Live totally, pour your whole energy into your passions, into your clownhood, into your gypsy adventurer, and soon you will see that what you were thinking was going to bring great blessings to you has only destroyed your energies and has left you like a spent cartridge.
—  Osho

All these theories about universal peace, about peace conferences, and so on, are simply laziness and hypocrisy. Men do not want to think about themselves, do not want to work on themselves, but think of how to make other people do what they want.

A great number of people become absorbed in thoughts and feelings about helping others simply out of laziness. They are too lazy to work on themselves; and at the same time it is very pleasant for them to think that they are able to help others. This is being false and insincere with oneself.

If a man looks at himself as he really is, he will not begin to think of helping other people: he will be ashamed to think about it. In order to be able to help people one must first learn to help oneself.

—  George Gurdjieff

I can’t even tell if you’ll see the image, cause I can’t, but whatever. Anyway, here’s a drawing I made for you, in like 3 minutes… I definitely rushed here, and that’s why it’s so sketchy and full of eraser marks, but I was already in the mood for drawing, especially since I got my scanner up and running so… here.

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Thank you condensedanonsouls!

A Little Bit of Theatre and a Whole Lot of Respect

A Little Bit of Theatre and a Whole Lot of Respect

Last year I replied to  a casting I seen online for a night called “Little Bit of Theatre.”  I knew the 13th Note well. it’s a cracking wee venue, the staff are all pretty easy going, it does amazing veggie and vegan food, is dog friendly AND it has gluten free beer!!! It’s also really good at supporting artists n the area and the performing arts scene in general. The first evening I performed I…

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I don’t believe what others call meditation, that ten minutes or twenty minutes you do it and then just be your ordinary self for twenty-four hours and again for twenty minutes meditate. This is stupid. It is like saying to a person that every day in the morning twenty minutes breathe and then forget all about it, because you have to do many other things. And then next day morning you can breathe again. To me meditation is exactly like breathing.

So whatsoever you are doing and where ever you are do it more consciously. For example, I can raise this hand without any consciousness, just unconsciously, out of habit. But you can raise your hand with full awareness. And you can see the difference between the two. The act is the same: one is mechanical, another is full of consciousness and the quality is tremendously different. Try it, because it is a question of taste and experience.

Walking, just try for few minutes to walk consciously; each step be alert and you will be surprised that the quality of your walk is totally different, it is relaxed. There is no tension and there is a subtle joy that is arising out of your relaxed walking. And the more you become aware of this joy, the more you would like to be awake.

