SANDY RODELLA
  

 

Wisdom of the ZEN

TAO Culture and Research of the Divine Knowledge

THE SEARCH FOR DYNAMIC AND VITALITY

OSHO - TEN BULLS OF ZEN
Cosmic Bull, Mystic Triad

THE SEARCH FOR THE BULL

In the pasture of this world, I endlessly push aside

the tall grasses in search of the bull. Following the unnamed rivers,

lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains, my strength failing and my vitality exhausted.

I can not find the bull. I only hear the locusts chirring through the forest at night.

THE BULL HAS NEVER BEEN LOST. WHAT NEED IS THERE TO SEARCH? ONLY BECAUSE OF SEPARATION FROM MY TRUE NATURE, I FAIL TO FIND HIM. IN THE CONFUSION OF THE SENSES I LOSE EVEN HIS TRACKS. FAR FROM HOME, I SEE MANY CROSSROADS, BUT WHICH WAY IS THE RIGHT ONE, I KNOW NOT. GREED AND FEAR, GOOD AND BAD, ENTANGLE ME.

DISCOVERING THE FOOTPRINTS

Artworks by Artist Cebarre - Online Art Gallery. ...

Along the river bank under the trees, I discover footprints! Even under the fragrant grass I see his prints.

Deep in remote mountains they are found. These traces no more can be hidden

than one's nose looking heavenward.

UNDERSTANDING THE TEACHING, I SEE THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE BULL. THEN I LEARN THAT, JUST AS MANY UTENSILS ARE MADE FROM ONE METAL, SO TOO ARE MYRIAD ENTITIES MADE OF THE FABRIC OF SELF. UNLESS I DISCRIMINATE, HOW WILL I PERCEIVE THE TRUE FROM THE UNTRUE? NOT YET HAVING ENTERED THE GATE, NEVERTHELESS I HAVE DISCERNED THE PATH.


When one moves on an inner journey one leaves the world, renounces all that hinders the path, renounces all that is nonessential so that the essential can be searched, sought.  One leaves the world, one renounces the world; not only the world; one renounces the mind, because the mind is the cause of the whole world. The world of desires, the world of possessions, is just the outer part. The inner part is the mind: the desiring mind, the lustful mind, the jealous, competitive mind, the mind full of thoughts; that is the seed. One renounces the outer, one renounces the inner, one becomes empty - that's what meditation is all about. Says this is not the end - one comes back to the world, one comes back to the marketplace; only then is the circle complete. Of course, one comes totally new; the old is gone, gone forever. One comes totally renewed, resurrected, reborn - as if this man had never gone; as if this man is coming totally fresh and virgin. One comes back to the world and again one lives in the world yet lives beyond it. One lives in the world but the world is not in your mind, the world is not within you. One lives untouched, like a lotus flower.

ONE COMES WITH A BOTTLE OF WINE, DRUNK - DRUNK WITH THE DIVINE, TO HELP OTHERS ALSO TO BE DRUNK, BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY WHO ARE SEEKING, THERE ARE MANY WHO ARE IN DEEP DARKNESS ...


 
ONE COMES BACK TO THE WORLD BECAUSE OF COMPASSION

One has become enlightened, now one helps others towards the same goal.

The Taoist eight bulls are good but not enough; beautiful, but something is missing in them.
Emptiness is perfect in a negative way. You have renounced, it is negative, but you have not loved yet.
The positive is missing. Unhappiness is gone, misery disappears, but you are not yet ecstatic. You have attained to silence
and silence is beautiful, but your silence is not yet a fulfillment, it is not an overflowing;
it is not a blissful dance of your inner being.

THAT MEANS YOUR MEDITATION IS STILL SELFISH

The tree has come to a stopping point, it has not yet flowered.
The tree is green, beautiful looking, but a tree without flowers is not fulfilled.
There is still a perfection to be attained. The tree must bloom, the tree must release the fragrance to the winds
so it can be carried to the very ends of existence.
He comes to the marketplace but he remains in his meditation;
now the marketplace cannot become a distraction.

