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21 of May 2013
“Happiness is a decision, not an event. If you find you are unhappy about certain circumstances in your life you don’t need to change the circumstances you need to change your perception of the circumstances.”
We have talked in this series of essays about being happy and what the causes of our suffering or unhappiness is. Now we need to see how this works in our day to day lives. Law of Attraction teaches that what we focus on expands and becomes reality. This statement is very, very accurate however we need to understand how we suffer in order to attract happiness, not more suffering into our lives. I will explain further.
Acceptance means to be Enlightened. When we accept a situation or circumstance as it is we can then find peace with it. Since everything in our universe is impermanent, this enlightenment allows us to change things, to create circumstances and events we chose to experience. When we acknowledge and accept the things that make us unhappy, we can then see them as they really are, which is impermanent, feel better about them, and start our journey towards happiness.
This brings us to Karma. Karma is very much misunderstood by many people in our cultures. Karma is not a punishment for bad deeds from this life or any other. It is purely and simply CAUSE and EFFECT. Typically speaking good causes will cause good effects just as bad causes will cause bad effects. Karma is like gardening, the seeds you plant take time to grow. So bad seeds may not appear in your reality for some time, just as good seeds take time also. But there is one great truth. If you plant apple seeds you will always get an apple tree, never a tomato plant. Now don’t start to get worried from here. Start today by planting good Karma seeds. Think of prosperity and health, then you will manifest prosperity and health. Forbearing is important here. Remember time brings the effects you seek. The better you feel, the better you feel!
Next is WORRY. Are you a WORRIER or are you a WARRIOR? When someone worries they plant the seeds of the very circumstance that is causing them pain. The worrier is afraid of everything and sees problems everywhere. The Warrior is still afraid, but seeks solutions to the problems encountered in life. Be a warrior!
Lets look at a situation you might worry about. It really does not matter what the situation is. The question to ask yourself is “Can I do anything about this?’ If the answer is no, then worry is wasted energy. All the worrying in the world won’t correct the problem. If the answer is yes, then stop wasting time and energy worrying and do something about it. It is really that simple!
In our world we are so focused on the negative we even have labels for it. One of my favorite terms is Manic Depressive. Modern psychology has done man a great dis-service by giving people reasons for not taking control of their own lives. We all can, some people just need a little more help than others. Drugs are not a cure for poor thinking and the poor choices that come from that thinking. The name itself will cause the person to focus inwardly on the problem, then manifest more of it. Compassion tells us we need to help people think better in all situations in life.
In the next essay we will discuss how to begin to change this spiral downward and to improve the situation each and everyday. For the moment remember that there is never an external event or circumstance that causes you to suffer. It is only how we react internally that causes suffering to arise. Also understand that this is the nature of our world of contrast. The solution is to feel better even in the hard times.
We are what we think……period.
14 of May 2013
In this video Osho discuss how science and the inner self can be brought together. What conventional science thinks, compared to quantum mechanics.
07 of May 2013
Spirituality and politics what an interesting combination. But in our society there seems to be politics in every aspect of life. Religion and politics have always gone hand in hand, but spirituality has really very little to do with either.
My inspiration for this post was from a reader who wished to discuss the accuracy of the quotes I will use in my writings. It made me laugh because what does it really matter who said what if the meaning resonates with you?
Spiritually is really only connecting with your true self. If certain words and phrases have meaning for you, no matter where they come from then use then. The rest can be discarded and forgotten. There is no truth other than that which you discover for yourself. The rest is politics. No one else’s truth can be your truth, so look inside where you will find all your answers.
30 of April 2013
In this video Osho discusses the 6th sense and the word OM….Enjoy this video, I know I have!
23 of April 2013
Osho discusses how a Buddha would be misunderstood today in this second part of the video. These video’s really make you think…
16 of April 2013
Why can’t Science find Consciousness? Man has looked for hundreds of years to find the person in the brain that is controlling the show. They have never or will they ever find one…Why? Because there is no one inside the head making things happen. One thing you have to realize also, all scientific FACT (medical, biological, physical) is not fact but only opinion.
