Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mulshi Lake,Pune, April 2001

With Edi, Mulshi Lake, April 2001

Leave a comment

Filed under BharataIndia, Information, Photos, Places

Rehabilitation of Sheela

Bhagwan’s (Osho’s) Rehabilitation of Sheela
As circumstances demand we are forced to show this video in public. There are so many accusations from different sides concerning Sheela’s time in Rajneeshpuram about which Bhagwan himself had spoken in 1985 in a very negative way. One year after Sheela left, on August 1st. 1986, Bhagwan revoked all his former charges against her explicitly. Rajneeshpuram and the events there had been Bhagwan’s lessons for Sheela and every Sannyasin, but this seems still neglected by the Sannyas-community at large and the public. There was practically no media coverage for it, neither in the public nor in the Sannyas media. Hence we feel it’s high time to give everybody a fair chance to hear the core statements from the rehabilitating press conference also.

by Bhagwan (Osho)
Press Conference 1st of August 1986

They tried every means to destroy us. Poor Sheela has nothing to do with it. She certainly became a victim. I have all compassion for her. It has to be understood you can become entangled. All the telephones from the commune were taped. I was in isolation and in silence. Sheela was my secretary and the president of the commune. Seeing that all the telephones are taped she started taping the telephones that were coming from outside.

And found that the government, FBI, CIA, the other government agencies had their agents in the commune hiding as Sannyasins who go on giving information. She was not a criminal! When I had chosen her as the president of the commune she was an innocent woman of great intelligence. But the American politicians destroyed her innocence.

Whatever they were doing she had to do as a counter-effect, as a defence. All her crimes are basically crimes of American politicians which she repeated. Just to save the commune. I have nothing but compassion and sadness for her. She is not a criminal! And whatever she did, there was no bad intention in it.

She had even bugged my own room. She has bugged 200 houses. Naturally, logically it seems that she was even trying to find out what I do in my privacy, what I say in my privacy. That is not true! The truth is she wanted to be alert, because I lived in a house alone. If in the night anybody opens the doors which were of glasses her bugging will inform her immediately. She could reach there. It was for my protection, not against me.

She never did anything against me or against the commune.
But now she can be interpreted. And because of the interpreters she starts replying these interpreters and journalists in the same tone. She had not the genius to say the truth: that “I had bugged Bhagwan’s house for his protection.” But I know!

She would have died for me. She had loved me.
Not the kind of love you have shown me. Your love is simply cunning.

Leave a comment

Filed under Attitude, Education, FactScience, Information, IntellectualSkills, MyServices, Osho, Places, Politicians, Psychology

Osho stole my heart

Osho stole my heart
Laura – that was what my college degree was in although at Texas University
i did mostly sculpturing and pottery- graduating Magna Cum Laude- big deal!!!
i couldn’t even get a job afterward – instead i work as a newspaper reporter, salesclerk in a discount store and worked on the shrimp-boats off of the Texas coast- and then i got a job working for the Texas Highway Dept. setting out traffic counters all over the state..

It was a great job and allow me a lot of freedom to paint meditate etc. in fact it was a stroke of luck that i was able to find Osho. But in Houston i was taking some yoga classes down off of Westimer blvd. and there was a bookstore close to the yoga center and the lady who was running the store – kind of like me and she mentioned one of Osho’s books and said that i should buy it and since i was starting to practice meditation i bought it mostly just to please her ( woman have so much control over us guys!)

i bought two books and took them with me on my vacation down to Ecuador South America- in search i was for an enlightened being- the guy turned out to be a big egoist. Anyway the next year off to India and Osho stole my heart- 27 years ago now- the love affair continues. …

