beliefs have the power to transcend the exigencies of life, and of death. The highest belief is the belief in reality, and even that position is an unenviable one.  When you are free of belief you are ready for truth; when you're free of truth, you're ready for reality, and when you're ready for reality, you're ready for Phfreedom (not having freedom but being freedom itself). With belief, you can only see your way out of it; you cannot see through it or into it. Seeing your way out provides the false impression that you can make your way out (of it). A belief may be comforting, but only through experimental transformation into knowingness, by way of revising one's truth, does it become liberating.   Shed your belief for existential relief.   Belief is always unnecessary (and a hindrance) to action but a salve to the ego. "There is no idea so stupid you can't find people to believe in it."~H.L. Mencken. Belief may console the ego-personality, but it simultaneously deludes, confines and supports it. "Belief is only as good as the ability and willingness to give it up.   Beliefs only betoken intention and doubt and that when doubt is laid to rest through experience, belief dissolves as naturally as stitches after an operation.   When you really know something, if you have the experience to back it up, belief becomes more of a hindrance than help. But its most useful function—and its most profound accomplishment—lies in its ability to disappear." -Adam G. Fisher.  The very idea of belief implies a residue of doubt, but knowing leaves no trace of skepticism. Don't believe a word of what you read here in the Funktionary. Belief is being locked into an idea; an unalterable understanding. We fail to realize how dangerous (and limiting) blocking out new information can be simply because it is new, foreign or inconsistent with our tradition or religious conditioning.   If knowledge is not constantly changing you—then you're full of shit.   How much?   It all depends.   When we're "smellin' ourselves" in our beliefs, rest assured, others are smelling us too—because it reeks from a distance. All the dangers of belief lay close to the shore of dogma. Once one has broken through the spiritual shoals and religious reefs, the expanse of the ocean of Being brings great relief. Why should many consider it a virtue to believe something or "believe in" something without any supporting evidence, or in spite of contravening evidence?   Whatever you now believe, you believe only because you were willing to release a prior belief. Knowledge comes into existence by shedding belief—it is but a natural progession from superstition to reality-based living and quantum physics experienced as a quantum leap forward into and through consciousness.   You don't have to take any responsibility for belief—that shifts responsibility or romoves it altogether from the believer, as contrasted to knowledge, wherein once you know, once you are aware, you have to take responsibility for an action based on that knowledge. With belief, you can willfully ignore knowledge and facts and remain in ignorant bliss. Challenging and questioning the void, blind spot, or fear supporting the need to defer experience and knowledge for belief presents us with the prospect of reinventing our lives anew from scratch—not the outer life, but our inner lives, our essence.  A reorientation from belief to knowledge takes tremendous courage.   Belief blocks us, i.e., stands between us and the reality-based truth we so eagerly dodge, avert or fail to even acknowledge or recognize its presence always there just beyond our fears to engage or entertain. Belief is a personal claim that doesn't matter because it has no impact on the outcome of the encounter or exchange between two people or events. Sure, you can exercise a modicum of faith to practical things in the world but that doesn't denote belief. Faith is belief sustained by some reasonable test of its validity. If a belief cannot be tested, it moves into superstition or faith. Faith (like truth) can be tested against reality and will yield either temporary knowledge or conclusive disrepute.   However, once a claim "matters," even though the question or answer may not change (what's your name and the factual response), the stakes are raised. A formula can be generated that depicts belief. Belief equals the claims divided by reason, times the evidence minus an uncertainty factor to the power of change driven by infinity.   [B = (C/R)E - Un].  We should approach a claim with some reasonable expectations (because we understand and have experienced the world and events to follow a certain pattern or be a certain way).  It is most prudent to dissect a claim from our reasonable expectations of our understanding of the world especially its uncertainty factor amidst ceaseless change. This is the safest and most sane manner or method to determine if the claim comports with the nature (attributes) of reality. Once you substitute knowledge and reality for belief and truth, your life (the substitute life you're leading will never be the same.   The end of belief is a challenging moment.   Don't be afraid to live your life without the binky of belief—it will come to you as a life-changing and most joyous relief.  Once you know—back to belief you cannot go. Not in belief, but rather in knowingness and openness to change we grow. In belief we're off to the religious races, but we never go far. Flow it down for a change and be where we really are; be who we truly are!   (See: Faith, Vital Belief, Sin, Belief System. Certainty, Phfreedom, Dogma, Knowingness, Liberation, Ego-Personality, Epistemology, Space, Seeing, True Believers. Essence, Human Beams, Overstanding, Atheism, "God," Absolute Truth, Proof, Mythology, Undoism, Subconscious, Self- Identity, Religion, Ideology, SLIP, Evil, Good, The Unknown, Guilt, Understanding, Religion, PC & Trust)

belief-based truth - a description or perception of reality, (the content of which comprises what we call "truth"), that one desires or hopes to be true, despite external scientific, natural, or reproducible proof-based truth to the contrary. People all-too-often compromise their integrity and/or intelligence by devising truth which disallows any proof by design, as part and parcel of its ruse to allure its believers)—and even the truth that carries proof cannot be proven against the undeniable uncertainty of Reality. You fall prey to (or fall for) the illusions of proof if you ignore the pure subjectivity of reality. Illusions of scientific proof follow illusions of limits, and illusions of religious proof follow illusions of truth. Science makes truth out of proof, while belief-based religions make proof out of truth. (See: Infinity, Proof, Revelatory Truth, Absolute Truth & Belief System)

belief exams - self-administered tests of one's assumptions (cherished beliefs); testing one's beliefs. The only way to recognize the limits under which you have been living is to test them. If you do not test your beliefs they will become your warden an; you their hostage.   Unquestioned beliefs own you. If you don't confront your beliefs they will only comfort you in you: imprisonment to them. (See: O.D., Belief Systems, Belief Pushers, Guilt, ludgment, Fear, Sin, Fate & Convictions) [MORE]

Osho: Zen is a Deprogramming

From [HERE] In his book, ‘The Way of Zen,’ Alan Watts writes, “One must not forget the social context of Zen. It is primarily a way of liberation for those who have mastered the discipline of social convention, of the conditioning of the individual by the group. Zen is a medicine for the ill effects of this conditioning, for the mental paralysis and anxiety which come from extensive self-consciousness.”

Beloved Master, First, I don’t see any need to master social conventions to be ready for the way of Zen. On the contrary, trying to master dead, old rules shows stupidity. Why not drop them immediately?

Second, do you see Zen as a medicine for the ill effect of conditioning?

Whenever you are reading a book, remember the man who is writing it, because those words are not coming from the sky, they are coming from an individual mind.

Alan Watts was a trained Christian missionary. That training continues to affect his effort to understand Zen. And finally, when he came a little closer to Zen, the Christian church expelled him. That brought a crisis in that man’s life. He was not yet a man of Zen, and he had lost his credibility as a Christian. Under this stress he started drinking wine, became an alcoholic and died because of alcoholism. If you know this man you will understand why he is saying what he is saying.

His statement that “One must not forget the social context of Zen,” is simply saying something about himself – that if he had not forgotten the social context and remained a docile Christian, things would have been better. His interest in Zen, rather than bringing him freedom, brought him catastrophe. But Zen is not responsible for it; he could not go the whole way.

He tried somehow to make a Christian context for Zen. Neither did Christians like it, nor the men of Zen. They don’t need any Christian context; they don’t need any social context. It is an individual rebellion. Whether you are a Hindu or a Mohammedan or a Christian does not matter. Whatever load you are carrying, drop it. Whatever the name of the load, just drop it.

Zen is a deprogramming.

You are all programmed – as a Christian, as a Catholic, as a Hindu, as a Mohammedan… everybody is programmed. Zen is a deprogramming. So it does not matter what kind of program you bring; what kind of cage you have lived in does not matter. The cage has to be broken and the bird has to be released. There is no social context of Zen. Zen is the most intimate and the most individualistic rebellion against the collective mass and its pressure.

Alan Watts is not right. His understanding of Zen is absolutely intellectual. He says, “It is primarily a way of liberation for those who have mastered the discipline of social convention.” All nonsense. It has nothing to do with social convention. There is no need to master something which you have to drop finally. There is no point in wasting time. In other words, he is saying, “First, get into a cage, become a slave of a certain conventionality, a certain religion, a certain belief system, and then try to be free of it.”

