“Zorba is the foundation and Buddha is the palace. Buddha is the peak, but the foundation stones are laid by Zorba. It will be foolish to choose to be a Buddha without having the foundation stones.
“I am absolutely mathematical about it: Zorba should be there and the stronger a Zorba is there, the better a Buddha is possible. So I can become Buddha any moment, Zorba is absolutely needed as the basic energy out of which the Buddha is going to be carved. Zorba is the marble rock out of which the Buddha statue has to be carved. I choose the rock…and Buddha is easy. “It is just a question of opening your eyes. I don’t bother about Buddha; I am worried about people who are not Zorbas. How will they become Buddhas? They don’t have the basic material out of which a Buddha is made.”
Osho, The last Testament, Vol 2, Talk #19
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“Intellect is thinking. And consciousness is discovered in a state of no-thinking, so — utter silence, that not even a single thought moves as a disturbance. In that silence you discover your very being — it is as vast as the sky. And to know it is really to know something worthwhile; otherwise all your knowledge is garbage. It may be useful, utilitarian, but it is not going to help you transform your being.It cannot bring you to a fulfillment, to contentment, to enlightenment, to a point where you can say, “I have come home.” ~ Osho
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon
There is a tremendously beautiful saying of Jesus. I am never tired of quoting it again and again. Jesus says: “Those who have, more shall be given to them. And those who don’t have, even that which they have will be taken away from them”.
A strange statement to make – very strange. Because our ordinary mathematics, arithmetic, socialism, communism, etcetera will say that: Give to those who don’t have. But Jesus says: Those who have, more shall be given to them; and those who don’t have, even that which they have shall be taken away from them. This is the fundamental law. If you are happy, more happiness comes to you. If you are joyous, you attract more joyousness. Like attracts like. If you are miserable, more misery starts moving towards you.
YOU CREATE your world. Don’t make anybody else responsible for it – it is always you who are responsible.
The Perfect Master, Vol 2
CHAPTER 7. THE LION’S ROAR
Source: Facebook Public Group, Osho Sannyasins, posted by Ravichandran Osho
Nobody can convey the Truth in mere words. We cannot show a picture of it. Even the greatest minds cannot analyze it and present It in any form. It has to be an inner discovering, and those who have discovered the simplicity, the beauty of their own Self have often found it impossible to speak about it. Others laugh; laughing, laughing, laughing. Others crying, crying, crying. Others laughing and crying. And some simply quiet. They cannot speak. But, whichever way it is experienced within, it is totally natural. I take it you have come here for such a discovery.
If there were not Beings like yourself, I would not want to be here. I would not want to be here in life, if there were not Beings who were in search of Truth. I love you.Thank you for that.
“Many confuse selfishness with love. It’s one thing to be with someone because it is good to be together, because there is a synergistic affinity, and a positive energy grows for both in this union. It’s another thing to be with someone because you believe you will find happiness through this person, because you think you will get something from him or her in return. In this case, you don’t want someone to love. You want someone to attend to your needs and expectations. This is what is known as selfishness.”
Sri Prem Baba ~ 9/09/16 (photo by Yolanda Pelayo from Awaken Love Maui 2016)