1 Comment

Filed under Attitude, Information, MyServices, Osho

درباره ي اوشو

درباره ي اوشو
بيشتر ما در دنياي زمان زندگي مي كنيم، در خاطرات گذشته و در انتظارات آينده.
فقط به ندرت است كه ما بعد بي زمان حال را لمس مي كنيم __ در لحظاتي از زيبايي ناگهاني، يا خطري ناگهاني،
در ديداري با معشوق و يا با غافلگيرشدن با چيزي غيرمنتظره.
مردمان بسيار اندكي از دنياي زمان و ذهن __و جاه طلبي هايش و رقابت هايش__ گام بيرون مي نهند.
و شروع مي كنند به زندگي كردن در دنيايبي زماني.
و از آناني كه چنين مي كنند،
فقط تعداد اندكي تجربه ي خويش را با ديگران سهيم شده اند: لائوتزوLao Tzu ، گوتام بودا Gautam Buddha ، بودي دارما Bodhidharma … يا اخيراً، جورج گرجيف George Gurdjieff ،
رامانا ماهارشي Ramana Maharshi ، جي كريشنامورتي J. Krishnamurthi … اينان توسط معاصران خود، خل و ديوانه انگاشته شده اند‘ پس از مرگشان آنان را ” فيلسوف” مي خوانند.
و با مرور زمان به اسطوره بدل مي شوند __ نه انسان هايي با گوشت و خون، بلكه نمايندگاني اسطوره اي از ميل جمعي ما براي رشدكردن به وراي امور كوچك و پيش پاافتاده و بي معني بودن زندگي روزمره.
باگوان كسي است كه آن دري را كه به زندگي در بعد بي زماني گشوده مي شود كشف كرد.
او خودش را يك “وجودگراي واقعي” true existentialist مي خواند و زندگيش را وقف برانگيختن ديگران براي كشف همان در كرد __ تا از دنياي گذشته و آينده گام بيرون نهند و دنياي جاودانگي را خودشان تجربه كنند. از اوان كودكي اش در هندوستان، روشن بود كه باگوان از قراردادهاي دنياي اطرافش پيروي نخواهد كرد.
او هفت سال اول زندگيش را با پدربزرگ و مادربزرگ مادري اش گذراند، كه به او اين آزادي را داده بودند كه خودش باشد __ چيزي كه تعداد اندكي از كودكان از آن برخوردار هستند.
او كودكي منزوي بود و ترجيح مي داد ساعت هاي طولاني نزديك درياچه در سكوت بنشيند
و يا محيط اطرافش را به تنهايي اكتشاف كند.
او مي گويد كه مرگ پدربزرگ مادري اش تاثيري عميق بر زندگي درونش گذاشت
او را برانگيخت تا آن زندگي بدون مرگ را كشف كند.
تا زماني كه به پدر و مادر خودش و خانواده ي درحال رشدشان بازگشت و وارد مدرسه شد،
آنقدر وضوح يافته بود و ريشه هايش در خويشتن محكم شده و آنقدر شهامت يافته بود
تا هرگونه اقدام بزرگ ترها را براي شكل دادن زندگيش طبق ميل آنان، و اينكه او چگونه بايد باشد را به چالش بخواند.
او هرگز از مبارزه و جدل خجالت نمي كشيد.
براي باگوان، حقيقت قابل سازشكاري نيست، يا اينكه اگر باشد، ديگر حقيقت نيست.
و حقيقت يك تجربه است و نه يك باور.
او هرگز از مردم نمي خواهد كه گفته هايش را باور كنند،
بلكه در عوض آزمايش كنند و خودشان ببينند كه چيزي كه مي گويد درست است يا نيست.
و در عين حال، او براي يافتن راه ها و وسايلي براي افشاي طبيعت باورها___
فقط تسليت هايي براي آرام كردن نگراني هاي ما در برابر ناشناخته،
و موانعي براي روياروشدن با واقعيت اسرارآميز و كشف نشده __ بسيار بي رحم است.
پس از به اشراق رسيدنش در بيست و يك سالگي، باگوان تحصيلات دانشگاهي اش را تمام كرد
و هفت سال به تدريس فلسفه در دانشگاه جبل پور پرداخت.
در همين اوقات، به سراسر هند سفر كرد و با سخنراني هايش رهبران مذهبي سنتي را در مناظرات عمومي
به چالش فراخواند و با مردماني متفاوت، با تمام شيوه هاي زندگي گوناگون ديدار كرد.
در اواخر دهه ي 1960 ، باگوان شروع كرد به تكميل كردن تكنيك منحصر به فرد خودش به نام دايناميك مديتيشنDynamic Meditation (مراقبه ي پويا.) او مي گويد كه انسان معاصر چنان با سنت هاي منسوخ گذشته و نگراني هاي زندگي معاصر گرانبار شده است كه پيش از اينكه بتواند اميدوار باشد كه آن وضعيت بدون فكر و آسوده ي مراقبه
راكشف كند، بايد از يك روند پاكسازي عبور كند.
او در سراسر هند اردوگاه هاي مراقبه برپا كرد و براي حاضران سخنراني كرد
و شخصاً مراقبه هايي را كه تدوين كرده بود اجرا كرد.
در اوايل دهه ي 1970 نخستين افراد غربي شروع به شنيدن باگوان كردند و تعداد روزافزوني از آنان، همراه با سالكان هندي به جرگه ي “نئوسانياس” Neo-Sannyas پيوستند.
در 1974 يك جمع a commune در اطراف باگوان در پونا Pune ، در هند تشكيل شده بود و آن جريان قطره قطره از بازديدكنندگان غربي، به زودي سيلي شد كه تا به امروز هم ادامه دارد.
بسياري از بازديكنندگان اوليه غربي، درمانگراني بودند كه خودشان را با محدوديت هاي روش هاي غربي روبه رو مي ديدند
و جوياي رويكردي بودند تا بتواند به ژرفاي عميق تري از روان انسان دست بيابد و آن را متحول سازد.
باگوان آنان را ترغيب كرد تا مهارت هايشان را به آن جمع هديه كنند و از نزديك با آنان كار كرد تا روش هاي درماني آنان را در فضايي از مراقبه به كار بگيرند.
او گفته است كه مشكل روش هاي درماني غرب در اين است كه آن ها خودشان را مقيد مي كنند تا ذهن و عوارض آن را درمان كنند، درحاليكه شرق مدت ها پيش دريافته است كه مشكل اصلي، خود ذهن __ يا هويت گيري ما با آن است.
آن روش هاي درماني مي توانند در سبكباركردن مردم از عواطف سركوب شده و ترس هايشان مفيد باشند __ همچون مراحل تخليه سازي catharsis در مراقبه هايي كه او تدوين كرده ___ و به آنان كمك كند تا خودشان را واضح تر ببينند.
ولي تازماني كه ما خودمان را از مكانيسم ذهن و فرافكني هاي آن، و از خواسته ها و ترس ها رها نكنيم،
فقط از چاله اي در آمده ايم تا دوباره در چاله اي ديگر كه خودمان ايجاد كرده ايم بيفتيم. بنابراين روش هاي درماني
بايد دست در دست روند هويت زدايي و مشاهده گري، كه به نام مراقبه شناخته شده حركت كند.