He is simply showing his mind, unconsciously. He was encaged, and for years trained as a Christian priest. You can expel a Christian, but it is very difficult for the Christian to expel the Christianity that has gone deep into his bones, into his blood. He could not expel it, hence his advice for others who may follow: “It is primarily a way of liberation for those who have mastered the discipline of social convention, of the conditioning of the individual by the group.” Absolutely no.

It does not matter whether you are conditioned this way or that way. Conditioned fifty percent, sixty percent, or one hundred percent – it does not matter. From any point freedom is available. And you will have to drop it, so the less you are conditioned the better, because you will be dropping a small load. It is better if your cage is very small. But if you have a palace and an empire, then it is very difficult to drop it.

When Jesus asked the fishermen to drop their jobs and “come follow me,” they really dropped. There was nothing much to be dropped – just a fisherman’s net, a rotten net. A good bargain: dropping this net and following this man, you will enter into the kingdom of God. But when he asked the rich young man to drop everything and “come and follow me,” the rich man hesitated and disappeared into the crowd. The less you have, as far as conditioning is concerned, the easier it is to drop it.

And he is asking that first you should be conditioned by the group, and master the discipline of social convention. Strange… Do you have to become first a soldier just to get retired from the army? If you don’t want to fight, you don’t have to become a soldier. Why not be fresh? But he was not fresh.

He was contaminated by Christianity, and he hopes – according to his programming – that everybody first should be conditioned, chained, handcuffed, put into a jail, so that he can enjoy freedom one day. A strange way of experiencing freedom!

When you are free there is no need of being conditioned by any group, by any belief. There is no need. As you are, you are already too conditioned. Society does not allow their children to grow like the lilies in the field, pure, uncontaminated. They pollute them with all their conditionings, centuries old. The older the conditioning, the more precious it is thought to be.

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OSHO: 'Turning the other cheek: the masochist's slap-up feast'

OSHO,

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHY OF NONVIOLENCE AND PARTICULARLY ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN DOGMA OF TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK?

I am not a philosopher. The philosopher thinks about things. It is a mind approach.

My approach is a no-mind approach. It is just the very opposite of philosophizing.

It is not thinking about things, ideas, but seeing with a clarity which comes when you put your mind aside, when you see through silence, not through logic.

Seeing is not thinking.

The sun rises there; if you think about it you miss it, because while you are thinking about it, you are going away from it. In thinking you can move miles away; and thoughts go faster than anything possible.

If you are seeing the sunrise then one thing has to be certain, that you are not thinking about it. Only then can you see it.

Thinking becomes a veil on the eyes. It gives its own color, its own idea to the reality. It does not allow reality to reach you, it imposes itself upon reality; it is a deviation from reality.

Hence no philosopher has ever been able to know the truth.

All the philosophers have been thinking about the truth. But thinking about the truth is an impossibility. Either you know it, or you don't. If you know it, there is no need to think about it. If you don't, then how can you think about it?

A philosopher thinking about truth is just like a blind man thinking about light. If you have eyes, you don't think about light, you see it.

Seeing is a totally different process; it is a byproduct of meditation.

Hence I would not like my way of life to be ever called a philosophy, because it has nothing to do with philosophy. You can call it philosia. The world "philo" means love; "sophy" means wisdom, knowledge - love for knowledge. In philosia, "philo" means the same love, and "sia" means seeing: love, not for knowledge but for being - not for wisdom, but for experiencing.

So that is the first thing to be remembered. Nonviolence is a philosophy to Mahatma Gandhi; it is not a philosophy to me, it is a philosia. That's where I have been constantly struggling with Gandhian philosophers, thinkers. Gandhi wrote his autobiography entitled EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH. Now that is an utter absurdity; you cannot experiment with truth.

When you are silent, truth is there in its fullness, in its absolute glory. And when you are not silent, truth is absent.

When you are silent, truth does not appear like an object before you. When you are silent, suddenly you recognize you are the truth.

There is nothing to see.

The seer is the seen, the observer is the observed; that duality no more exists.

And there is no question of thinking. There is no doubt, there is no belief, there is no idea.

Gandhi was trying to experiment with truth. The simple implication is: you know what truth is; otherwise how are you going to experiment with it? And for a man who knows truth, what is the need to experiment? He lives it For him there is no alternative. To Gandhi everything is philosophy, to me everything is philosia. Gandhi is a thinker, I am not a thinker. My approach is existential, not mental. Non-violence - the very word is not appealing to me, it is not my taste, because it is negative. Violence is positive, non-violence is negative. Nobody has paid any attention to the simple fact that you are making violence positive, solid - and non-violence is simply negating it.

I call it reverence for life, I don't use the word non-violence. Reverence for life - it is positive; the nonviolence happens just of its own accord.

If you feel reverence for life, how can you be violent? But it is possible you can be non-violent and still you may not have any reverence for life.

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Debate is Never Communication & is Stupid: Uncle Brother's Point is To Make People Hate & Fear Each Other

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Undeceiver Dr. Blynd in FUNKTIONARY explains: 

Doggy - Uncle Brother—the condition and conditioning which serves you your problem doubling as your very own ambition. 2) a situation such that the fulfillment of the conditions necessary to achieve a desired result produces its failure. 3) the entity that goes by many names, including bank-monopolized capitalism the Spectacle, the Hall of Mirrors and the Looking Glass society, the Mega-machine, Statism, Global Imperialism Scientific Socialism cooperative federalism, corporate religion, and the phallacy of "progress"—the manifestation and embodiment of the tool of the Wallflower Order. 4) any shrewd trickster. 5) Leviathan's Big Brother. 6) the creators of the source code for the global dis-information "system." 7) Dr. Sam and Mr. Brother. 8) the collective name ascribed to inert abstractions that we have given artificial life-support to and unwittingly sanctioned or accorded superiority over life. Doggy is the cultural conditioning system that maintains its hold over all things and all people, even our minds and opinions, by getting us to be informers and informants on each other, by getting us to be the trustees in and of their mind prism prison. Doggy is any and all conditioning, often self-imposed and when necessary involuntarily inflicted, that promotes your belief in illusion (both grand and petit) as a way of life. Doggy creates the conditions wherein an undetected and undeclared war is waged on us directly through us. The result of this on-going psychological war is that you, like many others, willingly destroy your freedom without the possibility of recognizing or overcoming the oppressions of control. The belief in illusion is the agreement to oppression. Doggy is the violent programming we have sustained all of our lives. Doggy wants you to just barely survive—but not to be fully alive—wants you to remain barely alive, but not to fully live. Say Uncle! Bad Doggy. (See: "THEY," Hidalgo, Vampires, Society, Thoughtforms, Crimethlnc., Beasthood, Corporate State, Governments, Uncle Sam Wallflower Order, Cell, The Collective, Fishbowlers, Big Brother & "Greater System")

The break down of the following Zen koan by Osho Rajineesh may provide further understanding: 

There is an old tradition in some Japanese Zen temples

that if a wandering monk can win an argument

about Buddhism

with one of the resident monks, he can stay the night.

If not, he has to move on.

There was such a temple in northern Japan run by

two brothers.

The elder brother was very learned

and the younger brother was rather stupid, and he had

only one eye.

One evening a wandering monk came to ask

for lodging.

The elder brother was very tired

as he had been studying for many hours,

so he told the younger brother to go and take

the debate.

“Request that the dialogue be in silence,” said

the elder brother.

A little later the traveler came to the elder brother

and said,

“What a wonderful fellow your brother is.

He has won the debate very cleverly,

so I must move on. Good night.”

“Before you go,” said the elder brother,

“please relate the dialogue to me.”

“Well,” said the traveler,

“first I held up one finger to represent Buddha.

Then your brother held up two fingers

to represent Buddha and his teaching.

So I held up three fingers

to represent Buddha, his teaching, and his followers.

Then your clever brother shook his clenched fist

in my face to indicate that all three came from one realization.”

With that the traveler left.

A little later the younger brother came in

looking very distressed.

“I understand you won the debate,”said the

elder brother.

