You are a Buddha, by default. You need just to ‘factory reset’ yourself.
My English is poor, pronunciation is further ahead of it. Still I write so that you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to, like it happens when you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it. If you are thirsty of this knowledge, so you get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected because I am writing only from my own experiences or understanding.
You may prefer to listen, in US English, to this post from my podcast at Overcast – Philosia (दर्शन) or on podcast Castbox – Philosia (दर्शन) or on Podcast at Spotify – Philosia (दर्शन) etc. It is a web version, no app needed.
I have encountered many problems while using my phone due to wrong settings.
Neither I am an IT professional nor I know much about computers or even apps. That you can easily understand because only recently I learned use of hyperlinks in my posts.
But I have tremendous zeal to ‘best use’ my smart phone. How I can lag behind all others?
So I keep opening different setting options and using my limited vocabulary I try to guess the effects of settings.
This way sometimes the phone’s look etc sometimes improved, but most of the time I could not even decipher the change.
The problem begins when I am unable to upload a photo, or in using my internet itself!
Thank God there are many people who have posted YouTube videos or blogs to rectify those common issues.
Sometimes the change is so deep that only an experienced technician could only understand where the fault lies behind it.
With respect to change in settings of Apps, such problems created really a great mess. The only option the IT professionals suggests is to use ‘reset to factory settings’ and reinstall all the Apps again.
Today I realised that in my own personal life also similar events occurred. In the process of becoming better than others, during adolescent age in a hurry, the changes I have brought in myself lead to more problems in my life.
My body (Used as a Phone in this metaphor ) is different not only in features but also the circumstances ( Apps in phone) in which I was raised made me an altogether unique person in this world.
I should not complain about my body or circumstances in which I have grown, it is like complaining phone for all the hiccups due to its settings that I did.
So there is no need to compete, instead what I should have tried is being a better version of myself everyday! What Baul Mystics call search or attain to ‘Adhaar Manush’ or ‘The original face’ or ‘Philosia’ or ‘Satori’ in spiritual journey of a human being means the same state as we get in the phone when we do ‘resetting the phone to factory settings’. On being asked the quality of man who will be able to enter the Kingdom of God, Jesus replied, “Those who will be ‘like’ child could only be able to enter my Kingdom of God. This becoming like a child again is ‘factory reset’ of a human being. The settings we changed in phone may not cost us our life, but the settings we have mistakenly changed in our life may cost us many lives to ‘factory reset’ it.
What I am saying by ‘it may take lives to “factory reset” yourself’ is not that it takes that much time if everything is messed by us. No! It depends upon your yearning to see your ‘Original face’, it can happen here and now. Due to such mess you keep on taking birth among those people that it will take many lives to know about ‘factory resetting’ as the remedy to come out of such mess.
One event happened in my life acted like ‘damaging the screen of phone’. Now to repair or change the screen I need to take a backup of the phone and unwillingly ‘factory reset’ the phone. There was no such plan or information with me!
Now people around me say that you have changed dramatically, it was not expected by them. But the credit goes to that event. However I was trying my best to progress in my spiritual journey but it was really a lukewarm effort in real sense. But it seems to me that my dedication helped me to take right decision after that event. Instead of throwing responsibility on others, I took it as challenge to modify myself so that such event could never occur again in my life. This is how ‘the flow’ -as Osho says -works.
So you just need to begin, and with full dedication keep practising it. The season comes and the grass grows by itself green.
An enlightened master, Osho, or Jesus, or Buddha is (and You after ‘factory reset’ will) acts like a mobile with Quantum processor. My post on Qubit state of human being both at a time. For more about how and what of it. You too can unlock your quantum potential in this game called life.
They are able to ‘factory reset’ the moment they stop interacting with outer world, and all necessary apps immediately gets installed with their settings the moment they interact with the outer world.
So being in the world, the Buddha is not affected by the world like a drop of water on the Lotus leaf. This is actually right way to live and enjoy life as a human being on this planet. Only such persons can practically feel oneness with all.
Osho also talked about this default setting in one of his book Sufis:The people of the path Vol-2, Chapter – A holiday from sanity.
BROWN HAS SAID: ’THE ULTIMATE PROBLEM IS NOT GUILT BUT THE INCAPACITY TO LIVE. THE ILLUSION OF GUILT IS NECESSARY FOR AN ANIMAL THAT CANNOT ENJOY LIFE, IN ORDER TO ORGANISE A LIFE OF NON-ENJOYMENT.’
I will not agree – because man is born with the capacity to live. Everybody is born with the capacity to live – that’s what birth means: the capacity to live. Then somewhere on the way man loses the capacity to live, becomes non-orgasmic, becomes sad, serious, dull, stupid.
Each child is born intelligent, full of joy, wonder, adventure, enquiry; each child is born open-ended. But somewhere, some where near the age of three or four, between three and four, the child is distracted by the society, loses all contact with his original capacities, and becomes a false entity. Up to the age of three the child remains a part of nature, flowing, happy about nothing at all, happy for no reason, just happy. Just watch a child. What has he got to be happy about? But he looks like he is on the top of the world. With small things he can be so happy – just collecting pebbles on the seashore and he can be more happy than you are ever going to be. Even if you collect KOHINOORS YOU will not be as happy. Just with pebbles, coloured stones, or rushing after a butterfly, a child seems to be so joyous.