در پايان دهه 1970 آن جمع پونا شامل بزرگترين مركز درماني و رشد در دنيا بود و هزاران نفر از سراسر دنيا براي شركت در گروه هاي درماني و مراقبه كردن، براي نشستن در كنار باگوان در سخنراني هاي صبحگاهي اش و براي هديه كردن مهارت هاي خود به زندگي آن جمع و يا براي بازگشت به كشورهايشان و ايجاد مراكز مراقبه در آن ها، به آنجا مي آمدند.

بين سال هاي 1981 و 1985، تجربه ي زندگي در جمع در آمريكا مورد آزمايش قرار گرفت:
در زميني به وسعت 126 مايل مربع كه در يك كويرمرتفع در شرق اورگان Oregon بود. در اينجا، باگوان در دوران سكوت و انزوا از دنيا به سر مي برد___ به جز سواري روزانه اش در طبيعت اطراف.
تاكيد اصلي زندگي جمع،
برپاسازي شهر راجنيش پورام Rajneeshpuram
به عنوان “واحه اي در كوير” بود. در يك زمان كوتاهي كه معجزه مي نمود،
آن جمع براي 5000 نفر خانه سازي كرد و شروع كرد به جبران ده ها سال خسارتي كه به زمين وارد شده بود__
از طريق چراي بيش از حد حيوانات ___ نهرها را دوباره جاري كرد و درياچه ها و منابع ذخيره ي آب ساخت
و يك كشاورزي خودكفا ايجاد كرد و هزاران درخت كاشت.
در راجنيش پورام ، مراقبه ها و برنامه هاي درماني توسط “دانشگاه بين المللي مراقبه” International Meditation University انجام مي شد.
وسايل مدرني كه توسط دانشگاه ساخته شده بود و محيط حفاظت شده ي آن،
عمق و گسترش بي سابقه اي به برنامه ها بخشيده بود كه پيش از اين ممكن نبود.
دوره هاي طولاني تر و آموزش هايي خاص تدوين شده بودند تا شركت كنندگاني از قشرهاي وسيع تري را جذب كند.
از جمله شركت كنندگان كساني بودند كه پيشتر در دنيا جاافتاده بودند و مايل بودند مهارت هاي حرفه اي خودشان را گسترش بدهند و خودشان را بيشتر بشناسند.
جشن ساليانه ي “روز مرشد”Guru Poornima كه در ماه آگوست برپا مي شد، بيست هزار نفر را به آنجا كشاند تا در حضور باگوان بنشينند و به او در سواري هاي روزانه اش تبريك بگويند.
ولي ايالات متحده اين تجربه ي تازه را در درون مرزهايش با مهرباني پذيرا نشد و به زودي آژانس هاي مختلف دولتي،
سازمان هاي گروه فشار كه با بودجه هاي خصوصي اداره مي شدند و مسيحيان اصولگرا نيروهايشان را به هم پيوستند
تا از ادامه ي وجود راجنيش پورام جلوگيري كنند. ساكنان آن شهروقتي كه از مرزهاي آنجا به بيرون سفر مي كردند با بدرفتاري هاي لفظي و فيزيكي مواجه بودند و خود شهر و تشكيلات مختلف آن دائماً درگير دعواهاي حقوقي و شكايت هاي قانوني بودند.
منشي خصوصي باگوان (شيلا، م.)، كه در طول دوران بازنشستگي او از زندگي عمومي، كارها را اداره مي كرد،
ويژگي هاي مخالفين را كسب كرد و با تعصبي بي رحمانه به آنان حمله مي كرد و آن جمع را با دست هاي آهنين اداره مي كرد.
در حدود اين زمان، باگوان سخنراني عمومي خودش را دوباره آغاز كرد.
او توجه خودش را به مسيحيت، ارزش هاي اساسي آن همچون اطاعت و باور كوركورانه، روش هاي گناه و سركوب و تجيليات آن كه تعصب و خشونت بود معطوف كرد.
او در مورد آزادي ، مسئوليت و احترام به زندگي سخن گفت. و به شدت مخالفانش را به چالش خواند تا بيايند و آن تجربه را خودشان از نزديك ببينند و به قانون اساسي خودشان احترام بگذارند.
منشي باگوان عاقبت آن جمع را ترك كرد و در پشت سر، كوهي از جرم و بدكاري برجاي نهاد:
برخي از آن جرم ها برعليه دشمنانش در بيرون بودند و بيشتر برعليه خود ساكنان جمع.
ماموران محلي، ايالتي و فدرال از اين فرصت استفاده كردند تا برعليه آن شهر و ساختار جمع اقدام كنند.
آنان اتهاماتي برعليه شركت هاي گرداننده ي آن شهر وارد كردند و تهديد كردند كه تمام دارايي هاي آن شهر را ضبط خواهند كرد.
باگوان دستگير و بدون وثيقه بازداشت شده بود و براي بي اعتبار ساختن او و ارتباط دادن او با جرايم منشي اش،
او را در يك هواپيماي مخصوص زندانيان در سراسر كشور كشاندند و او را در غل وزنجير بستند. .
يك سفر پنج ساعته، پنج روز طول كشيد.
در اين مدت، دو روز تمام كسي نمي دانست كه باگوان در كجاست ، حتي وكلاي اونيز از محل اقامت او بي خبر بودند .
او را با نامي جعلي در يكي از زندان هاي اكلاهماOklahoma ثبت نام كرده بودند.
پس از اين اقدام، يك زوال پيشرفته در سلامتي باگوان، عاقبت پزشكان را متقاعد كرد كه او در طول اقامت دوروزه اش در زندان اكلاهما مسموم شده است: احتمالاً با تاليوم thallium.
بنا به توصيه وكيلش، كه از سوء قصد به جان او نگران بود،
باگوان اجازه داد كه به جرم جزيي تخلف از قوانين مهاجرت، از آمريكا اخراج شود.
او وارد يك سفر دور دنيا شد، ولي فشارهايي كه از سوي وزارت امور خارجه ي آمريكا وارد مي شد سبب شد كه بيست و يك كشور يا از ورود او كاملاً جلوگيري كنند و يا پس از يك اقامت كوتاه بدون هيچ توضيحي او را اخراج كنند.
او در اواسط 1986 به هندوستان بازگشت و صدها مريد و دوست از سراسر دنيا بي درنگ به او پيوستند.
در ژانويه 1987 باگوان به پونا بازگشت و روزي دوبار سخنراني مي كرد.
ظرف چند ماه، جمع پونا يك برنامه ي تمام از فعاليت هاي مختلف را اداره مي كردو
بسيار فراتر از محدوده ي سابق گسترش مي يافت.
در آنجا، تسهيلاتي با استاندارهاي مدرن و تهويه ي مطبوع ___كه در آمريكا تثبيت شده بود__ ساخته شد و باگوان تاكيد كرده بود كه جمع جديد پونا بايد واحه اي در قرن بيست و يكم باشد، حتي در هند درحال توسعه.
مردمان بيشتري از شرق __ به ويژه از ژاپن __ به آنجا آمدند و حضور آنان غنايي مناسب از هنرهاي درماني و رزمي را با خود آورد. هنرهاي تجسمي و نمايشي نيز شكوفا شد و همراه با اين ها،
يك “مكتب خانه ي عرفاني” School of Mysticism شكل گرفت.
اين تنوع و گسترش برنامه ها در انتخاب نام “مولتيورسيتي” Multiversity توسط باگوان بازتاب يافت كه همچون چتري اين برنامه ها را فراگرفته است.
و تاكيد بر مراقبه حتي رشد بيشتري كرد __ “مراقبه” زمينه ي تكرار شونده در سخنراني هاي باگوان بود و او چند تكنيك جديد ” درمان هاي مراقبه گون”meditative therapies شامل “بي ذهني” No-Mind ، “رزعرفاني” The Mystic Rose و “تولد دوباره” Born Again را تدوين و معرفي كرد.
در اواسط 1987، باگوان به تدريج از فعاليت هاي عمومي كناره گرفت.
سلامت شكننده اش غالباً مانع مي شد تا سخنراني كند و دوران غياب او طولاني تر مي شد. در اواسط 1988، او عنصري جديد را وارد سخنراني هايش كرد:
در پايان هر سخنراني، او مخاطبينش را به يك مراقبه ي سه مرحله اي هدايت مي كرد.
در آوريل 1989 او آخرين سخنراني اش را انجام داد، به پرسش ها پاسخ داد و داستان هاي ذن را تفسير كرد.
در ماه هاي بعد، هروقت كه سلامتي اش اجازه مي داد، عصرها مي آمد و با مريدان و دوستانش در مراقبه اي از موسيقي و سكوت مي نشست و سپس به اتاقش مي رفت و آن گروه حاضر، يكي از نوارهاي تصويري سخنراني هايش را تماشا مي كردند.
باگوان بدنش را در 19 ژانويه 1990 ترك گفت.
درست چند هفته پيش از اين تاريخ، از او پرسيده شد كه پس از رفتنش چه اتفاقي براي كار او خواهد افتاد.
او گفت:

“اعتماد من به جهان هستي مطلق است. اگر در آنچه كه مي گويم حقيقتي باشد، بقا خواهد يافت….