“Won nothing,” said the

younger brother,

“that traveler is a very rude man.”

“Oh?” said the elder brother,

“Tell me the subject of the debate.

“Why,” said the younger brother,

“the moment he saw me, he held up one finger

insulting me by indicating that I have only one eye.

But because he was a stranger I thought I would

be polite,

so I held up two fingers congratulating him on having

two eyes.

At this, the impolite wretch held up three fingers

to show that we had but three eyes between us,

so I got mad and threatened to punch his nose -

so he went.”

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[Debate is Stupid & is Never Communication] "Trading Dialogue for Lodging" - Osho Rajineesh

There is an old tradition in some Japanese Zen temples

that if a wandering monk can win an argument

about Buddhism

with one of the resident monks, he can stay the night.

If not, he has to move on.

There was such a temple in northern Japan run by

two brothers.

The elder brother was very learned

and the younger brother was rather stupid, and he had

only one eye.

One evening a wandering monk came to ask

for lodging.

The elder brother was very tired

as he had been studying for many hours,

so he told the younger brother to go and take

the debate.

“Request that the dialogue be in silence,” said

the elder brother.

A little later the traveler came to the elder brother

and said,

“What a wonderful fellow your brother is.

He has won the debate very cleverly,

so I must move on. Good night.”

“Before you go,” said the elder brother,

“please relate the dialogue to me.”

“Well,” said the traveler,

“first I held up one finger to represent Buddha.

Then your brother held up two fingers

to represent Buddha and his teaching.

So I held up three fingers

to represent Buddha, his teaching, and his followers.

Then your clever brother shook his clenched fist

in my face to indicate that all three came from one realization.”

With that the traveler left.

A little later the younger brother came in

looking very distressed.

“I understand you won the debate,”said the

elder brother.

“Won nothing,” said the

younger brother,

“that traveler is a very rude man.”

“Oh?” said the elder brother,

“Tell me the subject of the debate.

“Why,” said the younger brother,

“the moment he saw me, he held up one finger

insulting me by indicating that I have only one eye.

But because he was a stranger I thought I would

be polite,

so I held up two fingers congratulating him on having

two eyes.

At this, the impolite wretch held up three fingers

to show that we had but three eyes between us,

so I got mad and threatened to punch his nose -

so he went.”

The elder brother laughed.

All the debates are futile and stupid. Debate as such is foolish, because no one can reach the truth through discussion, through debate. You may get a night’s shelter, but that’s all. Hence the tradition.

The tradition is beautiful. In any Zen monastery in Japan, for many centuries, if you ask for shelter you have to discuss. If you win the debate, you can stay for the night – this is very symbolic – but only for the night. In the morning you have to move on. This indicates that through debate, logic, reasoning, you can never reach the goal, only a night’s shelter. And don’t deceive yourself that the night’s shelter is the goal. You have to move on. In the morning you have to again be on your feet.

But many have deceived themselves. They think that whatsoever they have attained through logic is the goal. The night’s shelter has become the ultimate. They are not moving, and many mornings have passed. Logic can lead to hypothetical conclusions, never to truth. Logic can lead to something which approximates truth, but never to the truth.

And remember, that which approximates the truth is also a lie, because what does it mean? Either something is true or not true; there is no in-between. Either something is true or it is not true. You cannot say that this is a half-truth; there is nothing like that – just like there cannot be a half-circle, because the very word circle means the full. Half-circles don’t exist. If it is half, it is not a circle.

Half-truths don’t exist. Truth is the whole, you cannot have it in fragments, you cannot have it in parts. Approximate truth is a deception, but logic can lead only to the deception. You may have a shelter for the night, just to retire, relax, but don’t make it your home. By the morning you have to move again, the journey cannot end there. Every morning it will begin again and again. Relax in the logic, in the reasoning, but don’t remain with it, don’t become static with it – and continually remember that you have to move.

The tradition is beautiful. So one thing to be understood about the tradition and the meaning; it is symbolic. Second thing: all discussions are foolish, because through the mood of discussion you can never understand the other. Whatsoever he says is misunderstood. A mind which is bent on winning, conquering, cannot understand. It is impossible, because understanding needs a nonviolent mind. When you are seeking how to be victorious, you are violent.

Debate is violence. You can kill through it, you cannot revive through it. You cannot give life through it, you can murder through it. Truths can be murdered through debate, but they cannot be resurrected. It is violence; the very attitude is violent. Really, you are not asking for the truth, you are asking for the victory. When victory is the goal, truth will be sacrificed. When truth is the goal, you can sacrifice victory also.

And truth should be the goal, not victory, because when victory is the goal you are a politician, not a religious man. You are aggressive, you are trying somehow to overpower the other, you are trying somehow to dominate and domineer. And truth can never become a domination, it can never destroy the other. Truth can never be a victory in the sense that you have overpowered the other.

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Osho: Take Yourself Out of the Crowd [To Be Yourself Ignore People Who Want You to Be Something Else]

FREEDOM FROM, FREEDOM FOR

Never think in terms of being free from; always think in terms of being free for. And the difference is vast, tremendously vast. Don't think in terms of from -- think for. Be free for God, be free for truth, but don't think that you want to be free from the crowd, free from the church, free from this and that. You may be able to go far away one day, but you will never be free, never. It is going to be some sort of suppression.

Why are you so afraid of the crowd? ... If the pull is there, then your fear simply shows your pull, your attraction. Wherever you go you will remain dominated by the crowd.

What I am saying is, just look at the facts of it -- that there is no need to think in terms of the crowd. Just think in terms of your being. It can be dropped right now. You cannot be free if you struggle. You can drop it because there is no point in struggling.

The crowd is not the problem -- you are the problem. The crowd is not pulling you -- you are being pulled, not by somebody else but by your own unconscious conditioning. Always remember not to throw the responsibility somewhere on somebody else, because then you will never be free of it. Deep down it is your responsibility. Why should one be so much against the crowd? Poor crowd! Why should you be so much against it? Why do you carry such a wound?

The crowd cannot do anything unless you cooperate. So the question is of your cooperation. You can drop the cooperation just now, just like that. If you put any effort into it, then you will be in trouble. So do it instantly. It is just on the spur of the moment, of spontaneous understanding, if you can see the point that if you fight, you will be fighting a losing battle. In the very fighting you are emphasizing the crowd.

That's what has happened to millions of people. Somebody wants to escape from women -- in India they have done that for centuries. Then they become more and more engrossed in it. They want to get rid of sex, and their whole mind then becomes sexual; they think only of sex and nothing else. They fast, and they will not go to sleep; they will do this and that pranayama and yoga and a thousand and one things -- all nonsense. The more they fight with sex the more they are enforcing it, the more they are concentrating on it. It becomes so significant, out of all proportion.

That is what has happened to Christian monasteries. They became so repressed, just afraid. The same can happen to you if you become afraid too much of the crowd. The crowd cannot do anything unless you cooperate, so it is a question of your alertness. Don't cooperate!

This is my observation: that whatsoever happens to you, you are responsible. Nobody else is doing it to you. You wanted it to be done, so it has been done. Somebody exploits you because you wanted to be exploited. Somebody has put you into a prison because you wanted to be imprisoned. There must have been a certain search for it. Maybe you used to call it security. Your names may have been different, your labels may have been different, but you were hankering to be imprisoned because in a prison one is safe and there is no insecurity.

But don't fight with the prison walls. Look inside. Find that hankering for security, and how the crowd can manipulate you. You must be asking for something from the crowd -- recognition, honor, respect, respectability. If you ask them, you have to repay them. Then the crowd says, "Okay, we give you respect, and you give us your freedom." It is a simple bargain. But the crowd has never done anything to you -- it is basically you. So get out of your own way!

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Osho Rajineesh: All Books Are Dead

OSHO,

THE ZEN MASTER MU-NAN HAD ONLY ONE SUCCESSOR. HIS NAME WAS SHOJU.

AFTER SHOJU HAD COMPLETED HIS STUDY OF ZEN,

MU-NAN CALLED HIM INTO HIS ROOM AND SAID,

"I AM GETTING OLD, AND AS FAR AS I KNOW

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL CARRY ON THIS TEACHING.

HERE IS A BOOK.

