Consciousness and conditioning.

Photo of rising sun on horizon such that it looks like coming out of water taken from the seashore. Discovery of consciousness is like this Sun.
Consciousness is like mirror. When we discover consciousness within we immediately come to know the answer of ‘Who am I?’. Thoughts in our mind creates turbulence in the form of waves of desires, ego etc on tranquile water surface.
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My English is poor still I write so that you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to. When you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it and you get a clue because you are hungry of that little information in that situation.

So if you are thirsty of this spiritual knowledge, then you are sure going get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected. Since I am sharing my own experiences in discovery of  truth.

I try to make Osho’s message more clear and to align it with title of the post, I add comments from my experiences so that in its light his message becomes clear to you. I use brackets to add my comments. In the end also I give overall comment and suggestions. 

Osho talking on Chinese scripture THE DISCIPLINE OF TRANSCENDENCE VOL 4


CONSCIOUSNESS is like a lake:

with waves, it becomes the mind, without waves it becomes the soul.

The difference is only of turmoil.

Mind is a soul disturbed, and soul is mind silenced.

The mind is just the ill state of affairs, and the soul is the healthy state of affairs.

Mind is not something separate from the soul, as waves are not separate from the lake.

The lake can be without waves, but the waves cannot be without the lake.

The soul can be without the mind, but the mind cannot be without the soul.

When there are great winds and the lake is disturbed, there is turmoil. And the lake loses one quality in that turmoil, and that is the quality of reflection.

Then it cannot reflect the real. The real becomes distorted. There may be a full moon in the sky, but now the lake is not capable of reflecting it. The moon will still be reflected, but in a distorted way.

It will be reflected in thousands of fragments. It will not be any unity; it will not be collected, integrated. It will not be one.
The real is one. But now the lake will reflect many millions of moons; the whole surface of the lake may be filled with silver. Everywhere, moons and moons — but this is not true.

The truth is one: when the mind reflects it, it becomes many; when consciousness reflects it, it is one.

Consciousness is neither Hindu nor Mohammedan nor Christian.

If you are a Hindu you are still in the mind, distorted. (Next talks by osho after this to describe it in detail)

If you are a Mohammedan you are still in the mind, distorted.
Once the mind has settled and the waves are no longer there, you are simply a consciousness — with no adjective attached to it, with no conditioning attached to it. And then truth is one. In fact, even to say that truth is one is not right — because one is meaningful only in the context of many. Truth is so one that in the east we have never called it ‘one’; we call it ‘non-dual’, not two.

My comments :- Consciousness is neither Hindu nor Christian or something else. This talk is to inform about how a person becomes one such.

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Osho talking to his disciples, from book ‘The Old Pond … Plop’
Darshan excerpt, Ch #26
Evening talk in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

“This is what has been done up to now.


And you come not like anybody else; YOU COME AS A UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL

so how can you really fit?

With all their effort, still, the dress never fits perfectly. Sometimes it is too loose. Sometimes it is too tight.

If it is tight it makes you miserable, IT MAKES YOU UPTIGHT, it makes you an Englishman (laughter).

If it is too loose, it makes you lousy, it makes you an Indian! (laughter) And you always look silly!


PEOPLE ARE PARADING AS BUFFOONS, for the simple reason that THEY ARE TRYING TO FIT WITH A CERTAIN PATTERN which was not basically planned for them, for their uniqueness.
AND IF THEY DON’T FIT, NATURALLY IT CREATES GUILT: ‘Something is wrong with me.’

Everybody is saying that you have to fit — ‘These are the shoulds and these are the should nots’ — AND WHEN YOU DON’T FIT YOU FEEL GUILTY….

My comments :- Everybody is feeling guilty as the end result. And this is how society keeps exploiting us.

The Old Pond … Plop
Darshan excerpt, Ch #26
pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

My comments:- A guilty mind is equally incapable of entering the centre of being like any religious person.

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. 

My experiences may be of your help in taking only one step. Because everyone has to move forward alone, this is the nature of this journey.
In my life mindfulness or awareness meditation helped miraculously. Apart from that living a simple, authentic and totality in life is very helpful even when we are serving people around us with great love and care without discrimination.

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