NOW YOUR MEDITATION IS SPONTANEOUS - IT IS A NATURAL FLOW


IN THE END, WITH THE MEDITATION COMING TO A REAL CRESCENDO, THE SELFISHNESS MUST DISAPPEAR. YOU SHOULD BECOME ONE WITH THE WHOLE. KAKUAN SAYS ONE COMES WITH A BOTTLE OF WINE. TREMENDOUSLY SIGNIFICANT! ONE COMES DRUNK WITH DIVINE. ONE IS NOT SIMPLY ESCAPING AND HIDING IN A CAVE. NOW FREEDOM IS ONES QUALITY. THE WORLD BECOMES A NEW ADVENTURE. THE CIRCLE IS COMPLETE. NOW YOU DON'T HAVE A MIND, SO THE MARKETPLACE IS AS BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU AS THE SILENT HIMALAYAS; THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. IF YOUR MEDITATION FLOWERS INTO COMPASSION YOU HAVE BECOME A BODHISATTVA; THEN YOU HELPS OTHERS AND YOUR ECSTASY IS BEING SHARED.

Even the vast sky is not so vast as man,
because there may be an end to the sky, but there is no end to man's inquiry.
It is an eternal pilgrimage - beginningless, endless.

THE BULL IS A SYMBOL OF ENERGY, VITALITY, DYNAMISM

CEBARRE'S  Dragon Power

 IT MEANS THE VERY LIFE ITSELF, YOUR INNER POWER, YOUR POTENTIALITY

"In the pasture of this world, I endless push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull."

What are the tall grasses? Symbolic. Poetry talks in symbols.
DESIRES ARE THE TALL GRASSES IN WHICH YOUR BULL IS LOST
So many desires, pulling you to this side and that.

 

If you can understand the quality of your energy, you will be able to understand what is going to fulfil you. Otherwise, not knowing oneself, one goes on running. Stop by the side of the road, meditate a little, reconsider what you are doing, why you are doing it. Don't run in a fever because running will make you run faster. Running will make you, by and by, incapable of stopping. You have your destiny within you. Close your eyes, get in tune with yourself, with your energy, and listen to it -- and whatsoever it says is good for you. Then you will feel fulfilment. By and by, you will come closer and closer to your blooming, to your flowering. But people are afraid to become themselves because if you try to be yourself you will become alone. Everybody is unique and alone. If you search for God you will be alone; but if you search for politics, power, then you will never be left alone. People are afraid of being alone.

AND PEOPLE CAN NEVER NOW THEMESELF IF THEY ARE AFRAID OF BEING ALONE, THEY CAN NEVER SEARCH FOR THE BULL.

And there comes a moment in the search when one feels completely exhausted, tired. But that is exactly the moment when the real search starts. The mind feels tired because the mind is always happy in following maps. The mind says: "What are you doing? Why are you wasting your life? Move back!"

THIS MOMENT COMES IN EVERYBODY'S SEARCH - IT IS AN ESSENTIAL MOMENT

And if you can move, even feeling exhausted, tired, frustrated; if you can still move on and on,
then the mind is dropped and the first glimpses of meditation appear.

"Along the river bank under the trees, I discover footprints!"

Is It Humanly Possible To Jerk Off Too Much?

Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, the rebellion against God assumes the poem about a religious hartebeest. FIRE’s Guide to Religious Liberty! Fuck, What do the poodles say about the religious hot dog vendor?
An Intelligent monkey participated in this sad spectacle.  ...
So I say: FUCK GOD! He is a tyrant, an oppressor, and a ruthless killer. He is a commander of death.

" God is dead - but don't worry, the Holly Virgin Mary is pregnant again!"

Come here,  what's happened, with whom you’re doing it? Take a cock and enjoy it! Your ass, to whom you give?

 The bull never has been lost - because the bull is you.
The bull is your energy, it is your life. The principle of your dynamism is the bull.
The bull has never been lost.

