Loneliness vs. Aloneness

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Loneliness is emptiness, aloneness is fullness.

In loneliness you are missing the other, in aloneness you are enjoying yourself.

Aloneness is the most sacred experience of life.

 

Osho

 

Meditation

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And what is MEDITATION? It does not mean meditating upon something; the English word is misleading. In English there is no word adequate enough to translate Buddha’s word samasati. It has been translated as meditation, as right mindfulness, as awareness, as consciousness, alertness, watchfulness, witnessing – but there is not really a single word which has the quality of samasati.

Samasati means: consciousness is, but without any content.

There is no thought, no desire, nothing is stirred in you. You are not contemplating about God or about great things… nature and its beauty, the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas, and their immensely significant statements. You are not contemplating! You are not concentrating on any special object either. You are not chanting a mantra, because those are all things of the mind, those are all contents of the mind.

You are not doing anything! The mind is utterly empty, and you are simply there in that emptiness. A kind of presence, a pure presence, with nowhere to go – utterly relaxed into oneself, at rest, at home.

That is the meaning of Buddha’s meditation.

 

You Are Filled With Your Own Awareness

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You are not filled with straw, you are filled with your own awareness.

You are not filled with furniture, cars, houses, money, and other nonsense.

You are just filled with your being, the sheer am-ness, the sheer existence.

Osho

 

Beyond This Moment, Nothing Exists

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My concern is the immediate, this moment. Beyond this moment nothing exists. The only time that is existential is now and the only space that matters is here. So I don’t care what happens in the future. Neither the past nor the future have any validity.

But that is the way of the mind. The mind can only think in terms of past and future, the mind cannot experience the present. It deviates from the present continuously. The mind is like a pendulum, it moves to the left, the far left, or to the right, the far right. Either it is leftist or rightist, and my whole approach is to be exactly in the middle.

The word for the middle which Gautam Buddha used is very beautiful. He called MAJJIM NIKAYA, ‘the way of the exact middle.’

If you can keep the pendulum in the middle, the clock stops. The clock represents the mind, and not just literally, not just as a metaphor. Mind is time. Time consists of two tenses, not three. The present is not part of time. The past is time, the future is time. The present is the penetration of the beyond into the world of time.

 

Osho

The Goose is Out #10

My New Website

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My website is going up today. My reason for having it created is to connect with the people who have expressed interest since the WWC series came out. While finishing the book remains my number one priority, I am also continuing to do life coaching sessions, public speaking programs, and sharing about Osho. If you have any interest in any of those things, I look forward to hearing from you. I will include both my own understandings and experiences as well as Osho’s insights in my blog posts. I welcome your feedback.

Osho’s vision is the transformation of the consciousness of the planet, moving from what we have to the garden it could be if we just choose love and acceptance over fear and separation. It is my work to support that vision in whatever way I can. Deep gratitude abides.

 

Niren

Niren’s Book Status

Numerous friends have been offering encouragement about my book, and asking when it is going to be available. So here’s the story. When the Netflix series came out, I was 90% complete with a first draft of a discussion and analysis of the major legal cases and events involving Osho and the community during the time Osho was in the United States. That book would be very dense, and not likely to be popular with the general reading public. Since the Netflix series came out, I have been approached by several literary agents. The book they want and believe will be well received by the reading public, is the story of my life, work and relationship with Osho, his vision and work, and the development through destruction of the city/commune, with a less dense presentation of the law cases.

My focus and intention remain the same: to clear Osho’s name as he asked of me. I am writing the book in the form suggested by the literary agents with the understanding that the book in that format will reach the maximum number of readers, thus having the maximum impact in correcting the misunderstanding of Osho and his work. So, I’m writing that book. Right now, I’m writing a book proposal, and anticipate having the book itself finished in as close to six months as possible. I will also finish the detailed legal analysis of all of the cases after I complete this book.

I am changing the format, as suggested, to ride the wave of interest in Osho and, strangely enough, in me. I will provide reports on progress from time to time if there is expressed interest in same.

Love,

Niren

The Truth Exists in Aloneness

The way to understand me is to always remember that I am insisting — from every corner, in every possible way — only on a single target, and that is your innermost being. Whatever I may have said… never be too much concerned with what is said. Be concerned about what it indicates.

I want you to drop all games — worldly games, spiritual games, games that the whole of humanity has played up to now. These games keep you retarded. These games hinder you from growing into consciousness, into your own ultimate flowering. I want to cut away all this rubbish that prevents you.

I want to leave you alone, absolutely alone, so that you cannot take anybody’s help, so you cannot cling to any prophet, so that you cannot think that Gautam Buddha is going to save you. Left alone — utterly alone — you are bound to find your innermost center.

There is no way, nowhere to go, no adviser, no teacher, no master. It seems hard, it seems harsh, but I am doing it because I love you, and the people who have not done it have not loved you at all. They loved themselves and they loved to have a big crowd around themselves — the bigger the crowd, the more they feel nourished in their egos.

That’s why I called even enlightenment the last game. The sooner you drop it, the better. Why not just simply be? Why unnecessarily hurry here and there? You are what existence wants you to be. Just relax.

Osho thanks Pratap. This is a beautiful reminder.

 

The Power of Love

Sitting alone in your room, be loving. Radiate love. Fill the whole room with your love energy, as if you are in an 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.

Osho

 

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