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.
While speaking on Dhammapada Osho says:-
When you are true and authentic,
living your life on your own, in your own light,
with no blueprints given by others to you –
by the parents, by the priests, by the politicians…
When you are moving every day into the unknown
with no idea of what is going to happen, with great creativity, sensitivity, awareness,
but with no fixed ideology;
when you are exploring newer pastures,
new peaks of being,
then certainly you are no longer a part of the crowd.
The crowd hates individuals for the simple reason
that they are so different.
It hates them because they are rebels.
It hates them because they cannot be enslaved easily;
in fact, it is impossible to enslave them.
It hates them for their intelligence,
it hates them for their joy,
it hates them for their creativity.
It wants to destroy them.
That’s why people are afraid of life:
life has many dangers.
The path of life is full of hazards.
One never knows what is going to happen the next moment; everything is possible.
You cannot live with expectations
because life has no obligation to fulfill your desires.
You can live with an open heart,
but you cannot live with expectations.
The more expectations you have,
the more frustrated you will be.
You can go astray.
In death, nobody can go astray;
in life you can go astray.
In life you can commit errors, mistakes.
if you really want to live you will have to commit many errors
and many mistakes.
(To cultivate knack of learning) Remember, never be afraid of committing errors and mistakes; otherwise you will be paralyzed because of the fear.
Go on committing mistakes and errors.
Remember only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. Once is enough.
Invent new mistakes,
discover new errors.
Don’t go on falling in the same ditch,
find new ditches.
By committing mistakes,
by going astray, you grow.
That’s the only way to grow.
Life is dangerous;
death is very cozy,
Lying down in your grave,
what danger is there?
There is no problem, no anxiety.
You can’t go bankrupt, your wife cannot leave you,
you cannot die anymore.
You are so safe in death.
Life is not safe, anything is possible.
Life is full of accidents.
The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 11
My comments on these from my experie:
Authenticity and courage to commit mistake becomes part of knack of learning through subjective research on yourself, which helps in growing wisdom. Meditation helps in growing these two so that you could take instantaneous decisions or intuitive decisions.
So in a circular way your gain from authentic and experimenting helps in meditation and that result in better intuitive decisions while living authentic life or experimenting on self.
Intuition is your connection to the cosmic consciousness. So experiences of all living being becomes your knowledge bank immediately. No Quantum computer or AI could compete with this unique capacity of your mind, but it works only when you could experience no-mind state even for a fraction of second!
I am greatly helped by awareness meditation that i practiced during brushing my teeth in the morning. Earlier i used to think about any act or incident or person from my past experiences or in the future. This way while i was brushing, actually i was planning my breakfast and while takung breakfast i was thinking about last night dream. So this meditation helped me to enjoy the work in hand to its best just by practicing awareness meditation during brushing for 1-2 years. I applied it during sex and it became Tantra meditation for me!
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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