Conditioning, Philosophy and REALITY explained by a photo.
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My English is poor, pronunciation is further ahead of it. Still I write so that you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to, like it happens when you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it. If you are thirsty of this knowledge, so you get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected because I am writing only from my own experiences or understanding.
I feel proud today to have opted to follow the ‘Music for Deep Meditation’ page and credit also goes to @i.think.2 for this post.
The world around us is hell and haven both like this picture. One way to live in mind and the world looks like hell. The other way is to look at it with no mind, and you enter the Kingdom of God or “Ramrajya”.
Religious and all other conditionings, Philosophy and REALITY. These all three can be understood through this photo.
Conditioning: In a very simple way, it can be understood as ‘Believing on the message given above this photo and start looking at the picture then it seems to be true to you.’
Philosophy: Trying to decipher REALITY assuming the view of the photo as true. The efforts of previous Philosophers are also taken into consideration to arrive at the conclusion.
REALITY: Reality is what appears to you after reading the message given below the photo. The glimpse of the first right-side-up of an object is coined by Osho as Philosia. First of all, you will come to know your REALITY, then all others start visible as right side up. The act of seeing the first dish right side up or REALITY is called Philosia.
The lake can be without waves, but the waves cannot be without the lake.
This is why Nachiket’s father Uddalak asked him, on returning home after attaining graduation like education, ‘Have you known the one, after knowing which everything is known?’, and he replied ‘No’. So Uddalak sent back him to his master’s ashram stating that you are welcome at home only after knowing it.
The lines below may be treated as messages of all those Mystics. Without the help of these lines, it is very difficult to find the purpose of this picture.
People started worshipping all these Mystics ie Ram, Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, Mahavira, Nanak etc is like I start praying @i.think.2’s account holder instead of trying to understand the message by correlating it with its picture given above.
Mystics do not have a fancy of using the internet, Photoshop and social media so they tried to create the picture using words through stories, poems and songs. Verses and songs of Kabir, Meera, Nanak or stories of Jesus and Buddha or Koans of Zen masters or Passages like Lao Tzu or Jokes by Osho.
These all are finger pointing to the moon, one needs to look into the stories with the messages that mystic together to get the clue about REALITY or Truth or God or Kingdom of God or Soul or Self or Consciousness etc. Mystics said that REALITY is the same for all ie we all are playing a role in a grand existential drama going on from eternity to eternity. What our conditioning did is presuming it as real by enhancing our ego and making a fictitious race among us for the fulfilment of our desires. The bigger the fulfilled desires, the bigger is that person treated as. How desires create illusion with the help of mind and what happens when you get rid of them is explained in one of my post on ‘Our ego is just a holographic projection’
Philosophy is about looking all these dishes upside down and trying to correlate them to get a clue about the Reality or Purpose of life, without looking at the messages at all. But due respect is given to all writings of previous philosophers!
Your effort to see the one which is right side up, is exactly like meditating upon ‘Who am I?’
And the answer you get about yourself let you understand that all are like you ie God. A sound starts ringing in the ears of the person who experienced Philosia, to keep reminding ‘Who is he/she?’.
इसे ओशो ने कुछ इस तरह कहा है- जिसे अपना यथार्थ दिखाई दे गया, फिर उसे सबका यथार्थ दिखाई दे जाता है।
After enlightenment, only God can be seen in all others and you need to put in little dedicated effort to understand the other as he/she understands himself/herself ie downside up.
This is the reason that the messages of Mystics never reach as it is told because they both are having different view about themselves and others.
On Consciousness or REALITY Osho says:
CONSCIOUSNESS is like a lake:
with waves, it becomes the mind, without waves it becomes the soul.
The difference is only of turmoil.
Mind is a soul disturbed, and soul is mind silenced.
The mind is just the ill state of affairs, and the soul is the healthy state of affairs.
Mind is not something separate from the soul, as waves are not separate from the lake.
The soul can be without the mind, but the mind cannot be without the soul.
When there are great winds and the lake is disturbed, there is turmoil. And the lake loses one quality in that turmoil, and that is the quality of reflection.
Then it cannot reflect the real. The real becomes distorted. There may be a full moon in the sky, but now the lake is not capable of reflecting it. The moon will still be reflected, but in a distorted way.
It will be reflected in thousands of fragments. It will not be any unity; it will not be collected, integrated. It will not be one. The real is one. But now the lake will reflect many millions of moons; the whole surface of the lake may be filled with silver. Everywhere, moons and moons — but this is not true.
The truth is one: when the mind reflects it, it becomes many; when consciousness reflects it, it is one.
Consciousness is neither Hindu nor Mohammedan nor Christian.
If you are a Hindu you are still in the mind, distorted. (Next talks by osho after this to describe it in detail)
If you are a Mohammedan you are still in the mind, distorted. Once the mind has settled and the waves are no longer there, you are simply a consciousness — with no adjective attached to it, with no conditioning attached to it. And then truth is one. In fact, even to say that truth is one is not right — because one is meaningful only in the context of many. Truth is so one that in the east we have never called it ‘one’; we call it ‘non-dual’, not two. From:- THE DISCIPLINE OF TRANSCENDENCE VOL 4 by Osho.
My comments :- Consciousness is neither Hindu nor Christian or something else. This talk is to inform about how a person becomes one such.
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On any type of Conditioning – be it religious or educational or professional – Osho says:
“This is what has been done up to now.
THE PATTERN IS ALREADY THERE BEFORE YOU COME INTO THE WORLD.
And you come not like anybody else; YOU COME AS A UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL
so how can you really fit?
With all their effort, still, the dress never fits perfectly. Sometimes it is too loose. Sometimes it is too tight.
If it is tight it makes you miserable, IT MAKES YOU UPTIGHT, it makes you an Englishman (laughter).
If it is too loose, it makes you lousy, it makes you an Indian! (laughter) And you always look silly!
IT IS ALWAYS SOMEBODY ELSE’S DRESS THAT YOU ARE WEARING, you always become A LAUGHING STOCK.
PEOPLE ARE PARADING AS BUFFOONS, for the simple reason that THEY ARE TRYING TO FIT WITH A CERTAIN PATTERN which was not basically planned for them, for their uniqueness. AND IF THEY DON’T FIT, NATURALLY IT CREATES GUILT: ‘Something is wrong with me.’
Everybody is saying that you have to fit — ‘These are the shoulds and these are the should nots’ — AND WHEN YOU DON’T FIT YOU FEEL GUILTY….
—Osho— The Old Pond … Plop Darshan excerpt, Ch #26 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium
My comments :-
Everybody is feeling guilty as the end result. And the people who dominate the institution use it for their betterment and keep exploiting people. A guilty mind is equally incapable of entering the centre of being irrespective of belonging to any religious person.
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.
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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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