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GFP Newsletter - 10/4/2017

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Remember, neither has your consciousness any mind, nor your body. Mind exists just in between it is a ghost phenomenon. If you are totally in the body, mind disappears. If you become totally conscious, then too mind disappears.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 10/3/2017

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Comparison belongs to the ignorant mind. Comparison is part of the ignorant mind, so how can a man who has attained talk in terms of comparison? An Enlightened man is always here and now. How can he talk about elsewhere? There is no elsewhere for an Enlightened man.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 10/2/2017

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When you attain, the whole world simply becomes a blessing. When you attain, suddenly everything is beautiful, illuminated, luminous - nothing is dark, nothing is sin, nothing is evil. When you are fulfilled, you look around and everything is so fulfilled, so complete, so perfect: that perfection is total because you have attained it. A man who has attained cannot condemn.

Just a few days ago, the roof fell down at the back of this house. And the first thing that came to me was: How beautiful a ruin! It was so perfect, you could not make a better ruin than that. It was simply perfect. Everything fell so beautifully, in such a pattern, as if someone had done it. It was not just in accident; it was as if someone had created it.

If you can see things with perfect awareness, everything is good. You feel blessed by everything and you can bless everything.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 10/1/2017

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Once it happened: A man came to Buddha, and Buddha said, "Beautiful. You are a beautiful person. I have never come across a person like you."

One of the chief disciples, Ananda, was sitting nearby. Ananda was always present. He became uneasy. When the man left, he said, "But you told me the same thing, and you have been saying the same thing to others, to many people, and I have been hearing this. What do you mean?"

Buddha laughed and said, "Everyone is beautiful, so beautiful that everyone is more beautiful than everybody else. Nonsense? How can everyone be more beautiful than everybody else? Everybody else is included in everyone."

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 9/30/2017

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One day, Mulla Nasrudin came to me and I said to him: Nasrudin, many people say that you are effeminate. He said: They are right, in comparison to my wife, I am.

We think in terms of comparison. If somebody says to everybody: You are beautiful; to us the meaning of that word 'beautiful' is lost. Because if you don't tell anybody that they are ugly, what do you mean by your word 'beautiful'? If somebody says: Everything is good, nothing is bad, then what is the meaning of his word 'good'? To us the word 'good' carries meaning only in comparison to 'bad'.

An Enlightened person has to use your words with the different quality of his consciousness. He doesn't compare.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 9/29/2017

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Zen says: It is up to you. And there are different types of people; Zen gives freedom to all. There are people who would like to remain in the mountains - good. There are people who would like to remain in the markets - very good. Zen says that it is up to you; the style of your life is up to you.

That is not the thing to be worried about. The basic thing is to be alert.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 9/28/2017

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There is a saying in Zen that before you are Enlightened, rivers are rivers and mountains are mountains. When you start meditating, rivers are no longer rivers and mountains are no longer mountains; everything is topsy-turvy. Then you attain; again everything falls into line - rivers are rivers again, mountains are mountains again. Just in the middle everything is disturbed, then everything settles again. Of course, it settles on a totally different plane.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 9/27/2017

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Buddhism and Tao met, and Zen was born, so Zen says both are good. If you live in the world, it is okay, but live with alertness. If you renounce, if you feel like renouncing, that too is good, but renounce with alertness. So the basic thing is not the form, but the spirit.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 9/26/2017

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Zen doesn't believe in renouncing the world. If you renounce, it is okay; if you don't renounce, it is also okay. It is up to you, both are good. The basic thing is not the world or renouncing the world; the basic thing is to be alert and aware wherever you are. Even a layman, a householder, can attain to the perfect Enlightenment. In this, Zen is very, very liquid. It gives you total freedom. Your style of life in this world doesn't matter.

Hindus have insisted that you have to renounce the world. Jains have insisted that you have to renounce the world. Even Buddha insisted. Buddha in fact had no householders as his disciples.

The whole Indian tradition is for renouncing the world. But Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, they lived in the world; they lived fully aware.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 9/25/2017

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Time should not be a concern, because time is against meditation. Time is mind and in meditation there is no time. Meditation is beyond time; there is no space, no time.

When you are deeply in meditation, you don't know what time it is, you cannot know; you cannot feel time - and you don't know where you are, you cannot feel space. And if you go a little deeper, you don't know who you are. Everything disappears - time, space, and all the configurations of time and space: the ego, everything disappears; you simply ARE. This is the being, this is the Truth.

-Rajneesh

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