The Opposite is Hidden
“If you can see the opposite is hidden, suddenly you don’t ask for anything, you don’t seek anything, because you know whatsoever you ask for, the opposite will come. If you ask for prestige, respect, insults will be coming from everywhere; if you ask for flowers, thorns will fall on you; if you want to be known, you will be forgotten; if you want to reach to the throne, you will be thrown out completely.”
Whatsoever you ask, the opposite will be given to you. Then what is the meaning of asking, then why ask for anything? Desires will be fulfilled, but by the time they are fulfilled, you will be surprised – the opposite has come into your hands. You will achieve goals, but by the time you achieve them you will cry and weep, because the opposite is hidden in the goal. You will reach wherever you want to reach, but the very reaching will become the frustration. …all self-centered striving ceases…. When this emptiness is seen as empty. What is there to strive for? The achieving mind falls, disappears into the dust.” – Osho “hsin hsin ming” pg. 170
Don’t ask for anything in life, whatsoever life gives you, accept, there is no good, there is no bad, good and bad come together as one, when good and bad are merged, they do not exist. There are simply experiences in life, do not allow the mind to interfere with the experience, simply accept the experience with no judgment. If at anytime you experience something that is “good”, enjoy it while it lasts, because it will pass. If at anytime you experience something that is “bad,” know that it is only temporary, that too will pass.