IT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN FROM MASTER TO MASTER

FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS,

AND I HAVE ALSO ADDED MANY POINTS

ACCORDING TO MY UNDERSTANDING.

THIS BOOK IS VERY PRECIOUS,

AND I AM GIVING IT TO YOU TO REPRESENT YOUR SUCCESSORSHIP."

SHOJU REPLIED, "

PLEASE KEEP THE BOOK.

I RECEIVED YOUR ZEN WITHOUT WRITING,

AND I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH IT, THANK YOU."

MU-NAN REPLIED,

"I KNOW THAT,

BUT THIS GREAT WORK

HAS BEEN CARRIED FROM MASTER TO MASTER

FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS,

AND IT WILL BE A SYMBOL OF YOUR LEARNING.

HERE, TAKE THE BOOK."

THE TWO WERE TALKING IN FRONT OF A FIRE,

AND THE INSTANT SHOJU FELT THE BOOK IN HIS HANDS,

HE THRUST IT INTO THE FLAMES.

MU-NAN, WHO HAD NEVER IN HIS LIFE BEEN ANGRY BEFORE,

SHOUTED, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

AND SHOJU SHOUTED BACK,

"AND WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?"

 

All books are dead, and that is how it should be; they cannot be alive. All scriptures are graveyards, they cannot be anything else. A word, the moment it is uttered, goes wrong. Unuttered, it is okay; uttered, it is falsified by the very utterance.

Truth cannot be said, cannot be written, cannot be indicated in any way. If it can be said, you will attain to truth just by hearing it; if it can be written, you will attain to truth just by reading it; if it can be indicated, you will attain to truth by mere indication. This is not possible, there is no way to transfer truth to you; there exists no bridge. It cannot be given, it cannot be communicated.

But people become addicted to scriptures, books, words, theories, because for the mind it is easy to understand a theory, it is easy to read a book, it is easy to carry a tradition. With anything dead the mind is always the master; with anything alive the mind becomes the slave.

So the mind is always afraid of life; it is the dead part in you. Just as I said that hairs and nails are dead parts of your body, the parts that have died already and that the body is throwing out, so the mind is the dead part of your consciousness. It is the part that has already become dead, and the consciousness wants to get rid of it.

What is the mind? It is the past, the memory, the accumulated experience. But the moment you have experienced the thing, it is dead. Experiencing is in the present, experience is in the past.

Why are you listening to me? Just in the moment, just here and now, it is an experiencing, it is an alive process, but the moment you say, "I have heard," it has become dead, it has become an experience. While listening to me the mind is not there, you are there. The moment the mind comes in it says, "I have understood, I have heard, I know." What do you mean? You mean the mind has taken possession. The word can be possessed by the mind -- anything dead can be possessed by the mind; and only dead things can be possessed. If you try to possess a live thing there are only two ways: either you will not be able to possess it, or you will have to kill it first and then you can possess it. So wherever there is possession, there is murdering, killing.

If you love a person, love in itself is an experiencing, a moment-to-moment flow with no past being carried; the river remains fresh. But the mind says, "Possess this woman, possess this man, because who knows about the future? Possess! She may escape, she may go to somebody else, she may fall in love with someone else. Possess her and block all the ways of escape, close all the doors so she remains always yours." The mind has entered and now this woman will be killed, now this man will be murdered. There will be a husband, there will be a wife, but there will not be two live persons.

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Osho - 'Desire is the greatest drug possible. Heroin, Coke, Crack, Meth are nothing. Desire is the ultimate in drugs'

When an archer is shooting for nothing

He has all his skill.

If he shoots for a brass buckle

He is already nervous.

If he shoots for a prize of gold

He goes blind

Or sees two targets -

He is out of his mind.

His skill has not changed,

But the prize divides him.

He cares.

He thinks more of winning

Than of shooting -

And the need to win

Drains him of power.

If the mind is filled with dreams you cannot see rightly. If the heart is filled with desires you cannot feel rightly. Desires, dreams and hopes - the future disturbs you and divides you. But whatsoever is, is in the present. Desire leads you into the future, and life is here and now. Reality is here and now, and desire leads you into the future. Then you are not here. You see, but still you don't see; you hear, but still you miss; you feel, but the feeling is dim, it cannot go deep, it cannot be penetrating.

That is how truth is missed.

People keep on asking: Where is the divine, where is the truth? It is not a question of finding the divine or the truth. It is always here, it has never been anywhere else, it cannot be. It is there where you are, but you are not there, your mind is somewhere else. Your eyes are filled with dreams, your heart is filled with desires. You move into the future, and what is the future but illusion? Or, you move into the past, and the past is already dead. The past is no more and the future has yet to be. Between these two is the present moment. That moment is very short, it is atomic, you cannot divide it, it is indivisible. That moment passes in the flicker of an eye. If a desire enters, you have missed it; if a dream is there, you are missing it.

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Osho: Please Beware of Mother Teresa types & Other Do-Gooder Motherfuckers who Work for Governments, Religions Etc.

Just the other day I received a letter from Mother Teresa. I have no intention of saying anything against her sincerity; whatsoever she wrote in the letter is sincere, but it is unconscious. She is not aware of what she is writing; it is mechanical, it is robot-like. She says, ’I have just received a cutting of your speech. I feel very sorry for you that you could speak as you did. Reference: the Nobel Prize. For the adjectives you add to my name I forgive you with great love.’

She is feeling very sorry for me... I enjoyed the letter! She has not even understood the adjectives that I have used about her. But she is not aware, otherwise she would have felt sorry for herself.

The adjectives that I have used – she has sent the cutting also with the letter – the first is ’deceiver’, then ’charlatan’ and ’hypocrite’.

The deceiver is not only the person who deceives others, in a far more fundamental sense the deceiver is one who deceives himself. Deception begins there. If you want to deceive others, first you have to deceive yourself. But once you have deceived yourself you will never become aware of it unless you are shocked by somebody from the outside, shaken, hammered; you will not become aware that the deception has gone very deep on both sides. It is a double-edged sword.

She is a deceiver in this double-edged sense. First she has been deceiving herself, because meditation can certainly create a life of service, a life of compassion, but a life of service cannot create a life of meditation. Mother Teresa knows nothing of meditation: this is her fundamental deception. She has been serving poor people, orphans, widows, old people, and she has been serving them with good intentions, but the way to hell is full of good intentions! I am not saying that her intentions are bad, but the results don’t depend on your intentions.

You may sow the seeds of some tree with the intention of growing beautiful flowers, and only thorns may come out because the seeds were not those of flowers at all. You did it with good intentions, you worked hard, but the results will come out of the seeds, not out of your intentions.

She has been serving the poor, but the poor have been served for centuries and poverty has not disappeared from the world. Poverty is not going to disappear from the world by serving the poor; in fact, this whole society exists through serving the poor. The poor have to be served in some way so that they don’t feel absolutely rejected, otherwise they will take great revenge, they will go wild, they will become murderous. It is good to keep them consoled that this society is doing so much’ for them, for their children for their old people, for their widows – this is a ’good’ society.

Hence the same people who exploit the poor donate to these missions. Mother Teresa’s mission is called Missionaries of Charity. From where does all this money come? She feeds seven thousand poor people every day – from where does this money come? Who donates this money?

In 1974 the Pope presented her with a Cadillac and immediately she sold the car. The car was purchased at a great price because it was from Mother Teresa, and the money went to the poor. Everybody appreciated it but the question is: from where had the Cadillac car come in the first place? The Pope had not materialized it, he had not done any miracle! It must have come from somebody who had enough money to give a Cadillac – and the Pope has more money than anybody else in the world. From where does that money come? And then a little bit – not even one percent – goes to the poor, through these Missionaries of Charity.

These are the agencies. They serve the capitalists: they serve the rich, not the poor. On the surface they serve the poor, apparently they serve the poor, but fundamentally, basically, indirectly they serve the rich. They make the poor feel that ’This is a good society, this is not a bad society. We are not to revolt against it.’

These missionaries, these servants of the people, function like buffers in a railway train or like springs in a car. When you move on a rough road the springs protect you from the roughness of the road. The buffers between two bogies of a train protect the bogies from colliding with each other – they protect. These missionaries are buffers. These missionaries function like springs. Life remains a little smooth because of these springs, and the poor go on feeling that soon things will be better; they go on hoping.