WHAT NEED IS THERE TO SEARCH? - THE VERY UNDERSTANDING IS ENOUGH
 

The why is nonending. Once you understand it, you drop it. The why is ridiculous. It is better to flower, it is better to exist authentically. And this is the beauty of it, that once you start existing authentically, truly, once you stop all nonsense thinking and you start delighting in life.
The answer is possible, but it is going to come like a lived experience.


THE ANSWER IS GOING TO BE EXISTENTIAL - NOT INTELLECTUAL


So the first thing to understand is: drop "why"! Suddenly the energy moves in a new dimension: the dimension of the heart. Heart has no questions, and there hides the answer. It will appear paradoxical, but when your questioning stops, the answer comes.

YOU HAVE TO MOVE DEEP, YOU HAVE TO FALL INTO YOUR OWN ABYSS, INTO THAT INNER SPACE WHERE ONLY YOU ARE AND NOBODY ELSE; NOT EVEN A THOUGH PASSES BY. ONLY IN THAT SPACE  WILL YOU HAVE THE ANSWER.

And Jesus said, "Forget all about it. There are enough dead people in the town, they will bury the dead. You come follow me!" And he followed, he forgot all about his dead father. This is disciplehood! Those who followed Jesus were disciples, but the so-called Christians are not disciples; they are following a dead tradition. Also the so-called Buddhists are not disciples. Your sannyas is not worth anything - you have imitated. Never imitate. Be decisive on your own, and every decision will give you more and more integration. And this is a great decision - to commit yourself, to get involved totally, to move towards the unknown. The mind will create a thousand and one doubts, hesitations; the mind would like to cling to the past - but if you decide, in spite of all this, you rise above your past, you transcend your past.

But don't try to be clever. Try to be authentic and true. Don't try to rationalize... So find a few moments when you can be just "setting still"; immediately you will be in the gaps. Gaps are your real nature. Thoughts come and go. The emptiness within you always remains; it never comes, never goes.

SLOW DOWN A LITTLE. JUST SIT SILENTLY, RELAXED, NOT DOING ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR

Those gaps can be experienced and you can become immensely rich.
And once you have tasted the gaps, then the hold of thoughts on you will disappear.

CREATIVITY NEEDS PASSION, ALIVENESS, ENERGY. CREATIVITY NEEDS THAT YOU SHOULD REMAIN A FLOW, AN INTENSE PASSIONATE FLOW. IF YOU LOOK AT A FLOWER INDIFFERENTLY, THE FLOWER CANNOT BE BEAUTIFUL. THROUGH INDIFFERENCE, EVERYTHING BECOMES INSIGNIFICANT. INDIFFERENCE IS NEGATIVE, IT IS SUICIDAL, IT IS ESCAPIST. ATTAINMENT IS ALWAYS POSITIVE AND ALWAYS CREATIVE. GOD IS CREATIVITY. HOW CAN YOU REACH GOD BY BEING INDIFFERENT? HE CARES ABOUT EVEN SMALL BLADES OF GRASS. HE TAKES SO MUCH CARE TO PAINT A BUTTERFLY AS HE TAKES CARE TO CREATE A BUDDHA. INDIFFERENCE IS A SLOW SUICIDE.


BE IN DEEP LOVE!

SO MUCH THAT YOU COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN YOUR LOVE, THAT YOU BECOME A PURE CREATIVE ENERGY. ONLY THEN DO YOU PARTICIPATE WITH GOD, HAND IN HAND YOU MOVE WITH HIM. CREATIVITY IS MEDITATION, CREATIVITY IS LIFE. EACH CREATIVE ACT BECOMES A REBIRTH FOR THE CREATOR. BE OVERFLOWING!


LOVE MAKES EVERYTHING SACRED

Someone stands before the mirror, looks at his reflection,
and looks at himself looking at his reflection, and so on and so forth.
Because of this, self-consciousness arises - ego is born. Because of this:
man becomes more interested in reflections than in reality, hence man lives in a fiction.

YOU HAVE TO COME BACK HOME;

OTHERWISE YOU GO ON FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY FROM YOURSELF

MIRRORS HAVE TO BE BROKEN

Man is not interested at all in himself.
He is more interested in the opinion of others, what they think about him.

