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Present / Past / Future

Meditation teaches us to live intensely, while the mind’s inherent nature is to train us to worry and plan for the future, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on March 31, 2019.

Osho speaks to a new sannyasin very supportively about hypnosis and declares that once a person is capable of going into the past, he becomes automatically capable of going into the future, because the process is the same: “…ordinarily everything about the past and the future of a mechanical man can be known.”

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Declare your freedom individually. And that’s my movement. You are here, not as a society, not as a community, you are here as an individual, states Osho

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.

A sannyasin says: I’m going back to pursue my study of astrology and to try to use it as a medium to communicate with people – not for its predictative qualities but just as a psychological tool…. in pointing out blocks and indicating how best we can use our energy.

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“If you can live in the present, the taste is tremendously sweet. This is the way to live, this is the only way to live – otherwise you will not be living,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

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You can go on moving backwards, and you will find everything that has happened in existence up to now, had to happen for you to happen.

In an article published by CNN on 9.1.2012, Deepak Chopra explains that the brain is dynamic and ever-renewing itself and how brain functions can be improved through the mind. Whatever we pay attention to is registered in the brain and drastically shapes its structure.

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“How can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo, 354 – 430 AD