These missionaries give hope to the poor. if these missionaries were not there, those poor would become so hopeless that out of that hopelessness there would be rebellion, revolution.

Now I have criticized her and said that the Nobel Prize should not have been given to her, and she feels offended by it. She says in her letter, ’Reference: the Nobel Prize.’

This man Nobel was one of the greatest criminals possible in the world. the First World War was fought with his weapons; he was the greatest manufacturer of weapons. He accumulated so much money out of the First World War. Millions of people died; he was the manufacturer of death. He earned so much money that now the Nobel Prize is being distributed only from the interest on Nobel’s money. One Nobel Prize now brings twenty lakh rupees with it, and each year dozens of Nobel Prizes are being given. How much money did this man leave? And from where did that money come? You cannot find any money which is more full of blood than the money that one gets from a Nobel Prize.

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[Can You See & Hear Without Your Mind Interpreting What is Seen or Heard?] No Water, No Moon - Osho Rajineesh

THE NUN CHIYONO STUDIED FOR YEARS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND ENLIGHTENMENT.

ONE NIGHT, SHE WAS CARRYING AN OLD PAIL FILLED WITH WATER.

AS SHE WAS WALKING ALONG, SHE WAS WATCHING THE FULL MOON REFLECTED IN THE PAIL OF WATER.

SUDDENLY, THE BAMBOO STRIPS THAT HELD THE PAIL TOGETHER BROKE, AND THE PAIL FELL APART.

THE WATER RUSHED OUT; THE MOON’S REFLECTION DISAPPEARED – AND CHIYONO BECAME ENLIGHTENED. SHE WROTE THIS VERSE: THIS WAY AND THAT WAY I TRIED TO KEEP THE PAIL TOGETHER, HOPING THE WEAK BAMBOO WOULD NEVER BREAK.

SUDDENLY THE BOTTOM FELL OUT. NO MORE WATER; NO MORE MOON IN THE WATER – EMPTINESS IN MY HAND.

Enlightenment is always sudden. There is no gradual progress towards it, because all gradualness belongs to the mind and enlightenment is not of the mind. All degrees belong to the mind and enlightenment is beyond it. So you cannot grow into enlightenment, you simply jump into it. You cannot move step by step; there are no steps. Enlightenment is just like an abyss, either you jump or you don’t jump.

You cannot have enlightenment in parts, in fragments. It is a totality – either you are in it or out of it, but there is no gradual progression. Remember this thing as one of the most basic: it happens unfragmented, complete, total. It happens as a whole, and that is the reason why mind is always incapable of understanding. Mind can understand anything which can be divided. Mind can understand anything which can be reached through installments, because mind is analysis, division, fragmentation. Mind can understand parts; the whole always eludes it. So if you listen to the mind you will never attain.

That’s what happened: this nun, Chiyono, studied for years and years and nothing happened. Mind can study about God, about enlightenment, about the ultimate. It can even pretend that everything has been understood. But God is not something you have to understand. Even if you know everything about God, you don’t know him; knowledge is not ’about’. Whenever you say ’about’, you belong to the outside. You may be moving round and round, but you have not entered the circle.

When someone says, ”I know about God,” he says he doesn’t know anything at all, because how can you know anything about God? God is the center, not the periphery. You can know about matter – because matter has no center in it, it is just the periphery. You cannot know about consciousness: there is no self, there is no one inside. Matter is only the outside; you can know about it. Science is knowledge. The very word science means knowledge – knowledge of the periphery, knowledge about something where the center doesn’t exist. Whenever the center is approached through the periphery, you miss it.

You have to become it; that is the only way to know it. Nothing can be known about God. You have to be; only being is knowledge there. With the ultimate, ’about and about’ means missing and missing again. You have to enter and become one.

That’s why Jesus says, ”God is like love” – not loving, but just like love. You cannot know anything about love, or can you? You can study and study, you can become a great scholar, but you have not touched, you have not penetrated. Love can be known only when you become a lover. Not only that: love can be known only when you become love. Even the lover disappears, because that too belongs to the outside. Two persons in love become absent. They are not there. Only love exists, the rhythm of love. There may be two poles of the rhythm but they are not there. Something of the beyond has come into being. They have disappeared.

Love exists when you are empty. Knowledge exists when you are filled. Knowledge belongs to the ego, and the ego can never penetrate to the center; it is the periphery. The periphery can know only the periphery. You cannot know something which is of the center through the ego. The ego can study, the ego can make you a great scholar, maybe a religious scholar, a great pundit. You may know all the Vedas, all the Upanishads, all the Bibles and Korans, and still you know nothing – because it is not knowledge from the outside, it is something which happens when you have entered and you have become one.

THE NUN CHIYONO STUDIED FOR YEARS...

She may have studied for lives. You have been studying for many lives. You have been moving and moving in a circle. But when somebody moves in a circle, a very great illusion is created: you feel you are progressing. You always feel you are moving, and you are still not going anywhere, because you are moving in a circle. You go on repeating. That is why Hindus have called this world samsara. Samsara means the wheel, the circular. You move and move and move and never reach anywhere, and you always feel that you are reaching. ”Now the goal is nearer because I have walked so much.” Just try moving in a big circle. You can never see it as a circle, because you know only part of it. So it is always a road, a way. This is what has been happening for many lives.

Chiyono studied and studied, BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND ENLIGHTENMENT – not because enlightenment is difficult, but because when you study it you miss the whole point. You are on the wrong track. It is as if someone is trying to enter this room through the wall. Not that entering this room is difficult, but you have to enter through the door. If you try through the wall it looks difficult, almost impossible. It is not. It is you who are on the wrong track. Many, many people, whenever they start the journey, they start through study, through learning, through knowledge, information, philosophy, systems, theology. They start from the ’about’; then they are knocking against the wall.

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Bhagwan on Freedom from the Mind- Like a Remote Control [programmed by others] Your Own Mind is a Puppet that is Controlled Externally

Emotions cannot be permanent. That's why they are called "emotions" , the word comes from "motion", movement. They move; hence, they are "emotions". From one to another you continually change. This moment you are sad, that moment you are happy; this moment you are angry, that moment you are compassionate. This moment you are loving, another moment full of hatred; the morning was beautiful, the evening is ugly. And this goes on. This cannot be your nature, because all these changes something is needed like a thread that holds all of them together.

In a garland you see flowers, but you don't see the thread. These emotions are like the flowers of a garland. Sometimes anger flowers, sometimes sadness flowers, sometimes happiness, sometimes pain, sometimes anguish. These are the flowers , and your whole life is the garland. There must be a thread; otherwise you would have fallen apart long ago. You continue as an entity, so what is the thread, the plestar? What is permanent in you?

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Doc Blynd on Meditation, Meditative and Meditator in FUNKTIONARY

From "FUNKTIONARY, THE KEY HOLDERS ENPSYCHLOPEDIA" Copyright 2016 Chocolate City Press. Resonated & Orchestrated by Dr. Blynd, Ph.F.