BUT THAT  AGAIN IS A MIRROR

Looking in a mirror and thinking that you are looking at yourself is one of the most absurd things.
The face that is mirrored is not your face; it is just the surface, it is just the periphery. No mirror can mirror your centre.
And the circumference is not you. The circumference goes on changing every moment; it is a flux.

Hence you go on decorating yourself. Your morality, your virtue, is nothing but a decoration
so that in others' eyes you can look beautiful, good, righteous, religious.

BUT THIS IS A GREAT LOOSE

ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS, THEN THE DISCOVERY STARTS

AND THEN YOU ARE IN SEARCH FOR THE BULL

A man who is in search of his self, goes on breaking all mirrors. His smile is authentic. It is not dependent on people, people who are too much concerned about convincing others are empty people, hollow within. If you are a happy man, you don't think about it, that it has to be reflected in others' eyes. Self-knowledge means that you have come to understand one thing: that you have to know yourself immediately, directly - not through others, not via others. How stupid it is to ask somebody: Who am I? How can anybody answer it? Go withinwards - that is the search of the bull.

SEARCH DEEP INSIDE YOURSELF - HERE IS THE SEARCH OF THE BULL

PENETRATE YOUR SAME ENERGY: THE BULL IS THERE!

Once you have understood that you have to seek your identity within yourself,
in total aloneness - you are becoming free from the masses, from the crowd.

INDIVIDUALITY IS BORN, YOU ARE BECOMING AN INDIVIDUAL, UNIQUE. THE EGO IS ALWAYS IN TROUBLE. IT IS A FALSE ENTITY. IT APPEARS AS IF IT IS, AND IT IS NOT. OUT OF FEAR YOU GO ON FOLLOWING OTHERS. OUT OF FEAR YOU CAN NOT BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL. SO IF YOU ARE REALLY IN SEARCH OF THE BULL, THEN DROP FEAR, BECAUSE THE SEARCH IS SUCH THAT YOU WILL BE MOVING IN DANGER, YOU WILL BE TAKING RISKS. AND REMEMBER THE RELIGION THAT YOU NOW ARE ALL ESCAPES; BUT THE RELIGION I'M TALKING ABOUT IS NOT AN ESCAPE - IT IS AN ENCOUNTER. LIFE HAS TO BE ENCOUNTERED. WHATSOEVER COMES BEFORE YOU, YOU HAVE TO LOOK INTO IT DEEPLY, BECAUSE THAT SAME DEPTH IS GOING TO BECOME YOUR SELF-KNOWLEDGE. IF YOU ESCAPE FROM SEX, ANGER, GREED, THIS AND THAT,

YOU WILL BE ESCAPING FROM THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE BULL

AND THEN IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WHO YOU ARE

Meditation is just standing in the open sky, available to everything.

"Here no bull can hide!"

And suddenly the bull is seen!
In great sensitivity, suddenly you become aware of your energy,
pure energy, sheer delight.

Cebarre Mystery

"When one hears the voice, one can sense its source."

"As soon as the six senses merge, the gate is entered."


A real man of understanding lives through all the senses; his touch is total. If a real man of understanding touches you, immediately you will feel a transfer of energy. Suddenly you will feel something inside you has been awakened;

SOMETHING ARISES IN YOU -HIS ENERGY HAS TOUCHED YOUR SLEEPING ENERGY

If you hear the voice of a man of understanding, his content is significant,
but even his voice is significant. Something touches your heart, something soothes you.
His voice surrounds you like a warm blanket, his voice has warmth,
it is not cold.It has a singing quality in it, a poetry.

"Wherever one enters one sees the head of the bull"


And then, when your senses are totally alive and merging into each other, and you have become a pool of energy, where one enters one sees the head of the bull! Your awareness moves through all your senses like salt in water. I seize him with a terrific struggle. But once you have seen the bull, the energy of your being, you can catch hold of it. Of course, it is going to be a struggle, because the mind has remained in power so long.

