After all I loved that program… so why not continue indefinitely.
Two reasons: 1. There were only four participants. But that is not enough reason. 2. The Playground is a knowing yourself program, but knowing yourself needs to be done by you, not by me. People kept coming, but they didn’t continue the work of getting to know themselves at home, in their own time… So all that “self-knowledge” work I did with them was wasted.
Why? Because stronger forces won… You’ll see in this amazing talk, 40 years ago by Osho.
What’s wrong with my Wife?
29 August 1974 am in Buddha Hall THE NINTH SAYING
JESUS SAID: THE MOTE THAT IS IN THY BROTHER’S EYE THOU SEEST, BUT THE BEAM THAT IS IN THINE EYE THOU SEEST NOT. WHEN THOU CASTEST THE BEAM OUT OF THINE EYE, THEN THOU WILT SEE CLEARLY TO CAST THE MOTE OUT OF THY BROTHER’S EYE.
Self-knowledge is the most difficult thing – not because it is difficult, but because you are scared to know about yourself.
Read the rest of this amazing talk on my Osho page
Man feels meaningless, empty, hollow within, and wants to fill it, stuff it. The effort to fill it somehow is greed. That effort is bound to fail for the simple reason because whatsoever you accumulate remains on the outside; it cannot reach within you. And the problem is within… and the solution you are seeking is without.
For example, you are feeling meaningless inside you and you are trying to fill it by money. It is a stupid effort, unconscious effort, not seeing a simple point: that money can be gathered, accumulated, but it will pile up around you. You can have mountains of money around you…there have been people with mountains of money.
I just came back from my weekly grocery shopping trip.
My driver has been struggling with a chest and head cold for weeks now.
One of my students has been missing classes because of a cold that now moved into her chest.
I am well. What’s my secret?
I have a system for being well.
One of the things that show the level of your intelligence is how much of your power you give away. Or keep for yourself and use it for what you need to do…
We, humans, are really good at playing the “blame game.”
We, humans, are really good at playing the “blame game.” That, combined with the other favorite, “suddenly,” is really lethal.
I don’t have a TV, I don’t read the newspaper, but can’t avoid getting glimpses of “big news,” like the cantaloupes that killed.
Let’s look beyond where the news (and probably you) stopped: what is the assumption that killed here?
I got an insight in how you think through an email interaction with a client of mine.
She thanked me for talking to her. Something didn’t sit well with me about that, so I answered:
By the way, if I were you, and someone did what I do with you, then this is what I would say
Thank you for seeing me as someone who can grow, even when I don’t see it.
Thank you for being there so I can grow and I can grow fast
Thank you for holding the space for me to be all I can be.
Energy Healing, Energy Healers
People want to become healers. It is all ego, pride, a way to go around doing their own spiritual work.
Thousands upon thousands search to become Reiki “Masters”… they are not a master in anything, barely can tie their shoe laces, but they are Reiki Masters. Yeah, right.
It’s the best racket of our age:wave your arms, and get paid. No one can see energy, no one can measure energy, and only a very small percentage of people can feel energy. And when they don’t… it is their fault, isn’t it?
Yesterday, in the Playground session, we spoke about the fear of death.
“They” say all fear is fear of death. I am not afraid of death. I have faced death several times. Some of the times it was because I was ill. Many of the times I did it to meet death, to make friends with death. And even more often I faced death to get beyond it. To get where only through death you can get.