Thursday, October 11, 2007
You bet! One look at this picture sends you in a tizzy. Remember, William Blakes master piece "Tiger Tiger burning bright..."
I recommend this picture to Tantriks and Sadhaks, who perform the TRATAK Technique of concentration and meditation, would they need any better MAZE to GAZE at.
Its not a true picture, but an interpretation of an animator. Thanx Vinod for this favour.
Thats what I call MASTER('S) PERFECTION!!!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
One of the most comprehensive sites on life with and after the great Master, Osho. For all those looking for sanyaas, or just get to see and listen to the masters discourses, free downloads, wallpapers, meditation camps and schedules, photo galleries, mechandise, stuff for every age group, a treat for Osho lovers.
It was my personal dream to have an Osho statue created. Not a sculptor myself, I requested my sculptor cum Film maker friend, Mr. Amlan Ghosh, to get this done for me. Putting in his personal time despite his hectic schedule and a lot of hard work, without any commercial interest, he made this dream into a reality, and there stands this real life statue of the master right at the entry into our living room, sitting on thick tree bark! My ode to Amlan, for this terrific and unconditional work and a personal favour towards me. Have put a few shots, on how does the statue looks like. Hope u like it!!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
"I have never been a serious person.... I am not serious at all because existence is not serious. It is so playful, so full of song and so full of music and so full of subtle laughter. It has no purpose; it is not business-like. It is pure joy, sheer dance, out of overflowing energy."
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Cycles of life and death - Different beliefs
There are six great religions in the world. They can be divided into two categories: one consists of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They believe in only one life. You are just between birth and death, there is nothing beyond birth and death—life is all. Although they believe in heaven and hell and God, they are the earnings from one life, a single life. The other category consists of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. They believe in the theory of reincarnation. One is born again and again, eternally—unless one becomes enlightened, and then the wheel stops.
I have meditated; I have come to a point where I can see my own past lives, and that's proof enough. It is my knowing, my experiencing; it is nothing to do with Indian heritage, beliefs, or anything. I speak on my own authority.
I began as an intellectual—not only in this life but in many lives. My whole work in many lives has been concerned with the intellect—refining the intellect, sharpening the intellect.
Osho and Bodhidharma - 14 centuries ago
I knew Bodhidharma* personally. I traveled with the man for at least three months. He loved me just as I loved him. You will be curious to know why he loved me. He loved me because I never asked him any question. He said to me, "You are the first person I have met who does not ask a question—and I only get bored with all the questions. You are the only person who does not bore me."
I said, "There is a reason."
He said, "What is that?"
I said, "I only answer. I never question. If you have any question you can ask me. If you don't have a question then keep your mouth shut."
We both laughed, because we both belonged to the same category of insanity. He asked me to continue the journey with him, but I said, "Excuse me, I have to go my own way, and from this point it separates from yours."
He could not believe it. He had never invited anyone before. This was the man who had even refused Emperor Wu—the greatest emperor of those days, with the greatest empire—as if he was a beggar. Bodhidharma could not believe his eyes, that I could refuse him.
I said, "Now you know how it feels to be refused. I wanted to give you a taste of it. Goodbye." But that was fourteen centuries ago. glimps06
*Note: Bodhidharma: the mystic who brought Buddhism from India to China
Osho's past life body is still preserved in a Tibetian cave, read on
Some time ago Lama Karmapa had said something about me…* Karmapa had said that my one body from some past birth is preserved in a cave in Tibet. Ninety-nine bodies are preserved there, among them one body is mine, that was said by Karmapa.
In Tibet they have tried for thousands of years to preserve the bodies in which some extraordinary things happened. They have preserved such bodies as an experimentation. Because such events do not happen again and again, and do not happen so easily. After thousands of years, once in a while such things happen. For instance, someone's third eye opened and along with it, it broke a hole in the bone where the third eye exists. Such an event takes place sometimes once in hundreds of thousands of years. The third eye opens in so many people but this hole does not happen to everybody. When this hole happens, the reason behind it is that in that case the third eye has opened with tremendous force. Such skulls or such a body is then preserved by them.