"His great will and power are inexhaustible."

"He charges to the high plateau, far above the cloud-mists, or in an impenetrable ravine he stands."


THIS ENERGY, THIS BULL, IS INEXHAUSTIBLE. SOMETIMES IT IS STANDING ON THE TOP OF A HILL, AT A PEAK OF EXPERIENCE. SOMETIMES IN A VALLEY, A DEEP RAVINE. DON'T BE AFRAID OF LIFE, THEN YOU BECOME INSENSITIVE SO NOBODY CAN HURT YOU. IF YOU CAN BECOME MORE AND MORE SENSITIVE, EVERYTHING IS BECOMING ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. BEHIND EACH TREE, AND BEHIND EACH ROCK, THE BULL IS HIDING. TOUCH WITH LOVE AND EVEN THE ROCK RESPONDS, AND YOU CAN FEEL THE BULL THERE. LOOK LOVINGLY AT THE STARS AND THE STARS RESPOND; THE BULL IS HIDDEN THERE.

THE BULL IS THE ENERGY OF THE TOTAL. YOU ARE PART OF IT. THE BULL IS ALWAYS WAITING FOR YOU. THAT BULL IS NOT SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE YOU. THE BULL IS YOUR INNERMOST CORE.


Man also lives in an ocean of energy -- the same energy inside, the same energy outside. You are born of it, you live in it, you will dissolve in it. You are missing it because you have never missed it. It has always been there. Just become more sensitive. Listen to the nightingales more deeply. Listen to the trees, the music that surrounds you. Listen to everything, look at everything, touch everything with much intensity and much sensitivity. When you hear anything you become the ears, you touch anything and you become the touch. All the senses become one sensitivity... and suddenly you find you have always been in God, you have always been with God. Sensitivity is the only prayer God-given.

SENSITIVITY IS THE ONLY PRAYER GOD-GIVEN. BE ALERT, BE AWARE!

Hear the song of the nightingale. Allow the sun to touch you and feel the warmth. Let the breeze not only pass by you but pass through you, so it goes on cleansing your heart - Look!

"Willows are green along the shore. Here no bull can hide!"

GOD IS NOT HIDDEN!

Just blindfolds are on your eyes... Those blindfolds are of thoughts, desires, imaginations, dreams, fictions - all fictions.

God is not hidden. If you can drop fictions, if you can renounce fictions, suddenly you are in reality.

So I don't ask you to renounce the world, I ask you to renounce the dreams - that's all!

Life is an adventure of courage, daring, and basically it is trial and error.
One has to go astray many times to come to the right path. One has to be available to many sources.
And don't ask: What is the right path. Wherever you are going, you are going towards God;
-  All paths lead to him.

Be happy! Right this moment you can be happy. Nobody is barring the path.

If you love, love comes in return.... Try to be just happy for no reason at all, and you will be surprised!

Always remember not to find scapegoats - that is a sure way to miss your life!

TRUTH LIBERATES, AND NOTHING ELSE. EVERYTHING ELSE CREATES A BONDAGE, A BURDEN.

A REAL MAN OF TRUST HAS NO BELIEF - HE SIMPLY TRUSTS, BECAUSE HE HAS COME TO NOW HOW BEAUTIFUL THE LIFE IS. AND HE HAS COME TO NOW HOW ETERNAL, TIMELESS, LIFE IS. HE HAS COME TO NOW THAT JUST WITHIN HIMSELF IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD. HE BECOMES A KING, BECAUSE THAT KINGDOM WHICH COMES FROM OUTSIDE IS A FALSE KINGDOM, A DREAM KINGDOM! AND THE MOST AMAZING FACT IS THIS: THAT YOU GO ON CARRYING IT WITHIN YOURSELF COMPLETELY UNAWARE, NOT KNOWING WHAT TREASURES YOU ARE HAVING, AND WHAT TREASURES ARE YOURS JUST TO CLAIM.

