Friday, February 16, 2007

Osho


Life


"The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth; then life has a flow
and freshness. Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises
boredom never settles in you."

The Search

Remember one thing: meditation means awareness.
Whatsoever you do with awareness is meditation.
Action is not the question, but the quality that you bring to your action.
Walking can be a meditation if you walk alertly.
Sitting can be a meditation if you sit alertly.
Listening to the birds can be a meditation if you listen with awareness.
Just listening to the inner noise of your mind can be a meditation
If you remain alert and watchful.
The whole point is: one should not move in sleep.
Then whatsoever you do is meditation.

Meditation

JUST ONE QUALITY of the Buddha has to be remembered. He consists only
of one quality: witnessing. This small word witnessing contains the whole of
spirituality. Witness that you are not the body. Witness that you are not
the mind. Witness that you are only a witness. As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine. That is what is called ecstasy.

Silence

The energy of the whole has taken possession of you. You are possessed, you are no more, the whole is. This moment, as the silence penetrates in you, you can understand the significance of it, because it is the same silence that Gautama Buddha experienced. It is the same silence that Chuang Tzu or Bodhidharma or Nansen.... The taste of the silence is the same. Time changes, the world goes on changing, but the experience of silence, the joy of it, remains the same. That is the only thing you can rely upon, the only thing that never dies.
It is the only thing that you can call your very being.


29 comments:

Libra Moon said...

Aaaaaaah... the Beautiful Noise of Silence. I Adore escaping within this Soul soothing sound.

Thank You for Sharing Kuan!
Libra Moon

Janice Thomson said...

Yes!...the taste of silence is unforgettable and changes you forever.

magiceye said...

Absolute - Life

Joy said...

This was really inspiring for me, thank you for sharing :)

Don Iannone said...

Thank you for the wonderful reminders. They are what I needed this morning.

The Muse said...

What a beautiful place to come visit... Thank you for your comments on my blog, I'll be sur to add this to my bloglines as well.

Love, light and bright blessings to you
Muse

starry nights said...

Thank you Kuan for sharing these beautiful thoughts.I believe in the joy of silence.

Neers said...

OSHO has always been top on the list! almost grew up on his books, dad was big reader! (btw, my dads a philosopher!) :) Kuan, thanks and same to you! :)

trinitystar said...

Action is not the question, but the quality that you bring to your action. So true!

love the beauty of silence within a crowd. How one can just suddenly find it and become so absorbed. Awareness that the Divine is being expressed in all things.
Thank you for sharing Osho

Thanks for popping over ... not seen you in a while. :o)

alex said...

First time here.

I wonder how i missed THIS!

The unpreparedness, the sound of silence, the being....

Truly beautiful.

PS: Blogrolled! :)

Piika said...

so difficult for me to find silence right now....

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Libra Moon!

Kuan Gung said...

That silence...it can be so elusive, during meditation just calming the mind to that level can at times be a challenge! Greetings janice

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you joy and magic eye...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

It's what I need every morning don...once I clamp that buzzing blackberry on...it's all over...

Kuan Gung said...

warm greetings to you muse...nice blog there!

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings starry...hope things are well with you these days...

Kuan Gung said...

neers...no surprise here...definitely runs in the family indeed...

Kuan Gung said...

greetings trinitystar..nice to see you too...great points!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you alex...nice to see you

Kuan Gung said...

piika...I'll have to pay a visit...warm greetings!

Anonymous said...

rituality in these thoughts...many thanks

Nasra

Steve said...

Awesome, I hadn't heard of this writer before. Thank you Kuan. Well wishes!

Anali said...

Very nice! I especially like the part about silence. What a nice litte respite it is coming to your blog!

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

your collection are always great, very insightful. thanks for sharing Kuan.

Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Osho...

Angel...

I Wonder?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I can identify with it. If I do it is no longer silence.
Be careful.

White Forest said...

I am a fan of Osho...(after reading his "From Darkness to Light" )

beautiful lines there...

kate said...

I was moved by the life poem. Its sooooo true and perhaps why I try to be so spontaneous in life! I never thought about it in quite that way but it sums it up very well!=]

Kinda scary that all we have is silence. I have never been a big one for silence.... I find noise gives me more interesing things to be 'actively meditating' about! =]

Another post I have enjoyed! Good thing I popped over! =]