مردمي كه به كار من علاقه داشته باشند، به سادگي مشعل را حمل خواهند كرد، ولي چيزي را بر كسي تحميل نخواهند كرد….
من يك منبع الهام براي مردمم خواهم ماند. و اين چيزي است كه بيشتر سالكان احساس خواهند كرد.
من مايلم آنان خودشان رشد كنند __ كيفيت هايي چون عشق، كه در حول آن هيچ كليسايي را نمي توان برپا ساخت،
كيفيت هايي چون هشياري، كه در انحصار هيچكس نيست، كيفياتي چون ضيافت،
جشن گرفتن و تازه ماندن، چشماني چون كودكان داشتن …
من مايلم مردم من خودشان را بشناسند و طبق خواست ديگران نباشند. و آن راه، در درون است….”

چند ماه پيش از اينكه بدنش را ترك كند، باگوان جايگاه و ظرف حاوي خاكسترش را كه با آينه و سنگ مرمر درست شده، طراحي كرد و متن سنگ وفاتش را چنين ديكته كرد:

هرگز زاده نشد – هرگز نمرد
فقط بين 11 دسامبر 1931
تا 19 ژانويه 1990
از اين سياره ي زمين بازديد كرد


Leave a comment

Filed under Education, Ego, FactScience, Information, MyTranslations, Osho, Politicians, اشو ..., به زبان پارسی, ترجمه هایم

Dhamma is never unjust…

2004/11/2002 / 01:44 PM

… yes it is a reality and not the TRUTH. Sad, but a ‘reality’!
they have deleted me from their list and my translations will never be published in Iran (with the same regime!) apparently the popular Raaz (Osho on Sufism) has caused Osho’s books to be banned from publication and reprint-permits for the last six months and ‘they’ think i am the cause of it. They even think that i wanted the book cover to have a picture of Osho, while i had NO role in it and i had not seen any drafts before actual publication.
But they see me ‘responsible’ for it!!!!!!!!!

What to do? He gave me very clear direct warning that they may do ‘legal’ things and with ‘one phone call’, i can be ‘deported’ very easily without ANY Human Right Issue! This is India! Yes, this is a sad reality too. But where can you live? On the OCEANS?, as Osho suggested! Is there any place where you can tell the truth and face not the harsh consequences? I guess not? Do you see anywhere on this globe?

So that is why, we need to come up with a ‘new plan’ to go on doing the same thing without involving osho here.(directly).

Human ‘laws’ can be ugly and cruel, yet Dhamma is never unjust. We shall see which ‘law’ prevails. Making money and becoming powerful in establishment is ‘legal’ but spreading the uncensored words of Osho is a ‘sin’, with grave ‘punishments’! But i do not want to be a ‘sinner’ anymore to face the punishment. It is Not the time yet.

So as Raghu said, i make it into a ‘meditation’ and use this ‘passive nature’ of mine more deeply. Now i need to make basic changes in my life style and am grateful to them who made me do it by warning! Of course we just met by pure synchronization and only a ‘divine plan’ for me to get the point, BEFORE it was too late! Like the ‘print job the other day!

Ok. I surrender to the Will of existence, Amrito being one part of it!…

Leave a comment

Filed under Attitude, BharataIndia, CopyRight, Ego, FactScience, HumanRights, Information, MohsenKhatami, MyServices, MyWritings, PersiaParseIran

پونا: شهر كوليان اين كيهان

این را تقریبا یک سال پس از ورود به پونا نوشتم = قبل از آن که از این شهر خسته شوم و هوای “فرار” به سرم بزند… توجه کنید که نامی از “آشرام” برده نشده و از همان وقت آنجا را “مرکز تفریحی” خوانده بودم!!
و بادهاي شديد اردي بهشتي …..
و جريان هوا و سپس:
باران و باران و باران.
و قبل از آن،
آفتاب سوزان،
خورشيدي نزديك.
اينجا پوناست،
شهر عشق و خدا
شهر عشاق بي وطن
شهر كوليان اين كيهان
شهر شهيدان شاهد
شهر اشو
شهر من، شهر تو، شهر ما…..
اينجا غوغايي است در سكوت و سكوتي است درميان اينهمه همهمه…
نه، شايد اينجا پونا هم نباشد، كه ظاهراً هست!
ولي شايد اين از ارتعاشات كورگان پارك است.
با آن مركز تفريحي در ميانش، همچون نگيني پربها.
هرچه هست، چيزي متفاوت است و ارزش بودن در اينجا را دارد.
شكر. شكر. شكر.
29اردي بهشت 1381 = 19 مي 2002

1 Comment

Filed under Attitude, BharataIndia, Information, MyWritings

a letter to a friend…osho

AUM Monday Oct.01.01, 10:55 pm

Dear ….
Wish you all the best.
This past few weeks were so wonderful.
Learning many things & meeting new people!
See the Blessing of Osho?
This brother from …., wrote an email for me 3 months ago.
And he sent me 300$ as a loan!
Last night I cashed it into 14157 Rs & paid the 2 loans I had for 2 months rent.
At least that much we are ahead!

