Mind Is Your Prison

Hot Chillies

It all depends on your mind or no-mind.

Chilli Pepper

If mind uses language, it creates false realities – illusion.
If no-mind uses language,
it creates devices to also help others to enter into the same space.
What you make of it all depends on you,
whether you are functioning as a mind or as a no-mind.

If you speak through the mind, you miss the point.
If you allow existence to speak through you,
without any interference by the mind, language is pure expression of truth.

In short, the whole thing can be summarized into a single statement:
Mind is your prison. No-mind is your freedom.
Mind is your ignorance, no-mind is your enlightenment.
Move from mind to no-mind.

This is the whole path, this is the whole religion.
Osho, Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master, Ch 12

Comments are closed.