The site is no longer in service. I loved it. The music was so great and the vids.
Good thing I check Links occasionally.
Here today gone tomorrow.
But Buddha has not talked about joy either, because there is still one thing that goes beyond joy. He calls it bliss. Bliss is total. It is neither physiological nor psychological nor spiritual. It knows no division, it is indivisible. It is total in one sense and transcendental in another sense. Buddha only talks about two words. The first is pleasure; it includes happiness. The second is bliss; it includes joy.
Yesterday, I was feeling rather lonely. All my friends have either moved away or are into things I am not. I myself choose to not associate with them. I have prior issues with codependency and addiction. For now it seems wise for me to step back. I decided for some input I would go to OSHO… and look what came up.
Tips for Living
Accept that some days you’re the pigeon,
and some days you’re the statue.
Always keep your words soft and sweet,
just in case you have to eat them.
Always read stuff that will make you look
good if you die in the middle of it.
Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that
can be recalled by their maker.
If you can’t be kind, at least have the
decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20, and never see
that person again, it was probably worth it.
It may be that your sole purpose in life
is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Never buy a car you can’t push.
Never put both feet in your mouth at the
same time, because then you don’t
have a leg to stand on.
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.
Just get up and dance.
The early worm gets eaten by the bird,
so sleep late.
When everything’s coming your way,
you’re in the wrong lane.
Birthdays are good for you; the more
you have, the longer you live.
Ever notice that the people who are late
are often much jollier than the people
who have to wait for them?
If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t
more people happy?
Some mistakes are too much fun
to only make once.
Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery
on a detour.
Happiness comes through doors you
didn’t even know you left open.
Have an awesome day, and know that
someone has thought about you today….
When you are alone you are not alone, you are simply lonely – and there is a tremendous difference between loneliness and aloneness. When you are lonely you are thinking of the other, you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state. You are feeling that it would have been better if the other were there – your friend, your wife, your mother, your beloved, your husband. It would have been good if the other were there, but the other is not. Loneliness is the absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself. Aloneness is very positive. It is a presence, overflowing presence. You are so full of presence that you can fill the whole universe with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
When there is no “significant other” in our lives we can either be lonely, or enjoy the freedom that solitude brings. When we find no support among others for our deeply felt truths, we can either feel isolated and bitter, or celebrate the fact that our vision is strong enough even to survive the powerful human need for the approval of family, friends or colleagues.
If you are facing such a situation now, be aware of how you are choosing to view your “aloneness” and take responsibility for the choice you have made.
The humble figure in this card glows with a light that emanates from within. One of Gautam Buddha’s most significant contributions to the spiritual life of humankind was to insist to his disciples, “Be a light unto yourself.” Ultimately, each of us must develop within ourselves the capacity to make our way through the darkness without any companions, maps or guide.
People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves. They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism, a charisma that can take out alive, young people from the traditional imprisonment….
The enlightened man cannot be enslaved – that is the difficulty – and he cannot be imprisoned…. Every genius who has known something of the inner is bound to be a little difficult to be absorbed; he is going to be an upsetting force. The masses don’t want to be disturbed, even though they may be in misery; they are in misery, but they are accustomed to the misery. And anybody who is not miserable looks like a stranger.
The enlightened man is the greatest stranger in the world; he does not seem to belong to anybody. No organization confines him, no community, no society, no nation.
The powerful and authoritative figure in this card is clearly the master of his own destiny. On his shoulder is an emblem of the sun, and the torch he holds in his right hand symbolizes the light of his own hard-won truth.
Whether he is wealthy or poor, the Rebel is really an emperor because he has broken the chains of society’s repressive conditioning and opinions. He has formed himself by embracing all the colors of the rainbow, emerging from the dark and formless roots of his unconscious past and growing wings to fly into the sky. His very way of being is rebellious – not because he is fighting against anybody or anything, but because he has discovered his own true nature and is determined to live in accordance with it. The eagle is his spirit animal, a messenger between earth and sky.