He wants to come over & stay for a while ….
I meet new faces almost everyday. Young Iranis ..
I even met a beautiful blond 6 months old baby boy ( ASHAM) 2 nights ago along with the parents & friends, all Iranians!

Working on the 4 Magazine now & I dedicate the translation to the “Iranians in Pune” .
It is on “BREAKING FREE FROM THE PAST” ( the first step to sannyas , as Osho says.)
I am so grateful to Him & to You & to the whole Existence.

Tonight at German Bakery, one Irani Student told me something about the book RAAZ & its introduction, which made me very happy. It seems that all these hardships are worth it.
It is about Osho & His vision. So please pray for all of us.

Yes Rani is lovely & you can get to know her better on
e-mail :
Thank you & all the best..

Leave a comment

Filed under Attitude, MyWritings

کتاب راز اشو و اتحاد اهریمنان

… ضمناٌ خوشحالم که فرصتي شد تا توانستي با اوشو کمي بيشتر و واقعي تر آشنا شوي.
کتاب هاي سانسور شده اش در ايران بسيار محبوب است
: و شايد برايت جالب باشد که بداني کتاب راز (تفسيرداستان هاي صوفيان
: ترجمه ي بنده در ايران بسيار مورد استقبال قرار گرفته ,
: و براي همين هم ممنوع الچاپ شده (براي چاپ 5)!!
و از اين سو نيز نام بنده را نزد سه ناشر منتخب در ايران بعنوان “سياه” معرفي کرده اند
که نبايد هيچ اثري را از بنده به چاپ برسانند. اين يکي از توافق هاي نوشته شده يا نشده است
ولي اگر نوشته هم نشده باشد گفته شده و فهميده شده است!!!!
: جالب است که نشر فراروان هم که کتاب راز را چاپ کرده ديگر حق تجديد چاپ را به نام من ندارد
و يکي ديگر از مترجمين روي آن کار مي کند تا در چاپ بعدي به ترجمه ي ايشان باشد!
: همسويي شرق و غرب براي کنترل افکار عمومي خيلي جالب است


Filed under Attitude, CopyRight, Education, Ego, FactScience, Information, MyWritings, Politicians, نوشته هایم, به زبان پارسی

