The difference is very subtle. Knowing is a living, flowing experience, still vibrating in your heart. Knowledge is of the past – it may be just one minute past. Knowledge is part of the memory; knowing is part of awareness.
‘Universe is Singing a song’ is a popular Osho song. Below are links to popular video versions of the song with some of them having Osho dancing along to the music.
The music is beautiful, the energy of Osho is infectious, as you will soon find out, it truly is ‘High Time to Dance’
You come to your innermost center where there is only pure awareness. That pure awareness will be with you when you die because that cannot be taken away. All these other things which can be taken away, we take away with our own hands in meditation.
This moment is enough ~ Watch, Listen and Relax
And then the ninth, the last, arises:
the need for spiritual activity – meditation, SAMADHI.
And this is the beauty of the whole phenomenon – that the ninth is again the first, because the ninth again pays attention to breath.
The circle is complete. First is breath, ninth is again breath; that’s why no spiritual science can neglect breathing.
But what are you going to do with your mind? Your mind will create a thousand and one difficulties. Those techniques are needed to remove the mind from the way, to create a space in which the mind becomes quiet, silent, almost absent.
Look for the mysterious in life. And whenever you find that a mystery is there, meditate on it ~ Osho
“The best way to miss life is to have a certain attitude towards it. The attitudes originate in the mind, and life is beyond mind. The attitudes are our fabrications, our prejudices, our inventions. Life is not our fabrication; on the contrary we are just ripples in the lake of life” Osho
“Start seeing things without naming them, without labeling them, without saying good or bad, without dividing them. Just see and allow the fact to be there in your presence without any judgement, condemnation, appreciation, whatsoever ~ Osho
“When depressed, be depressed. Simply be depressed. Don’t get depressed about your depression. When depressed, simply be depressed. Don’t fight it, don’t create any diversion; don’t force it to go. Just allow it to happen, it will go by itself. Life is a flux, nothing remains. You are not needed: the river moves by itself, you are not to push it. If you are trying to push it, you are simply foolish.
The river flows by itself – allow it to flow.”
“I am dealing with the contemporary man, who is the most restless being that has ever evolved on the earth. But people do become silent; you just have to allow them to throw out their madness, insanity, then they themselves become silent.”
“All that this world needs is a good cleansing of the heart of all the inhibitions of the past. Laughter and tears can do both. Tears will take out all the agony that is hidden inside you and laughter will take all that is preventing your ecstasy.”
Osho describes the true meaning of love. He partakes that Sex is a requisite attraction. It has to be recognized as a regular and common physiological activity. Society has denounced it a lot which has led to corruption and suppression. In actuality, sex provides the first flash of Samadhi, of no-thought. The same spirit of sex when it soars upwards becomes superconsciousness.
First thing in the morning, imagine yourself tremendously happy. Get out of bed in a very happy mood – radiant, bubbling, expectant – as if something perfect, of infinite value, is going to happen today. Get out of the bed in a very positive and hopeful mood, with the feeling that this day is not…
“Nothing kills the ego like playfulness, like laughter. When you start taking life as fun, the ego has to die, it cannot exist anymore.” -Osho
“Accept whatsoever you are. In that very acceptance you will accept others, too.” – Osho
“My teaching is not for self-control, self-discipline. My teaching is for self-awareness, self-transformation.” – Osho
“It is others’ opinion about you that creates the ego.” – Osho
“Go inward and inquire, and you will see that all your miseries exist because you support them. Without your support nothing can exist. Because you give it energy, it exists; if you don’t give it energy it cannot exist.” – Osho
“You are feeling sad? Befriend it. Have compassion for it. Sadness also has a being. Allow it, embrace it, sit with it, hold hands with it. Be friendly. Be in love with it. Sadness is beautiful! Nothing is wrong with it. Who told you that something is wrong in being sad? In fact, only sadness gives you depth. Laughter is shallow; happiness is skin-deep. Sadness goes to the very bones, to the marrow. Nothing goes as deep as sadness.” – Osho
The only problem with sadness, desperation, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, anguish, misery, is that you want to get rid of them. That’s the only barrier. You will have to live with them. You cannot just escape. They are the very situation in which life has to integrate and grow. They are the challenges of life. Accept them.” -Osho
“What are your thoughts except ripples on a lake? What are your emotions, your moods, your sentiments? What is your whole mind? – just a turmoil. And because of this turmoil you cannot see your own nature. You go on missing yourself.” -Osho
“You meet everybody in the world and you never meet yourself.” – Osho
First thing in the morning, imagine yourself tremendously happy. Get out of bed in a very happy mood – radiant, bubbling, expectant – as if something perfect, of infinite value, is going to happen today. Get out of the bed in a very positive and hopeful mood, with the feeling that this day is not going to be an ordinary day – that something exceptional, extraordinary, is waiting for you; something is very close by.
