The reality of every human being is quite different, we are connected to the eternal and infinite source of energy. The mind created pseudo entity creates this illusion of our connection with mortal body hence the fear.
Only an awakened one can see life in its totality. Five dangers to life of all of us are basically five senses together and with ego they create Lust, Desires etc. We need to understand from this photo that we have to use time in our life very carefully for our personal inner journey too while living life in our society.
You can imagine taking medical insurance or making big home or taking power position etc as similar to attempts this fellow can make in order to save his life.
Time in our life is available to us as little as it is available to this person. Our life as compared to eternity is even much smaller than that. While we can enter into eternity within the framework of time through awareness mediation.
Five dangers to life of every human being as shown in this photo is a creative depiction, by a mystic, of challenges in front of every person and it is created to incite a sense of urgency. Mystic Kabir of India says that only when one feels a sense of urgency for quenching inner thirst the state of no-mind through meditation can be attained.
So to begin a spiritual journey and to help in taking one step in discovering truth within, these three things are needed. 1) sense of urgency 2)raising a question 3) search for a solution and this photo is able to do it successfully.
If this person could get awakened or enlightened before being caught by any of these dangers of life, and it is going to caught for sure, then he will realise that he is not body but everything around. It is just a play! These all are doing their role and I am doing my role. Five dangers to life has stopped posing any danger to me because I know that not only I am a puppet in this show but they too are just puppets!
He is not only having a particle state but exhibits a wave state too. The wave state is eternal. So immediately the fear of death vanishes and it becomes a play. In this play he in body form (particle form) is playing his role as body while in reality he is the watcher (wave form- eternal form) who is watching all these happening.
But it is not possible if inner journey is not started. Mindfulness or Awareness mediation adds another wing to this person and he can fly into ultimate freedom from here. This is why he is shown on a branch of the tree.
As we grow we need to become more efficient so as to earn our bread and butter hence we become robotic. While in our childhood we acted consciously during every act. This is why even the work was relaxing like a play. This awareness that we have lost is needed to be regained or discovered.
Osho says “At any moment you close your eyes, first you will see thoughts, a layer of thinking all around you, thoughts vibrating – one coming, another going – a crowd, a traffic. Remain silent for a few seconds, and suddenly you will see that thinking is no longer there but dreaming has started. You are dreaming that you have become the president of a country, or you have found a brick of gold on the road, or you have found a beautiful woman or a man, and suddenly you start projecting; dreams start functioning. If you continue dreaming for a long time, one moment will come when you will fall asleep – thinking, dreaming, sleep, and from sleep again to dreaming and thinking. This is how your whole life revolves. Real awareness is not known yet, and that real awareness is what Patanjali says will destroy ignorance – not knowledge, but awareness. We collect knowledge just to befool ourselves and others.”—————-Osho, Yoga:The science of the soul.
The mind is biggest hurdle in our inner journey. It is helpful too but only up to a certain altitude after that it needed to be disconnected from it because then it starts creating more trouble. So just like first stage of rocket engine is left to drop on the Earth so that the satellite can be launched in its orbit, our mind too needs to be dropped in subtle way so that even the mind could not recognise being dropped!
Awareness meditation is of great help in getting this job done.
Osho says “The deep problem is: how to become aware, how not to be unconscious. From where to start? Don’t try to fight with some very deep-rooted habit. You will be defeated. Start with very neutral habits.
For example: you go for a walk; just be aware that you are walking. (Try to Walk with witnessing consciousness).
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me and I tried it first during brushing my teeth in the morning after trying 8-10 meditations over period of 15 years! So there is no need to reinvent the circle for you. May be you too find it suitable otherwise with Dynamic meditation and/or Kundalini in the evening it is suitable for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho for contemporary people 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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