For instance, someone's sex energy, the basic energy, arose with such force that it broke a hole in the crown of his head and merges into the cosmos. Such a thing happens only once in a while. Many people merge into the universal reality, but the energy filters through so slowly, and with such intervals, that the energy simply seeps in small measures, and a hole is not created. Once in a while, it happens with such sudden intensity that, breaking the skull, the entire energy merges into the cosmos. So they preserve that body. This way, until now they have done the greatest experiment in the history of mankind. They have preserved ninety-nine bodies. So Karmapa had said that among those ninety-nine bodies a body of mine is also preserved….
It is the ninety-seventh body, but if it is counted from the opposite side, it can be the third one.
*Note: Swami Govind Siddharth, one of Osho's disciples, reported that on 6 June 1972 Karmapa told him, "Osho is the greatest incarnation since Buddha in India, and is a living Buddha!" and "Now in this life, Osho has taken birth specially in order to help people spiritually—only for this purpose. He has taken birth fully consciously."
Osh's last birth - 700 years ago
Karmapa was very excited and indicated a close association with Osho in past life. Osho's last birth is said to have occurred about 700 years ago. Karmapa was referring "to one birth before that". Osho was one of their great incarnations two births ago. "If you want to see one of Osho's past incarnations, you can go to Tibet and see his golden statue there which is preserved in the Hall of Incarnations." Asked of whom Osho is an incarnation, he replied, "Now, that is a secret. Unless someone is the head of one of our monasteries, we do not disclose whose incarnation he is."
"My blessings are always there, and I know that whatever we Tibetans are not going to be able to do to help others, Osho will do. "Osho is the only person able to do this, he took birth in India specially. You are very very fortunate to have him. He is the only divine incarnation living today who will be a world teacher." And "The world will know him but only a few people will realize what he actually is. He will be the only person who can guide properly, and can be a world teacher in this age, and he has taken birth only for this purpose."
You ask me: Please would you say something about your last life, and if you were born in Your present life fully realized.
My previous birth took place about seven hundred years ago….
3 days before attaining full knowledge, Osho was stabbed, in the previous birth
It can be said that I was born with nearabout full knowledge. I say nearabout only because some steps have been left out deliberately, and deliberately that can be done.
In this connection, the Jaina thinking is very scientific.* They have divided knowledge into fourteen steps. Thirteen steps are in this world and the fourteenth is in the beyond….
After a certain stage of development, for example, after the attainment of twelve steps, the length of time that it takes to achieve the remaining steps can be stretched out. They can be attained either in one birth, two births or in three births. Great use can be made of postponement.
After the attainment of full realization there is no further possibility of taking birth more than one time more. Such an enlightened one is not likely to cooperate or be helpful for more than one additional birth. But after reaching twelve steps, if two can be set aside, then such a person can be useful for many births more. And the possibility is there to set them aside.
On reaching the twelfth step, the journey has nearabout come to an end. I say nearabout: that means that all walls have collapsed; only a transparent curtain remains through which everything can be seen. However the curtain is there. After lifting it, there is no difficulty in going beyond. After going beyond the curtain, whatsoever you are ordinarily able to see can be seen from the other side of the curtain also. There is no difference at all.
So this is why I say nearabout: by taking one step more, one can go beyond the curtain. But then there is a possibility of only one more birth, while if one remains on this side of the curtain one can take as many births as one wants. After crossing into the beyond, there is no way of coming back more than once to this side of the curtain….
Seven hundred years ago, in my previous life, there was a spiritual practice of twenty-one days, to be done before death. I was to give up my body after a total fast of twenty-one days. There were reasons for this, but I could not complete those twenty-one days. Three days remained. Those three days I had to complete in this life. This life is a continuation from there. The intervening period does not have any meaning in this respect. When only three days remained in that life, I was killed. Twenty-one days could not be completed because I was killed just three days before, and those three days were omitted….
The person who killed me had no enmity with me, though he was taken to be and was treated as, an enemy. That killing became valuable….
