S H A R I N G
“You possess only that which you can give. Only by giving do you become the possessor. If you cannot give, then you are not in possession, you are not the master. Then the thing that you think you possess, is possessing you. Then you are possessed by your possession.
Charity is a beautiful flowering of one who has, one who is in possession of his being; one who is not poor, one who is rich.
This man may be a beggar on the streets. It has nothing to do with your bank balance. The rich man may be a beggar, but if he has his being, authentic being, if he can love, if he can sing, if he can dance, if he can see poetry in the world, he is rich. He may not have anything at all. As far as material things go, he may not have anything. But he has something of the spiritual… something which cannot be taken away from him.
Observe this fact: that which you really possess cannot be taken away from you.
You can only give it — if you want — but nobody can take it away. That which you don’t possess, and by which you are possessed, you can never give — it can only be stolen or taken away, robbed.
Your love cannot be robbed. There is no way to rob it. You can give it voluntarily, you can give it freely, but nobody can rob it. You can be killed, but your love cannot be killed. There exists no way to murder love.
Love seems to be more eternal than your so-called life. Your life can be destroyed very easily… just a hit on the head, just a bullet through the heart; very simple… but nothing can destroy love. Love seems to be the only eternal thing; something not belonging to the world of time. You can give it, but nobody can take it.
Your money, your respectability, your power, your prestige — they all can be taken away from you. That which can be taken away from you creates a clinging in the mind. You become poorer and poorer, because you have to cling more and more, you have to protect more and more, and you are always afraid and trembling.
The so-called rich people are continuously trembling… trembling. Deep down they are always afraid because they know that that which they have can be taken away. They can never be certain about it. The very uncertainty goes on eating their heart like a worm. You possess only that which grows out of you, which belongs to you, which is rooted in you.
A rich man is one who has poetry in life, dance in life, celebration in life, silence in life, centeredness in life, rootedness in life… who blooms into his inner sky.
The rich man is one who is so full, like clouds in the rainy season… ready to shower on anybody who becomes available. Or like an opening bud… ready to share its fragrance with any wind that passes by, or any traveller that comes by.
Sharing is overflowing.
Buddha says this is one of the most difficult things — to try to share that which you don’t have — and that’s what people are doing. They go on trying to love without ever considering the fact that love has not yet grown in their heart. In fact, you don’t love yourself — how can you love others? The basic is missing, the very basic is missing.
You are not happy alone — how can you be happy together with somebody else?
If you are unhappy alone, when you come together with somebody, you will bring your unhappiness to be shared. That’s all you have — your poverty, your rottenness, your misery, your depression, your sadness, your angst, anxiety, anguish… your disease.
Try to possess something — that which cannot be taken away by anybody, not even by death. Difficult, but possible. It looks impossible. How to be loving without finding a lover? Our whole mind has been conditioned in a wrong way.
You can dance without the audience; why can’t you love without there being somebody? You can sing without a listener; why can’t you love without a lover?
Your mind has been conditioned wrongly. You think you can love only when there is somebody to love.
Practise love. Sitting alone in your room, be loving. Radiate love. Fill the whole room with your love energy. Feel vibrating with a new frequency, feel swaying as if you are in the ocean of love. Create vibrations of love energy around you.
And you will start feeling immediately that something is happening — something in your aura is changing, something around your body is changing; a warmth is arising around your body… a warmth like deep orgasm. You are becoming more alive. Something like sleep is disappearing. Something like awareness is arising.
Sway into this ocean. Dance, sing, and let your whole room be filled with love.
In the beginning it feels very weird. When for the first time you can fill your room with love energy, your own energy, which goes on falling and rebouncing on you and makes you so happy, one starts feeling, ‘Am I hypnotising myself?
Am I deluded? What is happening?’ Because you have always thought that love comes from somebody else. A mother is needed to love you, a father, a brother, a husband, a wife, a child — but somebody.
Love that depends on somebody is a poor love. Love that is created within you, love that you create out of your own being, is real energy. Then move anywhere with that ocean surrounding you and you will feel that everybody who comes close to you is suddenly under a different kind of energy.
People will look at you with more open eyes. You will be passing them and they will feel that a breeze of some unknown energy has passed them; they will feel fresher. Hold somebody’s hand and his whole body will start throbbing. Just be close to somebody and that man will start feeling very happy for no reason at all.
You can watch it. Then you are becoming ready to share. Then find a lover, then find a right receptivity for you.”