Somewhere near the age of three the child becomes civilised. We force him. We initiate him into civilisation – and civilisation up to now has been a kind of insanity, a madhouse. We force the child to become more and more intellectual and less and less intelligent. We force the child to be more and more prosaic and less and less poetic. We force the child to become more and more concerned about the non-essential – money, prestige, power, ambition – and more and more uninterested in the real joys of life. We turn the child from a playful being into a worker. The work ethic enters. Now duty becomes more important than love; formality becomes more important than informal flow; manners become more important than truth; policy becomes more important than authenticity.
Once the child has learned these strategies he is no longer happy, and when a child is no longer happy then he needs some reason for why he is unhappy. First we make him unhappy, then naturally one day he is going to ask, ’Why am I unhappy?’ Then you have to find reasons. Hindus say it is because in your past lives you have committed bad karmas. Christians say it is because of the original sin – because Adam committed a sin of disobedience to God: that’s why. And so on, so forth.
Now look at the whole stupidity of it. First you destroy the capacity to enjoy, then naturally, when the child becomes non-enjoying, when he asks, ’Why am I miserable? Why am I unhappy? Why can’t I be happy? What has gone wrong?’ Naturally you cannot say what has gone wrong. You may not even be aware of it. You cannot say that you have put him on the wrong track. You may not have put him on the wrong track knowingly, you may have simply given it as a heritage. Your fathers, your mothers, your society, have given it to you; you have given it to your children. Each generation gives its neurosis to the new generation. Madnesses go on living. People go on changing, madnesses go on living.
You may not be aware that each child is born with infinite potentiality to be happy. Each child is orgasmic. But one day or other he is going to ask and you have to provide answers. So you create guilt. You say, ’Because you have committed sins in your past life.’ You or Adam and Eve, that doesn’t matter, anybody, X,Y,Z, will do – you just have to give an explanation that something has gone wrong in the past. And the past is beyond your capacity, you cannot do anything.
How have you been destroyed in your childhood? That has to be looked into. You were born capable of living – everybody is – then your capacity to live was taken away. And the way, the trick, that was used to take it away was to give you false ideals, pseudo ideals; to move you in directions which are futile, meaningless; to put you on tracks which go nowhere, which always end in a cul-de-sac. And naturally when you are in a cul-de sac and your life is not going anywhere – or running in circles – an explanation is needed. ’Why has this happened to me? Why has this happened to ME and not to others?’
That too is in the mind of everybody – ’Everybody else is happy, only I am miserable’ – because you look only at the faces. And people manage their faces. They have masks. They don’t want to show their misery – what is the point? They keep it hidden. So when you look around you may see that everybody seems to be happy – only you are miserable. And that’s how everybody is thinking – ’Everybody else seems to be happy, only I am miserable.’ All are miserable.
Misery is there because the society has distracted you. It is not that man is born with an incapacity to live, no, that is not the problem. That’s why I don’t agree. The problem is not that man has no capacity for joy – man has – the problem is that man is not allowed to grow in a natural way.
There are vested interests which don’t allow man to go into joyous ways. They need a miserable man. For their own purposes the miserable man is more suitable than a happy man, because a happy man is a rebel and a miserable man is never a rebel. A miserable man is always ready to obey, always ready to submit. A miserable man is so miserable that he cannot stand on his own; he knows that on his own he is just miserable. So he is ready to fall into anybody’s trap.
Any politician can become the leader if people are miserable. Then any stupid person can become your leader, your prime minister, your president – because he can promise you things, he can promise you great things. And you are so miserable that you trust the promises. If you are happy, nobody can deceive you by promising – because you need not have any promise, you are already happy. With a happy world politicians will disappear.
When you are unhappy you start thinking, ’Maybe this life is wasted, maybe I could not manage this life, but if I can manage the next one, the coming one, that is more than enough to ask.’ You go to the priest. The priest promises you good in the other life. The politician promises something good in the future in this life, and the priest promises you something good in the other life beyond death. Both go on promising. Promises are needed by miserable people. If you are happy, you will not go to the politician and you will not go to the priest. For what? You are already happy, you are already in paradise. Then the whole profession of the priest and the politician disappears.
These are the exploiters. These are the people who are sitting on your heart and blocking your energies. They can remain in power only if you are miserable. Remember it. By being miserable you are helping a gang of exploiters. Be happy and you bring the greatest revolution in the world.”
Sufis: The People of the Path, Osho
How to reset?
The Tantra way is described here by OSHO.
— The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within by Osho
The death always happen in present, and the Buddha is already in present too. So death becomes just another play for them.
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
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This is an opportunity for learning and knowing Osho through these sannyasins who lived in his presence and brought to life his words in best possible quality in all formats.
Disciples of Jesus left him alone in last minutes but Osho’s disciples remained with him till he left his body willingly after working, till last day, for all of us to get enlightened. Jesus tried hard till last minute, before being caught, to teach meditation to his disciples. As per Saint John’s Gospel:- Jesus used word ‘Sit’ to transfer his meditative energy to them and went on to pray God, but on returning he found them sleeping. He tried two times again but in vain.
Even today Zen people use word ‘Sit’ for meditation in their saying ‘Sit silently, do nothing, season comes and the grass grows by itself green’.
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