Even after enlightenment, can the Master take another birth
Now I can take still another birth. There is now a possibility of one more birth. But that will depend on whether I feel that it will be useful. During this whole life I shall go on striving to see whether one more birth will be of some use. Then it is worthwhile taking birth; otherwise the matter is over and it is no use making any more effort. So that killing was valuable and useful….
In the last moments of my previous life, the remaining work could have been done in only three days because time was very compact. My age was one hundred and six years. Time was moving very fast. The story of those three days continued in my childhood of this birth. In my previous life it was at its end, but to finish that work here in this life took twenty-one years.
Many a time, if the opportunity is missed, it may be necessary to spend as many as seven years for every single day. So in this life I did not come with full realization, but came with nearabout full realization…. known02
*Note: known02 and known03 explain in detail Jaina and Buddhist understanding of past lives in relation to enlightened masters. It is too complex to include here.
Getting to know our past lives
What little I have told you about my previous life is not because it has any value or that you may know something about me. I have told you this only because it may make you reflect about yourselves and set you in search of your past lives. The moment you know your past lives, there will be a spiritual revolution and evolution. Then you will start from where you had left off in your last life; otherwise you will get lost in endless lives and reach nowhere. There will only be a repetition.
There has to be a link, a communication, between this life and the previous one. Whatsoever you had achieved in your previous life should come to be known, and you should have the capacity to take the next step forwards….
Nowadays the difficulty is this: it is not very difficult to make you remember your previous births, but the thing called courage has been lost. It is possible to make you remember your previous births only if you have achieved the capacity to remain undisturbed in the midst of the very difficult memories of this life. Otherwise it is not possible….
When no memory of this life can be a cause of anxiety to you, only then can you be led into the memories of past lives. Otherwise those memories may become great traumas for you, and the door to such traumas cannot be opened unless you have the capacity and worthiness to face them. known02
Do you hear me? Do you see me? I stand at the door and knock, and I knock because of a promise made in another life and another age. teacup06
This was my assurance given to many friends in the previous life: that when truth is attained, I will inform them. letter03
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
My current focus on the blog is to develop reasonable volume of quality content. Give my friends and like minded individuals a tasteful experience of Osho insights and my point of view. It will take a little while for me to have a comprehensive blog, that truely represents its purpose - develop a community without any barriers of caste, creed, sex and geographical divisions. A community that is smiling, sharing, loving and caring. A community that celebrates and lives every moment. A community that shares equal respect and love for the likes of humans, animals and nature, just every form of existence.
A COMMUNITY THAT DARES TO L I V E...
A COMMUNITY THAT DARES TO L I V E...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Dorothy, your boyfriend, Mulla Nasrudin, seems very bashful," said Mama to her daughter.
"Bashful!" echoed the daughter, "bashful is no name for it."
"Why don't you encourage him a little more? Some men have to be taught how to do their courting. He's a good catch."
"Encourage him!" said the daughter, "he cannot take the most palpable hint. Why, only last night when I sat all alone on the sofa, he perched up in a chair as far away as he could get. I asked him if he didn't think it strange that a man's arm and a woman's waist seemed always to be the same length, and what do you think he did?"
"Why, just what any sensible man would have done -- tried it."
"NO," said the daughter. "HE ASKED ME IF I COULD FIND A PIECE OF STRING SO WE COULD MEASURE AND SEE IF IT WAS SO
Sunday, February 11, 2007
The Sunday Chronicle
New Guru of Sex
Having written scripts for popular Bollywood films like Bandit Queen, Kama Sutra and Mangal Pandey — The Rising, Farrukh Dhondy is now ready with his next film titled Guru Of Sex, based on the life of Osho Rajneesh. The film, being directed by Kanad Kashyap, stars big names from Hollywood which the director is not ready to reveal yet.
Speaking about the film, Dhondy says, "Guru of Sex was the title given to Osho by The Times Of India. My film begins as an investigative story through the eyes of a female journalist Hunter Mayle and her sister and brother-in-law. Guru of Sex deals with how Mayle gets involved in the search of truth. The key to the whole plot is sex, but the film is not just about sex. It’s about spirituality and human mind and India’s relationship with the West. It’s a story about the spiritual teachings of sex by a man who never enjoyed sex."
