The timeless meditation by Br. David about ‘A Good Day’, set to Gary Malkin’s soulful music, is re-imagined by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg (video).
You often say that prayer is a state of consciousness. And you also say that prayer is a state of gratefulness. Then how is it that prayer is not non-dualistic?
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!”
Osho says, “Neither those who are living through fear nor those who are living through greed are going to enter into the kingdom of God, but only those who are living in tremendous joy, thankfulness and gratitude.”
Osho states, “…millions of gifts are showering on you; just look at those gifts, and you will be surprised. You will be surprised at how you have been missing them..”
“You are a man on the earth, a woman on the earth; enjoy this gift of God! In deep gratefulness, sing the song, dance the dance that is waiting deep inside your being to be expressed. Be creative. Flower,” comments Osho.
Osho speaks about gratefulness for all that existence is giving: “The mystic said, … I have been trying to wake you up. Existence has given you such precious things and rather than being grateful, you are behaving in such an ugly way.”
Osho speaks on acceptance and the Buddhist nun Rengetsu in our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Gramya: I would like to ask about prayer, because I was taught as a child to pray and the prayer was of thanksgiving.
Small acts of generosity support well-being, writes Christopher Bergland at Psychology Today on October 20, 2015.
Osho explains how gratitude arises out of compassion and is not directed towards anyone in particular.
Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful song.