BE VERY CAREFUL. If you really want to grow in love, much carefulness
will be needed. Each step has to be taken in deep alertness, so ego cannot
find any loophole to hide behind.
YOUR REAL SELF IS NEITHER I NOR THOU; it is neither you nor the other.
Your real self is altogether transcendental. What you call ‘I’ is not your
real self. ‘I’ is imposed on reality. When you call somebody ‘you’, you are
not addressing the real self of the other. Again you have imposed a label on
When all the labels are taken away, the real self remains — and the
real self is as much yours as it is others. THE REAL SELF IS ONE.
That’s why we go on saying that we participate in each other’s beings,
we are members of each other. OUR REAL REALITY IS GOD. We may be like
icebergs floating in the ocean: they appear to be separate — but once we
melt, nothing will be left. Definition will disappear, limitation will
disappear, and the iceberg will not be there. It will become part of the
THE EGO IS AN ICEBERG. Melt it! Melt it in deep love, so it disappears
and you become part of the ocean.
I have heard…
The Judge looked very severe. “Mulla,” he said, “your wife says you hit
her over the head with a baseball bat and threw her down a flight of stairs.
What have you got to say for yourself?”
Mulla Nasrudin rubbed the side of his nose with his hand, and meditated.
Finally he said, “Your Honor, I guess there are three sides to this
case: my wife’s story, my story, and the truth.”
Yes, he is perfectly right. “You have heard about two sides of a truth,”
he said, “but there are three sides” — and he is exactly right. There is
your story, my story, and the truth: I AND YOU AND THE TRUTH!
THE TRUTH IS NEITHER I NOR YOU. I and you is an imposition on the
vastness of the truth. ‘I’ is false, ‘you’ is false — utilitarian, useful
in the world. It will be difficult to manage the world without ‘I’ and
‘you’. Good — use them, but they are just devices of the world. In reality,
there is neither ‘you’ nor ‘I’.
Something, someone, SOME ENERGY EXISTS WITH NO LIMITATIONS, with no
boundaries. Out of it we come, and into it we disappear again.
Vol 1, Ch #10: Truth is neither I nor you
am in Buddha Hall
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 8:22 PM
Subject: [RiverIIOsho] ALL REVOLUTIONS HAVE FAILED
MY SANNYAS IS AN OPENING, a journey, a dance, a love affair with the
unknown, a romance with existence itself, in search of an orgasmic
relationship with the whole.
AND EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED IN THE WORLD. Everything that was defined,
that was clearcut, that was logical, has failed. Religions have failed,
politics has failed, ideologies have failed — and they were very clearcut.
They were blueprints for the future of man. They have all failed. ALL
PROGRAMS HAVE FAILED.
Sannyas is not a program anymore. It is exploration, not a program. WHEN YOU
BECOME A SANNYASIN, I INITIATE YOU INTO FREEDOM, AND INTO NOTHING ELSE. It
is great responsibility to be free — because then you have nothing to lean
upon. Except your own inner being, your own consciousness, you have nothing
as a prop, as a support. I take all your props and supports away; I leave
you alone, I leave you utterly alone. In that aloneness… the flower of
sannyas. That aloneness blooms on its own accord into the flower of sannyas.
SANNYAS IS CHARACTERLESSNESS. It has no morality; it is not immoral, it is
amoral. Or, it has a higher morality that never comes from the outside, but
comes from the within. It does not allow any imposition from the outside —
because ALL IMPOSITIONS FROM THE OUTSIDE CONVERT YOU INTO SERFS, INTO
SLAVES. And my effort is to give you dignity, glory. My effort here is to
give you splendor.
ALL OTHER EFFORTS HAVE FAILED. It was inevitable, because the failure was
built-in. They were all structure-oriented; and every kind of structure
becomes heavy on the heart of man, sooner or later. EVERY STRUCTURE BECOMES
A PRISON, AND ONE DAY OR OTHER YOU HAVE TO REBEL AGAINST IT.
Have you not observed it down through history? — EACH REVOLUTION IN ITS OWN
TURN BECOMES REPRESSIVE. In Russia it happened, in China it happened. After
every revolution, the revolutionary becomes anti-revolutionary. Once he
comes into power, he has his own structure to impose upon the society. And
once he starts imposing his structure, slavery changes into a new kind of
slavery, but never into freedom. ALL REVOLUTIONS HAVE FAILED.
THIS IS NOT REVOLUTION, THIS IS REBELLION. Revolution is social, collective;
rebellion is individual.
WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN GIVING ANY STRUCTURE TO THE SOCIETY. Enough with
the structures! Let all structures go. We want individuals in the world —
moving freely; moving consciously, of course. And their responsibility comes
through their own consciousness. They behave rightly, not because they are
trying to follow certain commandments; they behave rightly, they behave
accurately, because they care.
The Heart Sutra
Ch #10: Sannyas: Entering the stream
am in Buddha Hall
Citar normose em A aRTE DA ATENÇÂO ,livro de Jean Yves Leloup.
CITAR NORMOSe.;.; CIATA SOBRE ABUSCA DESEPERADAS POR ATENÇÂOS PLENA,infantil, do ser humano -e o processo como de começa começa-se a ignorar as propotstas dos outros, quando não são necessarias, apensar de aorlhe se inqueridos.e ocmo isso evolue para o amor constante e desinterrassdo…