IF YOUR SEARCH IS NOT LEADING YOU TOWARDS MORE AND MORE BLISSFUL STATES, WHERE YOU CAN SING AND DANCE, THEN SOMETHING IS WRONG. THEN YOU ARE ON SOME WRONG PATH.

"The struggle is over. Now gain and loss are assimilated."


 

And when the struggle is over, then one understands that everything was right. Gain and loss, both are assimilated. Going astray was also part of growth, and going into the world was also part of the search for God. It was needed! Just look, observe, watch. Anger is also energy - maybe not moving in the right direction, but still the energy is there, part of the bull. Just by watching and observing, you will see the energy is transforming.


Observation is alchemical. It changes the energy, the quality of it.
So go into the world; be finished with the world. Don't be afraid of the world, because if you are afraid you will try to escape half ripe, and to be half ripe is the worst shape to be in. And then a beautiful thing happens... A totally new kind of energy arises in you. Love will become strengthened, love will become vigorous.

WHEN THE ENERGY IS MOVING UPWARD OR INWARD, SEX BECOMES A PART, A SHADOW OF LOVE.

CEBARRE

"I sing the song of the village woodsman and play the tunes of the children."

BEAUTIFUL! ONE BECOMES LIKE CHILDREN - SIMPLE, INNOCENT, HAPPY IN SMALL THINGS

"Astride the bull, I observe the clouds above."

"Onward I go, no matter who may wish to call me back."


I am moving towards the real treasure. So delusions cannot attract me any more, and everything has become beautiful - the clouds in the sky, and the song of the woodsman. The real saint becomes like a small child: simple, almost like an idiot. Saint Francis used to call himself the fool of God. Lao Tzu says: The whole world is clever except me. I am an idiot. One becomes like small children - with no logic; tremendously alive, but not hung up in the head. Energy becomes a flow; now there are no blocks, nothing is frozen, and the boundaries are merged. Then one is not separate from the whole

LIFE BECOMES A SIMPLE SONG, AND BECOMES INNOCENCE. ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT LIFE IS, TREMENDOUS BEAUTY ARISES IN YOUR BEING.

Everything becomes luminous, illumined with God. Each stone becomes a sermon. Each silence becomes a song. Nothingness is coming to you, and only out of this nothingness does God appear. you will have tasted something which is deathless. You will have tasted something of the formless, of the unknown, of the inexpressible, of the eternally elusive. and the now is getting in tune with the divine. This whole universe arises out of nothingness and disappears into nothingness again.

NOTHINGNESS IS THE SOURCE AND THE SEED, THE BEGINNING AND THE END.

Tantra - The Art of Loving

Tantra is purest love. Tantra is the methodology of purifying love of all its poisons. In your love the other will come together, because your love will give freedom; All growth needs love - but unconditional love. Love unconditionally. Don't ask anything in return. Don't be a beggar. In love be an emperor. Just give it and see what happens... a thousandfold it comes back. Tantra is the highest form of love. Tantra is a science.  Love, but not as a need - as a sharing. Love, but don't expect - give.  Love, but be very careful; you are moving on sacred ground. Drop all impurities outside the temple. When you love a person, love the person as if the person is a god, then love becomes worship.


Aloneness means purity. It means that you are pure gold; just gold and nothing else... just you. Love makes you alone. When you are thrilled just by your being, you need not go anywhere. Need has disappeared. You are enough unto yourself. When a flower blooms and releases its fragrance to the winds it feels grateful to the winds - the fragrance was growing more and more heavy on it. It was becoming almost a burden.


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Love should make you a white cloud, completely free, a wanderer in the sky of freedom, with no roots attached anywhere. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before. If you love deeply, by and by you will become aware that your love is becoming more and more meditative. A subtle quality of silence is entering in you. Thoughts are disappearing. The criterion is - listen! - If you meditate and it doesn't become love, know well you have gone wrong somewhere.

Be a God! Recognize your godliness and then there is nothing to achieve. One has simply to start, one has to start to live. Live like a god. There is nothing to be achieved. The door is open - come in ... !!