The Rebel challenges us to be courageous enough to take responsibility for who we are and to live our truth.
Zen, or meditation, is the method which will help you to go through the chaos, through the dark night of the soul, balanced, disciplined, alert. The dawn is not far away, but before you can reach the dawn, the dark night has to be passed through. And as the dawn comes closer, the night will become darker.
The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that he has the potentiality to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because unknown is the path, nothing is guaranteed.
Nothing can be guaranteed. Thousand and one are the hazards of the journey, many are the pitfalls – and the seed is secure, hidden inside a hard core. But the seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops the hard shell which is its security, it starts moving. Immediately the fight starts: the struggle with the soil, with the stones, with the rocks. And the seed was very hard and the sprout will be very, very soft and dangers will be many.
There was no danger for the seed, the seed could have survived for millennia, but for the sprout many are the dangers. But the sprout starts towards the unknown, towards the sun, towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why. Great is the cross to be carried, but a dream possesses the seed and the seed moves.
The same is the path for man. It is arduous. Much courage will be needed.
This card shows a small wildflower that has met the challenge of the rocks and stones in its path to emerge into the light of day. Surrounded by an aura of bright golden light, it exposes the majesty of its tiny self. Unashamed, it is equal to the brightest sun.
When we are faced with a very difficult situation we have a choice: we can either be resentful, and try to find somebody or something to blame for the hardships, or we can face the challenge and grow.
The flower shows us the way, as its passion for life leads it out of the darkness and into the light. There is no point fighting against the challenges of life, or trying to avoid or deny them. They are there, and if the seed is to become the flower we must go through them. Be courageous enough to grow into the flower you are meant to be.
You are out of jail, out of the cage; you can open your wings and the whole sky is yours. All the stars and the moon and the sun belong to you. You can disappear into the blueness of the beyond….Just drop clinging to this cage, move out of the cage and the whole sky is yours. Open your wings and fly across the sun like an eagle.
In the inner sky, in the inner world, freedom is the highest value – everything else is secondary, even blissfulness, ecstasy. There are thousands of flowers, uncountable, but they all become possible in the climate of freedom.
The bird pictured on this card is looking out from what seems to be a cage. There is no door, and actually the bars are disappearing. The bars were an illusion, and this small bird is being summoned by the grace and freedom and encouragement of the others. It is spreading its wings, ready to take flight for the very first time.
The dawn of a new understanding – that the cage has always been open, and the sky has always been there for us to explore – can make us feel a little shaky at first. It’s fine, and natural to be shaky, but don’t let it overshadow the opportunity to experience the lightheartedness and adventure on offer, right there alongside the shakiness.
Move with the sweetness and gentleness of this time. Feel the fluttering within. Spread your wings and be free.
“He invoked complete inner freedom and the responsibility to oneself, not demanding superficial behavioural changes, but a deeper, inner transformation.Desires were to be accepted and surpassed rather than denied.Once this inner flowering had taken place, desires such as that for sex would be left behind”
I like that word surpassed.
Ok,get a piece of paper.I will write mine here and hopefully will not feel the desire to delete it.
” a little experiment. Close your doors and sit in the room, and just start writing your thoughts – whatsoever comes in your mind.
Don’t change them, because you need not show this piece of paper to anybody.
Just go on writing for ten minutes and then look at them: this is what your thinking is.
If you look at them, you will think this is some madman’s work.
If you show that piece of paper to your most intimate friend, he will also look at you and think, ”Have you gone crazy?”
And it is the same situation with him also.
But we go on hiding the craziness.
We have faces, and behind those faces we are madmen.”
Now, do it,get a piece of paper and just write ,do not think,randomness.
Don’t read any further until we exchange writings .OK ?
Just reply or private message me your nothingness and random writings.
Ok,that was smooth
I really was supposed to be in the shower but I peed my pants now I have to take a shower.
