May 20, 2011

Life Needs A Balance Between The Depth And The Height

Life Needs A Balance Between The Depth And The Height

I want people to be so awake that their whole consciousness goes to the deepest part of their being, and also to the highest peak. A vertical growth -- just like a tree grows. Its roots go down into the earth, and its branches spread towards the stars. Its blossoms flower into the sky, its nourishment comes from the deepest part of the earth. It is always balanced: the higher the tree goes, the deeper the roots. You cannot have a cedar of Lebanon tree, four hundred or five hundred years old, rising so high in the sky, with small roots. It will fall down immediately.

Life needs a balance between the depth and the height. I teach you both simultaneously. In your entering to the center in meditation, you are growing your roots deeper into the cosmos. And bringing the buddha out from the hidden center is bringing your fragrance, bringing your grace, bringing your ecstasy higher, where it can blossom into the sky.Your ecstasy is a movement towards the height and your meditation is a movement towards the depth. And once you have both, your life becomes a celebration.

That is my work, to transform your life from a sad affair into a celebration.

If we can fill the earth with laughter there is not going to be any war. If we can teach the soldiers to tell jokes to the enemy, there is not going to be any war. They will throw their guns and sit down and share jokes! And when somebody is telling a joke, can you kill him? When he is bringing laughter to you, can you destroy him?Every man now is responsible to create a buddhafield around himself, an energy field that goes on becoming bigger and bigger. Create as many vibrations of laughter, joy, celebration, as possible; dance, sing, let the whole of humanity by and by catch the fire of Zen and the wind of Zen.

Nobody is really interested to be sad. Nobody is interested to torture himself. It is your religions and your politicians who go on making you sad and miserable, because in your misery is their whole business. If you start laughing, if you start dancing, throwing the gun away; if you take up a guitar....

Jesus says to his disciples, "Carry your cross on your shoulders." [Osho misunderstands this statement, I will explain below. (emphasis mine)] I say, don't listen to such nonsense. Carry your guitar on your shoulders, and fresh and fragrant laughter on your lips. Make this whole world a merry-go-round. You don't have that word. You have the word `SORRY-go-round'. I have to create language for you!

Just your laughter will be enough to prevent the war. Your celebration, your dance, will be enough to prevent the war. Your ecstasy, your meditation, will create a tremendous force which will be far higher because it is life-affirmative.

Your religions are life-negative. Your politicians are life-negative. Your religions prepare you for beyond life, not to live here joyously. And your politicians create weapons to kill you. Politicians kill you and priests console you: "Don't be worried. After your death you will be entering paradise -- beautiful women and rivers of wine." No prohibition, no marriage... have you ever heard that in paradise there are marriages?

I am creating a paradise herenow. I don't wait for death -- why should one wait for death? And if there is going to be a paradise after death, please prepare for it! Be ready for it! Enjoy here, so that you can enjoy there. Only those who are capable of enjoying here, and dancing here, and singing here, and loving here, will be able to enjoy paradise...

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me." [Matthew 16:24 NLT]

This statement Jesus makes above sounds pretty self explanatory to me. But many misinterpret what Jesus is trying to say here. This other bible verse sums it up for me, "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." [Romans 12:2 NLT]

When you reach a point in your life when you've had it with the world and are done trying to figure it out and are done trying to make everything work in your life on your terms becomes a critical stage for you. The moment you surrender yourself to your Source that is taking up your cross, when you open up your heart and invite Jesus (Yahshua, the living breathing WORD of God.) into your life, you are welcoming the Holy Spirit (the breath of God) to fill your being. When you accept and welcome this transformation to take place in your life, you are then being led by the Holy Spirit with Jesus (Yahshua) residing in your heart, you are following Him (His guidance, spiritually speaking) and you do turn from your selfish ways because you have given up the self(ish) part of you and are slowly but surely overtime becoming self(less). It is a process. Eventually you become one with existence (God) after much cleansing away of the old self molded by environment to become the very being God had always intended you to be.

The cross analogy was never meant for us to look upon our surrendering to God as a burden. Jesus (Yahshua, the living breathing WORD of God) already made that sacrifice for all of us on the cross. Jesus says his yoke is easy and his burden is light. He says to take this easy yoke upon ourselves. Jesus will help you straighten out the mess of your life. You can learn from him because he is gentle and humble. He will gently, and without condemnation help you to get your life right. You won't have to do it alone. You will have help.

"Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”" [Matthew 11:28-30]

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