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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Clash With An Enlightened Man ~by Osho

It happened that one Zen master was passing through a street. A man came running and hit him hard. The master fell down. Then he got up and started to walk in the same direction in which he was going before, not even looking back.  A disciple was with the master. He was simply shocked. He said, “Who is this man? What is this? If one lives in such a way, then anybody can come and kill you. And you have not even looked at that person, who he is, and why he did it.”
The master said, “That is his problem, not mine.”
You can clash with an enlightened man, but that is your problem, not his. And if you are hurt in that clash, that too is your own problem. He cannot hurt you. And it is like knocking against a wall – you will be hurt, but the wall has not hurt you.
~by Osho

Monday, April 25, 2011

Find That Separateness Inherently Unsatisfactory ~by Adyashanti

The main force of separation is fear. The experience of separation, although it is illusory, it seems to be a natural stage in the development of consciousness. I even see this sort of ego development with it that comes a sense of separation. It all has to do with how our brain works and the immense power that thought has and it all sort of starts to create this sense of self and so I see that sense of separate self as ultimately illusory but actual quite natural stage of development, but then I think that when you get to the threshold, which I think is where a lot of people are now.

They’ve experienced that separateness and they find that it’s inherently unsatisfactory, not only for oneself, but very unsatisfactory for the world, very unhealthy for the world. And then you feel that pull, right, there’s something else, but that’s when you often start to uncover this tremendous fear, because it’s a sort of death. Moving beyond the separate self it’s a death of an identity. And, on the level of thought, it’s like, it’s a death, it’s very abstract to talk about it or describe it, but when it starts to happen to you, and you literally feel like you’re going to die or you look in and you see the emptiness of the separate self, and it sounds very spiritual, but when you actually see it, it can really be quite terrifying, quite shocking.

~by Adyashanti

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

To Wake-Up Is The Greatest Healing ~Mooji

If there is a healing to be made, the healing would be to wake-up. This is the greatest healing. To wake-up from the sleep of thinking we're what we're not. That would be the great healing, because with this healing the world is somehow, becomes awake even in your own heart.


Mooji's Website: http://www.mooji.org/

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Your Inner Compass

Remember to always go with that inner knowing inside of you on whatever decisions you make in your life. Some will knock you down and some will build you up, but no matter what, you are your best compass and acknowledging that is the empty canvass where you begin to paint the rest of your life.

~Written by Pamela J. Wells