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Repentance Becomes Forgiveness – Osho

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Christianity has a tremendously beautiful concept of forgiveness. Christianity says: If you ask to be forgiven from your deepest core, you will be forgiven. Why? Is there somebody who can forgive you? No, but if you ask in intense passion to be forgiven, the very idea of repentance becomes forgiveness. If you have really asked, realized that you have done something wrong; if it has been a total realization and you accept the responsibility that it was wrong and that you are ready to repent for it and you repent wholeheartedly, the very repentance becomes the forgiveness. Then there is no need to do anything else, because all sins are nothing but unconscious acts. Repentance makes you conscious, alert. Sin is like darkness. You bring a light, a lamp into darkness and darkness disappears. Sin is because you are asleep.

If you repent, you awake yourself. Because there is no…

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Your Responsibility is Great – Osho

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You spoke the other day about the great responsibility we have to get your words out to the world. Can you say some more?

The most important need of humanity today is to be made aware that its past has betrayed it. There is no point in continuing the past, it will be suicidal.

A new humanity is absolutely and urgently needed.

The new humanity will not be a society in the old sense, where individuals are only parts of it. The new humanity will be a meeting of individuals, where individuals are the masters and society is to serve them. It will have many different aspects to it. It will not have so many religions; it will have only a religious consciousness. It will not have a despot God as a creator, because that implies the slavery of man. It will have godliness as a quality of ultimate achievement…

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He is the Breath Inside the Breath – Osho

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Kabir says, ‘Student, tell me, what is God?

He is the breath inside the breath.’

Whenever you ask about God you ask as if God is there like a problem to be encountered. You ask as if you are standing outside God and speculating, observing Him. You ask as if God is an object. God is not an object, God is your subjectivity. God is not there outside, God is your interiority, your innerness. That is the meaning when Kabir says:

He is the breath inside the breath. 

Watch your breath and you will come to know what he means – you will see one thing which cannot be seen unless you watch your breath. Buddha made it a great technique for meditation, watching the breath, because through watching it you will come to know the breath inside the breath.

The word ’breath’ means life. In Sanskrit the word…

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How Einstein Saw the World

So interesting… but I still don’t have courage to do what I feel like doing from my innermost core…

Creative by Nature

Albert

“School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave.

This was a Catholic School in Munich. I felt that my thirst for knowledge was being strangled by my teachers; grades were their only measurement. How can a teacher understand youth with such a system?

From the age of twelve I began to suspect authority and distrust teachers. I learned mostly at home, first from my uncle and then from a student who came to eat with us once a week. He would give me books on physics and astronomy.

The more I read, the more puzzled I was…

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The Second Zen Stick

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Deeksha in Vrindavan Deeksha in Vrindavan

My first Zen stick happened when I was around three years old. It is one of the earliest memories I have. Of course I had never heard the term and it would be another twenty-three years or so until I would.

I was sleeping in my bed in a room with no one else present and suddenly, how could it be otherwise, I felt a whack on the top part of the back of my head. I sat up and looked around the room but there wasn’t anyone there.

Twenty-three years later I met a ferocious Zen master who carried a Zen stick made out of her words. Her name was Deeksha. Deeksha was the boss, the mom, the coordinator of the Vrindavan kitchen in the ashram.

Sumati and I had arrived from Japan with our pockets full of money saved from working and wanted to make…

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How do I tell someone about Osho Rajneesh, if he doesn’t know about him?

My answer to How do I tell someone about Osho Rajneesh, if he doesn't know about him?

Answer by Abhivyakti Mirajkar:

The first thing, what is it in your INSIDE/INNER/MIND/HEART that you want to TELL OTHERS about Osho? First identify that.

Secondly, always keep in mind, if we answer the unasked questions we will be avoided because no one is interested in listening to it in the first place. People are more interested in listening about terror attacks and religion war and national pride and anti-national activists and so on… compared to the inner search. The inner journey is bestowed upon to only a few.

Thirdly, if you find that the person has asked something (that may not be directly related to Osho, but may be related to some other topic, and that topic is related to Osho, for ex: if someone talks about mind and thoughts and sleeplessness, and suppression, pain, then may be you can find  a link of such topics to meditation and thereby you can explain him/her about – that meditation can be a good help for his/her problem, and then you can introduce meditation techniques by Osho.

In fact, I do not find anything better than his meditations, to introduce Osho to everyone who does not know about it. People are in pain many times, and also appears that they are trying on their level best, to come out or to resolve the problems but unless the main problem – the mind – is understood, the problems can not be resolved.

Just one important thing to remember – whenever you suggest people about Osho. … don't just suggest plainly about reading his books. That is NOT THE WAY. Always suggest that the meditation techniques and reading his books should always go hand in hand. Because simply reading his books may appear very charming to the mind but that will not really resolve the problems of the person – if the active meditations are not performed. So first deprogramming – that happens via meditations and then reading his words, then they are like bliss showering…

And HE himself has said this so many times, if you read my books only – you will only become knowledgeable. But simply being knowledgeable is not enough for the journey of the seeker. One needs to grow in all dimensions,  and meditation is the only solution to that.

How do I tell someone about Osho Rajneesh, if he doesn't know about him?

Each Particular Perception is Limited – Osho

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O Shakti, each particular perception is limited, disappearing in omnipotence. 

Whatsoever we see is limited, whatsoever we feel is limited, all perceptions are limited. But if you can become aware, then every limited thing is disappearing into the unlimited. Look at the sky. You will see a limited part of it, not because the sky is limited by because your eyes are limited, your focus is limited. But if you can become aware that this limitation is because of the focus, because of the eye, it is not the sky that is limited, then you will see the boundaries melting into the unlimited. Otherwise existence is unlimited; otherwise everything is melting into something else. Everything is losing its boundary, every moment waves are disappearing into the ocean – and there is no end to anything and there is no beginning. Everything is everything else also.

Limitation is forced by us…

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