— OSHO, Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 2, Chapter #1 - Aug 1976
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December 11 1931 ― January 19 1990
NOTE: Photo from Velvet 11:11 21.12.2012 (UMT) Auckland New Zealand
What if there was no money? - A beautiful 3min video… please enjoy.
A creative heart, obsessed with satisfying
this dormant and uncaring society
you have given them the stars at night
and u have given them
Bountiful Bouquets of Sunflowers
but 4 u there is only contempt
and though u pour yourself into that fame
and present it so proudly this world
could not accept your masterpieces
from the heart.
So on that starry night u gave 2 us
and u took away from us
the one thing we never acknowledged
Real as a dream
What shall I do with this great opportunity to fly?
What is the interpretation of this planet, this moon?
if I can dream that I dream / and dream anything dreamable / can I dream
I am awake / and why do that?
When I dream in a dream that I wake / up what
happens when I try to move?
I dream that I move
and the effort moves and moves
till I move / and my arm hurts
Then I wake up / dismayed / I was dreaming / I was waking
when I was dreaming still / just now.
and try to remember next time in dreams
that I am in dreaming.
And dream anything I want when I’m awaken.
When I’m in awakeness what do I desire?
I desire to fulfill my emotional belly.
My whole body my heart in my fingertops thrill with some old fulfillments.
Pages of celestial rhymes burning fire-words
unconsumable but disappear.
Arcane parchments my own and the universe the answer.
Belly to Belly and knee to knee.
The hot spurt of my body to thee and thee
old boy / dreamy Earl / you Prince of Paterson / now king of me / lost
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“There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”
“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”
“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
“Wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us, come because actually deserve them? So now I take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the Universe”
“The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.”
“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms”
“Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.”
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”
“It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
“What makes the universe so hard to comprehend is that there’s nothing to compare it with.”
“The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it”
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players, (ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
“The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness.”
“We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it”
“The universe is a machine where you have been placed, and like a machine the outcome can be known. Every battle has already been won or lost. All that is left is for you to choose your side.”
“The question is not so much whether there is life on Mars as whether it will continue to be possible to live on Earth”
Teilhard de Chardin
“The size of the universe depresses many people, but not me, I’m delighted at it”
“May my soul bloom in love for all existence.”
“In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time.”
Edward P. Tryon
“Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity.”
Werner von Braun
Balance is beautiful.
(Link above to ANTIX - Lost and Found)
Words are gay.
Be kind to your local Nazi.
C O M P A R I S O N
“Comparison is a disease, one of the greatest diseases. And we are taught from the very beginning to compare. Your mother starts comparing you with other children, your father starts comparing you with other children. The teacher compares you: ”Look at Johnny, how well he is doing, and you are no good at all! Look at others…” From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul — because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible. I am just myself and you are just yourself. There is nobody else in the world you can be compared with.
Do you compare a marigold with a roseﬂower? You don’t compare. Do you compare a mango with an apple? You don’t compare. You know they are different! Comparison is not possible.
And man is not a species because each man is unique. There has never been any individual like you before and there will never be again. You are utterly unique. This is your privilege, your prerogative, God’s blessing, that He has made you unique. Don’t compare. Comparison will bring trouble. […]
If you fall victim to this disease of comparison, naturally you will either become very egoistic or you will become very bitter; it depends on whom you compare yourself with. If you compare yourself with those who seem to be bigger than you, higher than you, greater than you, you will become bitter. You will become a complaint against God, an anger: ”Why am I not greater than I am? Why am I not like that person? Why am I not physically so beautiful, so strong? Why am I not intelligent? Why am I not this, not that?” And there are millions of things in the world….
If you compare yourself with the people who are greater in some way than you, you will become bitter, very bitter. Your life will become poisoned by the comparison. You will remain always in a state of depression, as if God has deceived you, betrayed you, as if you have been let down.
Or if you compare yourself with people who are smaller than you, in some way lesser than you, then you will become very egoistic. This is one of the reasons why politicians are always surrounded by people smaller than themselves. They collect them; that is their joy. They collect smaller people around themselves so that they can look bigger than they are by comparison. It is stupid, but one cannot expect anything more from a politician.
Rich people are always surrounded by those who are smaller. They feel good, very good, great in comparison to those people.
But ordinarily people always look at others’ houses, their successes, their achievements, and feel very bitter against God. In the world, religion cannot prosper because people cannot pray to a god who has betrayed them from the very beginning, who has made them so small, so ugly. How can they be thankful towards him? Impossible. And without thankfulness there is no prayer, and without prayer there is no religion.