Float with the river, let go, and by and by you will see now the river is not fighting with you. Then you are in an organic unity with the river. Then you will feel an orgasmic experience - all limitations are transcended - you are the whole. If one allows oneself to be in a deep letgo, one reaches the very source of life and being, one touches the very beginning. Love is nothing but the idea of becoming one again with the whole. Love is the first step towards God. A moment comes when one has to live spontaneously moving absolutely ordinarily; no longer worldly, no longer otherworldly.

"One path of clear light travels on throughout endless time."

"Mediocrity is gone. Mind is clear of limitation. I seek no state of enlightenment."

AND THERE IS NO LIMITATION, THERE IS NO-MIND

ALL STATES ARE TRANSCENDED: ENLIGHTENMENT, NO-ENLIGHTENMENT THE WORLD, NIRVANA

ALL ARE TRANSCENDED. WHIP, ROPE, BULL, THE FIGHTER, ALL HAVE DISAPPEARED

IT IS PURE EMPTINESS - "THE ZERO" HAS BECOME REALITY



The ultimate flowering is when a man is beyond categories.

He lives in the world and yet does not live in the world. He has become the lotus flower.

Now you can be anywhere. Now even hell is heaven and darkness is light

and death is life. Now nothing can distract you.

Your attainment is total, perfect, ultimate.

Be a lotus flower!

WHO BOTHERS? FOR WHAT? YOUR WHOLE ENERGY MOVES HERE NOW

BECOMES AN INFINITE DANCE OF BLISS, HAPPINESS, CELEBRATION - GOD IS TREMENDOUSLY IN FUN

HE IS LIKE A CHILD RUNNING HITHER AND THITHER OUT OF SHEER ENERGY, OVERFLOWING, ENJOYING,

DANCING A THOUSAND AND ONE DANCES, SINGING A THOUSAND AND ONE SONGS

NEVER EXHAUSTED - INFINITE IS HIS PLAY


Once you love and live life, it reveals more and more. Suddenly, one day, it reveals its secretmost center: God. So don't be halfhearted. Be totally in life. God has been for eternity and is not tired yet. He does not know what tiredness is; the energy is still fresh and young. It is as if it is in the beginning right now. The past is not carried. Each moment is a new creation. If there has been an orgasmic flow and your energy has been simply shared and has overflowed, you will feel grateful towards God. You will feel so fulfilled that you would like to give thanks. In that moment you can bless the whole world. Tantra is the highest peak where ego disperses, disappears. One is, but one is not limited. one is a flow; where energy is flowing and moving, and one becomes just a center of so many crisscrossing ways, pathways of energy - the ego disappears. In love one becomes liquid, flows, flows all over.

A RELIGIOUS PERSON IS ONE WHO IS ALWAYS OVERFLOWING WHATSOEVER THE SITUATION.

EVEN IF DEATH COMES TO HIM, DEATH WILL FIND HIM IN A DEEP ORGASM

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ORDINARILY, EVEN LIFE DOES NOT FIND YOU IN DEEP ORGASM, EVEN LOVE HAS NOT FOUND YOU IN DEEP ORGASM. BUT A WISE MAN, EVEN DEATH FINDS HIM IN ORGASM - READY, RECEPTIVE, DANCING, AS IF DEATH IS BRINGING SO MANY MYSTERIES. IT "IS" BRINGING! THAT, TOO, IS A FACE OF GOOD - MAYBE DARK, BUT DARKNESS IS ALSO DIVINE. YOUR BIRTH CAME OUT OF THE UNKNOWN. AND THAT WILL BE YOUR DEATH. IT WILL NOT BE YOUR DECISION. AND BETWEEN THESE TWO, SOMETIMES THERE WILL BE GLIMPSES OF LOVE; THEY WILL ALL BE OF THE UNKNOWN. THEY WILL NOT BE SOMETHING OF YOUR DOING. IN FACT, YOUR DOING IS THE BARRIER ...

"Too many steps have been taken returning to the root and the source."

"The river flows tranquilly on and  the flowers are red."

