Posts tagged Spirituality
Trust (Osho Zen Tarot)

There is a tremendous sense of exhilaration if we can take the jump and move into the unknown, even if the idea scares us to death. And when we take trust to the level of the quantum leap, we don't make any elaborate plans or preparations. We don't say, "Okay, I trust that I know what to do now, and I'll settle my things and pack my suitcase and take it with me." No, we just jump, with hardly a thought for what happens next. The leap is the thing, and the thrill of it as we free-fall through the empty sky. 

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Fearless (No-Thought for the Day)

Whatever you do, remember one thing: out of fear you are not going to grow; you will only shrink and die. Fear is in the service of death. Mahavira is right. He makes fearlessness the fundamental of a religious person, and I can understand what he means by fearlessness - that means dropping all armor. A fearless person has everything that life wants to give to you as a gift. Now there is no barrier: you will be showered with gifts, and whatever you will be doing you will have a strength, a power, a certainty, a tremendous feeling of authority. 

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Drop Guilt (from Osho)

Drop guilt, because to be guilty is to live in hell. 
Not to be guilty, and you will have the
freshness of dewdrops in the early morning
sun, you will have the freshness of the lotus
petals in the lake, you will have the freshness
of stars in the night. Once guilt disappears
you will have a totally different
kind of life, luminous and radiant. 
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing
a thousand and one songs. 

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The Master in Zen (an Osho discourse)

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is instrinsic, that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -- and there is no experiment up to now that has found any center in the brain which corresponds to awareness. The whole work of meditation is to make you aware of all that is "mind" and disidentify yourself from it. That very separation is the greatest revolution that can happen to man. 

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To Live Audiciously (Osho discourse)

Life is basically insecure. Only death is secure. Life means danger, life means risk. Life means going always from the known to the unknown, from one peak to another peak, always climbing peaks which have not been climbed before, always moving into the uncharted sea with no maps, with no guidelines. Only then you live ecstatically, and only then you know what life is. 

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Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

It is said that each day our mind will generate around 50,000 - 70,000 thoughts, that is, 35- 48 thoughts per minute. Our thoughts determine our actions, and our actions determine our destiny. That is why meditation is extremely significant. We shower every day to keep our body clean, and similarly, meditation works as a mental shower for our brain, to help us to filter unnecessary thoughts, and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

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The Beauty of an Open Heart

'You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.' - Rumi   Love comes and goes, relationships come and go, even friendships, as we all evolve at our own pace. It is easy for us to open our hearts when things are going easy, smoothly and joyful. However, when things do not go as we expected or turn sour, we may want to close off our hearts, to put on the fight or flight mode, as our mind is largely driven by fear.

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Trust (Today's Osho Zen Tarot)

NOW is the moment to be a bungee jumper without the cord! And it is this quality of absolute trust, with no reservations or secret safety nets, that the Knight of Water demands from us. There is a tremendous sense of exhilaration if we can take the jump and move into the unknown, even if the idea scares us to death. And when we take trust to the level of the quantum leap, we don't make any elaborate plans or preparations. 

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Comparison (from Osho Zen Tarot)

Who ever told you that the bamboo is more beautiful than the oak, or the oak more valuable than the bamboo? Do you think the oak wishes it had a hollow trunk like this bamboo? Does the bamboo feel jealous of the oak because it is bigger and its leaves change colour in the fall? The very idea of the two trees comparing themselves to each other seems ridiculous, but we humans seem to find this habit very hard to break.

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Why are we continually avoiding this moment? (Extract from Osho's talk)

Present has nothing to do with time. If you are just here in this moment, there is no time. There is immense silence, stillness, no movement. Noting is buzzing, everything has come to a certain stop. The present gives you the opportunity to dive deep into the water of life or fly high into the sky of life. Live totally and intensely, so that each moment becomes golden, and your whole life becomes a series of golden moments. Such a person never dies, because he has the Midas' touch, whatever he touches becomes golden. When he touches death, death also becomes golden.

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Ordinariness (Today's Osho Zen Tarot)

Cleaning the house, tending the garden, cooking a meal - the most mundane tasks take on a sacred quality when they are performed with your total involvement, with love, and for their own sake, without thought of recognition or reward. You are facing a time now when this easy, natural and utterly ordinary approach to the situations you encounter will bring far better results than any attempt on your part to be brilliant, clever, or otherwise extra-ordinary.

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Today's Osho Zen Tarot Card: Sorrow

Times of great sorrow have the potential to be times of great transformation. But in order for transformation to happen we must go deep, to the very roots of our pain, and experience it as it is,  without blame or self-pity. . The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.

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