Thursday, April 30, 2015

Love With Detachment

Love With Detachment

“Detachment is not absence of interest – detachment is absolute interest, tremendous interest, but still with the capacity of non-clinging.  Enjoy the moment while it is there and when the moment starts disappearing, as everything is bound to disappear, let it go.  That is detachment.” – Osho “Tarot in the Spirit of Zen” – pg. 96

We should be in love with detachment.  We should be absolutely interested in one another, we should be in love, but we should not be attached.  We should not be possessive.  Like the beautiful sky, like the beautiful sun, we cannot own the sun, we cannot own the sky, but we can enjoy the beauty of it.  While it is there, we should enjoy it fully, when the sun starts to set, we let it go.  When the sky is no longer blue, when it starts to turn grey, we should not be upset, we should accept. 

While the love is there, while it is alive, enjoy it, fully enjoy it, be at one with it, be so at one with love that you become love.  Do not worry about how long the love will last, simply enjoy the love fully.  Death may end the love; a change of heart may end the love, but those are all thoughts of the future, the future does not exist, all that exists is this moment right now, and in this moment right now, you are full of love, so enjoy it, cherish it, and share it.  While you are full of love, share this love to the world, you will never know how long it will last, but I can say this, the more you share this love, the more love you will receive in return. 

Do not hoard love, hoarding love will kill it, it is like locking a bird away into a cage that is meant to be free, soon the bird will lose its beauty, soon the bird will become weak, soon the bird will die.  We are meant to share our love to this world in freedom, without freedom there cannot be love, without love there is very little joy in being free, love gives purpose to our freedom.  – SFL April 30 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Remember Existence

Remember Existence

“The existence has to be remembered; then you will not get caught in the net of an egoistic feeling, that “I am special.”  The moment you feel you are special, you have lost contact with life, with love, with the totality of the whole – you are alone.” – Osho “Sermons in Stones” pg. 577

In regards to the Martial Arts, I can change the above statement to: Firearms have to be remembered; then you will not get caught in the net of an egoistic feeling, that “I am special.”  The moment you feel you are special, you have lost contact with reality and real modern day warfare and survival.  When you train with firearms you will quickly understand how ordinary you really are.  You are nobody special because you have been training in “Martial Arts” for over 2 decades.  You are not better than anyone else, you are not below anyone else, you are simply unique. 

When you come to the point in your training when you have destroyed your own ego, when you have destroyed your own self-importance, that is your critical moment of spiritual growth, this will be the true test of time to determine whether or not you really have what it takes to be a Martial Artist.  Will you still train in the Martial Arts even though it will not make you anybody special?  Will you still train in the Martial Arts even when anybody can just purchase a gun to kill you in an instant? 

Do you see yourself as above somebody else because you practice Martial Arts and he does not?  If so, you have lost contact with the Tao.  When you are at one with the Tao you truly see that you are nobody special, you are just one small part in the entire existence, there is absolutely nothing you can achieve that will make you greater than the whole. 

Love is Beyond Marriage

Love is Beyond Marriage

“Marriage is a false substitute for love.  A man or a woman should be allowed to choose their partners and to change their partners whenever they feel.  The government has no business in it, the society has nothing to do with it.  It is two individuals’ personal affair.  The privacy of it is sacred.  If two people want to live together, they don’t need any permission from any priest or any government.  They need the permission of their hearts.  And the day they feel that the time has come to part, again they don’t need anybody’s permission.  They can part as friends, with beautiful memories of their loving days.  Love should be the only way for men and women to live together.  No other ritual is needed.”

“If man’s love is free, there will not be blacks and whites, and there will not be these ugly discriminations, because love knows no boundaries.  You can fall in love with a black man, you can fall in love with a white man.  Love knows no religious scriptures.  It knows only the heartbeat, and it knows it with absolute certainty.  Once love is free, it will prepare the ground for other fundamental rights.” – Osho “Sermons in Stones” pg. 559-560

I promote real love, not marriage.  Real love is living, it is alive, it is in the moment.  It is a private affair, it is nobody’s business, not your parents, not your friends, not your relatives, not the courts, not the lawyers, not the judges, not the policeman, not the neighbors, not the strangers, etc.  It is nobody’s business but for the two individuals who are deeply in love.  They can share their intimacy in private; they can truly enjoy each other’s company without any outside distractions whatsoever.  The love that they share together completes them and makes them whole.  It is something positive and healing. 

Once this love is shared, this positive loving energy is then shared with the world in every expression of that human being.  Everything that he or she does becomes radiated with love, now they see the world from a whole new perspective; it has come from SD to Full HD.  Marriage attempts to make love permanent, love cannot be permanent, love lives moment to moment.  In order for love to live, there must be constant appreciation, the mind has to be dropped, the past has to be dropped, the future has to be dropped.  True love can only exist when you are in meditation.  If you practice love with meditation, it becomes eternal. – SFL April 26 2015

You Are Not Born With Guilt

You Are Not Born With Guilt

“Guilt is not something that you are born with, it is not part of your nature.  Guilt is created by the society.  For example, every religion creates guilt – in different ways, but the technique is the same.  All the religions live, thrive, on guilty human beings.  First make them guilty – once you have succeeded in making somebody feel guilty, you have almost killed his spirit.  Now he will be a soulless slave to you.  As far as I am concerned, my whole work is in how to free you from guilt – not to transform it.” – Osho “Sermons in Stones” pg. 549

We create our own mental prisons everywhere we go.  We are programmed since birth to have a guilty conscience.  The programmers are our parents, relatives, schoolteachers, priests, politicians, doctors, lawyers, police officers, bosses, media, etc.  These programmers formulate a vast list of what is considered “right” and what is considered “wrong.”  Now everywhere we go, even when they are not physically with us, they are within our conscious, and within our conscious they have control over us, they have us enslaved. They tell us that making love is wrong, so we feel guilty about sex.  They tell us that guns are bad, so we are in total fear of guns.  They tell us a million and one things of what we should and should not do, now we live our lives as machines, we are not truly human, we are not truly free.  We will never be free until we learn to break free from this guilty conscious and follow our hearts towards the true Way. 

The Buddha's Are One

The Buddha’s Are One

“When I am with you, I feel like a boat on the wide ocean and the waves go higher and higher.  And then the question arises: are you me or am I you?”

“Two sides of one coin – both are right.  You can see this side, you can see that side.  The higher you go, the closer you come to me.  At the highest point, certainly this question arises: Who are you? – me or yourself?  In fact, those two entities have disappeared into one organic whole.  This is what I call devotion, the ultimate state of disciplehood.” – Osho “Sermons in Stones” pg. 549

I feel at one with the great sages of whom I have become a disciple of.  I feel at one with 2pac, Bruce Lee, Lao-tzu, Buddha, Osho.  As I have grown I have grown with them.  I feel that their expression is one with my own and that my expression is an expression of theirs.  I am able to transform and adapt to change my expression according to the time and circumstances.  I see that once you discover the Buddha within, you become one with all Buddhas.  You understand all Buddhas.  We all have no names, we are all just one.  Their expression lives through me and my expression is expressed through their teachings.  Even when they have passed away, their teachings live on, even when I pass away, my teachings will live on, because the teachings of all Buddha’s lead towards the same source.