“Everything is one”
And suddenly a new door opens, a new perception is achieved. Suddenly the mundane world of division, of separation has disappeared, and a different world of Oneness comes before you. Everything loses its boundary; everything is with others, is not divided but One.
Witnessing is concerned with the body, the second with the mind, the third with the heart. And when you become capable of watching the third too, the fourth happens on its own accord. Suddenly a quantum leap and you are standing exactly at the very center of your being, where there is nothing to be aware of. Awareness is aware of itself, Consciousness is conscious of itself.
When a woman travels the path of love and opens to spiritual rebirth, she will flower into consciousness. When a man travels the path of awareness and meditation, he will find himself flowering into love. Men and women are mirrors for each other. We simply need to learn to polish our mirrors till they shine.
“As it is, the world has trapped you in a miserable pattern: What you are doing is not good because you love it, because you do it perfectly, but because the world recognizes it, rewards it, gives you gold medals, Nobel prizes. They have taken away the whole intrinsic value of creativity and destroyed millions of people.”
“The beauty of the unconscious is that it never lies because it has never been part of civilization. It has never been educated, it has never been turned into a hypocrite; it is very simple, very innocent. It simply says whatsoever is the case.”
Meditation means: Remaining unrelated with your thought process. Utterly unrelated, cool, calm. Watching whatsoever is passing. And then a miracle happens.- Osho
“In your body is the water of the oceans, in your body is the fire of the stars and the suns, in your body is the air, your body is made of earth. Your body represents the whole of existence, all the elements.”
A catharsis is needed because your heart is so suppressed, due to your brain. Your brain has taken over so much of your being that it dominates you… Then catharsis is needed to unburden the heart, to throw off suppressions, to make the heart open. If the heart becomes light and unburdened then the center of consciousness is pushed still lower; it comes to the navel. The navel is the source of vitality. – Osho
When you feel deep anxiety, just call you name – not any name, but your name – and then reply to it, say “Yes sir, I am here” and feel the difference. Anxiety will not be there. Atleast for a single moment you have a glimpse beyond the clouds, and that glimpse can be deepened. once your know that if you become alert anxiety is not there, It disappears; you have come to a deep knowing of your own self and the mechanism of inner working.
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up and dies and it uses to be what your love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. – Osho
“Remember a person who cannot be angry cannot be loving, Roses grow only with thorns.” – Osho
Without suffering nobody can become aware. That’s why birds are not aware – They are not in suffering. Trees are not aware, They are not in suffering. Only man suffers: Man is a special case. You have been thrown astray so that you have to seek and find where your home is. – Osho
Hate exists in the past and the future. You cannot hate in the present – Try, and you will be utterly impotent. Try it today: sit silently and hate somebody in the present, with no reference to the past or the future… You cannot do it. It cannot be done; in the very nature of things it is impossible. – Osho
Unless it is your a priority concern, your ultimate concern, that even if it is needed, you are even ready to lose everything for it, but you cannot drop it, there are thousands of desires but as far as longing is concerned there is only one and that is you come back home, to find your reality and in that very finding, you have found all that is of any value, blissfulness, truth, ecstasy.
Osho believed that cathartic methods were necessary to follow dynamic meditation. This was because it was difficult for modern people to sit and enter meditation. He went on to say that he never told people to begin sitting. With a mad dance, you begin to become aware of a silent point within you.
The day you have touched existence with your consciousness, Religion is born in you, and you are born again. This is your real birth – Osho on Existence and Rebirth
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