meditation - the mind-freeing (emptying) itself from the known, i.e., creating "no-mindedness." 2) the total dissolution of everything that the mind, thought, and time has accumulated. 3) conformation and confirmation of unification (oneness) of creation. 4) the music without sound-images. 5) deliberate daily exercise in discriminating between true and the false and the renunciation of the false. 6) a prescription for devotion. 7) freedom from the constraints of time (tick-tock) by creating the divine vastness (solitude) of inner space. 8) the summation of all energy. 9) a movement in stillness and a stillness among movement. 10) anti-dream efforts/techniques. 11) dream-negating activities/devices. 12) the path of how to drop the senses. Meditation is like the breeze that comes in when you inadvertently leave your window open, and just like love—it cannot be pursued—one must simply be meditative.) 13) the path of how to drop the senses. 14) participation in the celebration of existence. 15) soul medication. 16) contemplation squared. 17) effortless awareness; developing the ability to flow in all directions simultaneously. 18) opening up all doors of one's being. 19) a state where you allow yourself to feel the pull of existence and trust the tug is real. 20) to be with yourself in your absolute aloneness in order that you may have a taste of your true Beingness. 21) an inward contemplation of divine realities through focusing on an object outside. 22) action detached from the future and the past. 23) the bliss of being alone; the art of being alone; solitary refinement—a return to the Self.  Stop 'trying' to meditate. Meditation is what happens when you do nothing. Like water eroding stone, idle contemplation erodes tension. Meditation is not a trick of thought—it is the dissociation of thought and of its by-products.  It is the seeing of the futility of thought and the ways of the intellect. The objective of true meditation is to annihilate all mind-stuff and meditate upon pure mind. Meditativeness is effortlessly observing the activity of the mind; not the mind-stuff appearing in it or throughout it. Meditation is looking at life without verbalization. Names create duality—within and without, God and creation, matter and mind. There should be no verbal formulations within meditation. Drop the language and the Template of Oneness arises within and appears of its own accord—the observer has become the observed, the observed has become the observer. Where "I" and "thou" become indistinguishable—God enters you, cognized as the God-Self-Divine. Read Mathew 4:16. The people whom sat in darkness saw great light. And to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death (lower flesh / carnal mind) light is sprung up. Unless we meditate, practicing the Single Eye as "Jesus" admonished, we remain chained to a dark wall, as was the case in the •"Allegory of the Cave" attributed to Plato. The experience of God happens within you in the upper world. Your subterranean world is your lower mind (dark dragon). When you visit the Upper Room by entering within yourself you will experience the Kingdom of God and come to know the mystery of yourself. Meditation is living your life from the very center (essence) of your being; an arising and flowering out of authenticity. It is a state of utter receptivity to your own inner divine selfhood or God-Self-Divine. Living attentively in this natural state (aware, yet unmindfully so) while creatively expressing its Presence is living the Neuralife. When your life becomes meditation and you are living the Neuralife, the message that arises from the utmost depth of consciousness is reality-based (subjective) truth realized in you. Luxuriating in the Neuralife quickens the transformation of consciousness (through the recognition of the limitations and illusions of truth-based reality) and accelerates the evolution of consciousness. Meditation is not concentration (focused thought)—it doesn't exclude anything, it includes all. Meditation presupposes the deliberate action of the ego as the meditator, practicing meditation. Meditation is futile if one does by doing—meditativeness is anontological—the quality of non-Being, not the state of being, nor the action of doing—which is useless. When you go up to the mountain (metaphor for meditation) you are raising your consciousness and that is where you make active the single eye or Pineal. Meditation is not something we do (if we do it), it is something that happens when we drop our judgments, ideations, notions, desires, intentions (good or bad), and our attempts to manipulate and/or control. It is a condition of openness from which we are able to pierce into the onion core of reality where infinity is revealed—not the seed of "truth." Meditation happens when we observe without choice and without any wish to change (or think we have volitional power or control to change) what we observe. Meditation is something that happens spontaneously when you're not doing anything, when you're in an absolute state of non-doing. The question is not how to meditate, but what meditation is. No Technique is meditation. Meditation is meeting each moment of life utterly afresh—totally anew. If we overstand this simple subtle insight, then the "how" becomes meaningless. The priests and preachers of organized religion instruct and admonish against you practicing meditation because they are trying to keep you out of God's temple. Religious people come against meditation; they refute the need to go within and find the God-Self because they want you to have to come to them. Sincere Christians please read carefully Matthew 23:13; 15:14, Mark 4:11, and Luke 17:21. In Genesis of the Bible, a garden Eastward in Eden (right hemisphere of one's brain) is where you turn your attention. Focus your watch to the East. In meditation the Eastern Gate is always opened. The right hemisphere of your brain is the dwelling place of God—the Father. As it says in the Book of Ezekiel. 'East, the point on the right side as we look north." -Ezekiel 43:2. "And behold, the glory of Israel came from the way of the East." IS-RA-EL. And who is Israel? IS=ISIS=Spirit. RA=Mind. El=God. Together it means Spirit and Mind aligned in harmony with God as one's realized inner divinity or Christ Consciousness. Those who attempt to keep you from entering your temple through meditation are hypocrites, and in fact, are the Anti-Christ. Reality only exists eternally in the moment, and meditation is the awareness of that moment. Most fundamentally, true meditation is to effortlessly turn the mind toward that energy which energizes the mind. "Closing your eyes and sitting in meditation isn't useful if you become useless as soon as you open your eyes." -Swami Satchitananda. "Meditation can give you that which nothing else can give you; it introduces you to yourself." -Swami Rama. In the book of Daniel (12:11) meditation is referred to as the daily sacrifice. Meditation is solitary refinement—a return to the Unified Field—through the right side of the brain—the True Self. Meditation is participating in "Single-Eye" service—Self-service. It is also called "Shut-Eye" Service at Bedside Baptist. "Turn into me and I will turn into you." -Zachariah 1:33. Meditation is something you have to do. You must enter yourself in meditation. See Isaiah 30:21. The activity takes place within you but you are not involved at all. The activity does not involve you and there is no experience to have. You are simply to become a womb of which the child of promise (Christ Consciousness) is born and not to be the source of the intercourse between the sun (solar plexus) and the cosmic energy. Stand aside and let the intercourse take place within you and let that which is there be bom out of you—save you—SaviorSelf—the Christ Consciousness—the child of promise. The source of this power is love. That is the beauty of love; that is the beauty of life. The power is within you. The opportunity is yours. Be still and move within. This is practicing the Single Eye—the very thing that "Jesus" admonishes us all to do. Like water eroding stone, idle contemplation erodes tensions. Through meditation (working the vineyard) thine eye will become single and your body will fill with Light. Meditation is being the presence of awareness. It is not an activity of the mind. To be awareness is not something to be done by the mind. To know ourselves as (being) awareness does not depend on what the mind is doing or not doing. Meditation is "to be" knowingly the presence of awareness. The highest meditation is to be as you are. True meditation is truly easier than breathing. You are awareness, and to meditate is to be that knowingly. Realize that you are that through which thoughts are flowing totally unconcerned with where they're going. Meditation will reveal to you the mystery of yourself. (See: Pineal Gland, Twelve Tribes, SaviorSelf, Kingdom of God, Tree of Life, Tradition, Garden  of Eden,  Light,  Neuralife,  MASTER,  Yoga,  Vidya,  Unworldliness,  Single Eye,  Meditativeness,  Third Eye, Consciousness, Self-Consciousness, Mind-Inversion, Divided Attention, Awareness, Concentration, Alert, Watching, Witnessing, Dreaming, Turiya, Magick, Solitude, Vedanta, Avidya, Realization, Growth, Spiritual Unfoldment, Effort, Intellect, Mediator, The Buddha Christ, Bedside Baptist, Contemplation, Illumination, Practice, Special ED, Dumbelievers, False Perceiving, True Perceiving, Pessimism, Fornix, Negativity, Mindfulness, Buddha-Christ, True Question, Unanswering, Vine, Upanishads, Fornix, Unified Field, Kingdom of Heaven, Delta Fornax, Christ Consciousness, Introception, Buddha-Nature, Vineyard, The Senses, "One Taste" & Mind Grenade)

meditative - a mode of beyond the dichotomy of either Being or non-Be-ing, emptying to further unfold and vertically align Self as Pure Consciousness such that it Itself will reveal Itself as the Atman. 2) existential openness. What generally passes for meditation in most traditions is horizontal; one has to be meditative—vertical, deep within non-Beingness, the substrate out of which Beingness (or the thought thereof) arises, that is, of course, if the ripened fruits of meditation are to be harvested and tasted. When we go into meditation, we are sacrificing the animal (our lower or animal nature) on the altar (altering our consciousness). Meditate and separate from the thoughts of the left side of the brain. Meditate only on who is the meditator, only on who is meditated on. (See: Psylence, Third Eye, Pineal, Upper Room, Kingdown of Heaven, Silence & Quietude) 

meditativeness - abiding without conceptualizations as the non-dual Consciousness. 2) a state of being through which True Self enters the domain where harmony reigns. 3) the state of consciousness that reveals itself when we take no position in relationship to thought. In meditativeness there is only the realization of the identity as the pure non-dual Consciousness. It is the shift in frame of consciousness from the limited, fragmented human (distorted vantage point of the personal ego) to the timeless, unbounded, transcendental vantage point (God-Self-Divine). (See: True Self, True Perceiving, Thoughtforms, Divine Consciousness, Samadhi, Advaita, Contemplation, Nonduality, God-Self-Divine, Jew, Self-Realization & Reversion) 

meditator - one who knows how to transform solitariness into solitude and loneliness into aloneness without seek-searching. As long as a meditator does not start meditating, and remains in a meditative state, there is withinwards emptying. By doing, you cannot attain, because whatsoever you do will move outwards. Meditation is not to be done—one has to be meditative. Meditation is not a road but a means of perceiving our true selves beyond the cloak of ego—a remembering of what we already are. When you are meditative, it is part of the vertical, i.e., Being. As a meditator, once you realize there is nowhere to go, nothing to attain and nothing to obtain (as in enlightenment, holiness, or some spiritually esteemed state or condition etc.), the seeking will cease on its own accord, and lo and behold, awareness of the resplendent True Self, will be present and cognizable. (See: True Self, Meditation, Prayer, Vertical, Beingness, Oneness, Compassion, Grace, Openness & The Godspell) 

