Feeling lonely? The way out is the way in

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Out of the blue, God created Eve, who was an interesting companion indeed, writes Keerti. Published in the Asian Age on 16 September 2019.

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Adam and Eve, painting by Jean François de Troy 1718

I have heard that at the beginning of the world, God was feeling very lonely as he had no fun in his life. Just being and being and being could not be interesting even for God. So he thought of getting into some creativity and doing something — and the first thing he did was to create Adam, in his own image. God was self-congratulatory and admired his own creativity. He kept an eye on Adam for a few days to find out how his creation was. One day, he asked Adam: “How do you do my son?”

Adam replied: “I am feeling bored and lonely. I need some fun in my life. It would be nice to have a companion.”

God meditated for a moment and told Adam: “Tathaastu! So be it! Soon you will have a very interesting companion.”

Out of the blue, God created Eve, who was an interesting companion indeed. Adam was overjoyed. This joy remained for a few days and then again Adam started feeling miserable. Adam was not lonely but somewhat uncomfortable and bored again. He complained to God. God, expressing his helplessness, told him: “My son, you asked for it, now you deal with it. Be intelligent.”

Since then, Adam has been trying to be intelligent and deal with this strange situation. The more he tries to solve anything, the more it gets complicated. He suffers equally being together with Eve as he suffered without her.

Most of us keep sailing in the same boat – and forever. Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar. Guru Nanak observes that the whole world is miserable. Gautama Buddha says the same. Anybody who has eyes to see can see that the world we have created for ourselves is full of misery.

What is the way out? The way out is the way in – as suggested by the enlightened ones. Meditate and find happiness in your heart.

Osho says: “First become alone. First, start enjoying yourself. First, love yourself. First, become so authentically happy that if nobody comes it doesn’t matter; you are full, overflowing. If nobody knocks at your door it is perfectly okay – you are not missing. You are not waiting for somebody to come and knock at the door. You are at home. If somebody comes, good, beautiful. If nobody comes, that too is beautiful and good.

“Then move into a relationship. Now you move like a master, not like a beggar. Now you move like an emperor, not like a beggar. And the person who has lived in his aloneness will always be attracted to another person who is also living his aloneness beautifully, because the same attracts the same. When two masters meet – masters of their being, of their aloneness – happiness is not just added, it is multiplied. It becomes a tremendous phenomenon of celebration. And they don’t exploit, they share. They don’t use each other. Rather, on the contrary, they both become one and enjoy the existence that surrounds them.”

asianage.comimage by Osho News: a detail from “Adam and Eve” by Jean-François de Troy, 1718

Excerpt by Osho from Come Follow To You, Vol 4, Ch 6, Q 5


Keerti facilitates Osho meditation retreats all over the world and is the author of various spiritual books. facebook.com

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