This is the situation of every human being. These are desires, attachments, greed, prestige etc but seldom we see them as depicted in this Picture.
Only an awakened one can see life in its totality. These are five senses shown as dangers for life. We need to understand from this photo that we have to use time in our life very carefully for our personal inner journey too.
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 mediation.
This photo is a creative depiction, by a mystic, of challange in front of every person and it is to incite a sense of urgency. to begin a spiritual journey and to help in taking one step in duscovering 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, and it is going to caught for sure, then he will realise that he is not body but everything around. He is not only having a particle state but exhibits a wave state too. so the fear of death vanishes and it becomes a play. In which he (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 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.
On Quora I answered many questions that may be of some help. https://www.quora.com/profile/Philosia-of-Existence
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.
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Osho International Online (OIO) provides facility to learn these from your home apart from above,
1. There is OSHO Evening Meeting streaming which can be accessed every day at local time starting 6:40 pm (of which Osho says that he wants his people to view it all over the world and these days it is possible) and 16 of the meditations mostly with video instructions and so much more on OSHO.com/meditate.
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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’. His message is purely that of Buddha: the message consists of awareness. He shouts again and again, ”Beware!” And remember, the word ”beware” consists of two words: ”be aware”. He says again and again, ”Remain awake!” but he has to translate it into Jewish metaphors.
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