“Just total urgency and absolute honesty is needed to look straight into your own being.”
Be silent. Close your eyes.
Feel the body to be completely frozen.
Look inwards as deeply as possible.
This is the way.
At the very end of the way, you are the buddha.
And the journey is very short – a single step.
Just total urgency and absolute honesty is needed
to look straight into your own being.
There is the mirror we have been talking about.
The mirror is the buddha.
It is your eternal nature.
Deeper and deeper.
You have to go in until you find yourself.
There is no fear.
Of course you are alone,
but this aloneness is a great, beautiful experience.
And on this path you will not meet anyone except yourself.
To make it clear that you are just a mirror,
a witness of your body, of your mind, of everything,
and just be a watchful, witnessing mirror,
Neither do those things have any intentions to be reflected,
nor do you have any intention to catch their reflections.
Just be a silent lake of Hirosawa, and all bliss is yours,
and this evening becomes a benediction.
This present moment becomes no-mind, no-time,
just a purity, a space unbounded.
This is your freedom.
And unless you are a buddha, you are not free.
You know nothing of freedom.
Let this experience sink deep
in every fiber of your being.
Get soaked, drenched.
When you come back, come back drenched
with the mist of your buddha nature.
And remember this space, this way,
because you have to carry it out twenty-four hours
in all your actions.
Sitting, standing, walking, sleeping,
you have to remain a buddha.
Then the whole existence becomes an ecstasy.
Come back, but bring with you all the experience,
slowly, silently, gracefully.
Sit down for a few moments,
recollecting the place you have been to,
remembering the joy and the silence
of being just a mirror,
the immense freedom that comes
when you are just a mirror
unattached to anything, homeless, alone.
You become an Everest of consciousness.
Yes, Beloved Master.
Can we celebrate the ten thousand buddhas?
Yes, Beloved Master.
Osho, Ma Tzu: The Empty Mirror, Ch 3