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I would like more and more writers, poets, film makers to steal as much as they can, because truth is not my property, I am not its owner. let it reach in any way, in anybody's name, in any form, but let it reach. Beyond Psychology#3 Q#2 : Osho

If you really want to know who I am, you have to be as absolutely empty as I am. Then two mirrors will be facing each other, and only emptiness will be mirrored: two mirrors facing each other. But if you have some idea, then you will see your own idea in me."

"Only that which cannot be taken away by death is real. Everything else is unreal, it is made of the same stuff dreams are made of." ~OSHO♥

Monday, 26 April 2010

Who are you -- the mind? -- the foreign dust? or -- ? -OSHO

One day Lin-chi was asked: What is the essence of meditation?
Lin-chi came right down from his seat
and taking hold of the questioner by the front of his robe,
slapped his face, then let him go.

The questioner, of course, stood there stupefied.

Then Lin-chi laughed and said to him: Why don't you bow?
This woke him from his reverie,
and when he was about to make a bow to the Master
he had his first taste of meditation!

Please read this again and again and again,
and if you do not have the same taste
then slap your face yourself
then laugh and bow down to yourself --
and then you will have the same taste, surely!

The sun is rising high in the sky.
Its light enters the house through an opening.
The dust is seen moving in the ray of light
but the empty space of the room is unmoving.
Now close your eyes and be silent.
Then ask yourself: Who am I --
the moving dust or the unmoving space of the room?
Do not answer intellectually,
because intellectual answers are not answers,
but wait and realize.
Hsu Yun says: The mind is nothing but the foreign dust.
Who are you -- the mind? -- the foreign dust? or -- ?

-OSHO, A Cup of Tea!

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