Saturday, 10 December 2011

Osho (born 11 December)

Osho: my beloved spiritual master, previously known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was born on 11 December 1931 (9.10.3) with Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Capricorn and Ascendant in Gemini, and Moon conjunct Saturn. 

This was indeed for me one of the greatest man I can think and feel of. I am most honoured to have had the chance of operating as his press agent in Italy during the last two years of his life.

Since his childhood he emerged as a most rebellious and free spirit, stressing the importance of searching for truth through direct experience rather than borrowing it from consensus reality or others. 

“Experience life in all possible ways” he says “- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become."

Throughout all his life Osho focused on developing tools for human expansion of awareness and for bridging the zone between ordinary and multidimensional reality. 

He read copiously to broaden his understanding of human belief systems and in his countless speeches dealt with every aspect of life. His talks have been published in more than 600 volumes and translated in over 30 languages. 

”My message is not a doctrine,” he says “not a philosophy. My message is a certain alchemy, a science of transformation, so only those who are willing to die as they are and be born again into something so new that they cannot even imagine it right now... only those few courageous people will be ready to listen, because listening is going to be risky. Listening, you have taken the first step towards being reborn. So it is not a philosophy that you can just make an overcoat of and go bragging about. It is not a doctrine where you can find consolation for harassing questions. No, my message is not some verbal communication. It is far more risky. It is nothing less than death and rebirth.”

Osho also employed a large variety of jokes, funny stories and controversial statements to sneak through consensus reality. 

“Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor makes you more human, more humble. The sense of humor - according to me - is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.” 

Laughter played a major role in his work ( as well as cathartic and release. It is through Osho that I deepened my awareness of the power of the second stage.

The transcription on his Samadhi reads: Osho Never Born - Never Died. Only visited this planet earth between December 11, 1931 - January 19, 1990. Osho is no longer is a HAC body to shed light on the mysteries surrounding his life.

Please find below some quotes:

Ecstasy is our very nature; not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look to tired, because misery is really hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against nature.

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you. Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning. Questioners sooner or later end up in a library. Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures, because scriptures are full of answers. And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.

The perfectionist is bound to be a neurotic, he cannot enjoy life, until he is perfect. And perfection as such never happens, it is not in the nature of things. Totality is possible, perfection is not possible. 

The heart is always right - if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart - because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted.
I have seen lovers promising each other that they will love each other forever and forever. And not knowing anything about the next moment! If they are a little alert, they will say: “It feels in this moment, it is a truth of this moment....”That is why lovers always prove to be deceivers to each other. In the end they think they have been cheated. They have both promised things which they cannot deliver.

© Franco Santoro, All rights reserved. 
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