‘Chop wood carry water’ explained through meme
Through harmony. But harmony cannot be cultivated, so awareness meditation is the simplest way to enlightenment for most of the people. It can be practiced along with dynamic meditation or Zen mediation.
It is the transformation that is the reason behind this miracle of doing such simple job like ‘chop wood carry water’ with utmost grace.
How one is able to recognise the person with grace and without grace? It is very simple. In case of a male mystic the grace is the result of certain amount of feminine receptivity and patience in his behaviour. His aggressiveness of male body gives the right contrast to get the feminine grace gets highlighted immediately. So a harmony between his male body part and internal female part creates a contrast and his presence is felt in our subconscious mind immediately.
In case of female mystic just opposite happens.
So before enlightenment the activity ‘Chop wood , carry water’ is done unconsciously. After enlightenment the activity resembles same from outward but the mind of an intelligent person can easily recognise the feminine grace in the man like a white spot on black board. This contrast and the harmony between the contrast is the only visible outcome of the inner transformation. Another invisible outcome of the transformation is the presence felt by our heart. ❤️
We can know from this meme that the largest number of people in search of the solution.
Osho and all mystics of the world till date suggested meditation and prayer as the two path that leads to enlightenment.
Enlightenment is discovered only through effortless effort. So we cannot let it happen. It happens on its own. We can only create situation to let it happen. Once we gain mastery over creating situation at will then the only task remains is to repeat it more and more to increase the probability of happening of enlightenment.
This is the path. But the first step is to experience the no-mind state or thoughtless state for one moment. Since the mind is the biggest enemy or obstacle for enlightenment or thoughtless state, we need to begin practicing meditation so silently that even the mind could not notice it.
Practice of awareness meditation is simplest and suited to most people who are already living authentic life, perform their job in hand with totality and love everyone without discrimination.
Life is like a video game. We are going to complete the level in this video game called life only after discovery of real identity, so the game needs to be designed in such a way that you could not come out of your mistaken identity.
The more we try the difficult it becomes. Buddha discovered the cheat code and using it we can also experience the Philosia moment when we are utterly relaxed and fully aware or conscious during our act.
Now it is our choice to remain stressed like 68% in this bell curve. So there is no need to complain about the mistaken identity but to take one step, ie doing something, towards that ultimate relaxed moment called Philosia moment in life.
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi says ‘COME, EVEN IF YOU HAVE BROKEN YOUR VOW A THOUSAND TIMES.’ Intelligent people are bound to break all their vows many times, because life goes on changing, situations go on changing. And the vow is taken under pressure — maybe the fear of hell, the greed for heaven, respectability in society…. It is not coming from your innermost core. When something comes from your own inner being, it is never broken. But then it is never a vow, it is a simple phenomenon like breathing.—Osho : Come, Come, Yet again Come Chapter 1 Question 1
One great Sufi mystic, Jalaluddin Rumi, one day took his disciples to a field where a farmer had been trying for months to dig a well. The disciples were feeling a little reluctant — what is the point in going there? Whatever he wants to say, he can say here. But Jalaluddin insisted: “You come with me. Without coming you will not understand.” What the farmer had done was, he would start digging in one place, go ten feet, twelve feet, would not find water and would start digging in another place. He had dug eight holes and now he was working on the ninth. He had destroyed the whole field. Rumi told his disciples, “Don’t be like this idiot. If he had put all this energy into digging one hole he would have found water, howsoever deep it is. He has wasted his energy unnecessarily.” And that’s what everybody is doing. You start, you go a little bit, and then you start again sometime later, or some years later. You go a little bit from a different direction. These little bits are dangerous. Your effort should be concentrated, and once you start, and you have a master in whom you can trust and in whom you can see the realization of a buddha, then there is no going back. Then go on digging, even if it takes thirty years. -Osho : Joshu, The Lions Roar Ch.4.Go On Digging
Created a FaceBook group ‘Philosia moment by living “Chop wood, carry water way” for people dedicated on the path to discovery of self, the Buddha way. Here is the link to join it and share your experiences.
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
Osho International Online (OIO) provides facility to learn these from your home,
1. through Osho Meditation Day @€20.00 per person. OIO rotate times through three timezones NY,Berlin and Mumbai. You can prebook according to the convenient time for you.
2. There is OSHO Evening Meeting streaming which can be accessed every day at local time starting 6:40 pm (of which Osho says that he wants his people to view it all over the world and these days it is possible) and 16 of the meditations mostly with video instructions and so much more on OSHO.com/meditate.
3. There is a 7 days Free Trial also for people who would like to first try it out.
This is an opportunity for learning and knowing Osho through these sannyasins who lived in his presence and brought to life his words in best possible quality in all formats.
Disciples of Jesus left him alone in last minutes but Osho’s disciples remained with him till he left his body willingly after working, till last day, for all of us to get enlightened. Jesus tried hard till last minute, before being caught, to teach meditation to his disciples. As per Saint John’s Gospel:- Jesus used word ‘Sit’ to transfer his meditative energy to them and went on to pray God, but on returning he found them sleeping. He tried two times again but in vain.
Even today Zen people use word ‘Sit’ for meditation in their saying ‘Sit silently, do nothing, season comes and the grass grows by itself green’.
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