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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Be Aware of the Golden Light – Osho

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The threshold of reality is veiled by golden light.

Now the Isa Upanishad reminds the seeker that: be aware. When you enter into the world of absolute reality you will come across a golden veil, very beautiful, so beautiful that many have become enchanted and stopped there. 

The threshold of reality is veiled by golden light.

All darkness disappears and there is such a golden light, so psychedelic… you have never experienced anything like it. You think you have come home. Wait, beware: this is just the light that surrounds the reality. You have to penetrate this light to reach to the very center of reality. When you come close to a flame, the flame is surrounded by golden light. Remember, the golden light radiates from the flame, but the golden light is not the flame itself. When you look at the sun you see a golden light radiating…

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Witnessing-The Nourishment for Your Buddhahood – Osho

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How is anxiety related to desire? It seems easier to see that one is desiring than to see that one is ‘anxieting’ – In fact, there is no verb form for anxiety, at least not in English. Am I desiring my anxiety or anxieting my desire?

The desire is nothing but an escape from the state of anxiety. Desires don’t create anxiety, as ordinarily is believed. Anxiety creates desire.

Man is anxiety.

Just the other day I was telling you: animals have no anxiety, because they don’t have to become – they are. A dog is a dog, and a tiger is a tiger, and there is no problem! The tiger is not trying to become a tiger. He is! He already is! There is no becoming involved.

In the world of animals there is no anxiety. In the world of Buddhas again there is no anxiety, they have arrived…

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