Updated: A man of understanding never thinks, he simply looks at the fact. The very look reveals

Osho 1This article was written around my darkest hour…

It is still valid… but I have added some new insights to it… and I am adding a new distinction: the third brain… The brain that sees accurately through pattern recognition…

I have been looking at Osho. And I just ran out of new things to read, I opened the Mustard Seed talks at exactly this place.

All those that have come before me with the lofty goal to return Man to innocence and mindlessness, have failed. I believe that Jesus, if he ever lived, committed suicide by cop.

And I am more and more convinced that so did Osho. Suicide by cop… or a version of it.

Why would men so much ahead of their brethren with such a lofty ideal want to die? I’ll answer that after you read this quote from the Mustard Seed, Osho’s collected talks on Jesus and the Gospel of Thomas… the doubting Thomas from the New Testament.

The mind is drunk. It cannot see the present, that which is before you. The mind is filled with dreams, desires. You don’t have a presence. That’s why Jesus is missed, Buddha is missed, Krishna is missed, and then for centuries you weep and cry, then for centuries you feel guilty. For centuries you think, pray, imagine, and when Jesus is there you miss. Jesus can be met only if you attain to a presence of mind, such a presence that has no past, that has no future. Only such a presence can look into the present, and then the present is eternal. But eternity is in depth, it is not a linear movement, it is not horizontal – it is vertical.
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The greatest secret of life is that life is a gift. And so is happiness

osho: the man who loved seagullsI think, that of all Osho’s talks that I know, this is the most significant, and the most helpful, if you EVER want to be able to return HOME, to the present moment, where you can be content, happy, and start living.

Osho talks: The Man Who Loved Seagulls

7 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

There was a man living by the seashore who loved seagulls. Every morning he went down to the sea to roam with the seagulls. More birds came to him than could be counted in hundreds.

His father said to him one day: I hear the seagulls all come roaming with you — bring me some to play with.

Next day, when he went to the sea, the seagulls danced above him and would not come down.

The greatest secret of life is — and remember it always — that life is a gift. You have not deserved it in the first place. It is not your right. It has been given to you, you have not earned it. Once you understand this, many things will become clear.

If life is a gift then all that belongs to life is going to be a gift. Happiness, love, meditation — all that is beautiful is going to be a gift from the holy, from the whole.

Click to continue reading this article on my Osho blog Also mp3 file and pdf there