My English is poor, pronunciation is further ahead of it. So I am using text to speech conversion to remove one hurdle at least. This way 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. Since you are thirsty of knowing about it, 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 it from one’s own experience.
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This idea I got after viewing a YouTube video of Peter Santenello on Mumbai, India In this Video Peter suggested job as a waiter in a hotel before arriving at India, this is due to tough conditions for westerners in which people are living in India. These conditions may have helped me in my spiritual journey. So today I feel gratitude towards all people who helped me in my spiritual journey by providing such tough conditions. They may have tried to harm me but now I learned that no one can harm another person. If anyone thinks that he or she is digging grave of another person, he or she may actually be digging his or her own!
Even God is not willing to send you to the grave after dying! This life is given so that you could die while you are living, then you have entered the kingdom of god. The life as human being is gifted by God so that we could Realise our Reality or soul or consciousness before dying, then that soul enters into immortality immediately. Whenever a normal person dies only the ego in the body dies. The soul or kingdom remains unconquered, this is why another birth is given as another opportunity to conquer it while still living.
It is not easy for a person from minority or backward or aboriginal people’s community of India to get well qualified even though he or she is highly talented. The case with lower class Hindu or lower cast Hindu is even more challenging than anyone from other community could imagine. Reason being the religion we follow as it needs us to follow the rituals specially designed to keep us in check. The friends and relatives have a big role to play as informer and executor of the vicious plan to keep us in lower section forever. To use our talent for their benefit only like a lion in cage in a zoo. People come to see it by paying money and out of huge income from the sale of tickets, minor expenditure on daily bread,well-being and healthcare is taken care of.
The zoo authority keeps posting the message of growth of lion’s family in newspaper to get more income from the people to be able to take care of lions siblings!
The lion thinks that the authorities are very kind to it, and keeps following their instructions.
What happened with me is similar to the even happened with one lion from the zoo is set free in a part of forest belonging to another lion. Just to test that if this helps in reducing in daily expenditure the zoo authorities need to spend in keeping the lion fit in old age.
Now in the forest the neighbouring lions started grabbing this caged lions territory. They were grown up in that forest from birth, so they possess all tactical experiences. Just to respect this old lion they left small territory where it can rule and live rest of the life.
Even lions respect other lion this much!
Human beings never leave any chance to kill their political opponents or former ruler of the country. The situation of a lower class talented Hindu and their family members is even much worse, in case he or she is able to raise to a higher position. They will not be killed for sure. But they try to make such situation (conspiracy in legal terms but it cannot be proved in court of law, because it is supported by coincidences and dedicated number of witnesses) that the lion has no chance but to again go to the zoo authority and request them to again take it inside!
But this lion was left to live as a king in its small territory. The region was so small that even the lion doubted that it is a king of that region of forest or not? So it started asking from other animals to get a proof of it.
The lion asked a rabbit, ‘Who is the king of the forest?’ and it replied that you are the king. Then the lion asked a donkey, a fox and a monkey too and got sane reply so it’s confidence started growing. Then the lion approached an elephant taking its lunch. The lion roared at the elephant to ask the same question and the elephant caught it and thrown it far away. The lion got up and humbly replied that if you do not know tha answer please reply so.
The real king never replies, the act in itself is sufficient to prove it by action.
So in my life such events happened that lead me to think again, what I am doing? How to live a life of a real human being?
I started reading the Geeta, a Hindu scripture. It helped in many other ways. But even after reading it 8 times I could not decipher exactly what is the way or method or took that will surely help in regaining the lost territory and enter the Kingdom of God as a king?
However I was practising awareness meditation from last 10 years and before that I practiced other Zen, Tratak etc for 15 years.
So may be that helped me to get an insight that I need to leave Geeta and search at other places. So I started reading Vivekananda, Raman Maharshi etc. From here I got a clue that the answer of the prominent question ‘Who am I?’ will open the door for me.
I used to dance very meditatively, and this was noticed by one of my friend’s friend in my friend’s marriage function.
Then the search begun to know the method of knowing the answer of ‘Who am I?’
Osho’s books I was already reading and somewhere I have read this also, but where? So I started reading Osho’s book on Nanak, Kabir. From there I realised knowing that Meera danced after enlightenment, Rumi danced to get enlighten, so there is a relation between dance and enlightenment.
I was dancing on festivals, marriages etc as the place my parents posted allows males to dance on every location. It was most religious place I have seen before. There on Holi festival you can go to your teacher’s home and abuse him or her in public standing in front of his home and they used to serve us sweets for such acts!
There was a time there lived lots and lots of Mystics and a good King who could listen to them and brought this cultural revolution there.
So from the age of 13 years and I was dancing and from 16+ age I was already meditating too. This gave me much confidence that somehow I have great amount effort in store for moving ahead in inner journey. already.
Due to all these my situation became like the lion who was grown up in a forest and then caught by zoo authorities in young age and in old age It was again left in the forest.
This is why I am of opinion that dance and meditation needs to be inculcated in a child in their teenage part of life. If it is not so with anyone then in later age one has to practice Osho’s dynamic meditation too. Osho has developed his Dynamic meditation in such a way that four important hindrances of a person’s inner journey could be taken care of over time. So that any type of person could be able to enter the kingdom of God as a King.
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.