Saturday, 23 May 2015

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” Bodhidharma

“Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?”  Susan Gordon Lydon

"...there is a way to be sane. You can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes.

Simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you. Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.

It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.

That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.”  Osho

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