The cat has been eating centipedes.I try to catch what I can and put them outside for their safety.
They are so neat centipedes.
All those legs and yet they all work so smoothly together.
You know I really wish I knew the keyboard.But I still type fast with two hands even.
I’ve done a lot of journeying and web page design over the years.
I need a good kiss and hug ?
Hugs are easier.
I guess kissing is probably over rated since so few know how too really kiss a person.
For starters we did this wrong.The instructions were too using a piece of paper and I asked you too reply with your randomness.
Also the instructions said nothing about typing it out in notepad and then pasting it in here.
But that is not what I did.
I did it here with no safety net to delete, proofread what have you.safty doesn’t look spelled right safety there ya go.
What do you have ?
You wasn’t expose to read mine until we exchanged…Remember the instructions ???? Expose doesn’t look right maybe it is suppose to be supposed …OK.
Oh and it said to close the door and write on a piece of paper.
I do not follow directions very well at all.
My shower awaits me.
The Philosophical Frog and the Centipede – YouTube.
This man makes me SMILE 🙂
Death has been on my mind.
Not a fear of it;but more of an interest in the effect someone’s death has on us.
I was not present when my father died.
My thoughts tend to wonder and reflect on what his last thoughts were and if he felt pain.
I have been listening to my album “The Essence” by Deva Premal and doing research on ZEN.
Below are excerpts from the book “No Water_No Moon by OSHO
THIS WAY AND THAT WAY,
I TRIED TO KEEP THE PAIL TOGETHER,
HOPING THE WEAK BAMBOO
WOULD NEVER BREAK.
SUDDENLY THE BOTTOM FELL OUT.
NO MORE WATER;
NO MORE REFLECTION OF THE FULL MOON
IN THE WATER –EMPTINESS IN MY HAND.
Go with emptiness in your hand, because that’s all… that’s all I can offer to you, and nothing is greater than that. This is my gift: go with emptiness in your hand.
If you can carry emptiness in your hand, then everything becomes possible. Don’t carry possessions, don’t carry knowledge, don’t carry anything that fills the pot and becomes the water, because then you will be seeing only the reflection.
In wealth, in possessions, in houses, in cars, in prestige, you will see only the reflection
of the full moon.
And the full moon is there waiting for you.
Let the bottom drop! Don’t try this way and that way to protect the old pail.
It is not worth it.
Don’t protect yourself, it is not worth it.
Let the pail break down, let the water flow, let the moon in the water disappear, because only then will you be able to raise your eyes towards the real moon.
It is always there in the sky – but emptiness in the hand is needed.
Remain more and more empty, think yourself more and more empty, behave more and more as if you are empty.
By and by, by and by,you will have the taste of it. And once the taste comes, it is so beautiful.
Once you know the taste of emptiness, you have known the very meaning of life.
Carry emptiness,drop the pail of water which is your ego, your mind and your thoughts, and remember: no water, no moon – emptiness in the hand.
No Water No Moon
You are unique – remember. And something unique is going to happen to you which has never happened before, which will never happen again.
Not only your fingerprints are unique, your soul is unique.
Everybody is born alone, goes alone; and in the middle of these two, coming and going, you may delude yourself that you are with somebody, but you still remain alone.
Because if you are in the beginning alone and in the end alone, how in the middle can you be with somebody?
The wife, the husband, the friend, the society, are all illusions.
You remain alone, aloneness is your nature.
You can be deluded, that’s all.
You can have dreams, that’s all, but the other remains always the other and there is no meeting point.
If you have come to know that, ”I come alone, and I go alone,” then there is no coming and no going,because the soul is never born, never dies.
Life is an eternal continuum.
It never comes, never goes.
This body may have been born, this body may die – but that life, the energy,the self, the soul, or whatsoever you call the consciousness that exists in this body, has never been born and will not die.
That consciousness is continuous.
There has never been any break in it.