A second excerpt from Who is in? Beyond Self-image, Avikal’s recently published book.
The Ten Grounds of the Way: Accepting the call of the beyond, centering, sagely intelligence. (part 4)
This month’s horoscope by Phoebe with quotes by Osho; “At the deepest core of your being you are part of eternity, you are not part of time.”
“Once you can become a witness in the sex act you will transcend sex, because in witnessing you become free.”
“Consciousness is nothing but an absence of unconsciousness,” writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in The Times of India and Speaking Tree, November 9, 2021.
“You have to catch hold of your inner light with your own awareness. Other than that there is no way,” says Osho.
“Mind is just a procession of thoughts passing in front of you on the screen of the brain,” states Osho.
Maneesha has asked a question: Our Beloved Master, is enlightenment something like getting the punchline to the ultimate joke?
Osho speaks about the process of a conscious death and nature’s indication to become aware that death is approaching.
Osho tells an anecdote from his school days (with audio) – “…if you are aware, suddenly you are alone.”
In a letter, Siddho is asking: “Why wait for emergencies to be aware? Or to be compassionate? Or to be new and fresh every moment? Why not find out every day that our home is inside?”
It is only sometimes when we are face to face with a dangerous situation that we become fully awake, writes Keerti. Published in the Asian Age on February 5, 2020.
Osho speaks in darshan to Krishna Saraswati; “Jealousy can remain only if you are unconscious of it,” and to Leela; “he should observe – and for you, be involved in things and move moment to moment.”
Living life in totality is the first step towards consciousness, towards celebrating Deepavali every day, writes Pratiksha Apurv in the Speaking Tree. Published on October 26, 2019.
Phoebe’s horoscope for the month of November, with quotes from Osho: “Go on watching your own mind, heart.”
One Zen monk is reported to have said – every morning of his life after his enlightenment, the first thing in the morning he would say was, “Osho!”
Globally, in 2018, there were a record 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), a rise of 6% over 2017. And every year the number increases.
Osho states, “Religion is not something that one gets – one has it, nobody can give it to you. It is your very being.
The Buddha did not use the old Sanskrit language – he used the Pali language which everybody could understand in those days, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on May 13, 2019.
Let life lead us towards our inner spiritual experience, suggests Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, February 17, 2019.
Purushottama emphasizes that in order for the transformation of consciousness to take place, we have to look directly at the mind. It is not enough to know about meditation; we have to meditate.
Parents who maintain their socially-given identity cannot be the true guardians of the child, asserts Harry Krueger. Published in Wake-up World on June 7, 2016.
A quote by James Grover Thurber (1894 – 1961), American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.
“The watcher is not on the screen, he is sitting in the movie hall. But the problem arises when the watcher becomes identified with something on the movie screen,” says Osho.
Satya Puja aka Diana Richardson appears on TEDx in Linz, Austria, giving a warm and captivating talk how sex can bring healing and connection to one’s relationship.
Arun speaks about sannyasins and seekers and the importance of a disciplined and balanced life that includes meditation. Excerpt from his recently published book, ‘Panchasheel, Five Sutras of Self Transformation’.
Osho says, “In the past the information was not available to explain memory as a bundle of thoughts and thought waves, but now it is easier….”
Whether you are afraid or not, everybody is missing the train. It is good that you are afraid, because that may help you to understand why you are missing, says Osho.
When we walk, sleep, or even perform a mundane activity with awareness, it becomes meditation and the centring of our being begins, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, February 4, 2018.
Keerti writes about Osho saying, “Love should come out of your silence, awareness, meditativeness.” Published in the Deccan Chronicle, January 31, 2018.
Our beloved Master, I can’t remember when you last paused to look at your watch to decide whether to speak further or not. Does that mean we have been juicier to be with lately?
Osho says to a new sannyasin, “It is the greatest altruistic act one can do – to become aware – because by becoming aware you release awareness into existence…”
Osho answers a question about the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster that happened at the time he was in Uruguay during the World Tour.
Shaida (aka Catherine Auman) on what these experiences mean and how they can be integrated into our day-to-day lives.
Modern psychology has discovered a few things which are significant; although they have been discovered only intellectually, still it is a good beginning.
Q: How is it possible that the mind can go on producing thoughts constantly, and how can we stop that which we have not started?
Man is as if asleep. Man lives in a stupor – moves, works, is born, lives and dies, but almost fast asleep, snoring.