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GFP Newsletter - 1/24/2021

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You don't ask a rose flower to be somebody else, and you don't ask a lotus to be somebody else. A marigold is as beautiful as the rose. The world would be poorer if there were no marigolds, and only roses. The world is richer because more variety is there.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/23/2021

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A commune is not an organization, it is simply the gathering of individuals. It does not take away anybody's individuality. It does not destroy your dignity, your pride, your self- respect. On the contrary, it gives you dignity, respect, love: it accepts you as you are. It does not demand that you should be somebody else, then only will you be thought worthy; it does not ask you to be a saint. It simply loves you as you are.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/22/2021

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They say there are only two kinds of vegetables, cabbage and cauliflower; the cabbage category is uneducated, and the cauliflower is a cabbage with college degrees. But there is not much difference.

If you really want to live and not to vegetate, meditation is the only way; and meditation means no-mind... just silence.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/21/2021

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Looking inside is meditation -- just pure looking inwards, a turning of the eyes inwards one hundred and eighty degrees, and you have arrived home. Not a single step has to be taken, because you are not going anywhere; you are simply coming from here to here.

You are already there where you need to be, just you are not aware. Hence, meditation can be called awareness, watchfulness, alertness, witnessing -- but it is not thinking.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/20/2021

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It has been an old fallacy that meditation also needs an object to meditate upon. The very word 'meditation' is wrong because it gives the idea that you have to meditate upon something. Meditation simply means that you don't have anything left to meditate upon.

All is empty: there is no object, no chanting, no mantra, no sutra... just pure emptiness. And suddenly all your energy of awareness turns upon yourself, without any effort on your part. And the turning of the energy of awareness upon yourself is the ultimate experience of life, of light, of everything that is really valuable;everything that cannot be purchased but can be attained.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/19/2021

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Control is an old habit which every child is being taught from the very childhood: control -- control everything - - discipline, behave. Now you are no more a child, and I am not your father -- I am not even your uncle! Throw all control, throw all licenses, throw all boundaries. Life is so short, don't destroy it in controls and boundaries and mannerisms and etiquette and all kinds of nonsense.

Rejoice! I repeat, rejoice -- and rejoice totally. And if your heart is dancing, give it full energy. Everybody's heart is dancing. This is a place of dance, of song, of laughter. And I say this is the only kaaba, the only holy place in the world today. All holy places have become unholy, they have become prisons for man in the name of morality, control, discipline.

This is a small place with a vast territory of independence, freedom. The whole sky is yours -- even the sky is not the limit.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/18/2021

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Only one thing has to be remembered, and that is to be as conscious as possible, because that will make you dance rightly, in right places, with right people! Your consciousness will not allow you to jump on somebody else's toes. That is the only sin.

According to me, to interfere in somebody's life is the only sin, and the only virtue is not to interfere in anybody's life. Let him be himself, and let you be yourself... your freedom. This is, according to me, the authentic religiousness.

This is the only holy pilgrimage: From here to here -- you don't have to go anywhere. From now to now -- you don't have to travel in time or space.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/17/2021

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This is my only crime: I am condemned all over the world for simply one reason, that I am making people live totally and intensely, not bothering about their commandments, not bothering about their holy scriptures, not bothering about their gods and their devils, their heaven and their hell.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/16/2021

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Don't interfere into anybody's life, and don't allow anybody else to interfere in your life. This is true humanity -- authentic, honest, pure.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 1/15/2021

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Forget all about control. This place is not for people who control; this place is for people who let their heart dance wherever it wants to dance!

Remember a famous proverb: Talent is what you possess, genius is what possesses you.

You cannot control genius; you can control talents. Here we are creating the possibility for your sleeping genius to be awake. Once your genius is awake, you are going to be possessed, you will not be in control -- and there is no need to be in control. The sky is vast, millions of stars are moving without crashing, and no traffic control! Here I see thousands of hearts dancing, running -- no traffic control! Nature manages itself so perfectly that if you don't disturb, everything goes alright -- and very smoothly.

-Rajneesh

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