Peace from Within

marți, decembrie 06, 2011

The Original and the Nonconformist OSHO



I FEEL SHOCKED WHEN OSHO USED THE WORD 'FUCK' BUT... read bellow and you will understand what he wished to transmit us:


"Sargamo, it is one of the most beautiful words.
The English language should be proud of it.
I don't think any other language has such a beautiful word.
One Tom from California has done some great research on it.
I think he must be the famous Tom of Tom, Dick and Harry fame.
He says: One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word 'fuck'.
It is one magical word: just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love.
In language it falls into many grammatical categories.
It can be used as a verb, both transitive (John fucked Mary) and intransitive (Mary was fucked by John), and as a noun (Mary is a fine fuck).
It can be used as an adjective (Mary is fucking beautiful).
As you can see there are not many words with the versatility of 'fuck'.
Besides the sexual meaning, there are also the following uses:

Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lot.
Ignorance: Fucked if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am fucked now!
Aggression: Fuck you!
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can't understand this fucking job.
Incompetence: He is a fuck-off.
Suspicion: What the fuck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a fucking good time.
Request: Get the fuck out of here!
Hostility: I am going to knock your fucking head off!
Greeting: How the fuck are you?
Apathy: Who gives a fuck?
Innovation: Get a bigger fucking hammer.
Surprise: Fuck! You scared the shit out of me!
Anxiety: Today is really fucked. And it is very healthy too."

If you have to create a new world, a new civilization, a new art, everything new ...


If you have to create a new world, a new civilization, a new art, everything new, not contaminated by tradition, by fear, by ambitions, if you have to create something anonymous which is yours and mine, a new society, together, in which there is not you and me but an "our ness," must there not be a mind that is completely anonymous, therefore alone? This implies, does it not, that there must be a revolt against conformity, a revolt against respectability, because the respectable man is the mediocre man because he wants something, he is dependent on influence for his happiness, on what his neighbor thinks, on what his guru thinks, on what the Bhagavad-Gita or the Upanishads or the Bible or the Christ says. His mind is never alone. He never walks alone, but he always walks with a companion, the companion of his ideas.

Is it not important to find out, to see, the whole significance of interference, of influence, the establishment of the "me," which is the contradiction of the anonymous? Seeing the whole of that, does not the question inevitably arise: Is it possible immediately to bring about that state of mind that is not influenced, which cannot be influenced by its own experience or by the experience of others, a mind that is incorruptible, that is alone? Then only is there a possibility of bringing about a different world, a different culture, a different society in which happiness is possible.

J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

miercuri, noiembrie 16, 2011

Life is beautiful ... sometimes...


It is easy to love the people far away.
It is not always easy to love those close to us
Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
(Mother Teresa)

sâmbătă, noiembrie 05, 2011

Owl Meditation

Bart & Jody - OWL Meditation

The owl - as a symbol - is one bird that brings exceptionally strong and wise energy. These birds of the night have long been associated with wisdom, knowledge, stealth and strength. To the ancient Greeks, the owl was a symbol of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, heroic strength and reason. In Hinduism, the owl is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, wisdom and courage. Many Native American tribes include the owl in their tribal legends and recognize the knowledge and strength the owl has to offer. In Shamanic rituals the owl not only brings wisdom, but also assists with clairvoyance and astral travel.

Find a quiet place to sit where you will be free from interruptions. Light a candle or incense if you wish. Ground and center yourself as you become aware of your breath flowing in and out of your lungs. As your body relaxes, close your eyes and visualize the image of an owl. Ask owl for guidance if this is the purpose of your meditation. Keep your mind and body relaxed as you do this, but be aware of any images or words that come to you as you continue in your meditative state. Don't be frustrated if nothing comes to mind at first. You may find that ideas, insight, signs or symbols come to you at a later time.

You can also meditate as a way to draw strength from the owl totem. The beginning process of grounding and visualization is the same. But instead of guidance, you will be asking the owl for assistance such as courage or the ability to make wise decisions.



joi, noiembrie 03, 2011

vineri, octombrie 14, 2011

Universal Knowledge - part 2

~ Live ~ Laugh ~
Love and Love and Love
~ Life is too short for anything less ~
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the Heart.
(Buddha)



luni, septembrie 05, 2011

The Invitation by Oriah



The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me

what you do for a living.

I want to know

what you ache for

and if you dare to dream

of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me

how old you are.

I want to know

if you will risk

looking like a fool

for love

for your dream

for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me

what planets are

squaring your moon...

I want to know

if you have touched

the centre of your own sorrow

if you have been opened

by life’s betrayals

or have become shrivelled and closed

from fear of further pain.

I want to know

if you can sit with pain

mine or your own

without moving to hide it

or fade it

or fix it.

I want to know

if you can be with joy

mine or your own

if you can dance with wildness

and let the ecstasy fill you

to the tips of your fingers and toes

without cautioning us

to be careful

to be realistic

to remember the limitations

of being human.

It doesn’t interest me

if the story you are telling me

is true.

I want to know if you can

disappoint another

to be true to yourself.

If you can bear

the accusation of betrayal

and not betray your own soul.

If you can be faithless

and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty

even when it is not pretty

every day.

And if you can source your own life

from its presence.

I want to know

if you can live with failure

yours and mine

and still stand at the edge of the lake

and shout to the silver of the full moon,

“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me

to know where you live

or how much money you have.

I want to know if you can get up

after the night of grief and despair

weary and bruised to the bone

and do what needs to be done

to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me

who you know

or how you came to be here.

I want to know if you will stand

in the centre of the fire

with me

and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me

where or what or with whom

you have studied.

I want to know

what sustains you

from the inside

when all else falls away.

I want to know

if you can be alone

with yourself

and if you truly like

the company you keep

in the empty moments.

By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming,

from the book The Invitation

published by HarperONE, San Francisco,

1999 All rights reserved