Ego is the basic problem

“Ego is the basic problem, the most basic. And unless you solve it, nothing is solved. Unless ego is disappears, the ultimate cannot penetrate you.
The ego is like a closed door. The guest is standing outside; the guest has been knocking, but the door is closed. Not only is the door closed, but the ego goes on interpreting. It says: there is nobody outside, no guest has come, nobody has knocked, just a strong wind is knocking at the door. It goes on interpreting from the inside without looking at the fact. And the door remains closed. By interpretations, even the possibilities of its opening becomes less and less. And the moment comes when you are completely closed in your own ego. Then all sensitivity is lost. Then you are not an opening, and you cannot have a meeting with existence. Then you are almost dead, the ego becomes your grave.
This is the most basic problem. If you solve it, everything is solved. There is no need to seek God. There is no need to seek truth. If the ego is not there, suddenly everything is found, if the ego is not there, you simply come to know that truth has always been around you, without and within. It was the ego which wouldn’t allow you to see it. It was the ego that was closing your eyes and your being. So the first thing to be understood is what this ego is.
A child is born, a child is born without any knowledge, any consciousness of his own self. And when a child is born, the first thing he becomes aware of is not himself. The first thing he becomes aware of is the other. It is natural, because the eyes open outwards; the hand touch others, the ears listen to others, the tongue open outwards, that is what birth means. Birth means coming into this world, the world of outside.
So when a child is born he is born into this world. He opens his eyes, sees others. ‘Other’ means the ‘thou’. He becomes aware of the mother first. Then, by and by, h becomes aware of his own body. That too is the other, that too belongs to the world. He is hungry and he feels the body; his need is satisfied, he forgets the body. This is how a child grows. First he becomes aware of you, thou, the other, and then by and by, in contrast to you, thou, he becomes aware of himself. This awareness is a reflected awareness. He is not aware of who he is. He is simply aware of the mother and what she thinks about him. If she smiles, if she appreciates the child, if she says. “You are beautiful,” if she hugs and kisses him, the child feels good about himself.
Now an ego is born. Through appreciation, love, care, he feels he is good, he feels he is valuable, he feels he has some significance. A center is born, but this center is a reflected center, it is not his real being. He does not know who he is, he simply knows what others think about him. And this is the ego: the reflection __ what others think. If nobody thinks that he is of any use, nobody appreciates him, nobody smiles, then too an ego is born __ an ill ego: sad, rejected, like a wound, feeling inferior, worthless. This too is the ego. This too is a reflection. First the mother __ and the mother means the world in the beginning __ then others will join the mother, and the world goes on growing. And the more the world grows, the more complex the ego becomes, because many others’ opinions are reflected.
The ego is an accumulated phenomenon, a by-product of living with others. If a child lives totally alone he will never come to grow an ego. But that is not going to help, he will remain like an animal. That does not mean that he will come to know the real self, no. the real can be known only through the false, so ego is a must. One has to pass through it. It is a discipline, the real can be known only through the illusion. You cannot know the truth directly: first you have to know that which is not true. First you have to encounter the untrue. Through that encounter you become capable of knowing the truth. If you know the false as the false, truth will dawn upon you.
Ego is a need; it is a social need, it is a social by-product. ‘Society’ means all that is around you __ not you, but all that is around you, all, minus you, is the society, and everybody reflects. You will go to school and the teacher will reflect who you are. You will be in friendship with other children and they will reflect who you are. By and by, everybody is adding to your ego, and everybody is trying to modify it is such a way that you don’t become a problem to the society.
They are not concerned with you, they are concerned with the society. Society is concerned with itself, and that’s how it should be. They are not concerned that you should become a self-knower; they are concerned that you should become an efficient part in the mechanism of the society. You should fit into the pattern, so they are trying to give you and ego that fits with the society. They teach you morality: morality means giving you an ego which will fit with the society. If you are immoral you will always be a misfit somewhere or other.
That’s why we put criminals in the prisons __ not that they have done something wrong, not that by putting them in prisons we are going to improve them, no. they simply don’t fit. They are troublemakers, they have certain types of egos of which the society doesn’t approve. If the society approves, everything is good.
One man kills somebody, he is a murderer, and the same man in wartime kills thousands __ he becomes a great hero. The society is not bothered by a murder, but the murder should be committed for the society __ then it is ok. The society doesn’t bother about morality. Morality means only that you should fit with the society, if the society is at war, then the morality changes. If the society is at peace, then there is a different morality.
Morality is a social politics, it is a diplomacy. And each child has to be brought up in such a way that he fits into society, that’s all, because society is interested in efficient members. Society is not interested that you should attain to self-knowledge. Society is always against religion. Hence, the crucifixion of Jesus, the murder of Socrates __ because they also didn’t fit.
