Chaitanya Keerti writes in The Asian Age on March 3, 2014
An enlightened mystic, J. Krishnamurti did not wear the traditional clothes of a sadhu or a sannyasin. He did not have a beard of a sage or shaved head of a Buddhist monk.
He had no hypocrisy of any kind. He did not create any image about himself and led a simple life of a human being with all the grace of an awakened one — a Buddha. His crystal clear message of awareness is central to his teaching. He talks about his own being in some poetic words, which read like a sutra from some Upanishad:
“I have no name. I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains. I have no shelter, I am as the wandering waters. I have no sanctuary, like the dark Gods, nor am I in the shadow of deep temples. I have no sacred books, nor am I well seasoned in tradition. I am neither in the graven image, nor in the rich chant of a melodious voice. I am not bound by theories, nor corrupted by beliefs. I am not held by the bondage of religions, nor in the pious agony of their priests. I am not entrapped by philosophies, nor held in the power of their sects. I am neither low nor high. I am the worshipper and the worshipped. I am free. My song is the song of the river, calling for the open seas. Wandering, I am life. I have no name, I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains.”
This is the ultimate expression of an enlightened person, who has no identification with any worldly image. His consciousness is not contaminated or conditioned by the various belief-systems imposed on him. He is pure as Gangotri, the original stream of river descending from the Himalayas. This river has the absolute freedom of flowing to reach to the ocean. It carries no roadmaps to follow certain instructions to reach its destination. It is destined to reach its goal with its natural downward flow, without any push or support system. It does not pray to any God as it does not feel any separation from God. It is in bliss of being itself — the bliss of freedom.
We, human beings, with all kinds of support systems of belief and social conditioning, live a life of imprisonment created by our own thoughts and worries.
The society and religion make us afraid of hell and greedy for heaven. Living this way, we feel vulnerable and insecure and we create a certain shell around our being. This shell is our personality, which is the result of fear and greed. Gradually, we so fully identify with this imaginary image that it becomes our reality and we forget our real being. Then we spend our lives fighting to protect this pseudo being. All our sufferings are born out of our living this unnatural way. We lose connection or communion with our inner nature — leading to disconnect with nature outside us — the earth, the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars.
In his talk “Ecstasy: The Forgotten Language”, Osho says,
If you can trust nature, by and by you become quiet, silent, happy, joyful, celebrating — because nature is celebrating. Nature is a celebration. Look all around. Can you see any flower which looks like your saints? Can you see any rainbow which looks like your saints? Or any cloud, bird singing, and the light reflecting in the river, and the stars? The world is celebrating. The world is not sad. The world is a song, an utterly beautiful song, and the dance continues. Become part of this dance and trust your nature. If you trust your nature, you will come closer to the cosmic nature. That is the only way. You are part of the cosmic. When you trust yourself, you have trusted the cosmic in you. From that small thread, you can reach to the very goal. Trusting yourself, you have trusted God who has made you. Not trusting yourself, you have distrusted God who has made you.
Swami Chaitanya Keerti, editor of Osho World, is the author of Osho Fragrance
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