Farrukh, who was born and brought up in Pune, informs that he interviewed Rajneesh in the 80’s. "He was then known as Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh. I observed the ashram for two days and interviewed him on the fourth day. He was extremely powerful and used to read jokes from Playboy magazines," reveals Farrukh.
He further adds, "This film is a fiction and not based on his life. I read a lot of books and heard tapes before I began writing the script. Instead of Koregaon, Pune, we plan to shoot the entire film in Cambodia, Vietnam where Rajneesh started his teachings before he moved to Koregoan. There are resorts in the pagoda style in Cambodia and we will get natural sets."
The film is being produced by Rashmee Seengal and Divya Seengal and is being made with a budget of 122 million dollars. After Guru of Sex, Dhondy is writing an adaptation of V.S. Naipaul’s book Bend In The River.
"I am nobody. I don't belong to any nation, I don't belong to any religion, I don't belong to any political party. I am simply an individual, the way existence created me. I have kept myself absolutely uninfluenced by any idiotic ideology - religious, political, social, financial. And the miracle is that because I am not burdened with all these glasses on my eyes, and curtains before me, I can see clearly."
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The journey within has been often referred to by the mystics and spiritualists of the past and present. While the process as described is music to ears and a treat to the mind, but in practice those who have tried a hand at it, often have given up attempts in utter frustration of non fulfillment or non achievement. And this is exactly where the catch lies.
The moment you hear about a journey deep within you, your mind, as always jumps up to the occasion promising you castles and heavens that lie deep within you. It simply starts calculation based on past experiences and imaginations. It immediately starts lending false fantasies and visualization; of what will you achieve once you able to undertake a “successful” trip within. It starts accumulating layers of organizational activities as if it were planning for a mega event.
This is beginning of the end of your first ever spiritual pursuit, as you missed the big picture in involving your mind all this while and giving in, to the castles it sold you the moment the first feeling cropped within you to initiate this journey. And once this experience, the mind shall be ever watchful that you are always reminded of your first trial frustrations that may force you to keep away from this journey, ever after.
The way out of this is again from the way within. Let the mind talk, let him talk his heart out. Just watch it talk and keep on that grin. Even if you are able hold the mind for a few moments and let the thoughts float away like the wandering monsoon clouds, you will for the first time realize a deep sense of satisfaction of being in a no-mind state. This state of mindlessness is just the start of the journey. As a lot of people do, do not make any physical attempts to move inwards, there is no such possible way. Do not exert pressure on your eyes or forehead for forced concentration inwards. Just let go. It’s a process that will happen slowly but surely, once it has begun.
There are no castles or heavens, there is no successful trip within, nor there is any achievement. You do not have to acquire or gain anything. It’s already there; it was already there all this while.
Just that you realized it at this moment of time, to experience the existential. The existential that is you, the one that is ONE and complete. The ONE that does not differentiate between life and death, between love and hate, between heaven and hell, without any boundaries of your mindful ego, without any barriers and distances created by time. A state of timelessness, mindlessness, a state of virtual bliss. You actually never lived, either your mind kept you busy with what went right or wrong with past or what you would do to get the future straight. You again missed the picture of today, this moment, NOW. The entire focus, the entire energy base, the entire life lies in this very moment. The next moment is not known, the mind will take you nowhere, rather it has been stopping you to get anywhere. Indulge in the strength of this moment, while watching the mind, dive within, dive in the timeless and keep on that grin. Welcome!
"My effort is to bring man back to his natural self. I will be condemned, I will be criticized. Every religion, every tradition, every morality, every ethical code is going to condemn me. That does not surprise me! I expect it, because what I am saying and doing is changing the very course of human consciousness."
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
A feature film titled "Guru of Sex" is being worked upon. The website's indicative banner potrays, an OSHO look alike image, seems the movie is based on OSHO's views and philosophy on Sex. Hope the true facts are reported and screened, and nothing that may take the masses away from reality, as has happened on few earlier occassions.
Visit Guru of Sex for details
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