Bhagwan: The Master of Silence

There was a monk who called himself “The Master of Silence.”

Actually he was a fraud and had no genuine understanding.

To sell his humbug Zen he had two eloquent attendant monks

to answer questions for him,
but, as if to show his inscrutable silent Zen,
he himself never uttered a word.

One day, during the absence of his two attendants,

a pilgrim came to him and asked:
Master, what is the Buddha?

Not knowing what to do, or how to answer,

he looked desperately around in all directions

for his missing mouthpieces.

The pilgrim, apparently pleased and satisfied,

thanked the master, and set out again on his journey.

On the road the pilgrim met the two attendant monks

on their way home.
He began telling them enthusiastically
what an enlightened being this Master of Silence is.

He said: I asked him what Buddha is
and he immediately turned his face to the east and to the west

implying that human beings are always looking for Buddha
here and there, but actually,
Buddha is not to be found in any such directions.
Oh what an enlightened master he is,

and how profound his teachings!

When the attendant monks returned,

the Master of Silence scolded them thus:

Where have you been all this time?

A while ago I was embarrassed to death and almost ruined

by an inquisitive pilgrim. 

 

Life is a mystery.

The more you understand it, the more mysterious it becomes.

The more you know, the less you feel that you know.

The more you become aware of the depth, the infinite depth,

the more it becomes almost impossible to say anything about it.

Hence silence.

A man who knows remains in such awe,

such infinite wonderment that even breathing stops.

Standing before the mystery of life, one is lost completely.

But there are problems,

and the first problem with the mystery of life

is that there is always the possibility of frauds,

people who can deceive others, people who can cheat.

In the world of science that is not possible.

Science moves on a plain ground with infinite caution -

logical, rational. If you utter something nonsensical,

immediately you will be caught,

because whatsoever you say can be verified.

Science is objective, and any assertion, any statement,

can be verified in experiments in the laboratories.

With religion everything is inner, subjective, mysterious,

and the path is not on a plain. It is a hilly track.

There are many ups and many downs,

and the path moves like a spiral.

Again and again you come to the same place,

maybe a little higher.

And whatsoever you say cannot be verified,

there is no criterion of verification.

Because it is inner, no experiment can prove or disprove it;

because it is mysterious, no logical argumentation can decide this way or that.

That's why science is one,

but there exist almost three thousand religions in the world.

You cannot prove any religion false. Neither can you prove

any other religion to be true or authentic.

That is not possible, because no empirical test is possible.

 

A Buddha says that there is no self inside.

How to prove this or how to disprove this?

If somebody says, "I have seen God", and he sounds sincere,

what to do? He may be a deluded lunatic,

he may have seen a hallucination,

or he may really have seen the reality of existence.

But how to prove or disprove?

He cannot share his experience with anybody, it is inner.

It is not like an object you can place in the middle

and everybody can watch it, and everybody can experiment

and dissect it. You have to take it in faith.

He may sound absolutely sincere, and may be deluded:

he may not be cheating you, trying to cheat you,

he may be himself deceived. He may be a very true person

but he has seen a dream and thinks it is real -

sometimes dreams have the quality that they look more real

than the reality itself. Then dreams look like visions.

He has heard the voice of God

and he is so filled with it, so thrilled. But what to do?

How to prove that he has not gone mad,

that he has not projected his own mind and idea?

There is no possibility.

If there is one genuine religious man,

there are ninety-nine others all around him.

A few of them are deluded: poor, simple fellows, good at heart,

not trying to harm anybody, but still they harm.

Then there are a few cheats, robbers, deceivers:

cunning, clever people who are knowingly doing harm.

But the harm pays. You cannot find

a better business in the world than religion.

You can promise, and there is no need to deliver the goods,

because the goods are invisible.

I have heard an anecdote - in America

they invented invisible hair-pins for ladies.

One lady was purchasing them at a supermarket

and the salesman gave her a packet of invisible hair­pins.

She looked in the box and she couldn't see any.

Of course, they were invisible, so how can you see?

And she said: "But I don't see anything in it."

The man said: "They are invisible, so how can you see?"

So the lady asked: "Really? Are they invisible?"

The man said: "You are asking me? For seven days

we have been out of stock, and still we are selling them.

They are absolutely invisible."

When things are invisible,

 

you can go on selling, promising.

There is no need to deliver the goods,

because in the first place they are invisible,

so nobody can ever detect them.

And you cannot find a better business than religion,

because the goods are invisible.

I have seen many people being deceived, many people deceiving.

And the thing is so subtle

that nothing can be said for or against.

For example, I know a man

who is a simple, plain, stupid man.

But stupidity has its own qualities.

Particularly in religion,

a stupid man can look like a PARAMAHANSA.

Because he is stupid, his behavior is unexpected,

just like an enlightened man. The similarity is there.

Because he is stupid, he cannot utter

a single rational statement -just like an enlightened man.

He is foolish, he doesn't know what he is saying,

how he is behaving. Suddenly he can do anything:

and this sudden doing seems to be as if he belongs

to another world. He has epileptic fits,

but people think he is going into samadhi.

He needs electric shock treatment!

Suddenly he will go into a fit and swoon, and the followers will beat their drums and they will sing to the glory of God, that their master has gone into great samadhi, ecstasy. And his mouth starts foaming, and his saliva flows out - he is simply in a fit. He has no intelligence. But that is a quality, and there are deceivers around him who go on spreading things about the "baba".

And many things happen near him: that is the miracle. Many things happen, because many things happen of their own accord. The baba is in a swoon, and many people will feel their kundalini rising. They are projecting. There is a certain phenomenon: if you sit quietly for a long period, the body accumulates energy, and then the body starts moving, feeling restless. Sudden jerks start coming - they think this is kundalini. Kundalini is rising and when it rises in one person, how can you lag behind? Then others start. Then it is just like if one person goes to the toilet, then others feel the urge: if one person sneezes, others have a tremendous sneeze coming to them. It becomes infectious. But with so many things happening, the baba must be in samadhi. He is simply in a fit. In the East it has been my observation that only one genuine person exists, ninety-nine are false - either themselves deceived, simple, poor people; or deceivers, cunning, clever people.

This can go on, because the whole phenomenon is invisible. What to do? How to judge? How to decide? Religion is always dangerous. It is dangerous because the very terrain is mysterious, irrational. Anything goes, and there is no outer way to judge it. And there are people with their gullible minds, always ready to believe something, because they need some foothold. Without belief they feel unanchored, uprooted; they need somebody to believe in, they need somewhere to go and feel anchored and rooted.

Belief is a deep need in people. Why is it a deep need? Because without belief you feel like a chaos; without belief you don't know why you exist; without belief you cannot feel any meaning in life. No significance seems to be there. You feel like an accident with no reason at all to be here. Without belief, the question arises: Why are you? Who are you? From where are you coming? Where are you going? And there is not a single answer - without belief there is no answer. One feels simply without any meaning, an accident in existence, not needed at all, not indispensable. You will die and nobody will bother; they will all continue. You feel something is lacking, a contact with reality, a certain belief. That's why religions exist - to supply beliefs, because people need them.