If you take a look at conventional science, they are very inflexible and solid in their ‘reality’. Quantum sciences on the other hand admit that nothing can be proven and everything is always changing. Interest! So where is the observer? The controller of this body we call home? Well it is not inside for sure! So if it is not inside us where is it? Well it is everywhere and nowhere. It is part of the mass of energy some call the universal consciousness.
Do you want to feel this? Well then you need to become quiet and look inside. Not inside the physical body but inside the consciousness that is revealed through the physical body. You need to learn to enjoy who and what you are and the experiences you are here to have. You have not been born to serve any master or any greater purpose other than having a little fun and being happy. Anyone who tells you something else is selling you something, whether it be for gain financially or in ‘supposed’ power.
Am I talking of enlightenment? Do you want to be enlightened? Well then learn to lighten up! Learn to LOVE and appreciate the only thing that really matters and that is what is happening in this moment. This is what it means to be awakened. You are no longer sleeping in the past or daydreaming of the future.
What is consciousness? It is pure thought and that is what you and I are. Thought is not bound by physical laws or man made laws. But it can be influenced by them when we don’t live in the moment.
Always remember “we are what what we think“…
09 of April 2013
If a Buddha were to appear to the world today in our times would his message be misunderstood? The answer is most certainly YES. In the first part of this 2 part video Osho explains this reasoning.
02 of April 2013
This is a re post from January 1st 2010 – It looks like a Pine Cone and is inside the brain of every person on the planet. It is call the Pineal Gland and is part of your endocrine system. However it has been ignored by doctors and our culture for thousands of years.
It is found at the center of the brain. It is a small gland about the size of a grape, with amazing power and ability. For most of the population it is close to non functioning. For a few it is in full swing. The hierarchy of all religions are aware of it, but don’t talk about it. The medical world uses it as a reference point when scanning for tumors. But this small gland is something we all want to awaken because it will change your life.
If you want to find the gland it is located in the middle of the brain, directly behind the 3rd eye. The 3rd eye is the mystical all seeing part of the human body. It is the connection with source energy, like a transmitter / receiver to the higher self and the energy of the universe. It is the center of our 6th sense.
The pineal gland has a few functions that we are all familiar with. When we are falling asleep it kicks in and produces melatonin and serotonin, as well as a chemical called DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). This chemical is responsible for your dreams at night. Dimethyltryptamineis a strong hallucinogen and is considered to many people to be the spirit molecule. Why do I say that people over the centuries have know about this gland? Because it’s symbolism is found in all religions and governments.
The image of the shape of the Pine Cone can be seen in a giant statue at Vatican City, on the head of the enlightened Buddha, the staff the Pope carries etc, etc. A little research and you will see this symbol everywhere, along with other “sacred geometry.” It has also been seen in eastern religions by the placing of jewels on the forehead. This practice goes back to ancient Egypt.
What has caused this important gland to become dormant in most of the population? Diet….the water we drink, our toothpaste and various other products. These products have cause the calcification of the gland. But this is all reversible. One of the biggest enemies of the Pineal Gland is Fluoride, which is a highly toxic chemical added to our water and toothpaste, along with other products, to strengthen our teeth. Fluoride is a deadly chemical, yet our governments will say the levels are acceptable. How can their be an acceptable level of an unacceptable substance. Fluoride has been outlawed in most of Europe for decades.
The solution is to drink distilled water, and to use toothpaste without fluoride present. There is no evidence that it helps your teeth. Aside from clogging up your pineal gland fluoride damages the lungs, digestive system and the eyes. It also causes cancer. Iodine will help eliminate fluoride from the body. Look for a good supplement or eat lots of kelp.
The pineal gland has other interesting attributes. Inside it is mostly water, which is a conductor, but it also resembles the EYE. It contains the same ‘cones’ that they seeing eye does. Interesting, isn’t it?
To the ancients the Pineal Gland is the seat of the soul. It’s reference in ancient literature goes far beyond the scope of this essay. To awaken it only requires some dietary changes and some meditation. I will go into this aspect more (meditation) later.
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26 of March 2013
In this video Osho discusses the compulsion people in our society have to reach levels of power and prestige rather than living and being simple human beings. Enjoy the video!
19 of March 2013
I am re posted this video from about a year ago, but the words are just so excellent in it. These teaching have survived 2500 and will continue to do so in the future.