But a man who understands the uniqueness of everybody can be religious, can only be religious, because he feels immense gratitude for whatsoever God has given to him. If you don’ t compare, then you are neither bigger nor smaller, neither ugly nor beautiful, neither intelligent nor stupid. If you don’t compare, you are simply yourself And in that state of simply being yourself, spring comes, ﬂowers come, because a deep acceptance of life and a deep gratitude towards God helps to bring
— OSHO, Guida Spirituale Chapter #5
“Man creates comparison because ego is possible only if continuously nourished by comparison. But then you will have two outcomes: sometimes you will feel superior, and sometimes you will feel inferior. And the possibility of feeling inferior is greater than the possibility of feeling superior, because there are millions of people — somebody is more beautiful than you, somebody is taller than you, somebody is stronger than you, somebody seems to be more intelligent than you, somebody is more learned than you, somebody is more successful, somebody is more famous, somebody is this, somebody is that. If you just go on comparing millions of people, you will gather a great inferiority complex. It doesn’t exist, it is your creation.”
— OSHO, The Book of Wisdom Chapter #19
“Don’t compare, there is no need. Comparison is one of the greatest calamities that has fallen on humanity. You are perfect as you are. Love yourself, respect yourself. If you are not going to respect yourself, who is going to respect you/ If you are not going to love yourself, who is going to love you? People don’t respect themselves, and expect everybody else to respect them. They don’t love themselves, and want the whole world to fall in love with them. Now you are asking impossibles — these things cannot happen. Love yourself, respect yourself — and a person who respects himself never compares. Comparison is a disrespect.”
— OSHO, The Divine Melody Chapter #10
This is our whole life’s struggle: Who is the greatest? And we waste our life in this struggle. This is politics, this is not religion. Wherever ego is, there is politics. Once the ego goes, then there is no politics, then you don’t compare yourself with anybody, because each individual is incomparable. Each individual is unique, so unique that comparison is not possible. You don’t put yourself higher and you don’t put yourself lower: you are simply different. There is no question of putting yourself higher or lower. You are you and somebody else is somebody else; there is no question of comparison. Remember, when ego disappears, comparison disappears. And when comparison disappears, competitiveness disappears, and there arises great peace. […]
What is your anxiety? What is it that creates anguish, competition, comparison, conflict in you? — the effort to be the greatest, to be the first. And everybody is trying to be the first, hence the war-like quality that surrounds society.
— OSHO, I Say Unto You, Vol. 2 Chapter #3
“Naturally, you have this body, this being, you are rooted in it – enjoy it, cherish it, celebrate it! And there is no question of pride or ego because you are not comparing yourself with anybody. Ego comes only with comparison. Self-love knows no comparison — you are you, that’s all. You are not saying that somebody else is inferior to you; you are not comparing at all. Whenever comparison comes, know well it is not love; it is a trick somewhere, a subtle strategy of the ego. […]
Love knows no comparison, love simply loves without comparing.”
— OSHO, The Secret Chapter #18
“Everyone is born unique. No comparison is possible. You are you, and I am me. A Buddha is a Buddha, and a Christ is a Christ. And no comparison is possible. If you compare, you create superiority, inferiority — the ways of the ego. And then, of course, great desire arises to compete, great desire arises to defeat others. And you remain in fear of whether you are going to make it or not, because it is a very violent struggle: everybody is trying the same — to become the first!
In this world, it is very difficult to find a happy man — because nobody is fulfilling the condition of being happy. The first condition is: drop all comparison. Drop all stupid ideas of being superior and inferior. You are neither superior nor inferior. You are simply yourself! There exists no one like you with whom you can be compared. Then suddenly you are at home.”
— OSHO, The Perfect Master, Vol. 2 Chapter #8
My head feels like a frisbee; twice its normal size.
Feels like a football and someone’s moved the goal posts. Everything is slightly out of joint and weird; disconnected.
I had to hold onto the walls.
And we noticed that women, especially the hippy ladies, started reacting differently.
With your permission their nipples get hard; they start dancing in a whole other kind of way.
Catching butterflies in the air.
People get goosepimples. They laugh, they cry at the same time. They get horny and holy at the same time- you see them.
This one brought me down to my knees.
I had to hold onto the wall.
My knees shaking, quivering.
My head feels like a frisbee.