Tears, The Language of the Heart – Osho

“People ordinarily think tears come to the eyes when they are suffering, when there is pain… They have known only one side of the tears.”

to my followers

Some of you may be wondering what happened to me. I know I haven’t been around in a while. I don’t want you to think that I just don’t like you anymore. I… Continue reading

The Dark Side

— Carl Jung “How can anyone see straight when he does not even see himself and the darkness he unconsciously carries with him into all dealings?  If you imagine someone who is brave… Continue reading

Video excerpt from the Dhammapada

I created this simple video a few years back..  To me, these few words from the Dhammapada express the essence of what Buddhism is all about – freedom. Music (chant): Buddham Saranam Gachchami by Hariharan.

My Clematis

I planted this clematis two years ago. It was about 15 inches high at the time. I didn’t know if a clematis could grow in this north-facing spot up against a wall. Clematis… Continue reading

Meet Naoto Matsumura, The Guardian of Fukushima’s Animals

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
Naoto Matsumura is the only human who now lives in Fukushima’s 12.5-mile radiation exclusion zone in Japan. At first he fled the radation-riddle area, but he returned soon…

The seeker

“When someone is seeking,” said Siddhartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking – that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything because he is… Continue reading

The Multidimensional Splendor

Without religion, everything that is significant disappears — Osho Without God, life cannot have any meaning. It will have logic but it will not have any meaning. It will be mathematical… It will… Continue reading

The Gathering

“But where is this gathering?” “I don’t know, my little angel.” “But do the others know?” “No, they don’t know either.” “How can you go to a gathering without knowing where it is?”… Continue reading

“There is a core…”

“My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe, there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I… Continue reading

Moonlit

What do I care for morning, For a shivering aspen tree, For sunflowers and sumac, Opening greedily? What do I care for morning, For the glare of the rising sun, For a sparrow’s noisy prating, For another… Continue reading

the presence of something invisible – osho

“Gautama the Buddha’s whole religion can be reduced to a single word. That word is freedom. That is his essential message, his very fragrance. Nobody else has raised freedom so high. It is… Continue reading

open heart

Come dance

Every child has known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don’ts, Not the God who never does Anything weird, But the God who knows only 4 words And keeps… Continue reading

Hugging the inner child

“The World needs therapy because the world is missing love.  In a really loving world, no therapy will be needed at all.  Love will be enough, more than enough. Hugging is only a… Continue reading

On suffering

“When you suffer, you seek remedies, palliatives, escapes, gurus, which dissipate your inquiry into suffering. When you are worried – when you are suffering, your instinct is to run away from it, to… Continue reading

A dream within a dream

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar of a surf-tormented shore. And I hold within my hand grains of the golden sand.… Continue reading

Death makes us warriors

Keep death always before your eyes. — St. Benedict “One reason why Christian tradition has always steered me away from preoccupation with reincarnation has not so much to do with doctrine as with… Continue reading

The patience of ordinary things

It is a kind of love, is it not? How the cup holds the tea, How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare, How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes Or toes. How… Continue reading

If I had my way – Peter, Paul & Mary

VIDEO Peter, Paul and Mary with some foot-stompin’ gospel. If I Had My Way was originally recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1927.  The song has since been recorded by several popular artists… Continue reading

Barking dogs – Osho

“In India they have a beautiful proverb. The elephant is thought by the Indians, symbolically, to be one of the wisest animals in existence. And why have they thought that it is the… Continue reading

Here

A Native American elder was asked, “What shall we do if we get lost?” Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called “Here.”… Continue reading

Love

Seeing a flower

“When you take a flower in your hand, and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city… Continue reading

In gentleness, the world beats as one

The word “gentle” comes from the Latin, gentilis, which means “belonging to the same family”. That brings to mind Thomas Berry’s observation that the trees and grasses are our genetic cousins, our kin; and that the… Continue reading

Though I have not love

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy,… Continue reading

Devotion

“Devotion is a name for the feeling, the psychological climate, the heart of a devotee. God is not essential to it. Devotion can exist without God… For those whose hearts are filled with… Continue reading

Holstee Manifesto

“Life is short.  Live your dream, and share your passion.”

“i am a little church…”

“i am a little church (no great cathedral) far from the splendor and squalor of hurrying cities — i do not worry if briefer days grow briefest, i am not sorry when sun and rain make… Continue reading

Living in the moment

Chasing Rainbows

chasing rainbows
not just one, but
another and another and another.
we spend our life
in pursuit
of that pot of gold
but the pot keeps changing
shape, and color,
and who knows
what it holds
for real.
It doesn’t matter if
it’s a dream, (and it’s always
a dream)
we need something
to chase
or we stop,
and the dream ends.

We are.

I have no name ~ J. K.

I have no name. I am as the fresh breeze of the mountains. I have no shelter. I am as the wandering waters. I have no sanctuary like the dark gods, nor am I… Continue reading

In a flower…

In a flower, there are two constituents: one that is constantly changing — the body part, the form.  And then, hidden behind the form, the formless, which is unchanging. Flowers come and go, but their beauty remains. Sometimes… Continue reading

The Old Farmer vs. God — An Osho Story

A farmer,  one day was very angry with God. He said to God, “I have to tell it as it is — enough is enough! You don’t understand even the ABC of agriculture!… Continue reading

On Rumi

“Day and night my father danced in ecstasy, spinning on earth like the turning heavens.  His  laughter echoed through the zenith of the sky, And was heard by beings of every realm.  He… Continue reading

Finding silence within sound – a meditation

“Close your eyes and feel the whole universe filled with sound. Feel as if every sound is moving toward you, and you are the center. This feeling that you are the center will… Continue reading

What greater thing is there?

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all… Continue reading

That fragrance is prayer

“Meditation means a thoughtless silence, a thoughtless awareness – peace. When that peace is there, one day prayer bursts forth. You simply see a bud opening in your being, your heart becomes a flower… Continue reading

There will come soft rains

(War Time) There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound. And frogs in the pools singing at night, And wild plum trees in… Continue reading

The Madman

“You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus:

God is a way of life ~ Osho

Man without God is man alienated. Man without God is man without roots. Man without God is utterly lonely. Man without God knows nothing of life, meaning, significance. He knows only death, frustration,… Continue reading

I’m not a Catholic, but…

I’m not a Catholic, or even a Christian for that matter, but this painting of Jean Francois Millet’s always stops me whenever I am looking through my collection of images.  It’s the humility, I… Continue reading

Seagulls over Niagara

“The only true law is that which leads to freedom,” Jonathan said.  “There is no other.” Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Like the last morning star

In a dream, in one moment fifty years can pass. When the eyes open, it is all illusion. Such is living in the body.

I love a rainy night

What about the cowards?

HAS SUFISM ARISEN AS A REBEL AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ISLAM? OR IS IT PRE-ISLAM? “It is both. Anything that is alive is both. It is very ancient and it is very new… Continue reading

Sufi whirling and me

I was introduced to Sufi whirling several years ago when I visited the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India.  It’s an experience I will never forget.  I’m not a “regular” type person as… Continue reading

Whitman

“A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”     ~ Walt Whitman