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GFP Newsletter - 11/18/2017

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Reality simply exists there in all its purity. It is up to you.

If you start fighting with it, it becomes your enemy; if you start adjusting to it, if you start accepting it, if you start flowing with it - not upstream, but wherever it leads - if you simply leave yourself to it, it becomes your friend. That is trust; that is SHRADDHA, faith.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/17/2017

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When a child is born the mother is the only reality. He is in contact only with the mother and every desire is fulfilled: he is hungry and mother gives him milk; he is thirsty and water is given; he is feeling wet, the clothes are changed; he is not feeling warm, a blanket is put over him - everything is fulfilled. And every child is a dreamer, has to be. The child starts feeling as if he is the center of the world - he is here to demand and the world is there to fulfill. If you continue to try it, you remain a child.

I see people not growing at all. They reach their graves but in fact they have remained in their cradles, still playing with toys, still dreaming. Then they weep and cry because the reality doesn't bother about them; they feel frustrated, they feel aggressive, they feel that everywhere something is going wrong and against them - as if the reality is the enemy.

It is neither enemy nor friend - it is neither. If you are aware, it becomes your friend; if you are unaware, it proves to be your enemy. In itself it is neither. Reality has no prejudice about you, as a friend or an enemy.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/16/2017

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This is what I call SANNYAS - a man, a woman who has come to realize: The reality cannot adjust to my dreams, so I will adjust to reality. Immediately, a revolution happens.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/15/2017

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Learn! Learn through life - and the greatest lesson is that you don't see reality as it is. You project on it, and when you project, you are bound to become frustrated sooner or later, because the reality cannot adjust to your projection. How can the reality adjust to your projection? Who are you? You have to adjust to reality, reality has not to adjust to your projection. That's why you are in misery - because you feel every time that something goes wrong. Nothing goes wrong. You start with a dream and the reality doesn't believe in your dream - that's all. How can you force reality to adjust to your dream?

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/14/2017

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Learn through life, otherwise things are not going to be different. Everybody thinks: This time it is going to be different. You are not different so how is it going to be different this time? And if you observe closely you will see that not only do you repeat, you fall in love again and again with the same type of man or woman, the same type. It has to be so.

I have heard about one man who was divorced eight times. And then he suddenly became aware:

What is happening to me? Is somebody playing a joke or what? Because I always fall in love with the same type of woman again.

Nobody is playing a joke; you are choosing. And if you remain the same and you have not learned, how can you choose another type of person? Again the same type of person will appeal to you. You will fall again in love with the same type of person, then the same circle will be repeated. Eight or eighty times - it makes no difference. If you remain the same you will do the same. You will again find the same person first appealing, then disgusting.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/13/2017

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Buddha said that the world is like a wheel. And you are clinging to the wheel, and you go on moving with the wheel, Become aware that you are repeating. Repetition is unconscious. Become aware that you have been behaving like a robot, not like a man. Become aware. Go back and watch, relive the moments and see that you have been doing the same thing again and again - the same anger, then again the repentance, the same marriage, and again the divorce, the same falling in love, and then getting fed up. If you can see and watch the repetitiveness of your life, the very understanding that you have been repeating will become a consciousness.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/12/2017

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Move! - have as many experiences as possible, because experience is the only school. Move and don't be afraid; but learn - just moving won't do. You have been moving and travelling; that won't help. If you just go on moving in an unconscious way things will become more and more engraved.

You will become almost a robot, you will become predictable - everything can be said about you.

That is why astrology exists; not because anybody knows what stars say, not because anybody knows what is written in your hand, no. Astrology exists because you are predictable, you move in a vicious circle.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/11/2017

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If you don't learn, how can you become mature? And if you don't learn and you repeat the vicious circle again and again, it becomes more and more solid within you, reaches to your very foundations. This is the state of ignorance.

If you start learning, then the circle breaks from somewhere. Then you start seeing the whole pattern of your mind, how it functions - first in love, then fed up, then again in love, then fed up - the circle revolves. And if you understand it, suddenly one day the very understanding of its nonsense brings you out of it. Nothing is to be done; you have just to understand, you have just to learn through life.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/10/2017

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Right now, you are there, the mind is there and the world is there: the trinity that all the religions have talked about - the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost. Hindus call it TRIMURTI. You must have seen three images, of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh; three faces together. These three faces disappear because these three faces are illusory. Hidden just behind these three faces is one. With that one, there is no object, no subject - you simply see whatsoever is. That which is, is revealed. But to come to this understanding you will have to understand your illusions, and you have known many.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 11/9/2017

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Buddhas have always said that if you have any desires, you cannot know the Truth because your desire will color it. If you want to achieve something you will not be able to know reality. The very effort to achieve something, a desire, will color it.

When you are desireless, when you are not in any way ambitious, when you are not moving to achieve something, when you are simply a being, totally still and quiet, then suddenly the reality appears to you.

So this is the mechanism - you and the reality, and in between these two, the mind. This is the mechanism of the unreal, the illusory, MAYA. You and the reality and no more mind in between; suddenly, all that is there is revealed, all mysteries open. But when the mind drops the bridge drops.

You and reality become one because now there is no dividing line.

-Rajneesh

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