Two types of people don’t fit. One: someone who has developed an anti-social ego; he will never fit. But he can be put on trial, there is that possibility, you can torture that man, you can punish him and he may come to his senses, the torture may be too much and he may be converted. Then there is another type of man who is impossible for the society __ a Jesus. He is not a criminal but he has no ego. How can you make a man who has no ego fit? He looks absolutely irresponsible but he is not: he has a greater commitment to God. He has no commitment to the society. One who is committed to God doesn’t bother; he has a different depth of morality. It doesn’t come from codes, it comes from his self-knowledge.
But then a problem arises, because societies have created their moral codes. Those moral codes are man-made. Whenever a Jesus or a Buddha happens, he doesn’t bother about the man-made conventions. He has a greater commitment; he is involved with the whole. Each moment he decides his response through his awareness, not through conditioning; so nobody knows about him, about what he will do. He is unpredictable.
Societies can forgive criminals but they cannot forgive Jesus and Socrates __ that’s impossible. And these people are almost impossible. You cannot do anything about them because they are not wrong. And if you try to understand them, they will convert you __ you cannot convert them. So it is better to kill them immediately. The moment the society becomes aware it kills them immediately, because if you listen to them there is danger __ if you listen to them you will be converted, and there is no possibility of converting them, so it is better to be completely finished, to have no relationship with them. You cannot put them in prison because there also they will remain in relationship with the society, they will exist, just their existence is too much __ they have to be murdered. And then, when priests take over, then there is no problem. Then pope of the Vatican is part of the society; Jesus never was.
That is the difference between a sect and a religion. Religion is never part of any society, it is universal, it is existential, and very very dangerous. You cannot find a more dangerous man than a religious man, because his revolution is so absolute that there is no possibility for any compromise with him. And because he is so absolutely certain __ he knows what he is doing __ you cannot convert him. And he is infectious: if he is there he will spread like a disease, he will infect many people.
Jesus had to be killed. Christianity can be accepted, but not Christ. What is Christianity? Christianity is society’s effort to replace Christ. Christ is dangerous, so society creates Christianity around him. Christianity is okay, the priest is okay __ the prophet is dangerous, that’s why three hundred religions exist on the earth, how can there be three hundred religions? Science is one. You cannot have a Catholic science and a Protestant science; you cannot have a Mohammedan science and a Hindu science. Science is one __ how can religions be three hundred?
Truth cannot be sectarian. Truth is one and universal, only one religion exist, Buddha belongs to that religion, Jesus belongs to that religion, Krishna, Mohhamed, they all belong to that religion. And then there are three hundred religions __ these are false religions, these are tricks the society has played with you, these are substitutes, imitations.
Look: Jesus is crucified on the cross, and what is the pope of the Vatican doing? He has a gold cross around his neck. Jesus is hung on the cross, and around the pope’s neck the cross is hanging, and it is a gold cross. Jesus had to carry his own cross; that cross was not golden, how can crosses be golden? His was very very heavy. He fell while carrying it on the hillock of Golgotha, under the weight he fell, he fainted. Have you seen any priest fainting under the weight of the golden cross? No, it is false substitute, it is a trick. Now this is no longer religion, this is part of the social politics. Christianity is politics Hinduism is politics, Buddhism is politics. Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, they are not social at all. They are not anti-social __ they are beyond society.
So there are two dangers for the society: anti-social people, criminals; you can tackle them. They may be dangerous but something can be done about them; they are not dangerous. Then there is a group of people which is beyond society. They are impossible, you cannot change them, they will not be ready to make any compromise.
The society creates an ego because the ego can be controlled and manipulated. The self can never be controlled and manipulated. Nobody has ever heard of the society controlling a self __ not possible. And the child needs a center; the child is completely unaware of his own center. The society gives him a center, and the child is by and by convinced that this is his center, the ego that society gives.
A child goes back to his home. If he has comes first in his class, the whole family is happy. You hug and kiss him and you take the child on your shoulders and dance and you say, “what a beautiful child! You are a pride for us.” You are giving him an ego, a subtle ego. And if the child goes home dejected, unsuccessful, a failure, he couldn’t pass, or he has just been on the back bench, then nobody appreciates him and the child feels dejected. He will try hard next time, because the center feels shaken.
Ego is always shaken, always in search of food, that somebody should appreciate it. That’s why you are continuously ask for attention. That’s why ego has always been a misery. If the husband comes into the room and doesn’t look at his wife, there is trouble. If he is more interested in his newspaper there is trouble __ how dare you be more interested in the newspaper when your wife is there? If a man is very very great, then his wife is always a problem. The contrary will also be so: if a wife is very very great, her husband will be a problem. Ask the wives of great men __ because a great man has many deeper things to do. A Socrates,,,, he was more interested in meditation than in his wife, and that was a wound. Socrates’ wife was continuously nagging. He was more attentive to somewhere else __ “something is more important than me?” __ and this shakes the ego.