A person without belief has to be very, very courageous. To live without belief is to live in the unknown, to live without belief is a great daring. Ordinary people cannot afford that. With too much daring, anguish comes in, anxiety is created. And this has to be noted: to me a real religious person is without belief. Trust he has, but not belief, and there is a vast difference between the two.

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"No man of understanding can follow rules strictly. Only people who are dead can follow rules strictly b/c no rule is for you, you are your own rule"

YOU CANNOT PUT A BIG LOAD IN A SMALL BAG, NOR CAN YOU, WITH A SHORT ROPE, DRAW WATER FROM A DEEP WELL.

HAVE YOU NOT HEARD HOW A BIRD FROM THE SEA WAS BLOWN INSHORE AND LANDED OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL OF LU?

THE PRINCE ORDERED A SOLEMN RECEPTION, OFFERED THE SEA BIRD WINE IN THE SACRED PRECINCT, CALLED FOR MUSICIANS TO PLAY THE COMPOSITIONS OF SHUN, SLAUGHTERED CATTLE TO NOURISH IT. DAZED WITH SYMPHONIES, THE UNHAPPY SEA BIRD DIED OF DESPAIR.

HOW SHOULD YOU TREAT A BIRD? AS YOURSELF, OR AS A BIRD? OUGHT NOT A BIRD TO NEST IN DEEP WOODLAND OR FLY OVER MEADOW AND MARSH? OUGHT IT NOT TO SWIM ON RIVER AND POND, FEED ON EELS AND FISH, FLY IN FORMATION WITH OTHER WATERFOWL, AND REST IN, THE REEDS?

BAD ENOUGH FOR A SEA BIRD TO BE SURROUNDED BY MEN AND FRIGHTENED BY THEIR VOICES! THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH! THEY KILLED IT WITH MUSIC!

WATER IS FOR FISH, AND AIR FOR MEN. NATURES DIFFER, AND NEEDS WITH THEM. 

HENCE THE WISE MEN OF OLD DID NOT LAY DOWN ONE MEASURE FOR ALL.

There is no human nature as such – there are human natures. Each individual is a universe unto himself, you cannot make any general rules. All general rules go false. This has to be remembered very deeply, because on this path there is every possibility that you may start following rules, and once you become the victim of rules you will never come to know who you are.

You can know yourself only in total freedom – and rules are prisons. They are prisons because no-one else can make rules for you; he may have discovered the truth through these rules, but they were for him. Nature differs – they helped him but they will not help you; on the contrary, they will hinder you.

So let understanding be the only rule. Learn, grow in understanding, but don’t follow rules. Rules are dead, understanding is alive; rules will become an imprisonment, understanding will give you the infinite sky.

And every man is burdened with rules, every religion becomes nothing but rules. Because Jesus attained, because Buddha attained, their life became a rule for everybody else to follow. But nobody else is a Gautam Buddha; nobody else is a Jesus Christ. So at the most you can become a decorated carbon copy, but you will never be your authentic self. If you follow Jesus too much you will become a Christian but never a Christ, and that is the danger. To become a Christian and to miss Christ is not worth it. You can become Christ, but then Jesus cannot be your rule, only your own understanding will be the law.

Jesus followed nobody. He had a master, John the Baptist, but he never followed any rule. He felt the master, he remained with the master, he looked at the flame of the master, he absorbed the master, he was baptised by the master, but he never followed any rules. Other followers of John went against Jesus. They said: This man has betrayed you. He is going on his own, he is not following the rules strictly.

No man of understanding can follow rules strictly. Only people who are dead can follow rules strictly because no rule is for you, you are your own rule. Understand, learn from others, just to find your own rule, but remember, never impose that rule on anybody else – that is violence. Your so-called mahatmas go on enforcing rules on others because through rules they kill and destroy, and they enjoy violence. Their violence is very subtle, they don’t kill you directly, they kill you very indirectly. If somebody attacks you directly you can defend yourself. When somebody attacks you indirectly – for your own sake – you become completely a victim, you cannot even defend yourself.

Many gurus are nothing but violence, but their violence is subtle. So whenever you come near a man who wants to impose his rules on your life, wants to give you a fixed frame, wants to give you a window to look at the truth through, escape from him. There is danger. A real master will not give you a window to look at the truth through, he will bring you out under the sky. He will not give you a pattern to live by, he will simply give you the feeling, the understanding, and understanding will help you to move; understanding is free and your own.

Remember.... Because you don’t want to understand, because understanding is difficult and arduous, because understanding needs courage and understanding needs transformation, you simply become victims of those who want to give you rules. But rules are substitutes, you can get them easily. You can easily make your life a disciplined life but this will be a false thing. You may be acting, pretending, but this cannot be real.

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Dr. Blynd on "Endependence"

From "FUNKTIONARY, THE KEY HOLDERS ENPSYCHLOPEDIA" Copyright 2016 Chocolate City Press. Resonated & Orchestrated by Dr. Blynd, Ph.F.


Endependence - the open declaration of the beginning of self determination, self-reliance and Self-realization that spells the end to dependence on objective truth-based truth, abstractions, reifications, granfalloons, father figures and organized religion. 

Osho: Buddha Said "What's Next?"

Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 3 Talks on Fragments from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching

By OSHO

Question 2

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REACTION AND RESPONSE?

There is MUCH, a lot of difference, not only in quantity but quality. A reaction is out of the past, a response is out of the present. You REACT out of the past old patterns.

Somebody insults you: suddenly the old mechanism starts functioning. In the past people have insulted you and you have behaved in a certain way; you behave in the same way again. You are not responding to this insult and this man, you are simply repeating an old habit. You have not looked at this man and this new insult – it has a different flavour – you are just functioning like a robot. You have a certain mechanism inside you: you push the button, you say, This man has insulted me – and you react; the reaction is not to the real situation, it is something projected. You have seen the past in this man.

It happened, Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples. A man came and spat on his face. He wiped it off and he asked the man: What next? What do you want to say next? The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face he will ask, Now, what next? He had had no such experience in his past. He had insulted people, and they had become angry, and they had reacted; or if they were cowards and weaklings they had smiled, trying to bribe the man. But Buddha was like neither; he was not angry, nor in any way offended, nor in any way cowardly, but just matter of fact; he said, What next? There was no reaction on his part.

His disciples became angry, they reacted. Buddha’s closest disciple, Anand, said, This is too much, and we cannot tolerate it; you keep your teaching with you and we will just show this man that he cannot do what he has done. He has to be punished for it. Otherwise everybody will start doing things like this.

Buddha said, You keep silent. He has not offended me, but you are offending me. He is new, a stranger, and he may have heard something about me from somebody, has formed some idea, a notion of me. He has not spat on me, he has spat on his notion, his idea of me, because he does not know me at all so how can he spit on me? He must have heard from people something about me – that this man is an atheist, a dangerous man who is throwing people off their track, a revolutionary, a corrupter – he must have heard something about me, he has formed a notion, an idea; he has spat on his own idea.

If you think on it deeply, Buddha said, he has spat on his own mind. I am not part of it, and I can see that this poor man must have something else to say – because this is a way of saying something; spitting is a way of saying something.

There are moments when you feel that language is impotent: in deep love, in intense anger, in hate, in prayer; there are intense moments when language IS impotent. Then you have to do something – when you are in deep love you kiss the person or embrace the person. What are you doing? You are saying something. When you are angry, intensely angry, you hit the person, you spit on him – you are SAYING something.

I can understand him. He must have something more to say, that’s why I’m asking, What next? The man was even more puzzled. And Buddha said to his disciples, I am more offended by you because you know me and you have lived for years with me and still you react. Puzzled, confused, the man returned home. He could not sleep the whole night. It is difficult, when you see a Buddha, it is difficult to sleep again the way you used to sleep before. Impossible. Again and again he was haunted by the experience, he could not explain it to himself, what had happened. He was trembling all over and perspiring, he had never come across such a man; he had shattered his whole mind and his whole pattern; his whole past Next morning he was back there. He threw himself at Buddha’s feet. Buddha asked him again, What next?

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