—  Osho
Meditation slowly, slowly turns into your enlightenment. You suddenly become aware one day, where is that darkness? Where is that continuous rush of thoughts? Where has the mind gone? Suddenly you are absolutely as hollow as a bamboo; but your hollowness is not empty—it is full of joy and full of rejoicing. You will dance for no reason at all, you will sing for no reason at all, songs that you have not composed, dances that you have not learned. They are just bubbling spontaneously in your consciousness. That is enlightenment, but don’t make it a goal. Meditation is enough. Everything else follows on its own.
—  Osho
A gloomy person cannot endure the bliss of others—he wants everyone to be gloomy. And the gloomy person creates a sense of guilt in the minds of those who are smiling. The diseased man always look at the healthy ones with jealousy, and creates an atmosphere as if to be healthy is a sin. A miserable man must be violent. He would like to see others as miserable as himself, and he cannot rest until he has made you all miserable.
—  Osho
You must have heard about the Japanese discipline of KARATE. The word ‘karate’ is very meaningful. It comes from a root which means empty hand. It says: a man can become a great warrior if he understands totally the meaning of being empty. If somebody understands that, ‘Empty-handed I have come, empty-handed I will go, and empty-handed I am here,’ then there is nothing to lose. Who can conquer a person who has nothing to lose? Who can defeat a person who has nothing to lose? Who can frighten a person who has nothing to lose? By understanding this emptiness he becomes a great warrior. It is impossible to defeat him, it is impossible to rob him; it is impossible to kill him—because he is already empty. He holds nothing in his hands. By not holding anything, he goes beyond life and death.
—  Osho
The poor person always lives in hopes and desires and fantasies. It is only the rich person who starts getting tired of food, of sex, of money, of power, of prestige; he has seen it all and he has found that it is not worth wasting any more time and energy on. Suddenly he becomes aware that ‘What I have been doing is absolutely non-essential’—and then begins the search for the essential.
—  Osho
Darkness has its own joy, light has its own joy, and the person who understands will enjoy both. And he will not create any conflict and he will not choose. Darkness has silence in it, which no light can ever have. Darkness has a stillness in it, utter stillness, which no light can ever have. And darkness has infinity: unbounded it is, it knows no boundaries. Light comes and goes; darkness abides, darkness is eternal. Darkness has depth. Be touched by it and be moved by it—it is so velvety, it has a beauty of its own. And unless you are capable of loving darkness, you have not earned the right to know light.
—  Osho
You don’t know what is right and what is wrong, because you have not discovered it on your own; you have been told. And these are such deep experiences that nobody else can decide them for you. You will have to grope in the darkness of your being to find a window through which you can look at the open sky. You will have to seek and search for a door from which you can have an insight of what is right and what is wrong. You have to be inquirers, explorers. You cannot take things for granted: because so many people say it, then it must be true. Truth has to become your own experience—you have to be a witness to it.
—  Osho
Control is very easy because control needs only a cultivation of habits. You cultivate habits, then those habits possess you and you need not worry. Then you go on with your habits, they become mechanical and you live a robot life. You may look like a Buddha but you will not be. You will be just a dead stone statue.
—  Osho
In Japan they say: ‘Even a man who knows the art of the tea ceremony knows all that martial arts can teach’… because the basic equilibrium is the same. You have come to a moment where you drop yourself, where you are in an utter let-go… when the sword moves on its own—you don’t move it. It is exactly when the dance happens on its own, when you are nowhere to be found, when you are completely empty that something happens—out of that emptiness. If the self comes in you are not a great artist yet: the self will be a disturbance. If the idea comes to you to protect yourself, to defend yourself, or to defeat the enemy, you are not a master yet.
—  Osho
Our negative emotions are in ourselves and are produced by ourselves. There is absolutely not a single unavoidable reason why somebody else’s action or some circumstance should produce a negative emotion in me. It is only my weakness. No negative emotion can be produced by external causes if we do not want it. We have negative emotions because we permit them, justify them, explain them by external causes, and in this way we do not struggle with them.
—  P. D. Ouspensky

There is no need to go anywhere—just become a great container of energy. The first thing is: drop useless activities… minimize; all that is useless cancel it. Because each person is born with infinite capacities, but we dissipate those capacities and then we remain poor, beggarly. We live like beggars and we die like beggars. But we are not born beggars; we are born emperors. Then we start losing our treasures in utterly futile activities.

You don’t know how much we dissipate when we are anxious, when we are tense. You don’t know how much we dissipate when we go on thinking utterly foolish and mad thoughts. Now there are ways to measure it. Fifteen minutes of anxiety dissipates as much energy as one hour’s physical activity—digging a hole in the garden or chopping wood for one hour. Fifteen minutes of anxiety dissipates as much energy as you will dissipate in one hour’s chopping of wood. And after one hour you will at least have chopped wood with you, but after fifteen minutes of anxiety, nothing—just an empty person, lost, angry with himself, boiling, almost in a state of madness.

So first one has to drop all unnecessary physical activities, then all unnecessary mental activities.

This is the path of meditation. Slowly slowly you conserve so much that one day you have so much that it starts overflowing out of no motivation at all.

When energy flows, overflows, without any motivation, it becomes delight. That is the moment when you have started pouring into God. And the moment you start pouring into God, God starts pouring into you—it happens simultaneously.

Simply remain still, silent, absorbing, and the energy will accumulate, will become a reservoir, and one day it starts overflowing for no reason at all—not that it is going to search for anything, not that it has any motivation, not that it has any goal, nothing… for no reason at all but simply because it is too much and you cannot contain it. And it is not that you are trying to pour it into existence, no. It is happening on its own—you are just a watcher. And there is delight, and there is celebration.

—  Osho
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