I have heard: Mulla Nasruddin and his wife were coming out from a cocktail party, and Mulla said, “Darling has anybody ever said to you how fascinating, how beautiful, how wonderful you are?”
His wife felt very very good, was very happy. She said, “I wonder why nobody has ever told me this?”
Nasruddin said, “Then from where did you get this idea?”

You get the idea of who you are from others. It is not a direct experience, it is from others that you get the idea of who you are. They shape your center. This center is false. You carry your real center __ that’s nobody’s business; nobody shapes it, you come with it, you are born with it.
So you have two centers. One center you come with, which is given by existence itself; that is the self. And the other center, which is created by the society, is the ego; it is a false thing. And it is a very great trick: through the ego the society is controlling you. You have to behave in a certain way, because only then does the society appreciates you, you have to walk in a certain way, you have to laugh in a certain way, you have to follow certain manners, a morality, a code. Only then will the society appreciates you, and if it doesn’t, your ego will be shaken.
And when the ego is shaken you don’t know where you are, who you are. The others have given you the idea. That idea is the ego.”

Osho, Returning To The Source, pp 101-107


Filed under Attitude, Education, Ego, Information, IntellectualSkills, Mediatation, Ontology, Osho, Psychology

exoteric vs. esoteric, After Osho

This always happens: when I say something, I create two groups of people around me. One group will be exoteric. They will organise, they will do many things concerned with society, with the world that is without; they will help preserve whatever I am saying.The other group will be more concerned with the inner world. Sooner or later the two groups are bound to come in conflict with one another because their emphasis is different.

The inner group, the esoteric mind, is concerned with something quite different from the exoteric group. And, ultimately, the outer group will win, because they can work as a group.

The esoteric ones cannot work as a group; they go on working as individuals. When one individual is lost,something is lost forever.This happens with every teacher.

Ultimately the outergroup becomes more and more influential; it becomes an establishment. The first thing an establishment has todo is to kill its own esoteric part, because the esoteric group is always a disturbance. Because ofheresy, Christianity has been destroying all that is esoteric…

These are intrinsic problems – they happen, and you cannot do anything about it.

“The Great Challenge, 1972

Leave a comment

Filed under Attitude, CopyRight, Education, Ego, FactScience, Information, Mediatation, Ontology, Osho, Psychology