CEBARRE OIL PAINTING

 

Look at the river undistracted, it moves on. It remains tuned to its own nature, it never goes out of its nature. It remains true to itself. , nothing calls it away, away from itself. Whatsoever happens in the world around, the river goes on being a river - true to itself, it goes on moving. Even if a war is going on,  whatsoever is happening, good or bad, the river remains true to itself. It goes on moving. No flower is trying in any way to imitate any other flower. There is no imitation, no competition, no jealousy. Where has man been missing?

Man is the only being on earth who is not true to himself, whose river is not in tune with itself; who is always looking at somebody else; who is always trying to be somebody else. But you can be only yourself. There is no other possibility. The sooner you understand it the better. You can be only yourself.

DROP ALL IDEALS - ZEN MASTERS SAY:

Even if you meet Buddha on the way, kill him immediately!

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Just be yourself. There is no other goal to be attained. Live alert, delightfully, and everything will be as it should be. Be spontaneous, be natural. Don't live according to rules. Let the rules come out of your naturalness. Zen is the natural religion of man. It is almost religionless religion, godless religion. It is beyond ordinary morality. Your being is pure awareness. It is just awareness, with no forms. Just like a wave arises in the ocean and falls back - no need to do anything. No need to fight, no need to struggle. Forms arise and disappear, you remain a watcher.

YOUR BEING IS PURE AWARENESS: IT IS JUST AWARENESS WITH NO FORMS

Don't say good or bad, just don't say anything.
If can you be just alert, taking note of everything, with no judgment?
Then you have got the key. That is the Zen key. It is a master key;
it unlocks all the locks there are.

THE PROBLEM ARISES WHEN YOU START EVALUATING

NOW YOU ARE GETTING INTO TROUBLE. WATCH ... WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?

THINGS ARE AS THEY ARE. SO GO WATCHING AND YOU GO ON ENJOYING!

ONCE YOU ACCEPT, SUDDENLY THE PROBLEM DISAPPEARSE

EVERYTHING IS IN ITS NATURE. YOU ALSO BE IN YOUR NATURE!

"Barefooted and naked of breast, I mingle with people of the world."

"My clots are ragged and dust-laden and I am ever blissful."

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This mingling with the people of the world is a great recognition, realization, that everybody is divine. So there is no need to go to the Himalayas, there is no need to hide yourself in the seclusion of a monastery, there is no need to keep yourself isolated. Now the division between the world and nirvana is lost. The profane and the sacred - that division is lost. Now everything is sacred or profane, because everything is one. When your eyes are clear, when you attain to clarity, all stones turn into images of God. When you have the realization of your own being, suddenly you have realized the whole. Wherever I am, bliss surrounds me. Now, it is something that has become my intrinsic quality; it has become my nature, I am bliss.

"Now before me, the trees become alive. I use no magic to extend my life."

In fact there is no question of extending life. One lives eternally.

Now there is no death, so what is the point of extending life?

Zen is not interested in long life, because Zen says: Once you understand yourself, then there is eternal life. Who bothers about a long life? A man of understanding knows there is no death. It happens only because you are identified with the body and you don't know yourself. But if you are not identified with the body and you know yourself as the witnessing soul, as the consciousness, as the awareness, then there is no death.

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When you are alive, whatsoever you touch becomes alive.

When you are dead, whatsoever you touch you kill.

Your touch becomes poisonous.

INSIDE MY GATE, A THOUSAND SAGES DO NOT KNOW ME.

THE BEAUTY OF MY GARDEN IS INVISIBLE. WHY SHOULD ONE SEARCH FOR THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE PATRIARCHS?

I GO TO THE MARKETPLACE WITH MY BOTTLE AND RETURN HOME WITH MY STICK.

 I VISIT THE WINE SHOP AND THE MARKET ...

Everyone I look upon - becomes enlightened ...


Look at me now!
I'm gonna wake you up ...!

 


SANDY RODELLA

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MIRAMARE TRIESTE

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The base for the creation is an discourse by OSHO
March 1976 in Poona, India - "The Search"