osho zen

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves. They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism, a charisma that can take out alive, young people from the traditional imprisonment….

The enlightened man cannot be enslaved – that is the difficulty – and he cannot be imprisoned…. Every genius who has known something of the inner is bound to be a little difficult to be absorbed; he is going to be an upsetting force. The masses don’t want to be disturbed, even though they may be in misery; they are in misery, but they are accustomed to the misery. And anybody who is not miserable looks like a stranger.

The enlightened man is the greatest stranger in the world; he does not seem to belong to anybody. No organization confines him, no community, no society, no nation.

Osho The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself Chapter 9

And then further for the Rebel card:

The Rebel challenges us to be courageous enough to take responsibility for who we are and to live our truth.

watsinaname to watsinaname: Do you have it in you?

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In the pondering over shallowness and depth, I ask why is either to be judged as bad? What’s wrong with being shallow, and if shallow according to Lord Shiva (and I agree) is always relative, then what pray tell me is deep enough? Are there others who think that the ocean may not be deep enough on a given day and a pond may contain the colossal abyss? On a given day of course.

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4 thoughts on “osho zen

  1. you have it in you. it’s just the ennui of corporate life. i wonder how i will ever, ever get back to that. this is like a new lease of life for me. seriously.

  2. “In the pondering over shallowness and depth, I ask why is either to be judged as bad? What’s wrong with being shallow, and if shallow according to Lord Shiva (and I agree) is always relative, then what pray tell me is deep enough? Are there others who think that the ocean may not be deep enough on a given day and a pond may contain the colossal abyss? On a given day of course.”

    Well thought of! Worth pondering!

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