Consciousness The Urgency — 11 September 2015

Nivedano…

Be silent.
Close your eyes, feel your body to be completely frozen.
Look inwards, as deeply as you can reach.
At the very end you will find your life source.
This life source is connected with the universal life.
To experience this is to be a buddha,
utterly empty of the world but absolutely full of blissfulness,
of benediction, of gratitude…
of a deep prayer to existence, of thankfulness.
Look as closely as you can to the source of your life,
the center of your consciousness,
because you have to remember it later on
while you are on the circumference of life…
doing all kinds of things,
but never for a single moment losing touch
with your innermost life source.
Doing everything, but as a buddha.
The very awareness that “I am the buddha”
is going to change your whole life pattern.

To make it more clear, Nivedano…

Osho's signature painting

Relax.
Just watch the body, the mind.
They are not you, you are the watcher.
And the watcher is another name for the buddha.

This is a blissful evening – ten thousand people
just drowned in an oceanic consciousness of watchfulness.
Ten thousand buddhas – there has never been such an assembly.
Be very careful and cautious that you don’t lose this watchfulness
when you come back from the center to the circumference.

Nivedano…

Come back, but come with all the experience,
full of joy, peace and silence.
With grace and gratitude,
sit down as a buddha for a few moments.
This is going to be your final posture;
slowly slowly, you will be settled in your buddha nature.
And if we can create ten thousand buddhas,
that is enough to save humanity –
ten thousand buddhas reaching
to every nook and corner of the world,
simply spreading love, compassion, awareness.

And I don’t think that if the world has so many buddhas,
it can be destroyed by criminal politicians.
This is a crucial moment, of great responsibility
and also of great challenge.
It is not only a question of your being a buddha,
it is a question of saving this whole planet
in its all beauty and greatness.

In the past, people used to be buddhas just for their own sake.
Today, times are different.
You have to be a buddha not only for your own sake,
but for the sake of saving the whole world
from nuclear weapons and the holders of nuclear weapons.
We have to create a great consciousness around the globe.
That is our only protection
against destructive science and the criminal politicians.

Remember: your responsibility is great,
but it has to be a joy, not a duty.
It has to be your love, your sharing of blissfulness,
aliveness, your songs, your dances, your joy.

I am not telling you to be missionaries,
I want you to be the mission.
Missionaries have only carried borrowed knowledge.
I want you to be the mission in the sense
that you will be spreading your own experience.
You will be radiating your own buddhahood.
A wildfire has to be created around the globe, of consciousness.

This is the only hope for humanity,
the only hope for the universe,
to have this small planet so alive, so beautiful, so lovely.
This is for the first time that you are required to be buddhas
not just for you, but to create an atmosphere
in which a third world war cannot happen.

Okay, Maneesha?
Yes, Beloved Master.

Can we celebrate the ten thousand buddhas?
Yes, Beloved Master.

Osho, The Buddha: The Emptiness of the Heart, Ch 3

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